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’ll be happy to take postdated checks for either May 22 or October 22, 2011.