President of the Eastwood Anaba Ministries, has urged Christians to use their resources to save lives as demonstrated in the story of the ‘Good Samaritan’ in the Bible. According to Rev. Eastwood Anaba, it is ungodly for any Christian or church to accumulate wealth and live in opulence, while people commit suicide, die from curable diseases, drop out of school, go to bed hungry or commit sin because of poverty.
Rev Anaba was delivering a sermon on the theme: “The Supreme Jesus; The Love Revolution”, at the Trinity Baptist Church, in Accra, to mark the end of the Church’s Integrity Conference. The five-day conference is marked annually for Christians to reaffirm their commitment to serve God and mankind with integrity.
Rev. Anaba said the expression of love through good works must characterize Christianity, hence Jesus’ summary of the 10 Commandments into loving God absolutely and loving one’s neighbor as one’s self; explaining that both principles were placed on an equal pedestal.
He said it is evident in today’s society that the “fellow-feeling” of the early Christians had virtually eroded, while self-contentedness and wickedness are gradually taking root in Christendom. “Christians today neglect the sufferings and the misery of the people around them and boast of their riches and fat bank accounts.
How can you push away those who need you and turn around to raise those hands to praise God?” he said. “If your riches are not in action for good works, then you are actually poor because you are not solving the problems that Christians are mandated to address.”
Rev Anaba said attending to the needs of others is more important than attending to God’s, because while human beings need one another to thrive; God doesn’t need anyone to survive. He therefore urged Christians to be industrious in order to have the wherewithal to engage in compassionate activities.
The Integrity Conference was also addressed by Pastor Agu Irukwu, the Senior Pastor of the Jesus House, United Kingdom, Pastor Kingsley Appiagyei, the founding Pastor of TBC and Dr Mensa Otabil, the General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church.