Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State must seek forgiveness from God for accepting to work for the Tinubu presidential campaign organisation, the Coalition of Concerned Northern Christians in the All Progressives Congress has said.
In a statement on Sunday signed by its leader, Rev. Jonathan Mark Gyang, the group said Lalong has sinned against the Holy Ghost.
Gyang said for assuming the role of Campaign Director of the APC presidential team, the governor has blasphemed in conscious and hardened opposition to the truth.
He said “Conscious and hardened resistance to the truth leads man away from humility and repentance, and without repentance there can be no forgiveness”.
Quoting Luke 12:8–10, he said “And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man also will acknowledge before the angels of God; but whoever denies me before others will be denied before the angels of God. And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven; but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.”
According to Gyang, the APC’s Muslim-Muslim ticket is satanic, wicked and blasphemous.
He said Christian leaders across the country denounced the party’s presidential candidates because it comes with God’s wrath.
“The wages of sin is death. Galatians 6 vs 7 said, ‘Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows’. Lalong and his cronies will receive God’s wrath for turning their backs against believers. The end will be disastrous,” he added.
“It is on this note that we want to advise Governor Lalong to avoid eternal punishment by seeking for forgiveness. As a body, we have interceded and God has revealed to us that he will show him mercy if he turns away from his evil ways. Our God is merciful. His anger lasts only a moment, but his favour persists for a lifetime.
“ We are also using this opportunity to urge fellow believers not to be wary. Persecution and troubling times are ahead over our strong disapproval of the APC’s devilish agenda. However, we will prevail. The Church of God will match on and the gates of hell can not prevail against it”.