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Monday, August 10, 2009

Do Christians understand the occult? What about Twilight, Harry Potter?



I honestly don't think most Christians understand the danger of the occult themes in our entertainment. "Oh, it's just a movie..." "He's a "good" vampire...." Well, even MTV (which is from the pit itself) has even acknowledged that this type of entertainment has some very real consequences.
Please take the time to read Pastor Joe Schimmel from the Good Fight ministries Biblical take on this issue.



-Chris



Twilight, Harry Potter, The Wizard of Oz and the Wiccan Revival
By: Pastor Joe Schimmel
Good Fight Ministries
"Wicca is one of the fastest-growing religions in the United States." —MTV News
Is it true that media blockbusters like Twilight and Harry Potter are playing a decided role in seducing young people into Satanism and witchcraft? As we shall see, even MTV has acknowledged that such movies have played a surprising role in making Wicca [witchcraft] one of the fastest growing religions in America.
Twilight, a series of novels authored by Mormon, Stephenie Meyer, reveals that she may have had some help from at least one “terrifying” spirit guide. With the second novel ready to hit the silver screen, Twilight is now bigger than “Pottermania” and has successfully deceived millions of America’s youth. The fan base is made up of predominantly young girls, who have been drawn into the dark tale by a romance between a 108-year-old vampire (who appears much younger because he doesn’t show his years) named Edward, and a teenage girl named Bella. Beyond the apparent pedophilic problems that this “romance” poses, Twilight is riddled with unbiblical themes that glamorize and glorify the occult.


One such theme involves the perverted occult concept of an incubus. According to Satanists, an incubus is believed to be a dark supernatural entity that is able to manifest itself and engage in sexual relations with a woman. Clearly, these are hardly the kinds of themes that God wants His children fantasizing about or glorifying.
While Edward’s age and nature would seem to raise major red flags, such concerns are thrown to the wind by the undiscerning as Meyer spins Edward’s vampire “coven” in the most positive light. While Edward and his coven are depicted as vampires in every way, from loving darkness and hating the light and possessing various diabolical abilities like extrasensory perception and automatic writing, Meyer portrays them as good-hearted and trustworthy demons, deep down. You see, even though Edward and his vampire “coven” readily drink the blood of animals… purportedly, with some self-control, they are able to resist drinking the blood of humans. However, God repeatedly forbids the occult practice of drinking any kind of blood, as the following scriptures from both the Old and New Testament attest:
"Only you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.” –Genesis 9:4
"For as for the life of all flesh, its blood is identified with its life. Therefore I said to the sons of Israel, ‘You are not to eat the blood of any flesh, for the life of all flesh is its blood; whoever eats it shall be cut off.” –Leviticus 17:14
"Only you shall not eat the blood; you are to pour it out on the ground like water…” –Deuteronomy 12:16
"Only be sure not to eat the blood, for the blood is the life, and you shall not eat the life with the flesh.” –Deuteronomy 12:23
“But that we write to them that they abstain from things contaminated by idols and from fornication and from what is strangled and from blood.” –Acts 15:20


Throughout the Twilight series, Edward and his coven are portrayed in the most heroic fashion as they fight on behalf of humans and battle their evil, blood sucking counterparts. There are, however, some complications that Edward and Bella’s relationship pose… beyond their huge age differences, they must deal with Edward’s diabolical nature. Edward must fight and overcome his own perverse and insatiable lust to drain and drink Bella’s blood. Thus, Edward is depicted as a noble vampire who, though dangerous, loves humanity and wants to overcome his demons. Herein lies the danger, in a time wherein good is being called evil and evil is being called good (Isaiah 5:20), America is being fed a steady diet of occultism as Satan parades his latest occult fare via the “beautiful side of evil.”
Satan Plays Good Cop-Bad Cop
Vampirism is rooted in occult lore and vampires are thought to be the physical manifestations of diabolically empowered entities, sometimes called the “undead”. Twilight taps into the seductive, but delusional, occult theme that there are both good and bad demons and that a relationship with the right occult entities can help one ward off the really bad demons. Twilight is especially huge among many Wiccans and neo-pagans because of its occult themes and due to the positive PR it gives to the idea of “good” witches and “good” covens. MTV News, in a story they did on the revival of Wicca, states,
Tragically, many Wiccans have been deceived into believing they can have relationships with “good” spirits and cast “good” spells, when in reality, they have opened the door to demonic oppression and even demon possession. After many Wiccans open the door to the demonic realm, they are then taught that they can use counter spells to summon “good” spirits to protect them from evil spirits. This device has been effectively utilized by Satan to delude the prospective Wiccan by promising power, while enslaving them to an occult construct. Sadly, the vampire, Edward, is cast as a romantic supernatural hero, whose net affect in the real world gives ample fuel to the occult lie that there are “good” dark spirits.
Many Wiccans, sadly, never come to realize that Satan is running a “good cop, bad cop” con game, or in their case, “good demon, bad demon” as though one can be played against the other. God has revealed in His Word that spirits contacted by occult means are evil and part and parcel of Satan’s original rebellion (Ephesians 6:10-12). God’s Word is saturated with categorical warnings against all forms of the occult, including astrology, sorcery, divination, magic and witchcraft. (Gen. 3:1-6; Ex. 22:18; Lev.19:26, 31-32, 20:6, 27; Deut.18:10-12; 1 Sam.15:23a; 2 Kings 21:6, 23:24; I Chron.10:13; Isa. 2:6, 8:19-20, 19:3, 47:13-14; Ez.13:20-23; Dan.2:27-28, 5:15-17; Mal. 3:5; Acts 13:7-10a, 16:16-18, 19:19; Gal. 5:19-20; Rev 9:19-21, 21:8, 22:15, etc.)
The following admonition that God gave through the prophet Moses prohibits much of what is practiced today by many neo-pagans:
“Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD, and because of these detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you. You must be blameless before the LORD your God.” –Deuteronomy 18:10-13
Hollywood and the Wiccan Revival
The incredibly sharp increase of young people identifying themselves as neo-pagans and Wiccans in the last decade is largely a result of media propagandizing and the glorification of occult themes in Hollywood. Hollywood has a long history of providing fuel for the lie that there are both “good” and “bad” witches. The alliterative words from the Wizard of Oz, “Ding, Dong, the witch is dead! Which old witch? The wicked witch! Ding, dong, the wicked witch is dead!” imply that there are also “good” witches. Of course, in the Wizard of Oz, children learned that while there are wicked witches, there are also good witches like the “Good Witch of the North.”


In recent years, Hollywood has targeted our youth through a long parade of subversive occult productions. Beyond the first two installments of Twilight and a seemingly endless procession of Harry Potter movies, other titles include The Craft, Practical Magic, Charmed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Wizards of Waverly Place, and the list goes on and on. Such movies, along with popular cartoons and music glorifying the occult, have been powerful weapons in Satan’s arsenal and used as evangelistic tools to seduce our impressionable youth into his kingdom, from the crib to the grave! Please click here for entire article.


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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

So if Harry Potter and Twilight are so 'evil'.. I suppose you also agree that Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Dracula, and many other classics are evil? Ignorance is bliss huh?

Anonymous said...

I believe that if it glorifies things that are not pleasing to God, then yes, it is evil...

Chris Shanks said...

I agree with the 2nd comment. There are all kinds of distractions that even seem "good" that are not pleasing to God.

As for the first comment:

Dear Anonymous,

Thank you for commenting. It's hard to reply to your comment accurately, not knowing if your a Christian or not, or if you're a parent or not. Please feel free to let me know, but in the mean time I will try it from this perspective. I don't expect unbelievers to see or understand why these things are evil. I used to be the same way. I didn't think anything was wrong with watching Jason lop off a head in the Friday 13th movies(after all it's only a movie), nor did it bother me to read a horror novel describe the dark and insidious rape and murder of a young girl by a man who started dabbling in the occult and wanted to see "what it felt like to kill" (after all it's only a fictional book). But even after I thought I was a Christian; I felt like the "less bloody" movies and books were okay. But my friend God's word tells us different. And once I truly understood what it meant to be a Christian, I changed my view once again.

We are not to fellowship with darkness. "Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness.... Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!" Isaiah 5:20-21

Yes my friend, ignorance is bliss. If you are a Christian, then don't be ignorant of His word.

So, now that I know I am a new creation in Christ I see things differently. God has opened my eyes to reveal what is "entertainment" to many, is actually inspired by Satan. Satan can be seen as an angel of light and devour the unsuspecting.

So when you read the book Dracula and it says this: The Nosferatu do not die like the bee when he sting once. He is only stronger, and being stronger, have yet more power to work evil. – Mina Harker's Journal, Dracula, Chapter 18

....and this: I saw... Count Dracula... with a red light of triumph in his eyes, and with a smile that Judas in hell might be proud of. – Jonathan Harker's Journal, Dracula, Chapter 4

I wouldn't call that Sesame Street. It's evil, dark writing. Honestly, what part about taking an innocent woman, and sinking fangs into her veins and drinking her blood is not evil? Please explain that to me? Then there is the whole mockery of the blood atonement of Christ. Drinking blood will give one eternal life? It's only by the shed blood of Christ that our sins can be atoned for.

My question to you is this? Does Jesus know you? Or will he say to you on that day...depart from me, I never knew you, you worker of iniquity. You can't love the world and love Christ. I pray that he does know you, and you are just ignorant of His word. Please if you are a Christian then I would reconsider what I would call good and evil.

That's a good question for you...if these thigs aren't evil, then what would you consider evil?

Another question...if you are a Christian, then please explain your understanding of the Gospel?
Maybe you have not understood correctly. I'm not trying to be rude or question your heart, maybe it's just a misunderstanding of Gods word. Please listen to Hell's Best Kept Secret for an understanding of what a false convert is. Link is above on the right side.

Again, thanks for responding.

I will be posting a new article on Twilight soon (maybe by Friday). This will address some more of these issues.

Sincerely,

Chris

Anonymous said...

To those that questions this review-I think the proof of things are in the pudding. I agree completely with the dangers of Twilight specifically. Being entertained by the occult is participating in the occult. You dont have to actually practice magic or drink blood to stick your toe in the water of the occult. Take a look at these links. One is a Twilight Convention in Chicago. Also look at how many times girls are reading the books. Dont you think it is odd that anyone would read any book 10-55 times? It is literally an obsession unlike anything I have ever seen. And before we right off too quickly that this obsession is just what some people do, and you can find those types anywhere, do some research, it is an epidemic. Twlight is sugar coated witchcraft. The tip of the iceburg to most looks 'ok', but the Titanic did not sink from hitting the tip, it sunk from the mass of ice below the surface. Twilight has so many dark sick things below the surface, anyone with teen girls should run, as fast as they can away from this junk and warn anyone that will listen!

http://spesunica.wordpress.com/2009/02/09/chicago-twilight-convention-promoter-of-the-occult/

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081115133816AAQwsmC

Anonymous said...

The Occult opens up a doorway that is real. I practiced tea leaf reading the Tarot, reading paying cards ,Crystal Ball,I made my living doing this and was lost in the power I thought I had,practiced witchcraft.I stopped short of Devil worship but I lived on the dark side. I did not realize that there was a demon following me around for years. It attacked me at night, it come in my room and tried to project me promising to show me wonders I could never imagine.I was afraid and doubted it thought I was dreaming and it became very angry and flung me around my room. This is real it happened,I am not kidding. It followed me and would come into my room at night when I travelled when I was in strange hotel rooms or other peoples homes. I thought it was a dream state disorder when you think you are awake but are stuck in REM sleep.It terrified me. I became a Christian years later and then it stepped up tormenting me,but I had a weapon with scripture. I want to warn people that realm is very real and unless you know you have power over it it can torment you to madness.But you can be seduced by it, not too long ago it got into bed with me and started to fondle me.It felt absolutely real I barley squeaked out "Get behind me satan you are and offence to me for you of the things of the world and not of the things of God" It left immediatly.It is dangerous I just wanted to share my story. Hope it teaches some one to see what the Occult is for real.

Cerebrus said...

Ridiculous, All of it is.

Twilight is Satanic, So is harry potter, HA HA HA

Don't make me laugh, Sure it does have way too much magic in it and maybe it does go a little too far to prove it.

But since when does special effects have to suddenly mean satanic or occult, Which mind you are 2 different things, if you don't believe that or agree then you really need to look at a different book besides the bible. I understand you think the bible is the real truth of god, but i personally do not think that(at least to a degree), It has been re-written and translated thousands of times and since then it has changed so much from the original text, Some of us think it was made this way to give the christian leaders more control over the mainstream Followers. I do not deny that the Satanic church is evil and they should be denied a voice, but i have been researching the occult as part of a personal project(unlike some i do not want to have my life ruled by a 2000 year old book that may potentially be chalked full of falsities to help me make an informed decision.) and what i have found is that most of the mainstream occult beliefs and practices are not necessarily evil, sure some of them summon and bind demons to their service, such as Solomon and Moses(6-7-8 books of moses), However this is done mostly to Trick the demon into giving away things such as secrets or fortune or favors. I do not agree with demon summoning but i do believe that it is not done with intention of evil, Most of the time.
They also use astrology and numerology as well as alchemy and tarot and other forms of divination, with some conjuration of beings such as angels and lesser spirits, i may not agree with conjuration but the other things they use, they use to better understand themselves and their environment.

