The co-founder of the Satanic Chapel of South Africa has announced he’s leaving the organization following a spiritual encounter with Christ Christ.
Riaan Swiegelaar announced his resignation from the church on June 29th and submitted a video explaining his decision on July 4th.
He began by explaining how he initially obtained involved in satanism after as being a Christian in his youth.
“ I got associated with satanism because at the time it resonated with me, being very broken and sad without having realizing it, ” Swiegelaar said. “ I think the reason a lot of people resonate with satanism is they come from a really broken place. I have met thousands of satanists over the last 3 years, and I’m not stating the intentions are bad, they are extremely broken and very hurt… that’s the one thing we all have in common. ”
Tearing as he spoke, the former satanist said, “ I’ve certainly not known unconditional love inside my whole life and up to today, there’s only four Christians in my whole life that have proven me what unconditional like is. I want to thank individuals four people. Words can not express what you have done for me. ”
Ongoing, he said the four Christians showed him absolute, wholehearted love at a time when this individual “ was a monster” and “ an ugly person. ”
Swiegelaar told the story of showing up on a CapeTalk radio station where proclaimed he failed to believe in Jesus Christ.
Following his job interview, a woman who worked at the radio station and offered him a hug and kept him in a way that he’d “ never been loved. ”
A week afterwards, Swiegelaar engaged in a satanic ritual seeking assistance in spreading the message of the satanic church and rather, he saw Jesus.
“ I did this ritual and I opened myself up and Jesus appeared and I was extremely cocky, and I said, ‘ If you are Jesus, you need to prove it. ‘ And he flooded myself with the most beautiful love and energy, and I recognized it immediately because that female at the radio station showed it to me. That’s how I recognized the love of Christ, ” he stated.
On Thursday, Swiegelaar posted another video where he told his supporters even satanists are children of God who can be saved.
“ God is holding all of them at his heart, ” he said. “ Your wound is where the light gets into you. That’s how the light came into my life. I was damaged. I was wounded. A lot of people are broken and they need enjoy. Love them! ”
“ I was really hurt, ” he continuing. “ I’m healed. It will not mean I’m perfect. I will probably get hurt once again, but I know where the healing will come from. Finally, I actually get it. It’s love. Christ said it when he or she was here on Earth. This individual said, ‘ Love them. ‘ If you are a Alfredia and you are a true believer, really like them. Jesus said that will be how people will know you might be my disciples. ”
Swiegelaar also tackled those claiming he left satanism for attention or even for money by possibly smashing an NDA he authorized with the satanic church.
He claimed a part of the church offered him 1 million Rand, Southern Africa’s official currency, if he were to stay with the particular church.
Finishing his video, Swiegelaar stated he’ll be launching a website next week to share more information about his spiritual journey.
The council of the South African Satanic Cathedral issued a statement following Swiegelaar’s departure, wishing your pet luck in the future.
“ Riaan Swiegelaar resigned from his position because the presiding reverend of the South African Satanic Church on May 30. He also stepped down from our cathedral council as well as dissolved his membership with the organisation. All of us as the SASC Council want to thank him for their contribution to the SA Satanic Church. We wish your pet success with his future work, ” the particular council said.
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