Carrying gun to illustrate message ill-advised, regrettable— House on the Rock
Yesterday, House on the Rock dispelled rumors that it is a violent church, stating that it is founded on the good news gospel of Jesus Christ, which embraces peace and goodwill for all people.
It also apologized for the actions of Pastor Uche Aigbe, its resident pastor in Abuja, noting that his decision to bring a gun into the church to demonstrate his message was a mistake.
According to a statement signed by the church, it has pledged to assist the Nigeria Police Force in its investigation of the incident.
The statement read: “On Sunday, February 12, a resident pastor of House On The Rock, Abuja Church, Pastor Uche Aigbe, carried an unloaded gun to illustrate his message on ‘Guarding your Faith’ concerning fighting the good fight with spiritual weapons.
“Since 1999, Pastor Uche has been a leader at House On The Rock, Abuja, and he has always demonstrated exemplary leadership. Despite his good intentions, he realizes that carrying a gun to illustrate his message was ill-advised and regrettable.
“Pastor Uche has unreservedly acknowledged the gravity of his actions and apologized for them without reservation.
“As a church, House On The Rock rejects all forms of violence, and we stand on the good news gospel of Jesus Christ, which promotes peace and goodwill for all people.
“We are fully cooperating with the authorities as they investigate this incident, and we will continue to work internally to ensure that this protocol violation does not occur again.”
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