Implications for Africans who turn from ancestor worship can be severe, angering family members. So we must count the cost and seek comfort from the church.
Three crosses stand on Calvary hill. Two thieves flank Jesus. One mocks him, the other begs him for mercy. When faced with suffering, which thief are you?
Where I grew up consulting the dead was normal. But there are many reasons why Christians should not participate in this practice.
In churches across Africa ‘deliverance’ services are popular and prolific. But this practice not only preys on the fearful - it denies the Gospel itself.
I grew up in a home where ancestry worship was practiced. Later in life I came to a saving faith in Christ . This is how I teach the Gospel to kids like me