Don’t turn religion into gymnastic – Most Rev Boafo

By
Lydia Kukua Asamoah, GNA

Accra, Jan. 9, GNA –
The Most Reverend Dr Paul Kwabena Boafo, Chairman of the Christian Council of
Ghana, has asked his fellow men and women of God not to turn religion into
gymnastic, and into sycophancy.

“We see religion now
turn into gymnastics and into sycophancy and fantasy. All we need for the
people is the truth and the word of God, which brings deliverance, healing, and
light to the world and into dark places. Let’s peach the truth and not
falsehood,” he said.

Speaking to the
Ghana News Agency in an interview in Accra, Rev Boafo who doubles as the
Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church, said: “Let us be weary with what we
say and what we prophesy on, and what we tell the people in the nation”.

He said most often,
and especially in election periods, “men and women of God” want to
come out with predictions and all kinds of prophesies “but we should learn to
be professionals”.

He said men and
women of God needed to learn to be “professionals in the delivering of their
work so that they just don’t stand to say anything that will cause confusion
and would bring about acrimonies within the nation and among political
parties”.

According to the
Most Rev, because in a new year, people move into the unknown, with their
doubts, fears and anxieties, they seek for solutions “and that is when men and
women of God want to cash in to allay the fears.

“And in their
attempts to allay fears they rather put fear in people, prophesying things that
are not true and just to make sure that they are seen to be powerful.

“At the end of the
day, they cause confusion in individuals and in families and even in
communities, he said.

He urged pastors to
avoid falsehoods and remain true to their calling by practicing what the word
of God preaches.

He gave the
assurance that the Christian Council and the Church in general, would continue
to play its role in the nation, and keep praying for peace and prosperity for
the country.

Rev Boafo said “the
Lord will lead, guide, guard and protect everyone, the vulnerable, the
underprivileged, children, women and people in high positions and those who are
down there.

GNA