Dangers of the Occult By Richard F. Ames

Dangers of the Occult
Are witchcraft, astrology and spiritism just harmless hobbies, or are they deceptive sources of information and guidance?
 Many do not realize that the occult now pervades modern culture, and that Christians must remain on guard against its evil influence.

Millions are pursuing astrology, witchcraft and the occult. Are they sowing seeds of doom and destruction?

  Are these just harmless hobbies, or can you face real dangers if you dabble in the occult?

Less than three months after its release, the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone became the second-highest-grossing film ever, selling nearly $1 billion of tickets to theatergoers eager for a tale of witchcraft, wizardry and the occult. The first of seven installments in author J. K. Rowling’s planned series, Harry Potter is at the helm of a multi-billion-dollar media empire that has made Rowling one of the three highest-paid women in Great Britain. Her books have sold more than 60 million copies in 200 countries around the world.

     Yet, for many, the occult is more than fiction. A May 2000 Zogby America poll revealed that 57.7 percent of Americans aged 18–29 believe in ghosts. This phenomenon is not confined to the United States; Time Magazine reported recently that belief in ghosts is shared by 45 percent in Britain. Melbourne’s Saturday Herald Sun reported that 46 percent of Australian women, and 34 percent of Australian men, believe in ghosts (January 16, 1999). Leger Marketing reported in October 2001 that 30.2 percent of Canadians believe in ghosts.

     In Rowling’s books, characters routinely interact with ghosts.

 Harry communicates with his dead parents through a special mirror. Characters seek guidance from astrologers, cast occult spells and use their paranormal powers to fight their enemies.
The Bible condemns this as sorcery, yet it is a part of the ordinary world of Harry Potter. The Harry Potter series teaches young minds a false and evil worldview in which occult powers, condemned in Scripture, can be used as tools for good.
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     Sadly, instead of condemning the dangerous and un-biblical world of witches and wizards, some churches and clergy have tried to exploit its appeal to youth. Last year, a vicar in one English church held a special “Harry Potter liturgy.” A serpent was hung in the church, while a clergyman wearing a wizard’s robe led the service. Other elements of the Harry Potter story were brought into the church service. Incredibly, many other pastors expressed interest in having that liturgy for their own churches.

     What have the world’s churches come to? As one American commentator observed: “Nobody respects a religious institution willing to compromise willy-nilly with the secular culture, on a fool’s quest for popularity. A church that will try anything stands for nothing!” (Rod Dreher, New York Post, Sept. 5, 2000).

     Today’s media fascination with the occult extends far beyond Harry Potter. Thirty-five years ago, many considered the television series Bewitched controversial. Today, it seems tame compared to such popular television fare as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Charmed, which glamorize the occult.

     And the occult is not just for teenagers or couch potatoes. Even leaders of nations pursue the occult. Former White House chief of staff Donald Regan reported, in his autobiography For the Record, that President Ronald Reagan’s travels and activities were approved by an astrologer of his wife’s choosing. The London Daily Telegraph reported that former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher consulted an astrologer “for signs of future dangers.” Most members of India’s Parliament have personal astrologers on retainer.

 Even in the former Soviet Union, once a bastion of materialism, the occult holds sway, as Russia is “swamped by astrologers, UFOlogists, soothsayers, parapsychologists, bogus doctors and other charlatans, whom genuine scientists make few efforts to contradict.… One of the main tasks of a senior official in the Presidential Security Service is to study astrology and prepare horoscopes” (London Daily Telegraph, July 29, 1996).

How Has Mankind Been Deceived?

     Scripture reveals the source of occult deception.
 “So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him” (Revelation 12:9). Satan deceives the whole world, not just a part of this world. And he also has spirit helpers, called demons.
     How does Satan deceive the whole world? He does it through the occult, false religion and false education—and through a social system that seeks licentious pleasure rather than God! The prophet Isaiah wrote:

 “And when they say to you, ‘Seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter,’ should not a people seek their God? Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living?” (Isaiah 8:19). Who are people seeking today: mediums, wizards or the true God? Isaiah wrote: “To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them” (Isaiah 8:20).

     We need to understand that there is a real spirit world!
 Notice this warning:
 “When you come into the land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead” (Deuteronomy 18:9–11).

     God Almighty condemns sorcery and witchcraft. If you are “playing around” with such darkness, then you need to reject that underworld of evil! Seek the true God of your Bible! God’s warning continues:
 “For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord, and because of these abominations the Lord your God drives them out from before you. You shall be blameless before the Lord your God. For these nations which you will dispossess listened to soothsayers and diviners; but as for you, the Lord your God has not appointed such for you” (Deuteronomy 18:12–14).

     Can anything be more clear concerning the evils of witchcraft and sorcery? And yet millions of adults are teaching their children that there is nothing wrong with a Harry Potter actively pursuing witchcraft and wizardry. But the prophet Samuel told King Saul that witchcraft is sin.
 “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king” (1 Samuel 15:23).

     God says that participation in the occult is spiritual harlotry (Psalm 106:38–39)! How did God punish His people for their wickedness? “Therefore the wrath of the Lord was kindled against His people, so that He abhorred His own inheritance. And He gave them into the hand of the Gentiles, and those who hated them ruled over them. Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand” (Psalm 106:40–42). The nation of Israel went into captivity because of these abominable practices.

 A great tribulation and captivity will also come upon our peoples, if we fail to repent of our evil practices!

     Some might argue that dressing up in Halloween costumes is “innocent” fun, and rationalize that parents today are not encouraging their children to expose themselves to symbols and practices of the occult. But parents who take this approach are risking their children’s spiritual lives by underestimating the devil’s influence (Ephesians 2:2; 2 Corinthians 4:4).
     In Luke’s gospel, we find that our Savior cured many individuals who were plagued by evil spirits: “And that very hour He cured many of infirmities, afflictions, and evil spirits; and to many blind He gave sight” (Luke 7:21). Do we live contrary to our Savior’s example? Do we teach our children to attract and cultivate evil spirits at Halloween? Certainly, dressing up like a demon or a witch invites evil rather than opposes it!

     The Apostle James advises us to resist evil, not entertain it! “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). That is your Creator’s instruction to you! He promises that the devil will flee from you. Yes, “Resist the devil!” Do not join the masses in celebrating the dark world of Satan and the occult! Do not participate in the dark traditions of Halloween or any other such practices.

     Notice God’s warnings against mediums and familiar spirits:
 “Give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits; do not seek after them, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God” (Leviticus 19:31).
The Creator God plainly states that we should avoid mediums and spiritists. He does not want you to be defiled by evil influence. Notice His strong language:
“The person who turns to mediums and familiar spirits, to prostitute himself with them, I will set My face against that person and cut him off from his people. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am the Lord your God” (Leviticus 20:6–7).

     When a person consorts with mediums and familiar spirits, God says that he is prostituting himself. Christians are to be clean and wholesome. They should be “holy” as we just read. Remember what the Apostle Peter wrote:
“But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, ‘Be holy, for I am holy’” (1 Peter 1:15–16).

Astrology and False Prophecy

Astrology has three major flaws, each of which cancels any claim to scientific validity.

First, astrology fails to succeed when tested against reality.

For example, the distribution of the heavens at the moment of birth is supposed to determine one’s astrological sign and thus one’s personality and future. On that basis, twins should have nearly identical lives. However, twins often vary greatly in talent, personality, and the paths of life they choose. Remember Jacob and Esau (Gen. 25:19-34).

Second, one’s so-called astrological sign is no longer valid.

Because of the precession of the earth’s axis, a person is actually born under a different star sign than is assigned by the outdated horoscopes in use today. Astrology is based on the former positions of stars (as they were 3,000 years ago in Babylonian times). Each year, the error in dating the zodiac signs grows greater.

Third, it is impossible for the stars to have an effect on a person, much less on world events.

The gravity of stars and planets is the only force that acts through space distances, and its effect if negligible on Earth.
  
     Satan also deceives mankind through astrology. According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica: “Astrology originated in Mesopotamia, perhaps in the 3rd millennium bc, but attained its full development in the Western world much later, within the orbit of Greek civilization of the Hellenistic period.
 It spread to India in its older Mesopotamian form. Islamic culture absorbed it as part of the Greek heritage; and in the Middle Ages, when Western Europe was strongly affected by Islamic science, European astrology also felt the influence of the Orient…. Although various Christian councils condemned astrology, the belief in the worldview it implies was not seriously shaken. In the late European Middle Ages, a number of universities, among them Paris, Padua, Bologna, and Florence, had chairs of astrology.”

     Even though all true Christians have condemned astrology over the years, it has persisted. In our modern time, astrologers admit that the newspaper variety of horoscope advice is mainly entertainment. But when world leaders consult astrologers for guidance, they are seeking the wrong god! Listen to God’s warning through the prophet Jeremiah: “Thus says the Lord: ‘Do not learn the way of the Gentiles; do not be dismayed at the signs of heaven, for the Gentiles are dismayed at them” (Jeremiah 10:2).
    

We have already seen that Jesus predicted that signs and wonders would deceive the many. The book of Revelation reveals dramatic events leading up to the Second Coming of Christ. There will be a great false prophet and religious system that will perform miracles, signs and wonders. The Apostle John writes this about the great false prophet.
 “He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men” (Revelation 13:13). Millions, if not billions, of people will be deceived by these impressive miracles. “And he [the false prophet] deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast” (Revelation 13:14).
How can you tell whether someone is truly a minister of God, and not someone controlled by the occult world?
Deuteronomy gives us a key.
 “If there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods’; which you have not known; ‘and let us serve them,’ you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice, and you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him” (Deuteronomy 13:1–4).

     A false minister or prophet may even prophesy accurately concerning some sign or wonder. But God says that if he leads you after other gods—if he leads you away from the God of the Bible and the true Jesus Christ of your Bible—then he is a false prophet. Notice also that God may be testing you, to see if you will be faithful to His Word and to His way of life!
Satan has deceived the whole world. He has many methods of deception, including witches, wizardry, channeling, sorcery, astrology, spiritism and false religion. You need to be on guard against the dangers of the occult.

     The Apostle Peter gave us this instruction in 1 Peter 5:8–9: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.”

     God promises us protection from evil. Jesus taught us to pray: “And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” (Matthew 6:13). Paul exhorted Christians: “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:11–12).
 You can overcome the wicked one by knowing the word of God—the Bible—and living by it. You can overcome the temptations and deceptions of the occult and false religion. As the Apostle Paul encourages us in Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” May God empower you to go forward in faith. May you live not by the dark deceptions of this world, but by the light of truth, God’s Word.

King Saul’s Séance
Movies like The Sixth Sense, and television programs such as Crossing Over With John Edward, play on mankind’s wish that the dead could communicate with the living. This is an age-old wish; nearly 3,000 years ago, a desperate King Saul sought help from a medium—and suffered greatly for doing so.

     Saul had disobeyed God’s instructions regarding the Amalekites. He received God’s judgment that “rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king” (1 Samuel 15:23).

     Because of Saul’s disobedience, the Spirit of God was no longer guiding him (1 Samuel 16:14; 28:6). Desperate for guidance, Saul asked a medium to perform a séance, though he knew this violated God’s law, which prescribed the death penalty for witchcraft or mediumship (Leviticus 20:27).

     During the séance, a spirit identified as Samuel (1 Samuel 28:14–15) warned that the Philistines would defeat Israel’s armies, and Saul would soon die. Saul became “dreadfully afraid” because of these words, and “fell full length on the ground” (v. 20).
     Clearly, this spirit’s message terrified Saul. But was the summoned spirit really Samuel? No, it was not. Scripture explains that Saul never actually saw Samuel; he only perceived that the spirit was Samuel because of the medium’s descriptions (1 Samuel 28:14). The Bible faithfully records Saul’s experience, from his terrified point of view, but does not teach that the spirit was Samuel. Interestingly, most of today’s mediums follow a similar practice, claiming to communicate with deceased spirits even though—like Saul—their clients never actually see those spirits.

     Crossing Over With John Edward is wildly popular in some circles, and has even spawned imitators like The Pet Psychic, whose host claims to communicate with families’ dearly departed pets. Spirit communication is not only the stuff of horror movies and cable television; even “innocent family fare” like Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol stirs the hope that our loved ones can still call to us from beyond the grave. But this is a false hope. Our dead friends and relatives are unconscious, and will remain so until the resurrection (Ecclesiastes 9:5; Psalm 146:4). Their state in death is compared to a sleep from which only God can wake them (1 Corinthians 15:51). No medium can summon the dead.

     The Apostle Paul warned that some in the “latter times” would give “heed to deceiving spirits” (1 Timothy 4:1). Some modern mediums may be charlatans, who infer details about the dead by “reading” their living, paying clients. But other “genuine” mediums may be genuinely deceived, communicating with demonic spirits who impersonate the deceased.
“Genuine” or not, mediumship is dangerous business. But few today realize the serious consequences of rebelling against God’s law and seeking after spirits. What was the result for Saul? Scripture explains: “So Saul died for his unfaithfulness which he had committed against the Lord, because he did not keep the word of the Lord, and also because he consulted a medium for guidance” (1 Chronicles 10:13). Christians today should heed Saul’s cautionary example.



The Realities and Lies of Darkness Revealed!

I believe Blogging should be informative, then entertaining. To talk without real meaning does no one any good,”Give a man a fish and you fill his stomach for a day but teach a man to fish and HE can fill his stomach with food every day.”
The Man below spent more time in the Occult than I did so I defer to him here.

“HOW THE OCCULT OPERATES”

The Realities and Lies of Darkness Revealed!
Having come from a background in the Occult, both from histories in Native American family ties { Penobscot IndiansIt comes from Panawahpskek, which means “the place where the rocks open out.”  Click here to read about : American Indian Spirituality….and….Sacred Rites } and an interest developed from my youth {Watching TV shows like “Bewitched” and other means of reading text such as “Man, Myth and Magic”a 1970s occult encyclopedia published in installments as a magazine} I deem myself NOT an expert so much by education as by experience doing and practicing the Occult as my own, dabbling at first that turned into fear and loathing as I fell deeper into its spell.
There is a reality to witchcraft and the Occult that cannot be stated enough times to WARN those who dapple in what they cannot comprehend with the natural mind but at the same time BLINDS them to the realities of God. The Occult knowledge one acquires is only a FRACTION of spiritual realities available but you are deceived into believing there’s more to be known through this extremely limited venue. It is not that what happens is not real but that it is manipulated to a great degree by unseen forces within and without you that you are unaware of.

No matter how Innocent your practice seems to you, no matter your personal intentions of good, no matter what you believe about what your doing, the Master of the occult is SATAN not Nature, not ancient gods of power, not superstitions gone wild in a vain imagination but plain and simple demonic influences ever growing, ever taking root in your soul. These practices are dangerous, deadly things that have no remorse, no love, no repentance before a Holy and Just God and most of all a deep seated hatred of God’s Creation!
The Reason I mentioned my heritage as an American Indian is because of the great spiritual background I have as an American Indian. The spiritual side has BOTH pro and Con in my ancestry which I am only now beginning to see. The point being that many who get involved are drawn to spiritual things pro and con because of an ancestry background that makes them prone to develop in that area but because of a lack of real guidance as with me it evolved into an unhealthy desire, driven by the darkness in my soul rather than God’s Holy presence.
Spiritual experience must be molded around knowledge but that knowledge must be from a TRUE SOURCE that is grounded upon a solid foundation of fact and reality based decisions, NOT upon feelings and goosebumps as was my experiences in Witchcraft. My Christian Faith UNLIKE those of my Occult experience is based in real facts and realities of faith. At NO TIME while I was involved in the Occult was there real solid evidences of what I experienced ONLY FEELINGS AND GOOSEBUMPS accented by what I witnessed with my eyes. It happened but on a lesser level than my Christian faith revealed God to me.
Scientific Proof God Exists!

There is not one single so-called evidence against God that has had any effect whatsoever upon my faith since 1979 and there never will be because you cannot DISPROVE the reality of God with FACT UNATTACHED TO REALITIES OF FAITH. Faith must be understood from a separate understanding  from“There are no gods or God, so therefore there is no supernatural world.” This is plainly circular reasoning that cannot be disproved as long as you think its a valid reasoning. Its similar to saying “There’s no such thing as snowflakes in my experience and therefore there can be no such thing as Winter.” The question was answered by a man who lived on an Island that never experienced snow or winter as we know it, but was it valid reasoning? Only to the man who said it, because he based his knowledge upon his limited experience living on a winter-less island in the South Pacific. It was completely true in his experience but at the same time was based upon a LACK OF EVIDENCE instead of a full understanding of his location on the earth. 
You cannot base your UNDERSTANDING OF GOD upon your limited experiences with life, created by religious limitations founded in man-made ideas. Its the same with the Occult, its based upon man invented spells, man invented ideas that have attached to them false histories and some truthful facts mixed in. Religion is Religion no matter who states it, no matter who defends it, its man invented pure and simple. The God of scripture is completely unique from all ‘gods’ and ‘demigods’ created in mind of man, there has never in the histories of man been a ‘god or demigod’ who remotely resembles our God, the God of the Bible. Only in certain aspects do they come close but these similarities are ‘vague and obscure’ not exact and factual!

Again it cannot be accomplished by using man-made gods and demigods, man-made ideas about God or religious branding of history. These things are but the shadows of vain and sinful men who tried to recount the creation around them, and unless the true God revealed himself to one of these men as he did, unreliable facts! Facts can be true and untrue depending upon where those facts are being derived from, as in my example above….it was a fact that the man from the island never saw a snowflake but it was NOT a fact that there were no snowflakes anywhere else on earth, but he assumed that because he couldn’t see them that there were none. So facts can be misinterpreted through a lack of true knowledge.
The Occult and its so-called deep knowledge of how the world works is based in manipulated facts, manipulated by demonic entities hidden as ‘gods and demigods’ to the initiated. Demons can manipulate creation to deceive us, to make us see what isn’t true fact as the only facts that are real. Whether or not your foundation is Atheistic or Religious its still based in this circular reasoning that my facts are superior to any facts to the contrary. TRUTH is the only basis upon which facts can come that cannot be disproved to the soul, facts based in TRUTH are rock solid evidences of faith not the ideas of men who try to explain what they are incapable of understanding apart from truth.

As I have stated before Satan, one God’s original created Angels has been around a long, long time. He knows man better than man knows himself FROM THE STANDPOINT OF FLESH AND BLOOD and all the science attached to it. He’s the most knowledgable about creation under God himself, except he perverts and twists that knowledge to an evil advantage. He can use the Laws of nature to manipulate circumstance by stratching to the max the Laws that govern creation. He knows how our bodies work, how our minds work and can twist us if WE WILL IT SO!

So just what is wrong with getting involved in the Occult or some innocent form of the Craft?
Is there really a danger in spiritualistic games, videos or movies, as opposed to DIRECT involvement through membership or practice in the Occult?

Well, the bigger question should be is there a danger in Parents who are clueless about these things; raising clueless kids who carelessly allow the spiritual to enter their knowledge-less minds. Is this not the root of the problem both in the church and without the churches?

Why do we as adults just sit back and allow our children to do as THEY see fit because of cultural differences? Why don’t we learn about all these things in great detail, so our children can have a real sounding board to ask “Why is this bad for me?” Its so simple, it hurts to witness it. Kids do what they shouldn’t simply because Parents let SOCIETY do their babysitting for them, and basic society doesn’t have a clue about right and wrong. If parents, and I do this; would sit down and watch, listen too and otherwise engage their kids toward a the reasoning behind their preaching they would listen.

My Granddaughter opened up to me about the Occult {Her games, her music and her friends} many times because she knows my past, my knowledge about it and because of that she understands ‘THE WHY’ better than if I allowed her to stumble and fall on her own into it! Its NOT about TAKING AWAY her music, her Video games or grounding her because she won’t think my way, its always about giving her the right choices to choose from. She may hate me for a while but my personal wisdom concerning it will pay off in the end. She will direct her steps in the way NOT of me but the Lord whom I give credit for saving me from myself.

Get engaged Parents, don’t stop loving your kids and by all means LEARN WHAT YOUR KIDS LOVE TO DO, WHO THEY SPEND TIME WITH AND WHAT DRIVES THEM. Be God’s tool to direct them to a right choice with a caring and loving hand. As adults you and your kids can learn a lot from both my testimony here and the knowledge contained on this site, do it, get involved for the rest of their lives.

Two Equal and Opposite Errors About Two very Unequal Characters!

“There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race
  
(Human Beings) can fall about the devils. One is to DISBELIEVE in their existence.
The other is to BELIEVE, and to FEEL AN UNHEALTHY INTEREST in them.”
C.S. Lewis

What is the Occult?

The word itself comes from the Latin word “Occultus” meaning “Things Hidden” which involves a pursuit of the secret and mysterious.
Websters Dictionary defines “Occult” as BOTH a verb and a noun at the same time, As a Noun it means something not revealed: it is secret and is not able to be seen or detected, not manifest or detectable by clinical methods alone.
It is also a Verb meaning to Conceal or to deceive, to hide from sight.
I believe that 8 out of ten times the Occultist is reading the person not the Taro cards or tea leaves, they have become masters of body Language and facial expressions.
They also for the most part can do their homework concerning YOU before or even while your being detracted by the show so not every Medium or Witch is a true believer in the Darkness or the so-called Light they say tells them information.
They might just be good at using technology, Like hidden microphones with someone in another room with “Google search” looking up your very revealed past on a computer and telling them as they push for info.
Some go through your trash or e-mails to learn emotional info about you.
Some people are easily led, while others are more not so easily deceived but the real deal is RARE at best, though it can exist!
There are real Witches, Wizards and Mediums, those who are nothing like the Hollywood type cast or the bogyman we made them out to be, Witch Hunting never ends well and never finds the one it appears to be hunting!
I Peter 5:8
Plainly tells us “Be self controlled and ALERT. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour”
Why a Lion and not a Lioness?
Because the forces of Darkness CANNOT know what your thinking or what you intend to do so LIKE the Lion who doesn’t hunt for himself but relies on the female to find food for him, Satan can only make noises (Circumstances) to scare you into the fear he needs as his food (Building Materials) to propagate the darkness of binding your life.
Fear is Satan’s home turf, without that fear there can be no deception, it cannot hold you back, down or unclear in life if you DO NOT FEAR it, so it is your fear of the unknown that deceives your reason concerning the Occult.
The Opposite of Fear is true Knowledge of the Occult NOT THE FALSE information they give you to bend your reason to their will, the Bible shines a true light on the practices of the Occult, once you know the truth the lie looses its roots in you and fear cannot reproduce and compound itself!
John 10:10
reveals the whole purpose of Satan in the lives of Men and Women on earth, his THREE STEP PLAN.
“The THIEF comes ONLY to steal and Kill and Destroy; I (Jesus) have come that YOU may have LIFE and to HAVE IT TO THE FULL.
As can be seen there is a distinct difference between the Jesus of Scripture and the Satan personality of Scripture, There is NO such thing as an EQUAL power struggle between Good and Evil. God has COMPLETE CONTROL over every aspect of Creation, he and only he can control the IMBALANCE caused by Sin in the Universe, an imbalance HE DID NOT CREATE!
There are many people who do not believe ANYTHING that is considered Occultism is real and while there are clearly the FAKE among them as there are among the Church at large NOT everything is fake just because some of it is and if we deem things that way it makes the real issues more hidden and we find ourselves being accomplices to Satan’s cover-ups!

The Nine Satanic Statements reveal the true nature of Satan to the world once you look under the hood and proves that Satan is NOTHING like the God of the Bible!

Taken from The Satanic Bible, ©1969

by Anton Szandor LaVey with my

Comments in Red.

1. Satan represents indulgence instead of abstinence!
(There is NO wisdom in full out indulgence while abstinence leaves you room to really think about what you are going to do!)
2. Satan represents vital existence instead of spiritual pipe dreams!
(Here Satan is said to be attached to the Flesh not the Spirit, but I would caution that Satan is a fallen ANGEL not a human being of flesh so he has deceived us into a confusion concerning the true nature of the spirit realm which was CREATED FIRST. All things truly Spiritual are much more real than mere flesh and blood but Satan accepts Man as an animal instead of who he really is.)
3. Satan represents undefiled
(A very hypocritical view since Satan is a deceived being!
wisdom instead of hypocritical self-deceit!
( You can say that Satan represents something but the fruits of his presence represent the truth, he is anything but undefiled his nature is defiled in its very make-up. There is nothing in the actions of satanic knowledge that would warrant this statement, in fact every action of Satan in the Earth PROVES that he is just the opposite of this, he is the definition of Self-Deceit! )

(Self-deceit was the reason Satan fell in the first place!)
4. Satan represents kindness to those who deserve it instead of love wasted on ingrates!
(In other words you like those who like you and to hell with the world! Satan’s nature is a selfish one, using those who serve him to get back at God for HIS OWN CHOICES, but do not be deceived Satan hates man because we are God’s image, the reflection of just what Satan lost!)
5. Satan represents vengeance instead of turning the other cheek!
( Vengeance?
Against who?
Satan did it all to himself, he has NO ONE to blame but himself, he was ALONE with his own thoughts when he became jealous of his creators power and his right to make man in his own image.
Satan is the most pitiful of creatures, the most childish and immature of every creature God made, selfish to the point of absurdity, so VENGEANCE which ONLY belongs to those who have a righteous cause is not his but God’s ALONE! )

