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Take your child to church to be cleansed -Cleric

Speaking to Sunday Trust in Abuja at the weekend, the journalist-turned-pastor said cases of child witches are rampant, therefore, parents should watch out. But how…

Speaking to Sunday Trust in Abuja at the weekend, the journalist-turned-pastor said cases of child witches are rampant, therefore, parents should watch out.

But how can parents easily know that their children are into wizardry? The cleric answered: “A simple case is a child becomes obstinate. They do not obey their parents. They do not do things normal children do. I have the case of a girl, every night—by 12 midnight, she would stick her feet to the wall. The feet will not be removed no matter how you pull them until after 3:00am. The mother observed that and she brought her to the church. Simple prayer was done and the girl started confessing.”

In order to keep children free from wizardry, the man of God stated, “The total solution to this is to get close to God and serve God with commitment. All these cases of witchcraft, manipulation do not have medical solution. That is why people troop to churches. When a child is involved in it and it is not properly handled, it will cripple the economy of the family.”

He advised parents to look closely at their children and bring them close to God.

But where does witchcraft come from? Pastor Mkpu traced the source to the scriptures: “If you trace the history of witchcraft, it started from the bible. From time immemorial, creations have been subjected to their gods. And because man tried to look for other gods, that brought man into worshipping other gods. And if you come to the history of Africa, Africa has been into idol worshiping.

“In the book of Genesis, the father of Abraham was an idol worshipper and when God looked for a man He could use to salvage the whole humanity, he called out Abraham to leave his lineage so He could rely on him [Abraham]. That is in Genesis.”

He told the story of a man reputable for witchcraft in the bible: “We learnt of a man who killed his father and married his mother. That is in Genesis chapter 9. Nimrod was the first wizard because he was a great hunter. And history showed that he came from the East and that is East Africa. That is where wizardry started. He began to fight God—he built so many nations, he built Nineveh. He was the man that said, ‘let’s build a tower that will reach God, and let us attack God.’ That is the Tower of Babel.

“In Africa, in recent times, there have been rampant cases of wizardry, manipulation of infants—even in the Christendom! Because when people become believers in the religion of Christianity, they are not severed from their foundations. Every village in Africa, every clan, Every state has one attachment to one idol or the other. And those idols always want people to come and worship and sacrifice so they could draw their powers from such sources.”

He told the story of a woman whose two children “tied her baby in the womb for 11 months under the roof of the mother.” He said the two children, nine and 12 years were involved in secret cult called the Dark Kingdom. He said they were poised to prevent the mother from producing more children.

According to him, the children’s grandfather was an idol worshipper so the strange gods came to engage the children.

“By and large, the roots of witchcraft are traceable to our foundations,” the pastor concluded.


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