…says God not responsible for pandemic


The Anglican Bishop of Isiukwuato Diocese, Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State, Rt Rev Manasses Okere has come out to say that the Coronavirus pandemic has blessings it has brought with it, despite its negative effects.

The clergy stated some of the blessings of the COVID-19 pandemic to include; uniting families, reviving prayer lives of Christians and manifesting God’s might.

Bishop Okere said this when he spoke as the guest preacher at the 12th Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Awka, Anambra State, which held at All Saints Church, Amaenyi, Awka South local government Area, Anambra State with the theme, “God of Eternal Destiny and His Major Attributes”.

Okere said: “COVID-19 has brought good fortunes, though has caused havoc. It has re-united families. People sat down with their families to pray.

“People have turned to God knowing that science has failed.

He sounded it loud and clear that God was not responsible for the coronavirus virus disease which is currently ravaging the world.

The man of God, however noted that God was aware that the disease would come at the time it did, adding that He allowed it to happen, so as to achieve a purpose.

“God is aware COVID-19 will come the time it came. Nothing happens to God by surprise. He is in charge of his creatures. All things worketh together, whether good or bad for the good of God’s children.

“It’s not God that brought it but He was aware that it was coming and will work out His purpose through it.

“COVID-19 has also exposed the weakness of our health sectors, exposed us globally. We thank God for the efforts so far, though with a mixture of politics. We continue to look unto God,” he concluded.

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