Pastor Chrages Churches Do Self Examination
THE BISHOP in charge of the Northern sector branch of the Action Chapel International Bishop James Nana Atta has expressed worry about the decline in morals in the church.
He noted that teaching of morality in churches and the Christian community is missing because the churches have lost focus as a result of which corruption is on the increase even at the church.
He said it was ‘simply incredible’ the way some churches are taking advantage of the ignorance of the people to dupe them.
Bishop Nana Atta, who was speaking at a fire convention of the Action chapel at Abrepo in Kumasi, as part of a 21-day fasting and prayer programme under the theme: ‘Enough of this rubbish,’ noted that confused messages, false claims and prophecies had robbed the church of every moral authority to portray itself as the conscience of society.
According to him, the spotlight in the mandate of the church must bring salvation to people and called for an end of the mad rush and craze for material gains. ‘Glorification of the wealthy and despising the poor is completely unacceptable and should not be tolerated’, he said.
The Bishop called for discipline in the church and the society, saying without this there could neither be peace nor progress.
Bishop Nana Atta said the church needs to do sincere self-examination and self-correction to recover lost ground and return to the right path.
‘It is important to ensure innovative and compulsory teaching of moral education in schools to aid children to become God-fearing, humane and honest’, he said.
Bishop Nana Atta has, therefore, called for the re-introduction of bible knowledge in basic and second cycle educational institutions in the country to build the horizon of the students to the fear of God.
He further stressed the need for government to create more employment avenues and to engage the youth so that they can desist from social vices like ‘Sakawa’, alcoholism, fornication and armed robbery, which is now on the increase among the youth.
Bishop Nana Atta said some pastors and church leaders are not left out in this canker, since some of them are directly engaged in fornication, corruption and deception themselves.
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