Fake pastor Kanyari:On Prophets, Faith and Common Sense
Ok so I normally steer clear of controversial topics. But as a blogger couldn´t stay silent with my two cents on The Prayer Predators.
As a believer I found that documentary really REALLY SAD and disgusting. It’s the kind of thing that would have stopped me from getting saved years ago when I was a staunch atheist despite being brought up by a bible believing mama. I don´t blame folks for being über sceptical about the “Church” after watching “The prophet” & Co! If I didn´t know better and someone invited me to church, based on fresh memories of that documentary – I would tell them to piss off, kick off my heels and run for the hills.
My heart is heavy about how the love of money can cause someone to lose all fear of God and exploit desperate people with absolutely NO trace of remorse whatsoever. His maybe a hardened heart with a VERY seared consciousness. As it is written; in the last days many will come in Jesus name deceiving the masses. Woe unto such prophets and preachers. Because there are many, many more out there.
But let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater. If one apple is rotten do you throw out the whole bag? There are genuine men of God (I bet Jicho Pevu will never document those.) But point is being a Christian doesn´t mean you switch off your brain and subscribe to foolishness and stupidiosis!
Yes I understand desperate people will hold on to any straw of hope. But salvation is about a personal relationship with a living good God; based on a personal conviction. It’s NOT about “panda mbegu” short cuts to riches and the good life void of any problems. Yes it involves faith, miracles AND large, large doses of common sense, logic and questioning. Even questioning God (Yep I have conversations where I question God. Not arrogantly, but genuinely reasoning with Him. HE gave me a brain to use.) Faith does not negate common sense.
A good way to open up oneself for deception is to blindly, unquestionably follow a prophet/preacher who is also human. This is akin to the blind leading the blind. Let us choose our spiritual leaders wisely and not be led by greed and ignorance. There is a simple litmus test when choosing: By Their Fruits You Shall Know Them…
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them. (Matthew 7:15-20)
If a lemon tells you it’s a sweet orange, and tastes bitter – spit it out. But don´t say there are no sweet oranges on earth. The Lord said he will build His church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. My prayer for you is that you be found standing in HIS church devoid of deception on That Day.
“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.… (1 Thessalonians 5:23)
End of #My2Cents.
By Nancy Gathecha
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