Accra, Sept. 2, GNA – Baptists around North, East, West, Central and Southern Africa and from parts of Europe, have climaxed the General Assembly meeting of the All African Baptists Fellowship in Accra.
The four-day meeting gave the AABF the opportunity to discuss many issues regarding the progress and expansion of the fellowship and was on the theme: “Jesus Christ: “The Door of Hope.”
The General Assembly, which adopted a nine- point resolution, asked the Baptist World Alliance, to be sensitive to the plight of member bodies and nations affected by violent attacks and killings orchestrated by religious fanatics.
The resolution also requested AABF member bodies to condemn the destruction of the properties of the four- member bodies, including the Nigerian Baptist Convention and make an appeal to the their governments to intervene to stop the attacks.
The resolution said member bodies should intensify and expedite the evangelisation and missions and pray and work towards peaceful, transparent, free and fair elections in countries holding elections.
They should promote the value of unity, purity and love in their churches.
The resolution expressed satisfaction to the Ghana Baptist Convention for hosting the 2016 AABF General Assembly meeting with a resounding success.
Reverend Frederick Primrose Deegbe, Head Pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Accra in a sermon on the theme: “Jesus the door to spiritual and material wealth” cautioned the participants not only to use Jesus as the door to acquire material and spiritual wealth but to maintain continues relationship with him.
He said people who are blessed with material and spiritual wealth are those who often loose constant relationship with the Lord.
Rev Deegbe said: “if riches is the hallmark of the people who run away from their lord, then there must be something wrong with them.”
He said the purpose of wealth is to give and one would be blessed by the responsibilities of serving the poor, under-privileged and the promotion of religious activities.
The General Secretary of AABF, Rev Dr Duro Ayanrinola thanked the participants and appreciated their efforts of participation and their contribution towards the progress of the fellowship.
Rev Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, President- elect of AABF appealed to members and the Executive Committee to support and cooperate with him for the progress of the body.
Source: Amadu Kamil Sanah, GNA