Reggae and dancehall artiste Stonebwoy has advised Ghanaians to work on their own faith rather than rely on pastors for divine help.
The musician is making this call in response to the emergence of false prophets in the country.
In an interview with Franky 5 on ‘This Is Gospel’ on Hitz FM, Stonebwoy stated that some pastors are using religion as a tool to subdue and manipulate people.
“We don’t have to lose it all because we are going through something…Imagine when you put all your trust and you believe so much that this can happen for you and it doesn’t. Then you also pay the price [for consultation] and do whatever you do…you are disappointed,” he said.
According to him, some Christians have become vulnerable to the schemes of fake prophets because they are seeking quick fixes.
He added that this has become the norm due to the immense love Ghanaians have for God and the Christian faith.
Recounting his own experience, Stonebwoy mentioned that his sisters consulted some pastors about his destiny after when was involved in a car accident.
The artiste said he believed strongly in his ability to make it in life and tried not to pay heed to some pronouncements by some pastors.
“My sisters will do the prayers…when they came back to me; they will find it difficult to tell me what the man [pastor] said, because they knew immediately you tell this to Etse, Etse will be like ‘you people paa,’” he disclosed.
Stonebwoy said he did not fall for the ploy by these pastors because he believed in himself and his personal prayers.
He also admonished Ghanaians to stop their desperate search for miracles which sometimes leaves them at the mercy of some fake prophets.