‘Belief goes beyond logic’ – Otabil responds to critics

The General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Dr. Mensa Otabil, has cautioned believers at the ongoing Greater Works conference against applying logic to matters of faith.

Preaching at ICGC’s Christ Temple on Thursday morning Pastor Otabil told the congregation that belief can make all things possible.

“Beliefs goes beyond logic. Logic will tell you what is probable or things being equal. Logic will tell you that if you have a thousand cedis in your account, then you can spend thousand cedis because that is logical. Beliefs will tell you that if you have five loafs of bread you don’t feed five people.

“Belief will tell you that if you have five loafs of bread you can feed five thousand; that is not logical. Now, many times if we say we believe, we believe according to logic, so even what you are believing for is a just progression of logic,” he explained.

“I want you to stretch your faith and you are going to believe according to what is written and what I want you to believe is He says all things are possible, I don’t know what that is to you but it is a blank cheque” he adds.

His topic on the need to separate faith from logic coincides with recent criticisms against a ‘Special Offering’ notice posted at the conference. “Millionaire Status” for anyone who gave an offering of $5,000 or GHC 21,500.

The notice, which promises different rewards for specified monetary offering, went viral amid heated debate over its appropriateness.

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