Prince Adewole Adebayo, the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), has urged Christians who are elected to public office to extol the virtues of Christianity and to fear God while serving the people.
This was stated by the SDP presidential candidate on Saturday at the Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ (ERCC) Worldwide in Akwanga, Nasarawa State, where he was invited as a special guest for the church’s Triennial Convention 2022.
While urging Nigerians to vote for leaders who fear God and, as a result, serve humanity, Prince Adebayo stated: “I’m very happy that today, we are reminded of that great saying, “as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord and those who have been called today, are to serve the Lord in the vineyard of God.
“Also, those of us who are outside, who are not men of the cloth, we must extend the vineyard of God outside the church because one can serve God in every way they find themselves.
“One of the places we have not been serving God is in public service because to serve God is to do what Jesus would do and Jesus will do what a governor will do”, he added.
He went on to say that if a Christian is in authority, he or she can be Christlike by doing things like feeding the poor, comforting those in grief, and protecting those in need.
“I also believe that there’s no need for us, who are called by the name of Christ, to be confused about what is right and what is wrong; there’s no reason for us to say but it is politics, it is different.
“The judgement of God does not exempt our activities in politics, rather I believe that the Church can raise good people who will be ambassadors”.
The SDP presidential standard-bearer said that Christians can evangelise by their acts when they get into public service.
“Evangelism can come by our actions when we are in public service and these times we find ourselves are times God want to give us new testaments in our politics.
“But what we need to understand is that the house of God is where Nigeria is looking up to for salvation not only of the soul but even the salvation of our politics”, he said.
He said the church can play a role in also helping Nigeria create and perfect Christians who will be sent out to go and serve the public because when they do so, they have represented the church very well.
“It’s the quality of Christians we produce and we forward so that when they are there, they will make a difference. They will not say it’s a Christian that is there so what is the difference? Is the same thing as before”, he said.