“Speak Truth to Power”

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Rev. Sara Beysolow-Nyanti, guest preacher at the 46th Mid-Year Session of the LBMEC on Sunday, October 26, 2020

— Rev. Nyanti challenges Baptist leaders

At a well-attended induction ceremony of Rev. Dr. Samuel B. Reeves, Jr. of the Liberia Baptists Missionary and Educational Convention (LBMEC), Reverend Sara Beysolow-Nyanti, on Sunday, October 26, urged members of the institution to speak truth to power amid social ills ranging from corruption to secret killings that the country is going through.

Rev. Nyanti, who is also the highest-ranking Liberian in the United Nations system and an international development expert, told the congregation that instead of Baptists imparting the nation, they have become just like the nation that they complain about of ills, selfishness, and hatred.

Serving as a guest preacher at the close of the 46th Mid-Year Session of the LBMEC on Sunday, October 26, 2020, at Ricks Institute in Virginia, Montserrado County, Rev. Nyanti, who spoke on the theme: “The levels of Service”, reading from the book of Colossians 3:23-25, said instead of Baptists teaching the word of God, they are now tearing each other apart as well as destroying the nation. She expressed grief over why they must sit without speaking truth to power as ills overcome the society. 

She said the time has come for all Baptists and Liberians to put God first.

“It is not the program that will take us to heaven,” she stressed.

“Did speaking truth to power die with Archbishop Michael K. Francis? Why have we not spoken about our girls who are being raped or the professionals who were murdered? Who is speaking? May God help us in Jesus name. Our boys and girls are being raped. There was a time when we spoke truth to power. You have to stand for something or you will fall for anything,” she added.

Rev. Nyanti called on the president of LBMEC, Rev. Reeves, to join the Council of Churches to speak the truth to those in power because the future of Liberian children is under threat of destruction.

Also at the occasion, former Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai urged his fellow Baptists to recommit to true fellowship in their Christian endeavors, especially on peace and reconciliation.

The Baptists have a long history of existence in Liberia, dating as far back as 1821. The denomination was first established by Lott Carey, a Christian believer and missionary who came as a settler during the colonial period and built the Providence Baptist Church that is regarded as the oldest church in the country’s history. In fact, the signing of Liberia’s Independence in 1847 was done in the Providence Church, a historical hallmark that makes many Liberians to believe that the country was built on Christian principles.

The Liberia Baptist Missionary and Education Convention has experienced deep division within its ranks over the years, whereby some churches under this denominational branch have separated themselves from others.

Ambassador Boakai also called on Baptists to continue their services by strengthening the spiritual and physical growth of the Nation and its people.

He then reminded the Leadership of the Convention to do away with their personal and political differences to foster the objective and goal of the church to make a positive impact on the nation at large.

Earlier on, Rev. Dr. Samuel B. Reeves, Jr., the new President of the LBMEC, told Baptists that the Convention has been struggling with reconciliation and unity for a long time. “As someone remarked recently in one Liberia Council of Churches’ Meeting, ‘as the Baptists go, so goes the Nation.’ What a befitting statement for the Cornerstone of the Nation, though negatively intended! Indeed, Baptists are not only the National Cornerstone but also the light of Liberia, planted on every hill, showing the way out of darkness, degradation, and vilification, that light has faltered and continues to blink rather than shine. When Baptists reconcile, so will the nation.”

“We, therefore, commit to you this day, at this place, as your 22nd President of this great Convention, that with prayers and supplications I will stop at no height, nor depth; I will engage every corner of our Convention in the North, in the West, in the South, and in the East, as God gives me the power to reconcile our people, to heal the wounds, to bandage the sores and remove all scars, making us whole again,” he said.

“This administration will reconcile us that we may lead in reconciling the nation. There will be no witch-hunting of anyone. Everyone will be expected to live as a free Baptist in a free society. This administration offers unconditional Christ-like charity for all and malice towards none.”

