In my personal opinion, the society is a direct reflection of the behaviour of our religious leaders; especially Christianity.
Nobody can underestimate the influence the church has on its members. Statistics show that, about 68% of Ghanaians are Christians. It means, wherever 100 people are gathered, about 68 of them are Christians. Christianity abhors corruption, arrogance, insults and of course violence. The simple question is; who are the corrupt in our society, if Christianity abhors all social vices?
Paul wrote to the church in Corinth,
“You are our epistles, written in our hearts, known and read by all”.(2 Corinthians 3:2-3)
People are watching our lives and utterances. In the workplace, social circles and in the media. People are watching. If your co-workers and friends know you are a Christian, they will compare your conduct to what they know about Christianity. People will be quick to judge if you fall short. The moral and spiritual standards are high for the Christian. Lying is widespread in business. Stealing is a common thing. Unforgiveness is a daily bread, and defending wrong is a common platform. People think such acts and behaviours are no big deals. If you are a Christian anywhere; in the army, police, parliament, public service, civil service or even in private business, you must hold high standards. Whether we like it or not, we represent Christ, that is a high responsibility; one in many Christians would like to dodge.
Such responsibility demands that, our actions are above reproach. We are either on God’s way or the devil’s way. There’s no middle ground.
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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.