General News of Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Source: Adomonline

Otabil under attack: Prophet warns of divine punishment

The founder and head pastor of the Church of Rabi, Prophet Kwabena Tawiah, has cautioned Ghanaians especially politicians on their use of abusive words on men of God in the country.

According to Prophet Tawiah God will never spare those who speak ill of anointed men of God, no matter how long it takes.

Prophet Tawiah gave the warning while reacting to the ongoing controversy surrounding comments allegedly made by the General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Pastor Dr Mensah Otabil regarding the opposition NPP’s pledge to provide free education up to SHS level.

Pastor Mensah Otabil is battling to clear his name of allegations that he had ridiculed Nana Akufo-Addo’s flagship free SHS proposal and at the same time condemned his call for an ‘all die be die’ attitude from NPP supporters.

While the renowned preacher has not denied it is his voice on the three tapes released so far by Education Watch, an NGO with alleged links to the NDC, he insists his voice and sermons have been “sampled, spliced and manipulated to appear to take a political position on a very heated political issue.

“…But for the mischief and persistence, I would have remained quiet over this matter. Let me state clearly that the sound bites that have been played with my voice have been taken totally out of context.

“This is defamatory. It is unethical. It is criminal. It is malicious. It is Machiavellian and it is evil,” the livid head pastor stated.”

“It is a violation of my person and my integrity,” Pastor Otabil charged.

He has since been at the receiving end of bashing from top NDC functionaries, including Dr Tony Aidoo, who accuses him of a lack of integrity.

Speaking in an interview with Adom News Prophet Kwabena Tawiah expressed little surprise at the troubles being visited on Pastor Otabil, saying it had been revealed in the spiritual world that this would happen this year, as a decoy by the devil to create a wedge between politicians and the clergy.

However, since some sections of the populace, especially some leaders of the nation, had ‘allowed themselves to be used by the devil’ Prophet Tawiah warned Ghanaians to brace themselves up for divine punishment, in fulfillment of God’s warning ‘not to touch his anointed one nor do him harm.’

Prophet Tewiah urged his fellow ministers of God to awake up from their slumber and pray since the devil is using the Otabil affair to destabilize the Ghana as she prepares for the December 7 general elections.