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‘Christians for Lungu’ group defends its open support for PF

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Launch of Christians For Lungu at Intercontinental Hotel

A newly formed group calling itself Christians for Lungu has come out in defence after many questioned the group’s open support for President Edgar Lungu’s re-election bid.

The group headed by Dr Liya Mutale, a medical practitioner was this week launched in Lusaka at Lusaka’s Hotel Intercontinental.

It plans to use the Church platform to campaign that President Lungu be retained as President of Zambia because of his open declarations about Christianity.

But some quarters have criticised the grouping and urged its founders to stop dragging the name of God in politics.
However, Group Founder Dr Liya Mutale said there is nothing ungodly about the groups existence.

She said, “This assignment is from God, the devil and his agents are going to fight but we must remain resolute and focus on the mission.”

Dr Mutale added, “Edgar Lungu deserves our support, he has reaffirmed the declaration of Zambia as a Christian Nation, declared a National day of Prayer and fasting as if that is not sufficient, he leads the way in building a Terbanacle for the worship of our God.”

“We have no choice but to support him, God’s hand is clearly evident in all he does. Am on God’s side am with Edgar Lungu.”

Group founder and Chairperson for Christian for Lungu Dr Liya Mutale

69 COMMENTS

  1. ,anyoko
    Change the name to CHRISTIANS FOR ZAMBIA dont show biasness to politics of the bottom power, anso uyu she is definately giving the holy Item to the likes of CK,EL,KH,DG WM ,FT etc
    • Suntwe wa Suntwe
      I would rather join a grouping calling itself "Christians for Christ". Has our Lord lost our loyalty to earthling man? Nevers Mumba long deserted Jesus, Fr. Frank Bwalya rejected Jesus and even the priestly title "Fr". Now a "Christian" GROUP has declared allegiance to a mere man, who has a short life and political span and won't even reach 12th August 2016 politically???
    • Chils
      This is total madness. How can christians be for a a demagogue, corrupt drunk who inflicts violence against those who oppose him?
    • wanzelu
      Is this the Dr Liya I heard is Lungu 's secret lover? She is in state each time Lungu sends his wife on the campaign trail.
    • Blago
      “This assignment is from God, the devil and his agents are going to fight but we must remain resolute and focus on the mission.” Never occurred to me that a medical practitioner can have such an impaired thinking. All she wants is a promotion. Sad what poverty can do.
    • Pa Zed Bwafya
      FTJ tried this maneuvers when he was fighting for his third team but it failed. A lot of Pastors and questionable Bishops were lined up to project FTJ has the God given so that he could be given a third term but they failed. Let politics be separated from religion please.
    • Peter
      “But some quarters have criticised the grouping and urged its founders to stop dragging the name of God in politics.” APART FROM THE JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES ORGANIZATION (JWO) ALL THE CHURCHES IN ZAMBIA HAVE BEEN DRUGGING JEHOVAH GOD’D NAME INTO POLITICS. SO, THIS IS NOT NEW. THE ONLY NEW THING ABOUT THIS GROUP IS THAT THEY HAVE DECIDED TO BE OPEN AND FRANK ABOUT WHOM THEY ARE SUPPORTING AND FOR WHAT REASONS. IN ANY CASE, THERE’S NO OPPOSITION POLITICAL GROUPING FIT TO LEAD THIS COUNTRY. MOST OF THE CHAPS IN OPPOSITION ARE SIMPLY THUGS.
    • B R Mumba, Sr
      Amen ... I am with Edgar too! Free country, everyone is free to declare who they are with. I am with Edgar! I am with Edgar! I am with Edgar! I am with Edgar! I am with Edgar! I am with Edgar! I am with Edgar!
    • Hold Politicians Accountable
      If you're going to vote for somebody because you think they have a great faith in God, you'd better be sure that God has faith in them. Lewis Black
  2. Munjile
    It is unfortunate that some people can think so low to even think of creating such an organisation. Shame on them.
    • Hold Politicians Accountable
      Every Christian needs to personally do something about the violence that has been going on for the past few years whether by ruling or opposition parties.Faith without works is dead. Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  3. SEMEKI
    I THINK THESE ARE FINISHED CHRISTIANS WHO ARE LOOKING FOR THE BORROWED MONEY FROM LUNGU. PLEASE REMOVE YOUR TAG BECAUSE NO CHURCH WILL EVER GIVE YOU THE PLATFORM TO SPEAK POLITICS. PEOPLE SHOULD NO THAT ALL DENOMINATIONS COVER ALL PEOPLE, TRIBES, POLITICAL AFFILIATES, AND ONE MUST NOT PREACH SUPPORT FOR ONE CANDIDATE OR ELSE THAT CHURCH REMAINS A POLITICAL PARTY. SHAME ON YOU GUYS AND PLEASE REMOVE THE WORD OF CHRISTIANITY OR ELSE IF WE MAY GO DEEP DOWN YOUR ROOTS WE MAY FIND THAT YOU ARE POSSES WITH EVIL SPIRITS THE SO CALLED SATANISM
    • SEMEKI
      These are roots of Satanism. What will the say when Lungu looses. They are the Satanist strongholds.
  4. Voice of reason
    It is not surprising because the bible says many in the last days would be lovers of money other than God. The devil often times disguises himself as an angel of light.
  5. Zam@51
