The Country Director of Awesome Bible College who also Doubles as the Head Pastor of souls Pasture Church at Asuofo- Achiase in the Ashanti Region, Rev.Emmanuel Boachie has reiterated that during any form of global crisis, the first institution that comes to mind is the church and its leadership (place of refuge_ NADMO), yet it remains the last to remember in times glory, the world has its own way to fulfil Jesus’ statement, ‘the first shall be last and the last shall be first which can be caught a glimpse of in the Holy Book (Matthew. 20:16)
“What an oxymoron of irony.”
He added that most of the world’s leaders were raised up in churches. Still, the universities claim exclusivity of credit to it, national peace Council (predominantly clergymen), a place for votes (campaign season), registration centres (EC), community centres (for Local Assembly), and media studios (for NCCA).
He stressed that the clergymen services:
Preaches against crime (Police Officers)
Settles disputes (Magistrate)
Offers counselling (psychologist).
Offers spiritual help (Psychiatrist)
Offers encouragement, hope and excitement (Entertainment industry).
Prays for peace (Military Service).
Intermediates between the nation and heaven (Ambassador).
Nurtures young ones (life coach).
“If the government would be sincere, discerning and analytical enough within all spectrum, they will realise that it is actually the state is indebted to the church.” He lamented
Historically, there is no non-governmental organisation on earth that has faithfully played a vital role towards National development than the church, especially in the areas of education, hospitals, orphanage, charity, life support schemes for the needy and disabled, craft, scholarship schemes, etc.
He said The Church of Pentecost and others in Ghana are building prison camps and police stations, schools, and hospitals, but These are what society expects from governments of their respective nations, so if the church has taken the lead ahead of governments, then, every reasonable person should rather encourage the government show gratitude by supporting the church but not to override it.
“As Britain is known by King James l and John Wesley likewise should Ghana be known by
ARCHBISHOP DANCUB WILLIAMS, BISHOP DAG-HAWARD MILLS,
CARDINAL APPIAH TURKSON, APOSTLE ANNI.”
He emphasized that Britain is moreover known by Anglican and Methodist Churches, similarly, should ghana be known by THE CHURCH OF PENTECOST and LIGHTHOUSE CHAPLE INTERNATIONAL.
These are indigenous Ghanaian organisations on the world map without any substantive cost to the Ghana government, yet, they are nonessential to the government.
“Nkrumah was trained as a priest and almost all the names of best secondary schools in Ghana begin with a SAINT’S or CHURCH likewise private tertiaries and hospitals.”
“Politicians use the church to gain power and later turn against it.”
When Queen Elizabeth died, African presidents were packed on a bus like students but it is on record that Archbishop Duncan Williams attends banquets and breakfast at Whitehouse and Buckingham Palace.
All these clergymen are on the map of the world by virtue of their genuine or false association with Jesus Christ.
This is what prophet Simeon said about infant Jesus, ‘….this child is destined to cause….THE RISING OF MANY and the GLORY OF YOUR PEOPLE (GHANA) yet many will oppose Him. Luke. 2:34
He backed the above with Quotation like John 15:19
which reads If you (Church) belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Translated in the local language that
“S3 mo anyi me ay3 a ns3e me din.”
“Is it not the church relevant, essential and inevitable?” he quizzed
He urged the govt to extend its godly intervention to the churches to grow and win souls for Christ Jesus.
Story by Lawrence Odoom