No Christianity without the Bible – Rivers cleric

The president of the Rivers Baptist Conference, Rev. Robert Okparanta, has said there “cannot be Christianity without the written word of God, the Bible.”

He stated this Friday when the executives of the Bible Society of Nigeria Rivers/Bayelsa Area led by its chairman, Omoni Ayo-Tamuno, visited him in his office.

“The Bible is the only and major weapon/tool that makes the Christian religion the most outstanding and living movement. If Church heads, pastors and Christians do not support the Bible Society of Nigeria, who do we expect to do so?

“It is members of the religions we expect to promote the activities and programmes of the Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN). It is our responsibility as church heads, general overseers and Christians to do so,” he said.

Okparanta assured the Society that he would advise the over 400 churches in Rivers Baptist Conference to support and promote its activities and programmes.

Earlier in his remarks, the chairman of the Area, Ayo Tamuno, said Bible Society of Nigeria had congratulated Okparanta on his appointment as the president of the Rivers Baptist Conference.

He appealed to Okparanta to call on his counterparts “who are heads of churches, bishops, general overseers” to purchase their Bible from the Area which would help to meet the Bible distribution target.