I have observed, just like our politicians, the church is gradually losing its influence.
Ghanaian political actors are only noted for one thing; “How to gain power and use that same power to bully, intimidate and harass the very people who gave them the power”. Many traditional rulers are also losing their influence. They are perceived to be friends of the party in government. When political power changes hands, their allegiance also change. Our moral values are eroding, discipline is thrown to dogs because, many of the people who are supposed to influence positively exhibit the wrong attitude either publicly, on radio or on TV.
The church in Ghana and in many parts of Africa has been divided through political party lines and being used as a “political football”. Instead of being known for what it is for, the church is only known for what it is against. We need to relearn how to do our job in a way that exerts positive influence on our culture. Jesus transformed people, who in turn transformed society. As a believer, no matter what your job is or whatever your work might be, God intends that you should devote your time, energy and resources greater than personal interest, economic prosperity or social good alone. God intends your work to contribute to the restoration of creation and the people in it, (larger populace).
“For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself”. (Romans 14:7)
Paul said, “I have become all things to men, that I might by all means save some; Now this I do for the gospel’s sake… (1Corinthians 9:22-23)
No matter how many mega churches we build, if we are not able to influence people positively, and change cultures, we have failed.
Stay blessed always and remember to love someone and mean it.
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Rev. Prophet Luke Luki Barson is the Senior Pastor at Liberty House Christian Centre at Tema Community 25.
He has studied at the University of Ghana, the Methodist University College and the Christian Service University College.
He is currently a PhD student at the University of South Africa.