According to the Founder and Leader of Glorious Word and Power Ministry International Church, Reverend Isaac Owusu Bempah, men of God who do not vote during elections are “fools” because they allow people to make decisions for them and later rant about bad governance.
He added that not only pastors who do not vote during elections are “fools” but those who criticise him or others for openly declaring their support for political parties are also “fools”.
In a sermon, Reverend Owusu Bempah stated;
“A certain pastor says he does not vote. If you don’t vote, you are a fool.
“I say it without excuse because your refusal to vote means someone will be taking decisions for you. And when people vote and choose a leader, what that means is whether you like it or not, whatever the said leader initiates, you must follow. So you can’t tell me you’re a pastor but care less about politics. I’m telling you that people who are voted for, can come up with a legislation against Christianity”.
Backing his sermon with the scriptures, he added;
“When Joseph was at Pharaoh’s palace, there was no law which was made against the Jews. Those pastors who have been speaking against colleagues for their involvement in politics, I tell you that if God does not intervene, a time will come that there will be a decree that Christianity be proscribed in Ghana.
“If we are not careful, a time will come Christianity will be crippled and other religions lifted. You call yourself a man of God but speaks against pastors on the basis that they are NPP, NDC.
“Zedekiah was a priest but he openly supported Ahab. Elijah openly made it known to Ahab that he Elijah doesn’t like him because Ahab was worshipping idols. If I, Owusu Bempah sees that you’re a king or president who worships idols, you can never be my friend. Never!”