Fearing that one scabbed sheep will infect the whole flock, local pastors have warned Malawians of fake preachers and prophets as foretold in the holy bible.
The advice follows controversies involving men who are deemed to be “fake” and are said to be misleading God’s children.
Speaking in an interview with Malawi24, some pastors have warned citizens in the country to be careful with wolves in sheep’s clothes deceiving people by demanding money from them.
One of the pastors, Anthony Baluti of Agape Church in Blantyre, said the development should send a strong signal to citizens to be alert on people who they are dealing with in spiritual matters.
“I am not here to judge any person, but I believe that out there are people misusing the name of our Lord Jesus Christ for business, my plea to people is that they should be very careful, whenever dealing with other men of God,” said Baluti.
Baluti further urged people to avoid judging fellow human beings arguing that they do not have that authority.
Another pastor, Robson Chilewa of Step to Jesus Ministries concurred with Baluti saying they are shocked with the increase in the number of “thieves” who steal using the name of Jesus Christ.
“I am even worried that people will lose trust in pastors but I believe something from God can’t be let down, those who are doing that will fall down,” added Chilewa.
Recently, a local musician David Kalilani released a song in which he described South African based Prophet Shepherd Bushiri as “fake”.
The song has since attracted a serious debate in which some people condemned the musician for his opinion arguing that he should not judge people while others commended him for his spirit of calling a spade by its name.