AMHVoices:Prophets of doom should not be tolerated

As we begin the New Year, a lot of prophesies are being proffered by prophets from both local and regional, bringing into question some of these predictions as people are grappling with the proliferation of these false prophets.

By Chido Chikuni,Our Reader

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It is a shame that a locally-based prophet, Blessing Chiza, of the Eagle Life Assembly, is predicting bloodshed for Zimbabwe this year.

With the rate at which these churches are mushrooming in the country, so has the rate at which these visionary lies are growing.

Most of these church leaders who claim to be “prophets” are there only to cause havoc and destabilisation of peace in the country.

Surely, Zimbabweans should not open their ears to attention-seekers like Chiza.

Truthfully, Chiza is just seeking prominence. It is known that most local Pentecostal churches across the country are turning their churches into business ventures.

The same might be happening with this man. Chiza’s shenanigans are a well-orchestrated ploy to amass followers whose turnout will translate into contributors of his money-making ventures.

However, most people have long ceased to believe in these prophets of doom. Many stories from false prophets have been nonsensically short of being absurd, and their predictions never come to pass.

One is reminded of two Malawi prophets namely, Austin Libunya and Kenneth Eagle, who were telling their congregates during church services in Lilongwe last year that President Robert Mugabe’s clock would not tick beyond 2015, whereas it’s a fact that only God has the power to determine one’s length of life.

People should believe such “prophets” at their own peril as the object of such false prophecies is anyone’s guess, monetary.

Hebrews 1 verse 1-2, reads, “Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days, he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world”.

From the Bible quotation, Zimbabweans should not be fooled by these prophets of doom. The Bible is clear in saying it was long back when God could speak to the people through prophets. As of now, God speaks to his people through his own Son, Jesus by means of the Holy Bible.

Chiza’s prophesy on the notion of politically-inspired bloodshed should not be tolerated. It is also disheartening that he claims that there was increased murder spirit in the country, without proffering any solutions.

In fact, the views of Chiza’s prediction certainly claim that he is a prophet of doom who is not only offensive, but narrow-minded as well.

At this point in time, Zimbabwe needs people who are pregnant with practical solutions of revitalising the economy and not wishful thinkers.

Tracing the history of Chiza’s prophesy, it is unfortunate that nothing that he has predicted has ever materialised.

Also, Nigerian prophet, Temitope Balogun Joshua, popularly known as TB Joshua, has predicted turmoil for an unnamed Southern African President between February and April this year.

Surely, if the prophet failed to foresee that his Synagogue church building was going to collapse, and killing a number of people, how then can we truly believe his prophesy?

It has been reported that Zimbabweans had been panicking over that prophesy. Honestly, Zimbabweans should not be frightened by such trivial predictions.

After all, Zimbabwe is not the only country in the Southern African region.

Meanwhile, a Kariba church leader known as Patrick Mugadza has irrationally passed an offensive message which demeans the Office of the President,.

Quoted in a local daily press Mugadza is lobbying that President Mugabe should step down.

It is unfortunate that Mugadza’s wishful thinking is just another pie in the sky.

He could have offered solutions to the problems bedevilling the country, not just waffling in the media. Any person who disrespects the Head of State and Government should certainly face arrest.

Further to that, Mugadza nonsensically said that the reason why Zimbabweans continued to go to work despite receiving their salaries late was because of a spirit of witchcraft circulating in the country.

Honestly, who is not aware that the government is currently financially constrained? Mugadza must stop purveying falsehoods and face reality. The government is making efforts to revive the economy whilst people like Mugadza are delusional and dreaming about witchcrafts.

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11 Responses to AMHVoices:Prophets of doom should not be tolerated

  1. true January 11, 2016 at 12:55 pm #

    Ko to the author, were is your true prophec
    y if u r saying all those prophecies r lies

  2. Truth January 11, 2016 at 2:56 pm #

    For there to be a fake there must be a genuine

    • Tinashe January 11, 2016 at 10:53 pm #

      No, there is no such thing as a genuine prophet… Just like there is no such thing as a genuine unicorn

  3. dhurun'aru January 11, 2016 at 3:17 pm #

    Iwe kana usingagoni kuporofita nyarara kuti shi-i. Rega tivaudze isu tinoona ruvara rwemhepo kuti mangwana kuchange kwakamira sei. Hazvina madegree seako izvi.

