In his usual Watchman series, Zimbabwean entrepreneur and cleric, Dr Shingi Munyeza said that “As church leaders we can’t carry on business as usual when the vulnerable are abused by some of us!
#ItsTimeUp.” He called on Church leaders to stop benefiting at the expense of their followers and called on believers to start giving to a cause instead of an individual. You can read the full statement below:
THE WATCHMAN Dr. Shingi Munyeza
WHEN IT’S TIME UP part 2
Matthew 24:23-25, “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand.
1. It’s time the church snaps out of divination and sorcery and charlatan practices under the guise of miracles, signs and wonders. This practice and behavior has brought more pain and cultic behavior amongst the Christians and resentment from non-believers.
2. It’s time the church applied our God-given talents to develop ourselves and those around us instead of pursuing instant gains based on the current heretical teachings of sowing a seed which only enriches a few and impoverishes the rest.
3. It’s time the church reconsiders our consumptive behavior of unending conferences whilst our people continue to languish in poverty. That money could have been used to build schools, hospitals and looking after widows and orphans which is good religion. It’s good that we gather but we have been excessive on this consumptive behavior.
4. It’s time christians started giving to a cause instead of an individual. The practice of giving to an individual and expecting from the same individual is un-Christlike. Our source must always be God and not man. Please be alert to the cunning, trickery used by the church leadership to extort your money for their own personal benefit. Only give where there is accountability.
5. It’s time Prophets, Pastors, Evangelists, Apostles, Teachers, man and women of God adopted servanthood leadership and serve God’s people without seeking recognition or reward. We must stop this robbery and abuse of those who look up to us. Let’s also use our own hands to earn a living, times are tough for everyone. STOP THE EXCESSIVE DEMANDS ON OUR PEOPLE SO YOU CAN LIVE LAVISH LIFESTYLES AT THEIR EXPENSE.
24 MARCH 2017
Shingi Albert Munyeza is a Zimbabwean businessman who in 2008 became the Chief Executive Office of African Sun Limited (ASL) a hospitality company in sub-Saharan Africa and Africa in general. Munyeza is also a devout Christian and a senior pastor at Faith Ministries in Harare.... Read More About Shingi Munyeza