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23.03.2009 Social News

Christians asked to avoid negative practices

By gna

The Right Reverend Professor Emmanuel Asante,

Methodist Bishop of Kumasi, at the weekend called on Christians to avoid negative

practices that could destroy the image of the Church.

He said “I am particularly worried about recent unfortunate incidence in the

Church such as defaming the character of innocent members including even ministers,

struggling for positions, envy, back-biting and arrogance on the part of some

self-seeking members”.
Rt. Rev. Prof. Asante was addressing a three-day fifth biennial delegates'

conference of the Kumasi Diocesan Association of Methodist Men's Fellowships,

under the theme “Go On To Maturity”, at the Suame Emmanuel Methodist Church in

Kumasi at the weekend.
He asked the members to adhere to the principles, beliefs and norms of the

Methodist Church to ensure sanity and discipline at all times.

Rt. Rev. Prof. Asante Christian leaders not to lord themselves over their members

instead they should serve them with humility and dignity to ensure the growth of the

Church.
The clergyman, who is also the Presiding Bishop-elect of the Methodist Church,

hailed the men's fellowship for promoting the well-being of its members.

He said “Due to discipline among fellowship members, we now have members

who were formally engaged in alcoholism, occultism and other vices changing for the

better to the glory of God”.
Mr. Asare Yeboah, Kumasi Diocesan Chairman of the association, appealed to

members to use the conference to reflect on their past activities and chart a new path

towards growth.

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