I am writing this treatise as a result of requests made by some Christians to me for enlightenment about what is happening to Christianity in Nigeria, and more importantly, what are we going to do? I acknowledge that “we know in part and we prophesy in part”, (1 Cor. 13: 9) therefore, I shall be sharing from the “part” that I know, fully conscious that other people may still possess superior revelations.
Herod the king, instigated by Satan against the early Church, killed Apostle James, one of those in the frontlines of the New Testament move. “And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also,” intending to kill that one too, after the Jewish feast of Passover (Acts 12:3); but the Church prayed without ceasing and Peter was miraculously released, by angelic intervention.
During a bitter civil war, a soldier discovered 10 men thrown into a deep well by the enemies. He was in a hurry to meet his commanding officer, so he got a rope and pulled one man out. The soldier instructed the man to pull the other people out, and the soldier left.
Think about it. How come since Independence in 1960, Nigeria has not had one Godly leader?
It is certain that for ethnic and tribal reasons, people will seek to point to one or two past leaders as Godly, but a sincere appraisal of all the past leaders will reveal that the nation has not had a single Godly leader since Independence.
Arguably, the greater evil is not simply the persecution of Christians in various parts of northern Nigeria, but the unholy neglect of the northern believers by most of the Christian assemblies in the rest of the country.