Either the Devil is a Liar, or Archbishop Duncan Williams Is

Before we even get started, please let me say to all my non-bible believing, unchurched, Not Christian friends that I am SORRY. I am sorry there are so many lunatics out here in these streets (or gargantuan cathedrals/auditoriums rather) mis-modeling the kingdom of God, the essence and order of creation, and telling flat out lies. The same hell that these charlatans profess to attempt to deliver you from is the very one they would have you live on earth. When a “man of God” gets in his pulpit and uses his words, his iPad and his limited understanding of the bible, human social interaction and statistics to hurt people, it’s never a good thing. How is this a demonstration of the power of the “loving and living God” these men profess to know?

That being said, today we are talking about the latest batch of nkwasiasem (foolishness) from Duncan Williams and his sect.

Hey, you unlearned zealot! I have already said it for you! Look here:

“Touch not my anointed ones, and do my prophets no harm.” – 1 Chronicles 16:22

You people like to quote this scripture when your spiritual heads say something just completely off the chain crazy, like is an omen or a warning but have you read the rest of the scripture? Hehn? “Touch my anointed” was warning to the people in the land not to interrupt the Ark of the Covenant’s return to Israel. Please. Is your pastor carrying a golden Ark on his shoulders? Then please find a seat.

I would love to give a background about Duncan Williams and his ministry, but darris God and Google. You have the power to learn more about some of the insane things he and his ministers and bishops have said about women. You may recall Dag Heward-Mills and his demented parable of the apple message. Well this week, his spiritual head took it a new level when he said the following:

“It’s a privilege to be married. It’s a privilege in the time we live in when it’s seven [women] to one man”, he told his congregation Sunday in Accra.

“Sister when you get married, be thankful and stop misbehaving because it’s seven to one. It doesn’t matter how pretty and beautiful and intelligent you are; until a man proposes to you, you are going to stay beautiful, pretty, intelligent, nice and whatever, and rotten”.

“That’s what it is, and somebody needs to tell you because there [are] so many women out there misbehaving. You got to be told the truth. And the reason why a lot of marriages are not working is because everybody is afraid to offend women to tell them: ‘Come on girl, you got a good thing going, hold fast onto it, don’t misbehave and don’t lose it’”.

You can read the rest of the story by clicking here.

DWAh. What is his biblical basis for this? Doesn’t the same bible he reads say when a man finds a wife, he finds a good thing? (Proverbs 18:22) It doesn’t even stretch the imagination therefore that it is the MAN who is privileged to have scored a good wife, not the other way round. And if you take it all the way back to Genesis, God A’mighty Hisself said that it is not good for man to dwell alone, and then he made a woman for the man. Because why? We’ve all discussed this before, so say it with me: to be a helpmeet for him…because dudes need help.

Let’s just go ahead and put the obvious out there. For centuries, women have been the biggest targets for the Man of God Cadre’s scorn. Women have been characterized as the weaker sex, the less intelligent sex, the bringers of destruction and doom if anything goes wrong with the crop or a child gets sick. (Now it’s not so PC in progressive society to blame women for the ills that plague the planet, so we just blame it on gays. Yay for progress!)

Where women are concerned, western preachers have largely moved on from this line of thinking and have even gone on to create massive movements that empower women based on the bible. Proverbs 31 and Luke 8 are usually the scriptural foundation for conferences and conversations around Christian women empowerment. Part of the messaging is while you wait for a mate, improve and better yourself (get an education, take care of your health and finances) for God…not for a man. You are the great prize to be won and are precious because you are created of the Lord. No man has the power to build a woman…so what on earth is Duncan-Williams talking about when he says “women will rot in their beauty and intelligence until a man proposes”?

One can only draw a certain number of conclusions:

  1. Duncan-Williams doesn’t spend enough time in his bible
  2. He’s a misogynist
  3. He’s reading the bible and spinning it to suit his message…which would make him a liar
  4. Someone else inspired this message. That person may be The Devil

When I used to have friends, they occasionally ask me about my faith. How could I reconcile being a Black/African woman with being a Christian? After all, wasn’t the bible used to justify slavery and colonization? The interesting thing about the bible – like the constitution – is that you can use it to justify just about anything if you put your mind to it. Pick a little bit here, paste a little bit there, and voila! You have your own doctrine. And let’s be clear: what Duncan-Williams, Dag Heward-Mills and that guy down in Zambia that has his congregation eating grass are preaching is a doctrine, not the inerrant word of God.

There’s SO much more I want to say, but let’s hear from the Squad. Discuss ↓

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  • David S.

    This discussion on the attitude of some men to successful single women came up when we discussed that unfortunate fellow’s comments on Condi Rice. I think I may have mentioned at that time that I believe that the notion that a woman, no matter how successful is incomplete without a man is a widely held one. I’ve heard both men and women say as much. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time I’ve heard a preacher say the sort of things this man said.

    I’ve always felt that religious doctrine tends to be more of a reflection of the sentiments of the messenger and the culture of the audience rather than the word of God. That’s why Warren Jeffs, a pedophile can read the word and argue that God wants his male followers to rape tween and teenage girls. Osama Bin Laden believes that the same God wants us to murder westerners, Creflo Dollar believes that if you pray hard enough, God will make you rich, no hard work required and the pastor of a certain male relative of mine apparently believes that spousal abuse is justified “under the right circumstances.” Meet the new moral relativism, where the definition of sin is based on what that particular society finds most offensive.

    • Jesus. Your last sentence gave me a chill. I can’t even begin to wrap my head around this.

      • David

        I guess you are a woman writing this article,and seems to be so offended by the Bishop’s sermon. The questions i want to ask you are the following: is there any fact in all that he has said? Are women more than men in this country? do you think if every man get married, would there be many women left single?
        if the answer to any one of those questions is Yes, Then Bishop is not wrong any where, The truth makes the eyes looks red but does not Brake them. Hope you are married by the way.

        • 1. Yes, I am a woman.
          2. I am married (hence the tag of the blog: Marriage, Motherhood, Madness)
          3. “Break” not “brake”
          4. Ghanaian women don’t HAVE to marry Ghanaian men. They can take all that beauty and education, travel and marry from a different race/nationality. Anything else?

          • Wole Fash

            Well said Malaka

        • Dear sir,
          Did the apostle Paul not say marriage is not for all? Why then should it be an issue should a female be single? How does being married define a woman? Why did you even go for hoping the writer of this piece is married? She cannot have an opinion on it if she should have been single? And before you ask, no, I’m not married but that was no spirit filled sermon. That was pure, unadulterated trash and if you were not misogynistic you would realise that and call out the Bishop for it. But alas! Here’s the case where you need to carry yourself to Damascus so the good Lord takes out the scales in your eyes.
          Women do not aspire to marriage. Not ever. You go educate yourself and come back with a reply. (Plus a dictionary, perhaps)

          • Very good point Yirenkyiwa!

            Now regarding your question about the young women who are not yet married. I do not have a command from the Lord for them. But the Lord in his mercy has given me wisdom that can be trusted, and I will share it with you. Because of the present crisis,i I think it is best to remain as you are.” 1 Corinthians 7:25-26

          • Belal

            I have a feeling that this”mindofmalaka”is supposedly a mind of a hurt woman,probably a victim of rape,a dead beat dad ,or feminist lesbians.
            let me ask you girls a very important question ,what would be the neccesity in having to go through all this angry outbursts when there is really no point in having to worry at all if you have a good man,when you have a man who happens to treat you like you deserve there is really no point having to go through all this stress,it is your duty as a woman to respect your man ,humble yourself before him and he does exactly the same ,when the man decides to be a jerk that is when all this issues really matters.

            Let me break it down for you “prom queen”,if you don’t know then am telling you today.Since you began mensturation ,you’ve only been yourselves 2 weeks in a month ,every single month ,one week for your famous PMS the other for your nasty flows,am sure from all the crap you write you are privy with what PMS is, if not then am sure you need to take this blog off,after this let’s couple it with menopause at say 45 years ,deduct when you started your “menses”,then every two weeks of every month till you turn 45,then you would understand the meaning of pastor Duncan’s word “ROTTEN”,you girls are naturally born weak and therefore need a man to help you in your way of thinking ,because trust me when you’ve got your PMS and menopause your thought patterns are always inconclusive.When did we even start counting you women ,eiiiiish that was a mistake,remember that advert on tv”send your girl child to school”,really thank that woman,if not for her you would be probably saying something different on this blog,educating a woman ,the biggest mistake man ever made.!!!

          • Look at this one too. What a stupid thing to say. So when a man like Duncan Williams says something absolutely retarded like this, no one should speak up about it unless it affects them personally? You don’t play professional football and yet you sit in front of your TV supporting teams week after week.

            And the only reason you have a problem with women being educated is because your MOMMA can’t read. Poor woman. Imagine she wasted 7-9 months carrying you, and God only knows how many hours pushing you from her vagina. And look what you grew into. A toad. She should have killed you as soon as you were separated from the umbilical chord.

            You really are dumb. Just go back to sleep. You’re more useful when you’re unconscious.

          • Oh how very shallow of you! You only speak up when you feel threatened personally? Not when you are secure yet notice others being degraded and not having a voice to speak? You’re just selfish, shallow (yes, I use shallow again for your very stupid reasoning that the writer of this article is either hurt or a feminist lesbian. Which shows your ignorance on feminism. Go sit your behind in a library and read on it.) and unwilling to reason because of course patriarchy benefits you! If I owe any man respect then it’s because he respects me equally and not because it is my duty to. It’s the duty of all men (females and males) to respect each other equally not because of gender difference. Do yourself and the world a favor by responding to issues you disagree with as a rational adult (you are an adult right? ) and not like a petty high school student. Have a good evening now.

        • Asibi

          So shallow minded 😞 .

        • Alfred

          Really David? I find it really interesting and offensive at the same time that you ask if Malaka is married. Of course, I subscribe to the theory that “where you stand depends on where you sit” but shouldn’t these debates be based on facts and truth? So you are saying in effect that women outnumber men 7 to 1… so evidence would have been useful by the way. You are also subscribing to the notion that unless you are married, a woman has no worth. Paul in his letter to the Corinthians stated that it would be better that people were not married so they can devote their themselves to God. However, he also stated that not everyone can do that and therefore people should be married so they can avoid temptation. By the way, Paul was speaking to men. Now, if Paul agrees that people can stay unmarried, if they so choose, why is Duncan Williams preaching a different message? On a broader issue, even if he is right, don’t you think he has a responsibility to be gentle so as not to offend probably 20 per cent of his congregation? The world is full of sin and it is our responsibility to point this out; however, it also behoves us to ensure we are not just pointing to sin but also directing people to the grace of God. Encouraging women to be married is alright but condemning those who have not done so – as yet – is simply wrong and without any scriptural basis.

