This Nonsense Must Stop! Pentecostal Negotiation of Evil
The paper discusses the Ghanaian Pentecostal views on the negation of evil. Ghanaian Pentecostals recognise the way evil impair human existence. The existence of evil implies human life is embroiled in unsolicited battles which sour life. But in Christ, life must become sweet and fulfilling. To ensure this Christological freedom and victory, various methods can be employed. To peripheral prophets the use of prophetic rituals of negation is critical. Leadership finds this peripheral approach that gives vent to ‘witchdemonology’, problematic and inadequate. Thus, it appears there is a dissonance in how common believers and leadership respond to the negation of evil. Using interviews/informal conversations, discussions with church leaders and common believers, participatory observation, and pertinent literature, the paper assesses the seeming dissonance in the two positions, and then proposes a pastoral response to the matter.
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