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terça-feira, 22 de maio de 2012

Seventh-Day Adventists Deacons Beat Suspected Thief on Sabbath

Zambian Watchdog

SDA deacons beat suspected thief on Sabbath

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The man beaten by elders on Sabbath
SOME Seventh Day Adventist Church deacons in Lusaka last Saturday abandoned their faith and instead pounced on a suspected thief who was found trying to steal a side mirror from a parked vehicle belonging to a church member.

A Supreme Timers Staffer Lydia Mudenda, who was at the scene, reports that a deacon of Lusaka Central SDA church for some unknown reasons decided to leave the church service and started to wander around and about.

She reports that as the deacon was wandering about, waiting for the church service to end so that he can go home, he saw a suspicious looking man loitering near the car park.

In the recent past, there have been complaints from church members that they found their side mirrors and other valuables stolen from the vehicles especially Toyota Corolla.
“I saw this thief (pointing at the lynched man) loitering in the car park, so I decided to monitor him. Upon realizing that I was monitoring him, he pretended to have gone away. I also pretended to have gone to church” the deacon was heard boasting to his associate after the incident.

Mudenda reports that when the deacon went into the church to inform another deacon that there was a man planning to steal some valuables from the vehicles in the car park.

She reports that as the two deacons went to check on the situation in the car park, they found the man stealing the side mirror from a vehicle belonging to a church member.

The two deacons then tactfully pounced on the man before that started beating him ruthlessly.

She reports that other church deacons also come out from church to join in beating the suspected thief before some onlookers joined in.

The Church service however remained uninterrupted.

Efforts to get a comment from church Pastor Clement Imolo proved futile by press time.