I am not a supporter of the occult nor of any other religion in particular but i am tired of people trying to pin other groups or ideas as evil just because that 2000 year old book tells them too, that is why i left the church and i practically do not read the bible anymore, i do have one on my bookshelf but i have not gazed in it for at least 2 years now, all because of its intolerance (i do not mean to suggest we should tolerate evil but rather we should tolerate another persons choice to delve into it, It is their choice after all) and inhuman beliefs which ONLY seek to seclude you from your fellow man and further drive a wedge into the idea of co-existence(Where all religions are allowed the same voice). In my mind, the bible can be more evil than any other religious text, Look at the crusades, and the inquisition, or the Salem witch trials, All because a 2000 year old book encouraged it to happen. Things have not changed, if the law said its OK to kill i guarantee the church would take up arms and start killing.

I am sorry if you do not agree with me and all i ask is if you decide to go against my post then please do not use a bible quote, you need to quit hiding behind that book of hatred and see the world for what it truly is, A generally peaceful place where people are just trying to get their lives in a good place and most of them are decent and hard working who may not go to church but still pray every night, and who actually try to go out and make a difference without using that 2000 year old book of superstition that only seeks to poison the minds of innocent people with hate and contempt for their fellow man.
I will pray for the admins of this site and hopefully they will have their eyes opened by god.

Anonymous said...

I see my comment was not posted, Are you people that scared of the truth, this site is one of the biggest devil tools i have ever seen

Kim said...

To the commentor above me:
Thank you for sharing your story. This shows the good will always triumph over evil.

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I am a Christian thirteen-year-old living in today's pop culture influenced world.I started reading the Harry Potter series at the tender age of seven, completing the first six books by the time I was nine.

I was not able to read the seventh book because at the time, the queues to buy the book were just stifling and I was rather depressed over it. I then became a fan of anime. (Japanese animations.) There were a lot of Anti-Christ references in them, glorifying alchemy, demonic possesion, murder, and all sorts of works of Satan. I used to obsess over them, spend hours fantasizing over them, writing fanfiction, reading them obsessively and repeatedly, until I realised that something was seriously wrong with my behaviour.However, I did not want to stop. This mindless 'fangirling' was an addiction. However, I was 'reintroduced' to prayer. It is more satisfying than any fanfiction or book or whatever mass media there is out there in the secular world.

Now comes the Twilight craze. At my school, every single girl (which is everyone there because I go to a girl's school) is either talking about a vampire or a werewolf and whatsoever. I felt left out because I have entirely no idea what the plot is about. I was intending to borrow the books, but everytime I tried, I ended up borrowing another book. I also wanted to watch the three movies, but whenever I managed to make an appointment with my friends to do so, something cropped up and I couldn't. Maybe God's works are behind the scenes and he knows that I will be easily enticed by these false fantasies. As the Lord's Prayer says, 'Do not bring me to the test, but deliver us from evil.'

I still watch anime, but I think about what is right and wrong in it, differentiate between reality and fiction, pray never to be distracted from my real goal, Heaven. However, it gets increasingly difficult as more and more people are indulging in what we call 'fandoms.' I might slip back at this rate. I hope people will pray for me.

Another concern of mine is pornography. There's all sorts of sinful material out there and they don't only come in the form of videos now. People even WRITE them( A term for it is 'lemons'). I have recieved many requests to write such things for my friends. They say that at first, you would feel guilty for reading it, but soon, you would be desensitized towards it. Perhaps, you could address this issue?

Chris said...

Cerebrus and Kim,

I'm on vacation, and have limited access
to the net and look forward to replying to your
posts sometime next week. Cerebrus-relax my friend...Trust me
I look forward to asking you a few questions. In fact here's one
now. Where does YOUR view come from? Answer me that and
we'll talk. Great post Kim. Thank you.

Thanks for commenting.

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Heather said...

Well for one i agree Cerebrus, because all it is is special affects. An im 15 thank you an im smart effen to know whats real an whats not, harry potter I dont like but twilight is fine. Im tired of everyone pounding on me becuase I like a movie that doesn't mean anything! Ok im not five im not gonna wanna go fall in love with a vampire. An i for one Love Jesus with all of my heart!!

Chris said...

Cerebrus,

I see that you have not answered my question as to “Where you get YOUR information from?” You say that I should use something other than the Bible. Sorry, but my starting point is the Word of God that is from OUR creator and if I don't start there, then where do you suggest? I choose to follow what He says, not what some man says or make up my own (false god/idol) world view.

The Bible has the most manuscripts of any book of antiquity. There are over 5,600 copies of the New Testament available to us that were written within 100 years of the original that are 99.5% the same. Compare that to Aristotle at 49 copies that were written 1400 years since the original or Plato, we have 7 copies written 1200 years from the original.

The Bible is a collection of 66 books inspired by God and written by some 40 authors over 1,500 years with the common theme of Jesus Christ. Jesus was predicted in the Old Testament as the Redeemer for our sins. Numerous prophesies about him were fulfilled in His life, death and resurrection which is accounted for in the New Testament. For those who repent of their sin and put their trust in Him will continue to glorify him in Heaven and those who don't will be punished for sin eternally in Hell.

I could go on and on about the accuracy of the Bible based on prophecy and, archaeology alone. Research the Dead Sea Scrolls for example. The OT books found there in 1947 were no different than the ones date over a 1000 years prior. The Bible we have today is the Bible we had originally; the differences in text are .5% that doesn’t affect the meaning. The different translations do not change the meaning of the text either, they take the language of the original Greek and Hebrew and translate it to our language. Even atheist can’t disprove that what was presented originally is what we have today (they just choose not to believe it). Go to CARM.org or STR.org for more on why we can trust the Bible.

This is part one of two, I used to many characters, so see the continuation of this comment in part 2.

-Chris

Chris said...

part 2 to comment replying to Cerebrus...

So I ask again what book of wisdom do you use? Do you just make the stuff up on your own?
I'm sure I won’t hear back from you...I never do when I ask that question, but I answer you guys (non-believers) for others to read.

You say that you do not deny that the satanic church is evil, and they should be denied a voice. Why? Why shouldn't they? If you don't believe in the God of the Bible, who hates evil then why do you call the satanic church evil? What is evil? Where do you get your answer?

Why do you say that Twilight and Harry Potter have “too much” magic on one hand, but saying it has nothing to do with the occult? At what point is "too much". God says he hates occult practices in Deuteronomy and glorifying vampirism and witches in modern day movies glorifies the occult. You say you don't agree with summoning of demons, but then you say you don't think it is done with the intent of evil? Just what do you think demons are? Teddy Bears?

You say the world is generally a decent place? Dude, look around you the world is a mess! You say the Bible tries to poison us. Let's see… would the world be a better place if there were no murdering which the Bible commands us not to do. Or how about adultery...how many children would have to grow up in split homes if husbands didn't cheat on their wives as the Bible teaches us not to do. Wouldn’t there be less mayhem if people didn’t covet then steal? In case you didn’t notice these were commandments that God gave us.

Cerebrus, you tell me that you pray that the admins of this site (that would be me and only me) would have their eyes opened by god…what “god” do you pray to Cerebrus? The God of the Bible will judge us all and if we have so much as lied, lusted or stolen, we will be found guilty in His eyes, because He is Just cannot allow sin to go unpunished, and because he is Holy he cannot live with sin. Cerebrus…just because you don’t believe in Him doesn’t mean He doesn’t exist. You and I are guilty. The difference is that my sin debt has been paid by Jesus Christ. Please do a little more research on the facts that you state, then read the book of John (yes it's in the Bible)and see your need for a Savior. Please quit suppressing the truth in order to live the way YOU want to live.

Please answer my above questions and if you want to have a sincere chat about the Gospel I am available anytime…just email me.

Sincerely,

Chris

Chris said...

Kim,

Thank you for being honest, and open about your experience. Yours is yet another example as to what can happen when we play around with what seems harmless. We always want more. Check out the comment from Jan 19th 2010(the commenter did not leave a name, so it’s under anonymous) there are links there that show what depths people are involved with Twilight, Harry Potter and more (by the way to the one who posted that comment…thank you very much. I had intended on replying, but my wife broke her arm around that time and I never got back to you, but what a most insightful comment-thanks again!). It becomes a way of life for many. I realize that not everyone has that experience, but many do and these are the one I try to reach on this blog…more specifically the folks who say they are Christian.

Kim, I challenge you to study God’s word each day in order to fight off those temptations to be like the others in your school. I once was a 13 year old who went to church and thought I could test myself by watching movies that I shouldn’t, then I would imitate things I saw, and talk like they talked because everyone else was. By age 15 I had quit reading my Bible and going to church, and for the next 15 years I couldn’t have cared less about what Jesus did on the cross for us. That proves I was a false convert…a Christian in word, but not by my actions. Jesus said this would happen to many and that they would cry out on the day of Judgment (and I paraphrase) “Lord, Lord, I did this….and that and he would say depart from me I never knew you, you worker of iniquity!” Read the parable about the stony ground in Mark and Matthew Ch. 7 for more. So please reconsider watching anime even if you know the difference in what is good and evil. I realize that we don’t have to be legalistic about these things, but it’s a movie here, and a tv show there and several songs a week and before you know it you have digested 20 hours of secular entertainment with an anti-god message (sometimes very subtle) and we’ve maybe spent 5 to 10 minutes a day studying and praying-at best. It’s no wonder many lose the battle. Narrow is the road to Heaven, Kim and few find it…So my advice is to dig in deep and be different from the world, after this world as we know has gone, the first will be last and the last will be first.

As for the subject of pornography, I agree it is a terrible problem for teens today. Again, study God’s word and fight the temptations. Just remember when tempted, ask yourself, do you love this (porn, anime, occult…name the sin) more than you love Jesus? Make war with that sin. Yes we all stumble, but if we fight were of God if we swim in it and plan that sin, we are of the Devil (read the book of 1st John carefully). As for the term “lemons” I am not familiar with it, and may address that someday once I do a little research.

I will be praying for you and thanks again for being candid with us. Please let me know how you are doing in the near future.

In His name,

Chris

Chris said...

Heather,

I know you're only 15, and peer pressure is difficult. But, if you love Jesus with all your heart then please start studying his word. He cares about what you put into your mind. Garbage in-garbage out. It's not that we can't enjoy a Sci-Fi movie from time to time (using discernment of course) it't the obsessiveness that is so prevalent in our world with Harry Potter, Twilight, Avatar and the like. I promise if you will be different than others like the Bible says Christians are to be, and study his word, you won't be tired of people "pounding" on you about liking Twilight. You will see the error of becoming worldly, that Jesus warns us about. You will love the things he loves and hate the things he hates. This is a sign of a biblical Christian. Heather, read what I told Cerebrus (since you agree with him...who by the way, has not posted back and answered ANY of my questions). His world view if flawed and anchored in nothing. Don't follow his path to destruction.

Sincerely,

Chris

Anonymous said...

Thanks Chris for your uncompromising way of presenting the gospel truth. Any true Christian who really fought the battle for the good, will know how deceptive the occult world is and why God hates it so much. Particularly why we must have nothing to do with it and those who entertain it - that implies watching heralding movies about the occult or to open one-self to deceptive teachings that will most defintely deprive you of Christs salvation. The fact that the occult leads you away from Christ or confuses you is proof to me that its inspiration is defintely evil.

It is particularly difficult for people to accept that the narrow way is the only way. I think it is mostly because there is a tendency even amongst Christians not to let go of the world but trying to be at piece with God and the world. The Bible is very clear - you cannot serve two masters and you are in the world but not off the world. The Christian way is not popular, if your master is Christ, you will not be popular. You may even be prosecuted with slants and misguided foolish arguments, but in your heart you will know that you are right with God. Blessed are those who are prosecuted for righteousness.

redeemedxhisblood said...

THANKYOU CHRIS! I AM 22 YRS OLD. CHRISTIAN NEW BORN. I CAME TO THE LORD AT AGE 19. NOW 3 YRS. AND WAS TEMPTED TO THIS WHOLE TWILIGHT THING. WOW, HOW BIZARRE IS THAT, A GOOD VAMPIRE??? TRULY IN THESE TIMES THE GOOD WILL BE CALLED BAD AND THE BAD GOOD. THE SOUR SWEET AND THE SWEET SOUR. PLEASE KEEP MOVING FORWARD AND CONFRONTING THOSE THAT JUSTIFY THEMSELVES IN THEIR SIN. CHRISTIANS HAVE TO PREPARE THEMSELVES BECAUSE OUR SPADE IS THE WORD, NOT ALWAYS PRAYER...THOUGH VERY NECESSARY. WE MUST HAVE A SOLID FOUNDATION WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD.

GOD BLESS
WILMARY