“Indeed, there will be no witch-hunting; there will also be no impunity for pillaging and squandering the resources, assets, and wealth of the Convention. We commit here today to be an administration of full disclosure, accountability, and transparency in all our actions on your behalf; therefore, we also resolve here today that same will be demanded of the previous administration,” he added.

To this end, Rev. Reeves announced that, in the next few days, he will set up a Transitional Team with the simple task of creating a Turnover Portfolio for his administration no later than November 30th.

The Turnover Portfolio, according to him, will provide prospectus on the Convention’s institutions regarding their mission and vision, their strengths and weaknesses both financial and otherwise; such a report will enable the Convention to start a new mat, platted from the old mat, allowing less energy in reinventing the wheel. “Such a portfolio will allow us to unmistakably continue the programs of the previous administration.”

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  1. Baptists are no damn National Cornerstone nor are they fit to be the light of Liberia, Before the Baptist Church was imported to Liberia, God had long been on these shores with the people of these shores!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    In fact, it is the Baptists and their fellow imported so called religious allies (Methodists, Catholics, etc) who came and desecrated the land with their untold abominations of sodomy, ritualistic killings and other human sacrifice for power and money through their Masonic Craft which had more than sway over policies of government.

    You dare so called religious leaders who were or are drunkards, corrupt mentalities, drunkards, political thieves and hypocrites, sodomites, and ritualistic killers cornerstones and light? You must be running mad.

    For example, Reeves is a drunkard, and Boakai is a corrupt politician who wants power at all costs even at the destruction of the nation. And you dare refer to such bastards as cornerstones and light? THESE PEOPLE ARE DEMONS AND DARKNESS!

  2. Amen! Too much corruption within the church. Religious organizations is in many ways is the voice of the people. These religious leaders sit back, keeping silent while we listen to “BULL CRAP” from the likes of Eugene Nagbe and their deranged supporters. It is high time they take some societal responsibility. Fearing the government won’t help! Tell Ceasar the thruth!

  3. Amen! Too much corruption within the Churches. Religious organizations are in many ways the voice of the people. These religious leaders sit back, keeping silent while we listen to “BULL CRAP” from the likes of Eugene Nagbe and their deranged supporters. It is high time they take some societal responsibility. Fearing the government won’t help! Tell Ceasar the thruth!

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  4. Call Me John Doe, it is certainly you losers of election turned anti government liars, zombies of a drunkard search mentality and confirmation bias disseminators ganged up with other media cheerleaders who insane, irrational, unbalanced, and demented needing the public assistance of been institutionalized.

    For example, while one of the best ministers of information and the longest serving in the history of our country, and perhaps on the continent of Africa Hon. Eugene Lene Nagbe too his time to ensure his constitutional mandate in implementing the people’s right to know and to digest the accuracy and the truism of such knowledge and information, people like you etc. were been herded into disinformation by your fellow losers of election turned anti government liars, zombies of a drunkard search mentality and confirmation bias disseminators ganged up with other media zombies.

    • How dare you Musteline Mammal ,Genus Mephitis commonly known as skunk, having no other occupation than browsing these pages on an hourly basis solely for the purposes of disseminating propaganda, hate, inaccuracy and showing blind support for those you seek to protect allude to me as a” zombie of a drunkard” ? You come across to me a a psychopathic reclusive lunatic “looner”.

      I will now adress you piecewise-differentiably on your “works” or “masterpieces” you pull on this website. I support no particular political establishment in this country, I am a morally upright individual, seeking a just sum of actions that will propel Liberia forward, equating it to any Western Civilized nation. We are a small country, manageable population with vast amounts of resources, yet we are listed in the “books” amongst the poorest nations on the surface of the earth. Why ? It is because of skunks like you with regressive, retarded and corrupt mindset that keep us for progressing. You project to the current, upcoming as well as the future generation that corruption ,nepotism, murder, selfishness and power greed is a normalized way of life that the country should follow. You and those you support own Liberia no more than I or we the people do. I have a right to express my views on matters affecting our society without being bias!

