Israel-Hamas War: Pastor Adeboye backs Israel, CAN warned (VIDEO)
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Enoch, Pastor Adeboye, has backed Israel in the ongoing war between the country and Hamas, an Islamic Resistance Movement.
Pastor Adeboye made this known through a short video posted on Wednesday through his official X (Twitter) handle.
The conflict between Israel and Hamas has escalated, resulting in total military warfare in the Gaza Strip since Saturday.
According to a report from humanitarian bodies, the war had already claimed 2,300 lives on both sides.
Reacting to the development, Adeboye said God will grant Israel absolute victory.
He noted that this war would end the disruption of peace in Israel.
“My beloved Brothers in Israel, I want you to know that we are praying for you, that all members of the Redeem Christian Church of God are standing by you at this critical moment. The Almighty God, the Holy One of Israel, will give you absolute victory and permanent peace in Jesus’ Name. Amen. It is going to be well with you.
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“This war will be the war that will be the end of all war in Israel. From now on, it will be peace and progress, and no one will ever again disrupt the peace of Israel”.
It had reported that Jordan had backed Hamas in the war against Israel.
CAN warns against religious conflict as Adeboye backs Israel:
Meanwhile, the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has urged Nigerians not to allow the overseas hostility to deepen divisions or inflame religious tensions within the country.
This is coming as the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Enoch Adeboye declared support for Israel saying that all members of RCCG worldwide stand with the people of Israel at this critical moment.
In a statement yesterday, President of CAN, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, emphasized the need for understanding, compassion, and peaceful coexistence among diverse religious groups in Nigeria.
He said: “This conflict holds significant implications for Nigeria’s faith communities. We must resist the temptation to allow this conflict to deepen divisions or inflame religious tensions within our nation.”
Okoh also expressed deep concern about the ongoing conflict, which he said has resulted in the loss of countless lives and the destruction of infrastructure, thereby exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in the region.
The Christian body firmly condemned any act of violence that threatens the lives of innocent individuals, regardless of nationality or religious background.
“While recognizing Israel’s right to self-defense, we emphasize the importance of proportionality and the avoidance of harm to innocent civilians in any military response,” Okoh added.
He expressed deep condolences to all those who have suffered the loss of their loved ones in these incidents.
CAN called on all parties involved to immediately cease hostilities and engage in dialogue to seek diplomatic solutions. It highlighted the sanctity of human life and the principles of justice and peace, as upheld by the Christian faith.
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Given the current situation, the religious organization advised the suspension of the airlifting of Nigerian pilgrims to sacred sites such as Jerusalem and Bethlehem until normalcy returns to the area.
He also called on the international community, including the United Nations and relevant stakeholders, to intensify their efforts in facilitating a just and lasting resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“We pray for the repose of the souls of those who were killed in the violent attack and the resultant war, as well as reconciliation, healing, and enduring peace in the region. May God Almighty comfort their families,” said Okoh.
The CAN President encouraged all religious congregations in Nigeria to pray fervently for peace and unity in the region, for the protection and well-being of those affected by the conflict, and for the speedy release of the abducted individuals. “Our faith calls us to be peacemakers and agents of reconciliation, even in the midst of conflict and adversity. May the God of peace guide us as we navigate these challenging times, and may His grace and mercy prevail in the lands of Israel and Palestine,” Okoh prayed.
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