Downloads   Galeries   Forums   Audios   Vidéos   Liens   Livre d´or   Partenaires   Contact   
  Accueil
  Actualité
  Régions/Peuples
  Historique
  Sawanité
  Le Ngondo
  Tourisme
  Littérature
  VIP
  F.A.Q
  Agendas
  Evénements
  Annonces
  Projets
  Communauté



      
26.04.2007

How has Christianity changed? Nigerian pastors spread into Cameroon 

As people flock to celebrate Easter and considering the rise of the so-called super churches in Africa, has Christian faith changed?

A majority of Africans put religion above any other self-defining factor. Millions belong to Pentecostal and Evangelical movements, the fastest-growing strand in the Christian faith.

These super churches emphasise faith through fever-pitch gatherings, spiritual rebirth and using the power of the Holy Spirit to transform lives. They also use broadcasting, the internet and 24-hour telephone lines..


However critics say that the movements are based on shaky theology and are used to enrich pastors through their so-called prosperity gospel which encourages followers to pay tithes they can´t afford.


=========================

Authorities in Cameroon are seeking to control the surging numbers of Pentecostal churches in the country being set up by Nigerian pastors crossing over the border.

Distinguishable by the loud music which emanates during services, the churches are found in the most densely-populated areas.

With names like Christ Chapel International, Witness Chapel, and Redeemed Churches Of Cameroon, they are growing massively.

But concerned officials in the South West Cameroon governor´s office, together with police, have stepped in and begun closing down some of the churches - even though Cameroon is a secular state with freedom of worship.

Christopher Ambe, a local journalist in the south-western town of Buea, said that the majority of the churches had not been legally registered.

"Some of them had a very noisy way of worship - using loudspeakers to preach," he told BBC World Service´s Reporting Religion programme.

"They are disturbing what Cameroonians would refer to as the quiet enjoyment of others."

Test of spirit

Nigerian Victor Praise, a senior pastor of the Houses Of Truth Assembly, said he has been worried by the government campaign.

"What I did was find out what they want from us, and do it," he said.

"They said that if the church was not registered, it would be closed down."


Cameroon´s Catholic leaders have warned of the ´lure´ of Pentecostal churches
He explained that most Pentecostal churches are run by Nigerian pastors who have "a vision of what they want to achieve in Cameroon."

And he explained that while some of the pastors are charlatans looking to make money, this is not the case with all of them.

"Many people are out to make money, actually," he said.

"But it is a test of the spirit. God sends those people there, testing the pastors to know whether these people are out to make money or not.

"I do not minister for money. I minister to impact on the lives of people."

Healing

No representative of the Cameroon government was willing to talk to the BBC about the Pentecostal churches.

But Professor Alan Anderson, from the Pentecostal Global Studies Department at Birmingham University, said that the Cameroon government has a history of a "hands-on approach" to social issues - including churches.

"It has tended to be that new churches are seen as intruders - particularly when they start proliferating," he said, adding that "part of the ethos of Pentecostalism is to spread as far as you can."

"There are also limited leadership opportunities in Nigeria now, so many Nigerians see neighbouring countries as a possible place to start churches - and thereby make an income as well," he explained.

Tharibi Joseph Mbe, a former worshipper at a Pentecostal church in Mamfe who has since gone back to the main Presbyterian church, explained the attraction of the new churches.

"Some of these churches attract so many people because they promise some many things," he said.

"One is healing. Another is providing riches to so many people - especially in Cameroon, where very many people live in poverty and are affected by disease - when they hear such messages, they decide to go there.

"But when they reach those places and don´t find a solution to those problems, they leave."
 

Source:  | Hits: 13498 | Envoyer à des amis  ! | Imprimer ! | Réagir(0)

PLUS DE NOUVELLES


  Alexandre DOUALA MANGA BELL
( | 10.08.2007 | 24570 hits  | 0 R)

  Que represente le roi-martyr Duala Manga Bell pour le Peuple Sawa ?
( | 06.08.2007 | 17596 hits  | 0 R)

  Achille MBEMBE démonte le mensonge de Sarkosy sur l´Afrique (suite)
( | 01.08.2007 | 17237 hits  | 0 R)

  Achille MBEMBE démonte le mensonge de Sarkosy sur l’Afrique
( | 01.08.2007 | 17825 hits  | 0 R)

  Portrait: Kaïssa Doumbe Moulongo Sylvie
( | 01.08.2007 | 22255 hits  | 0 R)

  "Appel à la Jeunesse Africaine" par Théophile Obenga
( | 30.07.2007 | 21578 hits  | 0 R)

  EDEA: Menace sur le projet d’extension d’Alucam
( | 18.07.2007 | 13264 hits  | 0 R)

  Franklin Boukaka, le poète assassiné en 1972. Immortel Boukaka: Rumba engagée, Poésie musicale et Panafricanisme
( | 16.07.2007 | 30455 hits  | 0 R)

  Ebenezer KOTTO ESSOME : l’homme et son rêve d’Afrique
( | 16.07.2007 | 25496 hits  | 0 R)

  Portrait: Laurent ESSO
( | 16.07.2007 | 15718 hits  | 0 R)

  Douala: une Exposition de 8 Photographes
( | 15.07.2007 | 12881 hits  | 0 R)

  Nguéa Laroute démarre sa tournée européenne. Videos et Interview
( | 09.07.2007 | 26986 hits  | 0 R)

  La Pagode: Le palais royal transformé en centre d’affaires
( | 09.07.2007 | 16236 hits  | 0 R)

  Juillet 1902. Mpondo Akwa, chef de la délégation du NGONDO au Reich Allemand
( | 07.07.2007 | 19696 hits  | 0 R)

