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02.11.2008 Religion

Christians should stand up for Christ- Moderator

By gna

Christians have been urged to be bold enough to stand up against anything which sought to drag the name and image of Christ and the religion into disrepute.

"Christians who form about 70 percent of the total population of the country must defend the tenets of Christ and eschew all negative tendencies", said Right Reverend Dr. Yaw Frimpong-Manso, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana.

Addressing the congregation of Abeka Presbyterian Church on Sunday on the occasion of its 40th anniversary, he urged Christians to cloth themselves with the armour of God, which includes righteousness, truthfulness, prayerfulness and steadfastness in order to withstand all the evil machinations of the devil.

He noted that there was no problem that Christians could not overcome if they would put on the amour of God, which included righteousness, truthfulness and steadfastness.

He urged them to propagate the message of peace in all their doings and invite Christ, who is the Prince of Peace to come and steer the affairs of the nations.

The Moderator appealed to the church and the Christian Council to be focused in all that they did for Christ and sow the seed of love, understanding, peace and harmony in the country.

Rev. Frimpong-Manso urged the congregation to use the anniversary to reflect on the past record of the church, identify new directions and most importantly

wake up to the challenges facing the Church and the nation today.

He called on Christians to also seek Christ as

the solution to all problems and not look elsewhere when trouble rears its ugly head.

He appealed to them not to become complacent by any achievement of the church but rather strive on to achieve more and eschew gossiping, nagging, unnecessary argument, which were not profitable in anyway.

He called on Christians to make sure they, not only vote on December 7 which falls on Sunday, but also go to church as well.

Giving a brief background of the Church, Reverend Colonel Eugene Sintim (rtd) Minister in-charge of Abeka Presby explained that the Church was established in accordance with the expansion programme of the Presbyterian Church to propagate the gospel wherever human beings dwelled.

"From a humble beginning on a veranda at Mr. C.K.Ankomah's house with only 16 members forty years ago, we now have about 1,500 membership and we are still growing.”

He paid glowing tribute to Mr. Samuel Ntim Kwafo (deceased) and his aged wife Mrs. Juliana Kwafo for being the main brains behind the establishment of Abeka Presbyterian Church.

The service which was under the theme; "Put on the Armour of God" also saw the awarding of members and individuals who had contributed towards the growth of the church since its inception.