CDC members set the record straight on church issues
Coalition For the Legacy of John Taylor, a group of Christian Divine Church members from across the country and beyond, has set the record straight by clarifying some troubling but relevant church issues that have been peddled wrongly by the media.
The group whose motive is to ensure sanity in the church and respect for its leaders made the clarifications at a press conference at the church’s national headquarters in Tarkwa on the theme “The cycle of division of the church must and will end”.
According to the coalition, it is aligned with one goal, and that is the legacy of Prophet Apostle John Taylor, the founder of the church.
Speaking at the press conference, Ekow Dadzie, the organizer of the group, said that the ongoing problems in the church for the past three years have affected the growth and smooth administrative functioning of the church, adding that this is sixty-two (62) years old. from God, through the prophet apostle John Taylor of blessed memory established for the liberation of man, Christian Divine Church.
He suggested that the rate of growth as a church has not been commensurate with the number of years since the founder’s departure to glory.
He noted that this happened because of disunity that has crept into the fabric of church leadership, disrupting the peace and development of the church.
“We are tired of backward tendencies that divide the base of church leadership by a few who individually feel greater than the collective soul of the church. It took a lot of pain and deep introspection to approach our problems in this way. Our joy is not to argue publicly.
The situation on the ground leaves us no other choice than that. We have chosen this medium because the real facts of the situation have been distorted to members around the world in a very shocking and self-interested way,” he said.
He noted that the people behind these issues have already taken the matter to the media and caused the media to publish distorted facts, adding that in some cases they have imported unrelated lies and made so that some radio stations and online portals broadcast them in their attempt to bring ridicule and public condemnation of the church leadership.
Ekow Dadzie said, “We called for this interaction because a group of church elders and pastors are determined to use primarily illegal and improper means to seize the legitimate powers of the president of the church. church and, by extension, leadership as provided for by the constitution of our church.
He revealed that the president of the church, Apostle Ebenezer Boahen, has faced a series of threats of legal action over constitutional violations which have so far failed the test of scrutiny. judicial.
However, the coalition organizer noted that church pastors have been very silent for fear of declaring open support for the president.
He further urged church members to refrain from illegally engaging in church leadership, emphasizing that all people, whether an elder, ordinary member or of a pastor, must cease all attempts to arrogate to themselves powers which the constitution has not conferred upon them.
Ekow Dadzie pointed out that the Tarkwa High Court has issued an interlocutory injunction order asking all persons to refrain from holding elections and any form of unlawful leadership meeting until the case is finally settled. settled.
He urged the current president, Apostle Ebenezer Boahen, to abide by the court ruling when it comes as it will erase the perception that he is seeking to perpetuate his term.
“We do not believe the rumor that Apostle Ebenezer Boahen does not want to leave his seat when the right systems are put in place, so we implore him not to give any credence to this perception,” he said.
He called for a national dialogue of pastors, elders and members to reconcile the differences that have caused the deep division in the church.
He recommended that the president’s seat be devoid of any political coloring and pleaded with members to pray for the church and its leaders.
He further advised the media to always make sure to do proper cross-checking before peddling lies about the church and its president.