Father Absence - Eric Nyamekye

Father Absence; A Major Cause Of Moral Decadence – Chairman

The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, has said that lack of responsible fathers is one of the great contributors to the moral decadence in the nations.

According to him, most of the crimes and catastrophes that are going on in the world today are the outcome of the failure of fathers to provide good leadership in the home.

He noted that some fathers have left their matrimonial homes and those available have also shirked their responsibilities as fathers and that has contributed greatly to the falling standard of moral uprightness.

“Some are absentee fathers; others are at home but they are fathering no one. The armed robbers we see all around, those who sleep on the streets, ladies who have become prostitutes; they all have fathers but where are their fathers? Were they responsible?” he asked rhetorically.

Apostle Nyamekye made this known in an exhortation he gave last Sunday (Father’s Day) in a weekly televised service on PENT TV dubbed ‘Special Evening Service With The Chairman.’

Father’s Day is a special day set aside to commemorate and honour fathers for their love, roles and responsibilities in raising godly and responsible children.

Defining the roles of fathers, Apostle Nyamekye explained that the concept of fatherhood is not just a name, neither is it a title but a position of authority and responsibility.

Fatherhood is a responsibility. It is not enough to bring forth children; it is caring for them that really matters. Every child needs a father. Fathers provide direction; they teach, train and nurture. Fatherhood is about being present and available to your children; you should not be an absentee father. Fatherhood is leadership.

“Fatherhood is about keenness, opening the eyes, inspecting and being interested in details. A Father is an example. Fatherhood is about providing attention and love. Fatherhood is the mother’s hope of the security of the family. In fact, a father is a refuge for his children, a guarantor of the family’s future.

“Who are you, man? Are you a father? Will your children call you a blessed dad? Will the church really call you our father and our pastor? Do your subordinates see the father character in you?” he quizzed while urging all fathers to rise to their responsibilities.

Report by Emmanuel Nana Nsiah

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