By Iliya Kure
Billiri (Nigeria) – President of Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Rev. Jeremiah Gado has stressed the need for African leaders to protect Christians, and desist from persecuting them because of their faith.
According to him, a number of Christians in Africa are currently facing persecution, simply because they believe in Jesus Christ.
In a Christmas message to Africans, Rev Gado recalled how the continent became a protective place to Jesus when he was two read old and His parents from king Herod, tasking Africans to emulate that kind of gesture.
Biblical record in Matthew 2: 13 – 23, shows that king Herod, the ruler of Judea, who was targeting Jesus, ordered the killing of children below the age of two years old, but God sent an Angel who instructed Jesus’ earthly parents to flee to Egypt, in order to protect the life of baby Jesus.
Rev. Gado who said Christmas is about love, tasked Christians to radiate same, which is the basis of the season.