“We must not allow politics to destroy our institutions”- Bishop Agyinasare

A member of the National Executive Council of Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), Bishop Charles Agyinasare has called on Christian Leaders not to allow politicians to destroy various institutions in the society.

According to him, there are seven pillars that uphold every society which are: government or politic; economy or business; education or academia; family, religion; sports and entertainment and the media.

In a virtual sermon on Sunday, Bishop Agyinasare said, “Unfortunately for us, we have allowed politics to dominate all the other pillars in this country. All the decisions in the business and banking sector are not taken by business expert anymore, they are taken by politicians and, so, no matter how suicidal they are, the politicians make them for us,” he said.

Apply Laws Equally

Expressing his dissatisfaction on the issue, Bishop Agyinasare who is the Presiding Bishop of Perez Chapel International indicated that, it is imperative that political authorities apply the laws fairly and justly irrespectively of whom it affects.He bemoaned that, the same laws cannot be applied differently to different people, insisting that there must be fairness in application of the laws of the nation.

Bishop Agyinasare warned that as a nation, “We must not allow politics to destroy our institutions because it is not the only pillar of society.”

Buttressing his point from a biblical point of view, he quoted Proverbs 11:1, which says: ‘A false balance and unrighteous dealings are extremely offensive and shamefully sinful to the Lord, but a just weight is His delight.’Bishop Agyinasare said: “So, God is saying that laws should be such that they should be equal for everybody.

There should not be different laws for different people. Hence, if pastors, who gather less than 50 people are jailed for gathering 50 people when there should be a lockdown, when party faithfuls do same, they should also be jailed”.

Expertise

The Founder of Perez Chapel International also deplored the situation in which politicians have hijacked and invaded every pillar of society to the extent that even medical decisions for the nation are now being taken by politicians to suit their whims and caprices.

“Medical decisions for our nation are not made by medical professionals, they are made by politicians, and, so, we can all be dying as long as the decisions meet political whims and caprices”, Bishop Agyinasare said.

According to Bishop Agyinasare, that is just one example of how politicians have adulterated the pillars of society.In education, he said decisions in the sector “are not made by educationists anymore but by politicians and no matter how bad it is, it is made”.“And, so, we can change our schools from JSS to JHS; SSS to SHS, to this one and that one, till we don’t even know where it is going”, Bishop Agyinasare observed.

Touching on the bad nature of politics in the Country, he said “politicians have made it so difficult for people to criticise their wrongs”.“When you do, they release their attack dogs who pounce on you through the media and social media and they insult you, threaten you and label you. We cannot raise issues in this country anymore; when you do, then you are branded NDC or NPP, depending on whose ox is gored,” he indicated.

Urging Ghanaians and leaders to be honest with politicians, the Bishop stated that, “We need people that can tell the unpleasant truth. If we build a nation of yes-people, then we are doomed,” he said.

SOURCE: GPCC NEWS

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