God Is Not Enthused About Denominational Differences – Apostle Eric Nyamekye Observes

“I don’t think God is terribly enthused about denominational distinctions. Varying denominations may be helpful because human beings differ, and some may prefer a particular style and mode of worship.”

These were the words of Apostle Eric Nyamekye, Chairman of The Church of Pentecost and Convenor of the first All Ministers’ Conference (non-denominational conference).

Opening the conference on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh, near Kasoa in the Central Region, Apostle Nyamekye posited that no one particular denomination has the truth and that the truth is in Christ, who is the truth.

“What we hold are truths about the Truth [Christ]. We need then to pool our truths so that the sum total of our truth will nearly approximate the Truth. With this understanding, let us humbly open up to the Holy Spirit to receive from Him,” he said.

Touching on the theme for the conference, “Rediscovering and Fulfilling the Purpose of the Church” – Ephesians 3:10, Titus 2:13-14, he indicated that the conference’s purpose was to help bring to the fore the understanding of the dual purpose or the dual identity of the Church.

According to him, the Church is called out of the world to belong to God and sent back to the world to witness and to serve His purpose among the nations, saying, “If the Church is able to rediscover its identity as originally given by God in the scriptures and made alive and relevant by the Spirit of God, we could be in the most exciting times in the history of the Church.”

He added: “Everything depends on our ability to understand the Church as it ought to be, our willingness to change where necessary, and above all our determination to keep our lives continually opened to spiritual freshness.”

Explaining the rationale for organising the conference, Apostle Nyamekye pointed out that during a mid-year Executive Council meeting in August 2021, the Lord laid it on the hearts of the executives to organise a conference to share fellowship with all ministers in Ghana.

The vision, he said, was unanimously endorsed by the heads of The Church of Pentecost and subsequently by the General Council, which culminated in his visit to other colleague heads of churches who wholeheartedly accepted it and pledged their unflinching support and participation in the conference.

“And today to the glory of God, the vision the Lord laid on our heart has become a reality,” he said.

He continued: “What a pleasant and beautiful sight to behold, to see the Lord’s army, gathered in one place, not bound by denominational barriers nor separated by doctrine but united in love,” he stressed.

Speakers for the conference include Apostle Eric Nyamekye (Chairman, CoP), Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah (Rtd), immediate past Chairman of CoP and former President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), Rev. Prof. Paul Frimpong-Manso (President of the GPCC and immediate past General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, Ghana), Rev. Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong (former General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana), and Apostle Dr. Ami-Narh (President of The Apostle Church).

Others are Very Rev. Prof. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu (President of the Trinity Theological Seminary), Bishop Emmanuel L. Nterful, Pastor E. K. Duodu, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi (General Secretary, CoP), Dr. Joyce Aryee (CEO, Salt and Light Ministry), and Mr.  Samuel Attah-Mensah (General Manager of Citi FM).


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