Editor: Pastor Kelron Harry provided us with yet another exhibit of his warped biblical logic by way of the message he delivered at the SVG Christian Coalition Prayer Walk and Rally last week. The message was based on Isaiah 2:2-4 which says:
“2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”
Pastor Harry interpreted this passage to be saying that:
“Peace comes when my people, their hearts, are no longer focused on weapons of destruction and conflict but is [sic] focused on being productive and working.”
He sought to emphasise his point by saying that:
“It is as though when a people is [sic] allowed to work and make a living there is peace.”
Unfortunately, it seems as if the Pastor is not capable of an accurate interpretation of Scriptures. This is a serious matter in light of his profession. The passage is not saying that peace comes because of productivity. In fact, it is saying the exact opposite – productivity comes because of peace. In other words, in times of peace people are less preoccupied with having weapons and therefore turn them into tools of Labour. I think Pastor Harry should look for a different job.
In any case, he seems to be more of a politician than anything else. He might be a wolf in the clothes of the shepherd. I also think that he is on a campaign of self-promotion. In light of this fact, he better be careful that he is not guilty of something he spoke out against – men exalting themselves above God. He might be the chief culprit on the pulpit. I am sorry for the Church of the Nazarene. The members of that church deserve better leadership.