The Common Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, has stated that a minister who does not stay previously mentioned reproach is not seem and fit for his or her calling.
“As a minister, you need to be a person of integrity. The persons you are foremost ought to see you as sound and in shape to direct them. If not, then you are not match for reason,” he reported.
Apostle Kumi-Larbi reported this on Friday, 14 February 2020, when he built a presentation on the topic: “Living A Everyday living Of Integrity As A Christian” at the ongoing maiden Francophone Ministers and Wives’ Meeting at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh, near Kasoa in the Central Area.
In his presentation, the Common Secretary stated that a person of the vital aspects of one’s walk with God is trustworthiness. Therefore, as ministers, who have been entrusted with the holy individuals and holy items of God, it behoves on them to reside a existence of integrity, he mentioned.
He pointed out that, although God produced human beings to be upright, human beings, because of to disobedience, have decided on to choose the route of scheming (Ecclesiastes 7:29).
“Most of the time, schemers circumvent procedures and regulations. Scheming is a sign of covetousness. If a Christian is full of hypocrisy and is dishonest, then he or she is a schemer,” he discussed.
The General Secretary, however, asserted that as a outcome of their callings, it is demanded of each minister of God to be a human being of integrity.
“As ministers of God, we are holy folks in charge of holy items. We are, consequently, stewards of God what is essential of us is to be discovered trustworthy simply because the God we serve says He hates unequal balance,” he mentioned.
He emphasized that it is only by upholding integrity that they would be in a position to equip their users to be agents of transformation in culture.
Apostle Kumi-Larbi decried the circumstance wherever corrupt practices and other vices have bedevilled most nations, particularly African nations.
He claimed that the Church possesses the answer to the ethical corruption and wickedness of humanity even so, the church would not be capable to provide her function if she is perceived by the watching-environment to have an integrity crisis.
Touching on integrity crisis in the church, Apostle Kumi-Larbi said that God values integrity since it assures a just and reasonable culture. He stated that it is unfortunate that the integrity of Christians in the contemporary era is sometimes questioned.
This, in accordance to him, has had a destructive result on the propagation of the gospel information of Christ and how looking at-earth responds to the information of Christ.
He mentioned that for the seeing environment to react positively to the gospel message, it is incumbent that Christians model righteousness like Daniel, Work and Noah, whom God testified of as righteous males in their generation.
The Common Secretary, hence, suggested the ministers to uphold integrity by keeping a dependable lifestyle no matter whether or not other folks are looking at, and preserve a distinct conscience for each selection they choose, for God appears at their motives.
“Like Paul and Samuel, we ought to normally keep clear arms. We should reside above reproach individuals should not battle to know us. We will have to reside as if the full entire world is on the lookout at us,” he claimed.
Quoting Proverbs 14:34, Apostle Alexander Kumi-Larbi explained that African nations continue on to execute inadequately on the Corruption Notion Index position by Transparency Worldwide due to the fact of the deficiency of integrity and righteousness. He, thus, urged ministers to design righteousness and equip associates to do the very same in buy to completely transform the fortunes of the nations.
“If we pick the path of righteousness, the nations will improve, but if we pick corruption and other vices, it will direct to disgrace. There is no middle floor we, both, come to be persons of integrity for our nations to mature, or opt for normally for our nations to are unsuccessful,” he mentioned.