Religion of 2014-08-24

Proliferation of Churches is good but… – CCG

The Christian Council of Ghana has stated that although the emergence of several churches in Ghana is good, the “excesses” of some of those churches are worrying.
Reverend Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong, General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, said a number of churches are extorting money from the people through “prophecies and miracles” rather than preaching the gospel.
He made these remarks while addressing the 6th General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian (E.P) Church in Ho under the theme: “God of life, lead us to justice, peace and dignity for wholesomeness.”
According to him, there is the need for member Churches of the CCG to be cautious of the trend and safeguard “our members.”
Rev. Dr. Opuni-Frimpong said events in Ghana and the world are a wake-up call for the Church to get to work to restore public confidence.
He said the challenges of corruption, dejection, suicidal tendencies and violent crimes call for social mobilization by the Church to influence “non-violent change in the country.
In her address to the Assembly, the Volta Regional Helen Adjoa Ntoso asked churches to “make deliberate efforts to mobilize communities to take actions to solve problems that affect them.”
“As politicians, public servants, religious leaders and people… Our service should stand on values of truth, integrity, morality, love and discipline which are core to the holistic development of the individual and the State.”
“We must be morally upright and fight all vices that tend to degenerate the values of society,” she admonished.
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