Monday, August 15, 2016

Bishop Charles Hammawa warns of different form of Islamic Hostility in Nigeria Persecuting Christians

A Roman Catholic bishop has raised concern over the persecution of nearly half a million Christians in the African nation by Islamic aggression which is taking a different form.

In an interview with Vatican Radio, Bishop Charles Hammawa, who heads the Diocese of Jalingo—located in the eastern part of the lamented how "suspiciously persistent" attacks by well-armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen are causing Christian farmers to lose their land. Hammawa said this land-grabbing scheme is most probably a new way for Muslims to take control of more land in Nigeria.

"It appears to be a strategy to deliberately populate areas with Muslims and, by the sheer weight of superior numbers, influence political decision-making in the region," he added.

The Roman Catholic bishop also wonders where Muslim herdsmen get their weapons for the past three years when this scheme has been going on.

"It's also suspicious that the herdsmen have access to sophisticated weaponry. There appears to be some financing of the Fulani aggression, which has left numerous dead, destroyed many communities and displaced thousands of people," Hammawa said.

He added that Muslims in the area seemed bent on using this scheme to gain more followers.

"Both faiths are committed to gaining new followers. The difference lies in the approach. Christianity uses persuasion through preaching. For Islam, it can be the case of a kind of coercion – the understanding that if you want to get anywhere in government, you have to be a Muslim," Hammawa explained.

Donnie McClurkin to Release New Album “The Journey (LIVE)” on Aug. 19th, 2016

Donnie McClurkin, is set to release his seventh solo album, THE JOURNEY (LIVE) on August 19, 2016. The dynamic fourteen-track album features eleven re-recorded classics as well as three powerful new songs. Pre-order THE JOURNEY (LIVE) today and instantly receive McClurkin’s latest single “I Need You” along with a brand new rendition of his hit song “Stand”.

As one of the top-selling and beloved Gospel music artists of all time, McClurkin continues to move audiences around the world. Currently, he can be seen on the multi-city, An Evening with Donnie McClurkin Tour. The tour is commemorating his 10th anniversary as host of the syndicated Donnie McClurkin Radio Show and is a special way for him to thank his fans for tuning in over the years. The tour features spoken word, praise and worship alongside McClurkin’s new music. The next stop will be on Saturday, July 30th at the Israel Baptist Church in Baltimore, MD.

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Kenny Petty and Kyle Hubbard Intend to plant more churches to draw ‘hip-hop’ people

Young Pastors Kenny Petty and co-pastor/rapper Kyle Hubbard are in their fourth year of planting the Gate church in University City, a poor neighbourhood in St. Louis, Missouri. 

They are working hard to plant as many churches as possible in Missouri in order to draw people who have grown in hip-hop culture where rap music, gangs, urban clothing, art, poetry, hardship and violence have molded them.

Petty wanted to be part of a church (that was biblically sound and culturally relevant for people who had hip-hop background, who are absent from home, young pregnancies, women who are raising children alone, drugs, violence, and a sense of hopelessness) after he was released from prison for being a gang member at 19. 

New Video: El Light - I Praise You

With much excitement, Gospel artist El Light finally unveils the highly anticipated video for his debut single 'I Praise You' - a praise offering featuring an unusual yoruba Ewi (poetry) to exalt the most high.

El Light made it known that the secret of multiplication is appreciation and we ought to give thanks to God irrespective of the circumstances we find ourselves.

Arowolo Israel Popularly known as El Light, is a gospel singer, songwriter & guitarist with a mandate of enlightening the world through music..

The video shot in Lagos, Nigeria was directed by the prolific Lexten.

New Music: Wonderful God - Eileen (@EileenGmusic)

Houston based gospel artist Eileen debuts her first single “Wonderful God” a new single that professes the glorious majesty of God. This song is the definition of heavenly inspiration and should be considered among top gospel songs of the year.

Eileen begun her music career in her local church, Christ Embassy aka Believers Loveworld in Houston Texas. She began as a choir member, later becoming the choir leader and currently serving as the Regional Choir Director-Texas. Under the tutelage, leadership and guidance of Rev Dr. Chris Oyakhilome and her regional pastor, Rev Ken Oyakhilome, she was equipped with the unappall message of Christ which laces all the lyrics and messages of her music.

“Wonderful God” is written by the singer/songwriter Eileen, Composed and arrangements by gospel sensation John Godfrey. produced by Da Genius. The collaboration of these talents resulted to this beautiful single(Wonderful God)

"Wonderful God" is now available for download on ITunes and Amazon Music This debut aims to uplift the listeners to glorify and praise God for His majesty; wondrous work, omniscient self-existing all powerful one, who reigns on high in fullness, splendor and glory!

Rev'd Father Peter Zuni Removed for Allegedly Marrying Two Wives

Reverend Father Peter Zuni of the Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, Kakuri parish, Kaduna State, has been sacked for marrying two wives secretly. Reports say the first wife is dead while the second wife is nursing a baby for the 54-year-old Priest. 

Catholic doctrine stipulates that only unmarried men are ordained into the priesthood as they are obligated to swear to an oath of celibacy and observe perfect and perpetual service for the sake of the kingdom of heaven.

The Archbishop of Kaduna Catholic Diocese, Bishop Ndagoso Manoso, confirmed the incident. He said “It is very unfortunate that this thing had to happen in my diocese. It is not an easy thing for me; if I tell you what I have been going through in the past few weeks over this issue; it has not been easy for me. Father Zuni was my classmate; we spent seven years in the seminary. 

At a time, he proceeded to Kaduna Polytechnic and read Accounting. “But this thing happened and nobody knew. But he has to face the sanction. We sacked and disrobed him because what he did is no longer compatible with his vocation as a priest. It was not true that he was transferred to any village. He was about to be transferred on normal routine, but when I heard of this story, I had to cancel the transfer and sack him. “It is true that he had affairs with two women and they both had children for him, but one of the women is late already. We are not God; we did not know on time until now that he was having affairs with two women.”


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