‘Behave like Jesus during the polls’

Ghanaians have been urged to imitate Jesus Christ fully during the impending parliamentary and presidential elections to ensure peace was maintained in the country.“If Jesus were a Ghanaian, he would not use abusive language to campaign. He would not fight or snatch ballot boxes on the day and He would accept the results whether it is in His favour or not, just for peace to prevail”.The Rt. Rev. Dr. Setorwu Ofori, Moderator of the Global Evangelical Church, said this while leading an intercessory prayer session for the nation during a Thanksgiving Service to climax the Church’s 2016 National Convention at Adaklu Wumenu, near Kpetoe in the Volta Region.The Convention attended by over 5,000 members drawn from all over the country, as well as Togo and Burkina Faso, was under the theme: “Thy Kingdom Come, Living the Kingdom Life”.Rev. Dr. Ofori said, that as true Christians and patriotic citizens, “we should be principled, peace loving and passionate about our beloved country, Ghana, and the generations unborn.“The true Christian and anyone who has the nation at heart will not snatch ballot boxes, be violent or be a hooligan, but would endeavour at all times to hold the flag of Ghana in high esteem”.The Moderator therefore, implored all and sundry to demonstrate these Christian values and Ghanaian attributes before, during and after the elections.The Guest Speaker, Apostle J.F.K. Mensah, of the Great Commission Church, urged Christians to take soul winning more seriously in order to “depopulate the kingdom of Satan”.He said “it is the duty of church leaders to teach their members the undiluted word of God”, while it was incumbent on members to also go into the world and spread the good news, by evangelising to people to Christ’s Kingdom.Apostle Mensah challenged Christians to lead morally upright lives which would attract unbelievers to the faith, adding that, “let your actions and lifestyles preach to people”.The participants at the 2016 Convention were also taken through topics such as ‘The role of women in Kingdom business’, ‘Business Forum’, ‘Counselling Sessions’, ‘Intercessory prayers’, as well as Healing and Deliverance Sessions.In an inter-Presbytery Quiz Competition, Keta Presbytery emerged first, with Akatsi and Sogakope Presbyteries occupying the second and third positions respectively.

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