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The General Overseer of Emmanuel Salvation Church International, Senior Apostle Anthony Ahenkan has called on all religious bodies, especially Christians to use the Easter celebration to promote sanitation.

He said cleanliness is next to godliness, and therefore, urged Ghanaians to change their attitudes and avoid indiscriminate littering of the street and drains.

Speaking further, Senior Apostle Anthony Ahenkan said that, holiness is not only about the fear of God but the appearance of a person and how one lives in his or her environment.

Quoting 1 Corinthians 7:1, “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God,” the Senior Apostle said cleanliness is not about going to church or mosque but also respecting what is around you.

“Cleaning your environment, the way you speak, respecting creation and respecting the elderly, all encapsulate godliness,” he noted, urging all and sundry to be conscious of their roles in ensuring environment and good sanitation.

He made this clarion call when he met the media today in Accra to outline the Church’s plans ahead of the Easter Convention which would be held at Mim in the Brong Ahafo region.

Senior Apostle Ahenkan noted that, the sanitation fight can be won with the support of religious leaders since their members obey them more than politicians.

He commended the government for continuing the nationwide clean-up campaign and advised the public to collectively participate it.

He reminded churches to lead an example by cleaning places they would hold their conventions for others to emulate.

“ Designate a place outside the camp where you can go to relieve yourself. As part of your equipment have something to dig with, and when you relieve yourself, dig a hole and cover up your excrement.  For the Lord your God moves about in your camp to protect you and to deliver your enemies to you. Your camp must be holy, so that he will not see among you anything indecent and turn away from you.” citing Deuteronomy 23:12-14 to remind all.

He advised the citizenry to constantly ensure their environment was clean and work together to promote a healthy environment.

 

Last modified on Friday, 23 March 2018
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