The General Superintendent of Holy Spirit Misson, Bishop Charles Ighele,
has attributed the prevalence of vices in the country to evil spirits.
The cleric, while speaking about the relevance of Good Friday celebration in relation to Nigeria stated that Christians have misinterpreted the religion for mere good works and sober reflection which has caused the essence of it to be lost.
“A day like this is a day for Christians to connect to what happened on the cross. The power of the believer flows from the cross.” He said.
Talking about the many vices prevalent in Nigeria, he stated that “every society is controlled by a dominant spirit,” as well as geographical areas.
He citied San Francisco as the headquarters of homosexuals; Las Vegas as the headquarters of gambling. He added that “Nigeria as it is right now is being controlled by dominant spirits of corruption, of violence… Nigeria is becoming a factory that produces criminals.”
The Essence Of Christianity Is Lost - Rev. Ighele
Cleric Blames Crime Rate On Violent Leaders
He attributed the surge in crime the country is currently experiencing to the dominant spirits of crime, violence and corruption.
He accused most politicians in governance as being violent men who attain power by killing and hiring thugs in the bid to maintain hold on power.”
He stated that President Goodluck Jonathan, who looks like a non-violent man cannot vouch for those around him who can perpetuate violence without his knowledge.
However, he expressed hope for the nation saying that a man with the right spirit can change a nation.