Lydia Forson takes on Church of Pentecost over fasting and prayers

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Ghanaian actress Lydia Forson has hit back at the church of Pentecost for their decision for declaring three days of fasting and prayers for the country amidst the hardship.

Apostle Eric Nyamekye who is an apostle and the sixth chairman of the church of Pentecost has told his members to pray for the nation about the economic crisis.

”The fasting and prayers, which are scheduled to end on Sunday November 13, will be observed on the theme: ’So we fast and petitioned our God about this, and He answered our prayer’ (Ezra 8:23)”

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“All assemblies have been asked to go about their existing programmes for the week, nonetheless, these prayer and fasting sessions may be fused with any existing programme scheduled for the week”, he added.

Actress Lydia Forson reacting to the move by the said, prayer is good but there’s also the need for the church to use its platform to advocate for better living conditions for citizens.

Taking to her official twitter account she could not understand why the church is failing to use its position to hold the government accountable beyond fasting and prayers.

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“Imagine the church used its power or influence to get our government to do right by its people. Instead, the church (mostly) uses their position to only advance itself and agenda shame.”

According to the actress, no one should expect genuine care of the people from the church anymore because they have deviated from their core mandate.

She added that “I would have respected the churches position a lot more if they kept the same energy. But I have reiterated many times that a lot of religious bodies are not for the people, many unfortunately just use religion to advance their own agenda.”

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