Religion of Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Source: GNA

President of Seventh-Day Adventist Church arrives in Ghana

Dr. Ted N. C. Wilson, President of the General Conference (GC) of the Seventh-day Adventists Church (SDA) on Monday urged members of the Church to promote the virtues of peace, forgiveness, good neighbourliness and generosity in their communities and the nation at large.

Preaching a sermon at the Baba Yara sports stadium in Kumasi, Dr Wilson who is on his maiden visit to Ghana, also prayed for God to take absolute control over the upcoming general election and make it a success.

He advised members of the SDA church to desist from electoral malpractices that will hamper the peace, prosperity and development of the country.

He said the church was built on the foundation of truth and peace, hence its members should follow suit.

During the sermon which had the theme, "Revival through His word", Dr Wilson also drew the congregation’s attention to the signs of Christ's coming saying the signs were increasing in frequency and intensive everyday.

He cited destructive natural disasters, great confusion in world politics, and drastic increase in spiritualism as of the some signs that attest to Christ’s coming.

"The deterioration of the world economies, disintegration of society and family values, disbelief in absolute authority of God's holy word and the Ten Commandments, rampant crime and moral decay, wars and rumors of war, all point unmistakably to the Lord's return to take us on the final journey home to Heaven", he emphasised.

He added that the signs should alert all Christians to repent for there was no time to waist on this sinful world.

Dr. Wilson assured the congregation about tremendous blessing from God and said, even amidst the uncertainty of the world, Christians could rest with absolute confidence in the unchanging word of God throughout the course of human history and against relentless satanic attack.

He urged members of the church to emulate the humanity of Christ by being submissive and responsible in their dealings to lift the banner of Christ high.

He also sent a message of condolence to the bereaved families of the victims who lost their lives in the Melcom Shopping Complex building at Achimota in Accra.

As part of his itinerary, Dr Wilson formally inaugurated and dedicated the Multicultural Training Centre edifice at Gyinyase in Kumasi.

The GC President earlier paid a courtesy call on the Asantehene, Otumfuor Osei Tutu II.

The Ghana Union Conference (GUC) of Seventh-day Adventists church (SDA) in collaboration with the South Central Ghana Conference (SCGC) has warmly embraced its

Earlier in the day, several hundreds of SDA church members from far and near had thronged the airport to welcome the 62-year-old Dr. Wilson who was accompanied by his wife.

A native of Takoma Park, Maryland, (USA), Dr Wilson is the 20th President of the GC of the SDA Church.