Belinda Nana Akua Amoah, known in showbiz as Mzbel, seem not to have had enough of religious controversies. She, in the recent past has expressed disbelief in the Christian Messiah, Jesus Christ and has described Christianity as idol worshiping.
The vocal singer has taken it a step further, describing Tongues Speaking, a phenomenon considered as a feat in the Christian spiritual life as utter nonsense.
In her new song, ‘TONGUES’, produced by Hydraulix, Mzbel begins with a few lines in a strange language (tongues). While responding to why she was poking fun at Christians and tongues speaking, she said “Tongues itself is play. It is very silly… when you go to church and speak in tongues, it is senseless”.
In a chat with Mr.EL on ‘Adwumapamere’ on Connect F.M in Takoradi, the controversial singer explained that the bible states nowhere that people should say things they cannot understand while praying.
“People would say that on the day of Pentecost, the disciples spoke in new languages, but when you read further …they only spoke languages either than their mother tongues”. She said.
She added that, that was so to enable the disciples to preach the gospel to other nations as they had been charged to do.
She insisted that on the day of Pentecost when the disciples received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and spoke in new tongues, there were persons in the crowds who could identify and understand the languages being spoken.
She mocked how some Christians forced themselves to speak in ‘tongues’. For her, praying in a language that no one can identify and understand must be a silly joke!
She admonished people to pray from their hearts and in understandable languages and shun the nonsense of tongues speaking.
By: Ato Kwamina Otoo