The NEWS (Monrovia)

Liberia: Government Bed Fellows

A visiting Liberian Pentecostal Prelate says the silence of religious leaders in Liberia is responsible for the hike in injustice, corruption, poverty and other malpractices in the society.

Delivering a sermon at the First Philippians Baptist Church in Banjor, Virginia Sunday, Rev. Solomon Muin said religious leaders in Liberia seem to be bedfellows

and cheer leaders of the government and have forgotten to serve as the voice of the voiceless.

He frowned that instead of religious leaders of the country to speak against injustice and abject poverty, they are bent on preaching prosperity.

Rev. Muin said religious leaders need to lift their prophetic voices and speak out for basic human needs. He wants the religious leaders to serve as regulator of the government by ensuring that the government meets it part of the social contract with the people they govern.

"If the churches and mosques must have relevance in the new dispensation in Liberia the examples of Arch Bishop Michael Francis must be followed," he told the congregation.

Rev Muin said if religious leaders begin to play a proactive role by speaking for the basic social needs of the Liberian people, the government will act.

Preaching on the theme: "Your Last Chapter" Rev Muin warned those who perpetuated war against the Liberian people have their last chapter written and justice from God will be visited upon them unless they realize their wrongs and honestly seek mercy from the Liberian people and God.

Rev. Muin said God has a last chapter for every one of those who brought mayhem on Liberians.

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