What is Voodoo? Is it the culture of the ancestors of the slaves scattered to the four corners of the earth? Should we embrace it?

I know, I’m dabbing into a controversial topic here. Many might defute, and some might take it for what it is. Truth be told that there are a lot of things that we learned and adapt to because of our parents. Many of us never take the time to research any of what was taught to us, but we blindly accept it and make it part of our life. Most of these things are what caused the curse to lie heavily upon us and our children. I was listening to some people talking about voodoo. Out of curiosity, I search for some videos to learn a little bit more about it. What is it exactly? Some of you have heard of it, some of you practice it, and some of you never heard of it. If you are from the islands you have heard of voodoo. Haiti is notorious, west Africa, and in the United State in Louisiana. After watching a few videos about voodoo practices to get more info or a little more history on voodoo practices, it has been the same thing that I have heard from my co-worker that is voodoo is not what they portrait it to be. Also, a well-known YouTuber is encouraging others to connect with nature which is what I’ve learned the voodoo practice is. Not only them but many other people who know about it, and practice it as well. As they said it’s all about connecting with nature. With all that said, it depends on whom you ask. I don’t know about Louisiana, West Africa, or the other islands that practice voodoo.

As someone who spent some time in Haiti in which the nation embraced the voodoo practices. I have to say that the people there have done more than connect with nature and their ancestors. There is a lot of heinous crime committed in the name of voodoo in Haiti. I know one of the videos I watched on youtube stated that the voodoo got mixed up with witchcraft which doesn’t do any justice to its actual practices and spirituality. I will not refute it because it’s not something that I research deep into. Grant it, he could be right, but facts are facts that when someone visits a voodoo priest in Haiti it is not to connect with nature and their ancestors. Although, they go through the same rituals, animal sacrifice, and sometimes humans as well. From what I’ve heard thus far, many who practices voodoo also practice cannibalism. There might be a very small percentage of the people in Haiti who practice voodoo to connect with nature as they said. On the contrary, voodoo has a bad reputation period. Anyone who claimed to be a mambo or voodoo priest, in most cases are paid to kill someone else, healing, they call upon spirits or what the Bible refers to as unfamiliar spirits, some people visit them simply to make money, sacrifices are made either animals or people, and in some cases, their family members become part of that sacrifice, and as I mentioned before, they practice cannibalism and many other things. Here is the thing, I don’t have any issue with anyone connecting with nature. After all, we were created from the dust of the earth. Nonetheless, the problem lies when we start to worship the creation instead of the creator. Please, let me explain. Living in Haiti for some time, I didn’t know much about the voodoo practice except that they have done a lot of wickedness to one another using the voodoo practice. I get it, that many misrepresent voodoo and its practices, but the truth remains. In  Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” 

You see, many Haitian claim that voodoo is their culture from Afric Ginan. What these people failed to understand is that voodoo is something they acquire from their ancestors who committed whoredom after other gods. Many of these people don’t know their true history besides that their ancestors were taken from Africa and scattered to the four corners of the earth. None ever asked as to why their ancestors were taken from Africa and scattered to the four corners of the earth and become slaves. Let me give you an example, Christianity. Why do you think black people are so into Christianity? Was it their culture or was it forced upon their ancestors? If you read the history of slavery, Christianity was taught and forced upon the slaves. That’s why you find every black people regardless of where they were scattered to embrace Christianity. Even in Africa, the corners of every street have a church, why? The colonizers were the ones who brought Christianity to the continent. Of course, you will find a small group who are Muslim and dabbed into other religious practices, but that wasn’t the case for their forefathers. You have to remember after Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D.  these people who were called the children of Yakobe (Jacob or Israel) fled to the mountains and other places just like the Messiah stated in Matthew 24: 16 “Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains” After they fled they found themselves amongst the other nations in which their God told them not to mingle with nor inquire about their gods. These people as I mentioned were notorious for whoring after other gods. Read the books in the Old Testament and you will see. Therefore, they were doing well, until they started dabbing into the other nation’s culture and gods.

