Among the measures announced by the government of Ghana for religious organisations to follow to avoid a possible spread of COVID-19 among their congregants is the placing of offering bowls at the entrance and exit points of the church or mosque, so that congregants can place their offerings and tithes in them without coming into contact with each other.
However, the Second Vice Chairman for the National Association of Charismatic Churches Victor Osei said placing an offering bowl outside the church auditorium is an abomination to God and against the biblical principles.
“This business about the offering bowl being outside is wrong. There is nowhere in scripture that states that the offering bowl should be outside. It is an abomination to God,”
Osei also believes that the limit of one hundred congregants being allowed into any church building at one time should be increased to five hundred in his case.