  Ngondo 1991: Remember EKE EBONGUE
( | 03.07.2007 | 19578 hits  | 0 R)

  Grand Sawa : une chaîne d’unité à redorer
( | 03.07.2007 | 14946 hits  | 0 R)

  Um Nyobé: Cet autre hommage à Mpondol
( | 01.07.2007 | 25966 hits  | 1 R)

  Manu Dibango forever...VIDEO
( | 01.07.2007 | 17621 hits  | 0 R)

  Remember Sembene Ousmane - Hommage au grand Africain
( | 28.06.2007 | 21320 hits  | 1 R)

  La France blocque la Réfection des routes à Douala
( | 27.06.2007 | 13845 hits  | 0 R)

  Tout le monde est Bakoko ! par Suzanne KALA LOBE
( | 26.06.2007 | 28071 hits  | 1 R)

  Hommage: Un monument pour Um Nyobe
( | 26.06.2007 | 18713 hits  | 0 R)

  Une inébranlable conviction sur notre destin, par Shanda Tonme
( | 25.06.2007 | 22349 hits  | 2 R)

  Sanaga-Maritime Edéa: L’élite en équipe pour le sport
( | 25.06.2007 | 16697 hits  | 0 R)

  BAKASSI : Découvrez la péninsule - Discover the Peninsula
( | 19.06.2007 | 16570 hits  | 0 R)

  Cinéma : "The making of" du film "Le don involontaire" de Serge Alain Noa
( | 15.06.2007 | 16843 hits  | 0 R)

  Combat: La singulière chronique d’Eyoum’a Ntoh
( | 15.06.2007 | 15070 hits  | 0 R)

  Au Fil du WOURI ... et nous sommes Heureux.
( | 15.06.2007 | 10591 hits  | 0 R)

  Ousmane Sembène, panafricaniste et pionnier du cinéma africain, est mort
( | 11.06.2007 | 20483 hits  | 0 R)

  Kaba Days Are Here; By Poubum Lamy Ney
( | 04.06.2007 | 20164 hits  | 0 R)

  Spectacle : Concert anniversaire d´Universal de Sylvain Nkom
( | 03.06.2007 | 14896 hits  | 0 R)

  Urbanisation : Une stratégie pour étendre Douala en examen
( | 02.06.2007 | 13885 hits  | 0 R)

  ECRANS NOIRS 2007 - Bienvenue au CamerWood
( | 01.06.2007 | 18150 hits  | 0 R)

  ECRANS NOIRS 2007 - Le Festival: Bassek ba Kobhio, Jean Pierre Bekolo, Cyrille Masso
( | 01.06.2007 | 15078 hits  | 0 R)

  L´HORREUR, L´HORREUR : DIX MILLIONS DE MORTS?
( | 31.05.2007 | 18408 hits  | 0 R)

  Portrait: Gottlieb Lobe Monekosso
( | 30.05.2007 | 14884 hits  | 0 R)

  La paranormal n’est pas particulier à l’Afrique
( | 25.05.2007 | 14888 hits  | 0 R)

  SAWANITE : entre le front du refus et la tentation d’adhérer
( | 20.05.2007 | 21575 hits  | 2 R)

  S. E. M. Mbella Mbella, nouvel Ambassadeur du Cameroun à Paris, reçoit les artistes musiciens camerounais
( | 20.05.2007 | 16747 hits  | 0 R)

  Kumba Traditional Council Want GRA Land Refunded. By Olive Ejang Tebug, PostNewsLine.
( | 10.05.2007 | 16391 hits  | 0 R)

  Le Père Engelbert Mveng: Commémoration. Pionnier de l´Egyptologie avec Ngom Gilbert, Dika Akwa, Obenga et C.A. Diop.
( | 08.05.2007 | 40527 hits  | 1 R)

  Douala : Un patrimoine culturel riche, ville d´art et d´histoire
( | 05.05.2007 | 20443 hits  | 0 R)

  Discographie: Le premier cri de Roots Racines Mianga
( | 05.05.2007 | 14784 hits  | 0 R)

  Pourquoi le Cameroun n’a pas décrété un deuil national ?
( | 04.05.2007 | 17993 hits  | 1 R)

  Henri DIKONGUÉ - Missodi Africa Tour 2007
( | 04.05.2007 | 17112 hits  | 0 R)

  Lettre ouverte d’un citoyen du chef-lieu du département de la Sanaga maritime au ministre de la Santé Publique. Par Mangwe ma Yongui Nikita*
( | 03.05.2007 | 19966 hits  | 0 R)

  Richard Bona parle du Peuple Sawa, Ngondo, Makossa.
( | 02.05.2007 | 21990 hits  | 0 R)

  Cameroun: Drame aérien à Douala. 114 Morts. Pas de Deuil National. Confusion et Médiocrité
( | 01.05.2007 | 28286 hits  | 3 R)

  Association: "Agir ensemble en Sanaga-Maritime" (Agir SM)
( | 01.05.2007 | 17753 hits  | 0 R)

  Toups Bebey est le directeur artistique d’un festival qui se tient au Gabon.
( | 01.05.2007 | 17677 hits  | 0 R)



   0 |  1 |  2 |  3 |  4 |  5 |  6 |  7 |  8 |  9 |  10 |  11 |  12 |  13 |  14 |  15 |      ... >|



Jumeaux Masao "Ngondo"

Remember Moamar Kadhafi

LIVING CHAINS OF COLONISATION






© Peuplesawa.com 2007 | WEB Technology : BN-iCOM by Biangue Networks