Yendi (N/R), Jan. 19, GNA – Reverend Dr Steven Asante, President of Ghana Baptist Convention (GBC), has spoken against some members of the clergy who concentrate their preaching on the prosperity Gospel.
He says it is wrong to promise “problems free” (world) for believers, explaining that such practices are not part of the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Rev Dr Asante said life is full of challenges and Christians must be told to work hard to be rewarded accordingly.
The GBC President made this known at the weekend during the ordination of 33 pastors of the Church, who went through a three-year training at the Ghana Baptist School of Ministry in Yendi in the Northern Region.
The graduation which was the first of its kind by the school was on the theme: “Transforming our communities: the role of transformational leaders.”
Rev Asante challenged the new pastors to be focus, live lives of emulation and assist in the educational and health activities of the Church.
Rev Thomas Ammah, Dean of the School noted that planting of churches without a comprehensive plan for sustaining them would be a recipe for disaster and urged the leadership of GBC to sustain the school for the benefit of the church growth.
Mr Mark Nbagmon, the over-all best graduating pastor expressed gratitude to the Church on behalf of his colleagues for the training, saying it had equipped them on how to preach the gospel and the importance of evangelism