Social Media was thrown into an uproar when the prizes for International Central Gospel Church(ICGC)’s special offering during the church’s “Greater Works” program was leaked online.
According to the church owned by Reverend DR. Mensah Otabil, for a millionaire status, one has to sow a seed of $5000. SEE HERE
There were divergent views on the whole Special seed package with majority criticizing it. Some even called it an extortion scheme.
But popular Gospel singer, Sonnie Badu has come to the defense of the Reverend pastor. He made a lengthy post on his Instagram account advising the youth to desist from raining insults on men of God. He further warned people to show respect in other to gain God’s blessing.
The award winning artiste said;
“I am not an ICGC member and I have not been told to do this by anyone but I would like to share my thoughts on this. Dr. MENSAH Otabil was not referring to all prophets. Firstly, As we all know, there are false prophets who have caused confusion in families and robbed them of many things.
Secondly, with the issue that seems to be trending, there are a few things to consider.
1) those carrying and spreading the news were not actually present at the meeting.
2) they did not hear the word that was preached.
3) they did not see anyone being forced to bring their money.
The staple of our Christian walk and also of the church is FAITH. For all we know, those who went up could have been doing so as an act and demonstration of their faith. Therefore, According to their faith, so shall it be done unto them even as a double portion.
I plead with the youth of Ghana let us learn to Honor and respect men of God if we want to succeed. Dr. Otabil is respected throughout the world, let us also do so .. pastor Mathew carries a unique anointing that yields blessings so when he challenged them to exercise their faith, it is completely biblical.
Elijah told a widow to bring all she had and God rewarded her faith and obedience. As stated previously, I am not an ICGC member but I still stand for respect and honor when due. I can not be quiet about this issue. These men of God should not be disrespected…”