The General Overseer of Touch of God International Church, Rev Theodora Baaba Hackman Agyeman has bemoaned what she said was the increasing number of charlatans and false ministers of God leading many astray.
According to her, many so called pastors and men of God have failed to focus on the main vision of the universal Church which must centre on the Kingdom of God that promotes love, unity and peace. These false ministers, she said rather engage in exploiting the ignorance and desperation of people for their personal glorification.
Weed Out Charlatans
In an interview, Rev. Agyeman noted that, the time has come for Christian bodies to strategise to weed out the charlatans and expose their evil deeds in order to give true meaning to Christendom.
The Woman of God indicated that the proliferation of these false ministers was an affront to the church of God and leadership of the various churches in the country, and called for a concerted effort from well-meaning Christian institutions to help fight the menace.
“Many are those who claim they have gone to bible school but are not really using the ethics and principles learnt from the seminary to promote the word of God,” she said.
Expressing dissatisfaction about some of the things the charlatans do, she mentioned that, ‘when some of them dream in their sleep, they say God has called them and begin to make noise and prophesy which is not appropriate’.
Commending some pastors for their hard work, Rev Agyeman condemned the attitude of others whom she said are not taking the word of God seriously.
“They should allow the hand of God to work in all the churches and all the areas so that God will be great in the country,” she noted.
Code of Ethics
Rev Agyeman underscored the need for development of a code of conduct for ministers of the various Christian denominations and church members to promote Christian living.
“We should also be concerned about the rising trend of falsehood, hatred, envy and the pull-him-down syndrome amongst ministers of the gospel, this retards progress and development of Christendom,” she lamented.
The Woman of God pointed out that preaching is not the only way to save lives, but also Ministers of the Gospel must exhibit morally upright and credible lives to serve as example to the congregation.
Advising religious leaders, she indicated that if religious leaders are going to allow God to take over their lives as well as their ministries, He would reveal himself to them and glorify their ministries.
“If you listen to the voice of God and look to him, he will always reveal himself to you and you will feel his presence, but if you listen to your own mind and depend on your strength, things will not go well with you,” she said.
She also advised Ghanaians especially the youth to avoid excessive materialism and insatiable quest for wealth which she said, had contributed to the increasing rates of crime and other social vices in the country.
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS