A “Lusaka prophet” was sentenced to one and half years in prison with hard labour for swindling a widow over K10,000 after promising to raise her husband from the dead.
The court head that prophet Angel Sakala collected over K10,000 from the widow and despite several nights of prayer and fasting he was not able to raise the widow’s husband from the dead.
The court also head that, the prophet went the deceased grave with the widow and her relatives, but was not successful at raising the man from the dead.
Ultimately the magistrate found the prophet guilty of obtaining money under false pretence
“The magistrate then urged Zambians to be careful of the self-styled Man of God, calling themselves bishops, prophets or pastors as they are interested in nothing but stealing money from desperate people.”
If I were the judge here I would have given him a longer sentence; my opinion is anyone who professes to live by a higher moral cord should be judged on that very moral standard. The reason this is even in the news is that he is a pastor.
This is a man had tremendous access to people lives, and people trusted him. Taking the Lord’s name in vain is what this man did. Behavior is wrong because it prevents other people from knowing God. Because he should know better, his sentence should have been even higher.
In saying that though I wish people could be a bit like “doubting Thomas”. It is Ok to question people in authority, just because people have a title does not mean that their behaviour should not be criticised.
This is why the bible is made available to everyone, read it, if anyone is saying things contrary to what the bible says, he is a false prophet.
Gods miracles cannot be bought; if anyone comes to you saying give me money and I will bless you or perform a miracle, he is a false prophet. Read Jesus life and even the disciples, they hung out with the lowest, the windows and downcast. Do you think they could afford to give Jesus or the disciples money?
The widow could have said I will give you the money when I see my husband out of the grave, or I will pay you half now and the other half when I see the “miracle.” “Jesus asks us to wise as a serpent.”
Hope the widow got her money back
“Be careful of the self-styled man of God, calling themselves bishops, prophets or pastors as they are interested in nothing but stealing money from desperate people.” – Magistrate Mary Chibanga