The Archbishop Emeritus (retired) of Cape Coast, Most Rev. Matthias Kobina Nketsiah, has stated that the cross was the salvation and fundamental need of every man.
Most Rev. Matthias Kobina Nketsiah was delivering the homily during the priestly ordination of Friar (Rev Brother) Francis Affum at the Christ the King Catholic Church at Effiakuma in the Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese in the Western Region.
He said many people continued to chase ‘perishable goods’ on earth, but the most important thing was the salvation of our souls, which was the bottom line, and this went hand in hand with the evangelisation.
He asked the Franciscan Friars to give Ghana Jesus Christ, which was the needed salvation by every Christian, adding “Christ asked his disciples to go out and preach so I ask the Friars to proclaim the Good News to all through your good works.”
The Archbishop Emeritus Nketsiah said all those who called on the name of Christ would receive salvation, so there was the need to continue to spread the word for more people to call on the name of Christ, in order to have salvation.
He advised Christians against selective evangelisation, because it was very wrong to choose those you wanted to have salvation.
According to him, preaching should be done to all, whether rich, poor, good and bad or whatever, everybody needed salvation, so preaching must be inclusive and not selective.
Archbishop Nketsiah said the great commission was for all to preach the good news, because we were all kings, priests and prophets to spread the word of God, adding “I as a bishop, am only a ministerial priest, and that is what I do to administer to you.”
He observed that, if all Christians were able to preach the right way, Ghana would change and be a better place to stay in.
FROM PETER GBAMBILA, EFFIAKUMA