Cleric urges EFCC to probe churches over paid miracles
By Phil Okose, Onitsha
Disturbed by the spate of fake church miracles, deliverances and anointing, the founder and president of Power House International Assembly Worldwide, Rev Ephraim Ononye, has called on the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), to investigate such churches adding that it is a crime against God and humanity.
Speaking in his sermon Wednesday in Obosi, Idemili North local government area of Anambra state, the cleric maintained that, “anybody that collects money from people for deliverance is a criminal and the EFCC should investigate him and his church”.
“People paying for consultation, they say, are buying card and the buyer and keeper (receiver) are committing atrocities before God. “
You don’t see the prophet in the earlier days but today Christ gave us the chance to see prophets. So, going again to pay before you see a man of God is like His dying on the mountain of Calvary is null and void”.
“Consultation is free, the prophet that God gave the anointing did not pay God. Don’t collect money from anybody because free you are given and free you shall give to others.
I am saying that EFCC should begin to investigate churches. We don’t now talk of crusade but fund raising and the preacher will brainwash you and members of the church, telling them to make them believe in him and paying people to come and act miracles. The people call it ‘arrangee’ and in the circle of prophets they call it ‘Jege”.
“They will come and act miracles to make people believe in them, so that when they say so, so and so people come and bring N100,000, they come, N60,000 they come”.
“They will say I will anoint you and God will solve your problems now and at the end of the day those poor masses at the church who don’t have such whopping amount of money mentioned will go home discouraged”.
“The people that have N100,000 will go and the people that don’t have will eventually go home without a man of God anointing them because they don’t have the money. That is why I see it as a criminal act” he stated.