Man-made philosophy is holding sway over Godliness

Brother Enoch Immanuel Amanor Agbozo, Leader of the Ghana Evangelical Society on Sunday attributed the moral decadence in society to man-made philosophies that distract the attention of mankind to God. He claimed that the socialist and Pan-African ideologies propounded by Ghana’s first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah projected atheistic values over Christian teachings, leading to the sense of confusion and bewilderment, which eventually led to the 1966 coup d’ tat. Bro. Agbozo said this in a keynote at the Annual Women of Glory Congress of the Society in Accra on the theme: “Building the Heritage of the Ghanaian Women of Glory.” He said before Ghana fell into the anti-Christ ideological trappings, Europe and the US had already taken the lead. “The church in the 1960’s was weak and taken over by atheistic ideologies and the will of men,” he stressed. He noted that the world was relying more on institutions like the United Nations and the Charter on Human Rights of the World Body, rather than the Bible. Bro. Agbozo said there was a deep connection between the Church and the State, hence the need for Christians to take active interest in politics to impact positively on the governance of the country. He said the Church must influence the decision of Government and public appointees to check corruption and abuse of power. He expressed the hope that through the fervent prayers of Christians, Ghana would rid itself of idol worship and other superstitious and anti-Christ practices. Touching on the Congress, Bro. Agbozo said the mission implied the promotion and development of women of faith, achievement and distinction to work to bring prosperity and glory to God. He said it was also aimed at encouraging women to take on fully, motherhood roles in the nurturing of children and citizens of faith, achievement and distinction. “The background to the vision and mission of the women of glory is the outcome of the redemption and establishment of Ghana as a star nation and people of God’s Kingdom order in Africa and the world.” Mrs Faustina Essandoh, a resource person at the Institute of Local Studies and Gender Advocate, who spoke on: “Motherhood and Mothering a Nation,” said women had a vital role in nation building if they applied their God-given gifts to the feat. She said any attempt by women to shirk their responsibilities as mothers wrecked havoc to society, leading to broken homes, child delinquency and other social vices.