J. K. Nabary, GNA
Agona Swedru (C/R)
April 23, GNA – Apostle Paul K Addei Junior, the General Overseer of the
Promise Word Church International has called on the clergy to propagate the
word of God to win more souls for Christ instead of using the pulpit to acquire
wealth and riches.
He said it was
unbiblical on the part of some men and women of the Gospel to indulge in
practices such as occultism just to win peoples’ trust in them thereby
depriving them from taking Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour and Lord.
Apostle Addei Jnr.
made the call in an interview with the Ghana News Agency on the sidelines of a
four-day crusade and prayers as part of the Easter festivities of the Church
held at Agona Swedru on the theme ‘The Enemies of the Cross”.
He cautioned the
clergy who indulge in such occult practices to brainwash their followers to
attain wealth to stop such practices, which he described as “the enemies of the
He said human-beings
must be grateful to the Almighty God for providing the Bible “to guide us along
the part of righteousness and to help us towards achieving his expectations
rather than to follow acts which at the end would lead us to destruction.
“Most churches and
ministers of the gospel appear to have over-stepped their focus, the members
are being stressed with financial demands and this is giving cause for much
discontentment in churches”.
According to him, many
people have turned away from the word of God and their souls thirst and hunger
for the true word of God, saying nevertheless, Jesus was still calling on all
to come to him.
Apostle Addei Jnr,
emphasised the need for Christians to use the occasion to reflect on Jesus’ achievements
on the cross and live to his glory, that “we may be faithful to God to attain
salvation rather than depending and putting our trust in mortal human beings
and other things”.
Pastor Patrick Prekor
of the Fire of Hope Chapel and Mr Kobina Keese, a businessman jointly presented
a number of assorted items including; bags of rice, cooking oil, pieces of
cloths and Soft drinks valued at GH¢10,000.00 to the aged and widows of the
Pastor Prekor said the
donation formed part of their personal contributions to put smiles on the faces
of widows, Orphans, aged and the vulnerable in society especially during
occasions like Christmas and Easter.
He said formerly, the
items were to a number of orphanage homes, but they decided to extend such
support to the church to assist the vulnerable.