Mahama: Allow God to expose corrupt churches

Former President John Mahama has advised against any attempt to regularise churches in the country through legislation, instead, they should be allowed to operate freely for God to expose the corrupt ones at the right time.

He said regularising churches would mean directing them on the form of worship to adopt.

Former President Mahama made the call at the farewell church service in honour of Apostle Peter Okoe Mankralo, the immediate past president of the Apostolic Church- Ghana, in Accra, at the weekend.

The former President was reacting to calls by individuals and organisations, including Members of Parliament (MPs) that activities of churches should be regulated, to protect people against alleged abuses by some pastors and prophets.

He said the Bible reminds us that “in the last days, there would be false prophets, who individuals cannot judge, accept the Lord himself”.

Former President Mahama said though the activities of some churches were worrying, God would eventually weed out the fake pastors or leaders.

The former President asked Apostle Mankralo to as a soldier of the Lord, continue with God’s work, even in retirement, since there was no rest for a preacher of  the Bible.

Former President Mahama congratulated Apostle Mankralo for distinguishing himself during his tenure of office, as the president of the Apostolic Church-Ghana.

The former President urged Apostle Mankralo to continue to dedicate his life to the work of God, by spreading the gospel and changing the lives of people.

In a sermon, Apostle Dr Aaron Anim-Narh, the newly elected president of the Apostolic Church–Ghana, commended Apostle Mankralo for contributing to development and growth of the church.

Apostle Dr Aaron Anim-Narh asked Apostle Mankrako to consider his retirement a rest that should propel him for higher level of God’s work.

Recently, some MPs called for a law to be enacted to regulate activities of churches solely owned and run by individuals and self-professed pastors termed as “one-man church”.

Some of these churches are alleged to have been engaging in all manner of unacceptable practices in the country.

According to the MPs, there was the need for Parliament to critically investigate the activities of those churches and pastors to protect Ghanaians from exploitation.

From Daniel Amoo

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