Date: January 22, 2018
Ministers of the Gospel and church leaders have been called upon to make every effort to maintain a happy home in order to have the moral high ground to lead God’s church.
This is because a Christ-centered and well-focused family would have the same positive rippling effect on the church, community, the nation and beyond and vice versa.
The Resident Minister of the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC)- Kokomlemle, Pastor Emmanuel Kwesi Acquah, said this in a presentation on “Marriage and Family Life” at the ongoing 6th Ministers and Wives’ Conference of The Church of Pentecost at the Pentecost Convention, Gomoa Fetteh, on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.
According to the former Youth Director, the family is the nucleus around which the church, communities, nations and the world revolve.
He pointed out that God has brought couples together to be a comfort for each other but not to be burdensome in the marriage.
He underscored the need to make every effort to build strong marital and family units so as to have a more glorious society, saying, “If we cannot manage our own homes, then we have no business leading the church.”
He observed that the essence of marriage is for couples to find the security of love and growth in the heritage of faith and build strong families.
Pastor Acquah further explained that marriage is an institution established and ordained by God for the lifelong, intimate relationship between a man as husband and a woman as wife, as biologically defined.
He said although polygamy was practiced by many godly men in the Old Testament, in the beginning it was not so, whilst Christ also came to restore the original plan of God for marriage, which is one man, one wife.
He stressed the need for strong family devotion (family attachment to the Lord). He stated that Christ must be found in the homes of believers, adding that with strong family devotion “we can guarantee a good home.”
Touching on deviant sexual behaviours such as homosexuality and lesbianism, he said it is something God abhors, because God’s original intent for marriage was heterosexual in nature.
He called on people to enter into marriage with the right motives as many marriages are now on the rock because couples entered into it with too many expectations.
He appealed to husbands to treat their wives with dignity and make them happy, saying, “If you are living with the partner and they are not happy then you are failing.”
He added: “We must cherish what we have as couples. If we cherish what we have there would be joy in our homes.”
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