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The biggest Churches in South Africa
Religion changes people for the good all around the world. When the religion is about gods words, it brings love among people; it comforts and gives people faith to live on. Not everyone believes in God’s words.\ because he can’t be seen. They nee something which they can see to believe and they end up making the symbols to praise it because their imaginations tell how God looks like.
There are many churches in South Africa catholic and Judaism seems to be the very first churches in this world. Not forgetting the Islam but for South Africa there’s more than these three churches. The list goes like, catholic, Hinduism, Islam, Pentecostal, Dutch reformed church, Chembe (kzn) united church, Presbyterian, and list is endless.
Churches are there to spread the word of god with love and faith and stay closer to the lord Jesus Christ. God is a god of just, has doesn’t want to share his people with the devil. I don’t want to sound like a preacher but it’s easy to know good from evil. And sometimes a little voice inside everybody tells you what’s right.
In the early 1780s, the missionaries came to Africa to spread the word of god. They started the Dutch reformed church, Baptist and catholic churches just to mention a few. They have brought civilization and now we know how to grow food for ourselves. The also brought education to South Africa.
Some churches in South Africa are peculiar there is a culture that makes black teat to use a medicine for treatment for sickness amongst their members and anybody who wants to heal. And a certain church uses strings in his waist for protection. It sounds like they are mixing traditional stuff and gospel of god. This shows that these people need something or some proof that they can show with their own eyes to believe. The only formula to stay believing is god is prayer and love equals’ string faith.
Zion church in South Africa is very active; they start the prayer Friday night, and pray right through the weekend till late Sunday night. They look so smart in their uniforms with the big Silver Star badge on their left shoulder. They also like singing and dancing. There’s this group of sully Mohole of zcc. Their style is about jumping as they are singing with joy.
During Easter, they all meet at their headquarters in Moria in Pietersburg. They all leave their places on Friday to go to Moria. This Event helps to raise the figure of accidents in South Africa. If you are like me a taxi user, we can’t move around because all the taxies have gone to Moria. The roads that lead to Moria becomes backed with traffic fro mall around the country.
With all the people that go there the church can’t accommodate them all and have to set up tents on the nearby hill. Lastly the name Moria represents the Moria of the bible where god told Abraham to take his child Isaac to sacrifice him for god instead of a lamb.