The Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana, Her Ladyship Justice Georgina Theodora Wood, has called on Christians to live uprightly for the Lord and to conduct their affairs in truth and righteousness.
“This great country desperately stands in need of men and women whose claim to being followers of Christ is not merely anchored on their loud shouts of ‘Lord, Lord,’ or ‘Praise the Lord,’ interspersed with resounding notes of ‘Hallelujahs,’ but those who are true examples of the Risen Lord,” she declared.
Delivering the keynote address at the opening ceremony of the 15th Extraordinary Council Meetings of The Church of Pentecost at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC) at Gomoa Fetteh, near Kasoa on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, the Chief Justice noted that it is not the personal proclamations which Christians make that the world identify them as such, neither are they identified as Christians when they wear Christian badges on their sleeves on Sundays and attend church services.
Mrs Justice Georgina Wood said considering the rot in society although Christians make up a majority of the population of the country, every Christian in the country needs to do a soul search and ask themselves critical questions such as; “Are we a real transformative force in the Ghanaian society? Or worse still could it be argued, even if cynically, that since we are in the majority, by parity of reasoning, are we not responsible for a greater share of the ills that afflict our society?”
The Chief Justice continued that the assembly of believers to which every Christian belongs imposes grave responsibilities on them. “The true measure of our Christianity lies in our ability through the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ to manifest the nature and character of Christ.
This, of course, we are able to achieve by the working power of His Spirit which dwells in us and which quickens and grants us the strength to order our lives after the pattern of Christ Jesus, and as examples to others,” she stated. She further commended the leadership of the Church and the Chairman, Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah for the appropriate and timely theme for 2017 “I Am An Example Of Christ In My Generation,” saying, “Professing Christians can help Ghana walk in the path of divine prosperity in full enjoyment of the bounties God has richly endowed our country with, by emulating our Saviour Jesus Christ in everything we do.”