The Shepherd, A Christian Paper

This is my first newspaper review. Actually, my first review anything. Do people review newspapers? I am digressing. After reading about John Kiriamiti’s paper here, I became interested and when I saw it on the stands, I got myself a copy. John Kiriamiti is the guy who created the character Jack Zollo in his novels: My Life in Crime and My Life with a Criminal, Millie’s story. If you did not read these books in primary school, you may yet be helped. Look for them in the nearest bookshop. I badly wanted to be Jack Zollo.

The Shepherd is published monthly and is in the 30th issue with the June 2010 copy.

The name of the newspaper should have been clue enough, but I had flipped through almost all the pages when I realized it was mentioning God in every page. That’s when it occurred to me it’s a Christian paper, covering news in a godly/religious manner, trying to find that angle in every occurrence. Then the back page is full of these crusade announcements.

The content is there…. The articles appear well thought out and researched. I noted it must be having a few-ish because a writer almost had 5 pages of coverage. There was this article (I can’t remember who wrote it, and I forgot the paper someplace) which was talking about moral decadence in general and he complained about the Nivea ad (the one that features this delicious looking chick in white underwear), but while I agreed that our morals are decaying, I can’t complain about that billboard 😉

(Couldn’t find that pic online so here is a poor imitation!)

The newspaper is far from neutral, I fear. It all but screams NO to the new constitution, and always takes a stand on issues; the Christian stand. There was also an article about these new new churches not finding rental place in the city center and quotes that it might be the work of the devil.

Nevertheless, I found it worth the Kshs. 50. Except for one thing, there is no coverage of sports whatsoever! Does anyone know where I can get hold of John Kiriamiti? I wouldn’t mind covering sports for him, now that I have ambitions of being a sports journalist in the future.

Note: Turns out this is not John Kiriamiti’s Paper. His is called The Sharpener. Which makes all the above review erroneous.


3 Responses

  1. Awesome pic there. That isn’t John Kiriamiti’s wife, is it?

    Turns out it’s not John Kiriamiti’s wife or paper! His paper is called The Sharpener. I wonder what it’s about… pencils?

  2. that photo is NSFW, phew!
    I have seen the paper and have never gone beyond the bad design and poor choice paper.
    Good to know what lies beneath.
    Could you review the Sunday Express?

    Haven’t heard of the Sunday Express, but if I see it in the stands, I’ll review it!


    Hermeneutics is the science of interpretation of the Scriptures. What are the causes of faulty hermeneutics? Things that contribute to faulty hermeneutics are proof-texting, lack of prayerful study, pride, exalting men as infallible teachers, man made tradition doctrinal influences, self-imposed ignorance and dishonesty.

    FAULTY HERMENEUTICS dictates that Jesus was a sinner!

    Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

    Does this prove that Jesus was a sinner? Absolutely not.

    Hebrews 4:14-15 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weakness, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet is without sin.

    Jesus was not guilty of sin.—-PROPER HERMENEUTICS IS THE ANSWER.

    FAULTY HERMENEUTICS dictates that John the Baptist was the reincarnation of Elijah.

    Matthew 11:14 And if you are willing to accept it, John himself is Elijah who was to come.

    Does that Scripture prove that John the Baptist was Elijah reincarnated? No, it does not.

    John 1:19-23 This is the testimony of John….21 They asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” And he said, “I am not.”…
    Luke 1:5-17…It is he who will go as a forerunner before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah….

    FAULTY HERMENEUTIC dictates that men are saved by simply believing that Jesus is the Son of God.

    Acts 16:31 They said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.

    Does Acts 16:31 prove that men are save by faith only. No, it does not.

    The Scriptures teach that Faith John 3:16, Repentance Acts 3:16, Confession Romans 10:9,10 and Water Baptism Acts 2:38, 1 Peter 3:21 are all essential in order to be saved.

    John the Baptist was not the reincarnation of Elijah.—–PROPER HERMENEUTICS IS THE ANSWER.

    FAULTY HERMENEUTICS dictates that Jesus was God the Father.

    Isaiah 9:6 For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

    Would this Scripture prove that Jesus is God the Father? No, it would not.

    Mark 13:31-32 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. 32 But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father alone.

    Jesus will not know the end of time until God the Father tells Him. Jesus is not God the Father.

    1 Corinthians 15:20-28….23 who are Christ’s at His coming, 24 then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to God the Father…..28 When all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also will be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him, so that God may be all in all.

    Is Jesus God? Yes, Jesus is God, but Jesus is not God the Father.—–PROPER HERMENEUTICS IS THE ANSWER.

    FAULTY HERMENEUTICS dictates that men can be saved without being baptized because the thief on the cross was saved without being immersed in water. Can men today be saved without baptism. No, they cannot.

    Luke 23:39-43 ….42 And he was saying, “Jesus, remember me when You come into your kingdom!” 43 And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.”

    Was the thief saved? Yes, the thief was saved, however, the thief was saved before the New Covenant was in force. Under the New Covenant men have to be baptized in water in order to have their sins forgiven.

    Hebrews 9:16-17 For where a covenant is, there must of necessity be a death of the one who made it. 17 For a covenant is valid only when men are dead, for it is never in force while the one who made it lives.

    The New Covenant, the New Testament, the New Agreement was only in effect after the death of Jesus. When Jesus was alive He forgave men of their sins for various and sundry reasons; the thief was one of those He forgave.

    The terms of pardon under the New Covenant are :
    FAITH (John 3:16)
    REPENTANCE (Acts 2:38)
    CONFESSION (Romans 10:9-10)
    BAPTISM (Acts 2:38, Mark 16:16)

    Can men today be saved like the thief on the cross? No.—PROPER HERMENEUTICS IS THE ANSWER.

    FAULTY HERMENEUTICS=30,000 different denominations and religious groups all claiming the absolute truth? PROPER HERMENEUTICS IS THE ANSWER!

    (All Scripture quotes from: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)


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