Founder and General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Dr. Mensa Otabil has refuted the popular idea of reopening or easing the restrictions on churches.

According to the pastor, the church must ensure the safety of society and preach health in this COVID-19 era and not to seek for its reopening.

In a virtual church service to his congregation, Mensa Otabil said until COVID-19 is over, opening churches now is a bad decision.

“This is not the time for churches to consider gathering together in assemblies because the crisis before us is not going down,” he urged.

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With the country’s case count rising above 4,000, Dr. Otabil stated that although the Covid-19 cases keep rising, the situation calls for Christians to endure.

“Just when we thought in Ghana we were having control over the situation, we are beginning to realize the virus has a mind of its own. It doesn’t seem to correspond to some of the efforts we are making,” he said.

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Dr. Otabil urged for patience during the current phase while waiting for the time when churches can safely re-open for fellowship.

“It may not seem suitable to us but that is the price we pay to make the world a better place,” he said.

He further advised fellow worshipers to wait until it is safe to gather in one accord.