From ALL AFRICA:
President Goodluck Jonathan has described the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and other opposition parties and groups in the country condemning and inkling for his impeachment over his admittance that the new Anglican Church building in Otuoke, his home community was donated to him by a foreign construction film, as irresponsible desperados who peddle baseless and unsubstantiated lies to malign him.
The ACN had in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday joined other political elements in the country in condemning the president's acceptance openly, saying that he solicited 'a bribe' from the foreign construction company, in violation of the Constitution, just as it asked the National Assembly to commence impeachment proceedings against Jonathan.
Jonathan, who spoke through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, in a statement yesterday, asked Nigerians to crosscheck properly that these allegations are nothing other than another mischievous attempt to denigrate him and cast unjustifiable aspersions on his personal integrity and distract him from the serious business of governance.
Okay, let's see what the inerrant word of God has to say about this:
And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment. (1 Samuel 8: 3)
Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous. (Deuteronomy 16: 19)
Wherefore now let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts. (2 Chronicles 19: 7)
Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men: n whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes. (Psalm 26: 9-10)
He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live. (Proverbs 15: 27)
And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous. (Exodus 23: 8)
A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment. (Proverbs 17: 23)
Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them. (Isaiah 1: 23)
For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right. (Amos 5: 12)
Now, mathematics was never my strongest subject at school but I can confidently say that this very basic word search ("bribe" and "bribes") very clearly shows that there are a damn sight more verses in the Bible that condemn the taking of bribes than there are verses condemning same sex sexual relationships. When you add the word "hypocrisy," which I am most certainly condemning those leaders in the Nigerian Anglican Church, who were in on this, of being, then it would appear that the Anglican Church in Nigeria has, most definitely, strayed away from the truth. Perhaps we should set up a missionary province in that troubled, Sodom and Gomorrah of a nation, to bring the people of God corrupted by the false, unscriptural actions of the Anglican hierarchy and its political allies, back into the true faith.
Oh, and if you add the word "bribery" to the word search, you get the following:
For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery. (Job 15: 34)
POSTSCRIPT: And there will be one very nasty outcome of President Goodluck Jonathan and his Anglican disciple's corruption and hypocrisy. It will give Nigerian muslims a valid reason to distrust the Christian president of their country and regard him as partisan. The terrorists will latch on to this and more bloodshed will result.