Thursday, April 7, 2011

Beliefs have consequences

When people hear about Haiti, voodoo is usually mentioned. Those who have seen our presentation on our goal of church planting have heard about this as well. For some, the mention of trying to purge voodoo, a cultural aspect of Haiti, is seen as invasive or judgmental. While there are many ways to respond to this, we would point to many examples of how this belief system has huge consequences on people with regards to their worldview and behavior, in addition to its spiritual consequences of being a false gospel. This article from the New York Daily news caught my attention as one which shows how beliefs have consequences, and the spiritual oppression of voodoo is no exception. As we continue to prepare for our mission in Haiti, we want to specifically ask God to open the hearts of Haitians and show them the destructive nature of voodoo and to cling to the living God who came to rescue us from oppression, fear and death through the work of His Son.

1 comment:

  1. I just read the article - that's a heartbreaking situation. Thank you for sharing.