Indiscipline and disobedience are some of the major problems facing latter-day prophets, pastors, apostles and bishops in the country, Presidential Advisor on Religious Affairs Apostle Timothy Khoviwa said last Saturday.
Khoviwa made the remarks in Blantyre at the ordination and consecration of Bishop Emmauel Chatayika Mzumara of One Voice Church International.
He observed that Malawi has over the years registered tremendous increase in the birth of new churches and ministries whose founder prophets, pastors, apostles and bishops do not take advice.
“These founder prophets, pastors, apostles and bishops have tended to disregard counsel from the old guard. And when they see their ministries pooling large audiences, they feel there’s no reason to seek guidance from veteran ministers,” said Khoviwa.
He also bemoaned the tendency among founders of various churches and ministries to accord themselves [spiritual] titles without following procedures.
He said such tendencies are tarnishing the image of the apostolic offices; hence, the need for any prophet, pastor, apostle or bishop to get ordained before engaging into full-gear spiritual ministry.
Apostle Madalitso Mbewe of the Calvary Family Church (CFC) warned that titles will mean nothing to the ministry if the so-called prophets, pastors, apostles and bishops do not commit themselves to the service of God.
Mbewe challenged Mzumara to commit himself to the service for which he was called if he is to succeed.
In his acceptance speech, Mzumara assured the congregation that he will endeavour to offer this great service to God and his faithful.