The Controversial Obinim’s comment earlier on has raised a lot of eyebrows among Christians, one of which is Bishop Owusu Bempah of the Glorious Word and Power Ministry. He has cautioned Bishop Daniel Obinim to be careful with the kind of utterances he makes. Bishop Owusu said his statement suggested mockery to the Christian faith. This he said while speaking on Okay FM.
Bishop Obinim made a controversial statement while he was interviewed on OBTV, his own TV station, that he had supernatural powers to turn into any animal. He said he could turn into a snake, enter any room, bite his target and get away, as that is part of the gifts His Master Jesus has endowed him with. He had also said that he had once transformed into a snake with Jesus as a Lion by his side, to visit someone.
However frowning at what he had said, Bishop Owusu said it was very improper for Obinim to liken himself to a snake, especially as snakes are used to portray evil in the Christian bible.
The thing is that if he had given those attributes to God, I wouldn’t have had problems with him. Even God said in the bible that he is the lion of Judah, but for a man of God, who is a servant, to say he can transform into an animal like a snake a bite people, it is very bad” Bishop Owusu said.
He continued that Obinim who he referred to as his brother should preach salvation which should be the soul aim of his ministry, rather than his transformation to different animals.
The Controversial Obinim’s ”snake” comment drew lot of negative attention to him. The British High Commissioner John Benjamin had taken to twitter to challenge the pastor to turn into a snake on national TV so as to prove himself.
But then not everyone criticised Obinim. Gospel musician Cwesi Orteng had taken to Instagram to support Bishop Obinim and his claims. He had said there was nothing wrong with what he (Obinim) had said and equally encouraged his followers to continue to support him.