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Witches—Satanists—Occult

Young and old alike are recruited into evilís ranks with booze, drugs, sex, music, and the lure of the mystery of iniquity. Some relatively recent infamous proselytes of Satan would include Charles Manson, who with his followers, according to authors Gilmore and Kenner, were into witchcraft, "black magic" and "white magic," and who saw himself as a kind of wizard.
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Witches—Satanists—Occult

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Truth is the opposite of lies. Love is the opposite of hate. Light is the opposite of darkness. Joy is the opposite of sorrow. Life is the opposite of death and good is the opposite of evil—always a 180° separation from each other. Just as obedience is opposite to disobedience, God is opposite to Satan. Choose God through the saving blood of Jesus Christ and enjoy truth, love, light, joy, life, and goodness — all found in your obedience to the Word of God. If you haven’t surrendered your life to Jesus Christ, click on to "Further With Jesus" for directions to the entrance. NOW FOR TODAY’S SUBJECT.

GOD SAID, Jeremiah 27:9-10:

9 Therefore hearken not ye to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreamers, nor to your enchanters, nor to your sorcerers, which speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon:

10 For they prophesy a lie unto you, to remove you far from your land; and that I should drive you out, and ye should perish.

GOD SAID, Deuteronomy 18:10-12:

10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,

11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

GOD SAID, Exodus 22:18:

Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

GOD SAID, Leviticus 20:27:

A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.

MAN SAID: This is hilarious! These foolish Christians actually believe in devils, witches, wizards, and Satan-when they don’t even exist. They are simply a creation of the Bible, which makes the Bible’s commandment to kill them absurd.

Now THE RECORD. This article must be prefaced with an opening statement. As Christian believers, we are called to what is known in the Bible as perfect hatred. Psalms 139:21 and 22:

21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?

22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.

Christians are required to hate sin and, in Christ-like love, reach out to the sinner in an effort to separate him from his evil ways. So the statement, "Hate the sin but love the sinner," applies. This article will begin to bring to light the reasons why God’s commandments and judgments against those who promote the occult are so severe. I should also caution that God’s judgments concerning this deviant lifestyle are not to be carried out by individuals, but by the appropriate lawmakers of the land. To those who practice such wickedness: God’s Word councils you to turn and repent of your rebellion while there is still time. Surrender to Christ and have life and life more abundantly, even as they did in Acts 19:18-20:

18 And many that believed came, and confessed, and showed their deeds.

19 Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.

20 So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.

God’s severe judgment and social abhorrence of the occult was once a mighty force against even the idea of attaching oneself to such evil. Once God’s Word is negated, the evil door is opened and spiritual darkness begins to gain societal traction. This contagious unclean spirit of darkness begins to affect rebellious souls and in an ever increasing number. Satan’s entry into an individual’s life can be ever so subtle, as in the use of Ouija boards, tarot cards, horoscopes, fortunetellers, palm readers, séances, and their ilk. Beware!

Some definitions surely apply, which follow, and which come from Noah Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language:

Witchcraft: the practices of witches; sorcery; enchantments; intercourse with the devil.

Satanism: the evil and malicious disposition of Satan; a diabolical spirit.

Wizard: a conjurer; an enchanter; a sorcerer.

Familiar spirit: a demon or evil spirit supposed to attend at a call.

Necromancer: one who pretends to foretell future events by holding converse with departed spirits; a conjurer.

Enchanter: one who enchants; a sorcerer or magician; one who has spirits or demons at his command; one who practices enchantment, or pretends to perform surprising things by the agency of demons.

Charmer: one that charms, or has power to charm; one that uses or has the power of enchantment.

Today, the notion of spiritual darkness is regularly mocked and regularly promoted. The idea of witches, for example, has been glamorized in the popular media by American TV series such as Bewitched, Charmed, Crossing Over, and no doubt many others. Also, many motion pictures have promoted the principles of witchcraft, Satanism, wizardry, and the occult in general. If that sounds stretched to you, consider the global infatuation with the Harry Potter books and movies. Harry’s life is chronicled as he studies to be a wizard at the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. This is a huge door of darkness that will make entrance for millions of the world’s unsuspecting youth.

In his book, Angels, Evangelist Billy Graham weighed in with the following:

Satan and his demons are known by the discord they promote, the wars they start, the hatred they engender, the murders they initiate, the opposition to God and His commandments. They are dedicated to the spirit of destruction ... In his warfare against God, Satan uses the human race, which God created and loved. So God’s forces of good and Satan’s forces of evil have been engaged in a deadly conflict from the dawn of our history. Unless world leaders and statesmen understand the true nature of this warfare, they will continue to be blind leaders of the blind.

