17 December 2012

Liberia: Archbishop Dixon Wants Liberians Forget the Past

Archbishop, Dr. W. Nah Dixon has called on Liberians to forget the past and begin re-writing Liberia’s history as a means of discovering errors that have occurred over the years.

Addressing the 38th Annual Convention of the Don Stewart Christ Pentecostal Church (DSCPC) held at the Ebenezer Don Stewart Christ Pentecostal Church which came to closed on Sunday December 9, 2012, Arch Bishop Dixon for too long Liberia and Liberians including the Christian community have experience lot of setbacks and destructions as result of hatred and malice that grown into conflict in the country.

At the convention which rallied the attention of over 1500 delegates from across Liberia and other parts of the world including Nigeria, Sierra Leone and the United States, Arch Bishop Dixon said it was time that Christians go beyond individual church to join Liberians in general to re-write the obituary of Liberia.

The re-writing of Liberia’s obituary, the Arch Bishop said does not mean that Liberia was going through a period that would cease the country’s existence but rather would create the opportunity for Liberians to discover those problems that have caused the Liberian nation to undergo a period of war with people still finding it difficult to transcend the ugly past and embark on the role to peace and reconciliation through the love of Jesus Christ.

According to the former president of the Liberia Council Churches (LCC), Liberia was already at the position of greater prosperity by the grace of God but Liberians and the church of Liberia needed to rise up to the challenge through prayers to ensure that God’s grace is bestowed upon the Liberian state and its citizens individually and collectively.

The 38th DSCPC convention which was graced by several prominent citizens as well as the Liberia Council of Churches President, the Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Liberia, Bishop B.B. Heart, Bishop Korto Brown among other prominent ministers of the gospel also saw the induction of a new bishop to take over from Arch Bishop W. Nah Dixon.

This year’s convention was held under the theme “the Dawn of a new day” with text from the book of Isaiah.

Bishop Dr. W. Nah Dixon indicated that the church of Liberia and all Christians need to work out plans that would lead to Liberia’s obituary being re-writing to avoid the repeat of the past that led to the death hundreds of thousands of Liberians with millions of dollars worth of properties destroyed.

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