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Opinions of Saturday, 25 April 2009

Columnist: Amankwah, Nana Kofi

Christians Are Not Fulfilling Their Obligations.

A majority of Ghanaian Priests and Christians who are claiming to be the servants of God are just using God’s name to enrich themselves while others are soliciting Voodoo powers to use in the house of the Lord. Some of these so- called pastors do not believe that religion is not only about worshipping God, but is about doing ungodly things and use the devil’s powers spreading the central message of the gospel. It is the best of every Christians to transform, the love of our father who saved us.

Furthermore, Ghanaian Christian are not only gradually losing their Christian values, but their belief in Christianity and religion as a whole. Some of these priests and elders have ignored the truth and alienated themselves from the roots of Christianity because of their personal interest and greed. As a result of that, many of them are now seeking their blessing from man made shrines instead of God’s blessings.

These aforementioned priests, elders and Christians who are practicing these methods have sinned and so have all their fellow worshippers against God. They need purification and sanctification to cleanse their wickedness of soliciting voodoo powers. Due to their actions and fake miracle performances in some churches, some Politicians have forgotten that God has the hegemonic power to decide who rule his country. This is what is happing now in the country.

Politicians do not possess common sense and also believe Baal can help them to become leaders and rule a Christian nation like Ghana. These solicitations have resulted in numerous car accidents that are occurring; everyday children are disappearing in Ghana, but the Christians are afraid to talk about. Now the so-called good pastors are making a living on church offerings and tithe revenues and they are suppose to use the revenues to spread God’s message, yet end up using these monies for themselves. They have refused to speak the truth not only to their congregations, but to Christians across the country. Why? Because they believe whenever they speak the truth, these members will stop coming to the church. The behaviors of these sycophant pastors signify that they are not true servants of God, but they are the agents of the devil. They are all disobeying the ordinances of God’s commandments, so are the church members. As the Bible says in the Book of Joshua: 1:9 “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage: be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed; for the Lord thou God is with thee whithersoever thou goest” Instead of Christians condemning politician who are not seeking God’s intervention but who are now seeking Baal’s intervention, They are not saying or doing any about it. They preferred to look the other way where their financial interests are.

Now in Ghana our young woman are going to churches with their half naked dress while the young men are doing drugs and involved in contract killing their fellow brothers and sisters for money. All these things are happening almost daily, but our Ghanaian pastors are not saying or doing anything about it. The question is where are our Christian values? Now some of the youths in Ghana are acting like the traditional Christian values are for the older generation but not for them. My advice to them is; first in every society traditions should be always respected, it has no limits. Without tradition, there are no innovative values to build a better future for the next generation. Christians and politician are the ones to be blamed for ignoring their responsibility for all these social problems? In the law of nature we all have our God given rights to do things that pleases us, but in the laws of state of nature politicians are the ones who make laws which the Bible urges us to obey. These politicians who are seeking the voodoo interventions and greedy pastors have put their personal interest ahead of their duties, by deteriorating to protect religion and culture values in our nation. They will be punished for their actions and I wish they punished before they go and meet their maker.

From: Nana Kofi Amankwah {New York}