The General Secretary of Abiding Faith Church International, Elder Alexis Dwamena has called on religious leaders to uphold the principles of the Holy Bible as a way of life and avoid cutting corners.
According Elder Dwamena, the economic hardship and the spate of unemployment in the country are making people to ‘cut corners’ especially among religious leaders.
In an interview with GPCC News, he urged Christian leaders to hold on to their faith and principles irrespective of the financial difficulties they faced because God is faithful to take them through.
“Due to the recent economic hardship, some religious leaders tend to find ways outside biblical issues to make quick money and in so doing pollute the system,” he stressed.
As a way forward, the man of God advised religious leaders and Christians to inhale more of the spirit and do away with carnality.
“Yes times are hard and times would keep getting harder but those who know their God will survive,” Elder Dwamena encouraged.
Explaining further, the General Secretary noted that when Christians and religious leaders live carnally they tend to cut corners even with the little pressure and urged them to stick to their bibles.
He added that they must believe that in all situations the Lord would come to their aid because He has plans for them and again “It is only the Bible that can stand the test of time no matter the changes in times and periods,” he said.
Advising religious leaders, Elder Dwamena noted that, religious leaders must preserve and stand by the teachings of the bible and not cut corners to make ends meet.
Touching on the rate of moral decadence in the country, he mentioned that in the past religious morality was high because the family as the basic unit of the society was very cohesive.
He said in recent times, due to economic and financial hardship most families cannot stay together because ‘they do not do their quiet time anymore’.
“Even in the so called Christian homes few of them meet together to fellowship as a family. The moment the family disintegrates religiously, it gives room for the devil to step in and adulterate the individuals,” he said.
Elder Dwamena urged religious leaders to recognise the family at all level as an important avenue for evangelism to propagate the word of God.
Concluding, the man of God emphasised that the word of God was replete with enough moral and ethical lessons that all religious leaders could learn and teach their followers and admonished Christians to be worthy ambassadors of the faith.
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS