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Religion of Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Source: ghananewsagency.org

Bawumia calls for religious harmony to ensure national development

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has urged all religious persuasions to continue to live in harmony and contribute their quota towards national development.

In the spirit of national peace and cohesion, Dr Bawumia admonished Christians and Muslims to let their similarities in faith unite them rather than their differences.

Vice President Bawumia, who is a Muslim, said this when he graced the inauguration of an ultra-modern auditorium for The Maker’s House Chapel International in Accra, on Sunday.

Dr Bawumia, the Special Guest of Honour at the ceremony, was joined by other Ministers of the Gospel, including Archbishop Nicolas Duncan Williams, the General Overseer of Action Chapel International, Dr Lawrence Tetteh, a renowned evangelist and President of the Worldwide Miracle Outreach, and many others.

He commended Dr Michael Boadi Nyamekye, the General Overseer of the Maker’s House Chapel International, for his exemplary leadership over the years, which has culminated in the construction of the magnificent edifice.

“Ghana is blessed to have a harmonious existence between people of different faiths. We should, therefore, focus on our similarities rather than our differences.

“Christians and Muslims all believe in the same God ( the God of Abraham, Moses, David etc.); believe that Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary, believe that Jesus performed miracles such as raising the dead, giving sights to the blind, curing lepers etc.

“We believe that Jesus Christ will return to the earth before the end of the world to defeat the Antichrist and save the world,” he said.

The Vice President cited the historic and symbolic visit of the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu to Christ the King Catholic Church during his 100th birthday celebration, which was celebrated worldwide.

While at Kukuom in the erstwhile Brong Ahafo Region during a Ramadan tour, Vice President Bawumia was also joined by some pastors from the Christian Council of Churches to the Mosque, to show their solidarity with the Islamic faith and commitment to religious tolerance and peaceful co-existence.

Dr Bawumia said government would continue to seek wise counsel from religious leaders in national discourse and urged all religious bodies in the country to continue to pray for the government, national peace and unity.

In 1998, the vision of The Maker’s House Chapel International was given but it stayed in the hatchery until it was birthed on 28th October 2011, as a prayer fellowship with about 80 people.

The prayer fellowship christened the “Morning Aura,” attracted hundreds of Christian faithful and became a reference point and place of prayer for many.

The Maker’s House Chapel International started as a full blown Church after a year of running as a fellowship. Due to the deep revelatory insights in the word of God, the Ministry continued to enjoy phenomenal growth in membership with thousands of people registered as members.

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