The Presiding Bishop of Life Church International, Bishop Dr. Gordon Kisseih has urged parents to take responsibility in training their children to be well-disciplined in society.
According to him, God has given parents the responsibility to train their children the way they should grow so that when they grow they would not depart from it.
“Unfortunately, I beg to differ because some people may not have been under any religious training but they are disciplined. Hence, religious leaders should not be put under pressure for discipline of children,” he stressed.
Discipline, Bishop Kisseih explained in an interview with GPCC News Team, is a controlled behaviour so “you do not control it when it is fully grown, rather sharpen it at the tender age.”
On the side of the religious leaders, he cautioned them to create an enabling environment so that what the parents and teachers in schools have done, they would also continue.
“The first point of call is in the house because they spend more time at home and the second call is the school as compared to the church. In view of that, if we want to see a moral reformation, I give the challenge to parents and schools because that is where formation of character take place,” the Presiding Bishop challenged.
Bishop Kisseih said religious leaders can inform but cannot go beyond information so “if we want to see discipline in our nation, let us get back to our parents and schools to bring societal reformation.”
Create Enable Environment
On Churches and religious leaders creating an enabling environment for discipline in the country, the clergyman pointed out that when children come to church, they must hear what they have been taught at home and school.
“If they are taught to speak the truth at school and home, when they come to church they should hear the same thing. The Church should only epitomise what they were taught at home and school,” he noted.
Dr. Kisseih who is a member of the National Executive Council (NEC) of Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) urged the Church to go head to create the environment for the existing discipline to continue.
Advising religious leaders, the Presiding Bishop urged pastors not to shirk their responsibilities, and to always speak the truth to their members.
“I want to advise pastors, all our messages should not be on prosperity. We rather should preach the holistic message which will be addition to what parents do at home and teachers at schools to bring the kind of discipline we want to see in the Country,” Bishop Kisseih advised.
Advising Ghanaians, the man of God noted that Christianity should be the lifestyle of Ghanaians and unbelievers to give their lives to God. He called on Christians to draw closer to God to make the country a better place devoid of indiscipline and sin.
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS