The General Secretary of the Lord’s Pentecostal Church International, Rev. Eric E. Otoo has called on Christians to exhibit a high sense of responsibility, be law abiding and avoid acts that go against Christian teachings.
According to him, the Great Commission as commanded by Jesus Christ would be fulfilled when Christians eschew practices that do not conform to the Bible and try to do good all the time.
“As Christians, we are accountable to God and should as such avoid acts that are immoral and abide by teachings of the Bible and laws of the country for growth in the body of Christ and sustainable national development,” he said.
In an interview with Rev. Otoo in Accra, he said, Christians should preserve the society with their action as they do well to live according to the word.
The Man of God said the church would also need the support of all Christians to help spread the gospel, adding that Christians need to lead humble lives.
The Reverend Minister urged the clergy not to go contrary to the teachings of the Bible as they had been chosen to carry the onerous responsibility of leading the body of Christ.
He said in order to enjoy the blessings of God, they should strive to do good to all men at all times.
“God is looking for those who serve with all their heart. His blessings are for people willing to serve and contribute to the kingdom,” he added.
Rev. Otoo urged Christians to offer services to mankind as if to God and contribute to the growth of the gospel regardless of their positions and backgrounds.
Touching on prophesies, the Man of God pointed out that, it is unfortunate how some pastors manage prophesies, because prophesies are meant to inspire and build but not to destroy.
“I think some pastors require some attention because, sometimes, some prophesies that are given to people, if care is not taken, it can destroy rather than to build, but basically prophesies are supposed to build, edify, encourage and direct,” he said.
It is very important, “we stay in the word, what does the word say?” he quizzed, stressing that, prophesies must be scrutinised to see whether it is in line with scripture.
Suggesting the way to bring sanity to Christendom, he pointed out that, in order for falsehood to be exposed, the clergy should teach members the truth.
“Religious leaders should take their time to disciple their members because, if our people are well discipled, they will not be gullible rather be able to discern the truth from falsehood,” Rev. Otoo suggested.
To bring Sanity
Rev. Otoo who is also a member of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) stated that, it is always very difficult to distinguish between a genuine and a fake prophecy when the person start s “God says”, and wished for a way to regulate the activities of religious leaders.
According to him, pragmatic measures must be taken to bring sanity into the pastorate because the public thinks all pastors are not genuine.
“At least if they cannot sanitize the system totally, it should be minimised”, he noted.
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS