Pope Francis: God Has Instructed Me to Revise the Ten Commandments

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GUAYAQUIL, Ec.

– Pope Francis kicked off the start of a three-nation trip across South America today with his first mass, with over a million Ecuadorians in attendance, in the coastal city of Guayaquil. Delivering the mass in Spanish, the Pope spoke about the importance of family in modern society, saying, “It needs to be helped and strengthened, lest we lose our proper sense of the services which society as a whole provides.”

 

During his sermon, Pope Francis announced to Christians around the world that God had called upon him, instructing him “to revise the most sacred of texts, the Ten Commandments.” Given to the Israelites by God himself at Mount Sinai, the Commandments include instructions for worship and list several prohibited practices.

 

Pope Francis said Christians around the world are “faced with ever-increasing temptations brought on by the evils of modern society.” The Pope said the updated Commandments reflect the changing times and include some minor rewording of the existing rules as well as the addition of two new Commandments.

 

The Fourth Commandment, which advocates that proper respect be shown towards one’s parents, has been reworded in order to include children raised by same-sex parents. Pope Francis said the Seventh Commandment, prohibiting adultery and, among other things, homosexuality, has been removed entirely, as instructed by God, in order to extend “God’s grace to all His children.”

 

Addressing the inclusion of the new Commandments, which bring the total number to eleven, Pope Francis praised the rapid growth of technology in the digital age but said “progress comes at a price.” The new Fifth Commandment, which replaces the prohibition of adultery, forbids all aspects of genetic engineering and bans the consumption of genetically modified foods.

 

Lastly, the Eleventh Commandment disallows personal idolization and the glorification of one’s self over God. Using the Kardashians, a highly publicized celebrity family, as an example, Pope Francis said, “Selfies are an abomination in the eyes of our Lord.”

 

A spokesman for the Vatican, Father Federico Lombardi, said the Eleven Commandments are currently being etched into marble by an Italian sculptor and, upon completion, will be unveiled to the world in Saint Peter’s Square following an internationally televised mass.

 

Source: http://realnewsrightnow.com

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Raisi Kikwete azungumzia mahakama ya Kadhi!

Rais Jakaya Kikwete akifungua mkutano wa viongozi wa Kamati ya Amani Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam uliofanyika katika Ukumbi wa Mikutano wa Kimataifa wa Julius Nyerere (JNICC) jijini Dar es Salaam jana. (Picha na Freddy Maro).

Rais Jakaya Kikwete akifungua mkutano wa viongozi wa kamati ya Amani mkoa wa Dar es Salaam uliofanyika katika ukumbi wa Mikutano wa Kitaifa wa Julius Nyerere (JNICC) Dar es Salaam juzi

 

RAIS Jakaya Kikwete amefafanua msimamo wa Serikali katika mjadala unaoendelea wa Mahakama ya Kadhi, na kuweka wazi kuwa Serikali haina mpango wa kuianzisha, wala kuiendesha.

Mbali na hiyo, Rais Kikwete ambaye jana alizungumza na Kamati ya Amani ya Viongozi wa Dini mkoani Dar es Salaam, pia alielezea kusikitishwa kwake na tamko la Jukwaa la Wakristo Tanzania, lililowaelekeza waumini wao kupigia Katiba Inayopendekezwa kura ya Hapana.

Akifafanua suala la Mahakama ya Kadhi, Rais Kikwete alisema Serikali ina msimamo wa mambo mawili katika mahakama hiyo.

Kwanza, alisema Serikali haina mpango wa kuianzisha na kuiweka katika Katiba na pili, haihusiki kuiendesha na badala yake, Waislamu wenyewe ndio watakaoiendesha.

Alisema kimsingi, mahakama hiyo ilikuwepo kabla ya Uhuru na kinachotakiwa kuzungumzwa ndani ya Bunge, ni Sheria ya Kutambua Uamuzi Unaofanywa na Kadhi.

Alifafanua zaidi kuwa Mahakama hiyo ya Kadhi, haihusiki na mambo ya jinai, isipokuwa mambo ya kijamii ikiwemo talaka, mirathi na mengine ya aina hiyo.

