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Child-Witch Hysteria Promoted in Cameroon by Presbyterian Evangelist

The latest from Cameroon’s Rev Emmanuel Massock, from the PostNewsOnline:

Rev Emmanuel Massock, erstwhile pastor of Presbyterian Church Kumba Mbeng, has predicted a massive occult initiation of students during the Youth Day celebration on February 11.

And how does Massock know this?

He said God revealed to him recently that during the 2009 Youth Day celebration in Kumba, youths would be initiated into the marine and occult kingdoms. This, he said, would be done through the sharing of sweets, biscuits and other chewable by students to their mates, thereby provoking massive initiation in the form of trance.

Further:

According to him, from membership, the child grows to an agent and is commissioned to initiate others. He said the agents cause accidents, illnesses, pull wealth from the earth’s surface and multiply their membership through initiation…He recalled that, recently, in a primary school in Douala, a child confessed how he was sent to cause destruction in the school but prayers couldn’t allow him to operate.

Massock has featured on this blog before; a year ago I noticed his exploits in persuading teenage girls to confess to causing accidents by witchcraft. It seems that he’s now spreading his religious scapegoating to younger children, and using innocent child behaviour such as sharing sweets to whip up hysteria against the most defenceless group in the country.

This is extremely serious: as I’ve blogged previously, such religious teachings have had grim consequences: in Nigeria, Angola, and Congo, hundreds of children have been rejected by their families, tortured, and in some cases most likely even killed through fearmongering promoted by “men and women of God”.

It is also reported that Massock is studying for a Masters at the Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Kumba, which is associated with the PC (USA). It seems to me that the Presbyterian Church of Cameroon must, as a matter of great urgency, expel Massock from its ranks and initiate a public awareness campaign repudiating his teachings. Otherwise, there is a very real chance that tragedy will follow.

(Name variation: Emmanuel Massok)

5 Responses

  1. […] It seems to me which a Presbyterian Church of Cameroon must, as a make a difference of good urgency, ban Massock from a ranks as well as beginner a open recognition debate disqualification his teachings. Otherwise, there is a really genuine possibility which … Here is a original: Child-Witch Hysteria Promoted in Cameroon by Presbyterian … […]

  2. I am in Kumba an understands what the man of God means.this practice is high and gaining grounds here.i think he did a good job and is still doing so thanks to God for raising up such men in the church. those who say he should be expelled do not know what they are saying, its a shame,we are living in a world that people judge others from ‘hear say’.. we need to be very prayerful.

    • Are you sure yourself what he is saying? Has it been proved? Were children initiated on Youth Day 2009? Are you that believer of miracles or a christian?

  3. […] is not just confined to Nigeria; back in February I blogged on a pastor promoting the belief in Cameroon, and the situation remains alarming in  Angola and Congo. There have also been cases […]

  4. THE BIBLE SAYS MY PEOPLE PERISH FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE. THOSE WHO LACK KNOWLEDGE ARE THOSE WHO SPREAD SUCH FALSE TALK BUT IF UR KNOWLEDGEABLE OF THE WORD OF GOD AND KNOW THE WORD SAYS THEN YOU WILL NOT GO AHEAD CRITICIZING WHAT IS REAL I FOR ONE HAS WITNESS NOT IN ONE OCCASION BUT IN MANY OCCASION WHERE SUCH DELIVERANCE HAVE TAKEN PLACE. SO I WANT TO LET U KNOW THAT WHAT THE MAN OF GOD IS TRUE AND WILL BE TRUE IN JESUS NAME. IF YOU DONT KNOW ANY THING PLSE BE QUITE DON’T LET YOUR IGNORANCE LAND U INTO A BIG PROBLEM WITH GOD CUS THE THE WORD OF SAYS TOUCH NOT MY ANNOTATED AND DO MY PROPHET NO HARM SO MY FRIEND BE WERE OR ELSE

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