Pastor Mensa Otabil has reportedly listed some scriptures in the Bible he believes are useless – One of them is the Bible’s admonition to turn the right cheek to be slapped after the left one – Mensa Otabil gave other examples Popular Ghanaian pastor, Mensa Otabil, has claimed that some scriptures in the Bible are useless and senseless.
He was reportedly preaching to his church members in a programme aired on TV3 on Sunday, May 26, 2019. This was gathered by YEN.com.gh in a report sighted on Ghanacelebrities.com.
Otabil reportedly stressed “…there are some scriptures in the Holy Book of God which are senseless and stupid”. He was said to have mentioned some of the scriptures which falls into his description of useless and senseless.
One of these is the scripture found at Matthew chapter 5 verse 39 which reads in the KJV: “But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.” Otabil questioned the sense in allowing oneself to be struck twice.
“Why should the bible say that, if someone slaps you on the left you should turn the right to the person as well? It doesn’t make sense, which of you can do that?” he asked his congregants.
He also questioned the sense in the popular scriptures about giving, wondering how one could save if they have to give what they have. “Why should I give while I’m supposed to save? It is senseless,” Otabil reportedly said.
Comparing those two scriptures to real life situations, Otabil said: “If someone comes to your house and steals your fridge will you tell the thief to come for your television in addition?” “It is senseless,” he added, when no response came from his church members.
He was said to have concluded: “However, the nonsense of God is wiser than the sense of men”.
Meanwhile, Otabil has been in the news for controversial reasons recently. He was accused of a GHC450 million scandal which led to the collapse of his Capital Bank which has rendered some unemployed.
He was also in the news for warning some prophets to stop scaring people with their fake prophecies.