Pastor Joshua (right) during the sermon
The Church of Pentecost National Head for the Republic of Angola, Joshua De Souza, has paid glowing tribute to Ghanaians for their unique hospitality towards foreigners.
Describing Ghanaians as people with very rich traditional values which push them into being hospitable to foreigners, the pastor recalled his encounter with various people in the Western Region who according to him, were very respectful and always prepared to ensure that he felt at home.
The pastor, who was in the country on a short missionary tour, was preaching the sermon at a heavily attended Resurrection Sunday Service for members of the church in the Akuapem Zone of the Eastern Region.
The nine districts forming the zone which include Aburi, Akropong, Adukrom, Mampong and Adwaso, had converged at old Adonten Senior High School, Aburi, for their annual Easter programme which was under the theme,”Teteleslai: It’s finished.”
Reading from the Holy scriptures, Pastor Joshua De Souza said the proclamation, “It’s finished” by Jesus Christ while hanging on the cross at Golgotha on Good Friday meant His (Jesus Christ’s) task of re-uniting sinful man to God was completed.
“It is a hard won battle over Satan and from now you do not need a pastor, prophet or any medium by which you can reach out to the Father (God) but by your faith and obedience to His call you have every opportunity to enter the Holy of Holies to present your case,” he assured.
Pastor Souza decried the conduct of some people, especially Christians, who till date are looking for salvation from “wrong sources” such as consulting mediums and self-acclaimed pastors and prophets who unsuspectingly exploit such people.
The man of God without mincing words, urged Christians to take up the full armour of God and join the clarion call by the risen Christ to go into the world to evangelize to people who are being swayed into destruction.
Pastor Souza also called on Christians to play active roles to shape the future of the world; they should lead Godly lives so that they can speak out boldly against evil.
By Solomon Ofori