In churches across Africa ‘deliverance’ services are popular and prolific. But this practice not only preys on the fearful - it denies the Gospel itself.
That man needs a mediator to be reconciled with God cannot be denied. The issue is rather: Who, according to the Bible, has God appointed to mediate between man and God? What is the reason for appointing someone to mediate? African theologians, who defend the need for ancestors to act as mediators, do not offer convincing answers to these questions. This article will argue that because of Christ’s mediating work there is no room nor necessity for the mediating of our ancestors. We cannot affirm mediation within African Traditional Religion (ATR) alongside Christ’s mediation. The meaning and purpose of a mediator A mediator...
Many Africans live in a world steeped in occult beliefs and practices that include generational curses. Yet we must remember that God’s power is superior.