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The Family Is the Base of The Society In Possessing The Nations – Apostle Nyamekye

Apostle Eric Nyamekye, Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, has admonished that the family is an integral unit of the society, and therefore  the church must make efforts to protect it in the ‘possessing the nations’ agenda.

This, he said yesterday, Monday, March 14, 2022, during an encounter with ministers and wives at the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC)-Nkawkaw Auditorium, Nkawkaw Asuboni, in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

Speaking on the topic, “Family Life As An ‘Endangered’ Institution,” Apostle Nyamekye indicated that currently the youth envision family life as a bother and an inconvenience to their freedom.

“When people say marriage is outdated, those of us within should set good examples for them to see,” he urged.

According to the Chairman of the church, people are shunning away from marriage because they want to avoid the responsibilities attached to it.  “They want a man, not a husband; a woman and not a wife; a partner not a spouse, and a progeny not a child”, he added.

He continued by saying that “the generation today lacks the commitment to marry, and is afraid of the permanence the concept of marriage proposes; they are quick to jump out of marriage at the slightest challenge.”

He explained that research has proven that marital abortions exceeded that of pre-marital abortions.

“If you don’t protect yourself and you put to seed; you must deliver the baby, but if you can’t handle the responsibilities of new babies, protect yourself rather than aborting,” he counselled.

He admonished Christians to refrain from using their bad marriages as examples to push against marriages, and mentioned that: “Whether marriage becomes a blessing or torment, it depends on the couple involved.”

He therefore asserted that one marriage can influence a lot of marriages and that it is an understandable fact that marriage was instituted before the onset of Christianity.

Reading from Proverbs 18:22, he noted that if someone marries, he or she has found a good thing and receives favour from the Lord. He therefore said that if your marriage is bad, it is so because of the two people involved, moreover, there is no bad marriage.

“The Christian family life should be likened to the Puritans who see family as more of an extended model in contrast to the nuclear family; and also saw the family as the basic unit of the society and a little church in itself (seminary),” he urged.

He explained that the Puritan family seeing family life as a calling and seminary, however, portrayed it as a call to be a husband and father; a wife and a mother; and a call to support each other’s salvation.

He called on the clergy to include all those who reside with them as family and not to look down upon anyone.

The Chairman of the church further advised the ministers and their wives to involve their children in the ministry. This, he said brings out generational blessings to the family. “You must work on your children to stay in Christ,” he added.

Again, he directed Christians to make the home a family altar where home worship is conducted regularly according to the availability of everyone.

Concluding his message, Apostle Nyamekye told the clergy to be consistent in their ministries, whereas, the confirmation of their children in their ministry makes them extraordinary Men of God.

Mrs. Mary Nyamekye, wife of the Chairman of the church, after, led the pastorate in an intensive moment of prayers.

Present were Prophet Foster Kwasi Aniakwaa; Nkawkaw Area Head, Mrs. Grace Aniakwaa; wife of Nkawkaw Area Head, and the Nkawkaw Area pastorate.

Some retirees of the church who joined the session were Pastor Thomas Osei Sarpong (Rtd.), Pastor Seth Owusu Amankwah (Rtd.), Pastor Daniel Kofi Asante (Rtd.), Pastor Samuel Kwadwo Mintah (Rtd.), and Pastor Aaron Theophilus Acheampong (Rtd.).

The Nkawkaw Area of the church comprises of 26 districts, namely: Nkawkaw Akuajoo, Nkawkaw Nsuta, Nkawkaw Adoagyiri, Obo, Nkawkaw Asuboni, Kwahu Praso, New Jejeti, Mpraeso, Bepong, Abetifi, Miaso, Adawso, Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC)-Nkawkaw, Nkawkaw Amanfrom, Tweapease, Asuboni Rails, Nnadieso, Pra River, Pankese, Hweehwee, Akwasiho, Akoase, Pepease, Apradang, Kwahu Tafo, and Nwinso.


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