Stop taking money to ordain fake pastors - Rev. Elohim warned pastors
The General Overseer of Christ Believers Obedience Chapel (CBOC) Rev. Festus Jacob Elohim has cautioned stakeholders in the training of God ordained Ministers to desist from taken money from people to ordain them as Ministers of God without going through the right process.
Date Created : 10/17/2018 12:18:18 AM : Story Author : William Dei-Gyau/Ghanadistricts.com
The General Overseer who is also the President of the Divine College of Biblical Studies issued this caution in an interview with Ghanadistricts.com after the Ordination Service for Ministers who have undergone pastoral training to become Ministers of God in the school at Akyem Oda in the Eastern Region.
"You see my brother, today there are many people out there claiming to be Ministers of God which is very bad. You will meet somebody, looking at the way and manner he do his things you will not regard him as a Minister of God (Pastor), but he posses himself as a pastor because he has been ordained by somebody somewhere who has taken some money from him without teaching him what such person need to know as a minister of God" Rev. Festus laments.
He charged stakeholders to put God first in their dealings, explaining that "the time has come for people who are willing to work for God be guided and trained towards the needed skills and knowledge to win souls for Christ and for that reason we have the Ministerial Standard Education Board which is tasked to regulate institutions educating our ministers of God and the Ministerial Ordination Board also tasked to supervise the ministers ready for ordination and also issuing certificates and licence to ordain pastors".
Rev. Festus Jacob Elohim appeal to all institutions in the business of training and producing Pastors of God to associate themselves with the Ministerial Association to help eliminate fake Ministers of God in the system.
On his part, the General Overseer of the Supreme Apostolic Faith International Church, Apostle Daniel Akwasi Awuah Barfuor, who was the guest speaker for the occasion charged the newly ordained pastors not to sell the word of God but rather humble themselves as Jesus Christ did on his mission in the world, saying "it is not right for a true Man of God to take consultation fee before attending to the poor".
He pleaded with his fellow Men of God to win souls for Christ through humility and kindness for no one has more powers than Jesus Christ yet He humbled himself.
The Ordination which saw eleven Ministers Ordained was the first to be supervised by the Association of Ministerial Standard and Education Board and the Ministerial Ordination Board.