Monday, February 12, 2007

Witchcraft is Destroying the Church in Africa

So the experts say, from All Africa. com:

Witchcraft is real, and it is destroying the church in Africa, Catholic experts warned this week.

Scholars from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) expressed concern that the church continued to dismiss the dark arts as mere superstition, thereby unwittingly helping the devil advance his reign.

For that reason, Christians who suffer because of witchcraft are often dismissed by priests as being superstitious. Because they do not get adequate help from pastoral agents, they seek the assistance of witchdoctors or join the mushrooming evangelical denominations that offer healing, exorcism and deliverance.

It was said that many African priests fear witchcraft or are ignorant of their own power to confront the devil.

Christians also visit diviners and magicians to seek practical solutions which the church and science apparently do not offer.