The Deputy Youth Director of The Church of Pentecost, Elder Amos Kevin-Annan, has admonished single men and women to abstain from sexual immorality because their bodies are temples of God and not for recreational purposes.
Elder Kevin-Annan advised them to preserve their bodies in holiness and honour, guard it with all zealousness, and shun exposing their nakedness to people.
“It is challenging to be young. It is challenging to stay pure as a single person but it is exciting and rewarding because you can walk with confidence and have a clear conscience,” he said.
Elder Kevin-Annan made these remarks when he was speaking on the topic, “Managing Your Sexual Urges and Surges” at a Singles’ Summit organised by the Kaneshie Area on Monday, July 2, 2018, at the Kaneshie PIWC auditorium. The Summit was organised to arm singles with the right knowledge on how to stay pure in singlehood and prepare adequately for marriage.
Quoting from various sources to elaborate on the topic, Elder Kevin-Annan, who is also a Life Coach and Counsellor, explained that sexual urges and surges are part of the internal pressure of a single person, however, they can be managed. He, therefore, advised singles not to allow their sexual feelings to control their lives and cause them to sin.
Touching on ways to maintain a lifestyle of purity, Elder Kevin-Annan advised singles to take personal responsibility of their purity, understand that purity begins with love for God, protect their single lives and enjoy their singlehood. He also advised them never to be afraid to declare their stance, fight the good fight of faith and to befriend their prospective spouses before entering into marriage.
Elder Amos Kevin-Annan emphasised his assertion with several scriptures including Hebrews 13:4, Matthew 22:37-40, 1 John 2:16, James 1:14-15, Songs of Solomon 4:9-12, 1 Timothy 6:12 and 2 Timothy 2:22.
After the presentation by the Deputy Youth Director, Elder Dr Joseph Osafo, who was also present at the event, ushered the participants into an intensive moment of prayer to dedicate themselves unto God, seek for God’s favour and deal with any other spiritual issues.
The Kaneshie Area Head, Apostle Mike Etrue, in his closing remarks, encouraged the participants to go and practice what they had been taught. He was of the firm belief that the programme would yield results in the future. He also charged District Ministers and Presiding Elders to replicate this at their respective districts and local assemblies.
Report by: Gideon Osei Ansong and Gideon Kobena Fosu