    They will call you names but know that you are doing the right thing. They tried to force the President to call of prayers last year because they are always threatened by prayer. 666 came in just to make sure that people were scared. May Jehovah God , the God that Edgar Chagwa Lungu Loves, deliver them They surely need deliverance
    • SEMEKI
      Out of the so called National Prayers, can't you see what your Bishop Lungu doing? Can one call him a true repentant Christian who is intimidating other opponents? Lungu is not a saint but a devil in a sheep skin. If we are not careful, he is about to bring the Biko Haram in Zambia
  6. Cuito Cuanavale
    I bet this group is made up of questionable pastors, of equally questionable pentecostal churches, hailing from Luapula, Northern, Muchinga and Eastern Provinces. They will definitely receive brown envelopes from State House. These clowns are better off as circus performers than preachers.
    • Nzelu
      Eastern province being thrown in without fail. Stop your petty regional politicking. There are pastors from western and north western provinces supporting the president as well. I never he you UPND cadres remotely supporting GOD's name in all your opposition. Who do you really worship? YHWH or the devil? We vote with wise minds that GOD created not what any pastors PF or UPND tell us.
  7. Jinx Popo
    Ba Liya sure...!! You are embarrassing not only Medical Doctors but genuine Christians also by reducing yourself to a cadre after your previous high profile standing in society!! Ninsala?
  8. TUMELO
    All what they want is to put food on their tables they think Chagwa will give them postions after election but they cant read the lines of 11/08. Edger is not going anywhere we are removing him coz he has messed up alot in our counyry.
    • MMD Cadre
      So what happens after the loss of ECL after 11/08, this shameless group will conveniently worm itself in the new ruling regime. This excuse of a doctor is a shame to the medical profession if indeed she is a doctor.
  9. ZamItaliano (Critical-Realist)
    Christians for Christ even in the absence of a declaration of a Nation as as "christian nation". Christians for Christ in their already existing Churches or denominations as they try to reconcile between themselves on the many differences that has torn apart Christianity as 1 body of Christ... Christians for Christ as they involve every concerned party in championing for equity, social-political and economical development amongest the entire humanity as people of God, more especially to the less privileged in society, who's fate is greatly conditioned by few individuals who perpetrate social injustice, economical/ ecological sabotage on pretext of development whilst many other competent organisations and individuals just sit and watch or take sides with the very perpetrators of...
  10. The Chosen One
    Coincidentally or prophetically my daily Bible study took me today to the Old Testament lesson in 2 Chronicles 13-16. What a powerful prayer that was by King Asa of Judah & because of that prayer & placing all reliance on the LORD Judah defeated an army twice it's size & God Almighty remained with & rewarded Judah.The New Testament lesson took me to the Gospel in John 14. Another great promise from Christ our LORD about God sending the Holy Spirit to teach us ALL things. It is such a big lie for anyone to claim Christianity & politics don't mix. Only a President who is a strong Christian can claim these Scriptures. God Bless Zambia!
    • Nzelu
      The do not want GOD in politics, so as they can put in their vile beliefs and traditions. King David and Solomon were all for GOD. They built there kingdoms on GOD's principles. Only when the used their human nature did they fell.
  11. ine wine
    the declaration of Zambia as a christian nation has been there for a long time. is it ECL that started it? yes he came and added a day of national prayers and fasting and the taberanacle. i wish we could do what the Bible calls us to do - pray for leaders (traditional, political - i.e. opposition and ruling, church)
  12. itizi turu
    On face value there's nothing wrong with what this group is doing. Pentecostals in US have traditionally supported the Republicans. We all know about the tea party within the GOP. The problem I have with this group is what motivates them. The same people were with FTJ, they went to Levy, they supported Rupiah & now they are with Kadansa. What are there values. Oh, of course its the dollar.
  13. Chansa
    These are all fake Christians. Many so called Christians do not even worship God the Creator. Stop using Gods name in vain. Are you saying PF is governing according to Gods will? Oppressing the poor, making the nation hungry through mismanagement of the economy. We are now paying K500 instead of K200 to buy food. So who is playing devil here? This is strategy in futility as churches have believers in all parties
  14. Dorika
    These so-called Christians are destroying the country - Zambia is a war -zone-like country now. Education is failing, cost of living is high, poverty and hunger are on the rise. Why are people, even educated people for that matter - why are they supporting and defending this PF government?
  15. the truth is that