    • Ferdinand

      Malaka, while I do agree with you about the message you are trying to convey, your lack of decorum and the confrontational tone make it difficult to really reach people in the best manner.

      I disagree with the Bishop on some of the things he said but I wouldn’t go as far as calling him and others names and seeming to be disrespectful about a disrespectful part of a sermon about women.

      • Oh stop. Don’t be silly. You read the tone in the way you wanted to read it. Did Christ, use the wrong tone when he called Pharisees (or modern day Christians) “Hypocrites, a Brood a Vipers, and Blind Guides”?

        • Ferdinand

          Yeah right! Did you not anything which could have been better communicated? How are able to judge that I read it in the tone I wanted to? Is because I said it was confrontational? If yes, then that will be idiotic and jejune.
          …many lunatics out

          • Ferdinand

            “…many lunatics out there”.

            …referring to the Bishop as a charlatan.

            “nkwasiasem” etc.
            Now you stop being silly and admit this could have been communicated better.

          • Marshall Grant

            No. Because I’m married to Malaka and I know exactly how she communicated it because she communicated it to me verbally first and I understand her tone.

          • David S.

            I’m sorry I don’t think that referring to the bishop as a charlatan is excessive language. The bishop has said too many things that are just not based on the word of God. What else would you call someone who twists the word of God for his own purposes?

          • Marshall Grant

            Because you admitted that you did. You said, “your lack of decorum and the confrontational tone”.

          • Alfred

            Everything can be better communicated of course. I’m not sure if you’ve read some of the things Duncan Williams says about his critics. What Malaka has written expresses the frustrations of many Christians who are simply fed up with misrepresentations by people like Duncan Williams who by virtue of having access to a pulpit reach more people with distorted messages of Christianity. If we do not challenge these things, we could end up in a situation like muslims who claim their religion has been hijacked by others for other purposes. Of course, many would not see this comparison as appropriate but it’s only because they fail to look at the issues more broadly.

          • Ferdinand

            Alfred,

            “Everything can better be communicated of course”. Thank you. That is all I’m trying to say and I even clearly stated that I’m not against speaking up whenever we think the Bible is being misinterpreted.

    • Chandra Stewart

      I greet you in love. It is okay that you misagree with Arch Bishop Wiliams; however, I am saddened by your scornful tone in expressing your disagreement. As a woman, I have to admit that I agree with the statment Williams made about married women. There ARE many married women who are rebellious against their husbands. There are many women who call themselves “Christian”, profess Christ as Lord, and work in the church, worship their pastors, but are disrespectful to their own husbands, prostitute their bodies to their husbands to get their own way, bossy, rude, not good good keepers of the home, are high-minded, spoiled, self-centered, egotistical, entitled, and full of ungodly pride. The women of God must be open to TRUTH, be WILLING to ACKNOWLEDGE our wickedness, and CHANGE before it is too late.

  • james

    isiah 4 vs 1…..hehehehehehe

    • Acts 7:51 Bwahaha!!!!

      • Ferdinand

        1 Corinthians 7:28 will be a more appropriate response

    • Ferdinand

      James, the key word in Isaiah 4:1 is, “In that day…” Do you know what day Bible is referring to?

      • sammy

        Ferdinand, i’m surprised at your question. the last days are here.

        • Ferdinand

          Sammy, Please read the whole of chapter 3 and you will understand God was addressing Jerusalem and Judah because of their rebellion and the consequent punishment.

          If you can give me a Bible reference to show the “In that day” (singular) means “the last days” (plural), I will be grateful.

  • Kojo

    David that’s a rather shallow way of thinking. Marriage isn’t the single most important achievement for a woman. A man doesn’t make a woman complete. 7:1 and so what? Utter nonsense1

    • Actually the ratio of men to women ( world population) is 101: 100. A quick google search will inform. And the ratio is not much different in Ghana.
      Not sure why some men like to delude themselves about these numbers…… Smh.

  • Mr. Whyte

    I think you [Malaka] is a Bad influence to women. lets put Spiritul issues aside. A woman capable of insulting a Man, yet alone a man of God, is not worthy of an audience. Keep on like this, and cause more harm to yourself and your Generation.

    Remember, God Is Faithful and JUST… if you know what that means….

    • I know I shouldn’t have, but I literally just laughed out loud when I read this. The grammar, the misogyny (a woman must never insult a man???), the semi-spiritual spooky warning at the end…

      Thank you, sir. I truly appreciate you for playing. 🙂

      • alexandrea

        Malaka…you have a point on so many levels if (like you said about anyone being able to use the bible to justify whatever they want by taking scriptures out of context) you take what the Archbishop said at face value. I believe, that as a writer, you would not want people to take your words out of context. I want to ask this (because its not the first time a man of God has been verbally buffeted because people took their words at face value). What was the message he was preaching about? What led to these statements,? (knowing the archbishop, its likely he told some kind of story before this, I stand corrected). I’m all for freedom of expression but you see there are too many ‘talkers’ and not enough walkers. Just say what you have to say and quit the insults and attacks, I read your entries and you’re a better writer than that. God bless

        • The link to what he said is in the post itself towards the middle. There are calls for audio/visual confirmation, because of “context”.

          • alexandrea

            No argument there. All the same, I think you shd keep your entries void of insults. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know you’re a better writer than that.

          • From what can tell I have insulted no one. No. Really.

          • alexandrea

            Eerrr…last I checked ‘knwaisas3m’ was insulting. Just chill on that wai. We already have too many people out there ‘making their points’ using all sorts of offensive statements. Whatever the purpose of your blog is, I want to believe it’s to cause and spread some kind of positive change in and among your readers. ‘Tact’-making your point without making an enemy.

      • Ferdinand

        Malaka, Mr. Whyte’s response is a vindication of the issues I raised in my earlier response to you.

        You have a very valid rebuttal but the manner you went about and still going about it makes it less effective and has the propensity to turn some people against you; people who but for your lack of civility would have been favorably disposed towards you.

        • Who told you her method is “less effective”? How did you know that? Please, truth sees no social status. When Jesus was speaking to the seven churches in Revelation, did he speak relative truth or hard and pure truth? Abeg!

          • Ferdinand

            Several others are commenting on the same issue I raise thereby taking the focus away from her main message. Whenever you speak or write in a way that causes people to criticize the diction instead of being focused on the issues raised, you have communicated less effectively. This is one of the basic things taught in any lesson on EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION.

        • “You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell? – Matt 23:33

          And how do you like that tone Ferdinand?

          • Ferdinand

            grantmx,

            First of all, I have no problem with that tone because it came from a sinless man and Savior, Jesus Christ, to the scribes and Pharisees who were enemies to the gospel of Christ.

            Secondly, Malaka is no Jesus and the Bishop is not a scribe neither is he a Pharisee.

            We are COMMANDED to “let our speech ALWAYS be with grace so that we may know how to respond to every man”, (Colossians 4:6) including when Malaka is responding to the Bishop.

            Now, that’s a better scripture I urge you to acquaint yourself with.

          • Marshall Grant

            Context Ferdinand. Context. The context of the scripture I quoted above was to the Religious folk (Pharisees, etc.) of Christ’s time who knew the truth as it was standing there right in their face, but refused to acknowledge the truth.

            The context of the scripture you quoted was to non believers, because if you would have read the verse before you would had read, “Live wisely among those who are NOT BELIEVERS, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.”

            It’s called the principle of Contextual Reading or Contextual Study. Which apparently Duncan Williams has failed in doing.

            Next, you assume that sinlessness is a prerequisite to stating truth, in that only a sinless man can only call religious folk out. If your statement is true, then are you also without sin therefore justifying the statement to a likewise religious person as myself?

          • Ferdinand

            Marshall Grant,

            I don’t know if someone deliberately blocked me from being able to respond to your comments and those of a few other so I decided to put my reply out here.

            To begin with, Religion and Christianity are not the same. The Pharisees and the Scribes were indeed religious but Jesus never saw them as part of his follows or members of His ship folk. God is the “father” of all Christians and the devil is the father to all pagans. If Jesus told the Pharisees, “…If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me. Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. John 8:42-44. Read the whole of Matthew 23 and tell me if Jesus viewed them as Christians. Using the principle of Contextual Reading or Contextual Study, can you put Arch Bishop Duncan Williams in the same context?

            Also, you said “Next, you assume that sinlessness is a prerequisite to stating truth, in that only a sinless man can only call religious folk out.” We were talking about the tone Jesus used not the truth he was talking about. We as Christian are supposed to “speak the truth in love”. So my brother, my use of the word “sinless” has nothing to do with it being a prerequisite to stating the truth. A better way to interpret will that, because we are error prone and not beyond sin, we have to learn to moderate our tone. (that is even when we speak the truth, let’s do so according to the manner of scripture).

            Finally, you said “The context of the scripture you quoted was to non believers”. You are ABSOLUTELY WRONG!
            Colossians 4:4-6
            “Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”
            How could Paul have asked non believers to pray? He was talking to believers (not non-believers) about how they (believers) are to conduct themselves among unbelievers.

          • Marshall Grant

            Is Duncan Williams a Pharisee, no. I never said that. Nor implied it. I did say, however he took his premise of Isaiah 4 out of context.

            With regard to a speakers tone, yes, one should be more direct with what some call modern day Pharisees than to a non believer as they have a level of understand and “ought” to know, if you will.

            As far as the scripture I quoted. Perhaps I should have been more clear. I didn’t say it was (addressed) to Non Believers I said the context was in the context of (christians) speaking to non believers and the tone they should use. You however, suggested that one ought to speak in that tone to even believers, which I disagree with.

            With regards to Christ he was speaking to “believers” or the religious therefore he spoke much more direct and to the point. He did that many times even to his disciples.

          • Ferdinand

            I’m glad we can both agree that the Arcbishop is not a Pharisee.

            I also did state somewhere else on this blog that he misapplied Isaiah 4.

