Story by: Anita Frimpong
Founder and Leader of In Him is life international Ministries, Rev. Isaac Opoku popularly known as Rev. Obotio has described some clergy men as greedy individuals who are only interested in extorting money from their members after service on social media rather than supporting them in the wake of the deadly(COVID-19) pandemic.
According to him, these Men of God are keenly interested in using social media for Church services as a means of collecting money from members in the absence of church gathering on the pretext of fulfilling the directive by the president
This acts according to him shows these men of God are building kingdom Businesses with the aim of transferring churches to their children without thinking about the welfare of their members.
He therefore cautioned men of God who have transfered their mantle to their children to desist from doing so as churches cannot be led by people who have not been called by God.
“These men of God have failed 100% in the kingdom work and must bow their heads in shame by their acts portrayed in this difficult times the nation needs them.These men of God must emulate the practice of given back to society especially in moment like this”. he lamented.
He made the assertion in an exclusive interview with a journalist on the heels of allegations made by people against pastors, Bishops among others who are using social media (Facebook) as a means of collecting money from members after church services instead of supporting and educating them on the deadly disease( coronavirus)
“I can confidently state that these men of God are greedy and do not have their members at heart because COVID-19 is not a respector of persons, age, occupation which shows that the lives of people especially the less-priviledged must be well protected”.He said.
Rev. Opoku alledged that some men of God even asked their members to add their transportation fares to the offerings and tithes and submit them via mobile numbers.
Rev. Opoku advised members to be vigilant in applying Gods given knowledge in dealing with these men of God and also advised the clergy to value human lives in the fight against COVID-19 rather than indulging in invaluable practices that does not augur well for the overall development of the country.