Ayakomaso (B/A), Dec. 26, GNA – Pastor Yaw Osei-Owusu, Brong-Ahafo Regional Overseer of Deeper Life Bible Church has expressed concern about moral decadence which has eaten into the church in recent times.
He admonished church leaders and the clergy to expel identifiable members who bring shame, ridicule and put the name of God into public disrepute and mockery.
Pastor Osei-Owusu told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) after the four-day December retreat of the church at Ayakomaso in Sunyani West District that immorality hindered God’s blessing in the church.
The retreat was attended by more than 1,500 members of the church drawn from the various districts and locations in the region.
Pastor Osei-Owusu emphasised that it was divine obligations on the part of Christians to always live an exemplary life in the offices, homes and market places and be guided by biblical principles at all times.
He warned that any church or congregation that allowed acts of immorality to prevail within did so at its own peril, as members would not obtain any blessings from God.
The Brong-Ahafo Regional Overseer pointed out that God frowned on and abhored any form of sin and the responsibility lay on church leaders and the clergy to openly rebuke members who engaged in sinful practices.
Pastor Osei-Owusu emphasised that Christian security in God was conditional and condemned some churches which believed in “once save, forever saved” saying it was only Christians who abided in God who would inherit God’s kingdom.
He was worried about the spate of disrespect for the elderly and for authority.
Pastor Osei-Owusu advised Christians to show compassion and support the needy in the church and society at large in the Christmas period and beyond, and to ensure that the Gospel was preached to the sinful world for God’s redemption.
He indicated that now that election 2012 was over, it behooved Ghanaians to come together and support the government to facilitate accelerated national development.
Pastor Osei-Owusu noted that with unity, oneness, love and the fear of God, Ghana would advance onto a higher pedestal.