As already highlighted, the main priority of the church is The Great Commission, that is, to preach Christ and bring every soul to the obedience of the Lordship of Christ Jesus. Chairman Apostle Eric Nyamekye puts it this way: we are to raise an army of Christians who, being filled with the Holy Spirit and fully equipped with the knowledge of God’s word, will engage and transform their societies with godly values and principles wherever they are and in whatever they do, in order to win many for Christ and transform them into the salt and light of the world.

Apostle Paul describes the word of God as the word of the Spirit. In Ephesians 6:17, the Bible says “Take … the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God”. Apostle Paul describes the word of God as a weapon. Good knowledge and understanding of the word of God is, therefore, critical in our quest to becoming prepared armies for God. In both the Ancient Near East and the Graeco-Roman world, the sword was the most important weapon of warfare. It was used as both a defensive and an offensive weapon. The sword nature of the word of God has been so labelled because of its ability to pierce the human heart (Isaiah 49:2, Hebrews 4:12). So potent is a sword that as it enters into a person’s being of being and brings about transformation in their lives, both Christians and sinners alike. The word of God also has equal effectiveness on Satan and his cohorts. (Deut. 8:3)

Our Mentor in Chief, Jesus Christ, was able to overcome the challenges and the temptations of the devil with the power of the word of God. In Matthew 4:1-11, we learn how the devil tried to convince Jesus to bow to him. There are so many young people who have become prey to

heresies and false teachings. There are so many of such teachings on our campuses and among young people. The only way to stand against these teachings is to be firmly grounded in the word of God. That is the only way to overcome these challenges of heresies and false teachings in our days.