Alitoa mfano wa Sheria ya Kiislamu, iliyokuwepo tangu zamani, ambayo inatambua chombo hicho na kusisitiza kuwa kinazungumzwa, ni uamuzi unaofanywa na Kadhi utambulike tu.

Katika mfano huo, alisema Muislamu ukigombana na mke wake, kuna mabaraza ya usuluhishi ambayo huyo mwanamke atapaswa kwenda, ila wakishindwa na ataomba talaka ambayo inaidhinishwa na Kadhi, ambaye ndiye msajili wa vyeti vya ndoa kwa Waislmau.

Baada ya kutoa ufafanuzi huo, Mwenyekiti wa Kamati hiyo, Shehe Alhad Musa, alimshukuru Rais Kikwete kwa ufafanuzi alioutoa na kusema Wakristo na Waislamu siku zote ni wamoja na wataendelea kuishi kwa amani, furaha na ushirikiano.

Katika hilo, Shehe Alhad alinukuu Biblia katika Kitabu cha Mathayo tano, mstari wa 25, ambao unasema; “Patana na mshitaki wako, mngali njiani, asije akakupeleka kwa Kadhi na Kadhi akakukabidhi kwa Polisi na Polisi akakutupa korokoroni.”

Katiba Pendekezwa

Akizungumzia Katiba Inayopendekezwa, ambayo inasubiri kupigiwa kura na wananchi, Rais Kikwete alisema Katiba hiyo imewakilisha vitu vingi kuliko Katiba iliyopo.

Alifafanua kwamba Katiba Inayopendekezwa, imeweka haki za makundi mbalimbali ya jamii, kuliko iliyopo na kuongeza kuwa yeye binafsi ameisoma na kurudia kuisoma, lakini hajaona mahali popote ambapo ina kasoro.

Alisema isingekuwa rahisi kuweka maoni ya kila mtu katika Katiba, na kufafanua kuwa yale ambayo hayajawekwa sasa hivi, utafika wakati wake na yatawekwa.

Alibainisha kuwa haikuwa rahisi kwa maoni ya kila mtu kuingia katika Katiba Inayopendekezwa, kwani hata CCM ilikuwa na mambo 60 waliyopendekeza, lakini kati ya hayo ni 12 tu yaliyoingia.

Rais Kikwete alisema Katiba sio Msahafu au Kurani, ambayo haiwezekani kubadilishwa hata nukta. Alitoa mfano wa Zanzibar, kwamba wakati kuunda Muungano, yapo mambo yalionekana ni muhimu kubakia katika Muungano, lakini kadri muda ulivyokwenda yameondoka.

Jukwaa la Wakristo

Akizungumzia tamko la Jukwaa la Wakristo Tanzania, Rais Kikwete alisema amehuzunishwa na kufadhaishwa na tamko hilo la viongozi wa dini la kutaka waumini wao wajiandikishe kwa wingi, lakini wapige kura ya Hapana kwa Katiba Inayopendekezwa.

Tamko hilo lilitolewa na jukwaa hilo linaloundwa na Jumuiya ya Kikristo Tanzania (CCT), Baraza la Maaskofu Katoliki Tanzania (TEC) na Baraza la Makanisa ya Kipentekoste Tanzania (CPCT).

Rais Kikwete alisema, tamko hilo litakuwa pia limekwaza waumini, kwa kuwawekea mipaka ya kidemokrasia na kukwaza hata viongozi wenyewe.

Alitoa mfano kwamba kwa tamko hilo, muumini hataweza kusimama na kumwambia kiongozi wa dini asiwaingilie katika uamuzi, kwa kuwa kupiga kura ni haki ya kikatiba ya kila mtu, na ikitokea hivyo, hata kiongozi husika atakwazika.

Subira kwa NEC

Kuhusu uwezekano wa Kura ya Maoni kufanyika Aprili 30 kama ilivyotangazwa na Serikali, huku kazi ya kuandikisha wapigakura ikiendelea kusuasua, Rais Kikwete alisema Tume ya Taifa ya Uchaguzi (NEC), inayoratibu uandikishaji wa wapigakura, itazungumza kuhusu walipofikia wakati muafaka ukifika.

