This Bishop Javed Albert seems to be a fraud, and a puppet for the Pakistani government:
Self-appointed bishop claims he is heir to Joseph’s mission
Efforts by coworkers of the late Pakistani Bishop John Joseph to keep his mission alive are being complicated by a self-appointed evangelical bishop’s claim to be the heir to that mission.
Joseph, the late bishop of Faisalabad, was known for fighting for the rights of religious minorities and others in Pakistan. He took his own life May 6, 1998, after a Christian was sentenced to death for allegedly blaspheming Prophet Mohammed.
The movement for minority rights has lost direction since the activist bishop’s death, with many of his supporters seeing the generally small and low-key commemorations of the first anniversary of his death as a wake-up call.
Complicating the situation, however, is the prominent media attention being given Javed Albert, who supported Joseph but now claims to be bishop of all of Pakistan and the heir to Joseph’s work.
Suspected of being used by the government for propaganda purposes, Albert has appeared on government-controlled electronic media saying that there is no discrimination in Pakistan against religious minorities.
His episcopal “ordination” ceremony, in an Evangelical sect not known to have a hierarchical structure, was reportedly held in several cities and shown on cable television in sparsely populated western Pakistan.
Albert’s acceptance of Law 295-C, which mandates death for conviction of the loosely defined offense of blaspheming Mohammed, places him squarely at odds with Joseph, who campaigned for the repeal of the law.
Now read this comment by Bishop Javed Albert regarding the Danish Muhammed cartoons in European newspapers:
A resolution presented by Rt Rev Bishop Javed Albert to the United Nations officials for Secretary General Kofi Annan said: “The UNO should prepare and implement a legal framework according to which nobody be allowed to desecrate the holiness of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Jesus, Moses, David and other prophets.”
Notice the Islamic affirmations in his language. Does this sound like someone you want to follow (as a Christian)?
While I agree the Holy Spirit is working mysteriously among some Protestant and Evangelical circles, this type of thread is unfounded sensationalism. This wonderful forum doesn’t need more like this one.