EFB must rein in its membership

In recent weeks there has been tension between the Evangelical Fellowship of Botswana and the new breed of churches referred to as “fire” churches over the latter’s over zealousness on their religious conduct. Members of the public who are not affiliated to any churches have also raised the alarm on the overreach of the “fire” churches. The one unforgettable incident is the grass eating episode in a Garankua church near Pretoria.

Government has indicated that indeed it is equally concerned over the uncontrolled proliferation of these churches. The advice to government is that they must involve the churches in the effort of weeding out the unwanted elements in our society. Deportations on their own as a government measure will not solve the existing problem as it is far more rooted than it appears on the surface.

But most part of the solution to the problems lies within the EFB churches because the latest evidence indicates that their membership are part of the problem. Members of EFB particularly those from the Assemblies of God and the Apostolic Faith Mission are currently part of the problem and their organisation needs to put a strategy in place to make their membership part of the solution. It is reported that Nigeria is inundated with a growing number of visitors from Botswana.

Editor's Comment
Your vote matters

This period, running from May 20 to 31 2024, is crucial for those who have not yet registered to vote. This announcement comes in response to a significant shortfall in registered voters following the recent registration period. As it stands, only 62% of the target number of voters registered, leaving a considerable gap.With Botswana's general elections scheduled for October, every eligible citizen needs to register and exercise their...

Have a Story? Send Us a tip
arrow up