UPND founder Anderson Mazoka in 1997 defected from MMD to found UPND to start his political career and towards the end of his life in 2006 “defected” from the SDA church to Catholic Church.
He did not hide the fact that SDA neglected to visit him while in a South African hospital and the SDA in both Zambia and South Africa did not deny it. The Catholics not only visited him but also converted him.
UPND founder president Mazoka’s successor and treason accused and abductee HH is a known SDA church elder and senior village headman Mooya of chief Hamusonde.
Chief Hamusonde and Chief Mukuni among others co-authored a press statement and were among the Southern Province chiefs blocked by police from visiting HH at Lilayi and Central Prison next to Kabwata SDA Church. The two chiefs among others have set camp in Lusaka to attend HH court sessions.
However, elder HH’s President of Southern Zambia Union Conference Dr (Pastor) Harrington Akombwa of SDA is also a Human Rights Commission (HRC) commissioner who has been silent on both fronts of spirituality and human rights.
Similarly, and in reactions to such betrayals by their churches, FJT and LPM too made some spiritual defections, like Mazoka, when they noticed their churches could not support them in their lowest of moments.
MMD Presidential candidate LPM’s wife was publicly disfellowshipped even when she was not a baptised Jehovah’s Witness. LPM, as president, was later baptised as a Baptist towards his death in 2008. LPM had also appointed an SDA pastor to the NCC.
Therefore, unlike the JWs, the SDA or laodicean church policy on politics has been neither cold nor hot in other words, lukewarn, that is both evasive and opportunistic. It is a nudity without shame.
For example, the church can accept to be part of NCC and now HRC on the appointment of a politician but assume being ineffective as spiritual.
Dr Akombwa may not comment nor have the moral conscience to resign from HRC in protest of the brutal persecution of HH before the latter church’s time for persecution in the wilderness or the troubling of the poor being the needless re-crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ.
And at the same time the church may preach about Jeremiah and John the baptist, the injustice suffered by Jesus Christ at Easter and the imprisonment of Paul and Silas.
SDA doctrine teaches that the Catholic Church is the beast of the books of Daniel and Revelation. Yet in Zambia, it is the beast protesting about the persecution and dehumanisation of an SDA elder when the SDA is quiet and hidden.
Further, the SDA will not see the hypocrisy of EL and take a stand to protect Christianity from political hypocrites.
Now, when HH will, like Mazoka, leave prison to join the Catholic Church or even become a SDA splinter, a Davidian, it would be because the Laodicean church has herself moved from lukewarm to icecold regarding the suffering of its member HH. HH has suffered enough accusations of being called a satanist and free mason, from the very satanists and pharisees without churches and positions with his church silent.
CHURCH PRISON VISITS
39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. Matthew 25:31-46 (KJV)
WEIGHTIER MATTERS OF THE LAW
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Matthew 23:23 (KJV)
LAODICEAN LATTER DAY LUKEWARM AND NAKED CHURCH
14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.Revelation 3:14-22(KJV)
YE WERE THE SALT OF THE EARTH
13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Matthew 5:13-16 (KJV)