Methodist Minister Urges Trust In God, Not Pastors

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Superintendent Minister of the Methodist Church here, Seth Ampadu, has declared in an interview that people should put their trust in God and not Pastors.

He explained that pastors are ordinary members like everyone else.

The clergyman said people need to be educated to recognise that the power lies with God and not with a pastor.

Ampadu made the comments while asserting that Christianity is not about riches.

Just recently, he expressed concern over ‘money making’ religious groups that have been springing up here.

“If God blesses you to get wealth – fine, but we do not use the vulnerability of the members, the gullibility and dupe the members to make money out of them,” he asserted in comments invited by the media Monday.

According to the Methodist Minister, some people go to church and make offerings four times  in a day.

“These pastors would be driving nice, nice cars; wearing nice dresses, and the poor people in their congregation – what do they eat? What do they put on? And the poor people are the same people who give their money to those people – all because of spirituality and in the name of God,” Ampadu said.

“That is why today you see a lot of churches springing up. They break from other churches because they want control; because they want power;because they want money for themselves,” the clergyman told reporters.

He asked whether there are government mechanisms in place to check on those pastors.

“What do they pay to the government? Do they pay taxes and other things?”

Ampadu disclosed that every year the Methodist Church has to submit income and other statements to the government.

“I know that the Anglican and other churches do. What about these new churches coming up?”

Ampadu pointed to the impact of some of the ‘established churches’.

He cited the example of  Methodist Church and the amount of money it puts into its schools to help the government to run the institutions.

Ampadu disclosed that most of the money goes to schools, social work and other things.

“Some other churches, the money they get – what is it used for? Buy expensive cars and nice clothes, suits and other things.”

He said of late the Faith Based Advisory Committee is trying to put things in place so that at least it can ‘capture and minimise’ the number of churches springing up to make money off the people.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece.
    Luke 9:1‭-‬3 KJV

  2. yes Minister; now you are talking, because in your article you came up with some spiritual words, that I seem to agree with, but when you talking “money”, you are not spiritual, and that is why I did not agree with your previous article. So teach us now about riches, where the Bible is concern, hence the reason why you are a Church minister, ain’t it? zabo

  3. The minister is concerned about how much money he is not getting. He should be more concerned about telling the people the truth. The end is nearer that you think. Nuff said…….

    • Fathead, When I consider your comments, I am left convinced that what obtains therein is nothing more than straw. You are obviously prone to manipulation by the Antichrist himself. I have a suggestion, and I make it in good faith and with purity of intention … ” touch not the lord’s anointed” . You would be more “enabled ” and no doubt be more blessed, if you first seek and submit to guidance and direction from priests and bona fide` men of God, who proffer the word of God , albeit without solicitation and self aggrandizement. I am sure that you are either oblivious of or choose to ignore the face that there are indeed among us (GOD”s peculiar people) wolves adorned in sheep clothing, driving AUDI Motorcars ,who, despite themselves, stand up before the congregations preaching their versions of the Gospel , professing to be appointed by God himself.Choose well my friend as indeed “the end is nearer than you think.

  4. well..well..well,man nice to hear,what you do with the money.glad to hear that those that really need it,will get your help to survive the rough days,of their lives.Let me give you some ideas,tell your church ladies,to dress discretelly,I dont mean come to church bare footed,stop the ridiculous display of fancy dresses,high heels,stupid hats,that remind me of the Queen,and the exhibition of their flesh,you dont need all this during the minutes you spend in church,concentrating in clensing your soul from the sins commited during the week.Hope I hurt nobody ?

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