In the Churches Blog

Some political prophecies that failed dismally

September 3, 2017
THERE is no denying the attention compelling-power of any prediction in things related to politics in the media. Prophecies that border on national and international political events by today’s young clergymen have become topical. Very rarely, in years gone by, would religious matters command a substantial following, let alone grab ...

A Cashless Economy in Zimbabwe? With Little Cash, There’s Little Choice

August 29, 2017
The time came for worshipers to surrender their tithes on Sunday morning. But instead of dropping bills into a collection plate, the congregants at a large Pentecostal church rose and filed toward the deacons clutching hand-held card-reading machines. With a swipe, they were done. “Yes, it looks like shoppers in ...

Before you get married . . .

August 29, 2017
One of the tragedies of the 21st century Christian is that we are now so sophisticated with our access to Wi-Fi and social media platforms that we let compromise creep in. There is a verse that I always keep at the back of my mind. 1 Corinthians 15:33 says: “Be ...

VP poisoning ‘prophecy’: prophecy or prediction?

August 23, 2017
IN this piece of writing, I make a case for the point that accurate prediction of events is never an indicator of the authenticity of a claimed messenger of God. I make the assertion, through biblical support, that predicting events correctly is not the preserve of God only but that ...

You’re alive in Christ

August 19, 2017
THE finished or accomplished works of Jesus brought us into God. Confessing and accepting Jesus delivers us from the dominion of Satan to the salvation and Lordship of Jesus. Jesus Christ is the vehicle for this redemption as He declares in John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the ...

Christ needs disciples, not converts

August 16, 2017
I must admit that since my salvation, I have moved churches (read denominations) several times. I don’t know if this is really a flattering record. But I want to address the rather thorny issue of numbers in — and movement between — churches. I have been in a church where ...

Prophets as a diversionary tool: Understanding where the rain began to beat us

August 16, 2017
THE Nigerians have a witty maxim that a man who cannot tell where the rain began to beat him cannot know where he dried his body. It is a prudent man, even as legendary writer, Chinua Achebe would go on to highlight, who will seek to understand just where the ...

Manifestation of the spirit man

August 7, 2017
IN his letter to the Colossians, Paul had a lot to say about the need to be spiritual rather than carnal, particularly in Colossians 3:1-17. What is quite striking about this letter is its relevance to the church today, and how the truths that Paul shared with those at Colossae ...

Dear Heavenly Father: When will this religious madness end?

July 24, 2017
AS 2017 has been beset by so much tragedy in Zimbabwe, I seek your wise counsel. I have a dilemma of faith troubling my soul and I find myself wallowing in a wilderness of scepticism and emptiness. I struggle to see your spirit in the works of unscrupulous prophets who ...

Identifying false teachers in modern times: 5 key points

July 13, 2017
IT would appear there is simply no end to the rising tide of false biblical teachers even across the world. Most continue to be fingered in the most ungodly of activities. What with the recent slapping with a 22 year jail term of a popular Zimbabwean prophet who sexually abused ...
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