Of the mushrooming of churches in Botswana

Government’s attempt to curb the mushrooming of churches at the fast rate we are witnessing has brought about a lot of debate lately.

I have had opportunities to engage on the subject at a public level on Botswana Television with Pastor Biggie Butale before he turned to active party politics, that is, before he contested for a Parliamentary seat and won it. While, like some, I was concerned at the proliferation, his stand, like some, was that it was healthy for the propagation of the gospel.

The question is, should there be a concern at all that many churches are established almost daily in Botswana? There are some who argue that it is something positive considering the moral degradation that the country is experiencing. They further are of the opinion that with more churches many people are reached for the Kingdom of God.

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