By Evans Donkoh, GNA
Sunyani, Feb. 22, GNA – The Right Reverend Dr. Ellen Dua-Agyemang, the Founder and General Overseer of Mount Horeb Glory Ministry (MHGM) in Sunyani has advised preachers to preach as people really called by God but not talk as politicians.
She observed some public preachers of the gospel of Jesus Christ and even Pastors in their sermons sometimes sounded too insulting and attacking in their choice of language which tended to be counter-productive to the cause and prime objective of converting lost souls.
Rt. Rev. Dr. Dua-Agyemang gave the advice when she was speaking at the opening of a three-day freelance evangelism summit organised by the MHGM on the theme “The Gospel to All Creation” on Wednesday in Sunyani.
It was attended by Pastors and Freelance Preachers from the Ahafo, Brong and Bono East Regions and aimed among others “at empowering participants with the necessary knowledge and skills for effective propagation of the gospel and church growth for soul reaching and winning”.
She admonished them saying “as preachers of the gospel our messages to the world should be free from insults and abusive language. Preachers shouldn’t insult authorities in government, colleague preachers and their listeners because this could create chaos in our communities and the nation at large”.
“We should not politicise our messages nor engage in active politics, especially as Ghanaians vote in the Election 2020 in December next year”.
“Rather our preoccupation and focus must be on the interpretation of the scriptures which brings out the substance in the word of God”, Rt. Rev. Dr Dua-Agyemang emphasised.
She affirmed the significance of Freelance evangelism, saying “it has become indispensable in the Kingdom business because it is by that medium that many in the street, cars, market places hear the Gospel”.
Oboaman Bofotia Boamponsem, the Kurontirehene of Sunyani who was the guest speaker, entreated preachers to choose their words wisely and appropriately to achieve the expected impact at anywhere “Jesus Christ is preached”.
He said “the Bible contains words but they are not mere words”, urging that preachers of the word must therefore seek in-depth knowledge and the guidance of the Holy Spirit for deeper understanding of the scriptures to make the desired impact in the society.
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