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29.12.2009 Religion

Christ Apostolic Church calls for national crusade on the youth

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Accra, Dec. 28, GNA - Apostle Percy Konotey, Christian Education Director of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Ghana on Monday called for a national crusade to inculcate the fear of God in the youth.

He noted that such a move would encourage the youth to eschew corruption and other social vices, which are the bane of the country's poor level of development.

Apostle Konotey was speaking at a Quiz Competition to round off the Christmas festivities by the Accra South Territory of the CAC for the youth in the branches within the territory.

The Accra South Territory of the CAC comprises of three branches, Osu, Pig farm and Nungua.

At the end of the four rounds of gruelling questions on especially Bible scriptures, social and current issues, the Pig farm branch emerged tops with 104 points, followed by Osu with 101 points and Nungua with 87.

For their prizes, Pig farm took a trophy and cash of GH¢ 200, 00, Osu received GH¢ 150, 00 and Nungua took home GH¢ 100, 00.

He said the "fear of God brings fear into the mind, heart, body and soul of an individual making him to live in accordance with the standard norms and values of society".

Apostle Konotey said lack of fear of God was the result of the increasing rate of corruption taking place in public and private circles.

He said realizing this deficiency, CAC had embarked on the quiz programme, meant to enrich the knowledge and the fear of God in the youth to enable them to lead morally accepted lives.

He said from next year, the entire 11 territories of the CAC in the Greater Accra Region would participate in the exercise.

Apostle Jeroham John Obour of the Accra South Territory stressed the need for continuous knowledge acquisition, saying it made one to get everything he needed.

Prizes were presented to long serving leaders of the church.


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