Nevers Mumba marks declarations of Christian nation with ‘Zambia shall be saved’

 
 
STATEMENT BY MOVEMENT FOR MULTI-PARTY DEMOCRACY (MMD) PRESIDENT, DR. NEVERS MUMBA ON THE OCCASION OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF ZAMBIA AS A CHRISTIAN NATION, 29 DECEMBER, 2012
ON THE OCCASION OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE DECLARATION OF ZAMBIA AS A CHRISTIAN NATION, TODAY 29TH DECEMBER, 2012,

I WOULD LIKE TO SEND A WORD OF HOPE AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO THE MILLIONS OF ZAMBIANS WHO HAVE COME TO EMBRACE THIS DECLARATION AS A MARK OF A UNIQUE NATIONAL DIRECTION AND IDENTIY.
ZAMBIA HAS A UNIQUE HISTORY AND PLACE AMONG THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD IN THAT IT IS THE ONLY NATION RECORDED IN THE GUINESS BOOK OF RECORDS AS A CHRISTIAN NATION BY DECLARATION AND IS ALSO INSHRINED IN THE PREAMBLE OF OUR NATION’S CONSTITUTION.  IT IS WORTHY TO NOTE THAT MANY OTHER NATIONS HAVE DECIDED TO IDENTIFY THEMSELVES DIFFERENTLY IN SPIRIRTUAL TERMS AND THAT IS RESPECTED BY US ZAMBIANS.  
BUT IT IS REMARKABLE THAT WE ARE IDENTIFIED WITH JESUS CHRIST AND HENCE THE DECLARATION WHICH WAS INVOKED BY THE LATE PRESIDENT DR FREDRICK CHILUBA, MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE.  THE DECLARATION HAS BEEN A MATTER OF INTENSE DEBATE SINCE INCEPTION BUT HAS ENDURED BECAUSE I BELIEVE IT WAS A COVENANT MADE NOT WITH MAN BUT WITH GOD HIMSELF.  HE IS THE ONE THAT HAS SUSTAINED THIS IDENTITY. HE IS THE ONE WHO SUPERINTENDS OVER THE AFFAIRS OF OUR GREAT NATION.
AFTER ALMOST 20 YEARS SINCE THIS DECLARATION WAS MADE, ZAMBIA NOW STANDS AT A CRITICAL CROSS-ROAD IN RESEPCT TO THE DESTINY OF THIS NATION.
MANY ZAMBIANS KNOW THAT I HAVE DEVOTED MY LIFE TO PROCLAIMING THAT JESUS CHRIST IS LORD AND HAVE ALWAYS ECHOED THE BELIEF THAT ZAMBIA SHALL BE SAVED.
I BELIEVE THAT GOD WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS NATION TO  A HIGHER LEVEL AND TRANSLATE THE CHRISTIAN NATION DECLARATION INTO TANGIBLE AND PRACTICAL EXPERIENCES AND WAY OF LIFE THAT WOULD REFLECT THE CHARACTER AND PERSON OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST AND THE KEY TENETS OF LOVE AND CARE, PARTICULARLY FOR THE WEAK, THE OLD AND THE DISADVANTAGED IN OUR NATION.
MANY SAY POLITICS IS A DIRTY GAME.  IT WILL ONLY REMAIN SO IF THOSE THAT ARE CALLED CHRISTIANS STAY OUTSIDE AND LEAVE IT TO THE REST.
I STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT AS CHRISTIANS IN THIS NATION WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY AND MANDATE FROM GOD TO BE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD AND THE SALT OF THE EARTH.  BY ENTERING POLITICS FULL –TIME AND INTENDING TO TAKE OVER THE REIGNS OF POLITICAL LEADERSHIP OF THIS NATION, I KNOW THAT I AM PIONEERING A PATH INTO A WORLD NOT MUCH FREQUENTED BY CHRISTIANS.  MAKE NO MISTAKE, THOSE PEOPLE THAT WILL DARE TO TAKE THIS STEP LIKE I HAVE, WILL BE RESISTED, WILL BE FOUGHT AND NOT EASILY ACCEPTED BOTH BY THOSE ALREADY IN POLITICS AND THOSE OUTSIDE BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE BELIEVE CHRISTIANS SHOULD STAY OUT OF POLITICS.
BUT AS WE COMMEMORATE THIS DECLARATION IN THIS YEAR 2012, I CHALLENGE CHRISTIANS AND OTHERS WHO TRULY LOVE THIS NATION, TO TAKE COURAGE, DO NOT FEAR, STAND UP AND BE COUNTED.  THE DESTINY OF THIS GREAT NATION IS AT STAKE AND DEPENDS ON ALL OF US.
 
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
 
NEVERS SEKWILA MUMBA
PRESIDENT, MOVEMENT FOR MULTI-PARTY DEMOCRACY

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