    Ati christians for Edgar,cursed ar you who hav made your fellow man a god behold your great fall with your man god.This z total blasphemy of the name of God.may the God of heaven deal with you nd your leader.
  16. Valentine
    These are desperate, attention seeking political pests. Ba pole pole bringing the name of Christ to disrepute. Using the name of Jesus in vain for personal recognition.
  17. K.c
    Comment: some people hate president Lungu because they felt that they were better placed to be presidents, but to thier surprise, God picked on a chakolwa from chawama, a man who had no money, no leadership skills etc . Today is my president, your president and our president. Mmmm! This is what differentiates God from Man. He uses the foolish things of this world to comfound the wise. God qualifies the unqualified. I love HH, GBM, Bamayo ba Nawakwi, Ba Sampa etc please let us respect our republican president so that one day when become one we shall also respect you. God bless the opposition in Zambia. I love you. True Zambian Citizen.
  18. K.c
    Comment: Dr Mutale am with you on this one. Am convinced beyond doubt that president Lungu means well for this Country. To the contrary, those who potray to have solutions to the problems we are faced with currently they dont mean well for this country. I live in zambia and whatever challenges we faced with am president lungu is not a causer but together we shall over come.
    • James
      I agree with Dr. Mutale and as a Christian I am 100% in support of our God Ordained President Lungu who has always sought his Maker for wisdom and guidance, especially in these trying times. He has ever remained resolute and focused in seeking God's face; He is the first president to call for a national day of prayer & fasting and he is now building the LORD a House for prayer; what more do we need to be convinced that this man means well and we as Zambia are a blessed nation - as other nations (America, entire Europe, South Africa, etc) are turning away from God, we are drawing even much closer with our president leading the way. There has never been a time in the history of the Jews that God turned His back on them when they cried to Him in their time of trouble. I believe God has a...
    • haajanika
      You have a closed mind. Even if the problem is global, that's why there is diversification. Our president doesn't have a clue on what to do when there are problems of different types.
  19. P Kazhila
    Which true Christian can support what PF has done to Zambia: inflation now stands at 22.9%; unemployment is higher than ever; corruption is at its highest; poverty is much higher except for people in power, their relatives and friends. This group is just RENT A CROWD!
  20. K Bwalya
    Taking politics into church? What kind of nonsense is that? Which church worth its name can permit that?
  21. living legend
    God can not take sides with a government that is fooling the people of Zambia. God will ensure that they fool themselves
  22. kubweka
    STOP RIGHT THERE........ You people cannot use the name christianity for political gain. You want to gain votes by pretending to be christian because you know that a large number of people are church goers and you want to use churches for your political platforms. The God we serve is a true God and soon all your misdeeds will be exposed. It was president Chiluba that declared this country Christian. President Lungu called for a day of prayers and yet his cadres are out there chopping people with pangas and blaming the opposition and denying the opposition a peaceful platform and you think you will gain votes from us christians? Try something else because in August you the PF are history never to return again in our once peaceful Christian country.
  23. LOL (Lots of Loadshedding)
    Fortunately, God takes no sides (in such) since the earth and the fullness there of are all his - all are the work of his hand and he is never partial. Everything under the sun is for a reason!
  24. Blago
    “This assignment is from God, the devil and his agents are going to fight but we must remain resolute and focus on the mission.” Never occurred to me that a medical practitioner can have such an impaired thinking. All she wants is a promotion. Sad what poverty can do.
  25. K.c
    Comment: Dr Mutale and others are better than some us who claim to be christian and yet full of hatred and bitterness. Them have come out in open and declare thier support for ECL. Instead of demeaning them, you can also come out in the open support whoever you want and shall respect your position. Remember no has the monopoloy of wisdom. On 12 August we shall see those who heard God and those who heard themselves. Remember God cannot be bribed. Meanwhile ECL is our republican president not by human design but God allowed him to be president.
  26. Dx
    Demagogues-dont use Christ name in vain-To hell with your hypocrite Lungu who only understands Jameson and concubines like Mumbi Phiri
  27. Dox
    KC go and study the Bible and judge for yourself what traits a true Christian possesses instead of just spewing trash. These chaps are just after corrupt money
  28. La Liga
