Mutharika, speaking at Providence Industrial Mission (PIM) when he paid homage to Reverend John Chilembwe, said some church leaders should emulate ChilembweÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s leadership of the flock.
Said Mutharika: “Reverend John Chilembwe had a passion for his people; hence, he lost his life in the fight against oppression of his people. It is pathetic to see most clergy instead of doing GodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s work of saving lost souls they are busy enriching themselves.”
In agreeing with the President, Bishop Bestford Masautso of Seventh Day Evangelical Church said it was disturbing to see more pastors busy milking people in the name of Christ.
“Some pastors instead of preaching about salvation they are busy proclaiming prosperity. What we are looking for is that people should be saved to inherit the Kingdom of God. In the past we were using our personal money to organise revival crusades but not today, whenever you hear of crusade it means some organisations have coughed some money,” said the bishop.
Masautso said he would be happy to die a poor bishop than milk people, some of whom are poor.
Pastor Edward Mikwamba of Nazarene Church also agreed with the President directing fellow pastors to the Bible.
“The Bible in Matthews 6 verse 33 says Ã¢â‚¬ËœSeek ye first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be given unto youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢. This verse includes money because if we put God first, money would be a big problem,” said Mikwamba.