Tuesday, April 8, 2008

KWANZA ILIKUWA KWA MAMA RWAKATARE, SASA SOUTH AFRICA NAKO KUMEIVA!

Pastor offered me R10 000 to sit in a wheelchair.... stand up and walk!!

Source: The Sowetan (the soul truth),
04 April 2008

Nigerian preacher and healer Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has been accused by a member of his own church of staging miracle healing sessions.

Some of his followers have said that he has been hiring people to pretend to be sick and disabled and then “be healed” during his television shows and public prayer meetings.

A man who did not want to be identified for security reasons said: “I was offered R10 000 to rehearse and pretend to be in a wheelchair three weeks before the all-night prayer called Night of Bliss at the Johannesburg Stadium.”

Last weekend Pastor Oyakhilome hosted an all-night prayer at the stadium. The source told Sowetan that he started attending Christ Embassy church in Randburg last year.

He was recruited by one of the pastors and told he would be paid if he helped to draw crowds. “The pastor told me that they were looking for people to work for the church.

He said that I was going to sit in a wheelchair and be wheeled around while pretending to be physically ill. I would then stand up and walk as soon as Pastor Chris stopped praying for me.”
The source also said that the people who are “healed” every time on stage are actually trained weeks before.

“Even children who are healthy are whisked around in wheelchairs. Some use crutches. “Everyone is allocated a person who tells the congregation about your background, your specific illness and suffering. “The pastor then raises his hands and places them maybe on your legs if you cannot walk, and a few seconds later you get up and walk around the room,”the source said. He said he called the church the day after their offer and turned them down.

“I just told myself that using the word of God to lie to desperate people is immoral, so I refused to take up their offer,” said the source.

A woman who went to the all-night prayer service, said: “When he started healing people, I did not see him call anyone from the audience. The people that he ‘healed’ came from a certain section of the audience and it looked like he came with them especially for the event.

“I saw a lot of people in wheelchairs leaving the venue who had not been healed. It was very sad.
”Lerato Moeketsi told Sowetan she was a loyal follower of the church and was disappointed that she could not make it into the stadium. “I had to turn back because the stadium was full. “There was no way I could go through to receive his blessing,” she said.

Thousands of followers jostled for space at the stadium. The seriously ill, mostly disabled and in wheelchairs, went to the service in the hope of being healed by Pastor Chris’s powerful prayer. Another woman, Tshinanne Nemutudi, said she went to the all-night prayer service because she believed in Pastor Chris.

“I trust him the way I trust Jesus and God. ”She said she had problems with her ankle but Pastor Chris had healed her. “While he was praying, he said we should all touch our body parts that needed to be healed. He said that if we believed then we would be healed.”

Oyakhilome ’s website describes him as a pastor, teacher, healing minister, television host and best-selling author whose career spans 25 years.

He runs the church with his wife, Pastor Anita, who is the director of Christ Embassy’s international office and also preaches at the Christ Embassy churches in the United Kingdom.
Pastor Chris also hosts a religious programme on TV called Atmosphere for Miracles. At the Randburg branch, brother Onyeka Liozo said what the source and the followers said “was rubbish”. “We have a healing school in Randburg. People ask and get healed.

People must stop lying about this holy crusade,” said Liozo. He said that people come from outside South Africa for help.

Pastor Chris is both controversial and mysterious. The press is barred from taking pictures at his healing services.
OK! Now let's come back and scrutinize the story. Why people flock in places where miracles are preached? And why preachers put stress on miracles as if it is the only fundamental manifestation of God's presence in christianity? What is the most important thing in Christianity, to have total salvation through Christ or multitude of people under one roof? Should people run for miracles or miracles follow them? May I hear your echo please!!!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

haya nayo mapya.tusaidieni walokole

Anonymous said...

Siku zote wasioamini hudhani kuwa miujiza inayotokea mikutano ya injili hupangwa, story hii naichukulia hivyo kiujumla wake bila kumtetea mtumishi aliyehusishwa,inawezekana ni kweli kwa baadhi ya watu,, au pia kwamba si kweli ila ni hila tu na uongo wa shetani ambaye huwaweka maajenti makanisani ili kudhoofisha utendaji wa kazi ya Mungu,, any comments!

Sauti ya Nyika

Anonymous said...

To non believers,miracles is something which is almost impossible. To those who believe, miracles is the manifestation of the power of GOD, the Almighty.

There are people who believe miracles are planned by preachers as its seen in this story,, these are nonbelievers, and sometimes are agents of the devils who although stay in churches for years, they deny the power of God.
As for pastor Chris, i have no comment for the accusations made against him.We got to be careful when judging servants of God,, Remember how David acted before king Saul, David ddnt raise a judging opinion against the anointed, though rejected king Saul.

