A Member of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), Apostle James Kofi Abbrey has appealed to the public to show homosexuals love and hate the sin so they would not harm themselves.
According to him, the Church is there to show homosexuals love and help them change from the abnormal behaviour to the norms, therefore individuals should not neglect them but to be compassionate towards them while hating the sin of homosexuality.
Let’s Love Sinners
Quoting from the Bible, he said, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life- John 3:16,” this he said was a call on Christians not to allow the individuals involved to perish rather to give them love whilst condemning the sinful act.
Apostle Abbrey who is the Head Pastor of the Divine Builders Bible Church said this in an interview during a visit to the national Secretariat.
“Right is not Right once it goes against the principles and preserves of God. We as a Council will not act or do things in any way that goes against the principles of God, the individuals are those we love so much and we are seeking their salvation, just as we seek the salvation of anyone that engages in anything ungodly.
He indicated that, no individual, Church or institution which has the fear of God would make something which is abnormal look normal or which is against the principles of God becomes acceptable.
“Why do you want an empty sack stand while it cannot stand, it is an empty sack and there is nothing you can do to make it stand so you leave it as it is.The individuals in the Church should be all out to assist them as there is a cause to everything one does, we do not know what is pushing them there, maybe they are frustrated or depressed here and there so the church should assist them”, Apostle Abbrey urged.
Principles of God
Highlighting the role of the church, the Man of God mentioned that, the Church is there to see the spiritual and physical welfare of the people no matter who the person is, adding that, they are there to show love to Church members or individuals who are troubled, but not to discriminate among them especially sinners.
He said, this is why the bible says “Come to me, all ye who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest – Mathew 11: 28,” and advised Christians to get closer to sinners and show them love as they help them get out of the sin.
He reiterated that, Christians must hate sin which is the act but not the individual.
Apostle Abbrey stressed that, homosexuality cannot be legalised in the country and that no Christian or religious leader would watch for such an abnormal act to be legalised.
Advising religious leaders, he noted that, they should continue to dwell on the principles of God as they propagate the word.
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS