Church leaders should be exemplary

EDITOR — The recent surge in rape cases especially by pastors and church leaders has reached alarming levels.

Church leaders should embody Christian values and be exemplary.

They are able to counsel and advise their followers as such they are naturally trusted by their respective congregants.

It is deplorable that most of them are now abusing that trust into violating the vulnerable in their churches especially women and children.

It is high time government and the courts take a stronger stance against such cases.

Perpetrators must be given stiffer penalties to deter would-be offenders.

Such cases must have special attention in courts for example the cases should be brought forward for quick trial.

Awareness campaigns should be carried out especially in these churches where victims are afraid to speak and yet continue to suffer in silence.


Comments (5)

In devils churchs the gospel is like that ,

gutu - 2 December 2013

The problem is that we have exalted " Our Pastors" more than God Himself such that even the pastor forgets that he is just as human as anyone else and was purchased by the same amount of the blood of Jesus Christ like anyone else. The current trend depicts a false picture that seems to suggest that more blood was shed for them than the rest of us and that they have already been to heaven ahead of the rest of us and come back to preach to us. Truth is that we are all humans and we need to watch out for the wiles of the devil, mukavarairwa munorasika. Paul says "Handisati ndachibata asi ndinovavarira kuti ndichibate icho chandakadzanirwa naKristu" manje vamwe ava vanozvikanganwa izvi vofunga kuti vatochibata. Nesuwo vatendi tinonyanya kuvakwidziridza kupfuura mwero vafundisi vedu ava.

Mhlanga - 2 December 2013

I agree, Mhlanga. The bible clearly warns, "..let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he falls." This of-course only applies to the genuine men of God. I know some are counterfeits and have ulterior motives from the onset. THE WORLD IS VERY CUNNING!

Analyst - 3 December 2013

The biggest challenge is that us Africans are just too gullible. All these nonsensical things happen only in Africa were people can believe anything no matter how bad or weird it may be. Gullibility is the biggest curse of Africa which has even made Africa to be so poor. Anybody can take advantage of another individual so simply and manipulate them.

Cde Tinotonga - 3 December 2013

its not in Africa only look at the cults wher people can die for their church leader. Guyana tragedy do u know about it Cde Tinotonga. Munongoti Africa, why muchidaro, mushonga irikushandisirwa vanhu moti vanhu.

hardlife - 4 December 2013

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