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PRESS STATEMENT RELEASED BY CHURCHES OF THE COUNCIL OF CHURCHES IN ZAMBIA (CCZ) ON SELF-ACCLAIMED MIRACLE PERFORMING PROPHETS

PRESS STATEMENT RELEASED BY CHURCHES OF THE COUNCIL OF CHURCHES IN ZAMBIA (CCZ) ON SELF-ACCLAIMED MIRACLE PERFORMING PROPHETS

February 28
19:34 2017

REV DR SUZANNE MATALE – GENERAL SECRETARY CCZ

The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) has observed with sadness the increase in the levels of desperation among many Zambians for miracles performed by self-acclaimed prophets and pastors.

The council has noted with dismay the high cases of criminality perpetuated by these self-acclaimed prophets and pastors who have continued to abuse their followers by demanding huge amounts of money and sexual favors in exchange for miracles.

Christianity is a dignified religion whose followers must leave according to the order of the bible which offers direction, advice and wisdom on matters of spirituality. We therefore appeal to the people of Zambia to desist from chasing after miracles in an effort to break free from bondage associated with social economic pressures which has raised the need for quick answers.

We would like to further caution everyone to heed to biblical teaching according to the gospel in book of Matthew, a timely warning for people to be on guard and watch against false prophets in these end times who have come in our midst as wolves in sheep skin.

The council wishes to call on government through the Ministry of Home Affairs to enforce the regulation of churches in accordance with Society’s Act CAP 119 to ensure that churches operating in the country are effectively controlled protect citizens from being taken advantage of by the unscrupulous individuals masquerading as miracle performers.

27/2/17

REV DR SUZANNE MATALE – GENERAL SECRETARY CCZ

Communication & Documentation Officer

Council of Churches in Zambia | CCZ Ecumenical Centre

Plot No. 377A, Bishops Road | P.O Box 30315,  Lusaka

Tel: +260-211-267739 | Cell: +260-977-853623, +260-966-853623

Email: grace@ccz.org.zm | info@ccz.org.zm

Website: http://www.ccz.org.zm

 

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