The Very Reverend Richard Ako-Adjei, the Resident Pastor of the Reverend J.C Methodist Church, Dansoman, has urged Christians to prepare for Christ’s return by shunning lifestyles that are not pleasing to God.
He said Christians have been mandated to uphold the tenets of the Bible so that they would enjoy eternal life following the Judgement Day.
The Very Rev Ako-Adjei said this over the weekend, in Accra, at a service to mark the final funeral rites of the Naa Densua IV, the Queenmother of Otublohum, one of the 13 clans of the Ga State.
He said there was no better time to contemplate the eternal future of man than this period when the Second Coming of Christ is close.
Therefore, he said, it was important for all to examine the related prophecies, which had been captured in many scriptures.
The Very Rev Ako-Adjei said irrespective of the sinful nature of man, God was prepared to grant mercy on all who would repent from their wayward lives.
He advised Christians to establish a good relationship with God to be empowered physically and spiritually to resist any temptation that may cross their path.
“We have to stand for the truth, irrespective of the persecution; the truth shall set you free, it shall unite a gathering and ensure peaceful coexistence in society,” he stated.
Christians should, however, not be judgemental but be patient with their offenders, he said, because God had stated that it was His prerogative to pass judgement.