CONTINUATION – Witchcraft… ON THIS PAGE:
· The Ancestor Worshipper’s view of God and the Bible
· Just as in Christianity and other religions, neglecting Religious Sacrifice constitutes ‘sin’
· President Mbeki’s AFRICAN RENAISSANCE and the BULL-SACRIFICE of WELSHWOMAN
· IS IT POSSIBLE TO CALL UP THE DEAD?
· The Bible clearly tells us the origin of Ancestor, and Other spirits
· What about the account of King Saul and the spirit of Samuel?
· WHY CAN THE DEAD NOT INTERCEDE FOR US?
The Ancestor Worshipper’s view of God and the Bible
As all religionists, those in Christianity too, ancestor worshippers are also completely under the control of their religious hierarchy and cultural leaders, Dr. Paul Stolz wrote, “It is a great mistake to ignore ancestor worship as mere misconception, or superstition… [Ancestor worship] is a communal culture… where the individual believes he exists as result of the others…. [Different from most Christian cultures,] the [ancestor worshipping] family is a single continuing unit, conscious of no radical distinction between the living and the dead. The individual’s way of life is therefore dependent on what is determined by dead ancestors and extended families… For instance, ‘In African ancestor worship, the ‘supreme of’ of their ancestor gods, ‘Nkosi,’ or in Zulu, ‘Unkulunkulu,’ is a politically liberating god. Nkosi or Unkulunkulu can mean god, gods, or a human king, who is addressed in the same way. This god is not the God of the Bible. [He] is [also] a distant god that does not communicate with ordinary people. [Nkosi] makes use of the dead ancestors to communicate with ordinary people… Yet... the God of the Bible never made use of [deceased] ancestors to communicate messages to His people… [See Luke 16, ‘The Rich Man and Lazaarus.’] God used the history of the Hebrews to warn and guide His people. God used living prophets in the Old Testament and living apostles in the New Testament to carry His messages… There were also many instances where God… used angels to appear to certain people. Angels are heavenly beings that were created by God before the beginning of time. Therefore, angels cannot be considered as [the human spirits of] dead ancestors, (Num. 22:21-35… 2 Kings 1:15; 1 Chron. 21:18, Dan. 8:16; 9:21-22…) [It is a gross] misconception [that] the God of the Bible [condones the] worship of ancestors… Yet, in ancestor worship, dead ancestors take the place of God and become gods themselves. Just like the God of the Bible, [these gods allegedly have the] power to punish... kill... decide on life. [Hence,] the fear of them…
“[Ancestor worshippers believe their dead forefathers are mediators, who ‘stand between’ living people and God, just as in Roman Catholicism and in the Elijah Prophet, Promise Keepers’ deception.] But there is no other mediator than Jesus Christ, (Heb. 9:15.) Christ offered Himself so that [God could have] communion, communication and identification with the ordinary person again, (Heb. 8.) The ancestor worshipper lives in a world where spirits control the wellbeing of the person and the community at large (Maimela 1985:71; Theron 1987:8). It is therefore not strange [that] these worshippers [have a strange] concept of… the Holy Spirit. [The Holy Spirit] is seen as separate from The Biblical Godhead of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. [These worshippers believe] it is not the Holy Spirit [Who] comforts, leads the person into God’s presence, etc. [They relate His works and power to…] ancestor spirits…”
Just as in Christianity and Other Religions, Neglecting Religious Sacrifice constitutes their notion of “Sin”
In most pagan and Christian ancestor-worshipping communities worldwide, religious leaders place great emphasis on the importance of personal rituals and sacrifices to please and appease the ‘ancestor gods’ to buy ‘blessing’ from them. Neglecting to respect, worship, and sacrifice to deceased ancestors constitute the entire notion of ‘sin.’ (This is also the belief of Buddhism, Hinduism, some churches and divisions of Christianity, etc.) Disobedience to God’s Moral Law of Love, (such as hatred, lies, theft, slander, and even murder,) never enters the picture. [See “The Roman Catholic/Protestant/Pagan Notion of Sin.”] Consequently, all ancestor worshippers (Christians such as Roman Catholics too,) consider ‘bad luck’ in the form of illness, loss, drought, defeat in war, etc. as punishment for ritual ‘sin,’ or neglecting and thus not appeasing ‘angry’ ancestor spirits! More importantly, they think the neglect of personal sacrifice can bring calamity on families, tribes - even on a whole nation!
Thus, ancestor worship in all its many forms worldwide, keeps billions of people in fear and bondage.
The Meaning of President Mbeki’s “African Renaissance”
Comprehending the connection between ‘blessing’ and ‘sin’ in ancestor worship sheds light on the ruling African National Congress’s constant push towards ‘the African renaissance,’ as declared by South Africa’s ex-president Thabo Mbeki some years ago. The ‘African Renaissance’ does not relate to technological, industrial, scientific and agricultural advances as during the Middle Ages, as Westerners believe. Africa is under socialism and its total destruction of infrastructure. Africa’s so-called ‘renaissance’ or ‘rebirth’ calls for a complete ‘revival’ of ancestor worship and ritual sacrifice to the ‘ancestors’ to ‘restore’ so-called ancestor ‘blessing’ to communist depleted Africa, torn to pieces by constant civil war.
Ukweshwama is a good example of the African Renaissance
An example of the ‘African renaissance’ or the ‘revival’ in ancestor worship, was the public, ritual sacrifice of a bull, personally sanctioned by President Zuma, his whole parliament, and even a South African court of law to ‘bless’ South Africa’s World Cup stadiums – while South Africa’s performance still turned out a great disaster! Zulus call this incomprehensibly cruel sacrifice to their ancestor gods “Ukweshwama.” Their incomprehensibly ferocious torture of this helpless animal consists of a whole crowd of bloodthirsty men ripping apart a bull with their bare hands. They literally tear the poor animal to pieces while alive. An eye-witness reported, “Dozens of people trampled the bellowing, groaning bull, wrenched its head around by the horns to try to break its neck, pulled its tongue out, stuffed sand in its mouth and even tried to tie its penis in a knot…”
They inflicted the maximum cruelty on the defenseless animal for a long as possible to ‘wake’ as many ancestor spirits as possible, to give them as much political power as possible!
The multitude of bad spirits that were called up on a national level by this blood sacrifice, will not bring ‘blessing’ to this country. Rather, such torture of God’s innocent animals invoke the wrath of God. One may rightfully ask, can people really believe the Creator God of the entire universe, the Lord Jesus Christ, will bless this country through such an indescribably pitiless rite of ‘passage into manhood,’ which is actually making their ‘children’ and themselves “pass through the fire” to gain blessing from their dead ancestors?
God strictly forbade such idolatry and witchcraft in Deut. 18:10.
Through this and other cruelties, they actually released God’s curses on every sphere of South African life.
As witnessed since then, the South African Government has brought increasing calamity upon the country as a whole, and we can be certain that South Africa is destined for complete ruin, just as we see in all the other countries where anarchy rules. [See: ‘Occult ‘Medicine’ or “Muti” Consists of \Cannibalism and Drinking Blood.’]
Is it possible to call up the dead?
The spirits of dead people are definitely not able to move between God’s throne and living people to atone for sin, or to intercede on the behalf of the living, because they are either at the throne of Jesus in heaven, or incarcerated in hell, (Lu. 16:19-31.) Scripture states undeniably, “It is appointed for all men once to die, and thereafter the judgment,” (Heb. 9:27.) The Book of Ecclesiastes also reveals, “The living knows that they will die, but the dead knows nothing. They have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten. Also their love, hatred, and envy have now perished; nevermore will they have a share in ANYTHING done under the sun,” (9:5-10.)
