Head Pastor of the International Central Gospel Church, Mensa Otabil says the seeming excitement of some Ghanaians over the stability of the local currency-The Cedi- against other major trading currencies, especially the Dollar, is a sign of weak faith.
According to him, Ghanaians appear concerned about the performance of the Cedi because their faith is centered on what they see in the physical as against what the bible teaches.
The Cedi, which saw close to a 40% depreciation against the dollar over the last few months, has started appreciating against some of the major trading currencies, including the dollar.
Checks on inter-bank rates in Accra established that on the average, one dollar was bought at Ghc3.1, and sold for Ghc3.45; One pound was bought at Ghc5.2, and sold for Ghc5.6 while an Euro was also bought at Ghc4.1, and sold for Ghc4.4.
“Weak faith is controlled by the senses. You get up in the morning you feel good; you say this is the day the Lord has made, I believe I will prosper. You get up in the morning; you feel bad, you say I bind all the witches in my family and I cast them out.
“The Cedi value goes high; we are dying, the Cedi value now improves; hallelujah it’s a breakthrough. Weak faith is faith that is not built on the word of God but the senses” the motivational speaker told his congregation in a live service broadcast on Sunday September 28.
Dr. Otabil recently came under a lot of criticisms from government communicators for suggesting that the Cedi may fall as much as Ghc10 to a Dollar.
According to him, Christians must learn to make their life projections in faith instead of things happening around them.