As you read Deuteronomy 28: 15 “But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee.” One of the curses was that they would be scattered to the four corners of the earth and become slaves if they start worshiping the gods of the other nations.  In verse 68 “And the Lord shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.” Let’s go back to the previous verse 64 “ And the Lord shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.” Verse 64 made it clear that these people will be embracing and worshiping other gods that their fathers have ever known wood and stones. Look at Christianity, they worship wood and stones. The voodoo they embraced, although, it has animal sacrifices knowing in the Bible the priests used to offer sacrifices unto God. Nonetheless, if you look at the animals they are sacrificing most are unclean animals like chickens, pigs, and so on. Many people think it’s the same but it’s not. If you pay attention to the voodoo ceremonies in some cases they also drink the animals’ blood and God told us it’s cursed to drink or eat any blood because it is the life of mankind and beast.

Leviticus 17: 13-14 “And whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or the strangers that sojourn among you, which hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust. For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off.”

Again, the voodoo they say is connecting with nature doing the very thing that Most High forbid us to do is worshiping anything that he created such as the sun, moon, trees, animals, fire, you name. Deuteronomy 4: 16-19 “Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female, The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air, The likeness of anything that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth: And lest thou lift thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them and serve them, which the Lord thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.” What part of nature most people who practice voodoo worship is the earth that they always poor drinks to it, fire, wind, trees, etc. The trees I have heard some people pick a tree to pray to which is a form of idol worship. This is what our Heavenly is saying why are you worshiping something I created instead of worshiping me. Think about it, parents for instance, can you imagine you have a child that is grown and seeing your child buy a life-size doll male and female, and calling them mom and dad? Can you imagine your child is investing money into those dolls, bringing your grandchildren to visit them, and buying these dolls everything while you are there? Although, you probably would drag him or her to the psychiatric ward. But just for that moment how would it make you feel?

You see, put yourself in God’s place just for that moment seeing the very thing you created is turning to trees, stones, wind, fire, dirt to worship and giving sacrifices. Satan gets all the glory by taking control of the heart of man’s heart to do such wickedness. The world we are living in should have been wiped off completely because our sins are too great. You see, our Heavenly Father is so merciful even in our stupidity He still has mercy upon us and remains faithful. With all that said, tell me what part of the voodoo links to the God of Avraham, Isaac, and Jacob. That’s why it is important to read the Old books such as Jasher. I invite you to read the story of Avraham’s father and his life before and after he was born. Understand, voodoo is something the children of Yakobe picked up from the other nations, and now it becomes their culture. I’m referring to all those negroes scattered to the four corners of the earth. Understand, not all negroes are descendants of Avraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Again, if voodoo was indeed something that connected to our heavenly Father above why did He allow the other nations to captured and sold them as slaves. Read the books of Ezekiel, Jeremiah, and Baruk and see why their God allow the other nations to defeat them and took them as slaves. After you’ve read these books go back to the transatlantic slave to see the similarity. This was prophesied by Moses in the book of Deuteronomy 28? As He said, if you keep my commandments, I will bless you, you will above all nations and you will be living in safety in your land. These so-called Africans who were in the transatlantic slave trade, are they in their homeland living in safety above all nations or are they living in fear, poverty, shame, and misery. Deuteronomy 28: 36-37 “The Lord will drive you and the king you set over you to a nation unknown to you or your ancestors. There you will worship other gods, gods of wood and stone. 37 You will become a thing of horror, a byword, and an object of ridicule among all the peoples where the Lord will drive you.”  

Numbers 23:19 “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” Meaning, if they were keeping the commandments or if the voodoo was indeed part of the practice of the commandments, would our Heavenly Father allow the TransAlentic Slavery? Religion in general and everything else we were taught and embraced and worship whence come they?  Listen, this is for everyone regardless of your race. I encourage everyone to seek wisdom and understanding from our Heavenly Father. Seek God while he may be found. Be careful who and what you entertain. Deuteronomy 30:19 “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.” I’m just saying…

Published by R.J.

I served as a Real Estate Agent in the United State for many years and I have over ten years of experience in a variety of office settings. I have a well-round knowledge of methods, office practices, policies, and procedures that will provide exceptional service to the Rwandan community and the Diaspora looking to relocate to Rwanda. It will be an honor to provide my services to the Rwandan community and the Diaspora around the world who are looking to relocate here to Kigali, Rwanda. I’m also fluent in Haitian Creole and some French. I have great office staff members who are Rwandan; they are knowledgeable and fluent in both English and Kinyarwanda. My goal is to provide you with exceptional service. To learn more about the services I offer feel free to check out my service page and let me know how I can assist you. I want to welcome everyone and I'm looking forward to serving you.

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