The Very Reverend Richard Ako-Adjei, the Resident Pastor of the Reverend J.C Methodist Church, Dansoman, has urged Christians to prepare for Christ’s return by shunning lifestyles that are not pleasing to God.
He said Christians have been mandated to uphold the tenets of the Bible so that they would enjoy eternal life following the Judgement Day.
He made this profound statement at a service to mark the final funeral rites of the Naa Densua IV, the Queenmother of Otublohum, one of the 13 clans of the Ga State.
There was no better time to contemplate the eternal future of man than this period when the Second Coming of Christ was close, he said.
Therefore, adding, it was important for all to examine the related prophecies, which had been captured in many scriptures.
The Very Rev Ako-Adjei said irrespective of the sinful nature of man, God was prepared to grant mercy on all who would repent from their wayward lives.
He advised Christians to establish a good relationship with God to be empowered physically and spiritually to resist any temptation that may cross their path.
“We have to stand for the truth, irrespective of the persecution; the truth shall set you free, it shall unite a gathering and ensure peaceful coexistence in society,” he stated.
Christians should, however, not be judgemental but be patient with their offenders because God had stated that it is His prerogative to pass judgement.
Paying tribute to the departed Queenmother, he said Naa Densua discharged her duties diligently on earth, and prayed the Lord to grant her a resting place in His bosom.
Naa Densua was born in July 1926; enstooled the Paramount Queen Mother of Otublohum on July 23, 1973; and reigned till her passing in August 2015.
She left behind four children, 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
The mortal remains of the queen-mother was later laid to rest at the Otublohum Royal Mausoleum at Pokuase, in the Greater Accra Region.