The handlers of the Nogokpo shrine have strongly criticized Archbishop Charles Agyinasare, the founder of Perez Chapel International, for his comments regarding the Nogokpo community and their deity.
At a recent sermon, the Bishop referred to Nogokpo as the “demonic” headquarters” of the Volta Region, based on an accident he witnessed in the area.
“During this crusade in Aflao, we slept at Agbozume and you had to go through Nogokpo, and it’s the demonic headquarters in the Volta Region, we only have not said it,” the Bishop said.
“But the second night, I made Bishop Yaw Adu talk about witchcraft, and we disgraced the witches and wizards, when we were driving from Aflao to Agbozume, immediately we got to Nogokpo, Bishop Adu’s tyre came out of his car.” the bishop said.
In respond to this, the Nogokpo shrine took to Facebook on Thursday, May 25, 2023, to caution the clergyman against making derogatory remarks about their religious beliefs.
They pointed out that some pastors associated with Agyinasare actually seek powers from the very place he is tarnishing in order to enhance their churches.
“Dear Archbishop Charles Agyinasare our religion does not accept lies, fake prophecies, defrauding people under false pretense, extorting monies from people in the name of taking them to “heaven” which does not exist, taking taxpayers and innocent citizens money to build worthy homes, burry things or make sacrifices to get more members, we do not lose focus to be preaching other religions rather than focusing on our ethics.
We will rather advice you to focus on making your members understand your religion rather than attacking others.
He who beats the war drum must be ready to dance accordingly. The same demonic headquarters are the places you pastors come to for more members and powers to do your “church businesses.”
If you don’t have a topic to preach about then we will advice you close your church and come for proper education on our religion first.
The last time we check, there’s freedom of religion and worship, For us, we will never say ill things about someone’s religion and see ourselves as holy. Your bible even says DO NOT JUDGE.” the Nogokpo community reply to the bishop.