Supporters of the government’s order point to incidents involving faith healings gone wrong and other disruptions of the peace.
According to Tapang Ivo Tanku of CNN, the government’s action against the Pentecostal churches has not only already taken effect, but also will expand.
“Biya is using the military to permanently shut down all Pentecostal church denominations in the nation’s capital, Yaounde, and the North West Regional capital, Bamenda, which have the largest Christian populations in Cameroon,” wrote Tanku.
“More than 50 churches have now been closed, with the government targeting nearly 100 in eight other regions.”
Source: Christian Post.com
First: The Governments should permit cults and sects to operate freely, based on Freedom of Religion. As long as there is no violence involved. This is an example of persecution of Christians.
But I have to admit, that sometimes Christians are their own worst enemies. By permitting false teachers and false prophets to operate, the enemies of Christianity gets fuel to attack true followers of Jesus the Messiah.
But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.
There is no easy solution to this problem. Many Christians have been martyred, because of crimes committed by false brethren. Non-Christians will not be able to see the difference and execute both true and false Christians.
You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death.
Paul has given us a warning, which is followed by few of us. – Do not have anything to do, with people who claim to know Jesus the Messiah, but by their words and deeds make a mockery out of the true faith.
Written by Ivar