The President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), Rev. Prof. Paul Frimpong Manso has advised Ghanaians to disregard prophecies made on 31st Night since they do not follow the tenets of the Bible.
According to him, most of these prophecies are natural occurrences in our daily lives that pastors declare to cause fear and panic in people.
Speaking in an interview on JoyNews’ Upfront on Wednesday evening, he said the best response is for these prophecies to be dismissed.
“….I will say 99% of them if not 100, do not pass the biblical standard of prophecies. Even though some could come to pass. There are certain things, it is common sense if you go to a church of 100 young girls and say there is a girl looking for a husband, by all means, there will be someone there.”
“If you meet young men and tell them there is someone with bad luck, Christmas is happening, there are drivers rushing here and there and you say there’s going to be an accident, you haven’t said anything. I wish I will tell Ghanaians to disregard some of these prophecies and carry on with life because they are just causing confusion and disturbing us,” he noted.
He further explained that most of these pastors play on the intelligence of people with their prophecies.
“If you say a prominent man is going to die, who is that prominent man? Within 365 days, definitely, a prominent man will die among many prominent men in Ghana which is normal. After all, if you die….. What is it? So they play on intelligence.
“In an election, one will win and the other will lose. In Ghana, there are only two parties that can win an election. They will never tell you the others will win. Certain things are obvious but they just confuse us.” he said.
Meanwhile, various concerns have been raised about the national security implications of these doomsday prophecies which have made the police caution against the publication of certain prophecies which breach the peace of the country.
This led the Police to issue a statement that banned the publication of prophecies that can cause harm on 31st Night.
However, Prophets such as Nigel Gaisie and Issac Owusu Bempah ignored the warning signs and went ahead to prophesy.
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