ONE of the pioneers of the so-called Kingdom Movement, Gordon Mae of Central Kwara’ae, says the group’s leader Kemuel Kaleni is a “deceiver and a false prophet” who must repent.
Over the past few days, the Kingdom Movement has been the talk of the day on both mainstream and social media.
It finally led to the movement’s leader Mr Kaleni denying the accusations in an interview with the Solomon Star last week in Auki.
But Mr Mae said he was one of the pioneers of the group, which started way back in 1980s, and upon realizing that they had been deceived, he walked out from the group in 2007.
“The Kingdom movement started more than 20 years ago at Green Valley Church. We toured around the country as well as other Pacific Island countries only to preach the word of God,” Mr Mae said.
“It was later separated up into Green Valley church and Eden Church,” he added.
“Green Valley Church was still under the mother Church SSEC, whereas Eden Church is now the Kingdom Movement.”
Mr Mae said that all the claims that Mr Kaleni denied were true.
“He actually made the claim that he was a king, and prophet.
“He told us that there’s a city of gold been built underneath Malaita which is soon to emerge once the ground opens up.
“Mr Kaleni is my uncle, and I call on him to repent and seek forgiveness for his madness. He must apologize to the mother church and his followers.
“He is only creating problems amongst us. He should not deny the lies he’s been telling us.”
Meanwhile, Hudson Jamin Maniasi, one of the early followers of the Kingdom Movement, said that the big problem people are facing is that they misinterpreted the word of God.
“They lacked the knowledge of the Bible, thus they misinterpreted it,” Mr Maniasi said.
“I have been a follower of the group since the height of the ethnic tension, till I left them in early 2000, when I realized that I was being deceived.”
Mr Maniasi also appealed on Mr Kaleni and his followers to repent and come back to the mother church.
An excerpt from the movement’s doctrine book stated that the head of the Kingdom to rule the Solomon Islands is from Kwara’ae.
“God has revealed to me that the person to be the king is already among us, and is a mature person. The person earmarked to be the head of this kingdom will be from Kwara’ae.”
By CHARLEY PIRINGI