  4. ndiriwenyu January 11, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

    Chido Chikuni started his/her story very well but lost her way along the way because of emotions. It’s true all the prophets in the past predicted the future and at the same time offer only one solution: A true return to God.Read Micah 2:1-2. Since the year 2000 our country has committed brutal sins and right now we are still doing the same, unfortunately without shame. Check our roads. The only solution here is a true return to God and His righteousness. False prophecy is a sign of a sick nation. Zimbabwe is sick through and through. We need God. Shouting at each other at such a time as this will never help Chido. Once you start to have a leadership that uses God to make money or score political points… my friend then know that we are in BIG trouble.

  5. Believer January 11, 2016 at 5:19 pm #

    As far as I want to agree with Chipo that there are prophets of Doom. I would like to argue a bit. it is very important for us not to be fooled by these religious and spiritual nonentities like Chipo Chikuni. Jesus himself said, beware of false prophets… This means that prophets are there but there can be some who are false. So to say we no longer have true prophets can only be a signbof confusion and lack of the knowledge to the word of God! Moreover, it means Chipo is an ill advised academia because she can not difine the word prophet. If someone knows the meaning, he or she cannot waste her precious power to write those utter rubbish.

    My advise to Chipo is that he/she digs deeper into the word of God. That will help him/her very well.
    Yes false prophets are there but Chipo is ill advised.

    NB: I am not supporting Chiza because I know him not and also have heard of his unfulfilled prophecies. Howevr who am I to judge???

    GOOD IS NOT ENOUGH BUT THE BEST IS YET TO COME

  6. Believer January 11, 2016 at 5:24 pm #

    As far as I want to agree with Chido that there are prophets of Doom. I would like to argue a bit. it is very important for us not to be fooled by these religious and spiritual nonentities like Chido Chikuni. Jesus himself said, beware of false prophets… This means that prophets are there but there can be some who are false. So to say we no longer have true prophets can only be a signbof confusion and lack of the knowledge to the word of God! Moreover, it means Chido is an ill advised academia because she can not difine the word prophet. If someone knows the meaning, he or she cannot waste her precious power to write those utter rubbish.

    My advise to Chido is that he/she digs deeper into the word of God. That will help him/her very well.
    Yes false prophets are there but Chido is ill advised.

    NB: I am not supporting Chiza because I know him not and also have heard of his unfulfilled prophecies. Howevr who am I to judge???

    GOOD IS NOT ENOUGH BUT THE BEST IS YET TO COME

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  7. Duzvi January 11, 2016 at 9:38 pm #

    The New Testament provides guidance on how to test if one is indeed a prophet. I am just perplexed that the author of this story is against doomsday prophets. If a prophet foresees doom, them let them say so. Prophets were never meant to utter things to make people happy. The renowned prophets of the Old Testament lived with widows or in the wilderness running away from persecution by Kings and rulers of the time. TB Joshua might not be a prophet in the eyes of the author- well, that is his/ her opinion, but he has prophesied things that have gone on to happen and I do not need to share the evidence with the author because the author should be well read. I do not know his/ her beef with Chiza- he might not be the only impostor, for who in all earnest in our Government is not? If the author wants to be a spokesperson for the inadequacies of the current government, he/ she should join politics and not use their privilege of journalism to berate ordinary citizens. Even the Kariba priest should not be gagged for his views: that is his expression of his freedom. The Head of State surely ought to be accountable to the electorate, unless we have forgotten the meaning of freedom? And what makes the author believe the prophecy by TB Joshua is about Zimbabwe. Listening to the Prophet himself, he said he was substituting the actual words with less sensitive ones, hence he used “peculiar”.

    I am rally tires of sick journalism

  8. sharp January 12, 2016 at 4:56 am #

    What’s demeaning about telling someone to step down? If a leader doesn’t or fails to find solutions to a straight forward problem, it’s fitting to ask them to step down so others can give it a go. It’s also strange to target one prophet out of so many misleading the people or you are saying those prophets aligned to certain leaders have the right to lie? You might want to gain points by writing such stuff but, you will only succeed to fool the already fooled,although on the contrary you certainly can earn yourself a ministerial post, keep up you propaganda.

  9. masiyambiri January 13, 2016 at 2:56 pm #

    The writer was spot on concerning prophets of doom , but lost the plot on the issue of gvt making efforts to revive economy. May you kindly let us know the effforts

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