Jesus Himself illustrated humanity’s immediate judgment after death by telling us about the Rich Man and Lazarus. When they both died, the angels took them directly to their respective places in heaven and in hell. When the Rich Man in hell pleaded to send someone from the dead to warn his brothers, “lest they also come to this place of torment,” the answer was, “They have [the Scriptures,] let them hear [what the Scriptures say.] If they do not listen to [the Scriptures,] neither will they be persuaded though one rises from the dead,” (Lu. 16:19-31.) The M.H. Commentary explains, “The matter has been long since settled, upon trial, that God should speak by [His Word, the Bible,] and not by messengers from heaven [or hell.] A messenger from the dead could say no more than what is said in the Scriptures, nor say it with more authority. The same strength of corruption that breaks through the convictions of the written Word would certainly triumph over the witness from the dead; and, though a sinner might be frightened at first by such a testimony, when the scare was over he would soon return to his hardness.”
THE BIBLE CLEARLY TELLS US THE ORIGIN OF THE SPIRITS OF DEAD PEOPLE
The context of God’s Word makes it clear that the human spirits of deceased people cannot and will not return to earth to speak to the living, (Lu. 16:19-31.) The only other way to explain the so-called spirits the deceased, which people call up at ritual ceremonies and other séances, is to realize that Satan, the leader of the multitude of demons or fallen angels, has been warring against God, the truth of His Word, and the perfection and innocence of His creation since time immemorial. Satan is the “father of lies” and all deception, which lures away the unsuspected and rebellious to join him in eternal damnation, cast away from the presence of God. So, God stated in Is. 8:19, “Seek not those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter. Should not a people seek their God? Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living?”
As Satan and his demons have been with humanity from the very beginning in Eden, they know each one of us personally. It is therefore not strange that they know personal things about us and often present themselves in the guise of our departed loved ones. They are also able to appear in human or animal form and speak in demonic and human languages, in different voices, and in every possible accent. Thus, it is easy for them to pretend to be the spirit of a dead person, while that person’s spirit is incarcerated either in hell, or worshipping safely at the feet of Jesus.
The spirits that pretend to be the spirits of ancestors and other deceased people are therefore not the human spirits of actual people. They are demons. In addition, God does not want us to consort with demons, as they pose a dreadful danger to our eternal souls, as well as to our temporal lives here on earth. “Therefore,” God commanded, “FLEE from idolatry. [I am not saying] that an idol is anything, or what is offered to idols is anything. Rather, that the things which the pagans sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s Table and the table of demons,” (1 Cor. 10:14-21.)
What about the Account of King Saul and the spirit of Samuel?
Since the fall in Eden, witches have tried to refute the truth of God concerning the human spirits of the deceased. They continue with this tremendous lie because it would be unacceptable to tell their followers that they are not dealing with the human spirits of dead people, but with demons. To protect humanity against the deceiver and his many demons, God forbade us to try to speak to the dead. Still, even Christians believe that the controversial account of the Witch of En Dor in 1 Samuel 28 ‘proves’ that this practice is possible – and even acceptable. Thus, some Bible commentaries ignorantly promote the notion that it was indeed the human spirit of the deceased Samuel, whom the witch had called up.
The full contextual truth of Scripture refutes this notion. King Saul blatantly disobeyed God’s commandment in Deut. 18:11 not to call up the dead. It is unlikely that God would send the human spirit of Samuel in violation of His own Word. God is almighty and therefore able to do anything. However, in the full context of the Bible, this spirit could only have been a demon posing as the human spirit of the departed Samuel.
“Well,” some people say, “the spirit rebuked Saul for his idolatry, so it could not have been a bad spirit.” Demons sometimes do speak the truth, or a twisted version, which sounds like the truth, with the intention of deceiving their victims. In addition, the witch saw the demon “ascending out of the earth,” (v. 13.) According to Scripture, hell, the abode of the damned, is underneath the earth. The human spirit of the dead Samuel, the true prophet of God, does not share the home of the damned. The writer of the H.M. Commentary agrees, “God permitted the devil to answer the design, to put on Samuel's shape, that those who would not receive the love of the truth might be given up to strong delusions and believe a lie. That it could not be the spirit of Samuel himself they might easily apprehend when it ascended out of the earth, for the spirit of a [saved] man goes upward, Eccl. 3:21.” Moreover, King Saul’s audacity to commit brazen idolatry by even bowing to the demon in worship, (v. 14,) brought God’s judgment swiftly upon Saul, and he died shortly afterwards on the battlefield.
Why Can The Dead Not Intercede?
