DEMON SPIRITS AND MANY DARK RELIGIONSs
2 Corinthians 10
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
The dark spirits of Lucifer have become the greatest force in the church world. How do we grasp that Satan’s game to establish a One World Church could start anywhere else but the church? “One World Religion” has to mean a “One World Church.” A “One World Church” must take control of church denominations. This is no longer a threat; it is reality. The Catholic Church has been a demon controlled organization all the way back to the first few hundred years. There was a day, only a short while ago, that the most liberal protestant church knew that fact. Common sense has been lost as deceiving spirits have captured the church world.
We must accept that any ideas of theology or religious practice that is not totally submitted to the infallible Bible are utterly false. I am a believer of 65 years of faith and the change from solid truth to error has almost completely happened as I watched and stood firm. I will never forget my first visit to check the charismatic phenomenon. Nothing I saw was pure but always a mixture. Enough good to capture you but enough questions to scare you away.
One of the main things that startled me was the complete distortion of “speaking in tongues.” Those praying for the ministry of the Spirit were told that they just speak words of unfamiliar sounds and this would develop into the true witness of the indwelling Spirit. They went further in this practice by all the crowds led in singing or praying in tongues together. Such teaching was placing the ministry of the Spirit into simple flesh control. Pentecostal people had been mostly solid Bible defenders but this movement has slowly destroyed the authentic Pentecostal church world. Witchcraft now rules the majority of Pentecostal churches or else Pentecostal churches have simply given up on being Pentecostal.
Facts About Demons and Religions
- Always remember that all demons were once angels.
- Demon spirits are religious because that is their nature.
- Almost every idea of a demon is a twisted religious idea.
- The one great power that sends the devils in defeat is the true Word of God.
- Satan’s greatest determination is to confuse Bible doctrines.
- Satan hates the three records of spiritual victory: the water, the Spirit, and the Blood.
- No plan of Satan is more important to him than destroying the Rapture before the Seven Year Tribulation.
A subtle but deadly change is transforming the church world! Undiscerning ministers and laity alike are being swept into a new mode of thinking.
Western thought originated in the concepts of the Holy Scripture (a sovereign God at the center of all things) and permeated our entire culture. However, it all started changing after the theory of Darwin was introduced into our institutions of learning, and then took a giant leap with the formation of the Humanist Manifesto in 1933. It has continued in a progressive fashion until secular education is more subversion than it is education. Eastern thought rooted in secular psychology (man at the center of all things) is now the master of American intellectualism.
Now, let’s have the dead ringer! The American church, including the Evangelicals, Pentecostals, and Charismatics, has become the best “evangelist” for these new ideas. We have been subverted from Biblical thinking to a new world view rooted in Eastern Heathenism. It is not a new way of thinking but an old way straight out of Babylon, dressed up in a formal and deceiving garb. It sounds highly intellectual. The secular religious mind is intrigued by its challenge to great thoughts, beautiful rhetoric and high sounding chants. It makes the captured soul feel high and mighty, while it destroys the simplicity of the gospel and alters Holy Scripture beyond its saving merits.
Witchcraft Has Filled Our Pulpits
It sounds hard to call this new thinking by its real name, but to do otherwise is a gross sin against God and His children. A multitude of souls are at stake. Great churches are moving away from the old standards and the great doctrines of truth into the comfortable stream of modern theology. The Evangelical and Pentecostal denominations are already more liberal than what they left to follow the straight path. Author A. W. Tozer summed up what’s happening. “At the heart of the Christian system lies the cross of Christ with its divine paradox. The power of Christianity appears in its antipathy toward, never in its agreement with, the ways of fallen men….The cross stands in bold opposition to the natural man. Its philosophy runs contrary to the processes of the unregenerate mind, so that Paul could say bluntly that the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness. To try to find a common ground between the message of the cross and man’s fallen reason is to try the impossible, and if persisted in must result in an impaired reason, a meaningless cross and a powerless Christianity.” (Psycho-Heresy, page 6).
Mystery Babylon, a revival of ancient paganism, has invaded the church world. It will continue to permeate its every facet until all worldy forms of Christianity are seduced and are part of this modern movement. The real “Body of Christ” will be hated, persecuted, but victorious as she awaits the Victor to come for the Overcomers. Already testimonies of persecuted saints within the so-called Bible believing churches are being heard. One that I heard a few days ago told of this new breed saying, “I hate the word holiness, I hate it, I hate it.” Recently a pastor in North Carolina apologized to his church and to God for having preached against sin and for holiness living.
