Published on May 24, 2018
the Truth is stranger than fiction…
Published on May 23, 2018
God is in the business of turning fanatics of fantasy into children of Faith. (and by His Grace, I am one of them…)
Published on May 23, 2018
During the 80’s and 90’s I was a ‘letter to the editor’ writer. I wrote to all newspapers in our area, and surprisingly, most of them published my writings. The editors, although most were liberals, loved the controversy and rebuttals to my writings.
One evening, while at choir practice, a fellow letter writer handed me a local newspaper. On the front page was a large photo of Wiccans twirling and dancing in the woods. The writer of the article presented “Wicca” as an alternative to “religion.” He even gave an address where one could go to learn more about Wicca.
I called the editor of this newspaper. I told him that I was shocked that a small town newspaper would publish such a thing. I made it clear to him that I was more than a bit perturbed at his front page article of people practicing witchcraft.
He knew me from prior letters to his newspaper. I asked him since he put such a thing on the front page of the paper, would he consider doing a “front page” article on true Christianity and what we believed.
The editor said to me “Well, I cannot do that, but I will consider your article as an editorial. He asked if he could send his photographer out to get my picture. I agreed to this.
In the editorial, I explained that Wiccans were worshiping the earth (which they call Mother Earth) and the universe. I talked about the witchcraft and spells, which the original article did not mention.
Then I began to speak about Christianity. I wrote that born again believers had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I wrote that Jesus is God – part of the Triune Godhead. I told of God’s love for us and how He sent His own Son to die on the Cross as payment for our sins. I wrote that He did that so that we could be reconciled to Him through His Son Jesus Christ.
I explained that everything – the heavens and the earth were created by Him. I inserted Scripture from Genesis.
I posed this question: If a person goes into an art gallery and sees a magnificent painting – should that person praise the ‘painting’ itself, or should they find out about the one who painted it? A rhetorical question – I know. But I felt that it was a good illustration of those who worship the earth and those who personally know the ONE who created everything – heaven and earth!
I had said to the editor when he offered doing the editorial, that I wanted him to use all of my words. He promised he would. Editors are known to take out what may seem offensive to them. That’s why I asked him to publish the piece in its entirety. I placed John 3:16-17 in the piece. I also explained how a person becomes born again from above.
After my editorial came out, at least three witches sent in rebuttals. They were clearly angry. They all used my name in their articles, and called me “narrow minded” and swore that Wiccans did not cast spells.
We know they do.
Our children were concerned when they read the rebuttals from the witches. I prayed with them and assured them that the Lord would protect us.
In these last days
I am not positive about this, but I think that my chances of getting an article published in a town newspaper about Creation and our Lord Jesus in these end times would probably never happen. But I’m very glad that the Lord opened the way for me to write about Him so many years ago.
Pray for those who have become entangled with witchcraft and who practice Wicca. Pray that the Lord would send His people into their lives, and that their eyes would be opened to Truth.
When are people going to realize that Satan does not come in a blood red suit, glowing eyes, horns and holding a pitch fork?
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works” ( 2 Corinthians 11: 13-15).
Question: “What is Wicca? Is Wicca witchcraft?”
Answer: Wicca is a neo-pagan religion that has been growing in popularity and acceptance in the United States and Europe. There are many websites and books claiming to teach “real” Wicca, but the truth is, there is no consensus among Wiccans as to what the religion is all about. The reason for this is that Wicca, as it is practiced now, is only about 50 years old.
Wicca is a belief system that Briton Gerald Gardner cobbled together in the 1940s and 1950s from a variety of religious traditions and beliefs as well as Freemason rituals. Since Gardner published several books espousing his system of worship, many offshoots and variations of Wicca have sprung up. Some Wiccans are polytheistic, worshipping more than one deity, while others worship only the “God” or the “Goddess.” Still other Wiccans worship nature, and call it Gaea, after the Greek earth goddess. Some Wiccans pick and choose parts of Christian doctrine to embrace, while others totally reject Christianity. Most practitioners of Wicca believe in reincarnation.
Most Wiccans will vehemently deny that Satan is part of their pantheon, citing major doctrinal differences between themselves and Satanists. Wiccans generally promote moral relativity, disdaining labels like “good” and “evil” and “right” or “wrong.” Wicca has one law or rule, called the Rede: “Do what ye will, harm ye none.” At first blush, the Rede seems like complete, uninhibited personal license. You can do whatever you want, as long as no one gets hurt; however, Wiccans are quick to point out that the ripple effect of one’s actions can carry far-reaching consequences. They articulate this principle in the Three-fold Law, which says, “All good that a person does to another returns three-fold in this life; harm is also returned three-fold.”
One major factor that contributes to the abiding fascination with Wicca is the purported use of spells and magick (a deliberate misspelling intended to separate Wiccans from magicians and illusionists). Curiosity seekers, as well as spiritual neophytes, are most eager to delve into these mysteries. Not all Wiccans practice witchcraft, but those that do claim magick is to them what prayer is to a Christian. The difference between the two is that Wiccans claim magick is simply using their minds to control matter, or they are appealing to their favorite deity to do them a favor, while Christians call upon an omnipotent, omnipresent God to heal people and to intervene and work in their lives. Because the Rede disallows witches from hurting others and the Three-fold Law spells out the consequences for Rede-breakers, witches who practice magick prefer to call themselves “nature witches” or “white witches” to further distance themselves from Satanists. – source
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I’m going to tell you a story about a friend of mine and her experience – up close and very personal, with Wicca.
One day, a little over a month ago, one of my best friends in Christ called me. She sounded very excited as she told me that her 19 year old grandson (by marriage) was going to come and stay with my friend and her husband.
She had not seen this young man since he was three years old. I felt so troubled in my spirit. At first I thought that this was coming from my own mind and I did not convey my apprehension to my friend.
The first couple of Weeks
My friend called me every few days and told me that her grandson was such a delight. He was well mannered and thoughtful. They played board games; things were going well in general.
One day my friend’s grandson came right out and told my friend that he was a Wiccan. He went on to attempt to persuade her that he was not casting spells or trying to harm people. He made it seem like a beautiful thing to her. She wasn’t buying it.
She went into his room one day and found him sketching symbols of the Occult. He spoke about Ouija boards and was drawing the “planchette” and other extremely evil images. At that point, my friend knew that this young man was more than jut a bit into Wicca.
My friend told me that she shared the Gospel of Christ with her grandson. She said that he told her that he was perfectly happy and contended practicing Wicca.
Anointing her home and doorways
My friend, understanding that Satan had made his way into her home, went about her entire house and pled the Blood of our Savior over every room, and over all doorways.
She called me and I could hear the tremor in her voice. We prayed together for this deluded young man and for the protection of her and her husband.
Symbols of curses written in steam
A couple of days ago my friend called me and seemed panicked in her spirit. She said that her grandson had taken a shower and when my friend entered the bathroom (after he was done), she saw an array of occult symbols used for casting spells which he had drawn with his finger in the steam.
This young man was attempting to cast spells over the house! My friend called me and told me that she had lost it with the boy. She said that she yelled at him and told him that she knew what he was up to, and that she had cleansed her home and asked God to hedge them about with His supernatural protection. She told him that he had NO power in her home.
The end of the stay
My friend told me that her grandson had become withdrawn and very quiet. She and her husband are dropping him off to his mother’s home – they are on this trip right now.
Brethren, Wicca has become an alternate “Religion” and it is spreading quickly.
I would like to ask the reader if he/she would pray for this young man. Nothing is too difficult for God!
I had been praying daily for my friend and her husband while the grandson was there. God answered my prayer (many others were praying as well) and kept them safe.
Be on your guard
This same thing could happen to any one of us. Satan does come as an angel of light, and he knows how to manipulate and appeal to our hearts. He knows our weaknesses.
We MUST be on our guard at all times!
Satanic activity is rampant because we are in these last days. But we know that Greater is He who is in us, than he who is in the world (satan)!
Zephaniah 2 New International Version
Judah Summoned to Repent
2 Gather together, gather yourselves together,
you shameful nation,
2 before the decree takes effect
and that day passes like windblown chaff,
before the Lord’s fierce anger
comes upon you,
before the day of the Lord’s wrath
comes upon you.
3 Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land,
you who do what he commands.
Seek righteousness, seek humility;
perhaps you will be sheltered
on the day of the Lord’s anger.
4 Gaza will be abandoned
and Ashkelon left in ruins.
At midday Ashdod will be emptied
and Ekron uprooted.
5 Woe to you who live by the sea,
you Kerethite people;
the word of the Lord is against you,
Canaan, land of the Philistines.
He says, “I will destroy you,
and none will be left.”
6 The land by the sea will become pastures
having wells for shepherds
and pens for flocks.
7 That land will belong
to the remnant of the people of Judah;
there they will find pasture.
In the evening they will lie down
in the houses of Ashkelon.
The Lord their God will care for them;
he will restore their fortunes.[a]
Moab and Ammon
8 “I have heard the insults of Moab
and the taunts of the Ammonites,
who insulted my people
and made threats against their land.
9 Therefore, as surely as I live,”
declares the Lord Almighty,
the God of Israel,
“surely Moab will become like Sodom,
the Ammonites like Gomorrah—
a place of weeds and salt pits,
a wasteland forever.
The remnant of my people will plunder them;
the survivors of my nation will inherit their land.”
10 This is what they will get in return for their pride,
for insulting and mocking
the people of the Lord Almighty.
11 The Lord will be awesome to them
when he destroys all the gods of the earth.
Distant nations will bow down to him,
all of them in their own lands.
12 “You Cushites,[b] too,
will be slain by my sword.”
13 He will stretch out his hand against the north
and destroy Assyria,
leaving Nineveh utterly desolate
and dry as the desert.
14 Flocks and herds will lie down there,
creatures of every kind.
The desert owl and the screech owl
will roost on her columns.
Their hooting will echo through the windows,
rubble will fill the doorways,
the beams of cedar will be exposed.
15 This is the city of revelry
that lived in safety.
She said to herself,
“I am the one! And there is none besides me.”
What a ruin she has become,
a lair for wild beasts!
All who pass by her scoff
and shake their fists.