The General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God Ghana, Rev. Dr. Paul Frimpong Manso, has rubbished mini-skirt comment made by the General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church, Dr. Mensah Otabil.
It will be recalled that Pastor Mensah Otabil recently said ladies who came to church with mini-skirts should not be turned away but be allowed for the Holy Spirit to gradually effect change in them.
His comment was met with public criticisms, some describing the comment as irreligious.
During the 11th Public Ordination ceremony of the Eastern Regional branch of the Assemblies of God at Koforidua last Sunday, Rev. Dr. Paul Frimpong Manso described the comment as unfortunate, explaining that the house of the Lord is a sacred place therefore indecent dressing must not be allowed in it.
According to him, some pastors have been compromising on indecent dressing at their individual homes and so do not have the moral authority to condemn such half nude dressing in the house of the Lord.
He said the Assemblies of God Church would not tolerate any indecent dressing, regardless of the person’s status in the church.
In a sermon, Rev. Dr. Frimpong Manso said the rate at which ungodly things were gaining grounds in the house of the Lord with impunity was worrying. He cited the instance of some pastors amassing wealth, chasing titles, duping members, and displaying arrogance, as perfect examples to buttress his point.
The General Superintendent said corruption could not be blamed on the government and its officials alone, but the society as well, observing that the missing baby saga at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and others contribute corruption.
He said if Christians who form majority of the country’s population, adhere to the word of God and refrain from corrupt practices, Ghana will move forward.
Rev. Dr. Frimpong Manso admonished the 14 ordained ministers to lead exemplary lives for their congregants to emulate.
He entreated them to be steadfast in the word of God so that they could overcome challenges that they might be encountering as they began full ministration.
He said the Church intended to open 3,000 new assemblies throughout the country in the next five years, and charged the newly ordained reverend ministers to embark on tireless evangelization to win more souls for Christ.
Ten pastors were given certificates by the church whiles 18 others were exhorted.
Rev. Stephen Ohipeni Narh was introduced as the new Eastern Regional Superintendent of the Church who had unofficially taken over from Rev. Alexander Ofori Amankwah.
FROM Bampoe Daniel