Skip to comments.Zambian govt orders arrest of end-time American evangelists
Posted on 07/17/2009 3:56:31 AM PDT by markomalley
The Zambian government has ordered the immediate arrest of American evangelists circulating pamphlets here indicating that the world will come to an end on 21 May 2011.
Chief government spokesperson Ronnie Shikapwasha accused the visiting Americans of spreading false news designed to cause panic in the country.
The group is contradicting the bible that teaches that no one knows when the world will come to an end, Shikapwasha, who is also the Information Minister, told reporters in Lusaka.
The Minister said Zambia as a Christian nation had no room for such falsehood and the people responsible should be arrested and deported to their native country, stressing that government has a duty to protect its nationals from receiving falsehood such as the one being spread by the visiting Americans.
Zambia Episcope Conference spokesperson Father Paul Samasumo has advised the Christian community to be wary of false prophets, while Bishop Paul Mususu who supported governments directive to arrest the group said government should not allow foreigners to mislead Zambians.
The privately- run MUVI TV crew on Monday caught up with the leader of the American group, John McCarthy, who claimed that the bible gave them the accurate information on their claims.
I thought 2012 was the accepted date of the end? I’ll have to check the Conspiracy Gazette, or Art Bell, or the DNC website.
Considering the fact that Africans tend to go overboard I’m gonna have to side with the Zambian government on this one if they’re telling the truth.
Why not, nothing else to do. Put ‘em in jail, and let them feel like martyrs. They are all KOOKS.
Maybe that's why he's being arrested. He's got the date wrong.
Which Zambian government? The one in Lusaka or the one in Washington, DC?
Oh, wait. Excuse me. The DC one is a Kenyan government, not a Zambian government.
Sorry. I’ve never been that good at telling all those African governments apart.
"But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father." (Mark 13:32)
THAT's how we know these "evangelists" are kooks.
Are these people Jehovah’s Witnesses? JW were notorious about setting dates for the return of Jesus but they have been quiet recently about doing that.
What denomination are these kooks?
a little late.
try November 2008
The support for freedom of speech/religion here is underwhelming.
Hell, I think the world has already ended. lol
Have you ever seen it so bad? Perhaps I’m just too young(early 30s) to recall worse times.
36 But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. 37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. - Matthew 24:36-39
Why would Christians be using the Mayan calendar?
Why don’t the Zambians just deport these people? Why jail them and take up space having to feed them as well? Same for us in America. Why do we house illegals who commit crimes? Just deport them and then close the border.
American evangelists circulating pamphlets here indicating that the world will come to an end on 21 May 2011.
I wonder who these guys are.
Hey, December 2012 is the time. These guys are phonies, LOL.
The end of America...
We have been taught to only read verse 36, ‘But of that day and hour knoweth no man’, but verse 37 says, ‘But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.’. God told Noah the exact day to enter into the ark. God also tells us the date, but he speaks through the Bible.
This group of Christians represents Family Stations, Inc., a worldwide Christian ministry with no denomination. They teach from the Bible that the rapture will occur May 21, 2011 and the end of the world October 21, 2011, not to be confused with the Mayan date of 2012. More on this at:
Ahhhh. Harold Camping, notorious date setter.
I’m 43, and I don’t think it’s all that bad. Yes, it’s VERY bad in terms of politics and the direction the government is heading, but unlike Barry O, I don’t judge the whole planet or even my daily life entirely by how Washington is doing.
I’ll be happy to take postdated checks for either May 22 or October 22, 2011.