Rev. Dr. Calvin A. Birch, has cautioned President George Weah not to listen to some men of God, who, according to him are in the habits of bending on their knees just to appease him (Weah) for personal gains.
Rev. Birch, founder and Senior Pastor of the Lighthouse International Church in Virginia, USA, made the assertion Sunday, March 1, when he delivered the sermon during the Providence Baptist Church’s 199 years anniversary celebration.
Rev Birch’s sermon after President Weah had launched the “Providence Baptist Church Bicentennial Anniversary.”
When the President did the launching, he had cautioned religious leaders to use the pulpit to preach peace and harmony among Liberians.
Since the inception of the Coalition for Democratic Change’s led government, praises from supporters and some clergymen have been insurmountable, something the Lighthouse Pastor frowned on.
He called on the President to watch out for clergymen and women he termed as ‘fake pastors.’
“I’m not suggesting that you should not sow a seed (money) in men and women of God or give to the church. It is a blessing to bless servants of God or the church. But watch out for those who are bent on appeasing you for personal gains. You need the counsel of credible men and women of God: men, and women who are filled with the Spirit of God.”
Rev. Birch maintained that if a man of God is getting a token from the President, he or she will not be able to speak about the ills in the Liberian society.
“Do not be afraid of criticism. Listen to a man or woman of God who will not want something from you. Get those good men and women of God; put them in the room and put your security guys outside and lock the door and ask them, ‘How am I doing?’ Rev. Birch told the President.