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It is increasingly becoming very disappointing and shameful for christian leaders to abet crimes in the name of religion.

Rev. Prof. Martey has clearly demonstrated that he did not have Ghana at heart after all. Being a man of God and a moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev Martey owes it as a duty to report crime and assist law enforcement officers to prosecute and punish same.

Corruption is a crime. To be tempted with USD 100,000.00 plus a house at Trassacco with swimming pool to stop you from speaking on national issues is a big issue that should have been long exposed, reported, investigated and punished. Why would Rev. Martey keep this till his handing over.

Recently Ghana witnessed the unfortunate flogging of teenagers at Bishop Obinim’s church coupled with the over Ghc11million
Fraud allegation.

Earlier this year I had to be involved in a case involving Rev Fr Yves-Lucien Evaga Njana, a Cameroonian Catholic priest who had allegedly impregnated a Ghanaian girl and refused to be responsible. The response of the larger Catholic community was very unfortunate and defeats the very essence of our faith as Christians.

The above coupled with all kinds of abuses that people perpetrate in the name of religion makes me wonder whether the Church is really playing its biblical role as Jesus would require of us.

In my humble view, the Church is gradually losing its essence as the gate keepers of morality and watchdogs of the nations.

Proverbs 14:34 says “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.” The Church must be a gateway to righteousness and nation building not an outlet for religious and political abuse.

God help us.

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