Dr Nevers Mumba campaign for UPND during the Chama rally
Dr Nevers Mumba

It is hypocritical for the church to complain about the constitutional making processes when its members have refused to participate in politics,” says Dr Nevers Mumba.

Dr Mumba charged that it is hypocritical of the church to teach the young people that they are the heads and not the tails when they are going to cower in the face of confrontation and hide.

He has bemoaned the clear lack of participation by men and women who are saved to take up leadership at the very highest levels.

“Christians continue to be the tails rather than the heads for fear of insults, competition, and a very hostile playing field in African Politics which seems to favour the more violent, corrupt and vulgar elements in society,” Dr Mumba said.

He added, “Christians today spend so much energy shouting at some of us who have answered the call to offer representation in the political vineyard to “Go back to the pulpit” and leave politics to politicians.”

He was reacting to a statement issued by Gospel Envoys Church Pastor Choolwe Mudenda who warned delegates at the National Dialogue Forum not to temper with the Christian Nation clause.

My Reflections on Pastor Cholwe’s Statement.

I came across this very timely contribution from my Son in the Lord and servant of God Pastor Cholwe on the need to preserve Zambia’s status as a Christian Nation.

I have often reminded people that the declaration of Zambia as a Christian Nation has been a long time coming. Long heralded by David Livinstone before he died as a nation that would fear and serve God, our country has had milestone after milestone imprinted in our national history as witness to what we believe.

Politically, President Kaunda was the first to recognise it. President Chiluba was the first to Officially declare it. President Mwanawasa and President Banda confirmed it and upheld that we would continue our Christian nation status. President Sata promised to rule by the Ten commandments while our current President Lungu has preserved a day for national prayer to be observed every year. Indeed we are a body of Christian’s called Zambia and we are not ashamed to shout it out.

However, while we continue to publicly state our commitment to Christian ideals, I wish to bemoan the clear lack of participation by men and women who are saved to take up leadership at the very highest levels.

Christians continue to be the tails rather than the heads for fear of insults, competition, and a very hostile playing field in African Politics which seems to favour the more violent, corrupt and vulgar elements in society.

Christians today spend so much energy shouting at some of us who have answered the call to offer representation in the political vineyard to “Go back to the pulpit” and leave politics to politicians.

They forget that we need men and women of God in the institutions and ACTS of governance to ensure that our nation respects Justice, fairness, honesty, development for all and general goodwill amongst all the citizens.

They also forget that rather than leave the pulpit, we have carried it, along with the cross of Jesus into the markets, parliament, Cabinet, prison, rallies, radio stations, courts, bus stops, hospitals, funeral houses and wherever else the political journey takes us to by the grace of God to lift the name of God even higher.

It is hypocritical for the church to complain about the constitutional making processes when we have restrained, discouraged, dismantled and blatantly refused to support key representation in the very process that would safeguard the Christian Status of our nation and set us up as an example of what a truly Christian nation can become.

It is hypocritical of the church to teach our young people that we are the heads and not the tails when we are going to cower in the face of confrontation and hide, like the Israel of old, scared before Goliath and the philistinian army.

The battle for the soul of Zambia will never yield the intended results based on Political parties and their ideologies. Neither will success be delivered through vanquishing one tribe by another or others. It does not even lie entirely in educational theories.

The battle for the soul of this country lies in the ability by those of us aspiring for leadership to ensure that we uphold the twin pillars of Morality & Integrity in discharging our duties, in humility. It lies not on the right people supporting just about anybody, but in the right people taking up the challange and getting involved on the process.

We are the body of Christ and This is OUR country!! and we will ensure that as long as we stand, Zamba will become a nation under God.

God bless and Zambia Shall Be Saved!

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  1. Christianity in Zambia is haute couture; it is a statement of raiment rather than a skin that defines a person’s values. We put it on Sundays and shed it after shaking the preacher’s hand when leaving the building. Until we are able to incorporate it as an integral part we will continue being bipolar believers.

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    • Christians all over the world are hypocrites….”religion is the opium to the people” Karl Max

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    • If Jesus came next week, 89% of Zambians will go straight to hell. And nearly 100% PF MPs and Ministers will be pushed straight into fire of sulfur.
      Zambia is now a living hell. Zambia will never be saved!!

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    • I have started liking him because I think he is realizing where he actually belongs. He I speaking sense though from a bitter mind I believe. He has a good cause but him CAN NOT be a good Christian president. Easily compromised. My verdict honestly

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    • He is the one who has set the precedence for hypocrisy. He is the culprit and chief hypocrite.

