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Charismatic Witchcraft in the church
Let us take a look at how witches, satanism, eastern mysticism and occult practices have slithered into the church.
Thirteen Goals of a Witch
How much this sounds like today's church goers who seek power and write their own definitions of what is good while they cast everyone out of their way who gets in the way of whatever they want.
Do Not Play With Demons
These young people were not Christians. They were caught up in a cult. Their preacher never told them the truth about witchcraft because he practiced it himself. These young people were deceived into worshiping a false god. They loved evil and sought knowledge and power- just like Lucifer when the Lord kicked him out of Heaven.
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils. 1 Timothy 4:1
Like Deaton, June, Justin and Bethany were observant Christians, enthralled by fantasy fiction and devoted to Harry Potter. The group members began comparing themselves to the four Pevensie children in The Chronicles of Narnia, who enter a universe mastered by evil, win renown as soldiers in the army of a resurrected Messiah and finally assume their places as kings and queens of a renewed world. They spent many hours discussing the Harry Potter books and films, which they approached with "a religious devotion," according to Herrington, whom they briefly resisted admitting to the group, because it would have broken the symmetry. The works "fueled our sense of being on a divine mission," says Herrington. "One of their chief attractions was a sense of belonging to a secret club with exclusive access to knowledge and power. That was the root of our whole ideology." The magic at the heart of the books would always inform his understanding of his own divine power. -Bethany Deaton Murder at IHOP-