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Pastor's 'Jesus had HIV' sermon angers SA Christians

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    ByaseL JF-Expert Member

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    A pastor has angered Christians in South Africa by preaching a sermon entitled "Jesus was HIV-positive" in an attempt to break what he regards as a conspiracy of silence by the South African church.

    Xola Skosana said that HIV is stigmatised as evil and a sin in the country that has the world's biggest caseload.

    Skosana (43) underwent a HIV test in front of his congregation last Sunday at the non-denominational Way of Life church in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. The test was also taken by 100 young people from the impoverished township.

    The pastor said he chose the title for his three-part sermon to draw attention to "a very serious issue".

    "In many parts of the Bible, God put himself in the position of the destitute, the sick, the marginalised," he said. "When we attend to those who are sick, we are attending to him. When we ignore people who are sick, we are ignoring

    him"


    Skosana cited a passage in the Bible where Jesus says: "I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me." But he has had a hostile reaction in some quarters.

    "The scathing attacks I've received from Christians are unbelievable," he said. "They're saying you can't reconcile Jesus and Aids. They assume it means Jesus was promiscuous and had a louche lifestyle with many sexual partners."

    Skosana lost two sisters to HIV/Aids. One died last month at the age of 44. The other died in 2003 in her early 20s.

    He condemned the national church for failing to tackle the issue when nearly 1 000 people are dying from Aids-related causes every day. The South African government had been accused of Aids "denialism" but has more recently been praised for its prevention and treatment programmes.



    Source: Mail & Guardian
     
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    Blasphemy !!!
     
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    The devil is doing his job
     
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    The Finest JF-Expert Member

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    I just don't know if he's told to prove how will he do it i guess he was try to catch attention from using a wrong form and a wrong way dini za siku hizi mhhhh!
     
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    The message behind HIV_AIDS ... is LOVE ... its pure LOVE which will bring out the solution to the chronic illness...So LOVE ...LOVE is the ultimate way out!!

    And what did JC taught? Jesus Christ ... taught the main Law to be LOVE!!! and JC is LOVE ... which is the opposite of HIV_AIDS

    So JC can not be HIV neither can he sustain the HIV!!!
     
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    Ukimtusi mzazi wako ili kuvuta attention ya ndugu zako kusikiliza malalamiko yako utakuwa ni mpumbavu. Na hata kama watakusikiliza lalamiko lako watakuhesabu kuwa mtu wa kudharaulika ndani ya familia. Hivyo huyu pasta hakupaswa hata kidogo kumpa Bwana Yesu gonjwa la zinaa. Kama ingelikuwa ni kipindi cha agano la kale angestahili kupigwa mawe hadharani hadi kufa kwa kumkufuru Mungu alipomtukana Masiha wake. Hata hivyo huyu pasta dhamira yake ndani mwake ishakufa na kifo hiki ni kibaya zaidi ya kupigwa mawe maana amekufa kifo cha mauti ya pili(kutengwa na Mungu milele). Waliomwita Yesu bulizebuli wakati ule alisema wanamsamaha ila watakaomtukana Roho mtakatifua(maana sasa ameisha kuja toka siku ya pentecost) hana msamaha katika ulimwengu huu wala ule ujao. Watumishi jiepusheni na kauli za kipuuzi muwapo katika utumishi wa bwana.
     
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    ipo kazi!
     
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    Huyu mkristo kachanganyikiwa si bure.
     
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    Hajui atendalo!!!
     
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