Easter hijacked, commercialised
10 April 2017
A LOCAL cleric says Easter has been hijacked by the corporate world and is now largely a commercial event.
Tabernacle of Worship Family Ministries International Bishop Rogers Jeffrey said nowadays Easter has lost its meaning and many view it as just a holiday for booze and merry-making.
“Easter is not Easter eggs, parties, beer and booze. This is a special event for Christians. This is what defines Christianity,” he said.
“We are talking about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The power of resurrection is what gives us hope as Christians that there is life after death,” he said.
Bishop Jeff said Christians should get back to the basics, guided by the bible and revere Easter saying this is what defines a Christian.
“The problem we are having these days is that Easter has been hijacked and has been commercialised. Look at the number of gigs, parties that have been lined up, it is all for profit making,” he said.
Bishop Jeff said he will take the opportunity to empower his congregants to realize their full potential.
“Our mandate is to empower our people through the word of God for them to realize their full potential. The death and resurrection shows that Jesus defeated death and fear and nothing should stop someone from progressing in life. The death and resurrection is the highest dimension of power which was given to Christians and we should fully exploit it to our benefit.
“This is the message we are spreading to our people and everyone is welcome. We will be gathered in Glen Norah near Specimen in commemoration of the death and resurrection of our saviour. We believe in the gospel that is relevant to the people and that is what we will be sharing,” he said.