False prophets commercialising Christianity – Moderator

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Right Reverend Francis Amenu, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian (E.P) Church, on Sunday said “false prophets” were making the church a commercial venture in Ghana.

They “adulterate the Church of Christ through miracles” and confuse their followers regarding “what kind of doctrine will give the desired salvation,” he said.

Rev. Amenu said this in a goodwill message to climax activities marking the 125 Anniversary of the E.P Church at Matse, near Ho.

The anniversary was on the theme: “Fear Not, Rejoice, For You Are Made New.”

Rev. Amenu said it was regrettable that many years after Christianity had brought in its wake a renewed birth, Christians were “losing focus on the true word of Christ’s salvation and falling prey to charlatans because of miracles”.

He, therefore, charged church leaders to demonstrate firm commitment to evangelism to build a “formidable faith entity devoid of immorality.”

Mr Francis Ganyaglo, Deputy Volta Regional Minister, commended the E.P Church for its contribution in the education and health sectors and asked that the church prayed regularly for the Government.

Togbe Osei Tutu VI, Paramount Chief of Matse Dzobi, called for unity among Christians in the traditional area and tasked the E.P Church to help improve education there.

Mr Benjamin Kpodo, Member of Parliament for Ho Central, cautioned the congregation against bushfires.

Rev. Mrs Alice Blunya Ankutse, Resident Pastor, said the church was taking stock and strategising for “growth and development.”

source : GNA