Church prays for perpetual peace in Ghana
The Seventh Day Congregation of Theocracy (SDCT) has marked its Feast of Pentecost with special prayers for the country’s peace to be perpetually sustained.
The occasion saw over 5,000 congregants converging on the church grounds at Shalom Otiakrom in the Akuapem South District in the Eastern Region. The Feast of Pentecost, otherwise known as Feast of Weeks, is observed by the church every 50th day after Passover.
It was attended by members from over 30 branches of the church in the Greater Accra Region.The Seventh Day Congregation of Theocracy was established in 1977 and has over 2,000 members nationwide and a mission school.
In a homily to the congregation, the Presiding Apostle of the Church, Mr Kadmiel Emmanuel Howard Agbalenyoh, stressed the need for Ghanaians to embrace peace at all times and called on the congregation to do everything possible, including praying, to preserve peace in the country.
He described peace as a catalyst for development and stressed that it was what the country needed at all times to be able to develop.
“What I am saying is that authentic Christians must continue to stand in and pray without ceasing to protect the nation’s peace. We should not wait for something to happen before we begin to pray,” he urged.
Sharing his thoughts on the same sex relationship debate, the Presiding Apostle of the SDCT Church condemned what he said was an attempt by the Western world, to impose its values on Ghana. “God frowns on homosexuality,” he said and called on the youth to abstain from the act which he described as ungodly.
Apostle Agbalenyoh said most churches had ignored the real biblical teachings and were rather indulged in their own beliefs to enrich themselves.