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26.03.2005 General News

Emulate Jesus and sacrifice - Christians urged

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Accra, March 26, GNA - Ghanaians especially Christians have been urged to emulate Jesus who laid down his life for the salvation of mankind to sacrifice for the development of the country. The Reverend Jonas Jones, General Overseer of the World Liberation Church International (WLCI), made the call at service to mark Good Friday as part of a four-day national Easter Convention of the Church at Darkuman in Accra.

He said if the Ghanaians looked into the future with hope and allowed Jesus to lead the country in the quest for socio-economic and political advancement, "God will hear from above and deliver his people like he did for the Israelites in the land of Egypt".

Rev Jones called on Ghanaians especially those in positions of trust to eschew bribery and corruption, which he attributed to greed and selfishness and said true Christians should place the good of their churches, community and nation above their personal interest. He called on Christians to hold on fast to their faith and said, "When Jesus said on the Cross that it is finished, he was telling you that all of your problems are over".

Rev Jones advised the people irrespective of their political affiliations to be truthful and to work together to ensure speedy national development.

"As Ghanaians we should see ourselves as one in all of our dealings and to do things constructively and not destructively to help move the nation forward," he said.

He reminded Christians to see the Cross of Jesus as a symbol of salvation and liberation, adding that, they should endeavour to set good example in the society to win more souls for Christ. The WLCI Overseer told the Ghana News Agency that special prayers would be said for the government and people of Ghana at the climax of the convention.

Many members of the Church from branches throughout the country are attending the convention. 07 March 05

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