WSBAK criticise candidate for seeking non-Christian blessings

Kohima, June 25 (MExN): The Western Sümi Baptist Akukuhou Küqhakulu (WSBAK) has voiced disapproval of a recent incident involving an Urban Local Body candidate seeking blessings from a Jain priest. In a press release, WSBAK reiterated its commitment to the Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) Clean Election Movement and condemned actions that compromise Christian values.

"WSBAK has been a strong advocate of the NBCC Clean Election Movement since its inception and will not endorse or remain silent to anything that tarnishes Christian faith and image during such times," stated Rev. Dr. Phughoto Sema, Executive Secretary of WSBAK. He expressed deep concern over the candidate's actions, describing them as a clear example of behavior that undermines Christian faith. "Such blasphemous behaviour only brings shame to the Christian community," he added.

Rev. Dr. Sema emphasized the importance of adhering to Biblical teachings, quoting Exodus 20:3 & 5: "You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me."

While acknowledging and respecting religious diversity, WSBAK firmly called on Christians to remain steadfast in their faith. "Every Christian should uphold and live as written in the Bible," Rev. Dr. Sema urged. He called upon the Christian community to abstain from acts that could be seen as compromising their faith.

"We respect people from other religious faiths and embrace diversity; however, actions that tarnish the Christian image and faith are unacceptable," Rev. Dr. Sema stated, urging the community to reflect on their actions and maintain the sanctity of their beliefs.