The President of the International New Apostolic Church, Chief Apostle Jean Luc Schneider addressed Christians urging them not to forget about the negative aspects of social media.
Chief Apostle Schneider said that Christians should remember that the internet can be a source of good knowledge but at the same time it can be a tool of destruction.
He was giving a speech in Lusaka on Sunday after delivering a sermon during a Festive Divine Service at Central Congregation. The event was attended by Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo and UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema.
Chief Apostle Schneider who currently lives in Zurich, Switzerland mentioned that there are a lot of lies written about the New Apostolic Church in Zambia.
He urged his 9 million congregation across the world to ignore such lies about the Church.
“Don’t answer stupid lies because they will invent a new lie. Internet can be a wonderful too sadly it can also be a tool for stupid things,” he warned.
“As a Church, when we discover there is something that brings about the embarrassment, then we investigate and gather evidence and then we go to the police and we open a file. If people have stolen Church money they go to prison. We have some members in prison because they have stolen.”
He added, “With 9 million members, there is a chance one will do something wrong and as the New Apostolic Church, the law will be respected but we will act only when we have evidence.”
“Don’t let these people to be your spokespeople. They can’t be trusted. Trust the Chief Apostle and not these unknown people trying to manipulate you.”
Chief Apostle Schneider encouraged the Christians to be united as a body of Christ.
During the service, Chief Apostle Schneider officially revealed that District Apostle Charles Ndandula was retiring after 14 years of service and Kububa Soko was taking his place.
The new District Apostle Soko will be in charge of the Church’s activities in Zambia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe.
It is alleged that some of the Church members do not approve the appointment of new District Apostle Soko based on his lack of integrity.
During the appointment of the new District Apostle Soko, some displeased talks could be heard from within the Church.