Religion of Tue, 22 Dec 20150
Eschew corruption; CDM Bible College Rector
Apostle Joseph Felix Kwesi Mensah, the Rector of CDM Bible College, has urged Ghanaians to fear God and eschew all forms of corrupt practices; so as to build a strong and vibrant nation.
Apostle Mensah who was speaking in Accra at a three-day evangelism training workshop for pastors and evangelists, dubbed: “The Green Harvest,” said corruption in all its forms destroys the nation and gives it a very bad image both locally and internationally.
The workshop was organised by the CDM Bible College in collaboration with the ARK World Outreach; to prepare the participants for a special evangelism outreach programme on Boxing Day, December 26.
Apostle Mensah also advised pastors to love and take very good care of the flock; which God had placed in their care.
He said it is very important that souls won at crusades are followed up, churched and ‘discipled’ for the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Rector explained that without a strong follow up evangelism team in a Church; newly won souls would easily backslide and go back into the world.
He said as much as the Body of Christ is able to invest huge amounts in organising big time crusades, it should also equally invest in the maintenance and building of the souls.
He observed that in disciplining souls for Christ, they should be taught the four Christian experiences – the New Birth, Water Baptism, Holy Spirit Baptism and Deliverance from Curses and Demons.
Apostle Mensah also mentioned that the new souls must be taken through the Five Assurances of Christians – Salvation; Forgiveness of Sins; Answered Prayers; Divine Guidance; Victory over Sin, Temptation and the Devil.
He said as part of Christian maturity, all newly won souls must also be taught the six basic bible doctrines – repentance from dead works, faith toward God, baptisms, laying on of hands, resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.
Apostle Mensah, who is also the Chairman of the Apostolic Council of the Great Commission Church International, said when Christians are well grounded in the doctrines of the bible they would not be gullible to fake prophets and pastors.
He noted that some chapels in Europe are being sold out and are being bought and converted into mosques and shopping malls; because the founding fathers had failed to put in place proper mechanism of training disciples to carry on with the task of the Great Commission.
He therefore, appealed to pastors and other leaders in the Body of Christ to take up the issue of disciple making very seriously; if they want to leave behind a strong and a lasting legacy.
Mr Harvey Michael Asiedu-Akrofi, the President of the ARK World Outreach, said the task of fulfilling the Great Commission of Jesus Christ is very huge; which calls for more labourers in the harvest field.
He urged Christians to be content to take up soul winning, churching and disciplining the nations for the Lord Jesus Christ.
The CDM Bible College is an international inter-denominational institution that aims to produce Christ-like disciple-makers, who know their specific calling from God and have enough urgency for the Great Commission, to reproduce strategic and faithful disciple-makers who would be labourers for finishing the unfinished task within the generation.