-Senate Chaplain General Labels Liberia
By Jackson C. Clay, Jr.
The Chaplain General of the Liberian Senate, Rev. Michael Holder says Liberia is under a severe curse.
Delivering his regular sermon in the Liberian Senate Thursday, January 24, 2019, Rev. Holder said his assertion is as a result of the living condition of the ordinary Liberian people in the country.
Rev. Holder said on a daily basis ordinary Liberians find it very difficult in getting a three-square meal a day, even though the country is blessed with so many natural resources.
“This country is cursed and we need to be serious in this country. It is hell and our people are really catching hard time in this country. Do your survey and see how many persons do have a breakfast or a three-square meal a day,” Rev. Holder asserted.
The Senate Chaplain General asserted that he always hear people say that Liberia’s Nehemiah has arrived, but he strongly default with the comments, thus, until the country’s Nehemiah can arrive; the country will not progress.
Nehemiah Chapter 5:14-15, states among other things that Nehemiah said from the time he was appointed governor in the land of Judah, he and his brethren have never eaten bread of the governor, but the former governor that were before him were chargeable.
Rev. Holder who fell short of naming a particular person in the country stated that he never read in the Bible where Nehemiah built a house or bought a land, something he said is not the characteristics of Nehemiah in the Bible.
“Somebody said to me that this man is a Nehemiah but I say back to them no because Nehemiah did not buy a land or build houses, so this man cannot be a Nehemiah for Liberia,” Rev. Holder said.
The clergyman recounted that he remembered that while President George Weah was in the Liberian Senate, he (Rev. Holder) preached a certain sermon titled ‘when the King is a Boy’ and the Liberian leader then Senator invited him for a conversation about his sermon.
Responding to the recent comment made by Bishop Isaac Winker of the Dominion Church concerning the wrath of God on anyone who criticizes President George Weah, Rev. Holder said “it is good to criticize your leaders because it will strengthen the leaders.”
He said it is better to speak truth to power than to shower fake praises and sing to the leaders when the right things are not done and should clearly chide the latter when in the wake of wrong things; cautioning those he referred to as praise singers to desist for the betterment of the country.