Founder and Leader of Glorious Word Power Ministry International, Reverend Isaac Owusu Bempah, has reacted to Members of Ghanaian Parliament’s call for action against pastors and churches preying on the gullibility of the public.
In the Man of God’s estimation, though the call is in the right direction, the focus should be with pastors using the bible to deceive Ghanaians and have succeeded in duping some of their unsuspecting clients.
According to Rev Bempah, the generalisation of the activities of the pastors and churches is wrong because some pastors have and are still contributing to the development of the county.
“I think an action to sanitize the pastoral front is not a bad idea but the MPs must not generalize and add good pastors like myself to it.
Rev Bempah, however, agrees that some of his colleagues are fake and are using the bible to dupe people.
The man of God who was speaking to Neat FM and monitored by Adomonline.com said he agreed with the state stepping in with legislation to clamp down on abuses of congregants, especially by ‘one-man’ churches.
In a contribution to a statement on the need for regulation, MP for Ablekuma Central, Ebenezer Nartey, said some pastors parading in the country do not deserve to carry themselves as such.
“Mr Speaker, you are Reverend Minister yourself and I believe strongly that you have been monitoring our TVs and radio stations and we all see the attitudes and behaviour of some pastors and some churches,” he said.
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“There are big churches in the country who have made a great impact on the country. I know Nana Addo has pastors at heart and won’t allow MPs to descend on pastors,” Rev Bempah noted.
Rev Bempah rather advised the MPs to go after pastors who are deceiving and exploiting the vulnerabilities of their unsuspecting congregation.
Source: Adomonline.com/Dorcas Abedu-Kennedy/Email: firstname.lastname@example.org