The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, has condemned Father Ejike Mbaka’s prophecies against former president Goodluck Jonathan.
Speaking to the church during the opening session of the CBCN on Sunday, President of the Conference, Ignatius Kaigama, condemned Father Mbaka’s prophecies stressing that the church and particularly its priests and leaders must avoid what he called the “melodramatic displays that resembles modern broadway shows.”
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Hear it in his own words:
Those priests who tend to compete with so-called trendy pastors to dream dreams, see visions and utter prophecies are reminded that not all dreams, visions and prophecies are revelations from God.
They are sometimes the product of one’s psychological disposition, brain waves or even the result of mental fatigue and should not be confused with absolute reality.
He rather called on leaders in all facets of the nation to work and “act in a manner that builds rather than destroys.”
The CBCN also condemned the recent criticism by many of its decision to transfer a Priest of its Enugu Diocese.
The transfer of Father Ejike Mbaka from his former parish, Christ the King, to Our lady’s Parish Emene, in the same diocese has generated so many controversies and criticism as critics had at various points attributed his transfer as sheer victimization of the priest due to his repeated sermons condemning the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, and sharing a revelation that the former President will lose the 2015 presidential election.
Meanwhile members of the Adoration Ministry in Enugu has accused the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, of masterminding the removal of Father Ejike Mbaka from his former station.
In a statement signed by Kingsley Eze, Sunday Ukam (Enugu State Adorer), Adedije Wale (Osun state Adorer), and others, the members of the Ministry insisted that their spiritual director’s transfer was not in order and expressed their readiness to carry out a “religious revolution” over the matter.
The posting is not Holy Ghost oriented but PDPnized and Ohanaezenized, and any cleric be him pastor, bishop or cardinal that supported this is enemy of the Holy Spirit.
The Assistant Secretary General of the CBCN and Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, Felix Ajakaiye, speaking on the controversy over Mbaka’s transfer, was reportedly quoted to have said “When I am transferred I am transferred; no sensation should be attached.”
The Secretary-General of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Reverend Father Ralph Madu had explained earlier in an interview with Premium Times that Fr. Mbaka’s transfer was not intended as a punishment but rather a “normal church procedure and that he was only sent where he would be more useful to the church.”