Nigeria: Anglican Communion Warns Members Against Cultism

Posted by Kendall Harmon

THE Diocese of Egbu, Anglican Communion, has warned its members to distance themselves from secret societies and cults or risk being slammed with commensurate disciplinary measures lined up by the diocese for its erring members.

The Bishop, Professor Emmanuel Iheagwam, read the riot act while presenting his presidential address during the 10th Annual Men's Conference at Saint John's Anglican Church, Naze.

While recalling the Biblical injunction that "no one can serve two masters" at the same time, the Anglican cleric lamented that there are a lot of people who profess to be Christians but at the same time belong to secret societies and cults." Are there not people who profess to be Christians and at the same time belong to secret societies or cults? Are there not people who profess to be Christians and yet go to the shrines of lesser deities to swear or take oaths of allegiance to individuals or political parties?", Iheagwam asked.

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4 Comments
Posted July 18, 2007 at 5:26 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Alice Linsley wrote:

Another Elijah!  Lord, grant him protection.

July 18, 6:40 pm | [comment link]
2. Brian from T19 wrote:

or risk being slammed with commensurate disciplinary measures lined up by the diocese for its erring members.

CANA members should swell up with pride! (or from being slammed)

July 18, 8:02 pm | [comment link]
3. Irenaeus wrote:

If you don’t let pagan practices slide, they won’t slide you.

July 18, 9:29 pm | [comment link]
4. Gary M T wrote:

To 2. Brian from T19:
      Your quote concerns membership secret societies and cults as the reason for being disciplined. Since CANA and its membership are hardly secret, are you implying that it is a cult to another lesser deity as + Prof. Iheagwam was speaking about, or just taking the quote completely out of context?

July 19, 7:54 pm | [comment link]
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