            Your implication is that the Pharisees of old, the ones Jesus mostly rebuked were believers, but they were not. If they were Jesus wouldn’t have called them children of the devil. It is the reason Nicodemus who was a Pharisee, nicodemously went to Jesus and when he was told non can see the Kingdom of God unless they are born again, he ignorantly asked “how can one be born again when they are old? Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!” To therefore refer to someone today as a modern day Pharisee will mean that not only foes the person supposedly knows the truth but deceives others, but that such person is also a modern day child of the devil, an unbeliever and not born again. Who, in this discussion is THE modern day Pharisee who needs to be talked to in a direct tone?

            Thanks for the clarification as to who the issue of manner of speech was addressed to. Are you however suggestion that we as believers are to let our “speech be gracious seasoned with salt”, so that we may know how to answer everyone.? So when talking to other believers we can be ungracious in speech and such speech should not be seasoned? You actually think that is what God desires? How about Ephesians 4:29, 1 Peter 3:15, Ecclesiastics 10:12?

            Always remember;
            “a gentle answer turns away wrath”.
            “…speaking the truth in love”. Truth must be spoken but how should we speak it? In love.

            Christ was speaking to people he referred to as children of the devil. He was more than direct; he launched a scathing rebuke on them and rightfully so but there is no where this can be compared to his other rebukes of the disciples .

            Be it noted that, the way we speak and communicate only reveals the condition of our heart and what is inside of us is what we pour out.
            Luke 6:45
            Matthew 15:18

      • Opare

        How much grammar do you know?…..anyway it’s your opinion and I respect it…truly there are a lot of false and pseudo prophets out there….let’s not commit any fallacies by attacking the messenger rather than the message….peace, be still!!!….

    • AM

      A MAN of God, is NOT God himself. If he preaches the word and there are question marks, he should be questioned. Being a man of God does not make one immune to accountability, q&a’s. While Jesus was here to deliver is from evil, amen-his disciples asked, he had doubters, sooooo eh, pastor Duncan is not that unique, in that sense.

      • Ferdinand

        AM, I absolutely agree with you but what we shouldn’t forget is MANNER; the how behind the what.

        The manner in which we say the things we have to say reveals much more about who we are than the person we purport to slam.

        • Spikey

          Ferdinand, give us all a break on this stand with manner and decorum. These charlatans talk foolishness, mislead the flock, drive away prospective believers who have some brain to think from listening to the real truth, and all you want to consider is manner and decorum? What’s wrong with us? Why can’t we stand for truth once in a while?

          • Ferdinand

            Spikey, please nowhere did I intimate that such issues should not be addressed. All I’m trying to say is that it could have been more effectively done without the name-calling and by being a bit civil if not the message she is trying to convey is somehow undermined by a section of her readers.

          • Spikey

            I still disagree. I believe what you’re referring to is style, rather than effectiveness. Her post on this topic is not ineffective in any way. Some of the phrases you refer to as insulting only convey frustration and disgust. Saying that foolishness is foolishness is not insulting. It’s just simple truth.

        • AM

          Ferdinand,

          Abeg o. Roses are red, skies appear blue. Why should I say the skies are yellow, when I am seeing blue?

          There is a time and place for diplomacy, this was not one of those instances.

          • Kill ’em with the Mother Goose logic/parables!

          • AM

            I’ve read each and every comment, folks are in uproar because how dare thee a mere mortal, QUESTION an ARC to the BISHOP?!?! Who are you again, exactly!

            In matters pertaining to God, it is always important to seek wisdom. It doesn’t matter that he or she has been confirmed with 3 to the power of n and counting, theological PHDs, speaks in tongues etc. But if I, the congregant, is left in doubt or seeks clarity, there should be room for that.

            Many have been led astray through preachings of false doctrines. Some are already in hell, because they did not question. Me, I want to dine with Jesus, so I will question. What is so wrong? Aaaaah, the tone. It is not humble enough dear. You are too blunt. Repent.

          • I’ll check with my spirit and ask the Holy Ghost if this one requires repentance. My educated guess is that the Spirit will say “naw”, and rather advise me to pray for 89% of people on here who worship their bishop/pastor, fortune and pretend that both are the living God.

            May Jesus save you all. Lol!

          • Ferdinand

            “You people like to quote this scripture when your spiritual heads say something just completely off the chain crazy, like is an omen or a warning but have you read the rest of the scripture? Hehn? “Touch my anointed” was warning to the people in the land not to interrupt the Ark of the Covenant’s return to Israel. Please. Is your pastor carrying a golden Ark on his shoulders? Then please find a seat.

            “Is your pastor carrying a golden Ark on his shoulders?” You actually think that God’s Presence and Anointing, in this dispensation still dwells in a golden Ark? God have mercy! Touch not my anointed ones and do my prophets no harm is exactly what it means. It does not mean we cannot question them or set things right if we think they have misinterpreted scripture. However, going to the extent of calling them imposters and fraudsters will mean you are threading dangerously. Let me ask you a question; how sure are you that you have never misinterpreted any scripture or said anything someone else may have termed repugnant?

            Calling the Archbishop a charlatan and that he is spewing foolishness. Have you ever stopped to ask yourself what if you are wrong.

            Moses did wrong by marrying a Cushite and and if we have to go by your example, Aaron and Miriam were right to have criticized him about disobeying God. However, do you know what God did to them? They did not even call Moses names. You may want to check out Numbers 12:

            David, for all the wrong Saul did him would have been justified in killing Saul but let’s look at his attitude towards Saul, who God had even rejected. Such should be examples to us.
            1 Samuel 24:
            1 Samuel 26:9-11
            2 Samuel 1

            I may be wrong but I thought I saw a reference about you being a pastor’s wife. If so…

          • Ferdinand

            “There is a time and place for diplomacy, this was not one of those instances”. That is your opinion and I respect it.

            “Let your speech be ALWAYS full of grace”. That’s what the Holy Book says.

          • AM

            You know what Ferdinand, I like the fact that you have stuck to your grace guns. Thus far, I must say your interactions have been nothing but gracious, lol.
            Although I don’t think we’ll see eye to eye on this matter, your engagement is true to His word, lol. Cheers!! 🙂

          • Ferdinand

            AM,

            You see , I have the option to say “what the heck do you mean by that and what are all those lols for?” “Nkwasiasem!”

            Or

            To simply ask “are you being sarcastic?” I prefer to go with the latter and I wonder who will disagree with the choice and what will motivate them to do so. The condition of the heart/the storehouse will motivate the choice.

            Thanks for the input, regardless of what it means. Stay blessed.

    • Alfred

      Wow! “… you [] is a bad influence..”! How do you reckon that? So in your world, a woman has no right to insult a man but a man has the right to do same? Here is a so-called man of God referring to unmarried women as ‘rotten’ without as much as seeking to discuss the reasons some of them may not be married. Would he rather women married the first men at their disposal or wait until they can be sure about the person they meet? Reading between the lines, what I see is a man trying to shift focus from his marriage failures and subtly indicating that it was all her fault… after all, she didn’t do what she was supposed to do – and forget about his role in all of it. We ought to respect preachers but not to the point of putting them on a pedestal and not questioning what they do or say. It is this unfortunate attitude of not wanting to be seen as criticising these people which is resulting to cases of pastors misleading their congregation, sleeping with half the congregation, and making them believe whatever they say to the point of eating grass and drinking petrol on command.

  • Niecy

    This is an excellently written article and I couldn’t agree with you more! I can’t also help but laugh at your rejoinders. It’s a shame that people think the way David, James & Whyte think. I pray that they channel more energy into perfecting their grammar instead of pouncing on anyone who says anything “negative” against their infallible ARCHBISHOP!

    • Ahhh, you see? But I admire their fealty. It takes a lot of courage to do away with any sense of self and wholly accept what’s being spoon fed to you without question. After all, Hitler did the same thing to the Germans and they turned out alright in the end, didn’t they?

      • David S.

        Please. Let’s call a spade a spade. This has nothing to do with fealty to the “man of God” and everything to do with fragile male egos. David, James and Whyte still live in the mindset where the male is supposed to rule the world and women are supposed to kowtow, and your words are, to quote Whyte “a bad influence”, Who are you to put forth the notion that a woman can live without a man? That a woman can challenge something a man says? How are they supposed to dominate when you spread such dangerous ideas? Naaah, this is not about fealty. If this “man of God” begins to preach about equality and respect for females, you will see how quickly they will turn on him.

  • Jude

    Malaka it seems u have a personal problem with the Archbishop, am sure your very educated and i will at least expect you to listen to the entire message before displaying your intelligence, after all the message was to Action Chapel members so if you a 3rd party wants to comment its just write you get your facts. enjoy your life and all the best!

    • I can’t say I have a “personal” problem with the Archbishop because I don’t know him personally. Never had dinner with him or anything like that. I DO have a problem with him -or anyone else – who mismanages God’s word and is bent on suppressing the rights and intelligence of a certain people group. In this case, women. But a personal problem? Nah. After this week Duncan will be old news until he or his ilk says something off the meat hook in 3-4 months. It’s quarterly, in that regard.

      Enjoy your life too!

    • Alfred

      Jude, Jude, Jude, you make a good point about the context of the message. I’m sure though that you realise we are in the age of technology and social media and nothing is truly reserved for those within the four walls of a home or a church. Case in point, when the pastor went on an economic crusade seeking to arrest the falling rate of the Cedi, it made national and international media. How did that message get out by the way? Don’t tell me Duncan Williams isn’t aware that when he preaches he is preaching to the ‘world’. Now, even if you take into account the context of the message, how does the word ‘rotten’ fit in? Please educate me.

    • Jude, it seems the preacher also has a personal problem with all women. He did not specifically say he was referring to the women in his congregation. Perhaps, if he had made that distinction we wont waste our breadth trying to point out his faults.

      • Ferdinand

        Hmm! A PERSONAL problem with ALL women!
        That is some kind of a personal problem.

        • Ferdinand: What do you do for a living?

          • JJ

            Dear Malaka, you’re so intelligent and beautiful. I know you know his profession. But because you’re such a lady, you make no assumption . Here, I’ll spell it out and spare everyone the guessin . Ferdinand is a TROLL!

          • Ferdinand

            Malaka: Please why do you ask?

