CONTINUATION – Witchcraft… ON THIS PAGE:
· The Ancestor Worshipper’s view of God and the Bible
· In Christianity and other religions, neglecting Religious Sacrifice constitutes ‘sin’
· President Mbeki’s AFRICAN RENAISSANCE and the BULL-SACRIFICE of Ukweshwama
· Is it possible to call up the dead?
· The Bible clearly tells us the origin of Ancestor Spirits
· What about the account of King Saul and the spirit of Samuel?
· What about ‘ordinary’ dreams about deceased loved ones?
The Ancestor Worshipper’s view of God and the Bible
All religionists, (pagan and Christian ancestor worshippers as well,) are under the control of their cultural leaders and religious hierarchy. Dr. Paul Stolz wrote, “It is a great mistake to ignore ancestor worship as mere misconception, or superstition… [Ancestor worship] is a communal culture… [just as in church culture,] where the individual believes he exists as result of the others…. The [pagan 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… [Luke 16, ‘The Rich Man and Lazarus.’] 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 with ‘power’ to punish, kill, decide on life. [Hence,] the fear of them…
“The ancestor worshipper lives in a world where spirits control the wellbeing of the whole community. [And so,] 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…”
In Christianity and Other Religions, Neglecting Religious Sacrifice constitutes their notion of “Sin”
In pagan and Christian ancestor-worshipping communities worldwide, their leaders emphasize the ‘importance’ of personal rituals and sacrifices to please the ‘ancestor gods’ to buy ‘blessing’ and ‘protection’ from them. Neglecting to respect, worship, and sacrifice to deceased ancestors constitute the entire notion of ‘sin’ in these religions. Disobedience to God’s Moral Law of Love, (such as hatred, lies, theft, slander, and even murder,) never enters the picture, (Jn. 13:34.) Consequently, all ancestor worshippers consider ‘bad luck’ in the form of illness, loss, drought, and defeat in war as punishment for ritual ‘sin,’ or neglecting to appease ‘angry’ spirits. Christianity is not far behind in ‘appeasing the spirits’ through ritual church attendance, tithing, etc. Thus, ancestor worship in all its many forms worldwide, keeps billions of people in fear and bondage to the devil, not to the All-good God of the Bible.
The Meaning of President Mbeki’s “African Renaissance”
Comprehending the connection between ‘blessing’ and ‘sin’ in ancestor worship, sheds light on South Africa’s ruling African National Congress’s constant push towards ‘the African renaissance,’ as declared by 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 most Westerners believe. Africa is under socialism and therefore in the grip of the 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 the communist-depleted continent of Africa, which was 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’ of ancestor worship, was the public sacrifice of a bull in a sports arena, personally sanctioned and attended by President Zuma, his ANC 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.” In this ritual, their incomprehensibly ferocious torture of the helpless animal consists of a crowd of bloodthirsty young men ripping apart a bull with their bare hands. They literally tear the poor animal to pieces while its still 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…”
True to their blood sacrifice rituals, they inflicted the maximum amount of cruelty on the defenseless animal for as 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 public blood sacrifice, will not bring ‘blessing’ to this country. Rather, such appalling torture of God’s innocent animals invoke the wrath of the Highest God of the Bible. 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 atrocious 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 sadistic 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 communist anarchy rules.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO CALL UP THE DEAD IN SEANCES AND ANCESTOR WORSHIP?
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 for the living, because all human spirits are either at the throne of Jesus in heaven, or incarcerated in hell for all eternity, (Lu. 16:19-31.) Scripture undeniably states, “It is appointed for all men once to die, and thereafter the judgment,” (Heb. 9:27.) The Book of Ecclesiastes also teaches, “The living knows that they will die, but the dead knows nothing. [Not because they were ‘annihilated,’ but because] they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten. Also their love, hatred, and envy have now perished. [Their time here on earth is over;] 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 these two men died, the angels took them directly to their personally chosen 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 that Masquerade as Dead Ancestors
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 human spirits of 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 that plague mankind, 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 [all] lies” and all deception. He is the one, who lures away the unsuspected and rebellious from the truth of God to join him in eternal destruction.
