The founder of Worldwide Miracle Outreach, Reverend Dr Lawrence Tetteh says that the police cannot stop the church from giving prophecies on the 31st of December.
The man of God while speaking to Ghana News Agency stated that the police should not center on the bad nuts in the system to victimize innocent men of God, adding that the work of the church should be taken for granted.
“In every community, we have the good, the bad, and the ugly. The Police should not use the attitude of a few bad ones against the hard-earned reputation of the majority of the Clergymen. The work of the Church should not be taken for granted,” he said.
Speaking about the ban on prophets making prophecies on 31st Night, Dr. Lawrence Tetteh disagreed with the directives from the police saying, “we have to be very careful not to throw the baby with the water away’.
“I am the first to agree that some of my colleagues have been irresponsible with their statements during December 31, by pronouncing death and horrifying things, but that should not undermine the fact that prophecies are real, and it is not in the place for the Police to determine what prophecy should be given at the end of the year.
“I believe that should be considered an insult to the Church, and I personally take a strong objection to the Police assuming that authority,” he said.
“Whether we like it or not, in the Bible, prophecies are real and are of God, and the fact that somebody has given a scary prophecy does not mean that the Police should give such a ‘blanket’ statement that gags the Church.
“It is very dangerous and undermines freedom of expression, freedom of views, and freedom of worship, and I think it is wrong for the Police to make such a pronouncement,” he stated.
Dr. Lawrnce has urged the police to engage such pastors rather than making it general.
“We should also consider the Bible because there were prophecies that Nathan had to give to David. There are prophecies that are for the nation and those that are for individuals.”