By Alexander Nyarko Yeboah, GNA
Tema Sept. 30,
GNA - The Greenwich Meridian Presbyterian Church has crowned her 60th anniversary celebrations by
urging the Church to rise up onto discipleship to transform a corrupt world for the sake of
anniversary, which is on the theme, “Transforming and Inspiring our Generation
Through Discipleship, Growing Stronger , Reaching Higher,” seeks to inspire the
youth to grow up with godly values that would transform their generation and
make them have better lives.
In a sermon on
Sunday at the Greenwich Meridian Presbyterian Church, Community One, Tema, Rev.
Dr. Victor Okoe Abbey, asked the congregants to pledge that, “You are going to
transform your generation. You are going to make your generation a better one
than it is today. You are going to inspire your generation to become a better
people than they are today.”
Rev. Dr. Abbey,
who was the chairperson of the Ga Presbytary of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana,
observed that they could do that through the principle of discipleship which
ensured that they made people accept the values of Jesus Christ and live in
accordance with his teachings.
how lack of discipleship had made Ghana not to win the fight against social
vices, the Cleric said, “Look at our society, it has become a matter of course
that it is riddled with corruption or practices that should not be mentioned,
even among Christians; talking about corruption at every level of society.”
He hinted that,
“If we are able to disciple our members, such that people who find themselves
in the various offices, from the least to the highest, are disciples, things that are happening today
would not continue to happen.”
observed how Ghanaian roads and other infrastructure were in a deplorable state
because monies meant for those projects had ended up in private pockets.
“So it’s very
important that you have agreed to go into the generation to inspire them to
become better people; people who would not direct public funds into their
pocket,” he said.
He referred to
the new syllabus for Ghanaian schools and how the children were going to be
exposed to Comprehensive Sexual Education (CSE) which, to him, would stand in
the way of the fight against homosexuality in Ghana.
they are going to be taught in school about sexuality, you have no idea. And
this is the society that is being built for us, “he said.
He added that,
“It is therefore very important that we rise up with determination to go out
there and transform the society; we should be able to rise up to neutralize the
things they bring from school so that they would be transformed in the fear of
He asked the
church to look at the new education syllabus and think about the things “we
could do in order to transform our society and inspire our children to become
better people, not people who would rationalize everything, and accept
everything. There are so many problems with so many things happening in our
society today, and it’s the duty of the church to correct them.”
Minister-In-Charge of the Greenwich Meridian Congregation, Rev. Ebenezer Akrong
said when the church began, evangelistic drive was high therefore members went
out there to propagate the gospel, and so through that activity, a lot of
churches were planted within Tema and Ashaiman."
said the way forward was to continue to plant churches and transform this
generation needs to be transformed, because if we don’t make special efforts to
affect and insire this citizens, we would go into a serious doom and one day
God would ask some of us questions,” he said.
that transformation of life was a basic thing "and that when we preach the
unadulterated word of God, when we show them the ways of God and they follow
it, that alone would affect the nation and that is our major focus."
questions about how to take advantage of the location of the church, he said,
"Tourism Development Company is engaging architects who will redesign this
place; there would be a prayer room, a mall, where we can sell religious items,
so that tourist would come here and pray on the line. We believe that being at
the centre of the world, it would be a prestige to pray at such a
graced the occasion included the Member of Parliament for Tema East, Mr. Daniel
Titus-Glover, the British High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr. Ian Walker, a Past
Moderator of the Presbyterian Church, Rev. Professor Emmanuel Martey, among