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Seventh-Day Adventists in PNG urged to pray for Elections

Seventh-Day Adventists in Papua New Guinea have been urged to pray for the 2017 National General Elections.

Head of the church in the country, President Pastor Kepsie Elodo, said the national elections needs support from the church.

“Every church member must pray so God will appoint good leaders to run our nation,” Ps Elodo said.

“Let us pray for a trouble-free election. We don’t want harm and destruction to lives and assets.

“Voters must respect each other and the Holy Spirit will provide the peace that is needed.”

He also called on church members to ensure that they are united during the polling period.

“Unity is paramount in the church. History has shown that elections bring about disunity among believers,” stated Ps Elodo.

“Don’t allow the devil to bring disunity among the church.

“Do not interrupt polling. Respect scrutineers and other election officials. Support and respect them so that the election process can take place as planned.”

He also encouraged the church members to refrain from casting their votes on Sabbath as polling will begin on a Saturday and also end on a Saturday.

“While we respect our authority, God’s law is superior. According to Acts 5:9, let’s abide by God’s law.”
Ps Elodo appealed to the PNG Electoral Commission to respect the rights of Adventists by allowing them to vote on other days and not on Saturday.

He also warned that individuals who create disharmony during the elections should be disciplined by their local churches.

There are more than 294,000 SDAs, with more than 1,000 local congregations, in the country.

(Picture: CURE International)
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