'Christians must work hard to justify salaries from government' - Apostle
Apostle Joseph Agyapong, the General Overseer of the Global Church of Grace Ministries at Madina, in Accra, has urged Ghanaians, especially Christians, to work hard to justify the salaries they receive from government to prove their steadfastness in God.
He urged them to do away with corrupt practices such as taking bribes, over-invoicing and under-invoicing, and lateness to work, among other negative practices.
Apostle Agyapong, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, wondered why a state functionary should tamper with state funds when he or she had been paid so much, adding; “This is against the teachings of God.” “In any human institution, it is without doubt that Christians are part of those who are at the helm of affairs and, therefore, must live unblemished lives,” he said.
Apostle Agyapong said about 70 per cent of the population were Christains and that must translate into positive development for society, adding; “however we are not feeling the impact of Christianity in Ghana.”
“In Europe and America very few people go to church or pray hard enough as we do in Ghana, rather they (Europeans) work hard and observe honesty, which has led to the development of their nation. This is what we need to emulate.” Apostle Agyapong called on Christian leaders to preach the virtue of honesty to help move the country forward.
“In addition to prayers, we must also work hard, be law-abiding, God-fearing and have a sense of patriotism to help put mother Ghana on a higher pedestal,” he said.
Apostle Agyapong asked the citizenry to religiously honour their tax obligations as a critical component for national development.