The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) have made a passionate call on churches to abide by the word of God in order to avoid mistakes borne out of human will in their work.
This call was made this year’s National Delegates Conference, which was on the theme, “Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council: Celebrating 50 years of Pentecostal Influence,” tells the extent to which adhering to the true principles of Christianity could transform a corrupt world.
In an interview with thenewindependentonline.com, the General Secretary admonished members to stick to the Bible in their preaching, not to introduce doctrines advocated by false prophets; hence must preach only the true gospel.
Reverend Emmanuel Barrigah made this call on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the conference at the Royal House Chapel Headquarters, Accra.
Fuethermore, Rev. Barrigah advised Christian leaders to leave an exemplary life that won’t cause people to complain about our lifestyles, which to him helps to protect the reputation of the Church.
In his bid to tell the extent to which some Christians had allowed themselves to be scorned in the eyes of the public, Rev. Barrigah explained that, “We boast in Ghana that we have a huge Christian population, but there is so much evil in society, there is so much corruption, so the question is who are the ones perpetrating these acts of corruption? The answer may be some persons who come to church,” he asserted.
To cure this seemingly unhealthy attitude of some Christians and Church Leaders, the man of God asked that all Churches in Ghana should belong to one of the local ecumenical organizations in order to be guided in their activities hence not to fall prey to false doctrines.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Chairman of GPCC and General Overseer of Royal House Chapel International, Apostle General Sam Korankye Ankrah, reiterated that, “We want Ghanaians to know that the future is always in the hands of Jehovah and so there should be no reactions when false prophecies come out, because in the past we’ve had many prophecies that never came to pass.”
Apostle Ankrah acknowledged the Church was a spiritual as well as a physical organization and was made up of people but serving a God who is not never seen with our naked eyes, hence we men of God represent God and his voice and mind, and so give directions.”
Therefore if our institutions he said are collapsing because of corruption; if developments are being impeded because of corruption, if our roads are bad because monies meant for the renovation of roads are diverted elsewhere, the Church must speak out, the Church must bring direction, the Church must bring correction.
The Cleric however observed that it did not mean therefore that the Church is free from corruption herself, because there are men of God who are also corrupt and needs to be exposed as well.
The National Delegates conference is the highest decision making body of the GPCC where the National Executive Council, Heads of Churches, Regional Chairmen, General Superintendents of the churches come together to make policies that govern their churches, and also to discuss matters of national importance and receive reports of the activities of the council.
Source: Ishmael Barfi