Do not allow corruption to affect you, follow the Lord… Moderator Kwakye



After completing academic and ministerial formation, the Presbyterian Church of Ghana has commissioned twenty-five ministerial candidates from Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon. Annually, ministerial candidates of PCG are commissioned into the ordained ministry to preach the unadulterated word of God and to administer the holy sacraments of the Church.

Speaking on the theme, “Hear the voice of the Lord”, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Abraham Nana Opare Kwakye, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana registered his appreciation to the Seminary President, and the faculty for their dedication to work. He again thanked the Ga West Presbytery, Lartebiokorshie District, and the Max Dodu Congregation for hosting this all-important programme of the Church.

Moderator, reflecting on the life of the young man Samuel in the house of Eli, the priest, as found in 1 Samuel, noted the moral revulsions of Hophni and Phinehas, the two sons of Eli. Their sins were so grievous that God swore not to forgive, “I swear to the house of Eli that the iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be atoned for by sacrifice or offering forever.” (1 Samuel 3:14). Samuel from childhood administered before the Lord in the company of these two sons of Eli but never conformed to their standard.

“Do not allow corruption to affect you, follow the Lord”

Moderator Opare Kwakye admonished the newly commissioned that, they are being commissioned at a time when many people have lost confidence and trust in the church due to the influx of deception and syncretism. He touched on some of the strange practices emerging nowadays such as asking people to bring to church boiled ‘prekese’ for miracles. He indicated, “When your anointing is down, you become ‘prekese’ minister.” Ministers are to note that, the fact that everyone is doing it must not be misconstrued to be right. Jesus Christ is the standard not what everyone is doing.

He dares Ghanaian politicians to be different even when everyone sees them as corrupt. In Ghana, crime is crime depending on the party in power, by no means!

He called on the Ministerial Probassioners to be humble like Samuel to hear the voice of the Lord and purpose to be different and make Christ the standard of the ministry they have been called.

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