6. Satan represents responsibility to the responsible instead of concern for psychic vampires!
(psychic vampires are those who hold the spiritual view point of Man in the image of God. One who uses subtle persuasion techniques and passive aggressive behavior to manipulate other while taking the high road to self-righteous indignation.
While this is true of religious hypocrites and their judgment of anyone’s sins, it does not apply to those who hold the truth of God up as a light toward sin to expose it!
It is interesting that Satan would talk of being responsible when he of all creation was found irresponsible in the highest degree.)
7. Satan represents man as just another animal, sometimes better, more often worse than those that walk on all-fours, who, because of his “divine spiritual and intellectual development,” has become the most vicious animal of all!
( This statement seems to have an element of truth to it if you don’t dig to deep, but this is an evolutionary statement not a well thought out one, by simply respecting man as another animal you then place all man’s actions in the realm of flesh as O.K because his ends reflect survival of the fittest not morality.
Satan will not deal with man’s true nature because that is the side of man he is most Jealous of and why he deceives man in the first place, to remove man’s knowledge of his past history before the fall!)

8. Satan represents all of the so-called sins, as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification!
(What he fails to mention is the penalty of sin which is spiritual death, as every physical sin has a spiritual counterpart we are held too, every action of the flesh has an equal and opposite reaction in the spiritual realm which we will one day pay the price in spades!)

9. Satan has been the best friend the Church has ever had, as He has kept it in business all these years!

“Friend or Foe?”
( The real problem with this statement is that Satan is no ones friend and wouldn’t know how to be one if he tried, every statement so FAR PROVES that to be true of him, he is a deceiver, a liar, a destroyer, a murderer and thief but not a friend, he even HATES THOSE WHO SAY THEY LOVE HIM.
Satan is incapable of any form of love, even human love is too much like God to be used by him so he must pervert and twist even that to lust to be comfortable in its presence!
Since the Churches business is God’s business Satan can play no part in that business and thus can be considered no friend of the Church, whose business by the way, is in casting out Satan from God’s business as God cast him out of paradise, to separate not conjoin, too bring his works down not to build them up!

Our business and busy-ness depends on God NOT Satan’s presence, there are plenty of things to do without the presence of Satan being a factor so he overrates his importance, when Satan is finally bound the Church will do the Fathers business in creation without any evil so this statement is absurd at best! 
“(Satan) was a murderer from the beginning and has always hated the truth. There is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.”  
(John 8:44)
There are a number of alternatives he throws at man that have been prevalent since Satan first started temping humankind.
1) One alternative is relativism, a philosophy that claims truth is always changing. Morality is by majority; if everyone says pornographic movies are good, then they simply become good.


Everyone can’t be right?
Someone is lieing!”
2) Another alternative to Scripture is subjectivism, which suggests that something may be true for you but not for me.
3) Another is empiricism, which requires us to measure or test everything for it to be true – if you cannot see God, He must not exist.
4) Satan also pushes existentialism, which argues that the only truth is that which you can experience. The Bible can only become the Word of God if you get an experience from it.
5) Another alternative to the Bible is the philosophy of rationalism, which makes a god of logic. This allows a man to decide what he will deem true or untrue; substituting “Thus saith the man” for “Thus saith the Lord.”
6) Perhaps the most dangerous alternative to Scripture is pragmatism, where we forget all about truth and simply search for what works. If the Bible doesn’t seem to work, we junk it for something else that does.
Here’s a great example of a BIG SATANIC LIE!
Here’s a big clue you idiot bigot, Hitler killed millions of Jews from and IN OTHER COUNTRIES besides Germany, DUH!
Simple math proves this a lie but its propaganda not fact so who’s counting? 
Pray Tell!
The Occult just as this propaganda only serves to twist the facts and reality to allow deception a foundation for growth! 
I came out of this mess so I know it to be true, that while I believe there are REAL people with hearts, with dreams and very sincerely looking for the truth BUT what kind of truth, a truth based in FACTS or a vague, misty version of the truth twisted around a mystery?
The real test that proves Christianity is superior to the Occult in every way are in the realm of testimony, no Occultist has ever had their life changed to better humanity in any way because the Occult is a selfish endeavor dedicated to animal lust and not the betterment of mankind.