    Kachemas,you re too envious and jealousy hyenas.If these folks had pledged their support behind your god hh,you could ve labelled them Holiest mortals that ever existed.You shameless hyenas!!But one thing you re sure of is that ECL has won the hearts of many christians and that means more votes for ECL.Whatever you can say,mark my words;ECL or whatever name you ve devised to call him,is definitely winning first round in August 2016!!!
  29. Nzelu
    GOD is supposed to be the focus of development and the nation. Problem we have is that we have nonsensical leaders in the ruling party and the opposition.
  30. Patriot Abroad
    This group is Christian and not a political , they are entitled to be biased because they stand for God and his advancement in the state. PF is the best party to ensure and focus on Jehovah God Almighty's Will over the land.
  31. Mr.Soko
    If a white man never came to Africa! You wouldnt about this same person/God called Jesus. Worship your own African beliefs and not these borrowed beliefs. Lungu for Zambia, or for.... Would make sense... Who is HH for then ????
  32. nshilimubemba
    People have a right to endorse whom they want. But you should ask why others have chosen the one they endosed.I would rather endose a God fearing person that those God haters. The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.
  33. nshilimubemba
    If you don't know, Africa is more close Jesus, than that white person .Egypt is in Africa where he came to hide from herod. Abraham came to Africa when there was hunger in Asia. Jacob and his clan were were in Egypt when Joseph was governor of Egypt. So Christianity is more connected to Africa than Europe. Think of the Ethiopian eunuch. The Queen of sheba. Think of Simon who helped carry the cross of Jesus.
  34. Chinad
    That is right let people vote on real issues, this PF they are great at coming up with slogans, sayings, lies they don't want us to focus on real issues like hunger, Load shedding, high cost of living. Let's be honest with ourselves. There is no real success Lungu had before his many political appointments. To expect him to take us over the Jordan is daydreaming and he confessed to us he had no vision. We need to be honest with ourselves than this phony stuff because our problems require someone with expertise than this unhealthy worship of a fellow human being. Why don't you Christians just pray for lungu to be a better Christian stop drinking and mistreating his opponents. I think we need to stop this nonsense of using God for our selfish benefits. I don't think God even wants to be...
  35. Life experience (warming, warning)
    The Lord Jesus said my kingdom is not of this world. You can not use Christianity for politics these are likely from the false church of Mr. Lungu, which was formed for electioneering.
  36. KK Airport Cabinet
    At Christians for Lungu, my foot! i think your Holy Bible will tell you that Christ does not support different political camps because he is for everyone, that what Christians tell me. These Christians are just after brown envelopes. When HH or someone else gets into power they will change like chameleons.
  37. sido
    This is sad for Zambia, the Church and Politics. This group should sit down with their pastors for spiritual help. Lungu is a man and Christianity is more than Lungu. The founder of Christianity is Christ. The fact that we have a prayer day or anything like that does not make us Christlike. Look at the results, would Jesus teargas those that disagree with him, or abuse peoples money on flights and hospital bills in RSA whilst majority of Zambians have no access to justice, food, medical treatment, education, freedom of speech, etc? Please Christians, Zambia is greater than one person- Christianity is about love and accepting those we do not agree with..... I am really disappointed with this group. I am sure even my president (Lungu) if he is who he claims to be, should be ashamed of...
  38. EAS
    A church shall always remain unbiased. The church cannot support and openly support one Political Party. Christians are members of Political Parties of their choice. This group is not serious. One thing they should know and understand is that they cannot bribe God. Even if they use the name Christianity they cant move God to their side. The role of the Church is to preach peace and oneness. I am a Christian and I cant support people like these. Allow people to vote freely.
  39. ZAMBIA AT CROSSROADS
    ATTENTION SEEKER, YAMUNYOKOLA NJALA....YOU HAVE FAILED TO SPREAD THE WORD OF GOD, NOW YOU WANT TO SPREAD "THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LUNGU??"
  40. sam imusho
    Comment:Thou shall not take the name of God in vain. The prblm with christians of today is that they love money and fame mo than anything else.
  41. The Chosen One
    The group is called Christians for Lungu not Church for Lungu. Christians are individuals with God given free will to chose & love who they identify with. Christ my LORD commanded "Love each other as I have loved you (John 15:12 NIV). There is no need to spread this hurt & bitterness that some bloggers are trying to peddle on this blog even calling Christianity mumble jumble! God forbid.
  42. Evergreen
    These christians are there for money. That is why many pentecost churches currently are almost empty. These pastors will be told to go back to the pulpits.

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