The very nature of the occult—a word which means "hidden"—makes the population of its adherents hard to button down, but be assured, in this world, there are a multitude. All the way back in 1986, an AP article quoted Ms. Laurie Cabot, an avowed witch. At the time, she was the head of the "Witches League for Public Awareness." Her group was protesting plans to film The Witches of Eastwick. She guessed the American population of witches at 6,000,000 and claimed 2,000 lived in Salem, Massachusetts, alone. Probably closer to the truth, but surely understated, would be the 2001 population of witches in America listed at 134,000, which was published in a survey called the American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS) conducted by the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. My statement concerning the population being understated was made simply because many involved in witchcraft hide their identity. What was very startling about this survey was that they assessed the population to be at only 8,000 in the year 1990. The 2001 population of witches showed a staggering 1,575% jump.

Satan is on the move. The prophet Daniel, in the book by his name, prophesies in chapter 8, verses 23 through 25:

23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.

24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.

25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

Transgressors are truly coming to a full. There are no longer any judgments to keep their progress in check. The antichrist is on the way.

The population is big and the dealings of the occult are certainly not harmless. The following excerpt is from a 1988 article in the Kansas City Times titled, "Satanic Crime Increasing? Police, Therapists Alarmed:"

"I think it’s going to be a growing problem as we go into the ’90s," says Detective Robert Simandl, a 21-year police veteran and a member of the Chicago Police Department’s gang crime unit. But satanic crimes are not labeled as such on the police blotter. There are no national statistics. Simandl and other law enforcement officers say they think, but have not yet proved, that there are networks of Satanists who engage in child molestation and murder. Former satanic cult members and those who have worked with cult victims, including counselor J. Balodis and Larry Dunn, a Washington Deputy Sheriff, say it’s possible that devil worshipers sacrifice 50,000 humans a year, mainly transients, runaways and babies conceived solely for the purpose of sacrifice. That figure would be more than twice the number of murders reported by police agencies and the FBI in 1986.

Some authorities were skeptical about the 50,000 number, but keep in mind that after the Satanists’ rituals, it’s reported that they burn or bury the evidence before the sun rises. Deputy Sheriff Dunn claimed in the same article that he had interviewed 170 survivors of satanic cults and they all reported seeing human sacrifices. According to a 1986 Scripps Howard News Service report, "as many as 800 crimes now under investigation by police nationwide are said to be linked somehow to devil worship." [End of quote]

Young and old alike are recruited into evil’s ranks with booze, drugs, sex, music, and the lure of the mystery of iniquity. Some relatively recent infamous proselytes of Satan would include Charles Manson, who with his followers, according to authors Gilmore and Kenner, were into witchcraft, "black magic" and "white magic," and who saw himself as a kind of wizard. Manson’s business card has the initials A.T.W.A. boldly displayed next to a satanic symbol. These letters stand for Air, Trees, Water, and Animals. Much of the platform of witchcraft is the worship and reverence of the earth.

Do you remember the young lad Thomas Sullivan Jr. and his Boy Scout knife? The following excerpt is from a 1988 issue of the New York Daily News:

In recent weeks, the Jefferson Township, N.J., boy had told friends he had visions of Satan ordering him to kill his family. He also had become obsessed with heavy-metal groups that use Satanic symbols in their acts. "Tell parents to watch what music their children listen to, the boy’s father, Thomas Sullivan Sr., said yesterday. All last week, he said, his son sang a rock song "about blood and killing your mother." Saturday night, police said, the boy took his scout knife and stabbed his mother, Betty Ann, 37, to death in the basement of the family’s ranch home on White Rock Blvd. He then set the living room couch afire—apparently in an attempt to burn down the house and kill his father and 10-year-old brother, Brian. Then he fled. The teenager killed himself later. He sat down, leaned against a neighbor’s backyard shed and slit his wrists and throat. His frozen body was found in the bloody snow Sunday morning.

Richard Ramirez was known in southern California as the "Night Stalker." In 1985 he was charged with burglary, rape, and the murder of 13 people. On his left hand is tattooed the five-pointed star known as the symbol of the devil, the inverted pentagram. This same pentagram was found spray-painted on the walls of some of his victims’ homes. Ramirez boasted of raping and murdering his victims as a tribute to Satan. He had a history of drugs and thrived on satanic themes found in some heavy metal music.

In the same article which was cited earlier, "Satanic Crime Increasing? Police, Therapists Alarmed," is found the following excerpt:

Wichita police officers, for example, have had to take a crash course in satanic crime after they found the nude body of a 15-year-old girl on Nov. 1 face-down in a sludge pond. She had been stabbed in the throat and chest and her hands were bound behind her back. Lt. David Williams, supervisor of the Wichita Police Department homicide unit, said the teenager had been a member of a satanic cult until two weeks before her death. Police think she was killed just after midnight on Halloween, a major satanic holiday.

