Govt must know church is indispensable - Baloyi

Campus International Assembly (CIA) founder and senior Prophet Mogotsi Baloyi leads his church in a three-day first anniversary celebration starting today.The former Scripture Union Botswana field co-ordinator shares his vision for CIA with The Monitor correspondent THATO KALA and also challenges the church in Botswana to rise up and be relevant in nation-building issues.

What's your feeling about the first anniversary of the ministry?
I am excited about this anniversary, but just like any other thing that has just begun there have been challenges but the kinds of people God has brought to help me make this thing happen have been resourceful and indispensable. I am excited about the strides we have made, though I cannot be totally satisfied, I am pretty content with the rate of growth.

As you celebrate a year, what's your vision for CIA?
We want a platform to empower Christians to go and discover their gifts. We are not all called to preach but I believe God can call someone to be a pilot, or a doctor or even a teacher. So, one of my burning desires is to see people discover their purpose in this life. With the proliferation of foreign ministers of the gospel we have seen a whole lot of things, some strange, like the miracle money. What's your take on that?Paul cautioned the church in Rome not to judge another man. It would be unwise for any minister to brazenly oppose something because they do not understand it. We will always be suspicious of things that do not marry the true sound biblical doctrine, but also there is an element of naivety in terms of jumping into anything that comes. Moses in the book of Exodus changed a rod into a serpent and I can assure you if he did it in our day, many people would brand him Satanist. But that does not mean we will give everyone a blanket of amnesty.

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