“It is as if Christianity has become a nuisance” – Rev. Teacher. Asamoah-Gyadu
The president of Trinity Theological Seminary in Legon said Christianity has become a nuisance due to the conduct of some pastors and their members.
Speaking on JoyNews News File to October 30, 2021, Rev. Johnson Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu lamented the fact that some pastors, especially those who identify as prophets, engage in various acts that are not in accordance with the doctrine of Christianity.
“We sometimes see them ‘kicking people, others undressing people, walking on the stomachs of pregnant women. So it’s almost as if religion or Christianity, which is something to be built, has become a nuisance, ”he noted.
“If you read the theology of prophecy, from what Paul says is to encourage, to strengthen, that shouldn’t be a nuisance to the public,” he added.
The pastor, who said he had lost faith in most of the prophets, pointed out that many of them turned the prophetic ministry into an economic enterprise.
“More than half of the people who consider themselves prophets, I don’t consider them prophets. All you have to do is question what they are doing in light of biblical teaching and you will find that many of them are doing it just for business or for economic reasons, of course. this does not deny that the prophetic is authentic, ”he said.
He further condemned a dominant attitude of some Christians who abandon their various trades to attend religious service, especially on working days, insisting that this attitude, if left unchecked, can have a negative economic impact. over the country.
“I have a friend who started a savings and loan business and this person deliberately put that business in the market so that he could lend money to women in the market. The business collapsed because these market women took out loans, closed their stores to go to church on weekdays, ”he said.
He recognized that the state cannot prohibit people from freely exercising their religious rights, however, it can institute mechanisms to control the conduct of these pastors.
“The state cannot prevent people from going to church on a weekday, but the institution these people work for can monitor them and ensure that they are performing the functions for which they are paid.
“As much as we have to call these prophetic figures, for causing fear, panic and chaos in society, we must also exercise our civic duty by calling people to order.”
He also instructed the IGP and his team not to give in to the exercise of their functions with diligence regarding the subject.
“They should not be intimidated by threats under any circumstances,” he added.