ISSUE: Vol.5 No.3 September 2019 Article 6 pp.50-58
AUTHOR: Edward Agboada
DOI : 10.32051/09301906
In recent times, there seem to be a rising trend in modern Christian churches especially in Africa concerning the use of items (amulets, totems), invocations and practices which for many years were considered the reserve of African indigenous religions. The question however is, what biblical, theological or religious teachings forms the basis for these practices especially during prayer services and how consistent are these practices with the general teaching of the bible. This article seeks to explore the phenomenon by analysing the facts and trends to decipher influences and implications for the present and future of Christianity in Africa and beyond.
Keywords: Church, Worship, Prayer, Fetish, Invocations, biblical, social, cultural, political, religious, Traditional.
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