Government urged to develop mechanism to check pastors
Government and recognised religious bodies such as the Christian Council of Ghana, have been urged to intervene to stem the proliferation of fake prophets and ‘men of God’ in the country.
This according to Apostle Martin Anie-Amoah, General Overseer, Global Outreach and Apostolic Ministry, would bring sanctity and trust in the activities of churches and true men of God in the country.
He also noted with concern the commercialization of churches in the country and the falling standards of some men of God and called for a mechanism that would help check the backgrounds of persons who establish churches.
Apostle Anie-Amoah, who was speaking on Sunday during the launch of the fifth anniversary celebration of the Global Outreach and Apostolic Ministry at Dome in Accra, urged Christians to study and know the truth in God’s word in order not to fall for the works of false prophets.
“I will appeal to the media not to be so much concern about money but at least investigate to know the backgrounds of those who use their stations and papers (publications) before allowing them to do so,” he said.
Apostle Anie-Amoah urged Christians to be focused and not to move from one church to the other seeking miracles and thereby falling into the hands of false prophets.
He expressed his gratitude to God for His kindness to the Global Outreach and Apostolic Ministry and urged the congregation to always endeavour to serve Him.
Apostle Anie-Amoah also called on Christians to always depend on God for the provision of their needs as He is faithful and loving.
He said the church, which started with 20 people five years ago, now had a population of about 250 with branches at Kasoa in the Central Region and Konongo in the Ashanti Region.
Apostle Anie-Amoah cited the building of teachers’ conference room for the Dome D/A Junior High School as one of the major achievement of the church.
He mentioned marriage seminars, donations, revivals, business meetings and floats as some of the activities earmarked for the month-long celebrations, which would end on May 1, 2011 under the theme: “Celebrating God’s Goodness”.
Reverend Dr Kweku Nsiah, Presiding Bishop of Great Seed Chapel, who was the Chairman for the occasion, urged Christians to live exemplary lives and always go by the tenets of the Bible.