Prophet Kofi Oduro-The Church is not an NGO to Provide Free Food For its Members.
The Church is not an NGO to Provide Free Food For its Members – Prophet Kofi Oduro:
Leader and founder of Alabaster International Ministries, Prophet Kofi
Oduro has explained why it is more important for the church to feed its
members with the word of God than to turn itself into an NGO during
times like this.
The man of God has labelled those
criticizing churches of not being charitable in this coronavirus period
by donating foodstuffs and other goodies to the poor to help them
survive after government’s directive of a partial lockdown where
everyone has been directed to stay home as unserious people who only
think of what they will eat today. He said such people do not think of
the welfare of their souls.
In a Facebook live video, the man of
God admonished those describing some pastors and churches as stingy to
be very careful since it is not the duty of the church to provide food
and shelter to poor people.
He is of the greatest conviction that
the Church is a place where Christians go to worship their Heavenly
Father and to receive His blessings and that is the sole purpose of the
church but not to be giving out goodies as some people perceive.
To buttress his point, pastor Oduro
quoted Mathew 6:25 which read “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious
about your life, what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you
shall put on. Is not eternal life more than food and the body more than
Pastor Oduro in the video said he
prefers giving the word of God to lost souls so they would be saved than
giving a plate of rice to be seen in the eyes of men as kindhearted
person without making any meaningful impact in the life of that
particular person to be saved into the Kingdom of God.
“I give you food today, you will eat
and still get hungry but I give you the word of God, you’ll be filled
with the goodness of God and that is my desire. And what if I give you
food to eat but I don’t work for salvation and you pass away. Have I
been of great help to you or not?” he quizzed.
The pastor then charged his fellow men
of God who are bent on deceiving the public in order to get rich to
desist from such acts and help save lost souls since they (pastors) are
the shepherd of God’s flock and God will judge them if they lead the
“Those pastors bent on deceiving the
masses to become should be very careful because you won’t go scot-free
of God’s judgment.” Be very careful not to taste the wrath of God
because it won’t be a thing for those of you (pastors) who think you
won’t die so you will continue with your evil deeds.