The Greater Accra Regional Secretary of Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) Rev. Johny Apeakorang has noted 50 years of Pentecostalism and Charismatic influence in the Country “should end the excesses going on in Christian circles to tell the world we are of age.”
“Celebrating Golden Jubilee Anniversary means freedom and maturity in Christianity; we need to exhibit maturity in the way we do things towards national development.”Rev Apeakorang cautioned.
Speaking in side-line interview at the Regional Delegates Conference after the regional launch of the GPCC Golden Jubilee Anniversary Celebration, he noted that, Christians must use Christianity to make a positive impact on the country after 50years.
According to him, GPCC is making a tremendous impact in the country and are going to use the celebration as a platform to communicate better to Ghanaians to be the ambassadors of change in the country.
Rev. Apeakorang noted that, the anniversary which is themed: “Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council: Celebrating 50 Years of Pentecostal Influence”- (Acts 2) would be characterised by series of activities including public lectures, health bazaar and sanitation and clean up exercises which would simultaneously be held across all the regions of Ghana.
These activities, he said would also communicate to Christians that, they play a key role in national development; hence they must undertake initiatives that would bring positive impact to their immediate environment.
“GPCC members must pursue other agendas that will bring development to the society we live in,” he said.
Touching on the rise of Political Vigilantism in the country, Rev. Apeakorang indicated that, “political vigilantism has not really helped us so far, political parties may have their various reasons for forming them, but the excesses show that the political parties are not able to bring them under control.”
He said political vigilante groups are not helpful to the country and their constitution must be frowned upon by all. The man of God noted that, the fight against the trending menace must be immediately put to a halt as we all concentrate on building a better Ghana.
Rev Apeakorang urged that the Police and other national security agencies must be well resourced to deliver on their mandate which includes offering protection to political figures and their causes so that there would not be any need for political vigilante groups claiming to offer these services.
Rev. Apeakorang urged political parties to rather focus on issues that are at the core of the country’s development agenda such as issues of poor sanitation, unemployment and poverty among others.
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS