The International Missions Director (IMD) of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi-Addo, has called on Christians to stop keeping the Gospel to themselves but rather propagate it with zeal and passion.
Speaking at the climax of this year’s McKeown Missions’ Week celebrations at the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC), Sakumono on Sunday, March 9, 2020, Apostle Gyesi-Addo said that such acts would defeat the purpose of the missions agenda of the church.
“Bible scholars have stated that every sign in the Bible concerning the rapture has been fulfilled and that the cause that Christians should pursue is a life-saving one. If we have life today, let us do something for God; let’s rise up and together rescue the perishing and care for the dying,” he said.
Reading from Luke 16:1-8, John 3:36; 14:6; 3:16, the IMD said that the whole idea of mission is God’s mission, saying, “It’s God who loved the world that He gave His Only Son and He who believes in Him should not perish.”
He indicated that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and life and for that matter, Christianity is an exclusive religion in the sense that the central figure, Jesus Christ, is the only one who saves. “Christianity is also all-inclusive because Christ has said that whoever believes in Him has eternal life,” he stressed.
According to the IMD, many Christians want to do things that will make them feel good, hence they do not want men of God to preach about hellfire, but only the love of God, which is just one aspect of Christianity. He explained that the Bible is a balanced book so there is the need to also preach about hellfire.
Quoting from Luke 16: 1-8, Apostle Gyesi-Addo encouraged the members to strategise to do the work of the Lord in haste, saying, “The church must ask itself what it must do since Jesus Christ has commissioned us to spread the gospel to every nation.
He also urged Christians to show some sense of urgency in the spread of the gospel since the King’s business requires haste.
The Resident Minister for PIWC Sakumono, Pastor Anthony Owusu Sekyere Kwarteng, was grateful to the IMD for the visit.
Speakers for the week’s programme were the Pastor Anthony Owusu Sekyere Kwarteng (the Resident Minister), Nana Obrempong Owusu (District Evangelism Leader), Elder Felix Adu (District Finance Committee Chairman), and Mrs Eunice Kwarteng (wife of the Resident Minister).
Report by Yaa Asantewaah Adu Boahene