Anglophone Crisis: Pentecostal Churches Declared Support For Catholics, Pres and Baptist leaders

The way things are unfolding, it would appear there is no end in sight for the Anglophone Crisis. Each passing day bring up a new twist to the unfolding story. Recently it was a call by the Apostolic Bishop Congress (ABC) for all Pentecostal Christians together with Apostolic/Pentecostal Bishops, Pastors and leaders to “stand up in one voice and prayer behind the ministers of God summoned

The call signed by Bishop Chama Meyembi, Arch Bishop Godfred Anyere and Dr. Abraham Dakuanja  following a meeting they held to that effect on Friday April 21, 2017 strongly condemn the actions of those dragging God’s servants to court.  They expressed their “grief and annoyance” towards these individuals whom they accused of “instead providing solution to the present upheaval in Cameroon, think they can drag the church and God in the mud by taking the Church to court” describing it as the worst ever  throughout this  crisis.

They even go further to state that “the reprobate conception of taking the Church to court is a demonic attack on the church” and reminded all Pentecostal Christians that the church of Christ is one and if their brethren of Catholic, Presbyterian and Baptist have been dragged to court it means the entire Pentecostal body is included. The release ends with a call for all to keep on praying until something happens.

This letter was released on the Same day the Bishops where due to appear at the court of First Instance in Bamenda. The Arch Bishop of the Bamenda Arch Diocese, His Grace Cornelius Fontem Esua, the Auxiliary Bishop of Bamenda  Mgr. Micheal Bibi and the Bishop of Kumbo, Mgr.George Nkuo were due to appear before the Court of First Instance Bamenda on Friday May 21, 2017 to answer charges on seven counts brought against them by a group of parents under the canopy of the Consortium of Parents whose children attend various mission institutions.

The Bishops and Principals were charged amongst others for failing to ask parents to send their children back to school or cause the deposit of school fees paid into an escrow account despite a notice served them,  for signing a joint communiqué on February 9th 2017 in concertation with others to the effect that the non-resumption of schools is as a result of an unresolved political problem, for having cause the non-payment of salaries of teachers in mission schools for some months now, thus depriving the state of the necessary tax deductions, for refusing to teach, feed and accommodate students after collecting fees, refuse to refund school fees collected, spread false information liable to injure public authorities and is claiming the sum of 150 billion as special and general damages. The case was postponed to the 5th of June 2017.

By Fokum Emmanuel P.

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