Christian clerics in Ondo state have appealed to their fellow leaders and followers to place the gospel of salvation above prosperity messages.
At thanksgiving services to mark the commencement of the month of May, they noted that the church is drifting farther from Christ.
Orange FM’s Odunayo Odeja reports that the clerics centred their sermons on commitment to God’s commandments, repentance and Godly living.
At the Chapel of Grace Government House, Akure, Rev Folorunso Bamisaye emphasised that churches must return to the days when the core of the message was to prepare christians for heaven at the end of their sojourn on earth.
Similarly, the Pastor of the CAC Ijo itusile, Odunayo Isijola urged believers to forsake pretence and live according to Bible teachings.
The cleric also advised them to guard against activities capable of making them lose the blessings of God.
Pastor Otolorin Julius of CAC Adamimogo Outreach encouraged christians to always pray fervently for the peace of the country.
Worshippers said being alive despite all the odds is enough reason to be grateful to God.
At the churches visited prayers were offered for continued peaceful co-existence in the country.