2 August 2012

Ghana: Man of God Exposes Fake Pastors

Kumasi — THE HEAD Pastor of the Christ Power Ministry International, Rev. Dr. Michael Akwasi Adu, has stirred yet another controversy in the religious arena by revealing what he describes as little secrets of fake Men of God who use voodoo powers to perform extraordinary miracles.

Speaking to The Chronicle in an interview, Rev. Akwasi Adu, who has constantly incurred the anger of some colleague pastors in the metropolis for his candid pastoral views, says he is worried about the exploitation of unsuspecting congregations who continue to fall prey to the tricks of the self-styled men of God.

He said if Ghanaians would be observant and critically monitor the activities of these so-called pastors, they would realize that almost all of them tow the same line of preaching and dress in similar faction. Rev. Dr. Akwasi Adu specifically stated that anytime these pastors are preaching, they refuse to use the white handkerchief or the towel which they are holding to wipe the whole of their face.

Instead, the Pastor said they would only use part of the handkerchief or the towel to dry just the tips of their eyes, explaining that they are instructed not to use the whole part because it contains certain powers which will make them dizzy if they should do so.

Rev. Akwasi Adu also said most of them wear unique rings, very expensive ones smeared with some strange powers which they use to perform extraordinary miracles. According to him, most of the powers do not come from God even though they always try to make people believe so.

"You can notice them by their congregations, very large in number and the kind of attire they wear to appear on the pulpit," he emphasized.

The pastor further pointed out that another distinctive feature of the fake men of God masquerading as true prophets is their message content, stressing that rather than preaching the salvation of God, they choose to concentrate their attention on prosperity and survival of the material world.

"They don't actually preach the gospel of God, no specific bible quotation, all they do is prophesize good living and prosperity," he noted.

When challenged to mention names of these false prophets who he alleged are deceiving unsuspecting Ghanaians, Rev. Dr. Adu refused to mentions names but said by their attitudes Ghanaians should be able to identify them and refrain from them.

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