The Winneba Area Head of the Church of Pentecost (COP), Apostle Professor Peter Ohene-Kyei has warned the youths of the church not to sacrifice their salvation for the pleasures of the world.
He said that Jesus Christ died on the cross to wipe away all of their sins for once and He wants them to remain righteous till He finally returns for judgment. “Jesus shall come again and this time not for salvation but for judgment; remember that He has saved you once, so if you refuse to comply with His rules then you forfeit that salvation.” He cautioned.
Apostle Professor Ohene-Kyei said this on Sunday 1st April, 2018 during the climax of the 2018 Easter Convention at the Don Bosco School Park, Winneba. The five days convention was held under the theme “He is not here; He is risen as He promised” (Luke 24:6).
The Area Head pointed out to the youths some of the worldly pleasures that they sacrifice with their salvation. He said “a lot people are taking Christianity for a joke these days. I cannot imagine people preferring to watch football matches instead of going to church. If you are a youth and you know that you are fond of doing that, then you better advise yourself before it will be too late.
“Again, television programmes are preventing lots of people from serving God properly. Some people are so addicted to certain programmes to the extent that they cannot even afford to miss just a single scene or episode; may God have mercy on us.” He appealed.
The former Rector of Pentecost University College (PUC) reiterated that the return of Christ would surely come to pass just as it became a reality when He said that He would die and resurrect on the third day. He however encouraged every believer not to fear death since Christ had already conquered death with the resurrection power.
“The resurrection demonstrates the sovereign power Christ has over death so, do not be afraid of death; Christ shall resurrect us so never fear death. Whatever He has said about you shall come to pass and until that is fulfilled, you shall not die. Therefore, be serious, vigilant and worship God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength.” He said.
The five days event featured six districts from Winneba Zone of the Winneba Area. The Districts are Winneba, Abasraba, Ansaful, Low-Cost, Potsin and Gyahadze.
By: Kwesi Bamfo