Sunday, 16 April 2017

Easter: Jesus had a characteristics of being around criminals – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigerians to show love to one another this Easter, irrespective of tribe and religion.

Osinbajo made the call on Sunday during an interview with reporters shortly after the Easter Service held at the Aso Villa Chapel, Abuja.

He said, “It is a message of love of Jesus Christ to all mankind. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever that believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.

“It is a message for love for all. There is no tribe, no religion; regardless of faith, Jesus loves us. This is how we should relate with ourselves. It is a pure love and I think that is what everyone should bear in mind at this time.”

In his sermon, Osinbajo said Jesus had the characteristics of standing amidst sinners and criminals.

“Jesus before now had shown that he came to stand with criminals, sinners. For instance, John 8:3 proved to us that Jesus intervened in the case of a woman who committed adultery; in Luke 19:5, Jesus was seeing with Zacchaeus, a corrupt man. So Jesus had a characteristics of being around criminals.

“He said I have come for these people. Between the criminals was Jesus Christ; one repenting and the other mocking. Spiritually, Jesus stood between hell and heaven. His cross is a cross of mediation; he is an intercessor. All that is required is to believe in him; acceptance of his commitment he made on the cross,” he said.

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