Monday, 27 March 2017

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo Addo "Begs" Pastors - "Please Teach My People To Balance Hard Work And Prayer"

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has asked leadership of the church to help Ghanaians strike a proper balance between success from hard work and miracles.
For him, although the primary focus of religion is the redemption of souls, Christian churches should continue to emphasis the practical aspect of the lives of their members.

Addressing an international conference on entrepreneurship organized by the Methodist University College, the President said Ghana risks getting things out of order if citizens see miracles by pastors as the only way to success.

He said;

“These days, we are in danger of getting things out of balance and allowing our lives to be taken over completely by a narrow interpretation of religion. 
Hard work, cleanliness and respect for the law used to be important attributes of religiosity. 
Hard work, the preacher men used to tell us, paid dividends. 

“We were urged to give to Ceaser what was Ceasers’ and to God what was Gods’.
Miracles occurred, but they were not everyday occurrences. 
We were urged to work hard and that was the basis of success,”
President Akufo-Addo then added that he is worried about current trends where people seem to think that success in fields of endeavor depended on miracles, not hard work, saying;
“We take out a week for every funeral and expect our businesses to thrive because we invoke the name of the Almighty,”  
“I mention this, simply, to make the point that there is the need to keep a proper balance at all times. As it says in the holy scriptures ‘a false balance is an abomination to the 
Lord, but a just wait is His delight’…we cannot and should not continue to hide behind religiousity to indulge in the habits that have characterized our attitude to work.”

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