The death of Prophet TB Joshua should make Nigerian Christians reflect if their lifestyle is Christ-like, the Nigeria Interreligious Council (NIREC) has counselled.
Executive Secretary of NIREC, Fr. Cornelius Afebu-Omonokhua, said that the death of Joshua had shown that he was not a super being and that no one was indispensable.
The late cleric, affectionately known as Prophet TB Joshua, was the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN).
Afebu-Omonokhua, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos, said that total submission to the will of God should be a priority if one wanted to remain on track with God’s standards.
The religious council’s boss, who admonished Christians to anchor their faith in the Lord rather than in a human being, said that humans were mortals and nature could discard them.
The clergy, in his condolences to Joshua’s family and his church, said that death was a necessary end and would come when it would.
“TB Joshua was born like every normal human being and as such he was destined to die like every normal human being,” Afebu-Omonokhua said.
“Jesus Christ died, meaning that no one is born to live forever. The day a child is born, that same day the child is old enough to die.
“Have you ever wondered why you were born a twin but only you survived? Does it mean anything to you that in a fatal accident, everybody died except you?
“Have you ever wondered that among those kidnapped, only you survived in the forest? Does it mean anything to you that after being sentence to life imprisonment or sentenced to death like Barabbas, you were suddenly granted amnesty?
“It is only fools who take such opportunities for granted. The fool has said in his heart, there is no God.”