Love your neighbors as yourself – Mahama to Christians
John Dramani Mahama, a former president of Ghana, has pleaded with Christians to show the virtues of their faith by caring for their neighbors and sharing what they have with them.
He claimed that would assist the populace get some of the current hardships in Ghanaian society under control.
At the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana (EPCG)’s (Mr. Mahama’s) Sunday thanksgiving service to conclude its 175th anniversary celebration. “A journey of 175 years in ministry – Achievements, challenges, and the road forward” was the topic of the event.
The former President, who was the honoree, claimed that in order to bring relief to the populace, leaders must act justly, as Christ did for humanity.
He praised the EPCG for upholding the principles of integrity, modesty, humility, and kindness throughout the years to serve humanity, noting that the church’s commitment to the well-being of the populace was demonstrated by the excellent educational and medical facilities they had in the nation.
According to Mr. Mahama, the country’s 1,000 EPCG congregations provide as adequate evidence of the church’s continued vigor.
In light of the current economic difficulties, he asked the EPCG to continue spreading the message of love, perseverance, and integrity. He asserted that the state must always recognize the role of the church as a critical partner in nation building.
In a speech, the Moderator of the EPCG General Assembly, Rt. Rev. Dr. Lt. Col. Bliss Divine Agbeko (retd), emphasized that even in difficult circumstances, Christians must always be agents of justice and never give up doing the right thing.
He made the point that there could be no forgiveness without love and virtue, and he exhorted Christians to allow the prospect of heaven inspire them to uphold their moral standards despite the evil in the world. We can only live in a peaceful nation when the righteous take the helm, according to Rev. Dr. Agbeko.
Providing for humankind
He disclosed the EPCG’s plans to erect a contemporary conference center with housing in Ho, in keeping with its dedication to serving humanity. Representatives from the E.P. Church in Pakistan, the Eglise Evangelical Presbyterienne du Togo, and Bremen Mission in Germany attended the service. Prayers were said for the safety of the Christian community in Pakistan at the former president’s request.