A renowned Malawian pastor based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Pastor Hastings Salanje of God’s Chapel Ministries has dismissed as misleading that the COVID-19 vaccine is linked to the biblical mark of the beast 666.
In a statement posted on his Facebook page yesterday, Salanje argues that it is very wrong for men of God to link the vaccine with the mark of 666, saying whenever there is a new thing in the world, men of God connects that thing to the devil.
Salanje said: “Its very disturbing to see how Men of God are lying to people by trying to connect the Corona virus vaccine with the mark of the beast 666.
“Every time when there’s a new thing happening, Men of God always connect it with the Devil, or the end of the world.”
Salanje however, said that the truth is that there is a terrible sickness in the world that is killing people and has to be dealt with either prayers or medicine. Adding that scientists came up with a solution to the pandemic and that it is unfortunate that the men of God are linking the vaccine to the devil.
“The truth of the matter is that there’s a terrible sickness which is killing people called Corona virus and we need to deal with it whether through prayers or through medicine.
“Now the scientists have come up with the solution to deal with the problem and now Men of God we are trying to connect it with the devil, which one is the Devil here between Corona virus which is killing people and vaccine which is going to protect people,? Salanje added.
Salanje therefore, challenged people including the men of God to be always ready for the coming of Jesus Christ, the saviour, because no one knows the time when the son of the Man will come. Quoting Mathews 24 verse 42 to 44.
He said: “Here Jesus is teaching us to be ready always because we don’t know the time, you may go by rapture or by normal death, so why are you so anxious about the coming of Jesus or the mark of the beast?
“If you are ready, you are ready whether you die and meet the Lord or the Lord will meet you here, what you need is to be ready always.”
He further added that those people who are busy with the mark of the beast(666), it just shows that they are not ready for the rapture to come.
“Those people who are busy with the word rupture or mark of the beast, i bet you is a sign that you are not ready, why are you so busy with what can not make you holy? Rapture or mark of the beast will not make you holy,” He added.