What is to come
I’m convinced that the two greatest threats to the Faith in the coming years, from a human point of view, are the pluralistic paganism infecting modern "spiritualities" and Islam. Here is an example of what I expet to be happening more and more.
ACNS 4192 | NIGERIA | 21 SEPTEMBER 2006
Cathedral burned and Bishop’s Office attacked in a riot
The Bishop of Dutse (Jigawa State, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Yesufu Lumu, has
told ACNS in a telephone interview that a local conflict between a
Christian and Muslim woman escalated into a full blown riot on the
streets of the city. The end result was St Peter’s Anglican Cathedral
was burned to the ground and the Bishop’s office and car port destroyed.
"It was calm during the night," the bishop said, but was very concerned
as the "police would not respond to the calls for protection from the
According to one report the anger was said to have been "sparked off by
an alleged blasphemous comment on Prophet Muhammed by a Christian woman,
who reportedly spoke in reaction to a similarly irreverent statement
about Jesus Christ by a male Muslim."
The Provincial Communications Officer, the Revd Canon AkinTunde Popoola,
told ACNS, "All vehicles belonging to the Diocese were also burnt as
well as business premises of some church members" during the rioting on
The bishop said, "No one was hurt, we are simply praying that the
conflict does not spread."
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