What is Kemetic spirituality / Kemetism?Question: "What is Kemetic spirituality / Kemetism?"
Answer: Kemet (or KMT) is the native name of ancient Egypt, and Kemetic spirituality or Kemetism is a neo-pagan religious movement that seeks to restore ancient Kemetic/Egyptian religious practices. Kemetic spirituality attracts those of African descent, as it provides a cultural and religious connection to the spirituality of lost societies of African ancestry, but it is practiced by many races around the world, and the approach of adherents is varied. Kemetic spirituality is sometimes called Neterism or Egyptian Neo-paganism.
The worship of Egyptian deities such as Thoth, Ma’at, and Ra, the sun god, is an ingredient of Kemetic spirituality, and private altars are common in the homes of Kemetics. Food offerings and prayers are made daily at these shrines. Kemetism sometimes incorporates elements from Wicca, New Age thinking, and yoga.
Ancient Egypt features prominently in the Old Testament as a nation that worshiped false deities, some of which may have been related to actual demonic presences (Daniel 10:13, 20). Of course, the Bible condemns the worship of gods other than Yahweh (Exodus 20:3, 23; 23:13, 24). Idolatry caused a continual rift between God and His people because they had a tendency to accept the gods of neighboring nations and worship them alongside the Lord, despite clear instructions to the contrary (Numbers 33:52).
Modern-day idolatry such as practiced in Kemetism may be baffling to Christians, but it shows that “there is nothing new under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9). Kemetic spirituality revives the old failed gods of Egypt, props up their images, and worships them again. Kemetic spirituality is a false way that does not honor the true God and cannot provide salvation (John 14:6).
Recommended Resource: Either/Or: The Gospel or Neopaganism by Eerdmans Publishing
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