EVANGELICAL Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ) executive director Pukuta Mwanza says the construction of the national house of prayer is an essential part of the country’s Christian growth.
Reverend Mwanza said it is important for all people to support the construction of the tabernacle as it will give people from different denominations an opportunity to proclaim Christainity in a manner that brings people together in prayer.
Rev Mwanza said this during the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) Sunday Interview.
“At the moment, there is no central place where people can go for worship; other places are designed specifically for certain churches’ way of doing things. But in an interdenominational setting, there is a common way of worship,” he said.
He said the country’s population has grown significantly, thus creating demand for a place dedicated to prayer. Rev Mwanza said President Lungu’s decision to build a national house of prayer is commendable and deserves support.
And Rev Mwanza said politicians that missed the October 18th national day of prayer and fasting missed a great opportunity to reconcile and make peace in the presence of many people.
“The prayer and fasting day was a great opportunity for political leaders to confess, and reconcile with one another; it was not so for some [selected people]. The Bible says God can restore whatever is lost,” he said.
He urged political leaders that should there be another opportunity to seek God’s face, they must participate, saying it is one way of showing that one is worth their salt.
And Rev Mwanza warned the people to be wary of the increasing number of false pastors and fake doctrinal teachings in the country.
“The problem we are having is that we do not have a regulatory mechanism that allows us to withdraw credentials from people who are not teaching the right things,” he said.