Bishop advises Christians on benefits of virtuous lives

Christians and Nigerians in general have been advised on the benefits of living righteously, as this is the only way to enjoy life on earth and beyond.

This was contained in the sermon of the bishop of the Osun Anglican Diocese, Right Reverend James Afolabi Popoola, who ministered at the funeral service of Chief David Agboola Farohunbi, held at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Ororuwo, Osun State.

The new archbishop of Lagos Anglican Province, Most Reverend Michael Fape, twenty of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount Ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Gbadewole Olugbenle, represented by his chiefs and well meaning individuals graced the occasion.

Speaking on the importance of living virtuously, Bishop Popoola urged Christians to embrace the gospel as the ultimate gateway to enjoying eternity.

He called on Christians to see challenges as a necessity for blessings and be always prepared for the last day, especially as no one knew when that would be.

While extolling the virtues of late Chief Farohunbi, who is the father of Bishop Michael Oluwarohunbi of Yewa Anglican diocese, he described him as an exemplary Christian who dedicated his life to the spread of the gospel.

The late Chief Farohunbi was described as an epitome of Christ-like life, which was characterised by the spirit of love joy, peace, patience, kindness, among other virtues, who left a positive legacy in Ororowu community in Osun State.

Described as a noble statesman and worthy leader, Chief Farohunbi was installed as the first Agba Akin of Ororowu community.