Ezra Joas, a local gospel artiste and actor, recently released a song in which he talked about the deceptions of some preachers who turn evangelism into a business.
The artiste highlights categories of people who disguise themselves and use God’s word for personal gains. These include false prophets and preachers who spend their time showing off on social media platforms.
The song is titled, ‘Ndarambiwe’ (meaning I am fedup).
“The false prophets say that you (God) have spoken, yet you have not, and that frustrates us. It has become hard. Oh God forgive them for they do not know what they do.”
He added that he was also saddened to see churches become businesses, with so-called servants of God disguising themselves.
Joas emphasized that these false prophets will be discovered through their fruit, as recorded in Matthew 7:15-20.
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.”