Avoid giving fake prophesies to church members, pastors cautioned
Odupong Ofankor (C\R), Reverend Dr James .R.K. Mensah, Chairman of the ELIME Evangelical Church (EEC), has called on pastors to desist from using faking prophesies as the means to gain wealth.
He said such behaviour are against the tenets of the Holy Bible and expectations of Christians.
Rev Dr Mensah said there no mention in the Holy Bible that after healing and prophesying, pastors can or should demand gifts from members of the church.
He said this at the induction of Apostle Paul Kweku, General Overseer of the Great Word of God Church Bohye Asore at Odupong Ofankor in the Awutu- Senya East, near Kasoa.
It is not proper to gamble with tenets of Holy Bible to pronounce fake prophesies which contravene the teachings of Jesus Christ, Rev Dr Mensah said.
He said such excessive demands from careless pastors could lead to government imposing taxes on churches or introducing new forms of restrictions to churches.
He said the cardinal points of the pastors was preach the true word of God to help win more souls for repentance rather than using foul means to collect monies from members.
Rev Dr Mensah called on the Christians to be awake against such false prophesies some of which suggest that if you fail to sow seeds or pay money, one’s life would be miserable.
How can a pastor prophesy that God had revealed to him to ask a woman to bring her underwear to burn, ostensibly to drive away demonic powers, before her life could be become okay, he said.
Apostle Paul Kweku Addei said his ordination as Apostle would not be used to lord over the members of the Church.
He said within two years as General Overseer, after the death of his late father, Bishop Kweku Addei, six new branches have been created in addition to the 20 existing branches nationwide.
He said the church has embarked on foreign missions to open more branches in South Africa, Ethiopia and other countries outside Africa continent to win more souls for Christ.
Source: Ghana News Agency