The Church and Hypocrisy


The church and hypocrisy

Growing up, I was scared of church. I viewed the Rev Fr. as holy beyond reproach. These were people who were so holy their piety was in my view as being second to Jesus the Christ.
By the way, yes His title is The Christ. First name Emmanuel and last name Jesus.
Then came the rise of these dawn churches in Ghana. They disturbed my sleep at dawn preaching messages of the coming of Jesus the Christ. The constant drumming home of the messages drove masses to run away from the orthodox churches to these churches that were springing up overnight like mushrooms in the Dodowa Forest. Is the God of the mushroom charismatic church different from that of the orthodox church?
Their diverse ways are stories for another day. Definitely we must revisit and dissect and get to the bottom of these shenanigans.
The issue that beats my mind today is the level of hypocrisy being exhibited today by these so called pastors and priests and ministers. Please leave out the other titles.
It is as though as part of their training and or calling to their chosen profession of being “shepherds” is to look in the face of their congregants and lie! Is it because the congregation is referred as ‘sheep’?
The lies are amazingly too much. The funny thing is the “culture of silence” used on us is no longer working!! We will no longer be cowed into silence!!!
The gracious and speedy advent of technology with an adventurous mind has liberated and allowed majority to see the light!!
The mind boggling question then is why the attempt to hoodwink or perpetuate falsehood all in the name of God almighty for selfish gains?
I am off to bed. I will continue.
A lie is a lie.
You look at the face of your congregation and spew forth garbage to cover your underhand dealings and then attempt to cover it in the name of the Creator? You know certain things that won’t go well for congregation is about to take place but because of your own myopic conceited interest, you live a lie and speak forth lies?
What is the fault of the people in allowing you to be their guide? Is it that being ‘sheep’ you are going to “fleece them of their wool?”

We will think and think and though yet not doubting Him who is, we will question that which is logical and of homo sapiens!



Published by: #SILENTNOISES

I am a social advocate with a biased focus on empowering Fathers to be role models for not only their children but all children. I also love to write reflecting articles and poems on social issues. I am married with a wonderful and loving wife with whom I have three lovely children.

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