Bethel Deliverance Mission celebrates 10th Anniversary
The General Overseer of the Bethel Deliverance Mission International, Rev. Cephas Kumah, has called on the various religious groups and their leaders in the country to unite and coordinate their activities to help promote unity and the maintenance of peace.
The Rev. Kumah noted that unity was key to the development of every nation, hence Ghana needed to be united in that respect, especially when the country was entering into an election period.
He added that the relevance and activities of religious groups would be put to test in the forthcoming general elections, as much was expected from the church in the promotion of peace and unity in the country.
The General Overseer, who made the call at the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Church at Awudome-Tsibu in the newly-created Ho West District, pointed out that calls for peace during and after the 2012 general elections ought to be seen as a greater responsibility on the church, which should be teaching it members to live in peace with each other.
Rev. Kumah explained that the actions and inactions of the youth during and after the elections would be a reflection of the level at which Christian and religious organisations had operated in the country in preaching the gospel, which basically, promotes peace and unity among people.
He noted that religious bodies were institutions where almost all the youth could be traced in the provision of spiritual and moral growth, adding that the youth belong to the various churches and religious groups, where it was expected that their teachings promote peace and unity.
He cautioned the youth against allowing themselves to be used by politicians in perpetuating violence during and after the elections, stressing that it was very important for them to understand that they had a bright future, which should be protected.
Rev. Kumah promised the Bethel Deliverance Mission International’s preparedness to continue with its crusade of educating the youth in particular, to ensure that their actions reflect the teachings of Christ who was a symbol of peace and unity.
The Overseer of the Bethel Deliverance Mission International also urged parents to work hard to ensure that they educate their children on the need to lead lives that were generally acceptable to society to help ensure a well cultured society, where respect for the elderly and leaders would be paramount.
The Member of Parliament for Ho-West commended the Bethel Deliverance Mission International for its peaceful activities over the years, particularly in its efforts at protecting the environment from destruction, and urged other religious organisations and institutions to emulate the church in protecting the environment.
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