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16th October 2011, 01:11 PM
President John Atta Mills at the weekend expressed regret about the alarming reports about so-called pastors engaging in despicable acts and called on the clergy to nib the problem in the bud.

He said government has the responsibility to protect the citizenry from persons the false prophets who are seeking victims to devour either through extortion, sexual escapades or other wild criminal adventures that has brought the otherwise noble calling into contempt.


President Mills made this known in a speech read on his behalf at the State of the Church Symposium 2011 in Accra, where he was presented with the Defender of the Faith Award. He impressed on the clergy to continue to be the conscience of the nation and let their voices be heard on national issues.The Defender of the faith award seeks to encourage Christian public officials to be bold in the defense of their faith in Jesus Christ.

The seminar was organised by the Benny Wood Ministries International, a ministry that promotes unity and restoration of the image of the church to create a platform for frank and honest assessment of the church and its future.

President Mills asked the clergy to take steps at self-regulation and ensure that the charlatans amongst them are weeded out by teaching their members how to identify these false prophets and tricksters, as Jesus Christ warned of the rise of this phenomenon in the last days.

He expressed concern about indecent dressing especially in the house of God and called on the clergy to address the issue.

Deputy Local Government Minister Elvis Afriyie Ankrah called on Ghanaians to have faith in the President.

Source: GNA