89 Responses to SDA deacons beat suspected thief on Sabbath

  1. That was good instant justice. People should learn to respect other people’s rights to conscience and religion. Even Jesus whipped those he found abusing the worshipping place. The gentleman should be an example to would be thieves!
    PC - May 22, 2012
  2. That is what we used to call physical counselling in my SDA church before I left Zambia. You can imagine you get a loan to buy a car only for a chap who does not even sweat to come and feast on your hard earned property. Any way, nowadays such a one should have been taken for overnight prayers.
    Mwape D - May 22, 2012
  3. I have no pity for a thief. They should have killed him. He wanted to take advantage of worshipers? To hell with him, deacons, a well done job. Be on the lookout and should you find nother, chop off his legs, they are very stupid. They think we just get vehicles? We sweat for them but he wants to get a side mirror. If i was around i would kill him, they are making our tribe dirty. How i wissh i was of another tribe not known on planet earth. Come on head deacon! Come on Barbra!
    KH - May 22, 2012
  4. you are lucky mr thief the youth, especially the Master Guides didnt pour out their zeal on you, next time you wont be so lucky. guys be careful sda’s and catholicas we dont want rwanda genocide! the wise shall understand
    under five - May 22, 2012
  5. @nsama, u are hopeless-wanisekesa mu bemba wakantu iwe
    Bazamuka - May 22, 2012
  6. @ be my guest.
    if you are a male, stop thinking with your dick.a female no words
    yes - May 22, 2012
  7. The deacons beat up a thief, so what! You people who call yourselves worshipers have also stolen, lied, committed adultery, fornicated, contributed to rumors, back stabbers, laughed and mock people you know who have lost their wealth. Christian Nation? I wonder. Hypocrites.
    Sherlock - May 22, 2012
  8. I am an Adventist, and I am saddened that this happened. The thief was apparently caught in the act. It is not our duty to exact vengeance. That is God’s duty. He could have simply been detained and either carried to the police, or held until the police arrived.
    As it is, my dear brothers responsible for the physical damage to the man could possibly be themselves liable to criminal sanction. I understand why they may have done it, but it does not justify them. I hope they understand not only the spiritual condemnation upon their actions, but also the impact it will have on efforts by those same Central Church members in witnessing to anyone.
    I am curious, did anyone pray with or for the thief in his presence? If he resisted and they had to exert physical force to detain him, that is different. It seems to me though that more than necessary physical force to detain him was utilized.
    Please pray to God for your forgiveness, and ask this man for forgiveness too.
    Phacetious Plebbe - May 22, 2012
  9. tuma corolla nisochabe.anyway its so painful to hv ur property temperd with
    anone - May 22, 2012
  10. Am an Adventist but this is just plain wrong, whether done on Sabbath or any other day.
    msanawanzili - May 22, 2012
  11. Interesiting be honest these thieves in Lusaka have taken advantage of worshipers. I do not know the experience in other churches. am also an Adventist but not from central church. we have reached an extent to ensure some deacons are put on outside security to guard vehicles for worshipers because of thieves. at my church we used to replace toilet accessories every week. Why should people who are not disabled decide to take advantage of others who meet for worhip?? I think they did well to beat except maybe baliuma sana. its very frustrating and annoying. it means people now shud stop concentrating during worship.others come into church as though they come to worship and search ladies bags when people are praying. As a result now some deacons have to remain with eyes wide open during prayers to catch such people. the one who talks about Ellen G. White as a false prophet does not even know what kind of books she wrote. Look for one and read it and comment after reading if you will still maintain your stance.
    Others come in the name of being stranded, e.g. am from mpika so i need transport, if you want to take them to intercity to buy them tickets they get angry with you.
    There is alot happening in churches these days.Its now time for professional thieves. Who said the christian should always be taken for granded. someone will go and shit just because its in church ground and expects deacons to come and pray for him?? No ways. Let him go to the devil who influenced him that christians do not entertain stealing, let him steal from fellow thieves
    KAss - May 22, 2012
  12. Good !! these thieves need to be pounded so as to deter would be pompwes.
    Pa Bwato - May 22, 2012
  13. Am surprised that a wrong act is being attributed to one’s tribe and origin. All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Am not saying the thief was right but we should be careful how we use words. Don’t forget the Rwanda genocide. A wrong is a wrong and I’m sure it’s not only Bembas in prisons. Are we forgetting the killer Chilala, does that make all Tongas murderers? We are all Zambians let’s not be divisive.
    NC - May 22, 2012
  14. The name for the thief is andrew Mulenga from Kanyama compound…judge for yourself.
    I HATE FORNICATORS. - May 22, 2012
  15. The blogger who writes that ” no wonder they are following their false prophet , Ellen White” is just unfair to the members of this church. I wonder what kind of people others are that they have open hatred of certain religious groups. Please do not be a judge leave that one to god alone. Concentrate on your perceived true faith and let’s see it will take you to heaven instead of calling people of other faiths names.
    kaifa Matimba - May 22, 2012
  16. A Thief deserves that kind of treatment. Who ever is critising the act is full of pretence, just wait till you are visited we will see your actions.
    zuze zuze - May 22, 2012
  17. The thief is a caholic, in fact a former seminarian from chilonga mission. He is Bemba and was in he same intake with bakateka.
    Yama Mwintombela kwipaya - May 22, 2012
  18. i feel bad insala eyilenga
    Iris And Nathan - May 22, 2012
  19. Shame on you so called deacons, who gave you the authority to judge and sentence this man, he should have been taken to the custodians of the law. Never read the bible HE WHO HAS NOT SINNED, CAST THE FIRST STONE?
    Kubweka - May 22, 2012
  20. Bakamuuma bakacita kabontu maningi. What happenned was good for a reason. It was not new to the SDA members loosing their valuables at Central during worshipping. He is lack he was not stonned to death. Because we worship God of second chance it is time for him to accept Jesus Christ as his personal saviour and let him confess his sin for Jesus is just to forgive those who humbly bow, plead and seek His face.
    mainza - May 22, 2012
  21. No wonder they follow a false prohetess by the name of Ellen G, white
    Judge Kajimanga - May 22, 2012
  22. No comment! Was this wrong or right and why?
    Headman Kagoli - Monze District - May 22, 2012
  23. The physical counciling was too much bros to the extent of engaging the outsiders sure.
    kenny - May 22, 2012
  24. If the ansestors of bembas first camped in baroste or tonga land before settling in those kolwe infested jungles of northern province am sure things would be different for their sons and daughters today. I pity this bemba thief! Like its a picture from that movie ‘the passion of christ’ sure!
    Kanyakula - May 22, 2012
  25. Deacons please visit this man where ever he is. Pray with him that you taught him a lesson physically please also teach him spiritually. Amen
    Captain - May 22, 2012
  26. I thinking of producing a short movie based on this story. Title is “THE PASSION OF A THIEF!”
    Peso - May 22, 2012
  27. Hehehehe, it was a special baptism for the thief on the Sabbath, am sure he repented truely and never to steal again. Thieves targeting side mirrors are too much especially at car parks around ZSIC building, Premium House in Kamwala.
    Tione - May 22, 2012
  28. @dot com lol… are crazy
    Mama - May 22, 2012
  29. This is what happens when the Police and Laywers(Nchito)cannot help or they are corrupt. Even Jesus chased those who were selling in a place of worship. Deacons, please repent as what you did is wrong!
    BAROTSELAND BOYS! - May 22, 2012
  30. Decons are the security people so biting some one is one of the duties of security. GO on decon bit them.
    Decon bb - May 22, 2012
  31. If the devil attacks you physically, Do not hesitate to attack the devil physically….!! whatever your hand findeth to do, do it with all your mighty…..
    dot com - May 22, 2012
  32. Christ when he was here on earth he taught his followers how to keep the sabbath holy though actions and words. Christ said that it is right to do what is good on the sabbath. You see the sabbath was made for man not the man for sabbath, this means that man should not be a slave on this day but it must be a day of freedom and liberty from sin and physical pains unto salvation. This thief was supposed to find salvation from sin from this deacon. Any one who keep the sabbath should make sure that on this day any evil man or sick man must meet Jesus through him. It is sad that this thief as a sinner didn’t meet Jesus Christ on this day through that deacon. The deacon was supposed to tkae that thief and treat him as Christ would have treated a sinner by showing him the way to eternal life. He was suppsed to make that sinner free from sin of stealing spiritually than physically.
    Both the thief and the deacon never kept the sabbath day holy and they are wrong in the eyes of God they both need confession of this sin to God. Sabbath is holy, so nothing should be done unholy.
    DSChib - May 22, 2012
  33. Ha ha ha koma benze bamuchaya bad ka. Akungo ipweteka chabe.
    stealing at church. he must go to hell.
    Grace - May 22, 2012
  34. Both parties, the thief and the “deacons” got it wrong. “Thou shall not steal” [THIEF], “Violence I do hate” ["DEACONS"].
    musungwa musungwa - May 22, 2012
  35. These Deacons should be charged by police
    for assaulting the thief.They have committed
    a crime after another crime.The thief should
    have been apprehended and handed over to the
    police.What has happened to human rights in
    Zambia kanshi?Deacons,you cant just take the
    law in your hands!!!
    BE MY GUEST - May 22, 2012
  36. This treatment should be meted out to those chaps who want to steal K14 Billion from DBZ
    Chi Ukwa Tiyeuko! - May 22, 2012
  37. A thief deserves equal justice whether instant or judiciary.Well done SDA Deacons.
    Sekonde Chibale - May 22, 2012
  38. well done decons i even regret missing the service….But did he repent of his sins after reseving good beatings from men of God?hehehehe
    REX - May 22, 2012
  39. MMm ninshi mu church mwalifye ama deacons on this day??
    Manko - May 22, 2012

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