Monday, 24 April 2017

The kingdom of God is not hierarchical Hon. Alphonsus Gerald Irona speaks @ 1st section of the 4th synod of the diocese of the Lake held at St. Mary (Ang.) cathedral, Oguta, Imo State.

Jphenderix sent in this story from Imo State. 

The Immediate House Member Representing Ohaji/Egbema, Oguta & Oru West Federal Constituency in Imo State Rt. Hon. Engr Alphonsus Gerald Irona, one of the major Co-Launcher at the diocese of the lake 1st section of the 4th synod, has classified the kingdom of God as an undivided kingdom, where the kings and Queens have crown of thorns in place of golden crowns and where there is no hierarchy. He made this classification at the dioceses of the Lake Anglican communion, which took place at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican church Oguta, Imo State.

According to the Lion of the Oil reach Federal Constituency in Imo State, the kingdom of God is an undivided and supernatural kingdom. He said it is not a creation of man therefore it is like no other kingdom. He further explained that unlike manmade kingdoms that have a specific hierarchy where there are those on top and others beneath, a privileged class and the underprivileged, the kingdom of God has no division. 

He stated that this is not for the ambitious and power hungry but rather for those who are willing to give away all they have. The lion of Amaeshi added that even the Apostles who were the first Bishops of the Church were not asked to go to the Dioceses or Cathedral where they might find a favourable hearing, but they were asked to go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel; the very people who had been and could be the most resistant to the announcement of the Messiah. Hence, he enjoined Christians to realize that this is a high calling with an even higher path and as such it is most definitely not for the faint hearted. He concluded by stating emphatically that Jesus came to turn the world around by replacing the standard of the world with what is decidedly counter cultural and Christians must do same. 

Hon. Alphonsus Gerald Irona charged all Christians to emulate the Apostles who after they had received the Helper (Holy Spirit), went out into the world, confronted the power of darkness that tried to destroy them and performed miracles. He said that this same Holy Spirit is theirs today only if they are willing to humble themselves before God and admit their weaknesses.

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