Published on May 5th, 2015
The Christians in an Ethiopian village wanted to have a building where they could meet together. They found some empty land and began to build a small church.
But, as it turned out, they had a very unfriendly neighbor. The man who lived next to the church was a witch doctor. People came from all over Ethiopia to ask the witch doctor for help with their problems. He became rich and famous.
The witch doctor did not like Christians. He cast spells on the Christians and their land as they were building the church.
The Bible warns us to stay away from witchcraft. (Look up Deuteronomy 18:10–11.)
Christian workers in Ethiopia know how much trouble witch doctors cause. But they know Jesus is stronger than the power of the witch doctors. Here is what one worker said:
“Usually the job of witch doctor is passed down to someone in the witch doctor’s family. They chant, sacrifice animals, use potions, etc. Scripture says we’re not to have anything to do with witchcraft. It’s very harmful. People are drawn to it because they are curious about the unseen world. They want witchcraft to give them assurance, protection, and power that is superhuman.