Sunday, November 9, 2008

THE DANGER OF FALSE PROPHETS


This article made me thank God for my parents even more for giving them a real brain and discerning spirits to know truth from evil... "Mary is a pretty five-year-old girl with big brown eyes and a father who kicked her out onto the streets in one of the most dangerous parts of the world. Her crime: the local priest had denounced her as a witch and blamed her "evil powers" for causing her mother's death. Ostracised, vulnerable and frightened, she wandered the streets in south-eastern Nigeria, sleeping rough, struggling to stay alive. Mary was found by a British charity worker and today lives at a refuge in Akwa Ibom province with 150 other children who have been branded witches, blamed for all their family's woes, and abandoned. Before being pushed out of their homes many were beaten or slashed with knives, thrown onto fires, or had acid poured over them as a punishment or in an attempt to make them "confess" to being possessed. In one horrific case, a young girl called Uma had a three-inch nail driven into her skull.
Yet Mary and the others at the shelter are the lucky ones for they, at least, are alive. Many of those branded "child-witches" are murdered - hacked to death with machetes, poisoned, drowned, or buried alive in an attempt to drive Satan out of their soul. The devil's children are "identified" by powerful religious leaders at extremist churches where Christianity and traditional beliefs have combined to produce a deep-rooted belief in, and fear of, witchcraft. The priests spread the message that child-witches bring destruction, disease and death to their families. And they say that, once possessed, children can cast spells and contaminate others.
The religious leaders offer help to the families whose children are named as witches, but at a price. The churches run exorcism, or "deliverance", evenings where the pastors attempt to drive out the evil spirits. Only they have the power to cleanse the child of evil spirits, they say. The exorcism costs the families up to a year's income." as reported by telegraph.co.uk

...just sad...I gotta make some phone calls beacuse the many real christians in Nigeria need to pray to be the vessels of God to end this.

11 comments:

  1. wow, thats horrible. i cant beleive people are actually stupid enough to believe those priests instead of thier own children and will give them their year's income, and poruing acid on kids and slashing them with knives, What a shame!

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  2. And all the acid pouring and beatings what is the world coming to!

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  3. My husband's mother died of cancer when he was four years old and a catholic priest told him that it was his fault that his mother died, because he was a evil child. My husband carried this for many years, confused and not understanding the God of Love. To make a long story short God has revealed Himself to my husband and He and God have a wonderful relationship through and by His Son Christ Jesus (our savior) He has been healed of His emotional pain. As you have said and as the Word of God says, there are still many evil and wicked false prophets out there that do these kind of things.
    I just pray that the True children of God will rise above and bring the message of Truth and Love to a dieing and hurting generation that need to know that there is a love and a hope for them and His name is JESUS!

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  6. That's horrible what's happening to children in that part of the world. We can only pray for God to show his power and for people to renew their minds and be able to discern that which is the perfect will of God.

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  7. Are those people crazy. What priest do they have? I feel sorry for little Mary. Like Streetbrand said: we have to pray to God for those children. I have found some lyrics about songs of God at http://www.sweetslyrics.com/ Try it.

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