Ghanaian youths have been advised to eschew all forms of evil and not to allow politicians to use them as tools to foment trouble during the general elections.
They should rather lead morally upright lives and channel all their energies towards national development.
The Reverend Raphael Mac Attih, Synod Clerk of the Global Evangelical Church, gave the advice in an address at the 2016 Youth Camp held at the Volta Regional capital, Ho.
The five-day youth camp, under the theme, ‘The “Kingdom Lifestyle’, brought together over 6,000 youngmen and women drawn from all the 15 presbyteries of the church.
“The world has become so perverse, but the youth who are the future of the nation, have the key to reverse the unfortunate trend,” he said, adding “Jesus did not leave his disciples in doubt as to the quality and manner of life they should live here on earth. Clearly on the mount, He spelt out the kingdom principles for living.”
The Attih said “the kingdom principles are the things to pursue as the end of the age draws close, if our lives and service will be commended when the Lord returns. Let us be resolved in our hearts that Jesus is the only correct pattern that the Father set before us”.
He mentioned righteousness, humility and meekness as some virtues of the Kingdom of God, and urged the youth to pursue such virtues as children of the Kingdom.
The Right-Rev. Dr. Setorwu Ofori, Moderator of the church, in a sermon at the thanksgiving service to climax the Youth Camp, also urged the youth to depart from all negative tendencies in their lives and pursue righteousness.
He said as children of the kingdom, there was the need to let go of vices such as anger, unforgiveness, self-pity, unworthy relationships, indecent dressing and the like, advising them that God had given them the power to overcome them all.
The Moderator encouraged the youth to go back as worthy ambassadors of Christ and, for that matter, the Global Evangelical Church, exhibiting all that they were taught during their five days’ stay at the camp.
The Rev. Hoenyeame Arise Kodzo Agbesinyale, National Youth Coordinator, was appreciative to God for His faithfulness, having sustained him successfully during his eight years tenure in office, and also lifting the ministry to a higher level.
He entreated the youth to support the incoming coordinator, the Rev. Emmanuel Kporfor, in order to move the ministry further forward.