Apostle Dr Stephen Owusu Jackson, Chairman of the Christian Praise International Church, has urged politicians to be mindful of their choice of words to avoid tension in the country.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½He said as the country enters into 2015, his expectation was that Ghanaians would continue to live in peace and oneness for the growth of the nation.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½Our political leaders should be careful of the words they use during their campaign in 2015 to guard the peace the nation is enjoying becauseï¿½any wayward statement could cause havoc in the nation,ï¿½ he said.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½Apostle Dr Jackson was speaking in an interview with Ghana News Agency at the churchï¿½s premises at Pig Farm, near Dzorwulu in Accra on Sunday.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½He said there was the need for religious leaders to continuously and seriously pray to prevent any calamity in 2015.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½He advised national leaders to look up to God for the solution of the socio-economic conditions confronting the nation, particularly the erratic power supply.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½Apostle Jackson asked the people to have hope in God in nation-building, saying: ï¿½we as Christians believe that by the Grace of God the problems will be over.ï¿½
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½In a sermon after tying the knot for a couple as part of the last Sunday service in 2014, Apostle Jackson said Christian wedding ceremonies were not ï¿½foreign cultureï¿½ as some people perceived it.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½He said the occasion was to bring the couple before God in a Christian doctrine after the family had done their part and also for the church members to witness, adding that Ghanaians should stop being ï¿½stingyï¿½ by saying that weddings were foreign culture and a waste of money.ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½If they are saying wedding is a foreign culture then they should not take up education, desist from wearing foreign cloths and eating foreign foods because they are not part of our culture or tradition,ï¿½ Apostle Jackson said.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½He said Godï¿½s main purpose for marriage was for the couples to assist each other and asked couples not to be selfish.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Touching onï¿½homosexuality and lesbianism, he prayed that they should not be legalised in the country as the act was a detestable thing to God which brought curses to families and nations.
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