‘PROPHET ONE’ GOES BANANAS ‘I’m even going to insult more’
By: Issah Alhassan, Kumasi
The Founder and Leader of the Ebenezer Miracle Worship Centre, Rev. Opambour Ebenezer Adarkwa Yiadom, and entire staff of his radio station, Mercury 91.5FM, have been knocking their heads against walls, cursing The Chronicle and staff of the paper over the publication made by the paper last week Friday.
Following the story which was published in the Friday edition of the paper, in which the “Man of God” was reported to have thrown a barrage of insults on a colleague pastor, “Prophet One,” as he wishes to be referred to, and his staff have been muddying the waters the more.
The unrepentant “Man of God,” who is fast gaining notoriety as a ‘chief of insults,” chose to abandon the word of God, and take on the title of ‘King of Insults’ with all the venom he could spit on the paper, the reporter, and all those who work on The Chronicle. He also launched verbal attacks on all people who hold contrary views to his.
With his lieutenants in full backing, the so-called “Prophet One” boasted: “I am even going to insult more. What I did was just a tip of the iceberg, let’s wait and see.”
The controversial pastor and his staff did not understand why the paper chose to capture in full the side of Prophet One, and gave little account of what Evangelist Akwasi Awuah, his opponent, might have said.
The crew of Mercury 91.5FM morning show, apparently taking a cue from the action of their boss, did not even take the trouble to read the story to really find out what account had been given of their opponent, Evangelist Awuah, but decided to mount a defence for their pay master.
‘Prophet One’, on Thursday, went berserk on his radio station, launching a verbal attack on a colleague pastor, Akwasi Awuah, who also features on a local radio station, Boss 93.7FM.
In the heat of the Man of God’s anger, he hurled various insults on his pastor colleague, questioning his right to insult him (Prophet One).
“Who are you? Small boy, yet you insult at will. You insult one pastor to the other. Are you mad? If he is mad, then let him restrict his madness to his household,” Prophet One charged.
The man of God, in his full element, further charged on the producers of the radio show on which his opponent launched the attacks on him.
“…and to the producer who is encouraging the insults on my personality, I will pray to destroy your job.”
“As for him, leave him alone, akpeteshie (local gin) has already destroyed him,” one of Prophet One’s young pastors interjected.
“I will put your destiny in the toilet,” he charged on.
What seems to have caused much discomfort to the man of God seem are the allegations that he is an occultist.
“Can anyone point to any spiritualist who I have consulted?” he queried.
He also flaunted his wealth and the number of people he had helped financially.
The founder and leader of the Ebenezer Miracle Worship Centre and others like him, including Bishop Obinim, leader of the International Way Gospel Church, now facing trial for allegedly destroying equipment belonging to an Accra radio station, have become a source of concern for Ghanaian Christendom, with many questioning their real spiritual motives.
The Christian Council of Ghana and other Christian organisations have, on several platforms, expressed their displeasure at the behaviour of some pastors running one-man churches, complaining that their actions were derailing the good works of other credible Christians in the country.
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