Saturday, 23 December 2017

Fireworks during Christmas not scriptural – Clergymen

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A clergyman, Jonathan Olaoye, has described the throwing of firecrackers by youths during Christmas festival as mere fun rather than being scriptural.

Olaoye of the Christ Apostolic Church, Ijomimo Oluwa, Isolo in Lagos told the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday that firecracker “is just for fun’’.

According to him, it does not have anything to do with the birth of Jesus Christ.
“Christmas is a season of celebration and there is nowhere in the Bible where it is stated that firework is for Christmas.

“It is just for fun and not for Christ,’’ Olaoye told NAN.

He, therefore, cautioned the youths, playing with the fireworks to be careful because of the lethal nature of some of the explosives.

NAN reports that annually as the yuletide approaches, some people, especially the youths usually engage in throwing all kinds of fireworks, especially at night.

The throwing of fireworks also known as “banger” often starts as early as November.

Some youths, who spoke with NAN in Lagos, said without fireworks there could be no Christmas.

Source: NAN