Many societies across the globe worship their ancestors, believing that if they are worshipped with offerings, sacrifices, and gifts, they would be able to affect the future, provide good luck, and protect living relatives.
Some people undergo "Ukuthwasa" to become sangomas in some cultures because ancestor spirits are considered to be the mediator between the living and the creator, but what does the bible say about ancestral worship?
Ecclesiastes 9:5 reads, "For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, since their remembrance is lost."
However, this does not imply that ancestors are demons; rather, ancestors are our forefathers, forelders, parents, or ancestors are any individual from whom one descends.
When individuals die, they do not become demons, but they do gain knowledge of the affairs of the living. Familiar spirits know almost everything about our families because they have studied family patterns, which is why they are so accurate in what they tell us.
These spirits appear as our deceased relatives because they know we would accept what they say; the main goal is to create a covenant; these spirits were invited because of altars and altars require sacrifices.
Ancestors can not pass our messages to God "For there is one God, and there is one Mediator between God and humanity, the man Christ Jesus," says the Bible.1 Timothy 2:5
What are your thoughts on honouring ancestors and seeking direction from them?
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