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Religion In The Face of Reality

By Charles Awuzie

In March, Abia State governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu said COVID-19 would not afflict Abia because the State is mentioned in the Bible.

Hear him “Abia is the only state that is mentioned in the Bible. We have a promise from God that none of these diseases will touch God’s people. And I hold on to God’s promise,” he said. “We saw Ebola, it did not get to us. We saw monkey pox, it didn’t get to us. Even this one (coronavirus) will also pass us by.

Early this morning, news broke from God’s own state (Abia State) that the governor himself has tested positive to the virus.

As we pray for his recovery, we emphasize that holding on to your religion will never cancel reality, even if you live in denial.

Don’t depend on religion to protect you from the virus or other realities of life, depend on God-given intelligence.



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