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    • Speak for yourself. !!!!

      The snake and hypocrite is you, Nevers Mumba. !!!

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    • It’s meaningless to have a Christian nation with no morals and a minister of religious who can’t comment on the wrongs in the country.

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  2. The man has a lot of wisdom, no wonder the devil has been attacking him. Keep it man of God!

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  3. Not just in Zambia. Everywhere the people running our churches are in the majority money seekers. For every blessing you ask for including funerals you have to give a brown envelope to the man of God.

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  4. Nevers you don’t go to a fight where you are clearly outnumbered and stand no chance of survival unless you are an ***** bent on committing suicide

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    • Cant understand your comment. Majority of Zambians have some association with some church–Christians if you like. So who outnumbers who? Non believers or believers? You might not like Nevers but he has a point. Its amazing how devout Christians overwhelmingly vote for outright non believers and expect their interest to be served. who is suppose to be a better leader? One with christian values or one with non? This is the hypocrisy he is talking about. In fact Christians will not vote for a fellow christian because of jealousy and envy.

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  5. During the 2016 presidential and general election campaign peak about 19 clergymen(a consisting of Bishops,pastors and prophets from various Pentecostal denominations)an exception of the Catholic,Jehovah Witness,SDA,UCZ,Evangelical,Anglican and Salvation Army. The secretly assembled team used to converge at State House every morning for election prayers. The clergymen came with a selective or discriminatory prayers using such parameters as money,high ranking government officials and business men to be among their clients.
    The main objectives was to make sure ECL wins the elections at all cost . To them they(the almost 20 clergymen) didn’t of corruptions,mismanagement of public funds,inconsistent policy making,political violence,nepotism,bribery,ethnicity division and intimidation.
    This…

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  6. This team of clergymen have all gone under; because they have reaped what they sow ;they shared the package millions of dollars for their personal gain not their congregational gain.

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  7. THE BIGGEST HYPOCRITE IN ZAMBIA IS YOU NEVERS MUMBA!
    Fli.rted with P.F, as soon as Ba Jona announced his running mate would be Female, you considered Gender reassignment, & when you realised this was impossible, you jumped ship & went to U.P.N.D who you had earlier decampaigned to achieve your greed.
    Politically you don’t know your @r2e from your elbow, & only the belly motivates you Nevers.
    Then there’s also the embezzlement @ the Mission in Canada, where you’ve been convicted for abuse of office, to satiate your Corrupt belly, you shameful “MAN OF GOLD”

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  8. It doesn’t sound right for self proclaimed righteous men to presume that none of those currently in politics were never God’s children. We had KK and the likes of Chiluba, to mention just a few, whom by any measure one would safely point to as exemplifying God’s character perhaps more than many that today are falsely commandeering the pulpit.

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  9. It’s hypocrisy of the highest order for a man of God to unleash Bowman Lusambo on an elderly retired Major Richard Kachingwe in the manner that you did

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  10. “Dr.” Mumba, hope by now you know that Christianity or any other religion is not real. It is a business and you should not even bank your future in it. Find other things to trust like Liverpool FC. Are you sure your God has just all of a sudden blessed Africa with a million prophets who cannot even foretell that they will be arrested in SA of that Africa is economically doomed because of its leaders? How come God just chose Africa to be the poorest but the most endowed continent with resources? How come Africans/Blacks are the most discriminated against? Why is he silent? Why are religion and politics the two most divisive and dangerous human endeavors? Stop wasting time with God’s blessings. Just work hard. Make an effort. You will get it. Pray, your nshima won’t come.

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  11. God’s sovereignty cannot be explained by man’s intelligence because the intelligence of man is foolishness in God’s wisdom.let us embrace wisdom and God’s ways will be unveiled to us God is neither in the church nor politics.Then if he’s not in these two critical places which one is his dwelling place.

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  12. Magistrate Douglas Frederic raped Susan?Well i hope he enjoyed it.Because he will hang for that.

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  13. Judging by regional standards, the Christian Nation clause is controversial. The same applies to any Constitution inspired by Western democratic standards. Or is it ‘holier than thou’ in disguise? The commonly held view is to glorify the pursuit if happiness and freedom and liberty. Religion is considered under freedom of worship and freedom of conscience. If majority be Christian, then that implies that Christian values would remain dominant by default. There is nothing wrong with the approach to religious freedom adopted by KK during the UNIP era. If it is amended in the future, I would not be astonished. Intellectual need to guide the public on theoretical issues to avoid illusions.

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