Goodnewseverybody.com -Deceiver: Ways Satan "lies" to everybody, Demons, Devils, Ghosts, Horror, Magic, Illusions, Misinformed, Witches, etc.....
GoodnewsEverybody.com- Deceiver-Ways Satan "lies" to everybody, Demons, Devils, Ghosts, Horror, Magic, Illusions, Misinformed, Witches, etc....
Remember Pinochio Whenever he lied, his nose would grow long. Fortunately, our nose doesn't get long in real life, but something else gets long. That is the list of "wrongs" or "sins" that God keeps track of. Oh, you didn't know, check this out!.
Have you been deceived before? What about accussing someone for something they never did? Well, I have and I'm sure you have too. I have been watching some documentaries on WWII lately and false propoganda was used to deter each other in war. Well, life is like that too....
Satan's Schemes skit
"This skit was performed at UIC's All Campus Worship. A skit about the schemes of satan and the bondage of sin that only through the blood of Jesus Christ are we free from those chains of sin. All glory goes to God and Him alone."
Unless, we repent and ask God to forgiveness of our sins-lies! How come we lie? This question was asked by a friend of mine a couple of days ago (12/18/03). He was wondering why friend would lie to one another. I (Sal) told him sometimes we lie because for the safety of one's situation. For example, one time I lied to a friend about places I didn't want to hangout at because I didn't want him to start drinking. Then this friend I was talking to said, "isn't that deceiving". Yes, it is after I thought about it! There is a better way to tell the "truth" in a manner of lying. We all sin, in fact many Christians struggle with this through pride by not humbling before God every night repenting all of theirs sins that particular day. We go to bed "thinking" we were "sinless"! For me, I struggle with this! I try to ask God to show me all my wrongs or sins I committed each day as I do my "quiet time" at night.
"Heavenly Father, show me all of my sins I committed today or in the past as I want to be a brighter reflection of Christ. Thank you for sending your Son Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for the forgiveness or our sins and who rose again the Third Day to show that we may have eternal life. Show me how I can be a more like you to the hurting world out there that they'll come to know your love. Forgive me right now of sin(s) with the blood of Jesus that was shed on the cross. In the precious "Jesus' name. Amen!"
This is what Paul said, "15Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners--of whom I am the worst. 16But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life." 1 Timothy 1:14-16
That is why I'm writing this, we all can be deceived by one another. In fact, Satan's speciality is this one, which he loves to get "us" humans to fight one another due to misunderstanding. He comes in different forms, like how he came as a snake during "The Fall" (Genesis 2) to deceive Adam and Eve. Read it!
There are many other stories in the Bible that many were deceived.
He in fact has made each of us individually "hate" ourselves (e.g. image, looks, etc..) with constant "negative" thoughts (e.g. "I'm not good enough") about ourselves and presume others are "thinking" the same about "us". I constantly here from people, "name thinks I'm this or that". I tell them right away, what does God say in his "love letter to you". In the first place, we are not on earth to keep constantly-endlessly doing just "good works" to please others or please ourselves (self-gratification). We are here on earth to please God through our lifestyle of worship (not just during church services, but everyday in our lives outside of the church building through our "actions in love" towards others or how we take care of our bodies). Our Heavenly Father want us to draw near to Him, which can be done with that personal relationship with Him everyday!
What about now? How are we lied to as citizens of America? I'm not going to point my fingers towards our nation's education system because it's not perfect. We are always learning new "things" as we discover new facts. Here are some lies that some are still being "brainwashed" through our educational system:
-Myth: Columbus Discovery of America
Fact: The Native American Indians already were here and it was already discovered, which the first Europeans definition of "discovered" was "colonized". Some say the Vikings were here before!
-Myth: Humans were "evolved" by Apes
Fact: God created Man! (Genesis 1)
*this has contributed to our nation's and global's racism problem that our own educational system is trying to combat what it started when the "Evolution Theory" was first taught.
Another way that Satan has deceived all of us is through the many ways to Heaven, whether is through "good works" (like mention above), "going to church", or "false religions or cults":
"Our Daily Bread
A popular afternoon television program a few years ago was hosted by a self-proclaimed medium. He supposedly received messages from spirits of the dead to give to their family members in his studio audience. His readings prompted many people to believe in this occultic practice.
We live in a culture where people are desperate to know their future, and they'll turn to psychics and mediums for answers—a practice expressly forbidden in the Scriptures.
The ancient Israelites were desperate to know their future, and God knew that they would be tempted to consult ungodly sources for answers. So He warned them to stay away from mediums and those who contact the dead (Lev. 19:26,31; 20:27; Deut. 18:9-14).
God knew that these practices would prevent ancient Israel from being a holy, set-apart people who would be a blessing to all nations. The future for Israel was determined by their faithfulness to God's covenant, not the words of soothsayers and psychics. Reliance on these evil practices indicated a failure to trust the Lord with their lives.
When you are desperate for information about your future, turn to the sovereign God of heaven. He is the only One who holds the answers you seek. — Marvin Williams
Shall not He who led me safely
Through the footsteps of this day
Lead with equal understanding
All along my future way? —Adams
The what of our future is determined by the who of eternity. " "Christian Cults"
-KKK (protestant Christians that were racist) "Klansmen were Protestants, of course, but they cannot be described exclusively or even predominantly as fundamentalists. In reality, their religious affiliations mirrored the whole of white Protestant society, including those who did not belong to any church."-Wikipedia
-Elohim Why won't the American press tell you that
Christians blew up the Federal building in Oklahoma City?
by Scott (from themodernreligion) Oklahoma City Bombing & (Turning Victims into Murderers) from freedom domain Oklahoma City -- A Decade Later
by William F. Jasper
April 18, 2005 Issue (The New American) "How is Kenny Trentadue?s death related to the OKC bombing? Jesse Trentadue, a trial lawyer and Kenny?s older brother, thinks he now has important clues that finally may lead to the answer to that troubling question. FBI documents he recently acquired under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) indicate a connection between Timothy McVeigh and a group of notorious neo-Nazis known as the Aryan Republic Army. Also known as the Midwest Bank Robbers, these extremists operated out of a backwoods Oklahoma compound known as ?Elohim City.? Trentadue believes his brother Kenny was mistaken for Richard Guthrie, one of the bank robbers, who is mentioned in an FBI memo along with McVeigh. This would agree with the statement of David Paul Hammer, one of McVeigh?s death row inmates, who claims McVeigh once stated his opinion that Trentadue had been killed by federal authorities who thought he was Guthrie.
Another individual who appears in an FBI memo obtained by the Trentadues is Andreas Strassmeir, an illegal alien of German nationality who served as the ?chief of security? at Elohim City. His name is blacked out of the memo, but there is no doubt that it is Strassmeir whose identity is being hidden. This magazine has reported extensively on evidence pointing toward both Strassmeir and Guthrie as prime conspirators with McVeigh in the OKC terror attack. We reported also on the important information provided by Carol Howe, an undercover operative for the federal government inside Elohim City who warned her superiors of the upcoming attack and fingered Strassmeir as the key suspect. Evidence continues to build indicating that Strassmeir also was a government operative, quite probably working for the CIA. Is that why the government has gone to such lengths to keep him out of the OKC picture?
"He sacrificed his sons in the fire in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, practiced sorcery, divination and witchcraft, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the LORD , provoking him to anger."-2 Chronicles 33:6
"Now, son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people who prophesy out of their own imagination. Prophesy against them 18 and say, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Woe to the women who sew magic charms on all their wrists and make veils of various lengths for their heads in order to ensnare people. Will you ensnare the lives of my people but preserve your own? 19 You have profaned me among my people for a few handfuls of barley and scraps of bread. By lying to my people, who listen to lies, you have killed those who should not have died and have spared those who should not live."-Ezekial 13
Pen & Teller's Bullshi*t -The First Season "The first season of this unusual show finds the garrulous Penn and silent Teller taking aim, over 13 episodes, at such perennial hokum as "Talking to the Dead," "ESP," and "Ouija Boards." But they also go after a couple of contemporary, exploitation-driven industries they believe con vulnerable people in the same way phony mediums rip off the bereaved and "regression therapists"-Amazon.com Psychic Powers, from the UK "Samuel was able to come to Saul because he was an Old Testament saint in the days before Heaven was open to God's redeemed people. In the days before Christ's ascension to Heaven, the saints of God including Samuel waited below the surface of the earth in the "bosom of Abraham" or what is often referred to as Paradise.
By going through death and resurrection Jesus opened the way into Heaven at His ascension. As a consequence, after His resurrection, the Old Testament saints of God were resurrected and left Paradise to join Christ in Heaven. " Watchman Expositor: Psychics Profile
*Miss Cleo-Alleged Psychic
*Seeing the future for just dollar signs? from Courttv.com
What are some religious opinions on Harry Potter?, from wiki.answers.com ".. Answer
As a Christian, I am concerned about the media's glorifying of spiritism. Movies, TV shows, and even commercials are heavily involved in this. I choose not to read books or watch movies such as this including Harry Potter, which glorifies, and makes seem good what the Bible says is bad.
Gal. 5:19-21: ?The works of the flesh are manifest, and they are fornication, uncleanness, loose conduct, idolatry, practice of spiritism .?.?. As to these things I am forewarning you, the same way as I did forewarn you, that those who practice such things will not inherit God?s kingdom.?? (Resorting to spiritism for help means that a person is seeking advice from people who endeavor to draw power from Satan and his demons. Such a person thus identifies himself with those who are avowed enemies of Jehovah God. Instead of being truly helped, anyone persisting in such a course suffers lasting harm.) ... Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "..In England, with King Richard away, the cruel Sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman) rules over the land, aided by his cousin, Guy of Gisbourne (Michael Wincott) along with the witch Mortianna.. ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES (1 OF 15), from youtube.com
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Issues: Greedy, Rich, Wealthy, etc...
Acts - Pt 06 of 22
Simon the Sorcerer "9Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great, 10and all the people, both high and low, gave him their attention and exclaimed, "This man is the divine power known as the Great Power." 11They followed him because he had amazed them for a long time with his magic. 12But when they believed Philip as he preached the good news of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. 13Simon himself believed and was baptized. And he followed Philip everywhere, astonished by the great signs and miracles he saw.
14When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them. 15When they arrived, they prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit, 16because the Holy Spirit had not yet come upon any of them; they had simply been baptized into[c] the name of the Lord Jesus. 17Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. ...
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Church Services, Body of Believers, Family of Christ, Fellowship, etc...
"ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA (ANS) -- Thinking her religion had given her what she most longed for, Lali ardently worshipped a goddess. But the woman living in Andhra Pradesh would soon find that it brought her anything but peace.
Lali had a difficult life from an early age. Lali’s mother passed away when she was a child, leaving her to be raised by her stepmother. No one cared for Lali, and she grew up much like an orphan.
She married very young to a man who owned a delivery truck and tractors and made good money. For a brief moment, Lali may have thought she was getting a good break in life. But she began to face rejection again—this time from her in-laws.
No one cared for Lali, and she grew up much like an orphan.
Lali seemed unable to bear children, and in India’s culture, this is a shameful situation and brings scorn upon a young woman.
One day, her husband’s family took her to see a witch doctor. After the woman performed witchcraft on Lali, she became pregnant and had children. It may seem Lali’s hopes and dreams were answered, but then the witchcraft began to manifest itself in other forms.
Around this time, Lali began to engage heavily in idol worship and started acting like the goddess Ellamma. Lali became possessed by an evil spirit, and people in her village began worshipping her as the human representative of Ellamma.
And other things were going on. The family lost peace and began to lose their belongings—such as their truck and tractors—and even their land. Their physical bodies were attacked as well. Every day, someone in the family was sick. Lali suffered from stomach pain.
That was when hope reached them . . . through a Christian in a local church led by Tanvir, a Gospel for Asia missionary.
Finally, it became clear that the witch doctor had done something against their family—and that she even had a relationship with Lali’s husband.
The family seemed helpless to climb out of their dark pit. That was when hope reached them . . . through a Christian in a local church led by Tanvir, a Gospel for Asia missionary. The believer visited Lali’s family and listened as she shared their struggles. Then the Christian shared the Gospel with Lali and invited her to church.
When Lali came to church one day, GFA missionary Tanvir shared more about Jesus. Lali began to believe in Jesus and attend the church regularly. She started praying to Jesus.
Within three months, Lali was healed completely of her stomach pain. She was also encouraged to see changes in the family, and found her trust in Jesus strengthened.
Lali even opened her home for a prayer meeting. However, her husband asked her not to host any more prayer meetings there. But he did give Lali permission to keep attending church since Jesus had healed her—and even instructed all the relatives not to say anything against his wife’s new faith.
Today Lali is an active believer in Jesus, worshipping with other Christians at the church led by Tanvir. Pray she will continue to grow in her faith—and for the salvation of her husband and family."
Road Bruma Lake,
Johannesburg,2196 South Africa.
My name is Mr.Atkins M.Tutu. and I work in the International operation
department in a Local Bank here in South Africa On a routine inspection
discovered a dormant domiciliary account with a BAL. Of 36,000,000
Six Million USD) on further discreet investigation, I also discovered
the account holder has long since passed away (dead) leaving nob
to the account.
The bank will approve this money to any foreigner because the former
operator of the a/c is a foreigner in particular and I am certainly
that he is dead,because the the death was recorded by department of
affair and nobody will come again for the claim of this money A
can only claim this money with legal claims to the account
I need your cooperation in this transaction.
I will provide the necessary information needed in order to claim this
money, But you will need to open an account or provid existing account
information where this can be transferred.
If interested send your private Telephone No. And Fax number including
details of the account to be used for the Deposit I wish for utmost
confidentiality in handling this transaction as my job and the future
family would be jeopardized if it were breached.
I want to assure you that the transaction is without risk if due
followed accordingly. Finally, I will give you 25% for your
I look forward to a favorable response from you through this my private
email if you are intrested to do this business with me or you should
with all the further details.
I wonder if this e-mail, like many others (e.g. Nigeria)is a way to fund terrorist cells (e.g. 9-11) around the world when "ignorant" people respond to this?
What is the Source of these religions, cults, etc..?
What is the main source of what you are seeking (eg. religion, church, doctrine, etc..)?
When I eat, I try to look at the labels of the box of the food I?m eating from (e.g. cereal, liquids, etc..) because I want to know what I?m putting in my body-especially all this health factor causing diseases: cancer, heart disease, etc..that?s killing many of us Americans.
I believe we need to do the same when we are looking for ?spiritual food?. What is the doctrine of that church, what is behind that doctrine, what is behind the man that wrote the doctrine? Is it Jesus?
Many are getting deceived into these ?false religions? because of the outward appearance.
"..We began the initiation about noon that Saturday. After the medical screening came the hazing,
which was very childish. Some of it was not only childish, but downright vulgar. At one point we
were placed in a large, mesh cage, and one of the Shriners climbed up on top of it.
He exposed a very convincing rubber penis which was connected to a water bag concealed in his
clothing and hosed down all of us in the cage to the delighted howls of the spectators.
After the hazing it was time for the serious part, the ritual, and then time to take the oath.
We took the obligation, again with terrible bloody consequences if we revealed any of the
"secrets" (one form of mayhem we promised to accept was to have our "eyeballs pieced to the center
with a sharp, three-edged blade"). And, with the Koran on the altar, we sealed our solemn oath in
the name of "Allah, the god of Arab, Moslem and Mohammedan, the god of our fathers."2
I had taken so many bloody oaths already (one for each degree) that I paid little attention to this one,
except to notice that it, like the rest of the ritual, featured desert settings, Arabs and Allah,
the Mohammedan god.
Can You Believe This ?
When a Mason gets to the highest degree of the Scottish rite or the York rite, he is then allowed to go into what is called the Shrine. You may have seen them in parades, wearing their red fezzes with the sword and crescent emblem on them. You hear about the Shrine circus and the burn centers for children run by the Shriners. People think isn't this a nice fun organization, they do so much good for crippled children and others. But . . .
In order for a person to become a Shriner, he must not only go through all the degrees of Masonry, make all those blood-curdling oaths, worship gods who are not gods except they are of Satan, but he must make a blood both of allegiance to Allah as his god and Mohammed as his prophet.
The Shriner is then given a red fez with an Islamic sword and cresent jeweled on the front of it. This originates from 7th century Arabia when the Moslems, under the leadership of Mohammed, slaughtered all Christians who would not bow down to Allah. Allah, by the way, was not another (generic) name given to God by Mohammed; Allah is the tribal deity --the moon god-- of Mohammed; it was the name of the god in the tribe that Mohammed was born into. That is why every mosque today has a crescent moon on the top of its spire. ...
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Religious: Islam, Muslim, Qu'ran/Koran, Allah, Mohammed, etc...
The Shriners, or Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. News and Information. Rituals. Secrets....
World's worst charities
Last Update: 12/27/2004
By: Stacy Johnson
There's no question that without charitable works, the world would be a worse place to live. And that's all the more reason that when we give money to a non-profit group, we need to make sure it's the right one.
The American Institute of Philanthropy is one of several national charity watchdog organizations. It recently published its report card on 100 "failing" charities... charities that the AIP would not recommend you donate money to.
And you might be surprised at some of the results. Top failing charities in AIP's estimation?
1. Research to Prevent Blindness
2. Shriners Hospitals for Children...
Interview with ex-freemason and illuminati:Leo Zagami. Vol1
"..The Illuminati (not to be confused with the Bavarian Illuminati; more about that later) is a very secretive group of occult practitioners who have been around for thousands and thousands of years and are using the Jewish Cabala as one of their guidelines to oppress the rest of the population. It is not a boys' club or a group of adults trying to get some excitement in life; this is something much bigger and much more sinister. It is an extremely well structured organization consisting of people in very High Places. Those people are the Super Wealthy, who stand above the law. Many of them don't even appear on the list of the wealthiest people in the world - they are that secret. What is driving them is power, money and control over life and death of others and themselves...
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Issues: Greed, Greedy, Elite, Power, Rich, Wealthy, etc... "..The Illuminati are the top players on the International playground, basically belonging to the thirteen of the wealthiest families in the world, and they are the men who really rule the world from behind the scenes (yes, they are mostly men, with a few exceptions). They are the REAL Decision Makers, who make up the rules for presidents and governments to follow, and they are often held from public scrutiny, as their action can't stand scrutiny. They are connected by bloodlines going back thousands and thousands of years in time, and they are very careful keeping those bloodlines as pure as possible from generation to generation. The only way to do so is by interbreeding. That is why you so often see royalties marry royalties, for example. Their parents decide whom their children should marry..."
"(plural of Latin illuminatus, "enlightened") is a name that refers to several groups, both historical and modern, and both real and fictitious. Historically, it refers specifically to the Bavarian Illuminati, an Enlightenment-era secret society founded on May 1, 1776. In modern times it is also used to refer to a purported conspiratorial organization which acts as a shadowy "power behind the throne", allegedly controlling world affairs through present day governments and corporations, usually as a modern incarnation or continuation of the Bavarian Illuminati. In this context, Illuminati is often used in reference to a New World Order (NWO). Many conspiracy theorists believe the Illuminati are the masterminds behind events that will lead to the establishment of such a New World Order....
"The Illuminati vol 1
The Illuminati is a group that practices a form of faith known as "enlightenment". It is Luciferian, and they teach their followers that their roots go back to the ancient mystery religions of Babylon, Egypt, and Celtic druidism. They have taken what they consider the "best" of each, the foundational practices, and joined them together into a strongly occult discipline. Many groups at the local level worship ancient deities such as "El", "Baal", and "Ashtarte", as well as "Isis and Osiris" and "Set".
Adam Weishaupt, a professor of Canon Law at Ingolstadt University and former Jesuit, formed and founded a secret society called the Order of the Illuminati on May 1, 1776, in Bavaria, within the existing Masonic lodges of Germany. Since Masonry is itself a secret society, the Illuminati was a secret society within a secret society, a mystery inside a mystery. "
I had a glimpse of "Hell" several times now through dreams and it's scary!
A LETTER FROM HELL
"a video about a friend who died and went to hell because he was never told about how not to by his best friend and he wrote hima letter from hell"
Heaven's Gates, Hell's Flames ~ drama
"Reality Outreach Ministries is a non profit, non denominational Christian evangelical organization joining with local Churches to proclaim the Gospel worldwide through drama. The drama "HEAVEN"S GATES, HELL'S FLAMES" weaves compelling stage drama with feature film segments designed to work together to reach an audience for Christ. Reality Outreach Ministries is also the producer of "LAST CHANCE". Movie segments featured in the drama and trailer produced/directed by Christopher Bessette www.terrapin-point.com."
People who have seen a glimpse of Hell...
FALLING TO HEAVEN" ~Mickey Robinson
"After surviving severe burns resulting from an airplane crash while skydriving, Mickey Robinson had a "Death's Door" experience and spiritual rebirth that radically changed his life. During the long period of time required to recover, he not only received several miraculous healings, but also struggled with finding his purpose in life. video from http://www.freecdtracts.com/content.htm"
Coke Can Illusion: Good Sermon Illustration
"This is an Illusion I used a couple weeks ago as a prelude to a sermon on Satan's Illusions to keep us from God. It works great with youth. If you know the trick please do not post it for everyone to read. I want to make sure the people that invented the trick earn their money for it. If you want to learn the trick, just comment that or message me and I will send you the website to go to buy the trick."
World’s Premier Female Escape Artist blacks out Underwater during NBA Halftime Show
Water Torture Cell Escape to be Showcased on Nationally Televised Masters of Illusion Broadcast on My TV Network Jan. 26
By Michael Ireland
Chief Correspondent, ASSIST News Service Tuesday, January 20, 2009 "INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (ANS) -- About 17,000 sports fans looked on in stunned amazement, wondering what was happening during a daring half-time escape performance by two escapologists, as one of them blacked out underwater during halftime at a recent NBA game.
The incident occurred during a Houdini Water Torture Cell Escape by world famous escapologists Ridgeway & Johnson at Friday night’s (Jan. 16) game at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Detroit Pistons.
Kristen Johnson in the water tank
Kristen Johnson [pictured], billed as the world's premier female escape artist, performed the water torture cell escape made famous by Harry Houdini decades ago.
The crowd became concerned when Johnson was in the tank under water for about four minutes during her halftime act and seemed to struggle at the end. A video of the episode was captured online at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=coqjiAwVKSI
Having performed this escape 598 times in the past, Johnson experienced a Hypoxic seizure and blacked out underwater. The Christian couple performs regularly, and often shares their personal faith in Christ at their performances.
"This is not an illusion or magic trick," said husband Kevin Ridgeway.
"Each time Kristen performs this escape it is an actual physical accomplishment as Kristen holds her breath while picking the locks in the water cell within full view of her audience," Ridgeway said.
He added: "The escape is considered the third most dangerous escape in the world and Kristen performs it numerous times each week. I thank God that His hand of protection was on Kristen and caused her to revive from this seizure quickly, without any brain damage or other physical harm." ..."
"1984. Director: Ivan Reitman starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver with Annie Potts and William Atherton."
I've talken to so many people that have seen ghosts. As I wrote this past sentence, all these stories are coming to me now (Sunday, October 28th of 2007)...
A college friend of mine told me she went to a camp and saw demons holding up a peer "levitating". She was so young at the time and didn't know what was going on.
-Children See Ghosts
Someone I know told me his children tell him that they see ghosts around the house
-Ghosts in the House!
A former co-worker of mine told me he see ghosts in their house!
"I write this to show the christian religious that yes, the bible does
contain ghosts, or "spirits." I feel it necessary to correct the
mis-thinking that the traditional, christian religion has created by stating,
"ghosts are impossible...because when one dies, they are either in
heaven or hell." This is incorrect. First of all, heaven is simply the realm
of spirit; and hell is the state of a mind bound by fear created through
mis-thinking. Religious, christian doctrines create much of the fear that
places people in a self-created hell or prison of the mind. Secondly,
ghosts are possible because the spirit realm and physical realm
co-exist; yet are on different planes. Thirdly, some ghosts may not be
people on the other side; they could be residual energy or thoughts left
over from traumatic or emotional past events. The christian bible is full
of "paranormal" activity...why not ghosts?"
"...With the above information in mind, those who sit at the feet of spiritualists mediums, and indeed those who claim to receive messages from the spirit world, need to seriously ask themselves exactly who or what it is that is trying to communicate with them. The Bible warns of the very real danger of seductive spirits that will come to deceive people and draw them away from God and into bondage:
"But the Spirit [the Holy Spirit] explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons..." (1 Tim. 4:1)."
"God lets us know in His Word that there certainly are spirits in this world. You are probably aware of all the many references to spirits in the Bible that aren?t talking about the spirit of men. Here are just a few:
?For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.? (Eph. 6:12).
?That evening they brought to him many who were oppressed by demons, and he cast out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick.? (Matthew 8:16)
?Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons?? (1 Tim. 4:1)
What this whole topic boils down to is this?. What happens to people after they die?
Without getting into a lengthy discussion, lets say for the moment that people who have rejected Jesus Christ go to hell and people who have accepted the atoning sacrifice of Jesus and been forgiven go to heaven.
Scripture teaches that when we leave this life?? life continues either with Jesus or not with Jesus. Once we are in the place we have chosen by our acceptance or rejection of Jesus, we are there. We don?t go in and out of heaven or hell. There is no scripture that suggests that we do.
You can see that one?s concept of what happens after death has direct bearing on what happens to one?s spirit. We believe that the Bible teaches this concept:
?Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.?
2 Cor 5:8
The Bible explicitly forbids that we attempt contact with spirits that pretend to be spirits of the dead :
?There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord.? (Deuteronomy 18:11).
The Bible states that the dead do not have contact with the living (Luke 16:19-31). Therefore, if one has contact with or ?sees? or experiences a paranormal being, you can be sure its not great aunt Mary. Rather, it is a spirit pretending to be great aunt Mary. And this is why we are warned NOT to have contact with people who claim to contact the dead. We are actually contacting fallen angels, unclean spirits or demons. These are deceitful spirits under the control of the father of lies, satan.
Even though it is tempting to think that a slpirit or ghosts is harmless, remember what they really are and remember that:
even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.? (2 Cor 11:14)"
"(CNN) – When the horror novelist Stephen King was once asked why he wrote such gross stories, he said he did it because he had the heart of a small boy – which he kept in a jar on his desk.
With his beady eyes and I-just-killed-the-cat grin, King looks and sounds like a horror novelist. But when the Rev. Paul F.M. Zahl read several of King’s novels, he learned something new about the author: There’s a lot of faith behind his fright.
Zahl says some of the most stirring affirmations of Christian faith can be found in the chilling stories of King. The horror master has been preaching sermons to millions of readers for years, only most of King’s fans don’t know it, he says.
“People tend to think that Stephen King is anti-religious because he is a horror writer, but that’s completely mistaken,” says Zahl, a retired Episcopal priest who has written about King’s religious sensibility for Christianity Today magazine. “Several of his books are parables of grace in action.”
Want to read a powerful meditation on Jesus’ sacrificial love? Check out how King links the death of the mammoth death row inmate John Coffey (note the initials, J.C.) to Jesus’ crucifixion in “The Green Mile.” King’s “Storm of the Century” is a creepy retelling of Jesus’ eerie encounter with the demon called “Legion” in the Gospel of Mark’s fifth chapter. And King’s epic apocalyptic novel, “The Stand,” reads like a contemporary retelling of the Book of Revelation, with a little Exodus thrown in, Zahl says.
Zahl’s claim about King's faith may sound ludicrous. King, who just released his latest novel, “The Wind Through the Keyhole,” has written at least 50 horror novels such as “Carrie” and “Misery.”
Yet there is an actual body of literature devoted to King’s religious sensibility. Several pastors and authors say King displays a sophisticated grasp of theology in his books, and his stories are stuffed with biblical references and story lines taken straight from the Bible.
“If God brought lawsuits, Stephen King would face a charge of plagiarism,” says J.M. Rawbone, an English horror novelist who has written an essay about the Christian themes in “The Stand.”
King, whose publicist did not answer a request for an interview, has talked about his faith before. He describes himself as a Christian on his website and elsewhere has said he was raised as a “hard-nosed” Methodist taught to believe in the Antichrist.
