The National Secretary of the Evangelism Ministry of The Church of Pentecost, Pastor Adjei Nimako Darkwah, has emphasised the priceless nature of Jesus’s life and its accessibility to all who accept Him as their personal Saviour.
Pastor Darkwah reflected on God’s original intent for humanity, highlighting that God created humans to live eternally. Death, he said, was not a part of God’s design, saying, “God designed Adam and Eve to live forever.”
He revealed this in a sermon titled “Jesus Christ, The Author of Life” during the recently held “Asankrangwa For Christ” crusade organised by the Evangelism Ministry of The Church of Pentecost,
Quoting Genesis 2, Pastor Darkwah recounted how God created a Paradise for humankind, the Garden of Eden, and placed two significant trees within it – the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and the Tree of Life.
“God commanded humanity to eat all the fruits except the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, warning that eating from it would lead to death. However, human disobedience prevailed, resulting in their expulsion from Eden,” he noted.
Pastor Darkwah emphasised that Jesus, as the Author of life, is truly divine because all life originates from God, adding that only God possesses the power to give and create life and holds the authority to grant it.
He explained that the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden symbolises eternal life.
The Evangelism Ministry Secretary delved into the existence of three distinct types of life. According to him, the first kind, often sought after by many, is centred on material wealth. However, it is transient and often leads individuals to compromise their values.
The second life type involves personal accountability, where individuals must decide whether to accept Christ as their Saviour and not be swayed by their thoughts and emotions.
The third and most crucial life is eternal life, a divine existence God Himself possesses, manifested through Jesus Christ.
Referring to John 1:4 to illustrate the essence of eternal life, Pastor Darkwah noted that true life is found in Jesus, saying that John 17:3 defined eternal life as knowing the Lord as one’s personal Saviour, granting the assurance of not facing spiritual death.
He stressed that eternal life is a gift offered exclusively through Jesus Christ (Romans 3:23).
He underscored the immense value of salvation, noting that material wealth cannot purchase the gift of eternal life.
According to him, eternal life, although free, is immensely costly to God, as depicted in 1 Peter 2:21-25.
“God’s love and sacrifice are profound, and the call to humanity is to respond to this divine love and accept the gift of eternal life through faith in Christ,” he added.
Pastor Nimako stressed that eternal life is a gift received through faith in Christ, not through works.
“Salvation is attained by confessing with one’s mouth that Jesus is Lord and believing in one’s heart that God raised Him from the dead, as highlighted in Romans 9:10,” he concluded.