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
Robert Schuller Doctrines
This man has probably done more to destroy true Biblical Christianity than any other American clergyman. I quote an earlier article available in pamphlet form entitled, “Is Robert Schuller a Heretic?” Here are two quotes from Mr. Schuller, one on sin and one on hell. “Sin: What do I mean by sin?…Any human condition or act that robs God of glory by stripping one of his children of their right to divine dignity…Sin is any act or thought that robs myself or another human being of his or her self-esteem. The core of original sin, then is LOT – Lack of Trust. Or, it could be considered an innate inability to adequately value ourselves. Label it a ‘negative self-image’, but do not say that the central core of the human soul is wickedness. If this were so, then truly, the human being is totally depraved. But positive Christianity does not hold to human depravity, but to human inability. I am humanly unable to correct my negative self-image until I encounter a life-changing experience with nonjudgmental love bestowed upon me by a Person who I admire so much that to be unconditionally accepted by him is to be born again.” “Hell: It is the loss of pride that naturally follows separation from God – the ultimate and unfailing source of our soul’s sense of self-respect…A person is in hell when he has lost his self-esteem.”
Third Wave Theology
A movement among Pentecostals and Charismatics called “The Third Wave” is raw witchcraft. One of its basic premises is Jungian psychology. Carl Jung had a demon spirit called Philemon that taught him his ideas and style. Here is his own testimony. “Philemon represented a force which was not myself…It was he who taught me psychic objectivity, the reality of the psyche…He was a mysterious figure to me. At times he seemed to me quite real, as if he were a living personality. I went walking up and down the garden with him, and to me he was what the Indians called a guru.” (C. G. Jung, Memories, Dreams & Reflections, Pantheon Books, 1963, page 183). From this we have inner healing, healing of memories, therapy or touch healing and other cheap psychological manipulation. It’s sorcery as clearly as if a medicine man was the practitioner. A defender of Jungian/Christian integration made the following statement. “The thesis of this work is that Jung’s concept of the feminine aspect of the personality, or the receptive mode, is essential in the development of a mature adult spirituality.” (Growth Through Meditation and Journal Writing; A Jungian Perspective on Christian Spirituality, Dr. Maria L. Santa-Maria, page 1).
The simple gospel and the great hope of Christ’s return has been replaced with varying ideas that can be identified with paganism. The “little god” theology began in the Garden of Eden. “Ye shall not surely die…ye shall be as gods…” was the promise of the serpent to Eve. (Gen. 3:4b, 5b) This evil lie is so old and so clearly contrary to the scripture, that it’s incredible that anyone would believe it. The appeal in this case is to man’s pride and self-centeredness and Satan knows it works like a “charm”. This is the foundation lie that promotes the doctrine called “Manifest sons of god” that is now spreading like wildfire.
Almost every doctrine that is preached by those in this New Wave is rooted in Shamanism. All kinds of physical phenomena are occurring; purple hands when you enter the Holy of Holies, electrical short circuits, extrasensory preception (ESP), thought reading, astral travel, miracles of healing, and numerous manifestations. Satan is a master of fleshly titilation. Any supernatural occurrence that has its origin in the flesh or which is contrary to Holy Scripture is to be rejected. God is a supernatural being who performs miracles and wonders to confirm His Word or to meet genuine needs of His family. Yet His miracles are never to titilate the flesh. He comes to us through His Holy Word and by our surrendered will.
Any spiritual experience based on fleshly encounters must be suspect. New Age lies and miracles are numerous. Almost every New Ager has been seduced into this deception by a white light, a self-proclaimed angel in dazzling light or some such miraculous experience. A news reporter with a local TV and radio station shared his visit to a New Age church. His personal testimony was that he had never encountered such marvelous power. The lady spiritualist who leads this group had her beginning by the visit of an angel of light. Here is her testimony,
“I was sitting on a rock, mediating, when I met a Being, a white-haired man dressed in white who radiated love and peace. He was as solid to me as you are, but I know now I was in an altered state of consciousness. He told me he was looking for someone who would be a channel to the world for his message of peace and hope, and if I would make a complete commitment to the work, I would be healed physically and emotionally, my awareness would increase and my consciousness would be raised.” (Creative Loafing).
1 Peter 2
23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
The Cult of Mary
Nothing in the spiritualist realm is more dangerous than the rising emphasis of Maryology. Demons are appearing at different sites around the world disguised as appearances of the Virgin Mary. (Please remember that she is no longer a virgin. She bore children to Joseph after the birth of Jesus.) Here are four questions and answers as listed in the book entitled, Instruction In The Catholic Faith.:
“1) Question: What is the place of Mary in the Mystical Body of Christ? Answer: Mary, as the mother of Christ, is the mother of the Mystical Body of Christ.
2) Question: What other titles of our Lady stem from these facts? Answer: Mary is called ‘Queen of Heaven and Earth’. She is also called ‘Co-Redemptrix’. She is also called ‘Mediatrix of All Graces’.
3) Question: What do we mean by the Immaculate Conception? Answer: By the Immaculate Conception we mean that, by a privilege which was granted to no other human being, our Lady was preserved from original sin from the very instant of her conception in the womb of her mother.
4) Question: What is meant by the Assumption of Our Lady? Answer: By the Assumption of Our Lady is meant that Mary was taken, body and soul, into heaven. God did not allow the body from which his Son took his body to suffer corruption, the fate of all those who have been affected by original sin.”