          • It’s quite innocent really. I wonder what sort of person holds these views, and what my chances of encountering them are. Are you a banker or a carpenter, for example? Both professions interact with people frequently. Also, I’m curious as to what sort of work environment you immerse yourself in that fosters these views.

          • Ferdinand

            “I wonder what sort of person holds these views”.
            “Also, I’m curious as to what sort of work environment you immerse yourself in that fosters these views.”

            I also wonder what views you are referring to. Just so we are clear, I specifically said that I do not believe a single woman or women in general will “rot” because of the absence of a man (in whatever capacity) in their lives. I have seen, encountered and do often interact with several single women who are happy, successful and living a fulfilled life as compared to some married ones.

            I also did state that, the scripture reference by the archbishop was in my opinion, misapplied.

            Again, if it helps to know, I am a man who does not only believe in the independence of women, but also that any man who abuses a woman in whatever shape or form, is weak and corrupt.Women are God-given treasures and should be treated with respect, honor and dignity.

            Having said that, my only bone of contention is that, I just believe that “a gentle answer turns away wrath” and that your response could have been without the use of certain words. That is just my personal opinion and I wave no rod of infallibility.

            Harry best sums up my point of view:
            “…you need to stay focus and coordinate the discussion on the blog devoid of emotions and innuendos. Treat every comment as fair as possible and don’t mock at peoples’ grammar. You can always state your opinion without sounding pejorative of others comments. Discerning readers will decipher what’s right or wrong.”

            By the way, I am a CISSP-ISSMP, CISO.

  • Somebody

    You quoted the Bible verses I was using to debate this topic earlier today. Great!
    But please take your time – the name is Dag Heward-Mills, and the word isn’t mysonist but misogynist.
    Thanks!

    • Noted and will be corrected.

  • David S.

    And on another note, herh!! What is this I see in the right hand column of the page? Are you engaging these people on twitter? Stop it! Don’t feed trolls! You know where this will end.

    • Pahaha!!! I’m sorry oooo. I know, I know. You’re always telling me about handing out troll snacks.

  • Jude

    my dear just a quickie, i have 2 issues with you right now, your indirectly accusing someone of mismanaging God’s word do you have any prove of that, you said he who finds a wife finds a good thing which you quoted right isn’t that in line with his statement that unless a man proposes (in other words finds) you have to find in order to propose if am wrong please correct me coz you seem to know a lot about the bible. were you not privileged your husband chose you (thats if your married) what then is wrong with what he said???

    • Leni

      May I please ask if the Arcbishop’s 2nd wife was ‘rotting’ before he met and married her? I’m sure she must then be filled to the brim with gratitude. Common…..in this era? 21st century? He can do better than this, no qualms about the fact that marriage is a good thing but women don’t NEED it to feel validated. Both parties should feel privileged that God blessed them to find each other, period. One party shouldn’t be made to feel like a favour is being done 4 them

      • sparkles

        I couldn’t agree with you more.took

      • Alfred

        Spot on!!!

      • Thank you Leni

  • Sarah

    SISTER! God bless u abundantly! My sentiments exactly! Touch not my annointed does not refer to preachers! This man divorced his wife and remarried. When the bible states that he who divorces his wife clothes himself in violence. He needs to pick the fat log out of his eye. It is so sad to see ghanaians being deceived. These preachers never preach about sin and the need for repentance. All they know is health and wealth. Say it and claim it. Disgusting! I remember this man attempted to sell a “prophecy” once -I was in ghana back then. God richly bless u sister. We need to be highly discerning in this deceitful world full of ravenous wolves. Ps in direct answer to the whole marriage thing.. being unmarried is not a bad thing. Even Paul recommended it. Marriage is great and being single don’t mean you are cursed. Backward people kmt. Lol

    • Sarah

      Ps the bible also says if u remarry u commit adultery. SMH

      • Ferdinand

        No! The Bible didn’t say that.
        Please read Matthew 19:9

        • Yet, it does seam that Duncan Williams’ Divorce and remarriage lends credence to that adultery category doesn’t it…

          • Ferdinand

            If only you you know the truth enough to tell us exactly what the grounds for the divorce were.

            Come down from your throne of judgement and don’t base conclusions on “it does seem”. You know why, right?

          • Marshall Grant

            Its a shame that one has to result to insult when incorrect.

            The scripture you quoted is quite clear on the grounds for divorce. Did Duncan Williams or his Wife cheat?

          • Ferdinand

            Marshall Grant,
            “Its a shame that one has to result to insult when incorrect.” What exactly did I say which you refer to as an insult? Please bring it to my attention and if you are right, I’ll duly apologize.

            Maybe you did not understand me. You inferred the Archbishop may have committed adulatory (“Yet, it does seam that Duncan Williams’ Divorce and remarriage lends credence to that adultery category doesn’t it…”)
            So I was asking you if you knew what led to the divorce between the Archbishop and the ex-wife. If you do know what exactly happened between them, leading to the divorce then you can say he committed adulatory. However, if you do not know the reason or cause of their divorce (which I believe is the case and I stand to be corrected) then upon what basis do you make such an inference?

          • Marshall Grant

            “Come down from your throne of judgement…” Really? You’re suggesting I’m being judgmental with an arrogant tone? Smells like an insult.

            The scripture you quoted is quite clear, “And I tell you this, whoever divorces his wife and marries someone else commits adultery—unless his wife has been unfaithful.”

            So, unless his wife was unfaithful, Duncan Williams committed adultery by remarrying. Not sure how else to explain.

          • Ferdinand

            Marshall Grant,

            Oh come on! That is not an insult in any way but if it is to you, I apologize then.

            Let’s take a critical look at the things you said.

            1. “Yet, it does seam that Duncan Williams’ Divorce and remarriage lends credence to that adultery category doesn’t it…”

            2. “The scripture you quoted is quite clear, “And I tell you this, whoever divorces his wife and marries someone else commits adultery—unless his wife has been unfaithful.”

            3. “So, unless his wife was unfaithful, Duncan Williams committed adultery by remarrying. Not sure how else to explain.”

            EXACTLY MY POINT!

            Since both you and I don’t know if his former wife was unfaithful or not, we cannot make any comments inferring that the Arcbishop’s divorce and remarriage “lends credence to that adultery category.” We simply don’t know what led to the divorce so we can’t or shouldn’t draw conclusions as to whether he has committed adultery. Let’s leave that to those who know the cause of the divorce. “Not guilty until proven guilty” kind of.

        • Maxwell

          yes!!! the bible did say that Romans 7:3

          • Ferdinand

            Not even close

  • Enam

    I have always had a problem with this Preacher because of his arrogance but he crossed the line with this “it is a privilege to be married” comment. It is because of statements of the nature that many women feel pressured to marry or are trapped in abusive and unhappy marriages. It is not every woman who dreams of getting married. I have also noticed that these preachers never talk about the men and I starting to wonder why.

  • Sigh

    “He who finds a wife finds a good thing” hardly translates into “she who doesn’t find a man is a rotten thing.”

  • AM

    He dresses well oo, doesn’t the Bible tell his kind to wear sack clothes? Did ya’ll see how I mismanaged the word to suit my disdain of his message that has no legs?

    • LMSO!! Oh AM, I’ve been waiting for you. Welcome my dear.

    • hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha AM. I never knew this and I am loving how you used it *thumbsup*

  • It is quite unfortunate that this article has brought out so much from many of us who should know better to investigate before wholly accepting an article from a journalist as the whole truth. We are quick to chastise others for believing and defending their pastors whereas in our haste to prove we are right in our prejudice we jump at anything that will give credence to our own bias.

    A few questions if i may:
    1. When you read the article, did you pause to consider if the journalist may have taken the pastor’s words out of context?
    2. Did you do your own investigations to ascertain the truth of the supposed quotes in the article?
    3. As a responsible married woman, if someone released all the vituperations you have just released on you because you were accused of something without the person checking to be sure if they are right, how will you feel?

    So it has come out that this message was actually delivered months ago. Why is it being serialized months later, i am not sure of the motive but kindly take a look at this video and make up your own mind.

    Link to youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw3yRCu2_zk

    Just to be clear, I am not a charismatic and neither do i worship in his church. I am not even his fan. I am only commenting here because for so long our gullibility has been our bane so much so that we are used by journalists with ulterior motives to destroy reputations of others. We believe everything too easily and jump to conclusions without any form of cross checks.

    And to add lastly, the video was not uploaded in response to the aritcle. The video was uploaded on July 26, 2014 even before that website and its associated FM station were launched in Ghana.

    Cheers.

    • Please I have a question. 3 infact.. Did he or did he not say it is our privilege to be married and not our right??? and did he not say that until a man proposes to us we will rot in our beauty and intelligence? In all this I did not hear him say my brother oooo. he used my sister so I want to know which gender was the message really meant for.

      • Ferdinand

        Did you listen to the whole message? Do you know if he talked about the men also or not?

        I do not agree that any woman who does not marry will rot but in voicing my disagreement, I won’t do it it a way that makes me SEEM arrogant, rude or disrespectful.

  • It is quite unfortunate that this article has brought out so much from many of us who should know better to investigate before wholly accepting an article from a journalist as the whole truth. We are quick to chastise others for believing and defending their pastors whereas in our haste to prove we are right in our prejudice we jump at anything that will give credence to our own bias.

    A few questions if i may:
    1. When you read the article, did you pause to consider if the journalist may have taken the pastor’s words out of context?
    2. Did you do your own investigations to ascertain the truth of the supposed quotes in the article?
    3. As a responsible married woman, if someone released all the vituperations you have just released on you because you were accused of something without the person checking to be sure if they are right, how will you feel?

    So it has come out that this message was actually delivered months ago. Why is it being serialized months later, i am not sure of the motive but kindly take a look at this video and make up your own mind.

    Link to youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw3yRCu2_zk

    Just to be clear, I am not a charismatic and neither do i worship in his church. I am not even his fan. I am only commenting here because for so long our gullibility has been our bane so much so that we are used by journalists with ulterior motives to destroy reputations of others. We believe everything too easily and jump to conclusions without any form of cross checks.

    And to add lastly, the video was not uploaded in response to the aritcle. The video was uploaded on July 26, 2014 even before that website and its associated FM station were launched in Ghana.

    Cheers.

  • Harry

    Good job but Malaka you need to stay focus and coordinate the discussion on the blog devoid of emotions and innuendos. Treat every comment as fair as possible and don’t mock at peoples’ grammar. You can always state your opinion without sounding pejorative of others comments. Discerning readers will decipher what’s right or wrong. Stay blessed.