Remember New York’s Son of Sam who said Satan told him to do it? Just as the others of his ilk, he was simply walking in the powerful bondage of the spirit of Satan. Jesus Christ said in John 8:44:

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

In a 1999 article, an Associated Press writer reports on a man who confessed to 30 to 50 church burnings. The following paragraphs are from that article:

A 36-year-old Indiana man with an interest in Satanism was indicted Tuesday on charges of burning 10 churches in Indiana and Georgia, including one in which a volunteer firefighter died, the Nation Church Arson Task Force announced. Ballinger has admitted to federal agents that he burned 30 to 50 churches in 11 states between 1994 and 1998, according to an affidavit by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agent Scott D. McCart. In that February document, McCart said satanic materials were found in Ballinger’s Yorktown, Indiana, home. Ballinger traveled with his girlfriend, Angela Wood, 24, of Atlanta, as she worked as a stripper in several states.Wood and another man, Donald A. Puckett, 37, of Lebabon, Indiana, have told federal agents they took part with Ballinger in burning an Indiana church where they painted an upside-down cross on the steps as part of a satanic ritual, McCart’s affidavit said.

The following is reported by the Agence of France-Presse published March 4, 1999:

WARSAW—A 19-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy were killed during a ritual Satanic mass in southern Poland, police said Thursday after finding their cut up and burned bodies.The two victims were members of a sect which staged the black mass in a disguised bunker on the outskirts of the town of Ruda Slaska, but did not know they were to die, a spokesman said.

The Panafrican News Agency released the following in an article published August 8, 2000:

Police have recovered a dismembered human head believed to be that of a male victim, in the latest incident related to witchcraft murders in Tanzania. The head was recovered at the weekend in the southern region of Mbeya, where murderous gangs had camped in 1999 to conduct an illegal interstate business in human skins.

The article continued:

The human skins and other body parts, including vaginas and penises, are said to be in demand by sorcerers who use them to make powerful concoctions, which are potent enough to make the rich richer, and the mighty mightier.

Several paragraphs of the Washington Post published November 28, 2001, under the heading "‘Witchcraft’ Murders Cast A Gruesome Spell" follows:

What he found, a short walk from his family’s mud hut, were the remains of his 13-year-old son: a figure on its knees, head buried in the dirt, genitals and middle figure removed with cuts that looked almost surgical. In shock, Serra noticed an odd detail: The mutilated body looked diminished, even shrunken. Then he noticed the gash in the boy’s jugular vein, and realized that his blood had been drained. Someone is killing the boys of Maranhao, a sweltering, poverty-stricken state in the Brazilian northeast. Welson Frazao Serra, the painter’s son, was the 20th victim since 1991. Victim No. 2—a 10-year-old third-grade—turned up in the city of Codo, 150 miles southwest of Sao Luis, the state capital, on Oct. 18.A few of the corpses were attended by crosses or religious circles. Others, like Serra’s son, were discovered near offerings of chicken blood, feathers, cassava and candles. In the most recent case—in Codo, a town of 30,000 dubbed the "witchcraft capital of Brazil —the accused murderer, now in custody, says he killed and castrated his victim at the behest of an alleged local priestess who supposedly bought the boy’s testicles for $35.

"Italian Mass Killer Was Servant of Satanic Sect," was the headline in the September 9, 2001, story released by The Observer International. The following segments are from that article:

The blood has long dried and corpses no longer turn up among the cypresses, but Tuscany’s horror story has acquired a sensational twist. The Monster of Florence may have been a satanic sect bankrolled by the (Italian) secret service. Pacciani, stocky and tough, was convicted of the crimes in 1994 and died four years later. Italy consigned the case to history. Except that last week evidence surfaced suggesting Pacciani was not the Monster. He was merely the deliveryman to a satanic sect, which commissioned the murders to obtain body parts for ceremonies, said investigators. The real monsters were allegedly the wealthy and respected members of Tuscan society—including a doctor, ambassador and an artist—who to this day have remained undetected. A cover-up involving secret service agents and missing money is now said to be unraveling. Last week detectives from Florence raided the homes and offices of Aurelio Mattei, a psychologist with the secret service, Sisde, and of Francesco Bruno, Italy’s leading criminal psychologist. Pacciani’s conviction was overturned and he was facing retrial when he died. The original verdict of a heart attack has been discredited and his death is now being treated as murder. The investigating magistrate, Paolo Canessa, believed Pacciani’s heart attack in February 1998 was triggered by drugs to silence him lest he reveal the real monster, or monsters.

