The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Enoch Adeboye has offered prayers for the nation of Israel saying that all members of RCCG worldwide sympathise and stand with the people of Israel at this critical moment.
Adeboye who stated this in a video clip posted on his verified Facebook page, noted that his prayers are with the people of Israel.
He said: “Hello my beloved brothers in Israel, I want you to know that we are praying for you, that all members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God all over the world are standing by you at this critical moment.
“The almighty God, the only one of Israel, will give you absolute victory and give you permanent peace from now on in the mighty name of Jesus. It is my prayer for all our brethren in Israel that the Almighty will grant you absolute peace from now on in Jesus name. #Israel #peace.”
CAN warns against religious conflict
The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, amid the escalating Israeli-Palestinian conflict, has urged Nigerians not to allow the overseas hostility to deepen divisions or inflame religious tensions within the country.
In a statement yesterday, President of CAN, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, emphasized the need for understanding, compassion, and peaceful coexistence among diverse religious groups in Nigeria.
He said: “This conflict holds significant implications for Nigeria’s faith communities. We must resist the temptation to allow this conflict to deepen divisions or inflame religious tensions within our nation.”
Okoh also expressed deep concern about the ongoing conflict, which he said has resulted in the loss of countless lives and the destruction of infrastructure, thereby exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in the region.
The Christian body firmly condemned any act of violence that threatens the lives of innocent individuals, regardless of nationality or religious background.
“While recognizing Israel’s right to self-defense, we emphasize the importance of proportionality and the avoidance of harm to innocent civilians in any military response,” Okoh added.
He expressed deep condolences to all those who have suffered the loss of their loved ones in these incidents.
CAN called on all parties involved to immediately cease hostilities and engage in dialogue to seek diplomatic solutions. It highlighted the sanctity of human life and the principles of justice and peace, as upheld by the Christian faith.
Given the current situation, the religious organization advised the suspension of the airlifting of Nigerian pilgrims to sacred sites such as Jerusalem and Bethlehem until normalcy returns to the area.
He also called on the international community, including the United Nations and relevant stakeholders, to intensify their efforts in facilitating a just and lasting resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“We pray for the repose of the souls of those who were killed in the violent attack and the resultant war, as well as reconciliation, healing, and enduring peace in the region. May God Almighty comfort their families,” said Okoh.