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Zambia Marks 32nd Anniversary of Christian Nation Declaration

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Zambia commemorated the 32nd anniversary of its declaration as a Christian nation yesterday, with President Hakainde Hichilema emphasizing the pivotal role Christianity has played in shaping the nation’s values and fostering peace.

President Hichilema, joined by various churches and government officials, spoke at the commemoration held in Lusaka. He underscored the importance of Christian principles, highlighting the need for hard work, honesty, and integrity in daily lives. The president emphasized unity among Christians, rejecting divisions that could hinder harmonious coexistence.

“Zambia is and shall remain a Christian nation that will operate on Christian principles,” President Hichilema stated during the commemoration, reiterating the commitment to uphold Christian values in the country.

Reflecting on the impact of Christianity, President Hichilema attributed Zambia’s status as a peaceful country to the influence of Christian values. He called for a collective rejection of insults, particularly on social media platforms, emphasizing the importance of love and respect among citizens.

President Hichilema took the opportunity to clarify his government’s stance on homosexuality, stating that it goes against Christian values and African culture. He affirmed the government’s commitment to upholding Christian principles in national policies.

In his homily, Bishop Billy Mfula of Jesus Anointed Ministries reflected on the covenant made with God 32 years ago by Second President Frederick Chiluba. Bishop Mfula expressed confidence that Zambia, through this covenant, would overcome various challenges, including economic issues.

The commemoration served as a moment for Zambians to reflect on their treatment of one another and to renew the commitment to Christian values that have been integral to the nation’s identity.

As Zambia marks another year as a Christian nation, the call for unity, love, and adherence to Christian principles remains at the forefront of the national narrative.

22 COMMENTS

  1. Oh, I see so what has the country been before the declaration? Christianity had been well-established before late Chiluba’s declaration. It’s an insult to pioneer missionaries who put up with so much adversity to ensure that the faith got established.

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  2. Ati I am an Elder in the SDA church so I wonder why some people say I am not a Christian….. Remember, Not all who call me Lord will be saved… going to church doesn’t make anyone a Christian.
    Lungu tried this gimmick it failed at the polls.

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    • An elder in the SDA wouldnt go to Jerusalem and start performing Jewish acts which are at cross purposes with Christianity. He wouldnt be paying homage to people who deny that Jesus is the messiah. Israeli jews have no qualms about being anti-Christ so Mr Church Elder research about Christianity and especially about your prophet Ellen G White.

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  3. I am a proud Christian. It makes me sad that our Christian tag is at risk under these upnd freemas0ns who promote homosexuality.

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  4. BLIND FAITH IS DANGEROUS
    CHURCHES SHOULD NOT BE CALLED SUCH AS THEY LEAD PEOPLE UP THE GARDEN PATH
    THEY SHOULD MAY BE CALLED HOUSE OF MORAL CONDUCT
    AND TEACH PEOPLE TO LIVE A GOOD MORAL AND ETHICAL LIFE
    INSTEAD OF RELYING OF SO CALLED MANNER COMING FROM HEAVEN WHICH NEVER ARRIVES ANYWAY

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  5. Out of desperation FTJ received the Catholic holy eucharist without qualifying. That’s what desperate politicians do…. except of course KK.

  6. Apart from self born again……….

    FJT declared the Christian nation to counter the Muslims who were fast taking over……..

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    • No he just saw how the loyal born agains could be cheated into supporting his MMD. And the Christian nation card worked

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  7. Zambia should be a secular nation and i’m glad HH wisely saw the need to rid Zambia of the useless ministry of religious guidance.

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