Sunday and yet another day to heed the words of the Lord
and His disciples as written in the Good Book, the
It is also a time for
Christians and those who would want to be associated
with this faith to take a sober self-assessment of their
comportment and how they are perceived by members of the
faith, people of other faiths, the community in which
they live, the country that they call home and by
extension even by those they have never met or seen in
Have they been behaving in a manner that
would convince others that they are true Christians,
obeying God's Commandments?
Have they obeyed the
Commandment that forbids them from being false witnesses
to please the "paws" that feed them?
We are asking these
and many more questions relating to the Christian faith
because of events in the recent past that could well
spell an omen of evil for all those who believe that
they can invoke the name of God while engaged in evil
It was the smoke and
mirrors President who sometime last week told the nation
that he, yes, he - President Ernest Bai Koroma - PhD,
DSc, MSq, PPQ, B.A. (FBC - let my people go) etc etc who
declared a week of prayer. This is the second time he is
asking for the hand of the God to interfere in the
welfare of the state and when he did it the first time,
we warned him of the dangers of trying to make a mockery
of the name of God. You just cannot use God's name in an
exercise which you do not believe in but merely parrot
things for the hearing and eye-seeing of men.
Let us explain - You
cannot on one hand ask God to make Sierra Leone a
paradise while at the same time engaged in all that is
making Sierra Leone a hell for a majority of the people.
You cannot ask God to restore Sierra Leone's fortunes
while at the same time encouraging the massive thieving
of the country's money and selling off the country's
natural resources to the highest corrupt bidder that
oils your bank accounts.
You cannot ask for God's
intervention while dancing with the devil and obeying
the commands of the devil's representatives in Sierra
Leone - the marabouts, sorcerers, etc etc.
God is not mocked.
he tried it out the last time and called for a week
of prayer and fasting -
this was our observation.
We again reminded him
of the antics of one Johnny Paul Koroma when, after the
deliberate massacre of the people of Mabaylla in the
east of the capital on the night of Wednesday September
3, 1997, he took upon himself to say a prayer which he
delivered at the national stadium.
This was what he said and we would advise
one of his greatest admirers - President Ernest Bai
Koroma to go through his words and link that with the
fate of Johnny Paul Koroma - be he alive or dead.
Father we thank you, Father we bless you. Father
we ask you to look kindly upon this nation. Look at your people. They
are destroyed. They are in deep distress. They are deprived; but with
you near us with your angels guarding us Lord, yes we have lost, but we
know you will sustain us, and you will give us.We seek peace, dear God. Yes, the peace that
cometh from you, not the peace of the world. But the peace that passeth
all understanding, the peace of God.O dear Lord Jesus our Lord, I re-dedicate this
week as a praise and worship week. I know we are at war against the
devil, but the devil can never win. The devil was defeated at Calvary.
Calvary brought us peace, that is the peace we shall enjoy in this
God is not mocked.
Let us again draw the attention
of the President and his cabal who would just love to
play on the religious beliefs of Sierra Leonean life; on
the God-fearing Sierra Leonean. This passage should
serve as a warning about taking the name of the Lord in
common and serious, way in which Christians
frequently lie is by exaggerating, or even
inventing, spiritual guidance, Divine blessings and
pretending a deeper walk with the Lord than is real.
This also includes taking the Lord’s Name in vain.
Frequently Christians will speak about: “The
Lord told me…” and “the Lord told me to
tell you…” or “I am still praying about
it…” Much of what passes for testimonies,
praise, worship and intercession in numerous
fellowships is actually a breach of the Third and
Again, we would want to bring to
the attention of the President and his band of uncaring,
deceitful and thieving cabal of what happens when
attempts are made to use religion as a cover for acts
that go against the dictates of the Bible.
We would urge them to ask around
and be educated about the aftermath of the Bonke crusade
held at the national stadium in Freetown when a people
tried, tired, long-suffering and exhausted prayed for a
miracle that would free them from the paws and talons of
the then uncaring and corrupt cabal that was bleeding
the country, stealing everything that came within its
grasp and even going as far as to mortgage the country
in wretched deals the beneficiaries of which were party
members, relations and friends.
We would again urge the
President to re-read the pages of the Commissions of
Inquiry that were held after the APC was booted out in
1992 - a move by the military that was largely welcomed
and supported by the suffering masses as they celebrated
a new sense of liberation.
We have been following
reports of the violence in Frobay in the east of the
capital Freetown as well as seeing pictures, some just
too horrific and bloody - of those affected.
We join all those who
condemn such violence in all its forms and here we would
offer a word of caution again to the many, many
"journalists", script writers etc etc especially those
we had always referred to as the internet flying toilets
who are just as ready and willing to hurl abuse,
denigration and outright falsehood on all perceived
"enemies of the state"
Be careful - be very
careful lest you be a part of a government machinery
which believes that it holds all the cards and knows
everything about the health and wellbeing of perceived
opponents. If the head of the police, one Francis Munu
takes upon himself the duty and expertise of a medical
practitioner, prosecutor, judge, jury and executioner - kindly do not join him - for when the time
of reckoning comes, we would hate to see your scripts
used as evidence as you being a part of a joint
Kindly ask those who
were around at the time - about how the law was
compromised in favour of an eager government hell-bent
on executing its perceived enemies; ask those around how
their protestations were cast aside as they tried to
show the burn marks on their clients bodies when they
appeared in court; please ask
the hangmen or those who witnessed the executions at Pademba Road about the number of people who went to the
gallows sick and unwell but were nonetheless approved as
"fit to hang".
And another reminder - the
removal of saline and other life-sustaining fluids from
the bodies of students and their perceived supporters as
they received treatment at hospitals and medical outlets
during the 1997 student protests.
Recall that the man who removed
what we call "drip" from these perceived "enemies of the
state" because they dared protest against the repressive
rule of Siaka Stevens was himself - a doctor.
Kindly recall that the
Nazis did have their own doctors and what happened in
the end is a source of regret and shame to many in the
They were tried in Nuremberg
after the Second World War.