The Area Head for Teshie-Nungua Area of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Dr. Alfred Koduah has called on government and religious bodies to establish a self – regulatory commission to manage religious affairs in the country as a matter of urgency to protect the rights of the vulnerable.
This, according to him should not be perceived as government meddling in religious matters but should work through the ecumenical bodies including Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), Catholic Bishops conference and Christian Council of Ghana among others with a legal mandate to represent government to sanction offenders.
Apostle Koduah made this call at the 2019 Conference of Heads of Churches and Organisations organised by Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) at Gomoa Fetteh in the Central Region.
Speaking on the topic: “Challenges Facing Christianity Today: The Threat of Strange and Manipulative Prophecies, he noted that even though 1 Thessalonians 5:20 teaches that prophecy should not be despised, 1 Corinthians 14: 29 admonishes Christians to judge every prophecy, “as such, no prophecy should be taken without scrutinising and evaluating it with the word of God.”
Apostle Koduah pointed out that, Christians in Ghana should know that in a country with some 30 million people, it is no news when someone prophesise that in the course of the year a prominent politician, chief, pastor, musician, doctor among others will die because surely someone would die.
Similarly, he mentioned that, Christians in Ghana should know that in every general elections in Ghana, it is either the New Patriotic Party (NPP) or the National Democratic Congress (NDC) that is likely to win considering their current sizes and influences so it no news for anyone to prophesy victory for any of these parties.
He noted “It only becomes news when someone prophesises that one of the smaller parties would win the general elections and it comes to pass”.
Apostle Koduah urged Pastors to continue to preach and teach the unadulterated word to their members so that they would not fall prey to the machinations of fake prophets, as well as strange and manipulative prophecies.
“They should continue to warn them about the activities of such salvage wolves- Acts 20:29,” he added.
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Expressing worry over the rise of false prophecies in the country, the man of God stressed that, it appears people are developing mistrust for Christianity because of the activities of fake prophets and their strange and manipulative prophecies.
“Christians in Ghana must appreciate the fact that the activities of fake prophets will always be there because, the Bible has predicted that they will grow from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived,” Apostle Koduah noted.
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS