Accra, July 14, GNA – The Churches in Ghana have woefully failed in their mandate towards the spiritual upbringing and development of the contemporary generation.
Apostle Dr Peter Wilson, the African Director and Rector of the Living Faith Theological Seminary, an Accra-based international bible college has observed.
He regretted that despite the proliferation of churches and religious activities, corruption, immorality and other social vices kept on increasing in the country because “they are not positively impacting their congregation owing to the adulterated doctrines they have been teaching”.
Apostle Dr Wilson made the observation in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on the side-lines of the 13th graduation, confirmation, consecration and ordination ceremony of the College in Accra.
A total of 88 Ministers of the gospel comprising Prophets and Prophetesses, Apostles, Pastors and a Bishop were ordained and presented with Diploma Certificates in “Practical Ministry” after going through not less than one-year intensive training in Theology.
He emphasised that it would take the unadulterated word of God to transform people, and advised the clergy to de-emphasise teachings on prosperity and rather highlight their teachings more on holiness and righteousness to impact society with the virtues of godliness.
Apostle Dr Wilson indicated the Church would be a carnal institution if it failed to achieve the ultimate mandate of promoting the spiritual growth of the populace and called on the clergy to be awakened to intensify evangelism.
He said apart from the spiritual growth of the people, which was essential to the building of the Kingdom of God, religious bodies and churches in particular had the responsibility to also partner the government to facilitate accelerated national development.
Making reference to the gospel of “Matthew 5:13-16”, Apostle Dr Wilson pointed out that “as a religious nation, corruption and immorality must not be mentioned among the populace”.