Christ Fellowship Centre For All (CFCFA) general overseer Apostle Mc Hellings Kayala has said it is “unfortunate” that the country’s pastors are “defiling” the name of God by “stealing” from people in his name.
Kayala said most of them were becoming sheer “daylight robbers” stealing from innocent people.
He said in reaction to Nyasa Times story about a Mzuzu-based Pastor Zebron whose church reportedly sold sick Mathias Songolo “anointing” water and oil at K27 000 with claims that they had healing powers.
But Songolo had told Nyasa Times in an interview that it was a total “lie.” He had said that he had only gotten “worse” after taking the water and oil.
Kayala, whose ministry converges at Nyachenda Motel in Mzuzu City, called on pastors working in the “Lord’s vineyard” to desist from “selling” anointed water and water to people.
He said anointing is not just “water and oil.”
Said Kayala: “In the Old Testament Moses used a stick and Elisha used salt. So it is not just water and oil. Anointing comes from Jesus Christ so if one is selling something that is anointed is selling Jesus Christ himself. So, the question is, is Jesus Christ for sell?”
Kayala also warned Christians that the ability to prophesy “does not mean one is a true prophet.” False prophets can prophesy through lies, he said.
He wondered why men of God of today were so interested in “amassing wealth” instead of concentrating on making sure that people of the world “attain salvation.”
Kayala said people should not “suspect” men of God when they have “money or posh cars” saying they are their “blessings from God.”
He said: “Things have changed. Is using smartphones or posh cars to preach the word of God bad?”
Apparently, he was referring to controversial Malawian preacher Pastor Hastings Salanje who has recently been awash in the media posing by his expensive cars and mansions.
“It is because of the globalization and sophistication of the world we live in today that men of God cannot run away from technology,” said Kayala.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :