Simon Kimbangu , born the September 12th 1887 with Nkamba with the Belgian Congo (current Democratic republic of Congo), dead the October 12th 1951 with Élisabethville, (current Lubumbashi), is a Prédicateur and African Prophète Chrétien which founded the kimbanguism the April 6th 1921 with kamba.
This religion is taught and practiced by the Église kimbanguist.
Simon Kimbangu east converts himself with the Baptisme into 1915. He becomes catechist then receives a divine vision, which orders to him of to go to preach and cure the patients. The history wants that he then cures an young woman by Laying on of hands, in its native village of Nkamba. It acquires then the reputation of ressusciter deaths, and attracts with its sermons of the thousands of listeners. It then is called “Ngunza”, translation in Kikongo of “prophet” in the version Baptist of the Bible.
Although the preaching of Kimbangu does not have affirmed political contents, he predicts nevertheless the independence of Congo and the reconstitution of the Royaume Kongo, prophesying the dipanda dianzole ( the second independence in kikongo). The Belgian authorities, alerted by the missionary S Catholic S and Protesting S, make it stop, like its closer faithful, in September 1921.
He is condemned to death, but is pardoned by the king of the Belgians Albert Ier and his sentence commuted to detention with perpetuity. He dies in the prison of Élisabethville in 1951.
After the arrest of Kimbangu, its family and her faithful create officially the Église kimbanguist, which will become member of the World Council of Churches in August 1969 during the meeting of its executive committee with Canterbury in England.
PreceptsFollowing the example Jesus-Christ, it chooses twelve Apôtre S to accompany it in its mission, and enacts three rules morals:
the abolition of the traditional religious symbols;
- removal of the erotic dances and the drums of dance;
- the abolition of the Polygamy.
He is also opposed to the magic practices and sorcery.
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