The General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Dr. Mensa Otabil, has reacted to criticisms that a ‘Special Offering’ notice posted at an ongoing conference could be extortion.
The notice, which promises different rewards for specified monetary offering, went viral amid heated debate over its appropriateness.
Beaming from LED screems at the Greater Works conference, the notice promised “Millionaire Status” for anyone who gave an offering of $5,000 or GHC21,500.
For “100% Life Improvement” believers would have to make an offering of $100 or GHC425.
Speaking Thursday morning during a session at ICGC’s Christ Temple, Pastor Otabil suggests that the criticisms have arisen because dissenters are applying logic to what is purely a matter of faith.
“Beliefs goes beyond logic. Logic will tell you what is probable or things being equal. Logic will tell you that if you have a thousand cedis in your account, then you can spend thousand cedis because that is logical. Beliefs will tell you that if you have five loafs of bread you don’t feed five people.
“Belief will tell you that if you have five loafs of bread you can feed five thousand; that is not logical. Now, many times if we say we believe, we believe according to logic, so even what you are believing for is just progression of logic,” he explained.
“I want you to stretch your faith and you are going to believe according to what is written and what I want you to believe is He says all things are possible, I don’t know what that is to you but it is a blank cheque” he adds.