A pastor with the Light House Chapel International, has admonished journalists and media owners to stop hitting out at pastors and respect their work, or let them be.
His virtual message Sunday, June 14, 2020, centered on giving, Bishop Eddy Addy sought to inspire the act of giving as commanded in Luke 6:38 of the Holy Bible.
“Learn to be a giver, giving is the key to unlock supernatural provision. Jesus taught us to give,” he said.
Quoting the second part of the verse, Bishop Addy said, “shall men give unto your bosom, but you won’t give, that’s why we believe in giving. It’s not that we want to take people’s money. If we wanted to take people’s monies, this is not the job that I’ll do.”
Dwelling further on this, he noted how encouragement to give has over time led to ‘direct attacks’ on some men of God by some media personalities and in some cases, owners.
“You sit there as journalists, always facing pastors. But when you work, you expect that people will pay you for the work you do. When they come to your station, won’t they have to pay to put their programmes on? When you advertise, is it free? But that one you are not collecting people’s money? When you make your newspapers and make news, don’t you expect people to buy it?” he queried.
Citing MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, who owns Net 2 Television, the Lighthouse Chapel preacher called for a stop of such harsh attacks. Their call is to help others in difficult times such as these, exactly why they (pastors) need support instead of condemnation, he reiterated.
“What I’m doing, I’m helping people. People are depressed in the corona season. People are sad, I’m showing them that there’s a power; a power from God and you don’t understand those things but you don’t need to criticise my work. I’m not criticising your work you too don’t criticise mine. You put us on the spot and you are always criticising us, insulting us all the time, why?
Kennedy Agyapong and the others, every day, pastors! What have we done to you? Meanwhile, you also have a station and your station, you’ll fight for it. If you won’t charge, then put me on for free. Prove that it is for free.”
“Because you own a tv station and every day you put pastors on board. Should I also stand up and put people who own TV stations on board and also face them? Is that how life is supposed to be?,” he quizzed.
Meanwhile, Kennedy Agyapong says he has made it a point to ‘expose’ pastors who are ‘hiding’ behind their titles to trick people and commit misdeeds.