Amani Kuhusu amani ya nchi, Rais Kikwete alisema viongozi wa dini pia wa jukumu kubwa la kuimarisha amani ya nchi.

Katika utekelezaji wa jukumu hilo, Rais Kikwete aliwataka viongozi hao wajaribu kuepuka kutumiwa na watu wenye nia mbaya, kwa sababu wanafahamu kuwa viongozi wa dini wana ushawishi katika jamii na wana watu wengi nyuma yao.

Alisema machafuko yatakayotokana na mvurugano wa kidini, hakuna mtu atakayeweza kuyazuia, hivyo ni vyema viongozi hao waendeleze mshikamano.

Alitoa mwito kwa mikoa mingine nchini, kuunda kamati za amani kama ilivyo Kamati ya Amani ya Viongozi wa Dini mkoani Dar es Salaam.

Kadhi yuko Kibiblia

Akitoa neno la shukrani, Makamu wa Mwenyekiti wa Kamati hiyo, Askofu Valentino Mokiwa wa Kanisa Anglikana Tanzania, alielezea kufurahishwa na maelezo ya kina yaliyotolewa na Rais Kikwete.

Alisema pia alifurahishwa na maneno aliyonukuu Shehe Alhad kutoka Mathayo 5:25 yaliyoonesha kwamba kumbe Mahakama ya Kadhi ni ya Wakristo, maana ipo katika Biblia, na kufanya ukumbi uvunjike kwa kicheko.

CHANZO: HABARI LEO

Askofu Kakobe awakemea watumishi wa Mungu!

Askofu mkuu wa Kanisa la Full Gospel Bible Fellowship, Zakaria Kakobe hivi karibuni aliongea maneno makali kwa watumishi wa Mungu yaliyopelekea baadhi ya watu (kanisa) kujihoji kuhusu maisha yao na wakati huo huo wengi ikiwemo watumishi wa Mungu kukemea hali ya Askofu huyo kuhukumu bila kuwajua wahusika maisha yao binafsi na Mungu.

Askofu Kakobe alimwakia Rose Muhando kwa wazi  na kusema “Leo sikwepeshi…wanaume wanatikisa viuno Rose Muhando, hiyo ni team ya kwenda motoni, hakuna Mungu humo ndani….watu wanaoenda mbinguni hawako hivyo Rose Muhando rudi msalabani kama hujazaliwa mara ya pili zaliwa leo.Unatikisa viuno…..viuno unaleta kanisani,viuno peleka bar Rose Muhando kila mahali stage show, stage show, vitu hivi havikuwepo assemblies, vitu hivi havikuwepo kwa wapentekoste, nani atainuka mchungaji kukemea, kila mtu anajifanya ameokoka lakini huoni wokovu ule

Aliendelea kuwashukia wanasiasa maarufu kama Nape Nnauye, Mh. Mwakyembe, Mh. Lazaro Nyarandu na Paul Makonda na kuwataka  wajipime, warudi msalabani na kuzaliwa mara ya pili. Aliendelea zaidi na kusema “Mimi hapa sihitaji mtu, Waziri ukija hapa, Raisi ukija hapa utanisaidia nini, Raisi huwezi kunipa hela mimi.. mimi ndio nitakupa, mimi sihitaji hela ya mtu, Mungu aliyeniita ana fedha na dhahabu vyote ni mali yake, sihitaji hela ya mwanasiasa, sihitaji hela ya waziri…wakija kuleta harambee zao hapa watajisifu, tutashindwa kuwapiga kama hivi ninavyowapiga, lakini sasahivi ninakupiga Nape, nakupiga Makonda, Nakupiga Mangula, siangalii sura ya mtu hapa….Injili iko pale pale.

Hakuishia hapo alimshukia mtumishi wa Mungu TB Joshua na kusema “Na tunaona mlolongo wa watu sasahivi wanajifichaficha wanaenda kwa TB Joshua, kwenye mchanganyo, TB Joshua hata haubiri kuhusu kuzaliwa mara ya pili, anazungumza vitu vya ajabu ajabu na miujiza feki, watu wanajazana hapo kama Mwigulu Nchemba

Mpaka sasa hakuna Mchungaji aliyemjibu Askofu Zakaria Kakobe.

