Pastor Enoch F Phiri loses a TV Show on TBN Africa Again!
Enoch F Phiri who is described by many as an apostolic strategist, communicator, teacher, thinker and progressive leader, touches millions of people across the African continent through his TV Shows.
Enoch F Phiri is facing an uphill with the TBN in Africa management as a result of his sermons on the issue of land restitution which Enoch believes that it is a biblical concept to restore back the land which was stolen to South Africans.
In his series entitled Healing for the Nation, Phiri believes that true healing will happen when the unfinished work of codesa is revisited in order to deal with the issue of land. He emphases the biblical teachings of Restitution known as restorative justice which the Bible advocates. Enoch Phiri believes the Bible based Restitution can be a vehicle to be used in order to return of land which was taken from Blacks since 1913. He believes that when God delivered the Israelites from Egypt where they were enslaved for 430 years, God promised Israel to inherit the land of Canaan.
Pastor Phiri says there is no true freedom without land. Hell broke loose when a white viewer wrote an email to the TBN management in which he copied Pastor Enoch F Phiri, where the viewer threatened to run a campaign to boycott TBN if the station does not remove Enoch Phiri from the station because Phiri’s views on land is interpreted as racist and unbiblical.
Last year in September, Enoch Phiri’s show on TBN was suspended for what was alleged as hate speech when he made reference to the need for the white church to take responsibility by empowering the formerly disadvantaged groups.
“All white people in South Africa are beneficiaries of apartheid therefore, they must take responsibility by engaging the biblical principle of restitution”
Pastor Enoch Phiri’s statement was a response to the senior pastor of the Rivers Church in Sandton Andre where he told his congregation through his sermon, he said “If you are black God will send you white people,” he said.
“Don’t say the problem in South Africa is the white people. No, we are not. We have contributed to this nation, and we still do.
“If you want to know why white people still have money, it is because they work. So don’t drive them away. They can speak into your life,” he said in the sermon.
“Now don’t get too stressed. If you are white, God will send you black people… God will use people unlike you to do something in you, don’t push them away. Let them be the voice of God to you.”
Pastor Enoch Phiri was responding to the words above through his TV show which was broadcasted on TBN in Africa and his show was reinstated after the public outcry and TBN never offered any apology.
This time around, TBN wants to get ride of Enoch once and for all. In the mean time, Enoch has been receiving threatening calls from people. TBN in Africa wants Enoch Phiri to change the content of his sermons and refrain from talking about land.