He was warned against the decision and threatened with grave consequences when he rejected the gods and ceased worshiping idols years ago, but the current bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana’s newly established Ho Diocese held steadfast.
When Rt. Rev. Matthew Zikpi was a student teacher at Asiana in the Ashanti Region in 1973, it is said that his uncle indoctrinated him into voodoo.
He acquired the knowledge of tapping palms for wine and manufacturing local gin before becoming the Deputy Chief Priest of the Alifia Shrine in 1978, according to myjoyonline.com.
“No one has ever defeated him in an alcohol-drinking competition, as he was able to consume large volumes of alcohol without getting drunk.
“After several attempts by his elder brother, he denounced his deity, gave his life to Christ in 1984, relocated and joined his elder brother at Assin Atwereboanda where they fellowshipped with the Methodist Church,” the news website reports.
The present bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana’s newly founded Ho Diocese refused the gods and stopped worshiping idols years ago despite being cautioned against the choice and threatened with dire repercussions.
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