During the UEM General Assembly in Dar es salaam in 2010 UEM member churches especially in Africa and Asia

are challenged by a resurgence of beliefs in magic, witchcraft and demons possessions. In many African and some Asian churches, some pastors have actually started to engage in deliverance ministries, sometimes openly, in other instances more discreetly. Several church leaders asked that UEM sponsor a study process or organize a Think Tank in Asia and Africa to offer guidelines, suggestions, theological reflections for the member churches and the Assembly to consider. One of the consultations was held in Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Philippines from January 2012. Attended by 18 participants from Hongkong, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and the Philippines who were Church leaders, and seminary professors. Pastors who engage in deliverance ministry were also invited. There participants were: Wahyu Adipamungkas (GKJW), Eric Calgas (UCCP), Rosa Camba (UCCP), Angelico Cofreros (UCCP), Patrick Kwan (CRC), Humala Lumantobing (GKPI), Juliman Harefa(BNKP), Elvilina Hulu (BNKP), Lope Robin (UCCP), Jaharianson Saragih (GKPS), Riana Kartika Sari (GKPI), Rainer Scheunemann (GKI-TP), Apeliften Sihombing (HKBP)Togar Simatupang (GKPA), Nirmala Sinaga (GKPS), Sutarto (GKJTU), Wesley Thavakumar (MC-SL), Claudia Währisch-Oblau (UEM) Two significant documents were produced during the consultation – 1) The Theological Basis of Deliverance Ministy; and 2) Pastoral Guidelines. Deliverance is understood as “setting free in the name and power of Christ those who are either possessed, controlled, used or influenced by demonic/evil powers.” This form of ministry has a rich theological warrants from Scriptures and history. Jesus is the foundation of deliverance ministry of the Church.

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