- A man of God, Rev. Victor Osei, has claimed that it is pointless for pastors to show off their wealth
- According to him, it accounts for the recent decision of the government to consider taxing churches
The General Overseer of the Family Chapel International Church, Rev. Victor Osei, has rebuked men of God who show their wealth.
According to a report by MyNewsGH.com, he stated that it explains the intent of the government to tax the churches.
Speaking in an interview with Oyerepa Fm in Kumasi, the man of God noted that even when God blesses you, there is no need for one to show off his or her property as has been the culture in recent times.
“When you get time for God’s word, he will surely bless you. One of the greatest problems I have been hearing is that some pastors show off their cars and other things.
It’s not maturity. Even if the Lord has blessed you as a man of God and you have $20 million in your account, do you have to come to public and tell everybody you have such amount in your account? It doesn’t make sense,” he said.
He added that to there is no maturity in revealing the number of houses or the latest cars in one’s possession.
In his opinion, the government has come to realize if the church has become a money-making venture for the founders of the church, then it has to be taxed.
President Akufo-Addo recently hinted that the government may tax churches, given the manner in which some of them display wealth.
His comment drew a sharp response from Former President Mahama, who cautioned the government against taking such a step.
A popular man of God, Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi, has meanwhile threatened to beat up any one who comes to his church to collect taxes.
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