CHURCHES in the country have the full right to question government purposely for the nation building.
This statement was uttered by Member of Parliament (MP) for East Are’are Mr. Peter Kenilorea Junior when speaking at the opening of commemoration of the 50th Years of the establishment of the Assemblies of God (AOG) Movement in Solomon Islands.
He was the guest of honour at the launch of the celebration.
The official program was held on Sunday 26th at Christian Life Center, West Honiara under the theme “Celebrating Pentecostalism and Revival.
“The church has a responsibility to question the government, although the relationship of the state and church must always be maintained. We must not focus only on the golden pearly gates but our role to nation building,” he said.
He added that Solomon Islands is a youthful nation, in this way church has a role to mentor young people and recognise their passion and talents.
“Young people are leaders of today, they are leaders in their own rights, they just need the right support and mentoring,” he said with a smile.
Regional groups from different provinces that attend the 50th AOG Golden Jubilee applauded Mr. Kenilorea Jnr for the timely keynote statement.
MP Kenilorea Jnr was the guest of honour of the of AOG 50th Golden Jubilee which is being conducted throughout this week.
AOG SI was legally registered under the Charitable Trust Act on 22nd May 1973 and is a Member of World Assemblies of God Fellowship (WAGF) and Asia Pacific Assemblies of God Fellowship (APAGF).
The Movement receive global support from WAGF and APAGF.
The formal closing of AOG 50th Golden Jubilee celebration will be tomorrow.
By LACHLAN EDDIE