The Methodist Bishop of the Tarkwa Diocese, Right Reverend Thomas Christian Barffo, has entreated Ghanaians especially Christians to stand for the truth and do away with bad practices.
He said corruption was on the increase in the Ghanaian society because truth is no longer regarded as important.
Bishop Barffo expressed regret that sermons preached by some churches no longer had credibility because Christians did not lead worthy and holy lives acceptable to God.
The Methodist Bishop said that some ministers of God engaged in practices that were contrary to Christain teachings and this discourages people from drawing closer to Jesus Christ.
Bishop Barffo was preaching the sermon at the induction service for the new Synod Secretary of the Tarkwa Diocese, Very Reverend Thomas Amponsah-Donkor, at the Gaddiel Acquaah Cathedral at Tarkwa at the weekend.
He therefore called on Christians to desist from negative practices and rather let their light shine before men to glorify the name of God in heaven.
Very Reverend Amponsah-Donkor who responded to the call of God to enter into full ministry in 1992 and also served as a secretary to the Diocesan steering committee that hosted the connectional Methofest in 2003 in Kumasi.
In 2011, Very Rev. Amponsah-Donkor was appointed the Diocesan administrator until October 2012 when he was appointed the assistant synod secretary for the Kumasi Diocese.
He is currently a member of the connectional legal advisory team of the Methodist Church Ghana and the legal adviser to Nickseth Construction Company in Kumasi.
Very Rev. Amponsah-Donkor also holds a Bachelor of Laws degree awarded by the KUNST and a professional law degree from the Ghana School of in Accra.
He was called to the bar as Barrister-at-Law and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana on October 2, 2009.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), the new synod secretary promised to use the expertise he has acquired as a lawyer to assist the church.
He appealed to the people not to give up in life and to strive to improve their Christian life and their level of education.
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