Religion & Society Blog

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 ...

Modern­day prophets becoming Africa’s major pull-­back factor

June 26, 2017
AFRICA can never dream of attaining meaningful change in the wake of a highly popular message of breakthroughs and miracles being spearheaded by prophets in the continent at the expense of the timeless values of hard work and sustainable development. Christianity has, ironically, played a very significant role in the ...

Makandiwa feud with millionaire couple an expose of wealth gospel

June 18, 2017
THE exponent of the prosperity gospel in Zimbabwe and leader of United Family International Church (Ufic), Emmanuel Makandiwa, is reportedly embroiled in a messy feud with a millionaire couple Mr. and Mrs. Upenyu Mashangwa owing to over US$1 million in tithes, offerings and other contributions to the church. It is ...

Prosperity Gospel And Pentecostalism Destroying Africa

June 6, 2017
Africa is currently experiencing another form of slavery through Pentecostalism. We are now mentally lazy and our ability to reason, scientifically, has been incapacitated. The African pastor won’t talk about Usain Bolt or Serena Williams. The African Pastor won’t talk about Steve Jobs or the young people in Silicon Valley ...

Zimbabwe’s astronomic crime rate hardly a fulfillment of prophecy

June 5, 2017
ZIMBABWE is slowly but surely edging towards becoming a ‘South Africa’ in terms of crime. There is an evident wave of robbery and murder crimes sweeping across the country. The courts have been filled with multiple cases of robbery. Further, there is a reported surge in gun­related crimes in the ...
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