Bantama (Ash), Oct. 1, GNA – The Bible Society of Ghana (BSG) has organised a day’s seminar on Bible translation with a call on pastors, teachers and evangelists to carry out more Bible teachings in the local Ghanaian dialects for better understanding and application.
It was organised for over 400 church leaders and workers from various Christian denominations at the Bantama Peyer Presbyterian Church in Kumasi.
Mr Erasmus N.B. Odonkor, General Secretary of BSG, said his outfit works closely with leadership, workers and congregations of the churches in the country by making the Bible available and affordable; thus there was the need for regular interactions to keep them abreast of changing trends in the usage of the Bible.
He said the seminar was therefore organised to offer Bible teachers, preachers and readers among other people for them to get more in-depth understanding of the contents of the Bible.
“It is important to share the reality of the Bible contents with the ordinary users, so that they will be well-equipped with the necessary information about the Bible,” he explained.
Rev Odonkor advised Christians not to just listen to Bible teachings, but to try as much as possible to understand it and be able to apply it positively in their everyday lives.
He hinted that as a follow up to the seminar, the revived Asante Twi version of the Bible would be launched in Kumasi on October 7, 2012.