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‘Devil Is Also Real’

The President of the Methodist Church in Fiji, Reverend Tevita Banivanua, has reacted strongly after hearing reports of school children playing the ‘demonic’ game “Charlie Charlie”. “I am not really
05 Jun 2015 09:12
‘Devil Is Also Real’

The President of the Methodist Church in Fiji, Reverend Tevita Banivanua, has reacted strongly after hearing reports of school children playing the ‘demonic’ game “Charlie Charlie”.

“I am not really familiar with how this game is played, but as a Christian nation, we know the truth and that is if you invite God, he will come and if you invite the Devil, he will also come,” Reverend Banivanua said.

“What children should understand, and I hope that parents will help them understand, is that playing with the devil is like playing with fire; it will not only affect you, but it will also affect the people around you,”he said.

Rev Banivanua said the devil’s mission was to destroy people’s lives and he targets young people the most.

This demonic game has gone viral around the world on social media and it is even played by school children as young as eight years old in Fiji. Fiji Sun visited and called a few schools around the Suva and Nausori corridor and even interviewed a student of a school who was said to have become possessed after playing the Charlie Charlie game.

Most of the school heads confirmed that kids in both primary and secondary school were playing this game.

A principal of a prominent Christian school in Suva, who preferred to remain unnamed, said she had sent five children home because she claimed they were possessed during school hours in the school after playing this demonic game.

“The students see the same things when they are prayed over and that is a little boy calling them to play with them or even faces of dead people appearing to them and this happens during school hours,”the principal said.

“One of the students who got ‘possessed’ wanted to jump from the top balcony; it seems that this devil Charlie that they are inviting wants to kill them,” she said.

A boy, who attends a prominent Christian school and prefers to remain anonymous, claims he was possessed after playing the Charlie game and he had felt very scared.

“I felt numb and fainted while I was taken to the office by my friends. I could hear a voice inside my head telling me that I’m dead and I could not hear what my teachers were saying but after I was being prayed over, I could feel that the evil spirit leaving me,” he said.

The “Charlie Charlie Challenge”, as it is being called, entails placing two pencils on a piece of paper in the shape of the cross with the words ‘yes’ and ‘no’ written in each quadrant.

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