Some of his literary influences are Christian authors. In one interview, King said he was shaped by C.S. Lewis, author of “The Chronicles of Narnia,” and J.R.R. Tolkien, author of “The Lord of the Rings.” Both Lewis and Tolkien were devout Christians
who layered their fiction with Christian themes.
“I’ve always tried to contrast that bright, white light of real goodness or Godliness against evil,” he said in a 1988 interview. “I’m not a proselytizer, and I hate organized religion. I think it’s one of the roots of real evil that’s in the world. If you really unmask Satan, you’ll probably find that he’s wearing a turnaround color.”
The best way, though, to understand King’s faith is not through his words, but through his stories. There are at least three biblical themes that run through them.
A child shall lead them
Every horror writer seems to write a vampire story eventually, and King is no exception. “Salem’s Lot” is one of King’s most popular novels. It depicts a vampire’s attempt to colonize a modern-day New England town.
Traditional vampire stories are loaded with Christian symbolism, but King inserts another biblical theme into “Salem’s Lot” that would reoccur in many of his books.
It comes in a scene showing a standoff between a priest and vampire. Father Callahan tries to protect a teenage boy with him by brandishing a cross. The vampire dares the priest to toss the cross away and face him on faith alone.
Father Callahan hesitates, his faith long diluted by alcohol and skepticism. The vampire wrenches the cross from the priest’s hands, while the boy escapes and becomes one of the vampire’s most formidable enemies.
When the Rev. David Squyres read this passage from “Salem’s Lot,” one of Jesus’ most popular sayings flashed before him: “… Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”
In the moral universe of King, children get God better than the adults, Squyres says.
“The vampire humiliates the priest because the priest doesn’t have real faith, but the kid has real faith,” says Squyres, pastor of the Palms Baptist Church near Palm Springs, California.
“The priest represents the Pharisees. They believe in relics. But the children, and the teenager, have a simple faith. They don’t put their trust in institutions. They trust in the Lord,” says Squyres, who has written about King’s Christian sensibility at his website, "talkstephenking."
Many of King’s most popular novels are filled with young heroines driven by faith. It’s a reflection of a famous passage from the Book of Isaiah in the Old Testament: “And a little child shall lead them.”
In “The Talisman” and “It,” King features adolescent heroes who risk their lives battling evil, according to Marylaine Block, who wrote about King’s religious sensibility in an essay called "Something Wicked This Way Comes."
“In both novels, the adults are incapable of understanding the evil that is about to envelop and destroy their world. They see the signs, but choose not to understand them. Only the children know what is happening, and know that it is up to them to save the people they care about,” she wrote.
God can be cruel
King’s most explicit Christian novel is “Desperation,” which features another adolescent hero driven by faith. The boy, David, is converted by a miracle and prays to God for help. King depicts his faith without irony and with reverence.
“Desperation,” though, contains an unusual description of God that reveals some heavy theology from King, several pastors say. During the bloody climax of the story, a character tells the boy that God is “cruel.”
That line caught the attention of Zahl, the Episcopal priest. It speaks to what he calls “the answerable sovereignty of God.”
Zahl says King is depicting a side of God that’s woven into the Bible. It is not the God whose eye is on the sparrow, but the Holy Other, incomprehensible, the one who allowed Job to suffer.
It’s the same side of God that the narrator in “The Green Mile” reflects on when he reminisces about the death of the innocent John Coffey, the Christ-like figure who never hurt anyone, but perished while a villainous guard lived on.
Zahl points to this passage from ”The Green Mile”:
“Yet this same God sacrificed John Coffey, who tried only to do good in his blind way, as savagely as an Old Testament prophet ever sacrificed a defenseless lamb. ... If it happens, God lets it happen, and when we say, ‘I don’t understand,’ God replies, ‘I don’t care.’ ”
Zahl says King can say things about God in books that pastors can’t say in the pulpit. In King’s novels, people often suffer while doing good.
“Americans generally want to hear that everything is really terrific all the time,” Zahl says. “Americans want to control and manage everything, and they’re eager for anything that pumps them up. When you preach a message from the Bible that life is much more difficult, and there’s a huge amount of suffering, those messages don’t always go down well.”
'God chose the weak things'
As a teenager, King used to collect scrapbooks filled with newspaper clippings detailing the crimes of serial killers, says Stanley Wiater, co-author of “The Complete Stephen King Universe: A Guide to the Worlds of Stephen King.”
King's mother grew so concerned that one day she asked him why he kept the scrapbook.
Wiater says King answered with: “I think there’s evil out there. I want to know what it is, so when it comes, I can recognize it and get out of the way.”
In King’s books, characters can’t avoid evil. They have to confront it, but they often don’t fit the conventional definition of heroes.
“The Stand,” another explicitly Christian novel, illustrates this pattern. A plague has wiped out mankind, and a group of unarmed survivors are dispatched via a vision from God to confront a satanic figure called the Darkman.
The group seems to have no chance. One is an elderly, genial professor; another a deaf mute, and a third figure is a genial man with the mental capacity of a child. Against them: the Darkman’s ruthless army, which literally crucified its foes.
The makeup of the group underscores another popular religious theme in King’s work that’s reflected in this line from the apostle Paul in the first Book of Corinthians: “God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.”
Zahl, the Episcopal priest, says so many heroes in King’s books are broken people: physically frail, alcoholic, disabled and lonely. Even the evil people are rendered with compassion.
“King understands grace at a deep level,” says Zahl, author of "Grace in Practice." “He typically concentrates on the marginalized and the outsiders who ultimately carry the day. God often does his work where people are the most messed up.”
King may have converted Zahl, but the priest and others admit there’s a risk invoking the horror novelist in the pulpit.
When Zahl mentions King in church, he says many listeners think first of books they want to keep away from teenagers.
Still, there are secret converts.
“Half of the other people in the congregation have read Stephen King, though they may not want to shout it out to the world,” he says. “They know what I’m talking about. They come up later and they say I’m really thrilled that you know about him.”
The doubters shouldn’t be surprised that King’s stories contain religious themes, says Rawbone, the English horror novelist and author of "Bunker."
The Bible is filled with terror: demons, ghosts, floods wiping out mankind and the rising of the dead.
“Good horror examines the struggle between good and evil,” he says. “The Bible is the history of that struggle.
“The Bible is in many ways the ultimate horror novel."
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a registered sex offender wearing a Cookie Monster costume and greeting children was arrested at the Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport because he's not allowed to work or volunteer on the fairgrounds.
The Scott County sheriff's office say 25-year-old James Rogers, of Davenport, was arrested Friday. KWQC-TV (http://bit.ly/ptqyyk) says Rogers was wearing a Cookie Monster costume and took off the head to say "hello" to a former parole supervisor, who recognized him.
Rogers is charged with sex offender-employment violation. He was working for a company called Q.C. Characters, a private business not contracted by the fair. There is no phone listing for the company in the Davenport area.
Rogers was in the Scott County jail on Tuesday on $2,000 bond. The online court system doesn't list an attorney.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
"MARSING, Idaho – For more than a decade, the vast farm fields of rural southwestern Idaho provided Enrico Ponzo the isolation he needed to hide from his past as a former New England mobster accused of trying to whack his boss.
