Christians under Church of Central African Presbyterian (CCAP) Nkhoma Synod were Sunday urged to help reverse Malawi’s cashgate image publicized world over by being first to reject corruption in their work places.
Church Minister for Mvama CCAP Congregation Reverend Bazwell Banda made the call at Kapita CCAP at the end of a four-day 2016 Women’s Guild Conference held under the theme: Overcoming temptations and its benefits.
“Every day, every person, Christian and non-Christian meets Satan’s temptations to sin against the Lord in one way or the other so that we, who believe, are disconnected from our Living God,” said Rev Banda who was main speaker during the conference.
However, with the spiritual power from God, he observed, people can reject dubious means of accumulating cash and other forms of wealth like houses and cars.
“If one gets wealth through cashgate, the conscious lives with him or her forever, but if you get it through honest means, you have peaceful mind. Let’s each one of us ask ourselves, how did I find this property?” he advised.
Reading from Luke 4 verses 1 to 13 and James 1 verses 2 to 4, he said overcoming temptations honours God and attracts many blessings and promotions from God citing Joseph who refused to sleep with Pharaoh’s wife and God, through King Pharaoh, made him second in command.
“Jesus too made his stand clear before the devil. Luke 4 verse 13 says, And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season,” said Banda speaking to over 2000 delegates to the conference.
He added: “If we make our stand clear as Christians, the devil or cashgate promoters will be afraid of us, let’s make them fail and run away from us. We need to follow the best example given by our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Officially closing the conference, the guest of honor vice chancellor of African Bible College (ABC) Dr. Maggie Madimbo said all people need to have trust in God who solves problems man deems as impossible to solve.
“Let’s commit our time and lives to God if he calls us to serve Him,” she said as she also gave her motivational talk to fellow women guilds and other Christians that attended the conference drawn from CCAP congregations of Chikuluti, Mvama and Kapita the host, all under Mpando Presbytery.
Dr. Madimbo told the gathering that she became born again Christian in 1984 when she was in secondary school at Likuni Girls in Lilongwe.
She said she never thought she could one day become the first Malawian woman vice chancellor at ABC but that happened because of her trust in God.
“In the first attempt to MSCE, I never qualified for tertiary education because I got 40 points,” she said amidst humming from the crowd expressing their surprise.
Speaking earlier, chairperson of the conference organizing committee, elder Hasting Bota thanked Christians from Kapita, Mvama and Chikuluti for their financial and material contributions which led to the successful conference.
“It is good that we sometimes spend on bringing people together to teach one another the word of God to grow spiritually rather than always spending on constructions,” he said.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :