By Robert Sigauke
Is it the lure of fame, the hog of the limelight, the love of money, or even the love of thyself?
The tragedy of it all is that at the end of the day it is Christianity which is on trial. Some of its most prominent sons and daughters used to call it by day and curse it by night, but now curse it by day even in full glare and shock of the heathen.
Most people might not know what true Christianity is, but certainly all are sure what it is not. For a prophet to now embody that which most would identify with what Christianity is not, is tragic at best and a disservice to the body of Christ.
It is certainly not only about prophesying that Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is dying in December 2019 of which time judged on that already, or a whole prophet of the Almighty sponsoring and producing music videos of an alternative genre parading naked women and promoting obscenities, the kind of music and video scripts that will put Jamaican dancehall hall of famers to shame, it is also everything about the lifestyle and choices that surround oneself.
The word Christianity itself, comes from the word Christ. When people noticed that the apostles and other followers of Christ “conducted” themselves the way Christ did, that is how they termed them Christians.
Therefore, Christians are those that identify themselves with and “conduct themselves” like Christ. Christ is One who brought and still brings light to confront darkness in the world, darkness being that which is loathed and identified as unreligious or evil in a secular world.
If Christ was physically on earth today, he would not have participated in a music video promoting “buttocks” of women and sponsoring secular music that praises love of money, material riches and promiscuity.
The Christian faith is one of works, and works are a manifest of what one believes in as the Bible accurately captures it. Christ did not associate with the fraudulent tax collectors to fraudulently collect tax Himself.
Jesus did not entertain the prostitute who washed His feet with her hair to join her in her trade, in fact He told her not to sin anymore. Jesus did not turn water into wine to be a drunkard Himself.
It is certainly religious to want to put boundaries on how a Christian should walk or talk, dance or work but, accepting that a Christian is guided and carries oneself within a manifest of the acceptable parameters of the Holy Spirit, there surely must be a difference between one and a non-believer.
Does it not cause more confusion when prophets endorse each other today and declare each other fake tomorrow? The biggest question would be when the endorsement was made which Spirit was guiding one?
The Spirit of God cannot endorse a Prophet today and then tomorrow declare that the same prophet was fake all along.
In fact, in the verbal exchanges between Prophet Bushiri and Prophet Java last year when Java predicted that Bushiri would die in December, there were declarations that one is fake and one is such.
The same Prophet Java that Prophet Uebert Angel was once claimed to be the spiritual father to, and the same Prophet Uebert Angel whom Prophet Shepherd Bushiri looks up to.
This not only confuses the world, Christians too.
Just recent months back, Prophet Java associated and conducted crusades with a very questionable character in the US, Prophet Joshua (not TB Joshua). This is the young man whose followers claim that he is Jesus in human flesh, and Joshua enjoys and prefers it that way.
In fact, YouTube is awash with videos of Joshua making Michael Jackson moves in church services while his followers who are more like fanatics, throw money and literally worship him as they refer to him as Jesus in human flesh.
This is the character that Prophet Java associated with and endorsed at the same time.
Today, social media is awash too with videos of Prophet Java speaking in “tongues” which sound much the same like an unpublished Shona dancehall song from Enzo Ishall’s songwriting catalogue. It worked in America as there might not have been a Shona speaking person during the church service but here in Cape Town, hameno veduwee.
The man needs our prayers.
Robert Sigauke is a Political and Social Commentator. He writes from Cape Town. Whatsapp +27713348876 or email [email protected]