Archbishop Duncan-Williams

General Overseer of the Action Chapel International, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, seems not to agree with a section of Ghanaians calling for churches to be regulated.

According to him, there are enough laws to guide the operation of churches if the laws are implemented when a pastor violates church’s order.

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Speaking on Joy FM’s Super Morning show, Friday, he posited that churches should rather increase the level of light and clarity in churches.

“Faith is a very interesting thing here and as Christians we cannot regulate faith. We need to allow church councils to regulate themselves. Punishing churches should be left to religious councils.

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“When a pastor violates the laws, he must be called to order but to say that you come up with laws to regulate churches won’t be the right thing to do,” he said.

Some legislators have asked Parliament to consider enacting a law to clamp down on exploitative self-styled Men of God and their churches.

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Member of Parliament for Mfantseman, Ekow Hayford, appealed that an independent body should be set up “backed by law and devoid of politics” to investigate and check the activities of churches.

But, Archbishop Duncan-Williams was of the view that the more knowledge people have, they cannot be misguided and so he believes there should be enough education on spiritual matters instead of regulating churches.

Source: | Dorcas Abedu-Kennedy