The synod says most the victims were from churches in Chilanga presbytery in the district.
âThe church has since instructed its faithful to report to police all witchdoctors who torture others in the name of cleansing witchcraft,â says Chilanga Presbytery Moderator, Reverend Chikondi Phiri adding;
âTheir life has been affected and they are unable to do their everyday work because their image has been tarnished due to witchcraft cleansing. We believe that it is only Christ through the power of prayer that we can defeat witchcraftâ.
Reverent Phiri however confesses that the church believes that witchcraft does exist.
âThe Bible tells us that there were witches in the Old Testament, in the New Testament there are several examples, scripture references talking about witchcraft which happened during the time of children of Israel and also the time of Jesus Christ. Witchcraft is a reality,â said Reverend Phiri.
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