Religion of Thursday, 31 January 2013
Pastor John Borham, National Overseer of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry said on Wednesday that Ghana has witnessed a phenomenal growth in churches but the same could not be said of the lifestyles and attitude of the people.
He said the reality of the phenomenon was that while the number of churches multiplied almost on a daily basis, sin was also becoming firmly entrenched in Ghanaian society.
“This is a sad reality that all well-meaning Christians should be worried about. Scandals are being recorded from the pulpit to the pews almost on a daily basis. It is time to alter this status quo now”, Pastor Borham said.
Pastor Borham made the observation at a press soiree to inform journalists about the impending visit of Pastor William F. Kumuyl, Founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry Worldwide to Ghana on February 2, 2013.
Pastor Borham said the Christian community in Ghana needed a revival to sweep through their lives to be better prepared to deal with the challenges of contemporary times.
He stated that the devil and its followers had doubled their efforts to prevent the hearts of many Christians from accepting faith and urged Christians in Ghana to rekindle their faith to expel the forces of darkness that threatened to engulf the nation.
Pastor Borham said Ghanaians must be prepared to transform the country through the principles of Jesus Christ which included faith, honesty, responsibility and accountability to the nation and the people.
He appealed to agencies involved in tax collection to account properly to the state while those at the helm of affairs should also mange the resources judiciously for Ghana to shine.
Pastor Borham announced he would organise a “Special Miracle and Revival Service” at the Deeper Life campground at Brofoyedru in Kumasi on February 2 and February 3, 2013 for members of the Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Upper West, Upper East and Northern Region branches of the church, and that a congregation of about 50,000 was expected to attend the service.
The service, he said, was to energise Christians across Ghana and empower them to deal with the challenges of the time, adding that it was opened to all Christians and Christian churches.