We also like secular music-Pastors reveal
Even though most Christians see secular music as profane and against
the word of God, some Rev. Ministers have confessed enjoying such
songs whenever they hear them played on radio.
In an interview with Kwamina Idanon Adom FM, one of the pastors, Rev.
Abraham Lamptey, founder of the Believers House of Worship, confessed
that he loved listening to some secular music, particularlySamini's
song ' Se Obi D) woa'.
"I dont play with my Samini, I always love listening to his songs", he
He further said, he would attend his (Samini) shows if he invites him(pastor).
According to him, pastors also equally have inner feelings like other
ordinary persons and they also have to deal with the criticismfrom
"If you accept that we are human and you will get closer to understand
what we are going through as pastors you will help the outsiders
understand what we go through and you will go a long way to heal us.
Pastors are very lonely, very very lonely – hmm we are suffering o",
he sadly revealed.
Rev Lamptey acknowledged that some secular songs are inspirational and
sometimes brings happiness to the soul but 'protocol' would advise
them not to listen to such songs.
"It is even difficult for some of us to experience outdoor programmes
apart from church'", he added.
Some other pastors like Apostle Oko Hackman of International
Deliverance Prayer Center, Prophet Alex Twum of Word Vision Church
also shared their heartfelt feeling on the same platform in concert
with Rev. Lamtey Disclosing his favourite circular musician, Apostle
Oko, said he enjoyed Kojo Antwi's songs particularly his 'Me nya
Ntaban' song while Prophet Twum loves Amakye Dede's 'Bebrebe yi'. The
duo, said, going to experience shows of these secular artistes was a
problem due to the audience, who would express surprise and quickly
spread their presence in the media for them to be criticized.
"Going to such shows is not bad but at times we should also look at
the concept of the show, the kind of dressing, so us pastors can also
attend", Apostle Oko said.
Credit: Ghana/Adom FM/Michael Boateng