Bible--Old Testament--Prophecies

Indigenous African Demonic Deliverance and its Transference into Pentecostalism with Subsequent Refining: Ghana and its Diaspora as a Case Study

Author
Duane Sterling Sims M.A.
Abstract

This paper examines how the traditional Ghanaian worldview has been contextualized by grass-roots Christians in Ghana, and further by Ghanaian Pentecostals, and how this has been exported, adapted, and refined from Ghana across national and continental lines to its diaspora. I hope to address some key questions regarding Ghanaian deliverance practices (at home and abroad) and integrate my findings into ministry, whether to Africans or anyone. Some of these questions include: “What drives Ghanaians to seek deliverance? How have they, historically, sought to deal with the spirit realm? How do they currently seek to deal with it? What are some of the differences between a traditional Ghanaian understanding and that of a Ghanaian Pentecostal view?”

Selected expert perspectives on Ezekiel 38-39 related to current world events with resulting influence on ministry practices

Author
Stanley A Maughan
Abstract
This research project focused on current thinking related to the prophecy given in Ezekiel 38-39, the war of Gog and Magog. The author interviewed respected experts in the area of biblical eschatology regarding their understanding of the passage, where the war fits in connection with other end times events, their understanding of current world events that may indicate the possible soon fulfillment of the prophecy, and how their thoughts had influenced their ministry practices. The author concluded that the war will most likely occur prior to the Great Tribulation, and could be rapidly approaching, which directly impacts ministry practice.
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