The Reverend Charles Amarkwei, Minister in Charge of the Calvary Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Ashaley Botwe on Sunday called on Ghanaians to take up the responsibility of protecting the environment for future generations.
He said this during his sermon dubbed: “Protecting our environment for Future Generations,” and added that God takes good care of all the things he created.
Rev Amarkwei noted that Christianity must not serve as catalyst to destroy the works of God, but rather work towards protecting the environment as God had appointed us as stewards.
He said “our water bodies can create lots of businesses and when taken good care of, it will help provide resources for future generations.
He focused on Genesis 1:26-31 saying, “Jesus Christ shared his blood for all that God created,” hence God is not only concerned about humans but the things he created also.
He then urged everyone to wake up and cater for the things God created; taking good care of God’s creation, inculcate good care of the beings stressing that Christianity has been used to destroy the works of God whilst the power God invested in Adam and Eve was not to destroy these lands, rivers, seas, and trees.
Rev. Amarkwei emphasized that “we need to stick to the specific plans made available for our building of houses in this country to enable streams flow as they should,” stressing that encroachment of water bodies and destructions of vegetation for building was not in the interest of the nation.
He entreated all persons to develop love for planting trees, flowers and keep waters and surroundings clean.