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Archbishop preaches Mandela instead of Christ

27 Jan 2014 at 16:13hrs | Views
It is sad to see in this day and age that there are many pastors who no longer want to mirror Christ, but they rather mirror their own celebrity idols.

Recently, the Archbishop of Action Faith Ministries, Nicholas Duncan Williams, was quoted saying that he wants to live and die like Nelson Mandela. Did Mandela ever confess to being a Christian? He wasn't buried as one, he was buried as a Xhosa chief.

At the Service, which was attended by Former President Rawlings and President John Mahama, Archbishop Duncan said, "I want to be like him when I am old and gray-haired; that is the way I want to go, it's a good way to go. I must say God will grant me my desire".

Why should any pastor want to be like a man who never committed his life to Jesus Christ?

In more hearsay, Duncan Williams told his congregation that the late South African president showed the world how to forgive and reconcile and all should learn from the forgiving spirit of Mandela.

What about the forgiving Spirit of Jesus Christ who reconciled the word?

In 1 Corinthians 11:1 of the Bible the Apostle Paul wrote "Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ." If the pastor at your church is imitating Nelson Mandela who are you suppose to imitate?

Source - Beatrice Mahlonga
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