    • alexandrea

      Thank you Harry, my point exactly.

      • Ferdinand

        Harry, in my humble opinion, you gave the best comment on here. Do I have your permission to repost it? God bless you.

  • YKO

    If you use the seven to one ratio as a premise, then the Bishop should know that not all women of good character, and who do not “misbehave” will marry. Therefore Ghanaian society should stop using attaining the “Mrs” title as the only measure of a woman’s worth. The race to yield to societal pressure forces women do to all sorts of things, including marrying men they know they aren’t compatible with; simply because they will be a “Mrs” and have that huge burden lifted of their shoulders. Given that the numbers he quoted do not favor women, his sermon should’ve been on why we should no longer use a woman’s marital status to determine her worth. And that’s using his pulpit for something worthwhile.

  • Abednego

    Anyone agree that marriage isn’t for everyone? We all just can’t be that “privileged”. Okay. I’m sure there must have been at least dozens of women who applauded the Archbishop right after his delivery. Or I lie? That day all the women vex for church?
    I love the women in my life and have a lot of respect for them, well some of them at least. Remember the song for the “send your girl child to school” campaign? Yes I still sing it occasionally (I told you I respect women).
    I think I’m a feminist even. Or it could just be my attraction to beautiful intelligent women. Guess which side I’m leaning towards on this argument? Yep no one in particular.

    The bible has been misquoted and misinterpreted by many. Once you are educated or can reason to a certain level (or kwata kwata read your bible) you should be discerning. Maybe oga pastor may have used some strong words. But I think the message is quite clear that be it male or female we all need somebody to start a family with.
    Chale isn’t this issue of gender inequality embedded in our culture?
    Anyway which of you lovely ladies wants to give me her number? Knowing that marriage is out of the picture care to “rot” with me?

    • looool Abednego leave this space. hahahahahahaha i like your sense of humour

  • Koroo

    Wow!!! That’s all I have to say, but I enjoyed the debate 🙂

  • Nana

    Question: Do u know da ratio of men to women in the world right now? (Emphasis on world not Ghana). Well i’ll tell u; 1:7. So its not too farfetched for anyone to make the statement he made. Do the math and you would realise the number of ladies who might not get married; suffice to say a lot!!! Now, these days a lot of people are saying it is not necessary for a woman to be married to live a fulfilled life. Very true, but we also have a lot more women flocking our churches with da prayer of getting married. Most of da women who attend all these all night and deliverance services are either praying for a husband or a child. So seeing as its not easy to find a partner in these women’s cases, is it so strange for someone to admonish da married women to cherish their marriages? If not for any biblical reason at all, the facts above will tell u the answer is no, it is not strange. Another thing we have to understand is a man of God must not always necessarily base his sermons or admonishments on da bible. He can use everyday facts. And please, lets refrain from twisting da bible to suit our needs. That is so wrong on so many levels. Our muslim brothers and sisters will shudder at the thought of twisting verses in the quran. See the number of things they have to do before they can even touch it, then to talk of twisting words to suit them, haram! they’ll call it. And these very little things account for them being the fastest growing religion on earth. We should also refrain from name callin and insults to men of God, whether we believe in the them or not. At the end of time, they’ll be judged according to their deeds and you would not want that to be added to your plate. Its already full. Shalom!

    • Ferdinand

      Peace to you Nana. You indeed raise some valid points which we should all reflect on.

  • Frank

    perfecting grammar, perfecting grammar, i saw this a couple of times in the various replies. i wonder if ‘wisdom correlates with perfection of the English language’. i don’t get it. Most Ghanaians are buying into this trash of being intelligent simply cos one can express himself so well in English.
    Enjoying both sides of the coin. i am however not competent enough to speak to the issue.

    • Ferdinand

      Frank, you said it frankly and drove it right home.

  • The ArchBishop based his preaching on Isaiah 4 and this is truth we cannot run away from just as it is equally true that the woman was made a helper to man and the man who marries finds favor with God. All of these are true. It is just that some especially the Isaiah 4 statement is a bitter truth! Cheers.

    • Interesting. Because in Isaiah 3 it says toddlers and women will rule over men. It’s a bitter truth, but we shall all swallow together eh? Cheers!

    • Alfred

      Yesutor, the fact he based his message on Isaiah 4 makes it all the more disappointing because it was for a specific context. It doesn’t mean there are still 7 women for every man today. Many on this blog have talked about giving proper context so it would have been nice for him to also provide the appropriate context of the 7:1 ratio… oh, and I have watched the video on YouTube, which only contains segments of the sermon.

  • sammy

    Sad, Sad. i have gone through the statement over and over and i’m yet to see anything new from what we have always known. As a sociologist and a pastor, i think it is a bit inhumane, but this is the truth that has been swept under the carpet for a very long time. In our society where it is a “taboo” for women to propose, irrespective of how good or rich a lady can be she has to wait patiently and anxiously for a man to go out with her, waste virtually her time and after he has seen EVERYTHING HE WANTS TO SEE propose. Biblically, it’s men who needed women (as helpmate- somebody to support, build and manage the family) because of their caring hearts. However, over the years most women have become “unwanted guests” in the rooms of men they are not even married. Personally, i have 4 ladies (ages 29, 36, 41 and 42) i am counseling. These have lost hopes thinking no man would come forward. The 42 years is a registrar of a university in Accra. This is a bitter truth. I think those of us who have feminist interest can do is to psyche our women up to be more self dependent and to realise that life is not only about marriage but our faith and hope in Christ Jesus. God bless you Malaka.

    • Alfred

      Great point about the purpose of Christians not just being about marriage. Sure, marriage is the basis of humanity and we should do our best to encourage it. However, marriage happens after the wedding but it appears most of our focus, even pastors offering counselling, tend to be on proposals and the ceremony. The fact that even pastors are struggling to keep their marriages is a sad indictment of the approach of Christianity to marriage. Rather than condemning those not married, we ought to ask what is keeping them away. Any ‘reduction’ in ‘marriage-worthy’ men is due to this attitude that women need men and not the other way around. Men therefore go around spreading their seed everywhere and therefore wise women are too scared to allow the men into their lives. We should also be focusing on making men responsible for their actions towards women, That way, we can increase the ratio of women to ‘marriage-worthy’ men.

    • God richly bless you too Sammy.

  • Manny

    It would seem that from the dawn of creation, this battle between the sexes (among humans) has been raging. Each side vehemently presents half the truth and holds on to it as the absolute truth thereby denying each other the bliss of divine relationship. One side of a coin never makes a coin. The truth is; man without woman is incomplete and miserable…and woman without man is incomplete and miserable. The Bible, from which both sides quote to validate their parochial position, provides a solution (Isaiah 28:10). But the Bible doesn’t end there, it also prescribes the manner in which we’re to advance our arguments in order to make it meaningful and useful (Colossians 4:6)…well, unless perhaps we’re so frustrated to the point we don’t really care about truth any longer.

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  • Eunice

    This malaka lady is sick in the head. This is stupidity at it peak. How crazy are you to write such a usless article. It is only an insecure fool who will react this way to the bishops message. I am a woman and i dont think being single is a curse neither do i believe marriage is all a woman needs to be fulfilled in life but attacking the bishop does not give you are right standing, it only reveals how disrespectful and retarded you are. If you know your worth as a woman, you will not verbally attack anyone who has a different opinion. Insecurity is what is killing some women these days. They lack understanding therefore hear things differently. Who ever trained u has really harmed you. You are a disgrace to womanhood. Shame on you!

    • Elise Grey

      Dear Eunice
      you should reread your reply, take a moment and reflect.
      it applies to you. You are being as vindictive as you accuse the lady

      In fact I am disappointed in you and your comments. The bible says a gentle answer turns away strife.

    • Niecy

      ” If you know your worth as a woman, you will not verbally attack anyone who has a different opinion” ,she said. BUT you’re doing the same ma’am.

      Who hurt you? 🙁

    • Marshall Grant

      So you insult someone for insulting someone and tell them shame? Smells like a hypocrite to me.

    • Alfred

      Reading this comment reminds me of the Akan saying (loosely translated thus) “if you don’t laugh, you’d cry”! Here you are criticising and insulting someone for the same ‘offence’ you claim she has committed against your bishop. Irony, anyone? Just for the future, your words would hit home better if you restrain yourself when trying to point others to something you believe is not right. People may still not agree with you but at least they will take you more seriously then. A word to the wise….

    • Ferdinand

      Eunice, these insults clearly undermine the purpose of your comment. They are unwarranted and clearly make you sound unchristian.

      “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”

      I don’t want to believe you fall in this category so please come back here and offer an apology to Malaka.

    • Oh no!!! Am i the only one who realized you just described yourself???

  • Elise Grey

    Who remembers when Paul said…o foolish Galatians!
    Did he get the message across?

  • Your average teenager

    Hahaha
    Blame it on Ignorance, the carnal mind, the devil… I don’t even know.
    Look at you calling the kettle black.
    The same thing you are complaining these men of God are doing is the same thing you are doing.
    Taking the words of the bible and turning it to justify the nonsense and stupidity you just decide to come up with your carnal mind set.
    Well please don’t be a hyprocite and take your own advice. Touch not my anointed means touch not my anointed. It does not mean don’t touch pastors it simply means touch not my anointed and I for one can tell you that these men of God you decided to touch today are indeed anointed so instead of using the Internet as a platform to share you ignorance and pretend to be some know-it- all female activist use that time to ask God to have mercy on you soul for all you’ve done in this one piece of writing.
    I also pray Gods that forgives me for judging you because it is not my place even more so because I am a teenager and I should probably be more respectful.
    But I figured I’ll give you a taste of your own medicine.
    The bible is tough it says some hard things if you don’t want to hear and not read it for what it really means then all the best. But don’t come here and feed people false ideologies by saying that what these Men of God preach is wrong. Yes they may not go about it the right way but you know they are not wrong. Female activist, instead of bashing on People who are trying to remove this worldly corrupted thought form that’s says it’s ok to be single and do what you want, help us females realize the joy and beauty of marriage that God intended for us. You are and example of the bad influences females of my generation have to deal with and why God’s idea of marriage does not even seem possible to us anymore. I just pray that God will open your mind and help you understand what he seeks to do by using these powerful men of God.

