“‘Christian Cults’ And Mass Suicides: Why India Resisted What Kenya Suffered”, Swarajyamag, April 30, 2023:
“At least 90 dead bodies were exhumed from the mass grave of a charismatic evangelical Christian cult ‘Good News International Church‘ run by pastor Paul Nthenge Mackenzie in Kenya.
Charismatic evangelists are more cultish than the mainstream Churches. But mainstream Churches, particularly Protestant churches, use charismatic evangelists as recruiters of the faithful. It is only when there is inter-denominational poaching that the charismatic evangelists become problematic.
However, there is also a basis for such preachers in theology and colonial history.
Christianity has at its core not just the teaching of Jesus. It also has an apocalyptic worldview. Humans in this worldview move from Adam’s creation in Eden to Armageddon. There is the ultimate apocalypse and the judgement day. On Judgement Day, all dead would be resurrected and sent to heaven or hell based on their beliefs and not deeds….”
Read the full article at Swarajyamag.com