‘Christians need discipline, not excessive deliverance’

Accra, Sept. 11,
GNA – The Reverend Raphael Mac Attih, the Synod Clerk of The Global Evangelical
Church, has appealed to Ghanaians, especially Christians, to make discipline
their hallmark and desist from chasing excessive deliverance sessions.

He said indiscipline
had taken the better part of most people, compelling them to focus on numerous
deliverance services at the expense of working on themselves for their
breakthroughs.

Rev. Attih was
speaking at the 2016 Triennial National Rally of the Global Evangelical Church
Choirs’ Union, held at Kpando in the Volta Region, on the theme: “Radiating
God’s Kingdom on earth, choristers in perspective.”

The Synod Clerk
said physical discipline for instance, would help an individual to eat
healthily, exercise regularly and generally live healthy lifestyles, which
required no help from spiritual leaders.

Moral uprightness,
he said, would prevent one from indulging in sexual immorality and other
related vices thereby ensuring Christians to radiate God’s type of life.

Rev. Attih noted
that financial indiscipline had eaten deep into the fabric of most Ghanaians
and the lack of financial prudence had caused some people to live beyond their
means.

He said some people
spent their business profits and capital, thereby collapsing their trades;
others stole from their employers resulting in their loss of jobs, and asked,
“With these, do we need deliverance or discipline?”

Rev. Attih
condemned the actions of Christians who practised their piety before men in
order to be seen by them.

“It is only those
who have been tested and been found faithful in the secret that God will
approve in the open,” he said. “May you heed these great warnings of Jesus
Christ and escape from the caravan of empty religion,” he advised.

A new set of National
Executives were elected to steer the affairs of the Union for the next three
years. They are: Ferdinand Abodakpi, President; Richard Amenuveve, Vice
President; Samuel Kwadzo, Secretary; Bright Alukutu, Assistant Secretary and
Joyce Buamah, Treasurer.

The rest are:
Ephraim Tsifodze, Financial Secretary; Isaac Tiase, Organising Secretary; Janet
Sorkpor, Choir Mother; Williams Tamekloe, Choirmaster; Shine Nuworti, Assistant
Choirmaster; Timothy Nortsu, Advisor and Rev. M.S.K. Lanyo, National
Coordinator.

Mr. Ferdinand
Abodakpi, the National President, announced that plans were underway to set up
an ultra-modern recording studio for the Union, adding that audio and video
tape shops would be opened in vantage towns and cities to offer employment to
members, while boosting the Union’s finances.

GNA

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