      Eugene Nagbe is an honorable man for you, not for me, There is nothing honorable about a non emphatic man who completely disregards the grief of a family and a “nation in shock” due to murders that are becoming increasingly clear to us as politically motivated. Do you want Liberia to become another Haiti under Francois Duvalier where murders were rampant ? Who the heck is Eugene to adress us in such a manner ? You definitely know his track record from the days of Charles Taylor. Why are you brainwashing people on here ? What makes him the best minister of information ? By your standards yes, he is.

      Lastly, I have read most of the “bladerdash” you type on here and have chosen in the past not to respond to any of your posts. Remember, you are equally guilty of any wrongdoings the people you support perform. You are not a true nationalist as you project. You are a true agent of evil. What is morally correct and nationalistic (as in progressive) about what you write on here? You are so “butt hurt” when people express their views on issues that are not in line with your twisted train of thought. I guess you are paid to worship those you protect or are simply one of them disguising as a supporter. I am accomplished and you have nothing to offer me!

      I will make it my business whenever I can from now on, to counter your propaganda on these pages. Trust me, I will expose you. You may no go back to your drink!

      • We really hope you really mean it that you have the will and the intellectual eligibility to counter our ”fire power” epistemology, political philosophy, or jurisprudence, on these pages.

        • You bet I do! Single-handedly, I possess the requisite structure of knowledge (the “fire power” you referred to ) to take you and your band of disguised ill intent blind praise singing operatives ( you wrote we, entailing a ring operation) down on this forum any day without any regrets, far beyond what your hallucinatory psychosis will ever lead you to imagine.

          I don’t pick on fights on here, I express my honest opinion regarding the state of my nation at this point in time, hoping for a change. But, if you come on here at me deluded, reckoning you could possibly outweigh my intellectual capability, I’ll dominate you and render your internet presence very unpleasant. Like they say here in Liberia, take note and govern yourself accordingly!

  5. How dare you Musteline Mammal ,Genus Mephitis commonly known as skunk, having no other occupation than browsing these pages on an hourly basis solely for the purposes of disseminating propaganda, hate, inaccuracy and showing blind support for those you seek to protect allude to me as a” zombie of a drunkard” ? You come across to me as a psychopathic reclusive lunatic “looner”.

    I will now adress you piecewise-differentiably on your “works” or “masterpieces” you pull on this website. I support no particular political establishment in this country, I am a morally upright individual, seeking a just sum of actions that will propel Liberia forward, equating it to any Western Civilized nation. We are a small country, manageable population with vast amounts of resources, yet we are listed in the “books” amongst the poorest nations on the surface of the earth. Why ? It is because of skunks like you with regressive, retarded and corrupt mindset that keep us for progressing. You project to the current, upcoming as well as the future generation that corruption ,nepotism, murder, selfishness and power greed is a normalized way of life that the country should follow. You and those you support own Liberia no more than I or we the people do. I have a right to express my views on matters affecting our society without being bias!

    Eugene Nagbe is an honorable man for you, not for me, There is nothing honorable about a non empathetic man who completely disregards the grief of a family and a “nation in shock” due to murders that are becoming increasingly clear to us as politically motivated. Do you want Liberia to become another Haiti under Francois Duvalier where murders were rampant ? Who the heck is Eugene to adress us in such a manner ? You definitely know his track record from the days of Charles Taylor. Why are you brainwashing people on here ? What makes him the best minister of information ? By your standards yes, he is.

    Lastly, I have read most of the “bladerdash” you type on here and have chosen in the past not to respond to any of your posts. Remember, you are equally guilty of any wrongdoings the people you support perform. You are not a true nationalist as you project. You are a true agent of evil. What is morally correct and nationalistic (as in progressive) about what you write on here? You are so “butt hurt” when people express their views on issues that are not in line with your twisted train of thought. I guess you are paid to worship those you protect or are simply one of them disguising as a supporter. I am accomplished and you have nothing to offer me!

    I will make it my business whenever I can from now on, to counter your propaganda on these pages. Trust me, I will expose you. You may no go back to your drink!

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