    • Spikey

      “powerful men of God”. Sigh

      • Niecy

        *Double sigh
        I can’t with you Duncan WIlliams stans. I just can’t.

        • Oh don’t even mind them. With their fake piety. Ask any of them if they’ve prayed for the sick and they have recovered. Ask any of them if they stan for the blood of Jesus as they stan for this mortal man in a suit feeding them half truths and whole lies. Ask ONE of them if the power of God is working in their lives. Are they honest? Are they trust worthy? With all this “devotion”, you would think Ghanaians would be closer to heaven. But look at the people!

          They have a form of godliness and no power there of and are PLEASED to be in bondage to the whims of ONE man and his ministry. Tsewwww. Hypocrites! Ha!

          I’ll just keep approving comments and letting the parrots talk.

          • Your average teenager

            But yet we are the one said to be young and naive.
            I seek not to make an idol out of anyone even more so because I dont live in Ghana to know what these pastors you make mention of do. And yes powerful men of God because they are bringing the gospel to the world be it in a huge church or a little felowship.
            All I know is you are doing the same things they are doing by – as you put it -giving people “half truths and whole lies.” How different are you sitting here and making assumptions and generalizations about pastors. How different are you suggesting that they don’t pray for the sick or do all these things that I’m guessing you do daily.
            But I apologize if I didn’t realize that you have it all together so you continue to live in your self-righteousness and cast your first stone.

  • Narthbor

    Eunice, I find your response extremely telling of your character and almost amusing to say the least…and not funny in a good way either. I’m going to break down your comments and respond to them individually:

    1) This malaka lady is sick in the head. – I’m assuming that you are a qualified specialist to make this statement? What branch of behavioural science do you hold your Ph.D in? Psychiatry or psychology? And what tests have you conducted on Malaka to reach this conclusion?

    2) It is only an insecure fool who will react this way to the bishops message. – I could say the same about anyone who would react the way you did to Malaka’s article quite frankly.

    3) I am a woman and i dont think being single is a curse neither do i believe marriage is all a woman needs to be fulfilled in life…- Terrific, because it would appear that you and Malaka actually agree on this.

    4)…. it only reveals how disrespectful and retarded you are. – How is Malaka ‘disrespectful’? More importantly to WHOM is she disrespectful? Duncan-Williams? Why, does he COMMAND Malaka’s respect? And if so, who is he to command or even deserve it?

    5) If you know your worth as a woman, you will not verbally attack anyone who has a different opinion. – I’m staring at this comment and the rest of YOUR attack in utter disbelief. Do you honestly believe what you are saying? Because if you do then: a) do you know YOUR worth as a woman? b) You DO realise that you attacked Malaka too because she has a different opinion to you, right? Let’s recap, you called her ‘sick in the head’, ‘retarded’, ‘stupid’…I could go on. So tell me this, does YOUR verbal attack make you ‘retarded’, ‘sick in the head’, ‘stupid’ et cetera? Because in my opinion, you have done exactly what you just condemned Malaka of doing.

    6) Insecurity is what is killing some women these days. They lack understanding therefore hear things differently. – First of all EVERYONE has an insecurity about SOMETHING. It’s not just isolated to women. Second of all, women lack understanding and therefore hear things differently? That would include you too I take it because you are also a woman? Speak for yourself and don’t clump all of us into your category. I take offence to being labelled by your definition of a woman based on what I assume is your personal experience.

    7) Who ever trained u has really harmed you. You are a disgrace to womanhood. Shame on you! – You are of course entitled to your own opinion, I personally disagree with you. I tend to believe that women who murder, abuse and abandon their children rather a disgrace to womanhood; and not someone who has an opinion about how some ministers ‘preach’ the word of God.

  • NanaYaw

    Quite an article, making much sense yet a little rude if i may say. From your article, for all we know one of you might be right and the other wrong or you both might be wrong in a sense. The ‘ARCHBISHOP’ can be wrong, he is human and not God. But you Malaka maybe more wrong feeding us data from what ‘you have heard in part’ or what ‘you have read in part’. You cant criticize and insult if you don’t know the whole truth about what you’re even speaking about. Hmmm! I’m enjoying the debate anyway 🙂 . God bless you all!

    • Can you quit with the hypocrisy and attacks on her? The very thing you’re complaining about is the very thing you’re doing. Telling her to not be “rude” by equally being rude to her does not solve the matter. This is her PERSONAL blog, not a national forum. What does it matter to you if she even openly insults him? If you think it’s rude, say it like well-trained literates would! Correct me if it’s been amended but last I checked, our freedom of speech still holds! You don’t like what she put up? Then get off her blog. Set up your own blog and praise the pastor as much as you want, nobody cares. It’s your opinion. You’re entitled to it. Just don’t attack someone else for expressing their opinion.
      It’s about time we put this timid behavior aside. We train ourselves to keep our opinions because others who are not even well-learned in that field may condemn us. To hell with that! Speak as you wish, letting out any frustrations as you wish. It’s better to let out a 1000 harsh opinions than to hold in 1 mild opinion.
      Such pastors are preaching things the Bible doesn’t even say. Yet, it’s so heartbreaking that people are too busy to follow up on the authenticity of the word. People such as the author who actually do their research have come out to condemn him and all you can do is attack her. How about you also go and do some research.
      And to those of you who think that a woman should not “insult a man” or is “privileged to get married”, how dare you? No woman’s worth lies with a man. Ever. It’s only a matter of time before this partraichial society of ours breaks down, and women and men are viewed and treated equally.
      I blame all this on the heavy male ego. Because you know what? The reason why a number of men still want to view women as the inferior sex is that they know that if women are granted enough wings to fly, they would soar higher than men, and do unexpected things!

    • Ferdinand

      Nana Yaw,
      My thoughts exactly.

  • stylesfree

    i thought the whole message from the bishop was basically for women to try harder to make their marriages work since it’s not easy to have one in this era. considering the divorce rate now and how many kids are coming from a broken home that’s not bad at all. both men and women mess up on marriages so the problem is probably the fact that he staid on the case of women. i personally think a woman’s beauty and intelligence is more beneficial when it helps make a man and children the same way the whole “macho” concept of a man is more beneficial when it helps provide and protect a woman. the lady who wrote this article probably took the message personal

  • sydney
  • sydney

    Madam Malaka, Being a Christian or a child of God is to walk in the path that GOD has set for us who have chosen to follow his instructions. It is not an easy path to walk because you obey GOD’s word first and then there is explanation. There is not explanation before instruction, but rather there is Promise. Promise from GOD of His love Abound if we do His Bidding all for our own benefit and not because of the way we will be perceived in the eyes of men. Issues about GOD are always self explanatory. My point is that, Creation did not begin the way it did in the Bible because it is a beauty of a fairy tale. Woman came into the picture because GOD wanted her companionship to be a Gift to Man and also to Herself. The LOVE then is to be mutually respectful. Is it not Ironic that in our Ghanaian culture, similar to other cultures around the world, the man goes to the family of the woman to ask for her hand?.She then becomes the mans responsibility not because of her weakness but her role she is to play in that union. A man becomes complete with a woman and a Woman becomes complete with a man. Paul Mentioned in the Bible that marriage was not for everyone. Please understand that what ever GOD created is perfect, as to whether it is suitable for one or not is one’s own choice, because GOD does not force His gifts on people. You have to pray and seek for it and make it befitting of you. A man of GOD prays for a good woman and a Woman of GOD prays for a good Man.

    The Archbishops concern i must assume, is that some women of today are dangerously overwhelmed by their intelligence from this world so much so that, they act as though they do not need the Above mentioned Gift of GOD, Companionship with Man. Most men ( who are not Christians, because Christians do exactly what the word of GOD says, undiluted) misuse and abuse relationships with women because they do not know the value of following instructions of GOD. Women always end up being the victims in a world of promiscuity because, i personally believe that the emotional and sentimental tendencies that a woman was gifted by GOD, were meant to serve as an incorruptible example to us men. Once that humility in GOD is lost, a woman’s worth goes downhill. That humility is not worth money, neither is it worth Awards or commendations and praises of Men, but it is worth the Gift of eternal Life from GOD, if a true woman knows where she is going from here if she is in Christ Jesus. It is good to be intelligent, but it is better to be intelligent in Christ as a woman and this applies to men as well. Trust what the Bible says and you will notice that a man who does not listen to GOD cannot handle the intelligence of a woman because it is Biblical. Adam gave part of his responsibility to woman when he was asked by GOD about eating the apple (Genesis 3 v 12 ” The man replied, it was the woman who gave me the fruit and i ate it”) he disobeyed and pushed responsibility and blame to the Woman. So when you guys argue about what has been said and what means what, you lose focus of GOD’s word and gift and indulge reckless banter. Please watch the video i posted above and you will hear the part about a Woman playing her role. This message also goes to men as well. The fact that we need each other does not mean that one is privileged to have the other. But in a world where men who are the spiritual leaders, are a scarcity, it would appear that what the Archbishop was saying had an Aorta of truth in it but surely over dramatized.
    Please, we should let GOD guide our decision and most importantly our dispensation of truth or opinion. Humility is not a character that any school of thought puts in us. It is a GOD given gift that we ask for everyday.
    GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  • Zion Eric

    “It is what it is, and sometimes we don’t want to
    hear the truth. We get offended when the truth is
    said, but I have come to a place [where] I tell
    people that I have lost my reputation a long time
    ago, and so it doesn’t really matter whether you
    like me or you don’t like me, and I don’t preach
    to impress people anymore. I stopped doing that
    a long time ago. I deliver what I’m told to deliver,
    and whether you receive it or not is none of my
    business; it’s your business”, he said.
    Hmmmm, Let God be our judge on this. Who am I to Criticize a great man of God. Lord have mercy on Us

  • Nana Ama

    Lies, damned lies and statistics! Many men use this unfounded statistic about there being more women than men for their own ends, just as this so-called man of God has!

    A recent statistic that was doing the rounds on FB said staring at a woman’s breasts adds five years to a man’s life! Stupid, wishful thinking! Reduces their lifespan more like. Apparently 500 accidents happened in one day in Russia when a billboard of a woman’s breasts was put up! The report did not say how many died! Its unfortunate that many men tend to believe these lies parading as statistics, “precious data”!

    • Lies parading as data to support their selfish desires ooo. Globally, the ratio of men to women is 1:1. If there is no man in your area, MOVE.