So, God stated in Is. 8:19-20, “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? [This is how you will know what is true and real:] To the law [of the Old Testament Covenant,] and testimony, [or God’s Word.] If they do not speak according to the Word, it is because there is no light in them.” 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 can therefore 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. It is easy for them to pretend to be the spirit of a deceased person, while the person’s human spirit is either in hell, or worshipping safely at the feet of Jesus in heaven. 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. For our own protection, God does not want us to consort with demons. 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 of the truth to deceive their victims. In addition, the witch saw the demon “ascending out of the earth,” (v. 13.) According to Scripture, both Hades, (the grave,) and 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. I believe God permitted the devil to masquerade in the shape of Samuel, so that those who "would not receive the love of the truth," might receive "a strong delusion to believe the lie." Moreover, "the spirit of a [saved] man goes upward,” (Eccl. 3:21,) and cannot come up from within the earth. King Saul’s audacity to commit idolatry by even bowing to the demon in worship, (1 Sam. 28:14,) brought God’s judgment swiftly upon Saul. Shortly afterward, he committed suicide on the battleground.
What about “Ordinary” dreams about Loved Ones?
Dreams can come from the spirit world: from God and from the devil, but also from the natural world; from our own 'minds,' or emotional state. That's why all supernatural phenomena as well as teaching, etc. must be 'tested' and 'proved' against the truth of God's Word to know who's speaking to us. We must therefore pray over all dreams; seek God's face, obey the truth of His Word, and then follow the direction of the Holy Spirit. We know God's Word forbade us to communicate with the dead. That's settled. However, if we long for a deceased loved one, it is not uncommon to have a dream where the person speaks to us, or where we try to speak to the person. So, if the person tells us in a dream that he or she is with Jesus and we need to go on with our lives and serve Jesus, (and its a once-off dream,) it could be God telling us to stop grieving, accept Jesus, and repent from sin. The dead person can never speak to us. If a deceased person tells us to do rituals, we must know the devil is using our longing (and maybe unresolved issues) to pull us into the occult. If the person says 'they are hungry’ or ‘need a tombstone because they are cold,' it could be our misplaced concern for them as though they are still physically alive. It can also be God telling us to let go and to stop worrying about them; they can never feel cold, thirst, or hunger ever again. It can also be the devil trying to make us 'take care' of the dead by manipulating us into doing ritual things like placing food on the grave, or to cover it with a tombstone "to make the dead one 'comfortable.'" [I am not against tombstones as mere markers on a burial site. This is about ritual and emotional stuff.] We know the deceased is either in heaven or in hell. So, if we do place food or a tombstone on the grave to 'take care' of the corpse, it is definitely from the devil. One can also take this rule further, as an ancestor worshipper once said, "I will stop feeding my dead father when you stop making your dead mother smell her flowers." We must know that placing flowers on the coffin or grave is not for the deceased, it’s for yourself. If we think that, such an 'offering' is occultic. However, most of us place flowers on the coffin and the grave because it makes the pain more bearable for us, as we believe we 'honor' the memory of the deceased person by bringing flowers. Flowers have lots of symbolic uses as tokens of love, respect, to say thank you; I’m sorry, as a sign of blessing on a birthday and wedding, to comfort the sick, to sympathize with those who grieve - and just to make the environment pretty.
IS RACISM THE MAIN 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 do not speak from a motive of racism or any other sin, but try to remain fair while conveying all bad and especially deceptive behavior that might 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 truth, it is necessary to look seriously at the many ignored causes of the world’s ailments 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, uncontrolled poaching, and the gathering of co-called ‘aphrodisiacs’ such as rhino horn, (which is nothing but something like human finger nails,) nearly all remaining species of wildlife have declined by as much as 90% in the last 10 years and now 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 supposedly 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, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, and Jacob Zuma of South Africa, 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 desolating this once flourishing continent.
South Africa’s World Heritage Sites, Evolution, and the Facts of DNA-Analysis
All true communists from all masonic orders, are devoutly anti-creation and anti-God, (speaking of the God of the Bible,) because, according to the Bible, they are blue-blooded evolutionist witches, (1 Sam. 15:22-23.) 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 South Africa’s ruling 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, it is completely unscientific to believe that human beings were apes, as no species can ever turn into a completely different species, and I find that allegation completely unacceptable.
Confusingly, 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 theory of evolution by tracing all human ancestry back to “Mitochondrial Eve,” in reality, their unshakable DNA ‘proof’ actually 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. 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 paradoxically, Africa is a continent steeped in spiritual, social, scientific, and economic darkness. It is sad 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 and witchcraft to Africa in the form of the Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Calvinist and other churches with their false doctrines. 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!’” (1 Jn. 5:19; 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 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 would have 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 those who were and are being dispossessed in our global, socialist world? Wherever Socialism rules, the discarded masses are eventually “cast into the streets” by their own dictators.