Sauti ya Nyika

Anonymous said...

Unachosema Sauti ya nyika ni cha kweli kabisa.Shetani ni baba wa uongo na kweli haimo ndani yake.

Mtade

Mary Damian said...

Jamani mimi binafsi huwa naogopa kumsema vyovyote vile mtumishi hata kama kakosea! au hata kama nimesikia habari mbaya kwake, kama naamini ni mpakwa mafuta wa Mungu, nayaacha kama yalivyo ninamuomba Mungu mapenzi yake yatimizwe na kama kuna lolote sio la kimungu atoeshwe. Namkumbuka sana Miriam na Haruni, walikuwa wanamsema Musa kwa mambo ya kweli, lakini matokeo yake ukoma ukawapitia. Watu wengi wanafurahi au wanapata maslahi yao binfsi kwa kuwasema na kuwaandika vibaya watumishi wa Mungu ili waonwe vibaya katika jamii ila mi naamini kama hajafanya hayo! Mungu atazidi kumuinua na kufanyika baraka kama amefanya atatoweshwa. Barikiweni

Anonymous said...

Walokole mkiguswa huwa mnakimbilia kwenye kona zenu, ''msiguse masihi wa Mungu, matra hoo baba wa Uongo(shetani) mara hoo unajua siku za mwisho.

Nasema kama mlokole WAMATAIFA WANAJUA SIRI NYINGI ZA WALOKOLE KULIKO TUNAVYOZIJUA SISI KWA SISI.

NAFIKIR HARAKA HARAKA---HOW CAN SOMEONE AKAMSINGIZIA MTU KITU KAMA HICHO.??? sijajisikia kwa Kulola, na wengi wengineo, ila nimesikia na TZ haya mambo yapo!!!

Kama yapo au hayapo, MIMI NADHANI NICHANGAMOTO YA KUENEZA INJILI KWA NGUVU ILI HAO WANAOSEMA NI UONGO MIUJIZA IWATOKEE WAO WENYEWE NA WATOTO WA ''Yesu alisema ikiwa mnasema mimi natoa pepo kwa beelezubli wana wenu watashuhudia''

PENYE UONGO UKWELI UJITENGA.

KANISA LIMEVAMIWA MTAAMINI LINI??

OMBENI

Anonymous said...

Kuna sehemu kwenye Biblia imeandikwa "sisi ni barua"..nimeishau ni ni wapi?

Mary Damian said...

Shaloomuni wapendwa! Watu walimsema vibaya mama Lwakatare kuhusiana na sakata la wale watoto waliodondoka kanisani,wapendwa wengi pia walisema yale wanayohisi au uongo waliopandikizwa. Lakini ukweli umeonekana kwamba wale watoto hawakutumwa bali walikuwa ni wachawi kweli. Wapendwa tujiepushe na NAJISI, tusiwaseme vibaya watumishi wa Mungu kama hatuna uhakika na yale tunasikia.

Anonymous said...

Nakubaliana na kila mmoja wenu,ni kweli kabisa watu wengi wanakosa imani na miujiza,pia ni kweli kabisa kanisa limevamiwa.hayo yote hatuwezi bisha.Cha muhimu jamani ni kujitizama nafsi yako,ukijua kwamba mungu pekee ndiye anayekuona,haya mambo ya kutaka kuonekana mbele za watu,asikudanganye mtu siku ya mwisho watu wataaibika.tujitahidi tuisome biblia sisi wenyewe na kumwomba mungu atupe upeo wakuielewa maana siku hizi kila mtu natafsiri yake ya biblia...hizi dini zipo tu kama social gatherings wala zisije zikakubadilisha imani yako...ukweli ni wewe na mungu wako wala si wewe na mama lwakatare au pastor criss...biblia inatuambia gold standard is jesus christ himself...wengine hawa wote ni watu kama sisi...ila usiache kwenda kanisani,but always kumbuka ni wewe na mungu wako.Tusijidanganye wala kudanganyana...dont be decieved GOD is not mocked,whatsoever a man soweth,that shall he also reap,,

Anonymous said...

Mi naomba moderator wa hii blog awe anachunguza ukweli wa hizi mada zinazotolewa humu. Mimi nimeanza kumsikiliza Pastor Chris kwenye satellite Dish kupitia channel ya Loveworld. Kwanza kwa jinsi anavyofundisha ni ushuhuda tosha kwamba Mungu anamtumia. He is very annointed. Ibilisi hapendi hili na ndio maana anatafuta watu watakao ongea opposite na watumishi wa Mungu. Chunga sana kinywa chako kisitumiwe na ibilisi.

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