There is only one Way to God the Father, and that is through the complete atonement of His Son Jesus Christ, Who Said, “I am the Truth, the Way, and the Life. NO ONE comes to the Father EXCEPT through Me,” (Jn. 14:6.)
God the Father opened the Door and the Way to eternal salvation through His Only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, Jesus is the only Door to redemption, or complete spiritual freedom from bondage. He Alone is to be worshipped, for He Alone can bring true emotional comfort and spiritual life in abundance, (Jn. 10:10.)
There is none like Him, Who made all His sincere believers spiritually “alive together with Him [through His resurrection from the grave in our place,] having forgiven us ALL trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, [all our sin.] He had taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Having disarmed [all the evil] principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them [completely,]” (Col. 2:13-15.)
Every pagan ritual and belief; every church doctrine that adds to, or subtracts from the fullness of the Lord Jesus Christ, as declared in the entire contextual truth of His Word, commits active idolatry and barefaced witchcraft.
IS RACISM THE PROBLEM WITH THIS WORLD?
I love ALL people and therefore do not hesitate to tell them the saving, redeeming, blessing truth of God’s contextual Word. I NEVER speak from a motive of racism or any other sin, but always try to remain fair while conveying ALL bad and especially deceptive behavior that may cause innocent people physical, emotional and spiritual harm.
My husband and I, and most of our descendants live in Africa.
Beautiful, once bountiful Africa. Africa, our ancestors’ birthplace; our home. We are white Africans, called Afrikaners. Africa runs fiery in the blood of all her true children; we love her with great passion. Consequently, this study speaks of my zealous care for this continent and for all her multitudes of diverse inhabitants. Nevertheless, as with all other quests for the truth, it is necessary to look seriously at the many ignored causes of the world’s ailments in order to seek God’s face on behalf of the tortured, the suffering, the dispossessed and the dying. It is a most disturbing fact that my beloved Africa, as the rest of the world, has been delivered into the clutches of a fate worse than the inconceivable suffering we have been witnessing since World War 11. Once teeming with wildlife, and adorned with prosperous agriculture, architecture and scientific ingenuity, our precious continent is dying. Whether people want to know it or not, it is true that due to human overpopulation, human encroachment, habitat loss, reckless poaching, and the gathering of co-called ‘aphrodisiacs’ such as rhino horn, (which is nothing but pure witchcraft!) nearly all remaining species of wildlife have declined by as much as 90% in the last 10 years and faces complete annihilation!
Desolate Communist ‘Paradises’ are the Death of Good People
The following is historical and daily news. The willful destruction of planet earth is a global phenomenon – more so in depleted communist ‘paradises’ worldwide. Regardless of their ‘human rights,’ which were designed to protect billions of abused people from their ‘democratically elected’ dictators, all these countries are flooded with desperately poor, war torn, fleeing civilians without any human rights! Still, their bloodthirsty communist tyrants starve, torture, and murder their own citizens of all races by the billions, while they remain in power for decades at a time, refusing to relinquish their hijacked thrones, (like Khadafy, Fidel Castro and that insane Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, to name but a few.) As witnessed in Russia, Eastern Europe, the Americas, Asia, India, the Caribbean islands, etc., the continent of Africa too, is fast approaching complete communist annihilation.
To balance the scale, it is necessary to say that the inexcusable colonialist witchcraft through disobedience to the Word of God, and particularly, through their callous oppression of non-white people on this continent in days gone by, deeply shame and sadden me. However, the immense lawlessness, overpopulation, and dire living conditions of 97% of Africa’s people since communist takeover, which began on this continent more than 70 years ago, have become indescribable. True to worldwide socialist doctrine, none of these communist dictators has advanced a single country since their takeover, except for the few ‘elitists’ at the top. In Africa, through at least three generations of unbridled corruption, continual genocidal wars and civil unrest, these regimes have displaced, dispossessed, murdered, and starved millions upon millions of their own citizens, while completely desolating this once flourishing continent.
