The Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe (E.F.Z) joined hands with other Christians in not participating in the Peace and Family Festival underway at the National Sports Stadium.
The acting president of the church, Pastor Trever Masuku said that they do not share the same beliefs and values with the hosts of the event.
“We strongly believe that Jesus all things to us his church. He is all sufficient to those that have received his gift of salvation. Jesus name address every need of ours and he did not die prematurely, or left any assignment incomplete as some would love us believe.
“Fellow Christians, let us not be deceived by any-every wind/kind of doctrine, nor by the craftiness of mankind, nor by signs and wonders or the eloquence and opulence of mankind. Rather, learn to judge all prophecy, teaching and doctrine, discerning what the will of God is.
“We thus call on all churches to prayer , making all kinds of prayers, supplications, intercessions, petitions and thanksgiving be made continually for the salvation of all souls and the unity of the body of Christ in Jesus name and that’s according to Timothy 2:1-3,” he said.
The gospel musician Mathias Mhere also pulled out of the event. He said that he decided to do that so as to protect his brand Mathias Mhere Music.
“I have noted that Hak Ja Han is not a Christian and I as a Christian has seen it not fit for me to be associated with the even and I would like to apologize to all my fans who may have been affected in whatsoever way by me having being initially included on the poster for the program,” said Mhere.
Michael Mahendere and Janet Manyowa are also not attending the event because of it being non-Christian.
Hak Ja Han is a Korean religious leader of the Unification Church which opposes the Christian beliefs.