Former Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church, Ghana, Most Rev. Prof Emmanuel Asante has chided Ghanaian prophets who have made the prediction of doom for the country and high profile personalities as their stock in trade for confusing the masses and creating unnecessary panic in the system.
The Chairman of the National Peace Council says such prophecies only goes to cause fear and alarm in “gullible people” who tend to believe whatever they hear.
“Everybody would die one way or the other and nobody, including the prophets themselves can tell when and how anybody would depart this earth; so if you make blanket general statement that a popular footballer is going to die, you haven’t said anything”, he said on Kumasi-based Angel FM in an interview monitored by MyNewsGh.com on Monday.
The renowned theologian would rather have the prophets speak about things that inspire hope and bring about development.
“The predictions of the outcome of elections do not bring us anything us a country than only selling ourselves to confused politics and antagonistic politics; I would plead with my brothers to rather to choose to pray to counter negative prophecies than going to town to broadcast them”, he said.
He partly blamed the media for giving the so called prophets the platform to trumpet their “prophecies”, while most often than not, making storms in tea cups.
“Sometimes you broadcasters are also a cause of the problem; you will pick up a simple issue and blow it out of proportion; but you know there are some people who are frivolous and gullible and would believe just about anything, that would in turn cause them fear and panic”, he noted.
Already, there is a confusion over which political party would win the 2020 general elections in Ghana, as prophets have given conflicting “prophecies” from the same God.
Whereas some have predicted a victory for the current President, Nana Akufo Addo, others have said, “God says the NDC’s John Mahama will win”.