South Africa’s World Heritage Sites, Evolution, and the Facts of DNA-Analysis
All true communists, as freemasons, are devoutly anti-creation and anti-God, (speaking of the God of the Bible,) because they are blue-blooded evolutionist witches according to the Bible. While God Himself states that all human beings were created “in the image of God” the Almighty Creator, creation-confused evolutionists proudly refer to Africa and to South Africa in particular as “The Cradle of Humankind. They offensively allege that the ‘birthplace’ of humanity as ape-like creatures was in the region of Middle East Africa, where scientists and the African National Congress Government suppose, the process of human ‘evolution’ began ‘billions’ of years ago. They say that from there, “ape-men” dispersed all over Africa, as allegedly ‘proved’ by the South African ‘finds’ of the “ape-like creatures” Mrs. Pless and Homo Naledi. Well, I do not believe that human beings were apes, and I find that allegation completely unacceptable.
According to their belief that all living things created themselves from only ONE cell that came to life ‘accidently,’ evolutionists ALSO declare that all humanity stem from a single ape-like female, whom they identified as ‘Mitochondrial Eve.’ Well, if humankind could have ‘evolved’ from a single cell, which, they say, evolved into a fish that ‘left the sea millions of years ago,’ which evolved into a lizard, which evolved into an ape, which evolved into a an ape-like ‘mother’ called “Mitochondrial Eve,” why can’t scientists find even one trace of animal DNA in humanity’s ancestry?
In addition, having found Eve, where do they suppose Old ‘Mitochondrial’ Adam came from?
In Genesis chapter 1, God commanded each species to multiply “according to its own kind” and His Word is always true. While DNA science attempts to confirm the completely illogical and unproven theory of evolution by tracing all human ancestry back to “Mitochondrial Eve,” in reality, their unshakable DNA ‘proof’ clearly disregards the anti-god, anti-creation doctrine of evolution. Instead of proving the first ‘ape-woman’ theory, DNA scientists attest that ALL of humanity is indeed part of a single ‘family tree,’ which emerged somewhere in Northern Africa, (or in the Garden in Eden, which could have been somewhere in the region of Israel,) where God created ‘Mitochondrial’ Eve (and ‘Mitochondrial’ Adam,) as the first mother (and father) of all humanity! Acts 17:26 declares, “God, Who made the world and everything it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth… made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on the face of the earth…”
Is it Because I’m Asian, European, African, or of Any other Ethnic Group?
Most Biblical scholars agree that the Garden in Eden was somewhere in Africa. Moreover, rabbinic tradition has it that the Archangel Uriel, “the Fire of God,” still guards the gate to the Garden in Eden with his flaming sword. Uriel means ‘God is my light,’ while quite paradoxically, Africa is a continent steeped in spiritual, social, scientific, and economic darkness.
It is a sad reality that the whole world, has ‘always’ been in the grip of unabashed idolatry and ancestor worship. While Christianity had the truth of God’s Word in it’s hand, it too, brought immeasurable idolatry to Africa in the form of the Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Calvinist and other churches. If only God’s true children would stand up and say, “Repent, children of all races, repent! It is idolatry ‘to make your son or daughter pass through the fire,’ do divination, interpret omens, ancestor worship, spiritism or calling up the dead, the casting of spells or magic tricks. All those who do these things are an abomination to the Lord!’” (Deut. 18:10-14; Ecl. 9:5-10.)
When hardhearted Old Israel would not turn from idolatry and witchcraft to serve their God, His prophet Jeremiah lamented, “‘Your [false] prophets prophesy lies… [God says] I have not sent them.. they prophesy to you a false vision, divination, a worthless thing, and the deceit of their hearts. Therefore thus says the Lord… By sword and famine those prophets shall be consumed! And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets because of the famine and the sword; they will have no one to bury them, for I will pour their [own] wickedness on them… If they had stood in My counsel, and had caused My people to hear My words, then they would have turned them from their evil way and from the evil of their doings… ” (Jer. 14:13-16; 23:21-32.)
They will be “cast out into the streets because of false prophets, famine, and the sword…” Don’t these apocalyptic words describe the fate of all those who were and are being dispossessed in our global, communist world? Wherever Socialism rules, the discarded masses are eventually “cast into the streets” by their own dictators.