- Mensa Otabil says he can not save his congregants
- The general overseer of ICGC believes Jesus is the only answer
- Mensa Otabil has been criticised over his critique of government
Founder of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Mensa Otabil, is concerned about what he believes to be the pressure placed on pastors to save and heal congregants.
As it stands now, thousands of churches have sprung up across the country. The Easter festivity is ongoing across the world and here in Ghana with some self-acclaimed men of God not just doing miracles and offering financial help but also making themselves the center of all problems in their churches.
Mensa believes he is not that kind of pastor. According to him, it is only the founder of Christianity - Jesus Christ - who can save Christians and not him a pastor.
"I cannot save you. Yes, you may give an offering but you can't buy your salvation. However, the only way you can be saved is to accept Jesus," Mensa Otabil stated on his Twitter handle.
Mensa Otabil's church, ICGC, is one of the largest churches in Ghana today with millions of congregants across the world.
The "Living Word" preacher is also best known for some controversial sermons which always spark national debates. The recent one being the sermon where Dr. Otabil decried the spate of partisan politics on Ghanaian airwaves.
According to him, this trend is excuse enough for him to rather watch National Geography than waste his time listening to dirty politics on air.
Also being a staunch critic of the government, Mensa Otabil has had his political affiliation questioned especially when the former president, John Mahama, took a swipe at him for remaining silent all of a sudden and also the choice to now watch "animal films".
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