Tag: Christ Embassy
Bill Gothard, founder of the Institute in Basic Life Principles, has resigned in the wake of an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse.
Sometimes the Prosperity Gospel scam does work. But guess who gets rich of it?
A former Aum Shinrikyo cult member who surrendered after 17 years on the run has now been sentenced to 9 years in prison for his participation in three cult-related crimes.
Cult leader Victor Barnard, who faces abuse charges, is missing.
Plus: The fictional True Detective series may have been inspired by the Hosanna Church child abuse case.
South Africa’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned
the Christ Embassy
church from airing its claims of faith healing
following a complaint from the Treatment Action Campaign
“Pastor Chris took advantage of my desperate situation,” the girl’s mother said. “I believe that God gives people power but if they are greedy they will be punished.”
Sambo’s story comes after Friday’s article about a man who told Sowetan that he had been promised R10000 to pretend he was wheelchair-bound.
Nigerian preacher and healer Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has been accused by a member of his own church of staging miracle healing sessions.
It was to be a night of faith-healing miracles – but the death of one person and pandemonium outside the Johannesburg Stadium marred Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s “night of bliss” on Friday.
A Federal High Court in Abuja at the weekend dismissed the preliminary objection filed by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), challenging the suit filed by some members of Christ Embassy opposing NBC’s stoppage of miracle broadcast. Ruling on NBC’s March 30 objections, the court said the 1999 Constitution empowers the plaintiffs to challenge the directives. Justice Steve Jonah Adah who gave the verdict said Sections 38 and 39 of the Constitution, which deals with fundamental rights of the citizenry, like freedom of thought, conscience and religion allows Chris Embassy to seek remedies whenever their rights are infringed on. Related Crackdown
Televangelists Told to Verify Miracles Or Pull the Plug Chris Oyakhilome is pastor of Christ Embassy – one of Nigeria’s largest Pentecostal congregations. His church runs 30-minute slots on most major television channels daily. His programmes often show revival meetings in sold-out stadiums and halls where the lame walk, the blind receive sight and people hitherto crippled by terminal ailments leap for joy as they receive instantaneous healing. For years, televangelists have been projecting wild claims into Nigerian homes, uncensored and unhindered. But now a new law means all preachers making claims about miraculous healing are required to provide verifiable