By Iddi Yire, GNA
Accra, Apr 22,
GNA - Reverend Alex Boakyi-Yiadom, the Accra District Pastor of the Great
Commission Church International (GCCI), has entreated Christians to unite to
ensure national development.
He noted that
Christians must at all times bury their differences and not be guided by their
political affiliations, which in most cases, turned to foil the development
Christians must allow unity to prevail to promote the objectives of the Church
as well as Ghana’s development.
Boakyi-Yiadom made these remarks in an interview with the Ghana News Agency
(GNA) at the end of the GCCI Accra District Easter Convention in Accra.
Convention was held on the theme: “Imitating Christ in his Suffering on the
Boakyi-Yiadom recounted that Jesus Christ from the spiritual point of view
during his earthly ministry, talked about unity among his disciples, so that
the world would recognise them as his disciples.
He said, again
if there was anything to learn from the death and resurrection of Jesus; King
Herod and Pontius Pilate who were enemies become friends during Jesus' trial
prior to his death on the cross.
Boakyi-Yiadom, who is also an Executive Member of the GCCI Ghana National
Council said on the political front, Ghanaians especially Christians must take
notice of this, and promote togetherness and push for progress and development
as their hallmark.
Ebenezer Hagan, a retired Minister of the GCCI, also told GNA that Easter was a
representation of the life and death of Jesus Christ, with much emphasis on the
death and resurrection.
that Easter was not just about the remembrance of Christ, but a participation
of what Christ went through, to serve as a reminder for believers to live for
He noted that,
however, some people celebrated Easter as if was just about joy and merry
making and asked, what is the joy for? “Until you know a cause for which to be
joyful, the celebration becomes useless”.
He said the
theme for the Convention underscored the need that as people of God, they had
to constantly recognise the importance of the suffering of Christ on the cross,
and learn to do what pleases God so that lives on this earth would be affected.
who tasked Christians to be the salt of the earth, adding that “if we begin to
live like Christ, individual lives will be changed, family lives will be
changed, our neighbourhood will be changed, the nation will be changed and the
world will be changed”.