He believes men should have a direct contact with God than always relying on their pastors. According to Dr Otabil, it is not possible for anyone to grow their faith by believing in men of God rather by putting their trust in God and calling on Him in times of trouble.
You cannot grow your faith by believing in a man of God - Christians told
There are more than sixty quotations about faith in the Bible.
Delivering a sermon, Dr Otabil asserted that pastors play a role of assisting believers in affirming their faith in God
“Now pastors have become superheroes for the congregation. And people go to church not on their own faith but believing in a man of God. You cannot grow your faith by just believing in a man of God. Your faith must stand on its own. It’s not what Mensah Otabil can do for you; it’s what God can do for you when you trust Him. Because when you are in trouble at midnight, you’re not going to call on me. You have to be able to stand and pray about that situation. You must stand on your own faith. The job of a man of God is to equip you to stand on your own faith. It’s not to make you climb on their faith and go along,” he said.
Some pastors have said that the biblical definition of faith is found in Hebrews 11:1 which says, "Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen."
And as said in Hebrews 11:6, "Without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him."
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