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20 Die In Church While Rushing To Get Anointed With ‘Blessed Oil’

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DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – At least 20 people have been killed and over a dozen injured in a stampede during a church service at a stadium in northern Tanzania, a government official said on Sunday.

Hundreds of people packed a stadium on Saturday evening in Moshi town near the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and crushed each other as they rushed to get anointed with “blessed oil.”

“Twenty people died and 16 others were injured in the incident,” Moshi district commissioner Kippi Warioba told Reuters by telephone. Five of those killed were children, he said.

“The stampede occurred when the worshippers were rushing to get anointed with blessed oil,” Warioba said.

Pastor Boniface Mwamposa has been drawing huge crowds by promising prosperity and cure for disease to worshippers who walk on what he describes as “blessed oil” during his church services.

Authorities fear the death toll could rise due to the size of the crowd and dark conditions when the stampede occurred.

“The incident took place at night and there were many people, so there is a possibility that more casualties could emerge. We are still assessing the situation,” Warioba said.

Tanzania has seen a rise in the number of “prosperity gospel” pastors in recent years, who promise to lift people out of poverty and perform what they call miracle cures.

Thousands of people in the nation of 55 million flock to Pentecostal churches, whose main source of income is “tithe”, the 10% or so of income that worshippers are asked to contribute.
[Reuters]

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers to our brothers and sisters in Tanzania. It is for this reason why we kicked out the so called prophet seer 1. These liars congregate their evil services without a care for health and safety. All they care about is how much money they can get from gullible poor people. RIP to all who have lost their lives. Kz

  2. 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

    The Cheerful Giver

    6 “ The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully[a] will also reap bountifully. 7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. “

    It is sad that these false teachers are taking God’s people for granted. On top of that they let God’s precious little ones get killed due to their greed and preying on desperate people. Rise up true teachers so we can stop these false prophets of profit.

  3. 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

    The Cheerful Giver

    6 “ The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully[a] will also reap bountifully. 7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. “

    It is sad that these false teachers are taking God’s people for granted. On top of that they let God’s precious little ones get killed due to their greed and preying on desperate people. Rise up true teachers so we can stop these false prophets of profit.

  4. That’s wht happens whn religion gets corrupted by cults. We hv reached this stage in Zambia too. Many people are already aware of this and hv sounded warnings already.

  5. These fake prophet crooks and churches find fertile ground among Africas population because Africans and their leaders belive in witchcraft……

    Same thing , they both promise miracles. When the mind has been left to belive in silly things like witchcraft , fake churches and prophets seem to make sense….

    The first African country that will have a leader that does not belive in that juju crap and who is bold enough to make the populace debunk such rubbish will be the first African country to join the civilised world of development….

  6. Only countries where people, including leaders , belive in witchcraft are undeveloped and are mostly failed states depending on aid…

    There is no developed country with rampant beliefs in witchcraft, the world over.

  7. What is wrong with these Africans kanshi? Always being deceived by false prophets. The blessings of God can neither be bought nor sold. Just like the rain that falls on every man’s house, his blessings are free and can be found by stretching forth our hands to God only and not to man. Why follow some one who breathes the same air as you do? A man is just a man. Wake up Africans! Ubupuba. Icimpwena!

  8. Well we have our own “Head False Prophetess” right there in Government called (G0d)fridah!
    (G0D)FRIDAH NEVER CONDEMNS BAD DEEDS LIKE, P.F SANCTIONED VIOLENCE, CORRUPTION, CHILD SACRIFICE – VESPERS, + SATANISM & CHARMS COLLECTED BY P.F OFFICIALS FROM BLIND -(SEER 1), EVEN P02NO CONSUMPTION BY CERTAIN MINISTERS, but when it’s done by the opposition, the High Priestess of Badness (God)fridah quickly gets on her high horse, & goes into OVERDRIVE!!

  9. We are all born equal in the eyes of god. Now how some take it upon themselves to be the pathway to god and how others foolishly believe , is really beyond me. Wether you go to church or you do not, in gods eyes you are all equal. Most importantly do not trouble the spirits of your fellow man/woman

  10. Africans,kaya …!

    In Zambia we had the same incidence of that nature in 2017 at heroes stadium.unfortunately fewer casualties were recorded then.

    Can such religious acts happen in western world….?

  11. Years ago time magazine posed a question in the aftermath of a certain Rev Jim Jones massacre of his mostly black poor congregants:”is poverty a friend of God? ” And we still haven’t learnt a thing, and it keep getting worse . Only God knows

  12. Years ago time magazine posed a question in the aftermath of a certain Rev Jim Jones massacre of his mostly black poor congregants:”is poverty a friend of God? ” And we still haven’t learnt a thing, and it keep getting worse . Only God knows

  13. “Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.”
    – Garrison Keillor

  14. “Prophet” is all the rage. Like paradise it is that idea that someone will put certainty to an otherwise unknown but fearfully bleak future. They assure of oppression overcome and wealth realized. The trick now is to add animism and Biblical Old Testament tenets for effect in Christians. It’s an elaborate con.

  15. Africans must stay away from all those self-proclaimed prophets like the Church con men TB Joshua, Seer 1, Imakando, Bushiri etc..

  16. Most African people are very gullible. They’ll believe anything they see in print.

    Bible’s author is not “all-knowing”

  17. “The church knows that an educated man is an unbeliever. That is why there is a continual struggle on the part of the clergy to adulterate education with superstition. To maintain their untenable position they must keep the people shackled to a form of mental slavery. Both fear and superstition are forms of a contagious disease.

    The ignorance of man produced natural fears of the elements of nature. What he could not understand he attributed to malevolent spirits whose primary purpose was to punish and harm him. Under this spell it seems almost incredible that he ever advanced from his state of primitive ignorance.

    His fears produced such fantastic monsters of the air that it was first necessary to relieve his tormented mind of these terrifying myths of ghosts and gods before he was…

  18. ……..able to acquire even the simplest rudiments of knowledge.

    Man’s ignorance and fears made him an easy prey of priests. His gullibility was such that he believed everything he was told. He soon became a slave to these liars and hypocrites.”
    – Atheist Manifesto

  19. “When also I am told that a woman, called the Virgin Mary, said, or gave out, that she was with child without any cohabitation with a man, and that her betrothed husband, Joseph, said that an angel told him so, I have a right to believe them or not: such a circumstance required a much stronger evidence than their bare word for it: but we have not even this; for neither Joseph nor Mary wrote any such matter themselves. It is only reported by others that they said so. It is hearsay upon hearsay, and I do not chose to rest my belief upon such evidence.”
    – Thomas Paine,

  20. Stu.pid Africans. When are you going to stop following others blindly. What can that oil give you? Just work hard, stop womanising or prostitution, use your education, stop corruption and other dark corner vices.

  21. Comment:There was a clear lack of organization and security measures. It could have easily been avoided if it was organized the right way. So sorry for all those affected

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