He introduced himself to his neighbors as Jeffrey Shaw, a man who went by the nickname "Jay." He paid for everything in cash. He bought his house in his girlfriend's name.
But his past proved a stubborn companion.
Ponzo couldn't hide his vaguely New York accent. He couldn't keep his stories straight. He couldn't hide his expertise with a gun during a trip to the local shooting range. And in a community where Ponzo was surrounded by wide open ranch land, his neighbors could tell he didn't know anything about farming.
The past Ponzo tried to bury finally came calling this week, when federal agents arrived at a subdivision in Marsing and shattered the life he had so carefully crafted.
In a federal courtroom Wednesday, Ponzo pulled the mask off Jeffrey Shaw.
"My name is Enrico M. Ponzo," he said, wearing a yellow jumpsuit with his hands cuffed behind his back.
After the judge read a long list of charges against him, Ponzo pleaded not guilty. He was appointed a public defender and ordered him held without bail until another hearing Friday.
Meanwhile, a tiny farming and ranching community about 40 miles west of Boise was left to wonder how all of them got duped, and for so long. His neighbors reached back as far as they could into their memories, scouring for signs of an elaborate ruse. Some found vindication.
"We always felt that something was a little strange," said Sharie Kinney, a neighbor.
To them, he was Jay Shaw, who worked as a graphic designer from home and was known for fixing computers. He raised about a dozen cows and lived in a light green two-story home on a hilltop with his girlfriend, who moved out of the house several months ago with their two small children.
To the FBI, he was a New England mobster who vanished in 1994 after a botched attempt to kill his boss.
Ponzo now faces charges from a 1997 indictment accusing him and 14 others of racketeering, attempted murder and conspiracy to kill rivals. He is also charged in the 1989 attempted murder of Frank Salemme. Known as "Cadillac Frank," Salemme is the ex-head of the Patriarca Family of La Cosa Nostra.
Authorities declined to say how the FBI discovered him. During his arrest Monday, agents seized 38 firearms, $15,000 and a 100-ounce bar of either gold or silver from the home.
Neighbors say Ponzo moved into the community, which sits at the base of the Owyhee Mountains in southwestern Idaho, about 10 or 11 years ago. He told some he was from New York, and to their ears, he had the accent to prove it. But he told others that he was from New Jersey.
Bodie Clapier, a rancher who lived next door, remembers Ponzo said his parents were killed when he was young, and that he had no other family.
"My dad just said, one time (Ponzo) was telling him, `Yeah, I was in the military and 15 of us got blown up and I was the only one that survived,'" Clapier said. "Well, isn't it weird that the number of people that were indicted was 15? ... Isn't that kind of bizarre?"
Some details that once seemed strange now fit together like a puzzle.
"Every time I talked about a gun he'd say `I've got one of those,'" said Clapier, who went out with Ponzo to shoot guns on a hot September day last year.
Clapier and his son came away impressed.
"After we got in the truck and were leaving, (his son) said: "Man, that guy knows how to handle a gun," Clapier said. "When he go up to shoot it was just: Boom! Boom! Boom!."
Other details now seem chilling.
"We got in a big argument one time about something. I kind of told him `You know what Jay, just get out of my face. I don't want to talk to you.' But then he came right back the next day smiling and said: `It's ok,'" Clapier said. "I feel like I dodged a bullet. Literally."
Ponzo was arrested at the entrance of the subdivision, where he served on the board that regulates the water supply. Federal agents took him into custody on Monday afternoon, just as children were coming off the school bus, neighbors said. Ponzo later called from the Ada County Jail in Boise, Clapier said.
"He said `I've been arrested, it's all a bunch of bulls---, but I'm going to be in here for a long time. Would you please feed my cows?'" "
"Satan and his demons can use the Ouija board to give advice, or even to guide a person in a certain direction. This guidance will even seem to be true, good, and helpful. Satan and his demons pretend to be caring. They try to appear as something that appears harmless. The Bible says, "And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve" (2 Corinthians 11:14-15).
Satan and his demons will do this in order to get a person even more deeply involved in spiritist practices. Things like the Ouija board appear to be innocent at first, but soon a person finds themselves addicted to guidance from the spirit world - thereby allowing Satan to control and destroy their life. 1 Peter 5:8 warns us, "Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour." The Ouija Board may be advertised as just as game, and that is exactly what Satan wants us to believe."
*more Faith and Gaming: Ouija "The Ouija board is (or at least once was) produced in Parker Brothers' Salem, Massachusetts facility--which is where they produce most of their games. Milton Bradley is also in that area, although I don't know where they are exactly; and although Salem's tourism industry does much to capitalize on their infamous history, the witch trials were actually in Danvers, west on Electronics Highway perhaps a dozen miles, and not in Salem. The box contains a board marked with letters and, if I recall correctly, numbers, plus a yes and a no at opposite ends of the board. There is also a plastic pointer. The participants (I do not at this point call them players) sit facing each other, place the board on their knees and the pointer on the board, and then rest the tips of their fingers, of both hands, on the pointer. It then mysteriously glides around the board, seemingly with a will of its own. The participants ask it questions, and it produces answers, sometimes merely yes or no, sometimes spelled out.
Is it a game? I have no idea. Does it truly contact spirits? I'm doubtful. Does Parker Brothers really have witches cast spells on them at the factory? Although it's good publicity to have people arguing about that, I'm sure that Parker Brothers, makers of many popular family board and card games and division of Hasbro Industries (whose ownership of Parker Bros., Milton Bradley, PlaySkool, Wizards of the Coast, Tiger Electronics, Tonka, G. I. Joe, Play Doh, Avalon Hill, Nerf, and more have earned them the nickname Hasbro of Borg in the toy and game industry), does not hire people to perform incantations over game products. Do the boards scream when you burn them? People say so; but then, wood fires sometimes do have those squealing noises from hot gasses pushing out of the timbers, and people can be very impressionable when they think they're in the presence of something supernatural.
A friend of mine was told by someone that if you burned a copy of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons? Deities and Demigods book, the demon trapped in the book would scream. My friend did it. He went back and told them there was no scream. They said, well, it doesn't happen every time. " What does the Bible Say About... "Q: Is it possible for a home or any object to be possessed, or is demon possession strictly something that can only happen in people?
A: Yes, any place, any object and any person can be possessed or be under the influence by evil spirits. In case of objects dedicated to demons (idols, artifacts, etc.), the best course of action is to destroy them. However, it is well to check secondhand cars, things getting from garage sales, homes, and apartments also, because; - If the former owners or tenants had Satan worshipping, witchcraft practices, calling the spirits, Ouija boards, or other occult paraphernalia, or were involved in serious bondage to sin, then there is every reason to suspect that evil spirits could be lingering behind. These spirits can and will cause trouble to the new owners or whom are living there.
All Christians must keep in mind that any prayers offered to anyone or anything other than God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit constitute prayers and / or worship to demons. It open the way for evil spirits to have access to that place or person. Very often, these are answered in the form of curses, for demons can and do respond to those who have request of them. Remember also, that the one offering the false prayer, may be utterly deceived and think they pray to God, but the results are the same in either case. When detected, curses must be broken in order to rout the demons. We suggest that, two believers go on a mission such as this, with bible in their hand. The verses from scripture may be read aloud in unison or separately. Pray for discernment of spirits and for God to reveal objects which may have occult spirits and power, to be destroyed. Look for little Mexican sun gods, idols, incense, Buddha, hand carved objects from Africa or the Orient, Ouija boards, anything connected with astrology, horoscopes, fortune telling, and so on. Books or objects associated with witchcraft, good luck charms (mood rings, four leaf clovers, rabbit's foot, horse shoes), Cult religions, Eastern religion or any teaching such as Zen, Tao, Buddha, Hare Krishna, Transcendental meditation, I Ching, Reincarnation, Karma, Yoga, Kabala, Metaphysics, Christians Science, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormonism, New age, any philosophy that denies deity of the Lord Jesus, rock and roll records and tapes all fall in the category of things which have been often loaded with evil spiritual power. ...
...Some object particularly rings, bracelets, necklaces and other jewelry which has been given to a person by someone in witchcraft will have curses and / or bondage in them.
The occult (hidden secret) realm belongs to Satan and the demons and those involved are damaged by the contact. They receive a curse from God to the third and fourth generation. Occult dabbling will lead to all sort of problems from physical sickness to moral and mental troubles. "
ACTION: Ask God to forgive you and to deliver yourself from all this "garbage"
Halloween: Innocent Fun or Spiritual Deception? Trailer
The Truth About Halloween Part 1
"The celebration of Halloween is hundreds of years old. Yet there are few who know its origins. It is the night of the celebration of the dead. What do the symbols such as ghosts, goblins, black cats, broomsticks and pumpkins represent? This extraordinary and revealing video will teach you the truth"
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com European: Irish of Ireland Outreach-druids origins Halloween
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ".. Ireland, and the United Kingdom. It has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain..
Historian Nicholas Rogers, exploring the origins of Halloween, notes that while "some folklorists have detected its origins in the Roman feast of Pomona, the goddess of fruits and seeds, or in the festival of the dead called Parentalia, it is more typically linked to the Celtic festival of Samhain, whose original spelling was Samuin (pronounced sow-an or sow-in)". The name is derived from Old Irish and means roughly "summer's end". A similar festival was held by the ancient Britons and is known as Calan Gaeaf (pronounced Kálan Gái av).
Snap-Apple Night by Daniel Maclise showing a Halloween party in Blarney, Ireland, in 1832. The young children on the right bob for apples. A couple in the center play a variant, which involves retrieving an apple hanging from a string. The couples at left play divination games.
The festival of Samhain celebrates the end of the "lighter half" of the year and beginning of the "darker half", and is sometimes regarded as the "Celtic New Year".
The ancient Celts believed that the border between this world and the Otherworld became thin on Samhain, allowing spirits (both harmless and harmful) to pass through. The family's ancestors were honoured and invited home while harmful spirits were warded off. It is believed that the need to ward off harmful spirits led to the wearing of costumes and masks. Their purpose was to disguise oneself as a harmful spirit and thus avoid harm. In Scotland the spirits were impersonated by young men dressed in white with masked, veiled or blackened faces. Samhain was also a time to take stock of food supplies and slaughter livestock for winter stores. Bonfires played a large part in the festivities. All other fires were doused and each home lit their hearth from the bonfire. The bones of slaughtered livestock were cast into its flames. Sometimes two bonfires would be built side-by-side, and people and their livestock would walk between them as a cleansing ritual.
Another common practice was divination, which often involved the use of food and drink.
The name 'Halloween' and many of its present-day traditions derive from the Old English era..
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Religious: Catholic, Catholicism, etc..
Halloween Unmasked "A MUST SEE"
"Halloween is one of the most pagan holy days of the year for Witches and Satanists. Yet so many Chrsitians observe this day. Watch this short video on some interesting facts regarding this popular holiday." yrm.org
The Truth about Halloween Part 1
October 31 is Halloween. On Halloween, children wear costumes and go trick-or-treating. They knock on doors and say "Trick or treat." The person who opens the door gives the children candy. The children say "Thank you." Adults like Halloween, too. They like to wear costumes to work and attend parties. Orange and black are popular Halloween colors. Orange is the color of pumpkins and black is the color of darkness. Halloween is a fun holiday, but it is not a federal holiday. (3 pages)...
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To: Sal M
Subject: HAPPY FALL
For all my Pumpkins " Being a Christian is like being a pumpkin. God lifts you up, takes you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. He opens you up, touches you deep inside and scoops out all the yucky stuff-- including the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc. Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside you to shine for all the world to see. This was passed on to me from another pumpkin. Now, it is your turn to pass it to a pumpkin. I liked this enough to send it to all the pumpkins in my I > patch. Happy Fall !
"Yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand."-Isaiah 64:8
Witches Unaware: Black Magic In The Church
"What is witchcraft? How is it defined in the Bible? Is it possible for that spirit to creep into a Christian's life? Is there a spirit of witchcraft at work in the church today? In this three part series, Monica Dennington will explore what the Bible has to say about witchcraft. In this episode, we will look at how witchcraft has crept into the church historically, and how we can identify a spirit of witchcraft in our own lives. This is part I of a three part series. Courtesy of TheFinalWord.TV (www.thefinalword.tv)"
"Matrix III movie ("Matrix Revolutions") mixed with micro-clips from "The Passion Of The Christ" movie illustrate the celestial conflict between Christ and Satan, through which imprisoned souls can be set free"
Fallen Trailer HD
"Det. John Hobbes is convinced that when killer Edgar Reese is executed, all of his troubles are over. But when people he knows and people on the street start to sing the same tune that Reese sang in the gas chamber, and those same people taunt him, he is told that maybe the cursed fallen angel Azazel is behind it all. Azazel is cursed to roam the Earth without a form, and he can switch bodies by any contact, making him hard to track. When Hobbes is forced to kill a man possessed by Azazel, he must clear his name while protecting his family and others from the evil, vengeful Azazel."
* a good example of how the demon travels from one person to another, which in the Bible says that when one comes out of a person-it brings back with him 70 something/more!
"The classic Devil went down to Georgia gets a remake by Apologetix. The story of the temptation of Jesus by Satan in the desert gets a fresh twist in this remake - Devil went down to Jordan. Narnia just seemed a great fit for the images. "
Countdown To Eternity - Biblical Last Days And The End Times Part 4
"Countdown to Eternity is a high quality film production, ideal for reaching your unsaved friends and family!
For a very long time there has not been such an exciting and EFFECTIVE WITNESSING TOOL available to show family, friends and those interested in the important questions and eternal issues. The Countdown to Eternity uses current footage and research to examine and present a provocative look at the signs of the times.
The Bible is authenticated through the fulfillment of prophecy. No other book can truthfully make the claim of foretelling the future with 100% accuracy. The Bible transcends time and space and stands above all the other books that have ever been written. What does the future hold? Find out for yourself?
Exciting things are happening! A message of hope and salvation!
A fascinating look at the biblical signs of the times which indicate Christs Second Coming. Also shows that the Bible has been authenticated through the fulfillment of past prophecy.
