A religiously charged year!

Government had to intervene to curb the mushrooming of churches
Government had to intervene to curb the mushrooming of churches

The year 2015 has generally been touted as a good year. However while that may be the case to some, the same cannot be said by mainline churches, most of which have spent their energies in the fight against the mass exodus of their members to charismatic churches, Staff Writer TEFO PHEAGE observes.

The book of Ephesians 4:11 says, “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers” while in the book of Matthew 24:24 Jesus warns that, “false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect”.

Batswana, some experts in sociology say, are very trusting and gullible people. This they argue, is because Botswana has been for many years a peaceful country free of alien and inhumane incidents associated with its global or regional counterparts.

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