CAN WE GO BACK TO DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF CHURCHES PAYING TAXES?

CAN WE GO BACK TO DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF CHURCHES PAYING TAXES?

Anguished by the ill-treatment suffered in the hands of their former employer, Lighthouse Chapel, some pastors have bared their hearts out about how their employer failed to pay their SSNIT contributions.

Te have been resistances over the years as churches and other religious sects have not been willing to part with some of the profits they make by way of taxes to the state.

Churches have been commercialized. Gone are the days when the church was only a place for salvation. The monasteries have turned into business ventures over the years, throwing away the things which attracted souls into them.

These one-man churches have changed the face of Christianity. Salvation preaching has metamorphosed into prosperity preaching. These latter day self-styled prophets and general overseers have taken Christianity to a different level.

There appears to be more money in birthing churches than in the mainstream business world. We should begin revisiting the discussions about paying taxes out of the oils, books and other materials they sell.

On this non-payment of SSNIT contributions, while we await the side of the church, Lighthouse must quickly address these concerns of their former employees.

P.K. Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.

MyABCLive

General Latest