Church leaders have blasted MDC-T faction leader Mr Nelson Chamisa, who is also a pastor with the Apostolic Faith Mission Church, for being a habitual liar whose antics reflect poorly on religious leaders.
El Shaddai Ministries founder Bishop Patience Hove alluded that, men of God, should always be truthful.
“It is not morally right to lie,” she said.
“As a Christian, integrity is of paramount importance. If you are to teach the word of God, you need to be truthful. If you are a pastor, you must lead by the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit doesn’t lie. It’s clear in the Bible that your truth shall set you free, so if you want your followers to respect you it is always good to be truthful all the time.”
Pastor Edwin Masango of the Greater Joy Worship Centre said it was wrong to lie.
“Any leader should be a man of integrity. Anyone called into leadership especially men of God should stand for truth. The word of God teaches us that what exalts a nation is righteousness. What we are praying for as the Church as we go for elections is for us to have truthful leaders. Leaders who do not give people false hope.”
Chamisa has been making waves with his recent claims about meeting up with Rwandan president Paul Kagame. – Herald