The Chief Executive Officer of the Alliance of Christian Advocacy Africa (ACAA) Rev Dr Kwabena Opuni Frimpong, has cautioned Christians to always set good examples by exhibit higher standards in society.
His warning follows the outrage on social media on the back of an event dubbed “Pneumatica Night 2021” organised by the Christ Embassy Youth Church on Friday, April 30, 2021.
“In fact, those of us holding the Bible, people of faith must even set a higher standard for ourselves and others.”
The event which was held at the Fantasy Dome, Trade Fair Centre, for many who captured photos and videos, failed to observe the Covid-19 preventive protocols.
No social distancing ! No mask ! at the Christ Embassy event last Friday Night at the Fantasy Dome “Pneumatica Night 2021” in Accra
When we are in the middle of COVID-19! Why are other gatherings banned but this is happening? I can’t believe my eyes ! pic.twitter.com/svPbdxfFSV
— ama Oware (@AmaOwareF) May 2, 2021
Speaking on JoyNews, Dr Kwabena Opuni Frimpong rebuked the creation of an impression by Ghanaians to the international community that the country is not sensitive to the woes of Covid-19.
He said that although politicians, during the 2020 December elections were captured in similar scenes, such activities are not to be encouraged.
“So this is the time that even people of faith, we must go the extra mile that yes God is there but we want to keep the nation together.”
Meanwhile, the Police in a press statement Sunday, revealed that the organisers did not give the service any notice to “oversee an event of this magnitude”.
It also noted that the deed does not only put the whole country at risk of a third surge in coronavirus cases but also breaches the Imposition of Restriction Act, warning culprits will be persecuted.
Some Ghanaians have, however, described the involvement of the police as harassment but the ACAA Boss disagrees as he maintains the laws of the country must be allowed to work.
“So persecution is not here at the moment. We are talking about responsible behaviours, we are talking about law-abiding citizens and if you go outside the red lines and you are being punished, and now you don’t know what the investigation will come out with, this u don’t call persecution.”
For other social media users, once people received healing, there is no cause for alarm but again, the Rev Opuni Frimpong begs to differ.
So at a gathering where cancer was healed, cripples walked and many other miracles happened,all you were concerned of is Covid and its protocols?
Look I know you doubt the supernatural but e do aa,think big kakra😂😂😂
Shout Glorryyyy 🎉🎉🎉#pneumaticanight
— Anthony KinG (@APhendiler) May 1, 2021
“Yes, miracles happen in our churches but there are still sick people at the Korle-Bu, Komfo Anokye, Tamale hospitals so you can’t say that you prayed for sick people and they’ve been healed so you don’t care,” he said.
“What about those who don’t have the faith you have and what about those who have not received the miracles that your church members are receiving,” he quizzed.
According to the reverend minister, “if somebody is just frustrating me to believe in my God or to serve my God, yes, but when you put people together outside the protocols” such should not be seen as harassment.
“In fact, in the Bible, you hear Paul sometimes admonishing that even if you are a person of faith, you have strong faith, for the sake of the weaker brethren, you can decide even to do certain things or not to do certain things,” he referred.