18th Annual Synod of the Methodist Church of Ghana.
The Methodist Church of Ghana, Somanya Diocese on Sunday, 25th April 2021 held its 18th annual Synod with the theme “Discipleship : Teaching Everyone To Live Like Jesus Christ” at the Dodowa Methodist Church,Ghana premises.
The event was graced by the District Chief Executive of Shai-Osudoku District Assembly, Hon. Daniel Teye Akuffo who expressed remorse for not being able to join them during the official opening of the Synod on Friday, 23rd April 2021 as he was equally engaged in another official assignment.
He expressed massive concern and support to the church towards the opening of this year's Synod which is dubbed “Synod 2021”. He said “We are in the days where many questioned the relevance of the church, a time when it is always difficult to tell the difference between a Christian and non-Christian.
As a Christian, I believe that Jesus Christ came to redeem the world from sin and also left with us the principles of Christlike life which is intended to create a world of love and peace.
Unfortunately, the proliferation and infiltration of quack “Men of God” into the Christendom has become the biggest challenge for the orthodox church today. I am happy with the stand of the National Communication Authority to close down 49 unregistered TV stations in the country.
Indeed, we are all scandalized by the activities of those TV stations and I wish to commend the government's firm decision to deal with this once and for all.
Today Christian teachings and preaching have purposely been geared towards exploitation of members and also subjecting them to inhuman treatments all in the name of operating under the direction of the Holy Spirit.
We have attributed the salvation message for prosperity message, acquisition of passports or travel overseas even when we do not have what it takes to go and do in Europe and other countries.”
He congratulated the leadership for choosing such a thought-provoking team for this Synod which is “Discipleship: Teaching Everyone To Live Like Jesus Christ” and encourage them to continue to adhere to all the laid-down COVID-19 protocols and safety measures.
The bishop of the Church deems it a great honour to unveil such a wonderful education and teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ to his chosen ones. He categorized his speech into different sections with all sections teaching and straightening the paths of any crooked soul; National issues of concern (COVID-19 and LGBTQI +) Infrastructure Development, Economic and Social Development, Educational Development, and Spiritual Development among others.
He said Paul says in Philippians 1:6 “I am sure that he who has begun a good work in us will surely bring it to a completion on the day of Jesus Christ.” God by His grace has began in each of us a good work. That “good work” began with God impacting his spirit and righteousness to us. God's “good work” in other words is to make us a new creation ( 2 Corinthians 5:17) - that was the beginning of God's work, and in the end, just as fruits ripen on a tree, God will bring this new creation to utmost perfection.