Title

SHEMBE

Founder

Isaiah Shembe

Year

1910

Size

approximately 4 million members

Beliefs

  • Isaiah Shembe is African messiah.
  • The Holy Spirit told him to start the shembe church. (South African Tourism… Retrieved
    2010-01-16.)
  • During the July special festival, their ancestors as well as Isaiah shembe are present in the person of the leader of the church
  • Royal graveyards are holy
  • They believe in incestuous worship
  • The very name of the king or chief is holy
  • Isaiah shembe is a mediator between God and his people.
  • G.C. Oosthuizen, “Isaiah Shembe and the Zulu world view,” History
    of Religions
    , vol. 8 no. 1, August, 1968, pp. 1-30.

    Conclusion

    They are not Christian.