KENYA - The Fruit of False Prophets

Arno Froese

Malindi sub-county police chief John Kemboi said that more shallow graves have yet to be dug up on the land belonging to pastor Paul Makenzi, who was arrested on April 14 over links to cultism.

The total death toll is 43, because a further four people died after they and others were discovered starving at the Good News International Church.

A tipoff from members of the public led police to raid the pastor’s property in Malindi, where they found 15 emaciated people, including the four who later died. The followers said they were starving on the pastor’s instructions in order to meet Jesus.

The pastor has been arrested twice before, in 2019 and in March of this year, in relation to the deaths of children. Each time, he was released on bond, and both cases are still proceeding through the court.

-, 23 April 2023

Arno's Commentary

Under the umbrella of the Christian religion, Mr. Makenzi is responsible for the death of those who followed his “gospel,” not the one found in our Bible. Galatians 1:8 proclaims: “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.”

What led Paul Makenzi to follow his own deception? Obviously, self-manifestation … highlighting his own experience, which did not correspond to Holy Scripture. 

Previous arrests should have raised red flags among his followers. Quite obviously, Makenzi did not adhere to the instructions we find in Romans 13:1-7, 1 Timothy 2:1-2, Hebrews 13:17, or 1 Peter 2:13-17.

Doubtless, this horrible event will have a negative effect on the believing Church in the land of Kenya. When Jesus said, “I will build my church,” He then adds: “and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18). What do these “gates” represent? We may call it the consultation of darkness. At the gate of a city in olden days, the elders made decisions, tax was collected, and unwanted guests kept out. But unfortunately, the “gates of hell” continue to be rather successful on planet earth, deceiving those who do not love the truth.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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