-Baptist Prelate Cautions Liberians
By Jackson C. Clay, Jr.
The head Pastor of the Providence Baptist Church (PBC), the cornerstone of the nation, Rev. Dr. Samuel B. Reeves, Jr., has called on Liberians not to be silent against ills around them.
Delivering his first Sunday, December 1, 2019, sermon under the Theme: “If You Remain Silent” with text taken from Esther 4:14 at the Providence Baptist Church in central Monrovia, Rev. Reeves said if Liberians remain silent, it is not a guarantee to their safety.
“If you remain silent, your safety is not guarantee and if you remain silent it would not stop God from doing what he ought to do for Liberia,” Pastor Reeves noted.
Rallying the Liberian people to stand up against ills within the Liberian society, the clergyman indicated that if Liberians remain silent the prices of gasoline, transportation fare, school fees, and other basic commodities would continue to rise on a daily basis.
Dr. Reeves indicated that God has called those in authority, be it at the Executive, Judiciary or legislative not for themselves, but for the purpose of doing well for the people and the country at large.
The Baptist Minister asserted that while other countries fought for their independence, Liberia got hers on a silver platter, something according to him that makes Liberians do not know how to stand up for their rights but want everything on silver platter.
“When we get there and we are given an office and a title, we think that we are all that and we careless to speak out against the ills around us but our silent would not in any way stop God from working,” he noted.
Dr. Reeves, the former running mate to the standard bearer of the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE), Dr. J. Mill Jones in the 2017 general and presidential elections, asserted that it really does not matter who you are but what matter is that, one’s silent to injustices, corruption, tribalism and immorality would in no way excused them in case something happens.
Pastor Reeves indicated that most of what is happening now in Liberia is as a result of too many Liberians being silent on critical national issues that affect the country and its people, noting “we don’t want to talk about the level of corruption because we are afraid to losing our jobs.”
“Some of us quick to forget and you think because you are close to power you would be excused. Ask the people who worked for former Presidents Taylor, Ellen, Tolbert and now those for Weah, your silent in all the mess that is going on would not guarantee your safety,” Reeves noted.
The Baptist Preacher’s assertions come in the wake of planned protest by group of Liberians scheduled for December 30, 2019 against the Weah-led government for what it termed as bad governance.
According to the planners, the Council of Patriots (COP), the protest is intended to ask the Liberian leader to step down from the Presidency because according to them his leadership is causing more harm than good for the country.