      There’s even better news: not all women want a man and vice versa. Some people choose celibacy for a lifetime! This undue pressure on women to make do with what they have where they are is foolishness. You REALLY want a man, your Boaz? Go to Asia. Female infanticide has blown male proportions out of the water, but don’t settle for a Bozo just because some Archbishop and his followers refuse to do the necessary work in reading scripture. Stay woke!

      • Eddie Leslie Adom

        It is sad for me as a man when I hear such balderdash. Are men not aware that when God made man the head, he made man the leader, one attribute of a leader is to be circumspect in your utterances, being a man of God no exceptions, many men seem to take offense in a woman insulting a man, well does being a man give a male a reason to insult the very status of womanhood??? people are meant to be led, if you feel someone is going wayward, you guide them not demean them.

        Men have no right to insult women sir…. a man of God no exception. Did God himself insult Eve even though most men believe sin was her fault???? Did God or his prophet insult even Jezebel?? did Jesus insult the woman who was tagged as a ‘prostitute’ by an equally zealous homosexual Roman emperor (Constantine) ho sought to seek favour by commissioning the creation of the Bible itself {yes go read… until Constantine, Mary Magdalene was not tagged as a prostitute, but a woman of not so great repute, two different things}??? if men of God are to follow the example of Jesus, what gives them the right to insult the creation that even the creator Himself honours??? if women are dishonorable, is it not because fathers who are supposed to be guides themselves have no honour to give??? if he Duncan Williams understood what fatherhood meant, would he say that it is an honour his daughter that a man marry her??? Men need to get it into their heads that irrespective of the ‘weaknesses of women’ it is women who honour men by marrying them, not the other way “He who finds a wife (not husband) finds a good thing” Proverbs 18:22-23

        New International Version:
        “He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD.”

        New Living Translation
        The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the LORD.

        English Standard Version
        He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD.

        New American Standard Bible
        He who finds a wife finds a good thing And obtains favor from the LORD.

        King James Bible
        Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.

        Holman Christian Standard Bible
        A man who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD.

        International Standard Version
        Whoever finds a wife finds what is good, and receives favor from the LORD.

        NET Bible
        The one who finds a wife finds what is enjoyable, and receives a pleasurable gift from the LORD.

        Aramaic Bible in Plain English
        He that finds a wife finds a good thing, and receives the will of Lord Jehovah, and he that puts away a good wife puts away good from his house.

        GOD’S WORD® Translation
        Whoever finds a wife finds something good and has obtained favor from the LORD.

        Jubilee Bible 2000
        Whosoever found a wife found a good thing and has attained the favour of the LORD.

        King James 2000 Bible
        Whosoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of the LORD.

        American King James Version
        Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of the LORD.

        American Standard Version
        Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, And obtaineth favor of Jehovah.

        Douay-Rheims Bible
        He that hath found a good wife, hath found a good thing, and shall receive a pleasure from the Lord. He that driveth away a good wife, driveth away a good thing: but he that keepeth an adulteress, is foolish and wicked.

        Darby Bible Translation
        Whoso hath found a wife hath found a good thing, and hath obtained favour from Jehovah.

        English Revised Version
        Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.

        Webster’s Bible Translation
        Whoever findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favor from the LORD.

        World English Bible
        Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of Yahweh.

        Young’s Literal Translation
        Whoso hath found a wife hath found good, And bringeth out good-will from Jehovah.

        WHERE DOES IT SAY SAY THAT IRRESPECTIVE OF PREVAILING ‘STATISTICAL’ CIRCUMSTANCES IT IS A PRIVILEGE FOR A WOMAN TO FIND A HUSBAND???? WHERE DOES IT SAY THAT IT IS AN HONOUR FOR A WOMAN TO FIND A WIFE…?????

        Men need to grow up, and men of God need to stop this nonsense, it is embarrassing for the institution of manhood and fatherhood, women need love and guidance but frankly that does not need to come from men, men need women to propagate their ‘race’ not the other way round, the decision to sustaining or extinguishing the human race lies with women not men, all women have to do is to seal up their vaginas, or sterilize themselves one way or the other and men would be extinct.

        THE TRUTH MUST BE TOLD, THE WOMAN IS THE MANS HELP, WOMEN HELP MEN, THEY ARE CAPABLE OF BEING INDEPENDENT, GOD IN HIS WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE OF HIS OWN CREATION SAID ‘IT IS NOT GOOD FOR THE MAN TO BE ALONE’ AND HERE’S ANOTHER ONE “THEREFORE A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND CLING TO HIS WIFE” NOT THE OTHER WAY.

        p.s for those who quote Paul, he was addressing the church leaders in Corinth etc. who were mostly male at the time. WOMEN ARE BLESSED AND FAVOURED with or without men, It was woman who found favor of bearing the bringer of salvation, not a man women are the substance of the earth…

  • Kojo

    David , you’re a piece of work. Nkwasiasem paaa nie. What an excuse of a man.

  • Eddie Leslie Adom

    ** “WHERE DOES IT SAY THAT IT IS AN HONOUR FOR A WOMAN TO FIND A WIFE…?????”

  • Eddie Leslie Adom

    In my passion I mistyped twice Lol…. I meant, WHERE DOES IT SAY THAT IT IS AN HONOUR FOR A WOMAN TO FIND A HUSBAND…?????

  • Eddie Leslie Adom

    It is sad for me as a man when I hear such balderdash. Are men not aware that when God made man the head, he made man the leader, one attribute of a leader is to be circumspect in your utterances, being a man of God no exceptions, many men seem to take offense in a woman insulting a man, well does being a man give a male a reason to insult the very status of womanhood??? people are meant to be led, if you feel someone is going wayward, you guide them not demean them.

    Men have no right to insult women sir…. a man of God no exception. Did God himself insult Eve even though most men believe sin was her fault???? Did God or his prophet insult even Jezebel?? did Jesus insult the woman who was tagged as a ‘prostitute’ by an equally zealous homosexual Roman emperor (Constantine) ho sought to seek favour by commissioning the creation of the Bible itself {yes go read… until Constantine, Mary Magdalene was not tagged as a prostitute, but a woman of not so great repute, two different things}??? if men of God are to follow the example of Jesus, what gives them the right to insult the creation that even the creator Himself honours??? if women are dishonorable, is it not because fathers who are supposed to be guides themselves have no honour to give??? if he Duncan Williams understood what fatherhood meant, would he say that it is an honour his daughter that a man marry her??? Men need to get it into their heads that irrespective of the ‘weaknesses of women’ it is women who honour men by marrying them, not the other way “He who finds a wife (not husband) finds a good thing” Proverbs 18:22-23

    New International Version:
    “He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD.”

    New Living Translation
    The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the LORD.

    English Standard Version
    He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD.

    New American Standard Bible
    He who finds a wife finds a good thing And obtains favor from the LORD.

    King James Bible
    Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.

    Holman Christian Standard Bible
    A man who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD.

    International Standard Version
    Whoever finds a wife finds what is good, and receives favor from the LORD.

    NET Bible
    The one who finds a wife finds what is enjoyable, and receives a pleasurable gift from the LORD.

    Aramaic Bible in Plain English
    He that finds a wife finds a good thing, and receives the will of Lord Jehovah, and he that puts away a good wife puts away good from his house.

    GOD’S WORD® Translation
    Whoever finds a wife finds something good and has obtained favor from the LORD.

    Jubilee Bible 2000
    Whosoever found a wife found a good thing and has attained the favour of the LORD.

    King James 2000 Bible
    Whosoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of the LORD.

    American King James Version
    Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of the LORD.

    American Standard Version
    Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, And obtaineth favor of Jehovah.

    Douay-Rheims Bible
    He that hath found a good wife, hath found a good thing, and shall receive a pleasure from the Lord. He that driveth away a good wife, driveth away a good thing: but he that keepeth an adulteress, is foolish and wicked.

    Darby Bible Translation
    Whoso hath found a wife hath found a good thing, and hath obtained favour from Jehovah.

    English Revised Version
    Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.

    Webster’s Bible Translation
    Whoever findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favor from the LORD.

    World English Bible
    Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of Yahweh.

    Young’s Literal Translation
    Whoso hath found a wife hath found good, And bringeth out good-will from Jehovah.

    WHERE DOES IT SAY SAY THAT IRRESPECTIVE OF PREVAILING ‘STATISTICAL’ CIRCUMSTANCES IT IS A PRIVILEGE FOR A WOMAN TO FIND A HUSBAND???? WHERE DOES IT SAY THAT IT IS AN HONOUR FOR A WOMAN TO FIND A HUSBAND…?????

    Men need to grow up, and men of God need to stop this nonsense, it is embarrassing for the institution of manhood and fatherhood, women need love and guidance but frankly that does not need to come from men, men need women to propagate their ‘race’ not the other way round, the decision to sustaining or extinguishing the human race lies with women not men, all women have to do is to seal up their vaginas, or sterilize themselves one way or the other and men would be extinct.

    THE TRUTH MUST BE TOLD, THE WOMAN IS THE MANS HELP, WOMEN HELP MEN, THEY ARE CAPABLE OF BEING INDEPENDENT, GOD IN HIS WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE OF HIS OWN CREATION SAID ‘IT IS NOT GOOD FOR THE MAN TO BE ALONE’ AND HERE’S ANOTHER ONE “THEREFORE A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND CLING TO HIS WIFE” NOT THE OTHER WAY.

    p.s for those who quote Paul, he was addressing the church leaders in Corinth etc. who were mostly male at the time. WOMEN ARE BLESSED AND FAVOURED with or without men, It was woman who found favor of bearing the bringer of salvation, not a man women are the substance of the earth…

  • Malaka, thank you so much for your post. This is what I intended doing but like it is said about 5 people come up with the same idea at a point in time. Now I will post share this in my Facebook wall for the backward guys to read and learn. Over the years, women have been abused, marginalized and objectified. Now that we have found our voice and can speak up, they call us sassy and opinionated. I will rather be opinionated than have a man make me feel small.

    • Amen! And you would think these same men (Black, hello!) would have learned by now that subjugating one group because of their physical features is unjust and plain old barbaric. Race based discrimination was/is barbaric, but you want 55% of the globe’s population to sit by while you subvert our progress because what? I have a vagina? Because you’ve plucked disjointed passages from the Qu’ran or Bible? Mehnnn, go the Cooper Stadium and plant yourself in every seat.
      Sass on, my sister! There are plenty of men who like that fire. Ignore the rest.

