(Bible Comment) Hello- I was reading the article regarding Harry Potter and the radio interview. I will listen to it tomorrow when it is daylight, and my husband is home. But, what I wanted to share with you is my insight into the Harry Potter phenomenon. I have heard so many people sing the praises of the Harry Potter series because it gets children interested in reading. That seems to be such a big selling point for people, that their children are reading because of Harry Potter. When I point out to people that yes, children may be reading, I also point out that children are reading about witchcraft because of Harry Potter.Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. THANK YOU for your insight on witchcraft and Harry Potter, who we call the wizard FROM HELL. The shocking interest in witchcraft (including Harry Potter) is one of the signs of the end of this age! In Rev. 9:21, we read:
The response invariably is that yes, but it is all from JK Rowlings wonderful imagination, it is all make believe and that reading it helps children develop their imagination. But no - what it does is make witchcraft and the occult familar and appealing to a very young, impressionable audience. People do become very upset over the very idea that the whole series is intrinsically evil in any way. After all, it's a children's story, all in good fun! They absolutely refuse to see anything but good in it. That is Satan's joke on humanity. It is like the Evil Witch in Snow White, putting the poison in a shiny red apple to make it as appealing as possible.
And JK Rowling is a gazillionaire, which proves people are eating it up like candy, as well as feeding it to their impressionable young childrens minds. Is anyone surprised, really? Is there a TV show or a movie that doesn't have not only sex and violence, but the supernatural as well? I gave up cable TV over a year ago. I got very tired of turning on the TV to see vampires, witches, werewolves, and demons running rampant through the entertainment genres. I gave TV up when I was watching a history documentary, and an ad for some product came on featuring demons or some other supernatural theme dressed up to lull the unsuspecting public into thinking evil is not only acceptable, but actually desirable. All in good fun, people would say. I know this is not the case. You see, I speak from experience.
I started young (14) with astrology, moved on to Tarot cards at 17, got into witchcraft and magic as an adult. It does work. Yes, it's real and it works. But, it is evil. You never get what you ask for, even when you get exactly what you ask for. I know it doesn't make sense, that statement, but, it's true. It is as though the words one uses can never be specific enough to obtain results without consequences. ...I threw away all of the books and other occult paraphernalia I once owned. I was tempted to sell them to a used book store, to try to recoup my monetary losses. But, conscience told me that to do so would only spread the evil I was trying to turn away from back into the world, to snare some unsuspecting soul.
One night, I realized God was real, unlike occult teachings will have one believe. I was the most horrible feeling when it occurred to me that the things I have done in my life amounted to blasphemy. ...The sin of Lucifer before the fall, the sin of believing I could make things happen through occult means, the mistaken belief that I was like God. That is the major tenet of magic, that the divine is within. No divine source, man is the god. So ridiculous, when you look at humanity and the state of this world. I have that same sinking feeling now, relating this to you. For I know that though I have cried and absolutely begged God to forgive me many times, and felt the pain and horror in my heart over the grievous insult I have committed against God and His son, Jesus Christ, I will never know in this lifetime if the sins I have committed against God will be forgiven. I am not trying to be dramatic here. It is just that to commit blasphemy and then realize it, how does a person reconcile that?
On the days when I am low, I feel Satan whispers in my ear that God will never forgive me, I might as well go right back to the astrology and other occult practices, I'm already damned. But you see, I also know how Satan works. He hides in plain sight, and makes one doubt his very existence. The temptation to do the evil, blasphemous things I used to do presents itself, and I remain still and pray to God to help me until the urge passes. I strive to remember the empty promises of occult practices only lead to disappoinment, depression, and even thoughts of suicide. They never come true, even when there are results. No good can come from evil. Ever.
Please, pray for me. My name is _____. I am afraid I will struggle with the shame of my blasphemy for the rest of my life, and I pray to God and Christ His son that there will be forgiveness for me on judgement day. I am afraid to face God on that day not so much because I fear hell, but because I have no excuse for the sins I have committed and the insult those sins are to the God who loved me enough to give me life.
Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts.Hence, the occult is one of the prevalent sins of the end of this age. You are blessed to have your eyes opened. Because of your background your testimony could help others. If interested, please send us your audio and/or written testimony. It may help many.
NOTE: A common email we get, comes from troubled people who think they have committed the unforgivable sin. You are NOT alone in being tormented with such crushing thoughts. Please stop allowing the devil to torture you! Witchcraft is NOT the unforgivable sin, according to the Bible. Eternal sin occurs when a person believes and says Jesus had a demon and by the power of the devil he performed his miracles. That is not what you have done. Please read what we have on the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. If you have repented of your sins and are following the Lord Jesus now you have been cleansed from your wickedness!
