Reverend Professor J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu of the Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon, Accra has waded into what he described as “mediatized prophetism” by some Ghanaian prophets saying “it has no biblical precedents.”
The religious cleric said “At the end of the year 2016, a colleague who knows about my theological interest in Pentecostal and charismatic ministry handed me a newsletter issued by a particular prophet in this country. The paper had several pictures of the prophet and images of his ministry. Somewhere in the prophet’s newsletter was a list of people who were supposed to lose their lives in 2017.
“I was horrified that an individual who claimed the prophetic function would do a thing like that; it has no biblical precedent,”
Reverend Professor Asamoah-Gyadu opined that those prophets who engage in such acts are very insensitive and spiritually immature, adding that, in another country he would have been sued in a competent court of law for some form of defamation.
Speaking on the topic “Prophetic Christianity and Ghanaian Public Life” at a forum organized by Kingdom Equip Network in Accra, he said, “theologically speaking even if the revelation was authentic it did not sound morally right for the names of these people to be published and circulated in that manner. In the end I came to the conclusion that this was some self-serving exercise through which the prophet wanted to blackmail public figures to patronize his ministry. When you put fear into people, you get them to do your bidding. These sorts of pronouncements on the deaths of public figures and certain questionable practices broadly cast as ‘prophet direction’ are what has brought us here today,” he stated.
Source: Nutifafa Adovor