The senior pastor of Destiny Empowerment Chapel has issued a statement to suspend all church activities until further notice.
Despite the president of the Republic of Ghana His Excellency Nana Addo Danquah relaxing the restrictions on social gathering, Destiny Empowerment Chapel in Accra still suspends its church gathering.
In the presidents 10th address to the nation on the 31st of May 2020, he stated that, “an abridged format for religious services can commence; 25% attendance, with a maximum number of 100 congregants, can worship at a time in church or mosque, with a mandatory 1 metre rule of social distancing between congregants…”
Most religious organisations and stakeholder have for some time now been mounting pressure on government to ease restriction on social gatherings and the announcement comes as a relief for most pastors.
However, Destiny Empowerment Chapel issued a statement signed by the senior pastor Dr. Bernard Taylor, advising members to stay at home and protect themselves from the deadly corona virus.
The statement, which was sighted by Ghanarocks.com, pointed to the fact that the church could not risk the lives of its members since they need these some lives to worship God after the virus. He made it clear that we only live once and for that matter will not open the church for any reason until the virus has been defeated.
The church further advised the members not to downplay wisdom with spirituality.
“We have so many years ahead of us, church will always there for us to worship in as Christians. What matters is we need life to serve our God. Let’s not downplay wisdom with Spirituality” the statement read.
“We have our future and that of our children to protect. Let’s not die prematurely as a result of ignorance” another part read.
According to the statement all church activities will remain virtual until further notice.
Will any church follow the footsteps of Destiny Empowerment Chapel or it will be a” lone ranger”?
Read the full statement here: