Founder of the Perez Chapel International, Bishop Charles Agyinasare has bemoaned how the church has been treated in this period of Covid-19.
The Bishop expressed his amazement that political parties primaries and Ghana Cards distribution are given the go ahead to resume without major restrictions but the church is limited to 100 people for an hour under strict restrictions and guidelines.
“Is it not amazing to you that they are OK to go and vote in primaries, they are not afraid they will get coronavirus; they are OK to go to the market, they are not afraid they’ll get coronavirus; they are OK to go to the supermarket, they are OK to sit in ‘trotro’, they OK to sit in a taxi, they are OK to go everywhere, but when it comes to church, it is like at the gates of the church, we are distributing coronavirus”, Bishop Agyinasare quizzed at one of his virtual sermons.
He went further to ascribe the situation to a demonic activity and urged Christians to fast and pray against it.
“How can you go to the market, where there are so many people, thousands of people; and as for that place, you won’t get coronavirus, and when you come to church, where we are determined to have social distance, as for that place: ‘I’m scared, if I go into the church, [I’ll get the disease]’; the devil is a liar”, he stressed.
“And, so, you and I, this kind, if this kind is going to leave, then you and I have go to deal with it by fasting and prayer”.
He further noted: “Is it not amazing to you that our president, our minister of health and all of them, they are Christians, because we are 71 per cent Christian, but when it comes to taking a decision on the church during this coronavirus [period], everybody is afraid that when we go to church, coronavirus will get us but when people go to market, the coronavirus will not get them. The devil is a liar”.
“Everybody believes that people can go and vote, the coronavirus will not get them; we can go and register, the coronavirus will not get us; they can go and distribute NIA cards, the coronavirus will not get them; even if multitudes gather on one park and they are distributing them, coronavirus will not get them, but if they come to church, the coronavirus will get them.”
“It is a demon, this kind, it is a demon”, he proclaimed.
“And, you see, there are some churches, they are saying: ‘We want to wait, as for us, we want everything to finish, when everything is gone’, but by the time everything is gone you don’t have a church anymore because already the devil has brought cobwebs in the minds of many Christians”, he added.