Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP), Nkhoma Synod, has issued a pastoral letter in which among other issues, warns its members not to accept gay and abortion laws but speak out against them wherever they find themselves.
The letter read to its congregants on Sunday, January 24, was short but to the point.
Among the issues, the clergy advises its members to continue praying against the legalization of same sex marriages and abortion, warning that God’s wrath comes because of such ills in society.
“Tipitilize kupemphelera motsutsana ndi mzimu woipa kuti amuna kapena akazi azikwatirana okhaokha pakuti zimenezi zimabweretsa mkwiyo wa Mulungu,” the letter reads.
The leaders ask its members who are in positions of authority such as chiefs, politicians and many others to be the church’s ambassadors and openly speak out against these issues at any platform they find themselves.
The letter, co-signed by its moderator, Dr Chatha Msangaambe and the General Secretary, Dr Archwells Katani Mwale, opens with best wishes for the New Year, 2016, to its members, says that last year was a tough year to the church as well as to the whole nation of Malawi because of bad economy.
The church is asking its members to pray against the spirit of misuse of public funds in the church as well as in the national coffers.
It continues saying that this year has already started on a sad note with erratic rains and people experiencing hard times due to poor economic performance and hunger.
The Synod urges its members to rely on God for help as the Bible says.
The church leaders are asking their members to love and forgive each another and share the little they have in these hard times, and also appealing to them to pray for good rain.