In her sermon on Saturday in Mulanje when she hosted the elderly, people with disabilities, orphans and other vulnerable people to a luncheon, evangelist Linley Mbeta said the clergy are using the pulpits for wealth accumulation by demanding offerings instead of preaching the gospel of salvation.
“What religious leaders are doing now is inviting huge offerings from poor Christians, threatening them that they will be cursed if they do not pay with all their hearts, they will not prosper in this life and eventually will not see the kingdom of God,” said evangelist Mbeta.
Evangelist Mbeta who is also Director of Chigonjetso Ministry and Skills Development Centres in Blantyre and Mulanje said because of greed, some religious leaders have been trapped in corruption and bribery.
“It is not surprising that orphans and other vulnerable children are unable to go to school due to lack of school fees yet bishops, pastors, reverends and sheikhs are becoming richer and richer,” said the evangelist.
She said unfortunately the hands of most religious leaders are not open, they don’t give but they always want their poor followers to be giving them.
Before the luncheon evangelist Mbeta and upcoming evangelist Mtunduwatha presented wrappers to all the vulnerable people that partook the luncheon.