General News of Monday, 26 January 2015
Source: News One Newspaper
Partisan politics is causing Christian leaders in “Ghana to belittle each other, Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah, the General Overseer of the Glorious Way Chapel, has said and accused Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams of being one of the persons involved in the act.
Rev. Owusu Bempah said the situation where a man of God attacks the credibility of another man of God because one has given a prophecy which does not favour the political party of the other, must not be allowed to continue.
“Duncan Williams has turned against me because of politics, although he was the very person who laid hands on me. But when I send my tithes to him, he receives them. I have stopped going to him since he came out to attack me and question my credibility because I had given a prophecy that did not favour President Mahama and the National Democratic Congress.
“The Archbishop came out to question my calling but when I go to his house, he sends me to his bedroom and we sit on his bed and have discussions and when he sees me, he calls me ‘Prophet’. He is not my spiritual father. But he was the one who laid hands on me. That ordination was to have been done by Eastwood Anaba. Salifu Amoako was ordained with me on that day,” Rev Owusu Bempah said in an exclusive interview with Richmond Roland De-Graft Johnson on his popular midnight Christian show, ‘Gospel Hitz’, on Hitz 103.9 FM.
I saw snakes in Duncan Williams’ house
“Archbishop Duncan Williams once came on air to ridicule me and ask who ordained me, who was my spiritual father and who knows me. But I was patient, and I reminded him that he was the very person who ordained me.
“Let me tell you something. Duncan Williams met with some leaders for prayers in his house, and he invited me and I went. And he asked me to say what I had seen about the leaders and when I gave the prophecies and revelations I had seen about each of them, they all confirmed it. When I got to the Archbishop and his wife, I told them that all the witches in Ghana have met and sent a snake to bite one of his children to die and for the media to pick it up on their front pages and embarrass him.
“The wife asked me if it was a spiritual or physical snake. I told them it was a physical snake sent from the spiritual realm and that the snakes were five in all, hiding in the Archbishop’s house. I am sure they did not believe me. When I left the house, they called me within thirty minutes and said the snake had appeared and had a tough fight with the security man before they could kill it and that after they killed the first snake, a big long snake, four other snakes appeared but were also killed. By that time, he did not ask who ordained me and all that. It was only after I said something the NDC did not like that he started to attack my person in public,” Rev Owusu Bempah stated in the interview.
During the controversy that broke out following Rev Owusu Bempah’s prophecy that President Mahama needed urgent and fervent prayers else he would die a premature death, Archbishop Duncan Williams told his congregation to disregard doomsday prophets who put out prophecies.
“The thing that you must always look out for when you see all these prophets prophesying all kinds of doom on the internet against the President… is to ask yourself does [the Prophet] have honour, credibility, character and integrity?
“Where did he come from? Who trained him? How long has he been on the scene? Who laid hands on him? Whose product is he? At whose feet did he study? Who groomed him? Who covered him? Who was his teacher? Who taught him?”
The Archbishop continued: “Sometimes our own desires, wishes, personal passions, convictions, greed and selfishness blind us to reality,” adding that “you have no idea what will happen if anything happens to the sitting President…. they say all kinds of things and people believe it because people are ignorant. You don’t understand what happens to the country if something happens to the sitting President, people don’t understand.”
News –One will continue its report on the interview on Tuesday and reproduce some rather interesting revelations Rev Owusu Bempah made about Most Rev Dr Charles Agyin Asare, Presiding Bishop of Perez Chapel International.