"Brazil Jails Occult Killers" was the headline of an article published by a BBC correspondent in Sao Paulo, August 31, 2003. A few excerpts follow:

A court in Belem, northern Brazil, has sentenced two men to a total of 92 years’ imprisonment for their part in the murder and sexual mutilation of young boys in the Amazon town of Altamira between 1989 and 1993.A total of 19 boys aged from eight to 14 were attacked. Five were mutilated and died, three escaped with horrible injuries, six escaped before they were harmed and five have never been seen again. All the attacks took place between 1989 and 1993.One of the prosecuting lawyers, commenting on this long delay in bringing the accused to justice, said the trial is a test of Brazil’s capacity to bring justice to remote areas. The jury found both men guilty of murder. Carlos Alberto Santos, a security guard and former policeman, was sentenced to 35 years. Amailton Gomes, son of a landowner, received 57 years. Both were remanded in custody pending appeals. On Tuesday the trial of three others accused will begin. Two are doctors and the third is a woman said to be the leader of the Satanic Sect which killed the boys to use their sexual organs in rites of black magic.

On January 18, 2002, The News Telegraph of the United Kingdom released an article with the headline, "Satanic Killers Tell of Blood Drinking Rites." The following is from that article:

A woman who says that she and her husband killed a German friend with 66 knife wounds on orders from the devil has claimed that she became a Satanist in Britain. German police say any evidence pointing to possible crimes or an illegal Satanic ring in Britain will be sent to the relevant authorities. Manuela Ruda and her husband, Daniel, have admitted killing their friend, Frank Haagen, "for Satan." She said she got a taste for vampirism and the occult while in London and Scotland. She appeared at the regional court in Bochum in full gothic garb, her head partly shaved to reveal an upside-down crucifix and a target tattooed on her skull. Mrs. Ruda, 23, gave a chilling account of drinking blood from volunteers contacted on the internet. She said: "I was in England and Scotland, met people and vampires in London. We went out at night, to cemeteries, in ruins and in the woods. "We drank blood together, from willing donors. You can’t drink from the arteries; no-one is allowed that. I had implanted pegs put in the teeth which were pulled out and were replaced with fangs. "I also slept on graves and even allowed myself to be buried in a grave to test the feeling. I signed over my soul to Satan two and a half years ago." The couple have denied responsibility for killing Mr. Haagen, 33, although both have admitted committing the crime.

God commands against the drinking of blood. Therefore, in the Satanists’ 180-degree position of disobedience they do it. Leviticus 7:26, reads:

Moreover ye shall eat no manner of blood, whether it be of fowl or of beast, in any of your dwellings.

This wickedness is global and its ranks are surging. Much talk is made of white witches, black witches, Satanists, and more in an effort to separate one from another, but be assured, all are cursed of God and will suffer His eternal fiery wrath. The evil door is opened and Satan takes those who enter at his will. II Timothy 2: 25-26:

25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

It doesn’t end here. This following headline was found in an August 30th, 2002, edition of The Washington Times: "Wiccans Open Way For Teen Members, Pagans Offer ’Alternative Spirituality’." The article the author cited was from the Arizona Daily Star. The following excerpt is from that article:

A network of pagans is opening its ranks to people under 18 for the first time, hoping to reach what members say is a growing group of teen witches in the area. "It can give them a chance to hear from real witches and real life. Books aren’t enough," said Ashleen O’Gaea, a Wiccan high priestess and co-founder of the 14-year-old Tucson Area Pagan-Wiccan Network, or TAWN. Most Wiccans—the most popular form of paganism—refer to themselves as witches. They don’t wear pointy hats or talk of flying on broomsticks. But they do try to cast spells, and use candles, wands and on occasion caldrons, which represent their goddess’s womb. The network says it will now allow teens 16 and older to join, but only as long as they have the permission of a parent or guardian. Current members hope younger people who are practicing on their own can benefit from the education available through the network.

If any hearing or reading this message are involved in or are considering this cursed evil, turn quickly and cry out unto God through the saving blood of Jesus Christ for forgiveness and mercy and sanctuary, and Jesus Christ the Lord of Glory will set you free. Do it now before there is no longer a road of return.

After this short review of the grossly wicked and intricate evil of Satan, it should be obvious to you why the God who has created all, in His perfect wisdom, would assess such terrible judgment against the deeds of the occult. Beware!—and stay clear of this evil.

GOD SAID, Deuteronomy 18:10-12:

10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,

11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

GOD SAID, Exodus 22:18:

Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

GOD SAID, Leviticus 20:27:

A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.

MAN SAID: This is hilarious! These foolish Christians actually believe in devils, witches, wizards, and Satan-when they don’t even exist. They are simply a creation of the Bible, which makes the Bible’s commandment to kill them absurd.

Now you have THE RECORD.



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