|Helicopter of Christ Ministry in Kenya (source)|
Processing fees are a way of life, so I suppose it shouldn't come as a big surprise that a Kenyan preacher is now charging people around $13 Canadian to check up on their records in the Book of Life.
Only Sh1,000 'to know if you will go to heaven'
Pastor Thomas Wahome of Helicopter of Christ Church is charging his congregation Sh1,000 each to check whether anyone’s name is in the book of life. The pastor has for the past two weeks been charging the amount as thousands of followers flock to him to know if they will enter heaven.I guess it's no worse than Church Indulgences. By which I mean, the Church was just as despicable as this.
I wonder if these results come with guarantees? I suppose you would have to check back with him periodically to make sure you're still in good standing?
“Send the money to this number, 07XX032000 (number concealed) and then come tomorrow at around 10 in the morning. The bishop will then tell you if your name is in the Book of Life,” she said.Pastor Wahome is quite the spiritual entrepreneur who seems to believe he's the Second Coming. Last year, he charged people Sh1,200 to touch his clothing. He claimed this would heal people of their ailments.
Well, it will relieve people of their money.