their membership intact with the missionary churches, but frequently visit the pastors and prophets of these African Indigenous Churches. Testimonies of members and non-members who visit these churches either during the night or daytime is powerful evidence of the effectiveness of the use of the Bible in this way.
The type of classification described above is based not only on the contents of the Psalms but also substantially on the function and the efficacy of particular Psalms to protect, heal and obtain success in the African context. The fact is that African Christians, like the Yoruba, do not face the same problems as Western Christians. They need a different hermeneutic that takes into cognizance their cultural traditions and the place of the Bible in the solving of their problems. African Indigenous Christians are not passive receivers of Christianity. They make use of whatever they find useful from Western missionaries and adapt it to suit their world view and needs and in so doing they have made a substantial contribution to the African interpretation of the Bible.
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