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Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 22:25

 

Televangelists are not among my favourites.  Their characteristic railing and screaming put me off.  But I found myself watching Pastor Joseph Prince’s Destined to Reign With Joseph on DSTV’s TBN Africa on May 4.  

 

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Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 22:24

Although they may not admit it, there are some Zambians (perhaps several) who are Christian not by personal choice but because their parents raised them in the Christian faith.  

 

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Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 22:22

 

Ezekiel 34:26:  “And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.” - KJV.

Clarke’s interpretation of Ezekiel 34:26: “There shall be showers of blessing - Light, life, joy, peace, and power shall be manifest in all the assemblies of Christ’s people.” 

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Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 22:20

• “My brothers and sisters, we need to understand that in every home the devil is at work to create strife.  When the couple prays, they are inviting God to use His powerful hand to conquer the devil.” – Pastor Bryson Katele, SundayTimes of Zambia, April 27.

Doubting Thomas’ comment:  These are hallucinations typical of paranoid people stuck in the superstitious past.

 

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Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 22:16

 

People’s Party President Mike Mulongoti (Sunday Nation, March 23) claimed that God gave us the Ten Commandments because He knows our emotions and weaknesses.

 

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Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 22:15

 

Jesus may have entered Jerusalem on a donkey but if he were to enter Lusaka or any other city in Zambia today, he would not need a hapless ass.  Jesus would have a wide variety of vehicle brands to choose from, ranging from BMW, Range Rover, Mercedes Benz to Alteeza.

 

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Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 22:12

 

Sunday Mail on March 30 carried a story about two pastors who fiercely fought in public following differences over offering collected from bus passengers at Lusaka’s Intercity Bus Terminus.  

 

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Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 22:11

 

Among the Bible’s key teachings is that Christians should be submissive and follow authority.  Jesus’ statement “give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s” can possibly be interpreted as an instruction to his followers to conform or comply.

 

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Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 21:30

 

“The opinions that are held with passion are always those for which no good ground exists; indeed the passion is the measure of the holder’s lack of rational conviction. Opinions in politics and religion are almost always held passionately.” – Bertrand Russell

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Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 20:58

“The opinions that are held with passion are always those for which no good ground exists; indeed the passion is the measure of the holder’s lack of rational conviction. Opinions in politics and religion are almost always held passionately.” 

– Bertrand Russell

 

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