Deregister Jehovah’s Witnesses for shunning national anthem, elections – Mumba

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Some members of the Jehovah’s Witness Church have condemned calls by some opposition political parties to deregister the organisation for not participating in politics.

The members, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told ZANIS that it is unfair for leaders of political parties to start condemning their church.

They said such remarks should be condemned by all well-meaning religious members as they are likely to bring confusion and hatred in the nation.

 

The church members added that politicians calling for the deregistering of their church are infringing on people’s rights of association.

The further explained that Zambia is a Christian Nation and the Jehovah’s witnesses believe in their church doctrine and values.

They have since advised politicians spearheading such calls to concentrate on bringing positive development to the people rather than creating division among religious groups.

Recently National Revolution Party (NRP) leader, Cosmo Mumba, appealed to the Registrar of Societies to force Jehovah’s Witnesses to start singing the national anthem and participate in political elections alleging that they were contributing to voter apathy in the country.

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  1. Mattews 22:21 ,daniel 4:32,romans13:1-4,titus3:1,1peter2:13-17 n mattews 17:24-27 i think its ok to vote unless governments conflicts with law of God but still the lord pretect his.jw have knw propa justification this issue check on my other post replies.

  2. two days ago we heard de shooting of one political carder …u still want some more…? Cosmo thinking dat he lost bkoz dey dint cast dere votes …..Eish chansoni….!!!!!

  3. hahaha Luk De ill cme wit Evile pwrs to do dat nd it ill nt hppn,Bt we JW we will cme wit JEHOVAH’s Powr to cnvce dem.NO FEAR Fi Courage atishani Mind u we ar nt residnts of dis wickd world dats da rizon y we dnt evn vote bare dat in yo minds.

  4. Cosmo is not a busy man, so he can do anything and say anything. his past time hobby is to look for the innocent ones. forgive him because he does not know what hes doing

  5. Cosmo should not be taken seriously just by looking at him you can tell that he is a very troubled young accompaned with a lot of Drama..what has jehovahs witnesses got to do with voter apathy? this guy should check himself first something is very wrong with him jehovahs orgarnisation is one of its kind and their beliefs should be respected…

  6. Cosmo should not be taken seriously just by looking at him you can tell that he is a very troubled young accompaned with a lot of Drama..what has jehovahs witnesses got to do with voter apathy? this guy should check himself first something is very wrong with him jehovahs orgarnisation is one of its kind and their beliefs should be respected…

  7. Cosmo should not be taken seriously just by looking at him you can tell that he is a very troubled young accompaned with a lot of Drama..what has jehovahs witnesses got to do with voter apathy? this guy should check himself first something is very wrong with him jehovahs orgarnisation is one of its kind and their beliefs should be respected…

  8. Cosmo should not be taken seriously just by looking at him you can tell that he is a very troubled young accompaned with a lot of Drama..what has jehovahs witnesses got to do with voter apathy? this guy should check himself first something is very wrong with him jehovahs orgarnisation is one of its kind and their beliefs should be respected…

  9. “Give to ceasar what belongs to ceasar, and give to God the things that belong to God- Mathew22:21.” Christ spent most of his time on people with questionable back grounds and criminal records, he participated in government matters… now if the witnesses completely alienate themselves they are of no use.

    • Jesus was spending time with people teaching about God’s kingdom not politics . Jw walk from house to house, in public places. They want to be neutral. Just as u arent forced to vote for a particular candidate. Why should u force jw to vote. Jesus is our only king and we advetise the king and the kingdom.

    • Jesus was spending time with people teaching about God’s kingdom not politics . Jw walk from house to house, in public places. They want to be neutral. Just as u arent forced to vote for a particular candidate. Why should u force jw to vote. Jesus is our only king and we advetise the king and the kingdom.

  10. I dont think such is a good idea Oscar Billzy Changwe Timothy Ndhlovu William Hevenz Ndhlovu Natasha Raphaels TazChongz MC Bright Ideas Collins Mambwe Chimba Macmillan Mumba Lewis El Mumba Mathews Bwalya Mercy Chisenga Racheal Chanda Bertha Chirwa Shamputa Alfredo Mpashi Precious Luhanga Mildred Chisenga Nancy Chilufya Theodorah Letty Namwinga Debrah Chikas Sally Chisenga

  11. Jehovah,,,,Jehovah is God of almighty no one can stop him…if u want to deregister us do it and proof it to us & yourself that you ar almight than Jehovah…& let me remind u of pharao what happend to him when he stood up against Gods people?always put that in mind no one can stand up against Jehovahs people.Jehovah is the almight God & our warrior.

  12. My take their belief is selfish,the people that we vote control the economy n state of affair what if the govt says no job for them in government wat wud they say we r nt yet in paradise undastand the bible.were jw started from america as long u ve money u cn create yo own beliefs check in isreal where christianity started frm if they believe such

    • Mumbi ask God to direct u not that book which tells u how to ansa wrongly (reasoning in scriptures) their things that christians can do to civic leaders eg the time of jesus birth their was a census was it Gods o harold,read the following matt 22:21,daniel 4:32,romans 13:1-4,titus 3:1,1peter 2:13-17 and matt 17:24-27 unless they conflict with the law of God thats its bad nd the lords understand nd protect believes.

  13. Hahaha Ba Cosmo u are very funny.these people don’t take part in politics coz they know its dirty.they don’t even register as voters and u say voter apathy.its not just them but majority of Zambians have lost comfidence in politicians.They just enrich themselves and care little about us.this is a well known fact.u politicians surround yoselves with pipo of questionable backgrounds,criminal court cases in courts and so fourth and expect a well thinking person to stand with u.hahahaha think twice my frend.

  14. hah people have even reached a point of dictating the church?voting is a right but not to the extent of forcing.convince us to vote 4 u if u think u r better than those!!

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