The Former General Superintendent of Pentecostal Life Ministry International, Apostle John Steveson Gyedu has entreated parents to live an exemplary life as a means of fighting the increase in immoral activities among the youth especially students in tertiary institutions.
Parents, he said are those who spend more time with the children who learn a lot from them so should be mindful of how they behave around the home.
In an interview with Apostle Gyedu, he indicated that parents should know their children’s going out and their coming in so they could correct them when they go wrong.
Increase of Immorality
The Man of God said it was unfortunate that immorality was on the increase despite the proliferation of churches in the country, noting that nudity has become an acceptable fashion among the youth.
“Parents must rise up and speak against anything that has the tendency of affecting the morality of the society,” he urged.
The Clergyman pointed out that, parents should coach their children on how to speak, dress among other things since they have more influence on them.
“Actions speak louder than words therefore as Christian parents the way they will live their lives will affect the children,” he said.
He urged Christians to let their “voices sound louder in the fight against immorality to save the future of the country,” adding that the increase in social vices was due to the silence of Christians on the issue.
Promote Moral Values
Apostle Gyedu who is also the Resident Pastor of Pentecostal Life Ministry International at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region expressed dissatisfaction of some media content which he said has contributed to the rise in immorality.
“The youth are eager to practise what they see to know how it feels so most of the social vices were as a result of what the youth watch on the television and hear on radio,” he indicated.
He urged that, no matter how worse things have gotten, religious leaders should rise up to preach the right message to bring sanity in the country.
Suggesting some ways to address the rise of immorality, he stressed that stakeholders should take Religious and Moral Education seriously in the second cycle institutions so as to promote Ghanaian moral and cultural values.
“If government can even employ some of the religious leaders to teach in senior high school to bring the attention of our moral values, it will be very helpful,” he suggested.
‘’Different activities and various subjects in the curriculum of the various schools could be used by religious leaders in effectively providing moral education in addition to religious instruction,’’ he advised.
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS