Founder of Brian Jones Outreach Ministries, Pastor Brian Amoateng, has lashed out at people who expect protective materials from the church in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that’s crippling activities in most countries across the globe.
Reacting to a call for mega churches to provide at least free hand sanitizers for its poor members, Pastor Amoateng stated that it is not the responsibility of the church to provide relief materials but that of the government.
According to him, the church doesn’t have to give back to its members in time of need despite paying tithes and offertory.
“If we don’t have money to pay rents, where are we going to get money to buy hand sanitizers?” he stated in a live Facebook streaming session.“
“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.”
His assistant pastor who was with him during the live streaming added: “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.”
Brian added: “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.”