This Nonsense Must Stop! Pentecostal Negotiation of Evil

  • Joseph Quayesi-Amakye

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

Joseph Quayesi-Amakye

Rev. Dr. Joseph Quayesi-Amakye, Senior Lecturer and HOD in the School of Theology and Missions, Central University College

Dansoman-Accra, Ghana

Published
2015-05-22
How to Cite
Quayesi-Amakye, J. (2015). This Nonsense Must Stop! Pentecostal Negotiation of Evil. Australasian Pentecostal Studies, 17. Retrieved from https://aps-journal.com/index.php/APS/article/view/9480
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Articles