Reverend Asamoah urges Ghanaians to denounce parochial interest
By Lydia Asamoah, GNA
Accra, April 10, GNA – The Reverend Isaac Obed Asamoah, Senior Pastor of Gospel Faith Ministries, has appealed to Ghanaians, especially, political party followers, to allow national interest to override their personal interests as Jesus did in the period of Easter.
He said that would be a sure way to the total development of the entire nation and its citizenry.
Rev Asamoah explained that as Jesus Christ sacrificed his life at Calvary some 2,000 years ago to atone for the sins of all people in the world, so must people seek the interest of the general well-being of all.
“The crucifixion of Jesus Christ was indeed the greatest act of sacrifice in the history of the world, a perfect demonstration of his own teaching in John 15:13: ‘Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”
He said the supreme offering of Jesus’ sinless life paid the terrible cost of the sins of all mankind into salvation, and that was the essence of Easter.
Speaking to the GNA in an interview on Monday on the importance of Easter, Rev Asamoah explained that God demonstrated his love towards all people, by sacrificing His only begotten Son to bring redemption and salvation to the world, and that it was important that the period was marked continually, to remind succeeding generations of such essential sacrifice.
“And as such, Ghanaians should learn from that act and do same by seeking the interest of one another and not only their individual interest.
He said it was also important that all Ghanaians, particularly Christians, backed the goodwill towards the current government by sacrificing, their time and talents, through hard work, to help build a better nation for all.
“The Easter celebration should propel every Ghanaian to render more sacrificial service to the Nation”, Rev Asamoah said.
Meanwhile, Rev Asamoah added his voice to the need to end the destruction to the country’s water bodies and farm lands through illegal mining also known as galamsey, by appealing to all stakeholders, including traditional leaders, and the political leadership, to be resolute in stemming the tide.
He urged authorities to work to disengage the operators from the practice and find alternative jobs for them.
“They themselves should be made to know that their activities are destroying our water bodies, our lands and our forests, so they need to stop and save the entire nation from the trouble of water scarcity and lost forest and farm lands”, Rev Asamoah said.