‘Maaskofu hatuna mamlaka ya kuwaamulia waumini kuhusu katiba mpya’ – PENGO

UFUATAO ni ujumbe mfupi wa Muadhama Polycarp Kardinali Pengo alioutoa jana katika Kanisa la St. Joseph jijini Dar es Salaam kuhusiana na waraka wa maaskofu uliotolewa hivi karibuni kwa Wakristo nchini kujiandikishakikamilifu na kisha kuikataa Katiba Inayopendekezwa wakati wa kura ya maoni kwa vile haikujadiliwa kiuadilifu.

“Maaskofu hatuna mamlaka ya kuwaamulia/kuwalazimisha waumini wetu wafanye uamuzi gani kuhusu katiba, kuwaamulia ni kuwadharau kuwa hawawezi kufanya uamuzi sahihi wao wenyewe na kuingilia uhuru wao.

Waraka huu unaleta utengano katika taifa kuwa Wakristo, tumechukua uamuzi dhidi ya serikali na wengine….

Tuwaache waumini wafanye uamuzi kwa tafakari yao binafsi bila shinikizo letu…..

Wakati hili linajadiliwa nilikuwa Italy katika kusimikwa makardinali na baadaye India, wengine wakavumisha nimelazwa,..wengine nimefariki, lakini namshukuru Mungu hizo ni dua za kuniongezea maisha marefu na afya (makofi).

Nililetewa waraka nikausoma, umepitishwa baada ya tafakari kubwa nauheshimu. Lakini nadhani tuwaache waumini wafanye uamuzi kwa uhuru baada ya kutafakari….

Si sahihi tukaenda katika katiba kama Wakristo kwa shinikizo la kupinga katiba…

Wawe huru anayepinga kwa hiari yake anayekubali kwa dhamiri yake….
Sidhani kama viongozi wa dini sasa tuna amri ya kulazimisha uamuzi juu ya katiba….

Magazetini

Kigauni cha Sarah Jakes chaibua mjadala!!

Suala la mavazi bado linasumbua wakristo? Je bado tunasumbuka na mwonekano wa nje kuliko tabia ya mtu?

Pichani ni binti wa mhubiri maarufu T.D Jakes, Sarah Jakes alipokuwa akiongea kuhusu ushuhuda wa maisha yake pia na kutangaza kitabu chake kipya, lakini hata hivyo wengi walijali sana alivyovyaa na kuibua mjadala kwenye mitandao ya kijamii.

–NewLight Christian Center

Did Nigerian Prophet TB Joshua Predict Disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in 2013?

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A self-styled Nigerian prophet, T.B. Joshua, reportedly forewarned in 2013 that a “large aircraft, carrying over 200 people would develop a fault on the tarmac” in “an Asian nation” and people are now speculating that he was talking about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

A YouTube video linking Joshua’s prediction, made on Sunday July 28, 2013, and Flight MH370 has now gone viral. In the prediction he says the incident with the predicted flight would be caused by “impatience” in addressing a fixable fault with plane.

“We have to pray, this is an Asian country,” said Joshua in the run-up to his prediction in the video.

“I will not mention any country but God showed me the country. I am seeing a very big balloon. What is the cause of this? It was just about to take off and the fault started. It means they can discover it on the tarmac but because of impatience.

“If God gives me the grace I will send a letter to the embassy of the country. Check your airlines in your country,” he warned to applause.

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“But it’s going to be huge. Almost 200 people inside. What happened here is the fault of impatience because there are many things they need to look into before they take off but they are unable,” he said.

Flight MH370 took off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport just after midnight on Saturday and it has since disappeared which has left investigators, aviation experts and the authorities in several countries at a loss to explain what happened. There were 239 people on-board. The airline said it did not receive any distress messages or emergency signals from Flight MH370 before it “disappeared off the radar.”

— leonardo.blair