The General Secretary of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), Rev. Emmanuel T. Barrigah has stated that the National Cathedral is a priority for Christian Leaders which would shower blessings upon the country.
According to him, building the National Cathedral would mean acknowledging the lordship of God over the country, “I believe it should be a priority.”
In an interview, Rev. Barrigah he said, “The priority as a Christian is to establish the Lordship of God in this country and I believe that will open the floodgates of blessings on this country.”
In March last year, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, cut the sod for the construction of a National Cathedral to be sited close to the State House in Accra.
The Cathedral of Inter-denominational Worship project is a thanksgiving gesture to God for the blessings He has bestowed on the country.
President Akufo-Addo said it was a matter of pride and glory to God that the momentous sod-cutting was being done on the same day the nation was marking its 60th anniversary.
As part of arrangements towards the actualisation of the project, the government agreed to provide the land, while the religious denominations committed themselves to providing resources for the construction.
The initiation of the National Cathedral building project was aimed at filling that gap and providing space within which Christians, regardless of their denominations, could congregate and worship God.
Responding to the controversies surrounding the building of the National Cathedral, Rev. Barrigah pointed out that, churches have contributed a lot to social intervention programmes including building of hospitals, schools among others.
According to him, he does not see anything wrong building a National Cathedral which is a symbolism of the Lordship of God over this country.
“My understanding is that, the government equity in the whole thing is to provide the Land for the building of the Cathedral, but the money which will be used to build the cathedral will be sourced from the churches. As it stands, some churches have started donating to the building of the edifice,” he revealed.
Condemning the claim that the project should not be the country’s priority, the clergyman pointed out that, “As a Christian leader, I think our priority is to establish God’s lordship in this country which I believe is going to open the floodgate of God’s blessings upon this country.”
Referring to the bible, the General Secretary indicated that, “the bible says, blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, if in doing that, we are acknowledging the Lordship of God over this country I think it should be our priority.”
According to him, there are many needs crying out there to be satisfied, and it is not possible to meet all the needs at the same time, but he thinks as a Christian leader, “We must prioritise the Lordship of God of this country over every other thing.”
Rev. Barrigah mentioned that, if God finds place in the heart of every one of us as citizens in every nation, I believe this nation would do better than it is doing now.”
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS