The Immediate Past Presiding Bishop of The Methodist Church Ghana, Most Rev. Professor Emmanuel Kwaku Asante has charged Ghanaian prophets and evangelists to desist from using deity powers for Church miracles. According to him, such acts are ungodly and a threat to Christianity, particularly in Ghana.
Most Rev. Professor Emmanuel Asante who is also the Chairman of the National Peace Council made this passionate appeal while commissioning The Methodist Church of Ghana’s new evangelists in Kumasi over the weekend.
The newly commissioned evangelists of the Methodist Church Ghana, have the mandate of preaching the Gospel of God across the country with a purpose of wining souls for Christ.
Speaking at Kwadaso Bethel Methodist Church, Most Rev. Professor Emmanuel Asante, charged the newly commissioned evangelists of the Church to comply with the teachings of the Methodist Church.
“As a Church, we have taught you what to say and what not to say, as men of God, your responsibility is to win souls for Christ but not to use your calling gift to create division in society. Therefore am telling you not to go contrary to our teachings,’’ he warned.
He also admonished them to consider healing as one of the major task of their calling. “You are expected to heal the sick, bring life to the dead and cleansing to the impure and deliverance to those in bondage, free of charge as part of the Methodist Church expectations from you our evangelists across the country”.
According to him, the newly ordained evangelists were called out of the grace of God which has nothing to do with their academic capacity, family, background among others.
He however, warned the new evangelists not to consult any deity for spiritual healing powers for fame associated with false prophecy which creates confusion in families and the Church of God.
“I know what some ‘prophets’ are doing in the country. As men of God, don’t capitalize on your calling to consult deities for fame which comes with healing and false prophecy,’’ he said.