Don’t wait for Mackenzie: Read your Bible, understand and practise it

Praise the Lord! Allow me to wear a different cap today. Picture me donning a bespoke flashy suit, with white sharp shooter men shoes. I have just alighted from my Ksh 18 million Lexus LX 570 car acquired from your generous contributions in tithes and offerings having sold everything you own for end times are here.

I assure you your star is going to shine! Can I hear an Amen! As you are all aware we are fasting to death and yours truly will be the last one to die as we head to the Everlasting Kingdom to see Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Can someone say Amen!

“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? Every tree that does
not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.”

Those are words from the Holy Bible in Matthew 7:15-20. Pastor Paul Mackenzie clearly was and still is a ferocious wolf who hunted and destroyed lives of many ignorant, innocent citizens in Shakahola that we are yet to fathom, despite the fact that it happened in broad day light. His fruits that indeed raised eyebrows when he discouraged his congregation against attending school, seeking medical healthcare from hospitals and associating Huduma number to the apocalyptic beast bearing the number 666, were the warning signs of something sinister regrettably missed.

Contravening government policies on education and health should have been enough grounds to completely banish him from the pulpit. It is therefore a collective failure of our security forces and the blanket faith and respect as a society we give ‘men and women of cloth’ for fear of facing the wrath of God.

Crafty and fraudulent religious leaders use Psalms 105:15 that says “Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm,” to disarm their critics into submission. Their word is final and nobody in the church can question their authority without consequences. Indeed, as the book of Hosea tells us “my people perish for lack of knowledge. You stumble day and night, and the prophets stumble with you.” 145 souls have stumbled with Mackenzie.

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The findings that some of the victims were suffocated and strangled to death with missing body organs a majority being children, plainly demonstrate the wolf that was Pastor Mackenzie going for easy prey. These heinous premeditated murders in the name of region are depressing to say the least.

Jesus continues to teach us saying “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not
prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ Question that those who profess Christianity should ask
themselves is, what is the will of Jesus’s father who is in heaven? What is the will of God in their lives?

I urge fellow Christians and even other religious worshippers to engage with their books of worship and read them by themselves be it the Bible or the Quran, and seek God’s guidance in understanding and practising it. God created us to worship him.

Let us follow the teachings of Jesus Christ as he promises us that “everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the
winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” We need this understanding so that when the Mackenzie’s of these world come to us with conniving religious zealotry, we can call out their bluff and deceit. We cannot fall for their antics. Ignorance seems to be our greatest undoing.

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