The Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye has charged all Christian professionals not to neglect their values and principles in their workplaces.
Rather he said they should positively influence their workplaces with their godly values in order to transform the nation.
Ghana’s development has been saddled with corruption and indiscipline, a situation some blame on the failure of the majority who are Christians to reflect their virtues in society.
But speaking to Citi News after the launch of the Pentecost Professionals Network, a guild for professionals in the Church at the Pentecost Convention Center, Apostle Nyamekye challenged Christians to take their civic responsibilities seriously.
“I want to call on anyone that is a Christian that God has given us a charge to take control over the land. He gave us the responsibility to take control of the earth. As Christians we have dual responsibility taking care of God’s creation and being poised to do good for the society,” he said.
Last year Apostle Eric Nyamakye lamented the wave of corruption in Ghana despite the huge Christian population in the country.
He said the church in Ghana appears to be focusing on things other than the core objective of leading souls to Christ.
“However, in spite of the presence of these churches in our societies, Christianity has not yet impacted society adequately in a way that eliminates endemic corruption and rampant social evil to reflect the huge presence of Christians in the country,” Apostle Nyamekye noted in his 5-year strategic vision dubbed “Possessing the Nations” for the Church of Pentecost.
He said the church under his leadership will focus on building the character of members that will please God.
“As a church, it is time for us to focus a lot more attention on the practice of being God’s representative on earth. The Church has to focus on being salt and light in this perverse world in order to transform the spiritual, social, economic and political fabric of the nations. I believe that the destiny of our nations is in the hands of the Churches”.