The General Secretary of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, Rev. Emmanuel Teimah Barrigah, has advised Christians to let their lives reflect the teachings of the Bible.
He urged them not to be over dependent on miracles because some evil people were employing miracles to deceive innocent souls.
The General Secretary referred to the story in the Bible where Egyptian Magicians challenged Moses by transforming their staff into snakes which were eventually devoured by Moses’ as proof of the power of God.
Rev. Barrigah was speaking at the 25th Anniversary celebration of the establishment of International Prayer Palace Church (IPPC) on the theme, “Celebrating God’s faithfulness in 25 years”.
Rev. Barrigah said it was unfortunate that some people who in recent past used to perform magic and sell traditional medicines on the streets had metamorphosed into pastors who perform all sorts of miracles to attract large following.
“Some of them do not talk about the scriptures during church service, rather they display affluence, talk about themselves and how one can make more money,” he said.
Rev. Barrigah, therefore, cautioned believers to be wary of such men of God, and advised them to study the Bible and seek the Grace of God in all that they do.
He explained that the important thing was how many people have been saved by the Lord and not necessarily the number of people who just follow.
The founder of IPPC, Apostle Samuel Agyei, said the church had planted four branches in Adeiso, Krobo Odumase, Gyinase and Akaporiso since its founding on June 8, 1994.
The church is affiliated with the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council and has a sister fellowship with Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire in the United Kingdom among others.
“Our vision is to raise people to become fruitful disciples of Jesus Christ who will win more souls,” he said.
The congregation prayed for the nation’s leaders, for peace and prosperity and the well-being of the afflicted.
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IMG 133920: Apostle Agyei (left) welcoming Rev Barrigah to the celebration. With them is Apostle Christian Agyei, Deputy General Overseer of IPPC.
FROM GODFRED BLAY GIBBAH, GBETSILE