The Church of Pentecost has warned its members from the production and sale of items harmful to the spiritual, mental and physical health of others.
According to the church, members are not supposed to produce or sell alcoholic drinks, cigarettes and narcotic drugs.
This was contained in the new rules of conduct for members of the Church of Pentecost.
“In your business, endeavour to make all your dealings and transactions Bible-based, honest and transparent (Prov. 16:8; 21:6; 22:13,16; Jer. 17:11; 22:13). A true child of God should not deal in items known to be detrimental to the spiritual, mental and physical health of others, e.g., alcohol, cigarettes and narcotic drugs,” a section of the code of conduct stated.
The church also strongly warned against pre-marital and extra-marital affairs and that persons found engaging in these will be punished.
“Marital fidelity and chastity before and during marriage are the hallmarks of a true Christian and are, therefore, strongly urged upon every child of God. Pre-marital and extra-marital relationships have no place in the Church of God; members found in such relationships should be punished by suspension and/ or withdrawal from fellowship (1Cor. 5; Heb. 13:4)”.
They also stressed that the church is not a mere social institution, but a holy family “of saints being trained and equipped until we all attain the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.”
The church also asked members not to speak disrespectfully or disparagingly about the church and God’s servants but make their concerns and grievances known to the appropriate authority for explanation or redress.
Below is the full statement from the church