Motivational speaker?and preacher, Dr Mensa Otabil says it is time for Africa – “the centre of Christianity” in the world – to rescue Europe from its ?darkness.?
The?International?Central Gospel Church General?Overseer?says despite the fact that?Africareceived the Chris?tian gospel from European missionar?ies hundreds of years ago, the West has now sunk into darkness and needs Africa to show it the light.
Dr Otabil told his congregation in church on Sunday that Africa has be?come the fulcrum of Christianity in the?world?and must now?rescue?her Chris?tian benefactor.
?Hundreds of years ago, the gospel came to us from?Europe; great mis?sionaries came, laboured here, some of them died, some of them took 20 years, 30 years to have their first con?verts. So many were killed just by malaria and new missionaries came. Eventually, the gospel took roots in Africa – in Ghana, Nigeria and the rest of Africa and now the Church is grow?ing fastest in Africa than the rest of the world.
?The?centre?of Christianity is no longer Europe, it?s Africa, and Europe is now the Dark Continent of Europe. They need the gospel. But whose?gonna give them the gospel? Those they gave the gospel to 200 years ago. We took the seed. We have produced the seed. Now we have to take the seed back to the people who came to sow the seed to us,? Pastor Otabil said.