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New Age beliefs (Part 3)

Part 3 of this series on the New Age explores the ethical standards of right and wrong.  Because everything is God in New Age thinking, we are part of God.  Therefore, we can determine what is right and wrong. This is also known as moral relativism. This has to be the case, since New Age thought [&hellip

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New Age beliefs (Part 2)

This is the second part of a series on New Age belief.  The first part examined the starting assumption that God is all things in the universe.  Since God is all things, the philosophy of New Agers is called Non-naturalism. It rejects naturalism (everything is matter).  This New Age theology assumes that God is, so [&hellip

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New Age beliefs (Part 1)

Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry explains that the New Age movement has many subgroups, but it is generally a collection of Eastern beliefs like Hinduism and Buddhism. It’s a mix of “correct thinking”, “universal tolerance,” and hope. And the hope lies in evolution. In seeking the perfect society, Secular Humanists trust a world government while [&hellip

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Wiccans & Satanists

After examining the origin of Halloween traditions of dressing up and getting treats, let’s turn our attention to two more groups that celebrate on October 31st: Wiccans and Satanists. For Wiccans, this is day to contact the dead.  Much like Druid belief, the dead are most accessible on this day.   For an explanation of contacting [&hellip

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Halloween

Halloween is a unique holiday. Many people wear costumes, get candy, and carve pumpkins, but have no idea why. Today’s blog will answer that. First, the word “Halloween” is a contraction of the words “All Hallow’s Eve”, the name given to October 31 as the day before All Saints Day, which is November 1. The [&hellip

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The Occult (Part 4)

Occult practices are very intriguing. Are things such as casting spells, predicting the future, and contacting the dead actually real? Are these practices against God’s will or not? Part 4 of this series examines seances and the contacting of the dead. God forbids the contacting of the dead in Deuteronomy 18:9-13.  This is for two reasons.  First, [&hellip

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The Occult (Part 3)

This series of blogs continues to examine occultic practices.  People cast spells, predict the future, and contact the dead?  What is a biblical response to these practices? Deuteronomy 18:9-13 says, “When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there.  Let no one [&hellip

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The Occult (Part 2)

The topic of the occult fascinates us.  Are practices such as casting spells, predicting the future, and contacting the dead actually real? Can a Christian be involved in these practices? If not, why not?  Part 2 of this series examines divination, or predicting the future. There are various ways that people predict the future.  These include, [&hellip

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The Occult (Part 1)

Since Halloween is approaching fast, this new series of blogs will examine the occult.  What does the word mean?  What about occultic practices such as casting spells, predicting the future, and contacting the dead?  Can a Christian be involved in these practices?  If not, why not?  To start, the definition of the word “occult” means things [&hellip

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Demonic possession (Part 2)

This series of blogs on the angelic realm continues with information on the issue of demon possession.   What does the Bible say about the effects on people of demonic possession? 1. Mute: “While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus.  And when the demon was [&hellip

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