Date: January 6, 2018
The Takoradi Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Dr Alfred Koduah, has emphasised that only Christians who have had the born-again experience would make it to heaven.
“Every Christian must have two birthdays. The first is the day you were born into this earth, and the other; the day you were born in Christ. If you don’t have the second birthday then you are not saved,” he explained.
The former General Secretary made this assertion on January 3, 2018, during the recently-held PENSA Ghana Conference at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC) at Gomoa-Fetteh.
Speaking on the topic: “The Salvation Message” based on John 3:1-21, Apostle Dr Koduah explained that salvation is only received when one has a personal encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ.
He noted that salvation is not received by attending church services regularly nor by having Christian parents or living in a Christian home.
“There is a difference between ‘Churchianity’ and Christianity. The fact that you go to prayer meetings regularly does not mean you have been saved. Again, you cannot be saved because you are the child of an Elder or a Pastor because salvation is a personal affair” he said.
He also warned that salvation is not received just by being a good person neither is it received by having theological knowledge about God.
“There are people who are of the view that they do good, and even claim to be better than some professing Christians. But salvation is not just about doing good, after all, our righteousness is like filthy rags before the Lord. Salvation is a matter of grace,” he said.
The Takoradi Area Head said that every Christian ought to have a personal encounter with Christ by individually accepting Him into their lives as their Lord and personal saviour.
He emphasised that Jesus Christ is coming back for those who have been saved and not mere church members.
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