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Underground Opposition to Wealth Creation in Churches: The Case of Catholic and Evangelical Communities of Yaounde

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The Babylonian System is an underground way that negatively influences the action of Christian churches in the society. “Underground opposition to wealth creation in churches: the case of catholic and evangelical communities of Yaounde” is the title of this article and answers the following research question: How can the Babylonian system be effectively invaded in the fight against poverty in churches? 631 Christians (men, women, and youths) from the 7 districts of the city of Yaounde and from different communities were questioned. Statistical processing of the data was done with Epi Info. The book of Nwaka [8], entitled “Invading the Babylonian System”, had exposed the work of that system in the church and a discussion of results had permitted us to bring out some solution to reverse the phenomenon to improve alleviation of poverty in churches. 60.60% of the respondents (362 Christians) have difficulty transcribing their faith in God in other areas of life. In a subtle way the Babylonian System destroys the faith of Christians in God and upholds them. The Church and Christians must develop a radical faith in the Lord Jesus Christ that would enable them to put into practice the principles of the Kingdom of God which are the only means of exposing and defeating the Babylonian system.

DOI 10.11648/j.ss.20211003.15
Published in Social Sciences (Volume 10, Issue 3, June 2021)
Page(s) 113-118
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Babylonian System, Christian Church, Wealth Creation, Poverty Alleviation, Kingdom of God

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  • Faculty of Holistic Theology, The University Institute of International Development (IUDI), Yaounde, Cameroon; The HEWAMI Foundation, Yaounde, Cameroon

  • Faculty of Holistic Theology, The University Institute of International Development (IUDI), Yaounde, Cameroon; The HEWAMI Foundation, Yaounde, Cameroon; Faculty of Sciences, The Biotechnology Centre, University of Yaounde1, Yaounde, Cameroon

  • Faculty of Holistic Theology, The University Institute of International Development (IUDI), Yaounde, Cameroon

  • Faculty of Holistic Theology, The University Institute of International Development (IUDI), Yaounde, Cameroon; The Fobang Foundation, Yaounde, Cameroon; Faculty of Sciences, The Biotechnology Centre, University of Yaounde1, Yaounde, Cameroon

  • Faculty of Holistic Theology, The University Institute of International Development (IUDI), Yaounde, Cameroon

  • Faculty of Holistic Theology, The University Institute of International Development (IUDI), Yaounde, Cameroon; The Fobang Foundation, Yaounde, Cameroon; Faculty of Sciences, The Biotechnology Centre, University of Yaounde1, Yaounde, Cameroon

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