WATCH: Archbishop Agyinasare clashes with Nogokpo deity
The Nogokpo shrine in the Ketu South municipality of the Volta Region has advised the founder of Perez Chapel International, Archbishop Charles Agyinasare, to desist from making any derogatory remarks about the deity.
Delivering a sermon in the church to recall an experience after a crusade in Aflao recently, Agyinasare described Nogokpo as the “demonic headquarters” of the region after a near-tragic incident in the town.
“During this crusade in Aflao, we slept at Agbozume and you had to go through Nogokpo, and it’s the demonic headquarters in the Volta Region, we only have not said it,” Agyinasare said.
“But the second night, I made Bishop Yaw Adu talk about witchcraft, and we disgraced the witches and wizard, when we were driving from Aflao to Agbozume, immediately we got to Nogokpo, Bishop Adu’s tyre came out of his four wheel drive (car),” Agyinasare said.
Reacting to the claim, the shrine alleged that some pastors of Perez Chapel International draws their powers for “church business” from the town.
“Dear Archbishop Charles Agyinasare our religion does not accept lies, fake prophecies, defrauding people under false pretense, extorting monies from people in the name of taking them to “heaven” which does not exist, taking taxpayers and innocent citizens money to build worthy homes, burry things or make sacrifices to get more members, we do not lose our focus to be preaching other religions rather than focusing on our ethics.
“We will rather advice you to focus on making your members understand your religion rather than attacking others. He who beats the war drum must be ready to dance accordingly. The same demonic headquarters are the places your pastors come to more members and powers to do your “church businesses”.”
“If you don’t have a topic to preach about then we will advice you close your church and come for proper education on our religion first. The last time we check, there’s freedom of religion and worship. For us, we will never say ill things about someone’s religion and see ourselves as holy. Your bible even says DO NOT JUDGE.,” it posted on Facebook on Thursday 25 May 2023.
Reporting by Fred Dzakpata in Accra