The General Overseer of the Royal Family Christian Fellowship in Logan Town, Bushrod Island Rev. Dr. David G. Badio says Church ordination should not be on the basis of mere document, but people who are willing to do the work of God.
He says whenever people are ordained in a church, they are required to be loyal, peaceful and carry out the functions of the office for which they were ordained, and not just to accept the certificate without fulfilling the full responsibility of the task assigned.
He gave the caveat on Sunday, 30 October during program marking the ordination and license of two officers of the church. Speaking on the theme: “The working of God” with text from Genesis 39:7-15, Rev. Badio notes that ordination is a call from God himself, adding “It is not everyone that can become Pastor or Reverend, but before such can be called, they must firstly be called by God to preach the gospel to others which will help in improving the lives of believers and bring glory to God”.
He says the officers were ordained because the church acknowledges their efforts and work done over the past years. “We as a Church know that it is against this backdrop that we have them ordained to enable them have all rights and privileges as Reverends.”
Rev. Badio stresses the word of God says people, who are to be ordained must meet full requirement appertaining to the office, and be approved by God, saying “The word Reverend itself is a title giving to people, who live in the tents of God, but not our case, these two individuals who have been ordained here today have been in our destiny working to transform lives of fellow Christians.”
In response, the newly ordained Reverends thanked the leadership of the church for the confidence reposed in them, promising to serve even harder in evangelizing, and winning more sources for the Kingdom of God.
They promised to bring glory to the Kingdom of God and the Church, saying “We will not disappoint this Church for the confidence reposed in us; we think the ordination here today is a milestone for us that God will continue to strengthen us to do his will.”
By Lewis S. Teh