Emmanuel Yaw Mensah Deputy Secretary NPP-USA Writes: This Is Not My Church Of Pentecost

I write to you today with a heavy heart and a deep sense of concern regarding recent remarks made by a political figure within our nation. Mr. Alan Kyeremanteng, a politician associated with the Movement for Change, utilized your sacred pulpit to propagate sentiments of religious intolerance and bigotry. As a prominent Christian denomination in Ghana, it is imperative that we address such divisive rhetoric with urgency and clarity.

Mr. Kyeremanteng’s assertion that only a Christian leader, specifically one deemed “Christ-like,” should hold office, directly undermines the principles of inclusivity and unity that our faith espouses. It is not the role of the Church to endorse political candidates based on their religious affiliation. Such actions risk alienating members of our congregation who may belong to different faith traditions or hold diverse beliefs.

Furthermore, the suggestion that divine guidance should dictate political decisions, particularly in the context of an election, is a dangerous precedent that threatens the secular foundations of our democracy. Our faith should inform our values and principles, but it should never be wielded as a tool for political manipulation or coercion.

I implore the leadership of the Church of Pentecost to repudiate Mr. Kyeremanteng’s remarks and reaffirm our commitment to fostering a society where all individuals are valued and respected regardless of their religious beliefs, after all, God is not a respecter of persons according to the scriptures.

Acts 10:34 – 35 ”And Peter opened his mouth and said: Most certainly and thoroughly I now perceive and understand that God shows no partiality and is no respecter of persons, But in every nation he who venerates and has a reverential fear for God, treating Him with worshipful obedience and living uprightly, is acceptable to Him and sure of being received and welcomed by Him.”
‭‭Acts‬ ‭10‬:‭34‬-‭35‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

It is imperative that we uphold the values of love, tolerance, and acceptance that lie at the core of our Christian faith. As we approach the upcoming elections, let us strive to promote dialogue, understanding, and mutual respect among all faiths or members of our community. May our actions be guided by the teachings of Jesus Christ, who embraced all people with compassion and grace.

With heartfelt sincerity,

Emmanuel Yaw Mensah
Deputy Secretary

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