Otabil to the church: ‘Let’s question our leaders’


General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) Dr Mensa Otabil has urged the church not to remain silent on issues affecting the country.

Dr Otabil wants the church to damn attacks and question those in authority when they go wrong.

Speaking at the launch of a book authored by Most Rev Joseph Osei-Bonsu in Accra, the founder of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) said such attacks on the church should be expected when Christians put officialdom on their feet.

“I am reminded of a story of a church, which had its building very near to a dangerous part of the road and there were so many accidents. There was no ambulance, so the church came around and started an ambulance service and everybody hailed the church, but the accidents kept going on.

“The church people got tired of taking care of sick people and the dying and so they went to the city council and asked: ‘Why don’t you fix the road?’.

And immediately the church was accused of being political because now they were condemning the people in authority. And I think that is the problem of our society.

“They want the church to take care of the weak, of the sick, and so far as we do that without questioning why the weak are weak and the sick are sick and the dying are dying; everybody is okay with the church.

“But we cannot just continue taking care of the society’s problems. We must question why those problems exist in the first place. Are we going to be attacked for trying to ask ‘why’? Yes, we will be, and it’s necessary and it should be expected and it should be no surprise. It is part of our burden as Christians.”

Source: ClassFMonline.com

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