As Christian churches grow in size and number in Kenya, they have created a growing industry of faith healers and televangelists. Concerns are also rising that these new churches exist only to exploit the poor and desperate. Kenyans are looking to spot the wicked among the righteous.
Exorcisms, twice weekly. That’s what’s being offered at the Around the Globe Ministry in downtown Nairobi –one of the many new faith healing churches.
But some people are concerned over the growth of televangelists and radio shows who ask for donations.
“So the moment someone tells you pay something so that I pray for you and you’ll get a blessing or a benefit, that alone is a reason for you to recognize that here, you are being exploited,”
As they should be. The preachers say the proof is in their congregations that they have been leading for many years. They fail to understand how easily people are fooling into being faithful. The emphasis on faith healing and exorcisms is disturbing. Riddle me this, preacher man, if faith healing worked and every nasty illness was just demons, how come we had to invent science and modern medicine?