General News of Monday, 10 February 2014
The Right Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), has bemoaned the high level of corruption, indiscipline and low moral values in society.
What worried him most, he said, was that about 70% of the country’s population and the majority of its leaders were Christians.
This, in his view, suggested that there were either no Christians in the country, or they were simply not living up to the true principles and values of their faith.
The Rt. Rev. Prof. Martey expressed these sentiments when he delivered a sermon at the Epiphany Congregation of the PCG in Wa, to mark the dedication of an ultra-modern church building put up by the congregation.
Rt. Rev. Prof. Martey who was ministering on the theme: “The True Way of Life,” drew lessons from the Gospel of Matthew 5:13-20, which taught Christians to be like the salt and light.
He explained that salt has the qualities of preservation and purity, as well as adds flavour to things while light shines and serves as a guide to people against darkness.
The Moderator of the PCG said if Christians are, therefore, the salt and the light, then they must be able to prevent corruption, increase high moral values and discipline in schools, offices and on the road.
“We live in a country where young people are confused, and they are confused because you find highly educated people they look up to as role models, speaking in favour of devilish acts such as homosexuality,” he pointed out.
On the Church building, Rt. Rev. Prof. Martey thanked members of the Epiphany Congregation for their various contributions in putting up the magnificent edifice, and prayed to God to guide leaders of the church to use the place to preach the gospel of truth in order to win more souls and bring about development.
Mr. Issahaku Nuhu Putiaha, Wa Municipal Chief Executive, thanked the church for its immense contributions to the development of society.
He appealed to the congregation not to use the place to preach only the gospel, but to also preach about peace and unity, which he said, were 'sine qua non' for development.