The Head Pastor of the Calvary Charismatic Center, Ransford Obeng has blamed state agencies mandated to enforce laws and check the wrongs in the society for not doing enough to sanitize the system.
He said state institutions are responsible for regulating the activities of Churches in Ghana must be effective and ready to crack the whip.
He mentioned the National Media Commission (NMC) as one of the agencies that can check and ensure Churches who carry out their services on Television do not go overboard.
His concerns come in the wake of calls by some Members of Parliament for the regulation of the activities of Churches solely owned and run by individuals and self-professed pastors termed as “one-man church”.
The issue has already received resistance by some Christian groups who are calling on Parliament to rescind its decision on the matter.
Speaking during a blood donation by members of the CCC to mark his 63rd Birthday, Pastor Obeng said the regulation of church will lead to the infringement of the freedom of worship of Christians in Ghana.
He also tasked the National Media Commission to sit up and check the activities of Men of God who use the media to engage in acts that are contrary to the teachings of Christianity.
“Let me give you a typical example, the Media Commission, you should make sure that nobody insults on the media. In fact, in the developed countries when somebody is talking and speaks a foul word, you see that they block it. So it is the Media Commission’s responsibility to let every person know that it is not everything that is for human consumption. One of the things that we want the Churches to know is that if you want to come on TV, if you want to be a secret society is different because no one knows what happens there. So if you want to come on TV, my child can watch, anybody can watch then anybody that wants to come on TV, the person must obey the rules and regulations. So it is the responsibility of the media commission to sit up and do their work”, he said
Don’t allow terrorism threats to deter you from worshipping God
Commenting on the recent terrorism alert on Churches in Ghana, the outspoken Man of God said although is it God who protects everybody, the CCC will continue to ensure there are proper measures in place for the congregants to feel safe to worship without any fear.
He said Christian worshippers in Ghana must know that being persecuted was part and parcel of the Christian faith since the disciples who served God in the past had gone through similar temptations.
He urged believers of the Christian faith not to allow such threats deter them from worshipping God.
“Every Christian must know that you should not allow this to deter you. It is infringement of our freedom of worship and we will not allow those people to infringe on our freedom that we have to worship. So we will still continue to worship God”, he stressed
Pastor Obeng commended the various security agencies in Ghana for working hard to foil any such attacks on Ghana.
He asked Ghanaians to continue to pray for the security forces so they can can have the needed weapons to aid them in their operations.
Scores of congregants of the CCC trooped to the forecourt of the Church to donate pints of blood to stock the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) Blood Bank.
The congregants fully participated in the annual exercise which was also used to mark the 63rd birthday of the head pastor of the CCC.
Speaking after taking his turn to donate blood, Pastor Ransford Obeng emphasized the need to give back to society since anybody who has become successful in life has also benefitted from the society they came from.
He indicated that Ghanaians must shun the misconceptions that come with blood donation and be bold to donate to save lives.
This is the sixth time the CCC has organized such exercise to give blood to the KATH blood bank.
Head of Blood Donor Recruitment at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Kwame Asenso Mensah said there is a reduction about misconceptions that blood collected from donations is sold to the general public.
He indicated that the outfit only takes the processing fee and does not charge any money before giving blood to members of the public.
He appealed to the Ghanaian populace to donate blood voluntarily to stock the country’s blood banks.