Father's Day: Every Christian father must be imitator of Christ - Pastor Akinloye

CAC Ikorodu DCC Superintendent, Pastor Lawrence O. Akinloye

By 'Gbenga Bankole

As the world commemorates this year's Father's Day, the Superintendent of Christ Apostolic Church, Ikorodu Districts' Coordinating Council (DCC), Lagos, Pastor Lawrence O. Akinloye has said every Christian father must be imitator of Christ.

Pastor Akinloye who stated this in an exclusive chat with CAC News, said Christ must be seen in the life of a Christian father.

The Clergyman further stressed that Christian fathers must take good care of their wives and children, and must lay good examples.

"A Christian father must take care of his wife and children, and must lay a good example. It is what the children see their parents do they will imitate. A Christian father must have close intimacy with God which his children will imitate. He must give the children quality education," he said. 

Quoting 1st Timothy chapter 5 verse 8, which says 'But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever'; Pastor Akinloye said fathers should provide for their homes and teach their children in the way of the Lord.

He added that, "fathers should not be selfish but interested in investing in the lives of their children. The way one trains his or her child would determine what the future will look like."

Citing Exodus chapter 20 verse 12 that says 'honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you'; Pastor Akinloye also implored the children to honour their fathers and mothers. 

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