Apostle Kadmier Emmanuel Hodasi Agbalenyoh, President of the Centre for Judaic and Roman Christianity Research, has bemoaned the increase number of vices among the youth, such as teenage pregnancy, indiscipline, armed robbery and internet fraud.
He noted that in spite of proliferation of churches in the country, such acts have been on the ascendancy.
Apostle Agbalenyoh was speaking at the opening of a two-day forum organized by the centre in Accra.
It was on the theme: “”To the Law and to the Testimony—If they speak not according to his words it is because there is no light in them””.
Apostle Agbalenyoh, who is also the Leader and Founder of the Seventh-Day Congregation of Theocracy, attributed the over increasing of such acts to broken homes, poor parental care, and the expansion of video centres, and urged churches to intensify their evangelism.
He urged all Ghanaians to let their light shine and always stand by the truth, saying, “”If we all know the truth and stand by it, there will be no corruption and other vices in the country””.
“”Let us stand up and help fight corruption, and also contribute our quota towards national development, which is not the sole responsibility of government,”” he said.
Apostle Agbalenyoh tasked theological institutions in the country to conduct more research into traditional and religious systems.
This, he said, will equip the students when they pass out, and impart the knowledge acquired to others for nation-building.
He appealed to all to enter the New Year by eschewing laziness and work hard to ensure the development of the nation.
Pastor Raphael Kafui, Lecturer, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, who chaired the function, praised the centre for organizing the forum, and expressed the hope that it would achieve its avowed aims.
He charged religious leaders to use the pulpit to educate their members on government’s policies and programmes. GNA