Ghanaian clergy man and the founder of Brian Jones Outreach Ministries, Pastor Brian Amoateng, has drawn criticism after lashing out at people expecting relief materials from the church in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Ghanaian pastor made this known via a live Facebook video. According to him, the offerings and tithes that Christians give, belongs to God and not their Pastors. He added that offerings are given for blessings which are not physical.
Many have tagged his statement as insensitive, after he stated that it is not the responsibility of the church to provide relief materials. Amoateng, however, asked people to continue giving to their pastors to receive divine blessings from God and stop every negative perception.
“If we don’t have money to pay rents, where are we going to get money to buy hand sanitizers?
“And let me tell you, it’s not the responsibility of the church to but hand sanitizers for you because you give offering. It is not. You give offering to God to receive a blessing. It’s not compulsory that the church has to bring you hand sanitizers.
“The bible says that God loves a cheerful giver. It should be out of a cheerful heart. You shouldn’t give to the church and expect favour in return.
“You give to God — not your pastor. You give to God to receive a blessing. And a blessing is something that you don’t see. It’s not physical — it’s an invisible force that’s comes upon your life to prosper…so stop thinking that the church has to bring you hand sanitizers.”
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