Bishop Salifu Amoako, General Overseer of Alive Chapel International, couldn’t believe it when some congregants started passing around one-dollar bills as offerings.
A video of the self-proclaimed “man of God” lecturing at an American church, where he had reportedly been invited as a guest preacher, has been making the rounds online.
The churchgoers were uninterested in worshipping and knowing God, so he began angrily telling the pastor who called him over not to do it again.
To witness God’s work in their life, he says, people need to make greater sacrifices, not little offerings that amount to nothing.
He elaborated on the topic of sacrifices, saying that those who contribute to God while receiving nothing in return should not have their hopes raised.
In the video, he was heard saying: You decided to give 1, 1 dollar which has no value. Let me teach you small. Your problem is your mindset. Your attitude is what determines your altitude in life. How can you give God a dollar? You, a human being, made up of flesh and blood.
The thing I asked you to do, you didn’t get it. You should have placed a value on it. Some of you were using your left hand and throwing it.
Bishop Amoako later turned to the pastor who invited him: Please next time come and do your church. When I give you my word, I give it. I don’t go to places where people don’t honour God.
He later turned to the crowd again with his surprised outlook: Some of you are blessed, and you are driving a car, and you give like this? Even Muslims and idol worshippers don’t do that. Ei! I am surprised. Wonders shall never end, he climaxed.
The Bishop, meanwhile, ended his sermon over the “insulting” collection.