Citizens urged to eschew acts that retard development

Christabella Arko, GNA

Accra, April 7, GNA –
Pastor Kwasi Asante Annor, the head pastor of the A.T. Nartey Assembly of the
Church of Pentecost, at the weekend admonished Ghanaians to eschew acts that
retard development.

He said, acts such as
theft, bribery and corruption, backbiting and armed robbery, were some actions
that hindered growth and retarded development of the nation.

Delivering a sermon on
the theme, “Since God is Building His Church: What Every Christian Should
Know,” Pastor Annor bemoaned the increase in social vices and the lackadaisical
attitudes toward addressing them by the community.

He quoted 1
Corinthians 6:9-20, which explained how the Apostle Paul instructed the
Corinthians to live their lives that pleased their maker, in a society that was
full of vices.

“Like the Corinth
Church, the society today is full of vices and challenges, but some people and
cultures have made these acts seem a normal way of life.

“Social vices such as
stealing, bribery and corruption, robbery, backbiting, cheating, just to
mention but a few, are questionable behaviours, which are punishable by law,”
he said.

He said, citizens
should however be mindful that despite the leverage they had in doing whatever
that pleased them, their actions should not distract national growth.

“Let’s not just put a
stop to such vices just because the law frowns upon them or just because we
will be punished when caught, but we should have the mindset that all things
are permissible, but not all acts are beneficial to us”, he cautioned.

“We are the salt and
light of the world so let’s live a life that will be pleasing to our maker and
the society at large. When we programme our minds in such a way, the society
will be a better place to live”, he added.


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