General News of Sunday, 4 April 2010
Tema, April 4, GNA - Christians were on Easter Sunday called upon to admit their shortcomings and mistakes, instead of blaming them on the devil and other people.
Rev Emmanuel Anaman Ghansah, Head Pastor of Solomon Temple Ministry International at Konongo in the Ashanti Region, said Christians were responsible for the sins they committed, and not the devil. Rev Ghansah was preaching on the theme, "That I May Know The Power Of His Resurrection", as a Guest Speaker at the Covenant Renewal Temple in Tema.
He further stated that Christians have a choice on whether to sin or not to, as they know what is good and what is evil. He said it was unfortunate that instead of proclaiming the death and resurrection power of Jesus Christ, some Christians, including pastors, were engaging in criminal activities. Rev Ghansah lamented that the rise in media reports on immorality and criminality among Christians, was tarnishing the image of Christian on moral uprightness.
He therefore advised Christians not to lead themselves into temptation by watching things they should not be watched, but should rather discipline themselves in all their endeavours.
The Head Pastor asked them to lead good exemplary lifestyles, since that was what would convince others to join the Christian religion. He also entreated the Youth to refrain from evildoing, including womanizing, abuse of narcotic substances, homosexuality, defilement, sodomy and alcoholism.
Rev Ghansah said such acts not only robbed the youth of their future, but also brought God's judgment upon them. The Reverend Minister called upon leaders, especially political leaders, to be God-fearing, in order to gain God's counselling, guidance and wisdom to run the country.
He further said Ghana was a blessed country and it was the responsibility of the leaders to portray it to the world, by formulating the right policies, and using the country's resources judiciously to benefit all.