Don’t expect relief materials from the church, you gave your offerings to God and not your Pastor – Pastor Amoateng

A report from Ghana as confirmed that the founder of Brian Jones Outreach Ministries, Pastor Brian Amoateng has lashed out at people expecting relief materials from the church in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic crippling activities in most countries around the world.

In his statement, folowing a call for mega churches to provide at least free hand sanitizers for its poor members, Pastor Amoateng explained that it is not the responsibility of the church to provide relief materials.

Pastor Amoateng said that even though Christians give offerings and tithes, the offerings were given to God and not their Pastor. He further explained that offerings are given for blessings which are not physical.

In a video released by Pastor Amoateng he said:

“If we don’t have money to pay rents, where are we going to get money to buy hand sanitizers?
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.”

“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.
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.”

A statement was also released by his assistant pastor, he said:

“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.”

This video has received several reactions as numerous Facebook users described it as insensitive.

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