Monday, 02 August 2021 06:13

Ministers have turned churches into business centres ― Cleric

Prophet Ebenezer Fahade Prophet Ebenezer Fahade G.O C& S, God of Solution International Ministry

...church schools shouldn’t be expensive

 

A cleric has criticised a new trend in Christendom which has made many churches become business centres rather than places where people can worship and have communion with God, condemning the fact that many ministers have turned the church into business ventures.

The General Overseer of C& S, God of Solution International Ministry (TCSGOSIM), Supt. Prophet Ebenezer Fahade, made this known while speaking on the role of the church in Lagos, emphasising that it is unfortunate that some men of God have trivialised issues pertaining to the kingdom of God with the things of the world.

He stated that it is disheartening that the church has ceased to be a place of succour to the people and has deviated from the dictates of Christ where agape love is the key and the church is a mission that takes care of its members.

According to him, the mission of his ministry is to assist people and not add to their burden, adding that “our mission here is to assist people, all should not be about government. I also don’t think schools established by churches should be out of the reach of the average person in terms of cost. Under ministry, what is important and which people are lacking is salvation. Go to my YouTube you will see what I mean.

“Ministries that don’t preach salvation is nothing. Ministers of God should know that the work of God is not a business venture. You don’t expect to pray for somebody and expect the person to build a house for you. We have churches all over Nigeria, even abroad but do you know that the more houses of God we have, the more the sinners.

“Now you see a graduate running a church because of lack of employment. They now see the work of God as a source of income. Going to theology school does not make you a man of God. Theology school does not portray you as a pastor. There is a difference between calling and going to theological school,” he stated.

He added that “I have invested into the ministry and I don’t expect to get the reward from anyone except God. If you are a General Overseer of a church and you have a school or hospital and your members can’t afford to attend or patronize it, then you need to check yourself”

He added that his ministry will officially be launching a pet project next year, adding that it will also be holding a week-long programme tagged Mega Praise concert to thank God for his mercies on August 5, and it will have gospel acts like Dare Melody, Prince Abel Dosumu aka Mega 99, Lanre Teriba (Atorise) among other talented singers present.

 

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