A National Executive Council member of Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), Apostle Eric Nyamekye has called on Christians to distinguish themselves from the people of the world while not socially isolating themselves from unbelievers.
Apostle Nyamekye said Christians have not only been called to worship God but also sent back into the world to serve the will of God and so needed to portray Christ wherever they found themselves.
In a sermon on Sunday, Apostle Nyamekye said, “As Christians, we are to be in the world but not of the world.”
Speaking on the topic: “The Christian As An Agent Of Transformation”, he said that it is not the intent of Christ to take believers out of the world but instead send believers into the world to transform it (John 17:15-19).
Apostle Nyamekye who is also the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost said Christians cannot transform the world when they isolate themselves from it but cautioned that although Christians are to be actively involved in the affairs of the world they must not conform to its patterns (Romans 12:1-2).
Advising Christians, Apostle Nyamekye noted that Christians should reach out to unbelievers and engage them with the sole purpose of transforming them and not vice versa. To avoid the latter, the Chairman urged Christians to always put on the “Helmet of Salvation” as stated in Ephesians 6:17.”
“The helmet of salvation guards the mind. This means that throughout our daily engagements with unbelievers, we must never forget that we are saved and we are not to behave like them (unbelievers),” he said.
He added that when Christians live righteous lives, the people of the world would be drawn to them and give glory to God.
Apostle Nyamekye further stated that, Christians have been given the power and authority to influence and transform the world.
The Chairman urged Christians to take an active interest in the affairs of the state so as to influence national culture with Kingdom values and principles.
He added “In so doing, all the nations and Kingdoms of the world would submit to the Lordship and kingship of God”.
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS