The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic?Council?has called on government and other religious bodies to spearhead efforts for the?formation?of self-regulatory bodies?that would check activities of independent pastors and churches.
In a communiqu? signed by its Chairman,? Apostle Dr. Opoku Onyinah and?General SecretarySamuel Antwi, ?the council expressed worry about charlatans who are denting the Christian practice
The Pentecostal and?Charismatic church?leaders underscored the need for the setting up of the quasi-formal regulatory bodies since Ghanaians are becoming disillusioned with Christianity and religion.
The council says activities of charlatans parading as?pastors?have become too rampant.
According to the council the proliferation of independent pastors and?churches?who are exploiting the society is undermining the integrity of the gospel of Christ.
The council also called on the media to be more circumspect in programmes they put on air, particularly on?TV?and radio stations.
It wants Christian programmes to reflect national values.
On?corruption, the council challenged the?Christian community?to show the way and also encourage Government to strengthen the existing departments to work in the interest of national development.
The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council was founded by the Assemblies of God Church, The Church of Pentecost, Elim?Pentecostal Churches, The Christ Apostolic Church and the Apostolic Church to among other things, to “promote good relationship between member Churches and other church organizations in Ghana in particular and in the world at large”.