Key individuals within the “Third Wave” Pentecostal and Charismatic circles are beginning to endorse Maryology. This will probably be the next great wave in Charismatic churches. The Catholic hierarchy may appear harmless but these men represent some of the most vicious ideas on planet earth. They will play a major role in Mystery Babylon and are gearing up for world leadership as you read this article. Please watch for Catholic leaders to play an increasing role in news discussions on American and worldwide politics. Many Americans who attend Catholic fellowships are totally oblivious to the true nature of the Catholic hierarchy and especially the Jesuit Priest. (Order and read “Foxe’s Book of Martyrs”.)
Religious Celebration and Holidays
The religious atmosphere in most churches has become sight, sound and sensation. Fleshly titilation and high sounding style is the order of the day. Churches in America are not growing, they are actually declining. The people are moving from small fellowships to large social centers where all kinds of fun things are taking place. God is a convenience to these “Empire building ministers” who rule their organizations much like a corporate executive. The little man is a number on the progress chart while the minister serves as an idol figure, unreachable to the average member.
The Psalmist David spoke of this same kind of religiosity. “When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.” (Psalm 42:4). Jesus encountered a religious world that had lost the reality of personal surrender and the fear of God. His visit to the temple on one occasion lead to His use of a whip to drive the abusers of spiritual worship out. The House of God had been turned into a corporate business instead of a place to meet and hear from God. Today the ordinary church family is under tremendous pressure to compromise with these social center churches to keep from losing their people. It’s social religion, not relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. They worship God with their lips but their hearts are in the world and far from God.
The Mystery Babylon religion (and all forms of heathenism) was, and still is, an elaborate scheme of celebration, ceremony, and pagentry. A pyramid of priests, or sometimes a simple guru, possess tremendous power over the participants. The whole organization is highly political where favoritism is the rule of the game. Art, drama, and other tools of pagentry are used to titilate and woo the worshipper. It is an intoxicating system. Levels of emotional ecstasy can be experienced that no drug can duplicate. The mighty combination of pagentry and celebration, or sometimes simply meditation, can create a mind altering intoxication that locks the individual into bondage. This is the exact picture that the gurus duplicate in their domination over thousands of disciples.
Sadly, the modern church is employing a highly professional duplication of these very same tools. Church used to be a very simple experience of singing, worship, testimonies, and preaching the Word of God. Now it is a highly programmed scheme. The worshippers are entertained, not changed. Week by week, the program must employ new techniques (tricks) and style to hold attention. This kind of scheme usually follows a period of decline in holiness. After experiencing death in the church, the worshippers receive the new idea as a relief from the emptiness of the past. Joseph Seiss, a Lutheran and author of “The Apocalypse” , a study of the Book of Revelation, said the following: “Where spiritual harlotry occupies the place of the true worship of God, there is desolation. There may be riches and worldly glory, as here. There may be the fullness of power and dominion; there may be purple, and scarlet, and gold, and gems of stone, and pearls, and drink from golden cups; there may be luxuries, sumptuous living, pomp, display, and everything to delight the sensual heart; and yet, where the word, worship, and institutes of God are trampled underfoot, it is wilderness.” (Joseph Seiss, The Apocalypse, page 395).
Choreographed Dancing, etc.
One large church in Atlanta, GA, was recently featured in Charisma Magazine under the theme, “Restoring The Arts To The Church”. How do you argue with this high sounding idea? You can’t unless you understand “Mystery Babylon”. Worshipping and serving the great God Jehovah must never be confused with the designs of paganism. This church is identified as one of the first to introduce choreographed dancing into the worship service.
I first saw choreographed dancing in a New Age celebration at a First Methodist Church in Asheville, NC, over 10 years ago. It was clearly a pagan event where “Mother Earth” was worshipped. No one could have told me then that Church of God congregations would be doing the same thing 10 years later. One Church of God in Charlotte, NC, was reported as using “Indiana Jones” ideas complete with the ark of the covenant and other New Age thought with their children’s program. This same church announced training in choreographed dance for their children in the 1990 summer program. (Please order the pamphlet, Guru Worship in the Church.)
1 Peter 1
22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
The Eastern mindset is capturing the Political and Religious leaders of the West. This must happen for the Antichrist to rule the world. This man of sin will be very religious and will be acceptable to Catholics, Protestants, Pentecostals, and Charismatics, as well as all other world religions. His elaborate schemes will sound so authentic that the religious world will believe he is the “Christ”. All the world will worship him.
Holiness people will be the only crowd to escape. They will be hated with a growing vengeance. As churches continue to follow the spirit of Babylon, godly men and women must withdraw to fellowship with the remnant getting ready for the “Exodus”. “Come out of her my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” (Revelation 18:46). The spirit of the Antichrist will continue to grow even before the Rapture of the Bride of Christ. Deception will become so great that only the very elect will escape.
Real revival is going to happen among the separated, world-forsaking saints. The Father has never forgotten His chosen servants. He will cause the worshippers at these Synagogues of Satan to bow at our feet, “Behold I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie: behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.” (Revelation 3:9). The true faith has never been defeated.