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The Church is the antidote

Published:Friday | April 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:

The slaughter of five men in the middle of the night, by a dozen or more phantoms using high-powered machines, should be enough to rattle any civilised people into an uproar, yet most prefer to remain silent, paralysed with fear behind their security guards and Dobermanns, hoping that they will not become the next victim.

The apathy and silence from those who have been entrusted with the responsibility to protect and serve is deafening, and it should now be evident that any hope we will ever have of returning Jamaica to being a safe and prosperous place, resides in the Church. The Church remains our only hope and rightfully so, because when we examine the problem, we will discover that the lack of knowledge, lust for power and money, greed, lying, hypocrisy, etc., are at the root of the matter, and the 'spirit-filled Church' is the only institution which has the antidote to exorcise those demons.

Church's voice needed

The Church must awaken and take its proper position in the fight for the soul of this nation, because it is obvious that the challenge is beyond the capacity of the Government, the police or academia. It is time for the entire church community to stand up and speak with 'one voice', as the social and economic state of a nation is a direct reflection of the spiritual fibre of a people, and the keepers of the light are ultimately responsible for the volume of darkness that surrounds.

The word of God is very clear, "When the righteous are in authority the people rejoice, but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn" (Proverbs 29 verse 2) and we need to find the 'real Church' in Jamaica and ask them to please tell us who is in authority? Is there a leader of 'the Church' in Jamaica? Who are they and why are they so quiet? We need to engage the Church in some serious dialogue and get some real answers, because evil will flourish when good men and women stand by and do nothing!

I am, etc.,