Don't Wish Your Enemies Dead
Rt. Rev. Dr. Setorwu Kwadzo Ofori, the Moderator of the Global Evangelical Church, has urged Ghanaians, especially Christians, to desist from praying for the death of their enemies because God does not take delight in such prayers.
'The church today should stop praying those kinds of prayers because while praying for your enemies to die, maybe your parents, brother or sister, your son or daughter is an enemy to someone else,' he said.
'If God decides to answer such a prayer just imagine how many people will die; thousands of people including your family members,' he said, adding that God has various ways of dealing with 'our enemies.'
Rt. Rev. Dr Ofori said this in a sermon during an induction service for Rev. Eric Fakor Kwaku Avah, the newly appointed Director of Church Life and Nurture of the Global Evangelical Church, in Accra.
'Maybe God wants your enemies to live to be saved, thus to know Him or see what He, the Lord, will do in your lives,' he said.
In a sermon titled; 'Called to be a Witness,' the Moderator said God always called people to become His servants and sometimes the people He called were 'notorious evil doers'.
'God did not kill Saul but called him to become Paul, though he was an enemy to the early church and persecuted Christians,' he said, adding that God could call anybody and use them to His glory.
Administering the Oath of Office, the Moderator asked God to give Rev. Eric Avah the strength and provide him with wisdom to serve as His faithful servant.
Rev. Eric Fakor Avah became the Director of Church Life and Nurture after the former Director, Rev. Emmanuel Barrigah, was elected to the position of General Secretary of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council GPCC).
Prior to his appointment, Rev. Avah served as a district pastor in various districts of the church and finally became the Parish Pastor of the Global Evangelical Church, Dodowa.
An Agriculture Horticulturist by profession, he worked as Chief Technical Officer at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) before his ordination into the priesthood.
He will serve a four-year term, which will be renewed upon recommendation.