Christabella Arko, GNA
Accra, Feb 10, GNA –
The Bible Society of Ghana (BSG) has climaxed the 2020 Bible Week Celebration
with a call on political leaders to make self-discipline and humility their
bedrock to foster prosperity and development.
The Reverend Enoch
Thompson, Vice President, Ghana Baptist Convention, said having leaders serve
with dedication and in humility was necessary as they would contribute
immensely in putting the nation on the path of prosperity and national
“The ability of
serving your people without being pompous and corrupt is the mark of a great
leader,” he reiterated.
Delivering a sermon
to climax the week-long celebrations under the theme: “The Bible and Politics”,
Rev. Thompson urged political leaders to demonstrate attitudes that entailed
Godly behaviors by rendering democratic and orderly politics.
He also urged them
to refrain from personal abuses and attacks, adding that, “as politicians they
should rely on the wisdom of their Maker to steer the affairs of the nation and
not be deceived by the power that came with their positions”.
Rev. Thompson, who
is also a member of the BSG, urged the citizenry to learn to be straightforward
without being partisan and also be able to discern issues and social matters.
He said citizens
must stand for principles and not personalities or political parties.
“As a child of God,
don’t let any political party make you lose your morals and values. The blood
that saved you is bigger than any political party,” he emphasized.
He also admonished
all to shun and learn to say No to political opportunists and “stomach
politicians” who would do anything and use all means to be in power.
therefore, asked citizens to cooperate and pray for politicians and leaders to
enable them to accomplish their task.
Rev. Dr Enoch
Aryee-Atta, General Secretary, BSG in a speech read on his behalf, said the
theme was timely because politics played critical role in the everyday lives of
human and therefore should not be ignored.
He said”Politics is
demonstrated in homes, churches and at the workplaces, among others”.
He appealed to
citizens, especially Christians to donate generously towards Bible translations
to the local dialects.
The BSG is a
Non-Governmental Christian Organisation aimed at making God’s word available
and affordable and also encourage its use.
It is an affiliate
member of the United Bibles Society operating in 200 countries.