Witch Doctors

Jackline Mukisa’s eight-year-old son’s body was found in a swamp missing his teeth, lips, ears and genitals. More than 21 women have been killed in ritual sacrifices between May 3rd and Sept. 4th, 2017. The body of Francis Bahati’s wife was found missing her fingers and feet. “Sacrifices often involve removing body parts, blood or tissue while the child is still alive.” Draining blood, cutting off/out genitals and beheading is not uncommon among victims sacrificed in ritual killings. The Religious News Service, Sept. 26, 2017, issued this report coming out of Uganda.

Suffering the worst drought in half a century, it is estimated that 1.6 million people are on the brink of famine. There is no food. It is believed that the ritual sacrificing of humans, performed by witch doctors, can help get wealth. Some believe that ancestral spirits have brought on these terrible conditions and conducting sacrifices can reverse their fortunes and create wealth. According to Pastor Peter Sewakiryanga, children disappear in the country every week and are often found dead, or alive with missing body parts.

In another sacrificial killing, a Sopher clamp is inserted into the uterus and when something is found “you squeeze on the clamp to set the jaws and pull hard-really hard. You feel something let go and out pops a fully formed leg about six inches long. Reach in again and grasp whatever you can. Set the jaw and pull really hard once again and out pops an arm about the same length. Reach in again and again with that clamp and tear out the spine, intestines, heart and lungs.” There are times when pulling out a crushed skull, “a little face will come out and stare back at you.”

This testimony was given by ex-abortionist Anthony Levantino, M.D. before the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice (2013). He ends this portion with, “Congratulations! You have just successfully performed a second trimester Suction D&E abortion. You just affirmed her right to choose. If you refuse to believe that this procedure inflicts severe pain on that unborn child, pjlease think again.” The entire testimony is replete with graphic descriptions of abortion procedures. This published testimony by Dr. Levantino does not include his personal story and the reason for his decision to quit providing abortions.

According to the Guttmacher Institute (2005), three fourths of the 1.6 million abortions performed every year in the U.S., are a result of the mother not being able to afford having a child. In other words, it’s financial instability or a lack of wealth issue. That makes this sound eerily similar to the Uganda problem. And while the starvation versus low income is not the same, the sacrificing of children is the same result. One sacrifices children to gain a livelihood, while the other sacrifices children to maintain one.

In a country that seems to be upside down and sharply divided, the U.S. is finding that the “old” ways of doing things are changing so fast it’s hard to keep track. Persecution of Christianity is on the rise and short of the Lord’s return or a massive spiritual revival, we all will probably be given opportunity to witness for the Lord and our faith. Not in a comfortable setting, though. And while we can identify the cause as being good versus evil, God versus Satan or everyone hating Christians, the playing out is in personal interaction. If everyone is created in the image of God, they must be given due honor and respect. If everyone is the product of pure chance and accidental mutations, we have no intrinsic value and can be dispensed with. There is no sanctity of life.

All of God’s creation is special, and his creation of mankind especially so. “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:13,14). All of humanity bears the stamp of God. From the moment of conception God begins the knitting of each human in the womb that includes the eternal likeness of our Creator. “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:27). The entire history of Judaism/Christianity is the sanctity of human life. God spoke to the Israelites about harming His precious creation.

God warns His people, “Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molech, for you must not profane the name of your God” (Leviticus 18:21).   Sacrificing children by burning them on the alter of the pagan god Molech was practiced by the Ammonites and Canaanites neighboring the Israelites. From the beginning of creation, child sacrifice has been detestable to God. Incredibly, the ritual sacrificing of children has continued somewhere in the world up to and including current times.

Ironically, while the more “enlightened” people write disparagingly of the backward countries that ban abortion, a place like Uganda prohibits abortion and battles the child sacrifice of witch doctors. In the U.S. and other “enlightened” countries, witch doctors are allowed to sacrifice unborn babies, often for financial reasons. Seems like “backward” Uganda may have an edge on the “enlightened” worshipers of Molech.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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