Satanism blamed for ‘moral decay’

2015-06-19 06:00
Liaison officer for the Council of Churches in Matatiele Reverend Xolani said society needs prayer to stop what he regard as satanism.x

Liaison officer for the Council of Churches in Matatiele Reverend Xolani said society needs prayer to stop what he regard as satanism.x

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THE Matatiele Council of Churches has blamed satanism for what it terms “barbaric” happenings in society. Liaison officer for the Matatiele council of churches Reverend Xolani Qobo said the devil is using people to do his work.

He was referring to two incidents that were reported in Matatiele recently - one being the arrest of juveniles who allegedly forced children to have sex with each other. Another incident is that of a man who allegedly raped a goat in Afsondering village in Matatiele.

“We are seeing cruel and unusual things happening in our communities that wouldnand#039;t be done by normal people. How can a normal person sleep with a goat, how can a normal person force minors to do unclean acts? This is a reflection of the deviland#039;s influence in people, they are not themselves,” Qobo said.

“Even things like xenophobia, the high rate of rape are a sign of a decay of our moral fibre. We need to pray very hard about these things because things will get worse if we donand#039;t ask for Godand#039;s intervention.”

Speaking about scandals that emerge in churches like adultery and the love of money, Qobo said some of these things are done by people who are not chosen leaders.

“These are sins committed mostly by people who are not called to lead. For instance in the Bible, Solomon was asked to anoint a king, he brought his first born, but he was declined, he brought all his older sons, but they were declined. It was David, his youngest son who was anointed king because he was chosen by God to lead the people. God looks at the heart when he chooses a leader,” he said.

He said some church leaders allow themselves to be corrupted by the devil and end up being embroiled in scandal.

“People need to come back to God. Leaders even in government need to pray to God, young people need to involve God in their lives, we need to pray for our country if we do so we will gain the favour of God.”

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