A Financial Expert has kicked against, what he described as the disturbing phenomenon of avarice creeping into the Church.
Mr Eugene Amo-Mesi, the Zone Eight Area Manager of Ecobank, said: “Church leaders have almost ceased preaching salvation and the transforming power of the Holy Spirit but now focus their sermons on how to make money.”
This development, he said, contravened Biblical tenets as the Gospel was meant to salvage mankind from his depraved nature to be a changed personality through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Mr Amo-Mesi was addressing the Abrankese Society of the Methodist Church Ghana at a fund-raising in the Bosomtwe District of Ashanti.
He expressed unhappiness that most church leaders have lost touch with the sublime themes the Bible espouses and are turning churches into commercial entities
“Most of our pastors have become so secular in their thinking and in the discharge of their duties that their main duty of showing unbelievers the way to overcome corrupt practices, intolerance and indiscipline in society, has unfortunately been relegated to the background.”
The fund-raising was aimed at mobilising resources for the purchase of a pulpit to enhance the church’s activities.
Mr Amo-Mesi who was awarded a certificate of honour for his contributions to the church’s development, urged Christians to abide by the word of God in their endeavours for their physical and spiritual development.
Superintendent Reverend Nana Samuel Nyamekye Adane-Ameyaw, Zongo District “B” Commander of the Ghana Police Service, in a sermon, advised Ghanaians to live in peace with each other to promote unity in the country.
He said they should uphold good neighbourliness and bury their differences to sustain the peace. GNA