Pastor Brian Amoateng, founder of Brian Jones Outreach Ministries, has slammed all those expecting the church to provide relief materials in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
In reaction to calls for churches to contribute in relief materials, Amoateng stated that even though the churches collected tithes from people, it was given to God and shouldn’t be held responsible for it.
He said, “If we don’t have money to pay rents, where are we going to get money to buy hand sanitizers?
“And let me tell you, it’s not the responsibility of the church to but hand sanitizers for you because you give offering. It is not. You give offering to God to receive a blessing. It’s not compulsory that the church has to bring you hand sanitizers.
“The bible says that God loves a cheerful giver. It should be out of a cheerful heart. You shouldn’t give to the church and expect favour in return.
“You give to God — not your pastor. You give to God to receive a blessing. And a blessing is something that you don’t see. It’s not physical — it’s an invisible force that’s comes upon your life to prosper…so stop thinking that the church has to bring you hand sanitizers.”
The assistant pastor also said:
“I believe that the government has to provide for its citizens. Also, hand sanitizers shouldn’t be politicised. You buy your own toothpaste and washing gel so you should buy your own hand sanitizer. What the church has done is to provide hand sanitizers at the premises.”