If you have never read about King Manasseh, who was one of the vilest people in the Bible, please read 2 Chronicles 33:1-20. He got forgiven and he sinned MUCH worse than you! In love and for your own good (I repeat): STOP ALLOWING THE DEVIL TO TORTURE YOUR MIND! Resist him. He is a liar. There is NO BIBLE VERSE which says you can't be forgiven! In Acts 19:14-19, sorcerers were forgiven, so why can't you be, Amen? Go by the Bible, not the lies of the devil. Please read this for new Christians. Also consider signing up for our internet church. GOD BLESS YOU. Remember 1 Cor. 2:9.
(Bible Question) Hi. my name is __________. I was saved or so i thought at age 12 in a Nazarene church when i was 12 years old. Then left to the baptist church. At 18 i left christianity all toghether and for many years led a very sin filled life - porn, drugs, alcohol, fornication, stealing. Several arrest and a divorce and walking away from my kids and during that time i considered myself agnostic and completely rejected christianity. But a few years ago i began attending a messianic/hebrew roots ministry and got reaqainted with yeshua and God. But my sinfull behavior continued it got better at times but didnt last. I left that ministry a couple years ago because i was questioning some of their beliefs and also they were getting tired of my behavior.repent and commit your life to the precious Lord Jesus. You can still make your life count for God. You can live a VICTORIOUS HOLY life and be a GREAT blessing to others, but you MUST get 100% serious with God. This is NOT a game. This is real. Jesus is really alive and you really do have a SOUL, which will exist forever. If you are like most you will go to HELL, so you must make a radical change towards God. If you play with sin, you will be damned in the end! It was such a blessing to read your words:
I've done alot of research over the net in the last few months and was starting to deny christianity again. But i kept up my research. I beleive in God. I believe in Jesus and his death on the cross for forgiveness of my past sins. I believe in his resurrection and his coming return and kingdom. And I want to be part of it and want to love and serve him. But i realize i am an apostate. I have fallen away. how can I be forgiven or can't I? I have trampled his blood under foot according to hebrews. What would you suggest. thanks and God bless
I want to be part of it and want to love and serve him.Too bad there aren't about 8 billion people that feel the same way! This world would be a much better place as we would strive to please him first.
Several things: (1) You have NOT trampled underfoot the blood of Jesus. Don't allow the devil to torture you with that thought. If God ran to welcome the prodigal back, forgave all those listed in 1 Cor. 6:9-11, etc., he will take you back too. Trampling his blood underfoot refers to committing eternal sin, which is NOT what you have done. Please read eternal sin for more information on this. (2) The Hebrew Roots and Yeshua people are wrong about several important things. Read the above for information on them, which may mean you have to trash some of the things you learned there. The same goes for the Baptists, who probably taught you the DAMNABLE HERESY of once saved always saved and have probably distorted the holy image of a real Christian in your mind. (3) The heart of the issue with you and God is your HEART. Memorize Mt. 5:8. You need to repent and stay clean. Read plan of salvation and new creation. You need to forgive people who sinned against you and you need to bring forth good fruit. Please read this for new Christians. We have much information on our website in various formats, so consider checking it over. Our internet church might interest you.
Victory is not how long you live or how rich you become. Victory is dying with a pure heart
so that you can get to Heaven and escape Hell, where most people will go. Also, IF you have Jesus, you have THE BEST this life can offer, even though you may get severely tested at times. God bless you. Rev. 21:1-8.
(Bible Comment) Read your website... so pretty much you're saying that King David went to Hell. Do you sin sir? I believe you do. I'd like you to further explain your beliefs on the subject of salvation. I'll be praying for you brother....(Bible Answer) It is very strange that you are implying we wrongly believe David went to Hell, when we do not and have NEVER believed such! It is usually deceitful slanderous enemies who try to distort our position to make their license for sin more plausible, who speak such evil misrepresentations of us. Now that you know we don't believe that, correct others who misrepresent our life-changing holiness message.
FYI, we believe David got off the road to hell when he repented and got forgiven of his adultery and murder. King David sinned and lost his salvation over those sins, as do all who commit adultery and murder (Rev. 21:8). It is possible to lose your salvation over one sin of that magnitude. All sins are not the same. To deny David experienced spiritual death and became lost at that dark time in his life is to speak for the devil and spread a license to sin. Such would shout out that any Christian can sin the same way and keep his salvation.
If you are the typical grace changer, you ludicrously believe that Paul as a Christian was the WORST of sinners. Therefore you would believe EVERYONE sins all the time. Don't you believe it is possible to OBEY God? Why do you think everyone is addicted to sin and no one is keeping himself pure, as Paul commanded Timothy (1 Tim. 5:22). Don't you believe the blood of Jesus sets one free from his sin addictions when he becomes a new creation? Perhaps you think you are a Christian while being addicted to sin and all others are the same way! If that is the case, REPENT and get saved. Furthermore, do you believe the Bible is a LIE to state the Philippians have always obeyed:
Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence -- continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, (Phil 2:12)
Do you think they were doing something Paul couldn't? Turn from such a vile theology as you have been misled to believe in and follow the teachings of the Bible. Calvinism is demonic. The sooner you realize this, the better it will be for you. This is not a word game or popularity contest. This is real. Blessed are the pure of heart. They will see God (Mt. 5:8). All others will go to hell.
How can you call me brother, since we each have a different plan of salvation? Which gospel do you believe in, since you deny the righteous can die spiritually and become lost through sin like the prodigal did (Lk. 15:24,32). Can you answer these questions on eternal security? NOTE: Our gospel message has resulted in people being set free from their sin addictions, like the Bible says will happen. You need to read the most complete book ever written refuting once saved always saved, The Believer's Conditional Security.
(Bible Comment) Mr Stewart says that it is Christ alone for salvation (and that is true).Problem is, the bible clearly states that those forgiven in Christ are not to use his forgiveness as a licence to sin. No repentance necessary for those in Christ is a heresy from hell! Furthermore, repentance is not an additional thing(as he supposes) for salvation but it is all inclusive.If we don't repent then we are not abiding in Christ. And,if we don't abide in Christ we don't have Christ. Common sence says that his reasoning is foolish. He takes the gospel and gives his own private interpretation. He takes the gospel where it was never meant to go.
(Bible Answer) David J. Stewart is teaching a false gospel. It is not the gospel taken where it was never meant to go. David J. Stewart denies repentance for initial salvation and afterwards thinks one can die in the very act of adultery and still go to heaven! He is a spiritually DANGEROUS man. Various false teachers, like David J. Stewart, have clouded the issue because they talk about Jesus, his death, his blood, grace, etc., but then allow for sins which lead to death and salvation at the same time. We have given some the infamous Skull and Crossbones Award. I'm not just referring to the eternal security crowd either! There are others who, like David J. Stewart, would say one can deny Jesus like Peter and remain saved and that King David didn't lose his salvation when he committed adultery and murder. The so-called David Servant (not his real name), is also stumbling others. Such people tend to live the way they preach, as is apparent by David Servant's wife commenting on him being a hypocrite:
The man who says, "I know him," but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him. (1 John 2:4)
[Jack Hayford also denies once saved always saved, but thinks it is hard to lose one's salvation! The truth is, in certain cases, one sin can bring loss of salvation.] Our days are filled with dangerous [ear-tickling] religious deceivers. The majority of church goers tend to just gullibly listen to the preachers, accept it and will be damned. Most church goers are unforgiving, deceitful, lustful, hateful, slanderous, greedy, drunkards, etc. yet think they are heaven bound! Sad to say, the devil has done a very good job. Remember Luke 13:23,24:
Someone asked him, "Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?" He said to them, "Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. (Luke 13:23,24)Don't follow the crowd to hell. There is no eternal security. Your SOUL is your most valuable possession. Holiness or hell.
(Comment) The reason NDEs are not biblical is because the biblical view of spirituality and the afterlife they is completely wrong and utterly deceptive and delusional. Biblical beliefs are a prison for your mind.
(Bible Answer) By what authority to you speak such unfounded, weak words? What makes you the final word? The Lord Jesus, who is God in the flesh, taught Scripture cannot be broken (John 10:35), God's word is truth (John 17:17), that heaven and earth will pass away but his words will not pass away (Mt. 24:35), quoted Scripture when tempted by the devil (Mt. 4:4,7,10) and to justify his behavior (Mt. 21:13); etc. He is the proven messiah, according to Biblical prophecy. He was sinless and rose again from the grave. He endorsed the Old Testament (Mt. 5:18; etc.) and promised the New Testament (John 16:13; 14:26). His message works as it continues to set people free from sin addictions (John 8:31-36), etc. No one else has such authoritative credentials as the Lord Jesus Christ. Any dream, vision, miracles, teaching, etc., which would contradict the Scriptures is therefore wrong, according to the Lord Jesus. That includes the experiences you referred to -- Near Death Experiences (NDE). Don't be deceived. MOST people will not inherit the kingdom of God but will go to the fiery furnace after their death (Mt. 7:13,14 cf. Mt. 13:41,42 cf. 1 Cor. 6:9,10, Rev. 21:8). Don't follow the crowd. You can believe the reliable and proven message of the Bible. It is FINAL AUTHORITY (2 Tim.3:16,17). If you reject it, you will be damned.
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