Interview with Josephine Amoako

Can you introduce yourself?

I am Josephine Amoako, a final year student at the University of Ghana, a blogger and an aspiring scriptwriter.

Who is God to you?

God is my everything – the sole reason for my existence; He’s my friend, my protector, He’s my all in all. I don’t think words are enough to explain how much God means to me.

How is your faith in God relevant to your day-to-day activities?

Well, it gives me hope during times when the going gets tough. Whatever I may face, I’m only left with the option of trusting that He’s got everything under control.

Is Jesus really necessary?

Sure He is! We are all born sinners and condemned to die but He’s the only Way to eternal life. People may think there are other ways to salvation but when you take Jesus out of the equation, everything else amounts to zero.

How would you introduce Jesus to a non-believer?

Well, I believe the best way to witness to someone about Christ is to use your life as a worthy example. So I would tell someone what Jesus has done in my life and is still doing and leave it to the Holy Spirit to do the conviction.

What are your views on pre-marital sex?

As a Christian, I don’t believe in pre-marital sex no matter the many reasons the world tries to give to support it. Sex is sacred and should be practiced within the confines of marriage.

As Africans, should we accept gay marriage and move on?

No I don’t think so. It’s against our culture as Africans and it’s a religious abomination. We should stand for our values.

What are your favorite Bible verses?

Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; 4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; 5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalms 103:1-5 (KJV)

A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men. Prov 18:16 (KJV)

Most young adults these days love having fun by clubbing and partying. What are your views on that?

Having fun is subjective and relative. Some people have fun by being by themselves and doing some hobbies; others love to be with others and be surrounded by music and laughter. Whatever it is, I advise it should be done in moderation. I believe there’s nothing wrong with spending time with friends in a party once in a while but one should be careful how one carries him/herself about whiles one is there.

What would be your advice to a female friend who got raped by a mad man and is 3 weeks pregnant?

I know it’s a traumatic experience and some people may never recover from it. Some would advise that the baby is aborted immediately to take away any memories of the incident but I believe abortion to be murder and two wrongs do not make a right.

I would advise her to seek counsel from either a pastor or a professional to help overcome the post-traumatic effects and keep the baby. If she cannot take care of it or feels bad about it, she can give it up for adoption. I believe that serves a greater good than killing an innocent baby.

Your final thought.

I just want to say thank you for having me on your site, Godwin. I’m touched and deeply honored. I pray your endeavors impart the world and that your works get acknowledged. Have a good day.

Josephine Amoako

Josephine Amoako is a Ghanaian who is currently studying at the University of Ghana. She is a Christian who loves to read books and watch good movies and drama series. She also loves listening to cool soothing and exciting gospel music as well as writing. She blogs at Joseyphina’s World. You can like her on Facebook.