This film is a powerful soul-winning tool that has already won the hearts of thousands of unbelievers and skeptics.
The Bible lays out mankinds destiny in the last days! Are you prepared?"
Bewitched, a sitcom in the 70's and 80's that I used to watched myself.
"..Hamilton still battles his addiction and demons. He keeps a friend with him when he goes out at night, saying he doesn't trust himself still. But, in his mind, with his savior at his side, his demons stand no chance...
Josh Hamilton's Testimony
"Josh Hamilton talks about his faith and how God rescued him from addictions to drugs and alcohol."
"...After hugging and shaking hands with his teammates on the field, he changed in a trainer's room and stayed away from the wet scene in the Rangers clubhouse.
Not only did he want to avoid any temptation to slip up on his never-ending fight against addiction — which he has admittedly done in the past — Hamilton said he didn't want to give his fans the wrong impression. ..
"THREE WAYS THAT THE MEDIA HELPS WITCHCRAFT
By giving a distorted view of witchcraft. They make a witch look like a wicked, ugly old hag, so that when an attractive woman claims witchcraft as her religion, people become more curious and let their guard down.
They introduce good witches to combat the bad, ugly witches. This gives an image that some witches can be trusted as allies for good. You notice that good magic always wins over bad magic. This leads a person to believe that it is okay to practice witchcraft, if it is for good. If I were to ask you, "Are all witches bad?"-what would you say?...
SYMBOLISM BEHIND THE WIZARD OF OZ...
"South Asia (MNN) ? In the West, there is seldom talk about demon possession beyond horror movies. In other areas of the world, however, the issue is very real.
South Asia is riddled with cases of people who are possessed by demons. Visible spiritual warfare is very much alive, and the only way to end it is with prayer.
A 17-year-old boy in South Asia was recently taken over by demons and subsequently became extremely violent. Much like the possessed man coming from the tombs in the Gospel of Mark, this young man had to be chained down to bind his unnatural strength.
When a Gospel for Asia-supported missionary met the boy and his family, he explained to the frightened family what was wrong with their son. He then went on to share the Gospel with the family, helping them to understand that the only way their son would be freed was through faith in Jesus and prayer.
Several GFA missionaries committed themselves to prayer and fasting for the boy. Through their constant intercession, the boy was eventually freed from his bondage.
The young man now attends the GFA missionary's church. The villagers who know the young man have been astonished by the changes in him, but no one has been more amazed than his parents. Unfortunately, his parents are frightened to join the church out of fear of what other family members and neighbors would think.
Praise God for the transformation that has taken place in this young man's life. Continue to intercede for his family, and ask that God would open their eyes to the Gospel.
GFA missionaries are constantly up against trials and are constantly witnesses of God's goodness. You can sponsor one of these faithful servants through the GFA Web site.
"9 When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there.
Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft,..."
"Jehu replied, "What do you have to do with peace? Fall in behind me."
20 The lookout reported, “He has reached them, but he isn’t coming back either. The driving is like that of Jehu son of Nimshi—he drives like a maniac.”
21 "Hitch up my chariot," Joram ordered. And when it was hitched up, Joram king of Israel and Ahaziah king of Judah rode out, each in his own chariot, to meet Jehu. They met him at the plot of ground that had belonged to Naboth the Jezreelite. 22 When Joram saw Jehu he asked, “Have you come in peace, Jehu?”
"How can there be peace," Jehu replied, “as long as all the idolatry and witchcraft of your mother Jezebel abound?" "
1 Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-five years. 2 He did evil in the eyes of the LORD, following the detestable practices of the nations the LORD had driven out before the Israelites. 3 He rebuilt the high places his father Hezekiah had demolished; he also erected altars to the Baals and made Asherah poles. He bowed down to all the starry hosts and worshiped them. 4 He built altars in the temple of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, “My Name will remain in Jerusalem forever.” 5 In both courts of the temple of the LORD, he built altars to all the starry hosts. 6 He sacrificed his children in the fire in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, practiced divination and witchcraft, sought omens, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the LORD, arousing his anger. "
1 Woe to the city of blood,
full of lies,
full of plunder,
never without victims!
2 The crack of whips,
the clatter of wheels,
and jolting chariots!
3 Charging cavalry,
and glittering spears!
piles of dead,
bodies without number,
people stumbling over the corpses—
4 all because of the wanton lust of a prostitute,
alluring, the mistress of sorceries,
who enslaved nations by her prostitution
and peoples by her witchcraft.
A seminary student told me a story that had been circulating in his church: A member of his congregation sold his wife's life, so she died in an automobile accident. The church member remarried, but kept a room in his house where he allowed nobody, including his new wife. One day, he forgot to lock the door. His new wife snuck in and discovered the first wife's corpse spitting new Nigerian money on the floor.
Elisha Telena, a Neo-Pentecostal pastor in Jos, told me another story about witchcraft. He said he had discovered witches in his congregation. One member had come to him because her husband lay ill. According to Telena, she and her son pretended to be concerned about the man's illness and wanted him "delivered." But Telena told his congregation that while he was trying to deliver the sick man, God revealed to him that the woman and her son were the culprits. They had used witchcraft to bind him in the spirit world. ...
"...The bible teaches us that rebellion is as the sin of Witchcraft. The serpent suggested to Eve that she ignore what God said, and to eat of the tree anyway. She did so in direct rebellion against God (Witchcraft) and the serpent who told her to do so had a part in that beginning of rebellion (Witchcraft), therefore Witchcraft did start in the garden of Eden at the behest of Satan. Secondly, the bible says if you fashion an idol for yourself to worship, and therefore worship any other gods but God, you are in Witchcraft. It goes on to say that if you think you are God, or place yourself equal with Him while saying in your heart there is no God, you are a fool, and in the sin of Witchcraft. The serpent told Eve to eat of the fruit because it would make her like God, she would know the same things as He does and would therefore be as good as He is. She rebelled against God, she tried to become equal with God, and she did so as instructed by Lucifer and in so doing was committing the sin of Witchcraft. Any person reading the bible who has Jesus in their heart will tell you this. If they didn't I would question their faith....
"19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. "-Galatians 5
"...Voodoo is also practiced in Philippines. One such practice called Pangkukulam, which was practiced in pre-colonial era of Philippines. Psychic surgeries, where medicine men and women conduct rituals to get rid of illness, hex or misfortune are still practiced in Philippines. Witches who can cast spells or lay curses are called "Mangkukulam". Healing may also be carried out by sticking the hands of the surgeon into the patient's body and getting the disease flesh out while leaving the patient scar free and pain free. ..
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi authorities have executed a woman convicted of practicing magic and sorcery.
The Saudi Interior Ministry says in a statement the execution took place Monday, but gave no details on the woman's crime.
The London-based al-Hayat daily, however, quoted Abdullah al-Mohsen, chief of the religious police who arrested the woman, as saying she had tricked people into thinking she could treat illnesses, charging them $800 per session.
The paper said a female investigator followed up, and the woman was arrested in April, 2009, and later convicted in a Saudi court.
It did not give the woman's name, but said she was in her 60s.
The execution brings the total to 76 this year in Saudi Arabia, according to an Associated Press count. At least three have been women."