The founder of Brian Jones Outreach Ministries, Brian Amoateng, has indicated in a viral video circulating various social media platforms that it is not the duty of pastors to supply their church members with hand sanitizers and other logistics in crucial times like this to fight the global pandemic which is claiming the lives of precious people.
According to him, the church does’nt need to offer help to its member in time of despite paying tithes and offertory because he is of the view that the Lord has already blessed those who paid their dues in church and for that it is not a give and take affair when it comes to the responsibilities of the Church.
“You give to God — not your pastor. You give to God to receive a blessing. And a blessing is something that you don’t see. It’s not physical — it’s an invisible force that’s comes upon your life to prosper…so stop thinking that the church has to bring you hand sanitizers”.
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.
He said: “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.”
“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.”