BY GEORGE MANFORD
A South Sea Evangelical Church Pastor (SSEC) has condemned a statement made by the Kingdom movement leader in Malaita Mr Kemmeul Kalani during the height of the movement in Auki last month.
Kalani had said, “I’m just a SSEC pastor, not a king or prophet and my group is still a part of the South Sea Evangelical Church (SSEC).”
But, according to Pr Japhlet Reni, the kingdom movement is no longer a part of the SSEC church.
The big question that rose among the SSEC congregation members now is: “What can our leaders do now?”
“Now the public is aware that Mr Kalani is a pastor of SSEC and his group is still a part of it though many claim and regard him as a false prophet or teacher,” Reni said.
“Mr Kalani was so proud and confident to make such bold statements publicly through media and this is not a joke or fairy-tale for us- it is a serious matter to deal with rather than public making fun of us.”
Reni adds it is sad to see and hear SSEC members are deceived by false teachers and teachings and even involved in cargo cult movements.
“This is not right for SSEC members to do in regards of its teaching and doctrine.
“We have seen men mixing philosophy (man’s wisdom) with Gods revealed messages and this is causing confusion and divisions.
“Different preachers have their own approach of God’s message; and some even invent their own vocabulary.
“As a pastor it seems to me, we leaders, pastors and co-worker of the church are sleeping spiritually. We are lax in our responsibility to teach Gods Word.”
Paul admonished Timothy to, “Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage-with great patients and careful instruction” (2 Tim 4:2.NIV).
“It is time to awake and work not watch and criticise others or ourselves.
“It is time to guide, nourish, teach and visit our local churches in our associations and the region.
“We must make good use of our opportunity God gives, as Apostle Paul stated in Colossians 4:5.NIV.
“And it’s a command for all of us; we must work for God there’s no room for excuses, all of us has a task to do.” Jesus said;” As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work “John 9:4.NIV.
“As a Church this is not a time to compromise; this is not a time to appease the enemy.
“This is the time to tell the truth as it is.
“Do not believe the lies of the devil; The Word of God declared all others are thieves and liars: There is only one who is true; His name is Jesus Christ Son of the living God,” Reni said.