Prophet spraying doom on his congregants

With the torrid economic hardship witnessed across Africa, the resilient people device alternative means of keeping themselves happy and earning a living (however decent and otherwise). The decent means, often include: Seeking respite in religion, with hopes of a sudden miraculous turnaround in both personal and metropolitan adversities.

“If manna fell from heaven in biblical times, a lot more can fall in the 21st century” some poor Africans mutter to themselves, as they troop in large numbers to their various Christian worship centres, equipped with a keen sense of expectation, to hear the latest series of prosperity sermons (which don’t come in cheap packages by the way).

With the evolution of the ‘gospel’ into some sort of spiritual ponzi scheme, the condition for wealth or ability to survive in a toxic economy, depends primarily on the investment of capital (special seeds/prophet offerings), in order to reap accelerated dividends (the materialized prophecies for financial favor). Well, that’s a story for another day… Let’s narrow down our journey to the topic!

The beginning and tail end of every year, marks the peak period for revelation-bound ‘Ministers of The Gospel’ to unleash terrifying prophecies, which showcases their ‘supernatural ability’ of seeing into the future.These horrifying prophecies, of course as “inspired by God” as they claim, tend to create severe tension and panic amongst their followers, who are left bewildered at how much ‘God possibly disregards our existence!’

In 2017 alone, the following calamities have been prophesied by some notable ‘superhuman’ prophets:

• Intense scarcity
• More plane crashes
• Increased terror attacks
• Death of a sitting president/governor
• Fire explosions
• Transition from recession to depression
• School building collapse
• Earthquakes and floods, etc.

Not also forgetting the embarrassing outcome of a failed prophecy, which predicted the failure of President Trump at the recently concluded American polls.Over the years, gospel preachers/doom & fortune tellers (despite their enviable ‘familiarity’ with God), have proven themselves incompetent in suggesting workable solutions to the continent’s political/economic woes, yet milk the poor of the little they can afford, in disguise of supernatural wealth creation.

In these blurry political and economic times, I ‘humbly’ advice our preachers to kindly adjust their hefty lamentations of doom, to a more consoling prophecy of hope and good tidings for a change, since amassing wealth and reeling off a variation of prophecies, seem to be all the church stands to offer.

By Nimi Princewill

Twitter: @princewill_nimi

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9 COMMENTS

  1. I really wonder where the Governments are in Africa? This abuse, blasphemy and poisoning MUST not be tolerated. In the case of Zambia where there is even a religious Desk or Ministry, people like these should have been summoned and barred from doing what they are doing.

    I write as an ordained minister of the gospel who has been a Pastor, served on Church District Executives, taught in Theological College and tutored students for Master’s degree qualifications from universities in South Africa and the United Kingdom.

    There is no fear of God in allowing criminalised individuals to abuse our people in the name of religion, God, the Bible or a religious office they claim to occupy. God, the Bible, religion or religious offices are not abusive.

    These chaps are truly wolves in…

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    • These articles have lowered LT standards drastically.
      How much is Nimi paying these crap?

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  2. CHRISTIANS SHOULD NOT BE IMMUNE TO CRITICISM. THATS WHAT MAKES FOR A HEALTHY FAITH. YOU SHALL BE KNOWN BY YOUR FRUIT. ALL THIS NONSENSE GOING ON IN CHRISTENDOM WAS FORESAID BUT PEOPLE ARE IN WILFUL BLINDNESS. THE BIBLE CONTAINS THE TRUTH AND IS BALANCED. ALL PEOPLE NEED IS TO EXCERSISE AN INFORMED FAITH. FAITH HAS NEVER REPLACED LOGIC. EVEN IN THE BIBEL GOD SAYS COME LET US REASON. AND IT IS SAID LOVE YOUR GOD NOT ONLY WITH THE HEART BUT THE MIND! GOD MUST NOT BE INTERPRETED IN ANY HUMAN MACHINATIONS SO MUCH THAT THESE FALSE PROPHETS SHOULD BE VENERATED AS INFALLIBLE AND THEIR WORD UNCHALLENGED. YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO EXAMINE EVERYTHING IN THE BIBLE AND SUCH NAIVITY AND GULLIBLE BEHAVIOUR BY MANY PEOPLE SPEAKS DULL, UNIMFORMED FAITH AS A RESULT OF ABANDONING THE SCRIPTURES. BUT THE END…

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  3. Ban all these fakes preachers just stealing from the poor and uneducated. Religion has always been used by gov’ts to suppress the people.

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  4. Read Mathew 28 “And there shall arise false prophets in the last days” Its takes the discerning to distinguish before good and evil.

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  5. Listen to the truth of your heart, and don’t trust anyone who offers spiritual gifts in exchange for money – they are probably charlatans. Small donations to maintain churches are one thing, but if there is any serious money involved in spirituality, you are probably doing it wrong.

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