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28.03.2004 Regional News

Ban self-styled pastors preaching on buses - Apostle

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Apam (C/R), March 28, GNA - Apostle Albert Kwesi Hackman of the Apam branch of the Church of Lord, Lighthouse, has called on the Christian Council of Ghana, the Catholic Secretariat and the Pentecostal Council to help curb the upsurge of what he called "Church on wheels".
Apostle Hackman said activities of so-called pastors, who use moving buses as their churches were not only causing nuisance to passengers but also making mockery of Christianity.
Speaking to Ghana News Agency at Apam, the pastor said these self-styled pastors learnt some few quotations from the bible, which they rattled on buses after which they made appeal to the passengers for donations for work of God.
After collecting the money, they get down to join another vehicle. Apostle Hackman said their conduct suggested that they were more interested in the monetary gains than preaching the word of God. He noted that this type of "business" was spreading fast to many routes in the country and the earlier something was done about it the better it would be for Christianity.
"I am not against preaching the word of God but I feel it must be done with decency. We must condemn those who want to use the name of God to amass wealth," he added.

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