  • kwadwo Adu

    My sisters let us not make it a black men issue. We are all learning and will continue learn so let us no be too hard on ourselves

  • Edwin

    Lots of us Christian (men) have over the years tried to make Scripture move in tandem with our misogynistic tendencies and/or have either completely ignored what this means for the Church as whole, that we have treated women as less. I as a young man, growing up to understand how we as a society have treated women, will say that we haven’t exactly been very well-behaved where women are concerned, and I apologize for that. The only way we can move forward is to be humble and graceful enough to admit that: 1. us men have not treated women well and 2. be willing to learn what it means to value women.

  • Kwabena Ofori-Atta

    All is good, initially, I fund it interesting so I kept on reading until I finish reading every thing. Once thing I fund out from malaka and her debaters is:1 pride of knowledging grammar and being a good communicaters.2.self aclame Religious schoolers. 3.Higher learners. This is my advice for you all:if you think what the Bishop have sad is wrong, and you have better knowledge, go get the bible which all of you are referring to and start to preach the correct grammar to since all of you are good communicaters. And as for you malaka, if you think marrage is a right and you can go any where to get yourself a man to marred, what prevent you from going to China to get yourself one there and stop disteping us of your good communication and higher learning things? I repeat:no matter how educated a woman is, if a man does not proposed to you ,you will rot and you will end up to be a Lessibian. You people seating on someone free Internet and write noses while others are reaching into great thing you are criticining someone who has impacted a lot of life. What have you achieve with you grammar and higher education. If you want a platform to lunch yourself, look for something else. God panish you with your so called higher education. NONSENSE. If you know how to communicate.go and communicate to the people of accra that filtes is killing us so the should stop filth. What authority do you have to say to a preacher that he is a vimpire. I whish to see your ugly face which is lacking spermatogenesis. God have mercy on you with your so called higher education. How many people school fees do you pay with with your grammar or how many people do you feed with your grammar? Find something else do with your grammar and higher education and inpact lifes and stop this noise you are making.

    • Ferdinand

      O Lord have mercy! What in the world did I just read?

      • Eddie Leslie Adom

        Ferdinand I am Flabbergasted….. I can’t believe what I just read too.

  • Ato Ghanaba

    I do admit to not being a Bible scholar nor an authority in public communication. After taking time to carefully following views and positions put out (forcefully on this platform), I considered sharing with you these scriptural thoughts (taken from the English Standard Version, Amplified Bible and New Living Translation) as useful additions to this great and thought-provoking conversations. I salute you for contributing your quota to ‘free expression’ whilst we say, no to the suppression of personal views.

    In my practice (as a counsellor/mediator), I have observed that, Christian conversation tends to influence enormously the direction of our hearers (as well as readers or viewers). In the light of that, I humbly submit that our communication should aim to build others up and ultimately glorify God. I concede you all MEAN WELL.

    Without taking sides in the on-going matter, permit me to share with you all- those who speak for or against what these preachers (or heads of Churches) are quoted to have said, the following scriptures for your kind and gracious consideration as you express yourselves fearlessly on the matter:

    Proverbs 12:18 (ESV)
    There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

    Proverbs 15:1, 4 (ESV)
    A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

    James 1:26 (AMP)
    If anyone thinks himself to be religious (piously observant of the external duties of his faith) and does not bridle his tongue but deludes his own heart, this person’s religious service is worthless (futile, barren).

    Colossians 4:6 (AMP)
    Let your speech at all times be gracious (pleasant and winsome), seasoned [as it were] with salt, [so that you may never be at a loss] to know how you ought to answer anyone [who puts a question to you].

    Colossians 3:8 (AMP)
    But now put away and rid yourselves [completely] of all these things: anger, rage, bad feeling toward others, curses and slander, and foulmouthed abuse and shameful utterances from your lips!

    Ephesians 4:24-26, 29 (AMP)
    24 And put on the new nature (the regenerate self) created in God’s image, [Godlike] in true righteousness and holiness.
    25 Therefore, rejecting all falsity and being done now with it, let everyone express the truth with his neighbor, for we are all parts of one body and members one of another.
    26 When angry, do not sin; do not ever let your wrath (your exasperation, your fury or indignation) last until the sun goes down.

    29 Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God’s favour) to those who hear it.

    Acts 17:11 (NLT)
    11 And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to Paul’s message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth.

    2 Timothy 2:15-17 (NLT)
    15 Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.

    Colossians 2:9-10 (NLT)
    9 For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body.[a] 10 So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.

  • Kay

    Your writing is so personal and myopic; only driven by your personal emotions.

    In any case, i wouldn’t go into the christian faith because your writing exposed your ignorance about the faith a great deal. However, i will only say that accord the Arch Bishop the respect of a father because he is probably same in age or even older than your biological father, which i believe you wouldn’t dare rattle such insolent words as “nkwasias3m” to your dad.

    A word to the wise (hope you are counted among them) is enough!

    • Aren’t you full of sweetness and light. What is your profession, dear sister? I know the question seems strange, but I have my reasons for asking. I hope you’ll answer, and truthfully.

  • Malkolm Ex

    Ferdinard you are wrong by saying that Moses sinned against God by marrying à cushite woman.God Did not prevent The jews From marrying foreigners but the cananites Deu 7-1-3.In fact God permitted The jews to marry foreigners Deu 21:11.Aaron and Miriam were not
    angry with Moses because Moses had
    d n broken Gods law but were angry t with Moses because Moses has presented an unattractive black Ethiopian woman

    • Malkolm Ex

      The jews Did not find black women to be sexually. Attractive ready Songe of Solomon 1:6.Both. Moses. And Solomon. Married black women .The story If Moses is simply about racism.Abraham Moses. Joseph Salmon Boaz timothy mother all married non jewish people

      David Did not kill Saul but condermed Saul actions .Péter was anointed but hé was condermed by Paul in Gal 2. Every christian is anointed and filled with The Holy Ghost .Criticing à pastor isdifferent From touching God anointed .Touching not. My anointed means dont murder kill or attack à prophet physically or violently .In Deu 18 God told the jews to stone the false prophets and listen to the true prophets .but the jews. Were doing the. Porosité so God warned them by saying touch not my anointed .

      No body is above the teachings of the bible what duncan is saying is totally incorret .Malaka is making the right point i wish all objective women ready thiscarticle

  • ike

    Honestly Malaka I think I understand what you are trying to convey but I don’t like the way you respond with insults.It doesn’t show maturity, please even if someone attacks you, respond with love and graciousness.God bless you.

  • ike

    Ferdinand thanks for those scriptures,we all must consider them in order to have a beautiful discussions next time.

  • Ferdinand Longman

    ike, thank you. It has been a fruitful discussion and I did learn a lot.

  • Ben

    I’m sure some of you must have watched Duncan Williams Sermon in Rauch ministries and elsewhere and I tell you what ? The church would have been empty if he preached with the same tone as he did in Accra.Chris is so wrong , you cannot leave your wife and family for a whole month or more preaching or whatever. You either stay single or marry as many as 10 and restrict your followers to 4 women just as the prophet Mohammed did.

  • NELLY GICHOBI

    I like it

  • A self called emisary of God on earth, when did God call him?

    In matthew 19:11 Jesus said, “Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given.”

    Could this supposed Man of God accept the word Jesus was referring to which is Mathew 19:9
    “I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”

    He couldn’t, and yet you accept him to be called and given the word?? It is not accepted by just anybody but those whom it has been given.

    Don’t be decieved, he is a false prophet.

    Remember his prophesy on Ebola?? Deutronomy 18:22 “When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.”

    And concerning self appointed men of God: Deuteronomy 18:20
    But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, is to be put to death.”

    Doesn’t God say touch not my annointed?? Yet he admonished the false ones to be killed in Deut 18:20. What does that tell you??

    Stop covering people with falsely acclaimed titles and affliations to God and call a spade a spade.

    You dare call an adulterer a man of God.. may he have mercy on your soul.

    • power
      You know sometimes we should be careful with things.
      There prophecies with conditions attached. And God can redeem things he has revealed. Concerning Ebola, the Man said we should fast and pray or else it will come. I know how much Ghanaians prayed about this disease, so cant it be that God reversed it.

      There prophecies like you are about to die but you can reverse with prayer. When King Hezekiah was told that he was about to die, he prayed to God and God reversed his decision and increased his time on earth.

      A prophecy like this will happen no matter what, is different from ones with conditions attached.
      So be very very careful.

      And do not use the fact that he divorced and remarried as an accusation against him.
      That doesnt prove whether he is a man of God or not. They can make mistakes just like Moses did and disobeyed God. Just like Jonah disobeyed God but doesnt give us the warrant to denounce his credibilty.

      It is by their fruit you can know them and you can only know the fruit until its revealed unto you. And unless you have express authority from God to criticize him, you do not just get up and say anything.

      My friend please becareful and not be moved by sentiments to say things.

  • Emmy

    honestly u guys r going crazy over this issue remember when the bible said “Do not Judge so You are not Judged” but for me he’s a real man of God. hope you all change.

    • Thank you for your comment.

      Here’s the problem with that line of thinking: People – both Christians and sinners alike – rabidly use this portion of scripture to excuse all manner of behavior forgetting that the Bible also says if you judge yourself you will not be judged.

      Hardly anyone is judging themselves whether it be in the church or in our politics. This is why you can have a whole president who will tell you that you cannot call him “incompetent” because you have never been a president before. He has never sat down to reflect on his poor choices. Neither do many of these bishops and Pastors sit down and reflect on their poor choices and how their misinterpretation of Scripture is hurting thousands of people.

      It’s quite all right that you find or believe him to be a man of God. Even the Bible says that in the last days even the very elect will be deceived.

      I wish you well.

  • Andy

    I guess christians has to be wise to correct yourself with wisdom and sense of unity. With every body granmer and opinion am very sorry with apology to say many of us are in the spirit and we can not desern what the spirit is saying castigating your fellow christian at the expense of those uncrcumcise Goliath that will fall before Jesus without exception, Have heard many of their influence many times without any body insulting them. The bishob has made his mistake quite alright but it is not you christian that you should be saying this. If any one of you ere draw him close and correct him in love.pls let stand as end time army and face them in the spirit and not our self.