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How Mainstream Is Satanism?

on September 1, 2012

Allow me to preface this blog study by saying that it is my prayer to strike a healthy balance in my blog. I want to expose evil as a warning; yet, my greatest desire is to help others to know of the amazing hope and power we can find in Christ. I want us to be so in love with Jesus that the things of this world fade away. However, we must realize that there are many who call themselves, “Christians” who are living a life of deception. It is my desire that something I can say or do (with God’s anointing) enlightens them and gets them on a good path, once again. Also, I desire to reach the lost and bring them to the loving Savior, Jesus Christ. As you read this blog, you will notice I give examples of real people who are involved in evil. This is not meant to demean them as human beings or to say that Jesus cannot save them… please understand. So, with that said, let us proceed.

How common is Satanism? The short answer is this: It is very prevalent and even more widespread than any of us realize. The reason it is important for us to be aware of this is because we are in a spiritual war every day. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” Ephesians 6:12.  But also know this: God is greater/stronger than evil; scripture declares that in 1st John 4:4.  We, as God’s children, do not have to be fearful of evil (see Psalm 23:4). But, it is important we realize the destitute spiritual condition of our world; then we are more apt to pray fervently and witness more often. Knowing our enemy’s tactics will also give us vigor to be bold for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (see 2nd Corinthians 2:11). God gives us power to fight the good fight of faith. Luke 10:19 boldly declares, “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” But we must be sure to use Jesus power/authority against demons and not our own power. As Christians, it is the blood of Jesus and the name of Jesus which gives us authority over darkness.

The Illuminati

Unfortunately, Satanism is becoming more mainstream and is being subtly (and not-so-subtly) introduced. Many of today’s entertainers are in a secret society of Satanists called “The Illuminati”. This secret society (founded by Adam Weishaupt in Bavaria in 1776) has been manifested in popular culture, in books and comics, television and movies, games, and music. They are all about mind-control and manipulation. Their desire is to create a New World Order. Not only does the Illuminati promote mind-control, but it also promotes idolatry. According to Galatians 5:20-21, those who practice idolatry will NOT inherit the Kingdom of God. Many think of idol worship as that of worshiping a golden calf or a statue. However, we see idolatry everyday right before our eyes. Celebrities, singers, and authors are looked up to and take the place of God in many people’s hearts. Remember what 1st John 2:15 teaches: “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”

Jay-Z showing allegiance to Illuminati

Many of the so-called “artists” (past and present) in secular music have openly admitted that they have sold their souls to the devil. Others may not openly admit it but it is evident in most. For instance, Jay-Z has a song in which he says, “Murder, murder Jesus”. In his concerts thousands of people hold up the Illuminati symbol (a pyramid, triangular hand symbol) coupled with a repetitious chant. Many in the crowd act as if they are in deep worship to the Illuminati (Satan). Jay-Z acts as their “worship” leader. He also has a song entitled, “Lucifer”. He uses satanic symbolism in his music videos such as gothic costuming, voodoo, skulls, black crows, goat heads, a crucifix of Christ with two bullets on either side… it is truly sad. He even admitted that he has never read the Bible in his life. However, he is far from being alone in his worship to the Illuminati.

Lady Gaga – One eye symbolism

Popular singer, Lady Gaga, admits the songs on The Fame Monster album represented personal demons she had faced. While developing the album, she spoke of sin and demons being inside human beings. She referred to her concerts as “post-apocalyptic house parties”. Lady Gaga is quoted as saying that she has this strange recurring dream where there is a phantom in her home. She fears that the devil is trying to take her; nonetheless, she uses her nightmares to inspire her eccentric stage shows. Her wardrobe, props, poses, and makeup aren’t just happenstance. There is a long list of satanic symbols she uses; but suffice  it to say that one is “The Eye of Horus“. What is this? It is an ancient Egyptian symbol focusing on the eye. It is used in association with a cobra rising up in protection and with gods and  goddesses. First off, the cobra represents a snake – which is Satan, and gods and goddesses are false gods, not the true God of the Bible. If the right eye is highlighted it represents thoughts of possessing masculine energies (through a false god) such as solar, math, reason, words, and numbers. Then we move on to the left eye. If the left eye is highlighted, it represents the mirror image of the right eye and portrays what are considered feminine energies such as lunar, feelings, intuition, and private thought. When any performer uses this occultic symbol they are in essence saying, “My spiritual eye has been opened to see that I am a god.” (Reference Genesis 3:5 where the devil promises Adam & Eve that their eyes will be opened.) Pay close attention and you will see celebrities such as Lady Gaga,  Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, and Jay-Z (just to name a few) covering an eye with their hand or doing makeup in such a way as to focus on one eye. It would sound like a conspiracy theory if it weren’t so blatantly true. The glamorous, although made-up and glittering on the outside, have a very ugly spirit inwardly.

Emma Watson – Illuminati symbols

Luke 11:39 puts it like this: “You Pharisees are so careful to clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside you are filthy–full of greed and wickedness!” Gang members have certain hand gestures to use as a code, signifying who they belong to. Likewise, many celebrities and singers will use these symbols and hand gestures signifying who they belong to. It isn’t coincidence… they know exactly what they are doing. While we can pray for such people to change, we know that many of them have made their mind up whom they will serve. In such cases, God will not force them to do good but He will turn them over to a reprobate mind, as stated in Romans 1.

Desensitization

Just because the spiritual realm is mostly unseen does not negate the fact that it is very real. There is an ongoing war between good and evil. Many books, movies, music, video games, and the like have evil undertones which open unsuspecting people up to the enemy. TV shows and movies such as: Charmed, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Twilight Saga, The Harry Potter Series, 666 Park Avenue, Long Island Medium, and many more have evil undertones which desensitize people to evil.

Oprah practicing Transcendental Meditation

We must be on guard. Proverbs 4:23 plainly says, “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” Not only do certain types of entertainment harm us, but even things/actions can harm us and give Satan a foothold. Such evils with occultic roots are: Hypnotism, Fire Walking, Palm Reading, Good Luck Charms, Acupuncture, Black Magic, White Magic, Reading of Tea Leaves/Crystal Ball, Divination, Sorcery/Witchcraft, ESP/Psychics, Mediums, Necromancy, Eye Diagnosis (people who look into your eyes/soul to diagnose conditions), Relics, graven images of false gods, Fortune telling/horoscopes, UFOs (demonic manifestations), Levitation, Needle on a thread (to tell your future), Omens, False Religions, Quantum Physics, Transcendental Meditation, Wizardry, Yoga, Chants… and that is just to name a few! Bible Teacher, Bill McLeod once said, “Many of these things are baby steps to a deeper involvement in the occult. The devil doesn’t mind how innocently you start, as long as you wander over into his field.”

Throughout his ministry, McLeod also speaks of a phenomena which he calls The Phenomena of Resistance. He said that there was once a lady who couldn’t pray as a result of the enemy’s resistance against her. Every time she would try, a demonic force would cause her throat to close off. He also spoke of a lady who could not fold her hands to pray. Each time she would try, a demonic force would tear her hands apart. The aforementioned ladies, opened themselves up to demonic forces unknowingly. The one who could not pray opened herself up to this attack due to using the Ouija board. After praying for her and commanding the demons to leave, she could pray, one line at a time. After she began praying, she could then pray freely. Her former problems ended and the Lord Jesus set her free. Jesus freed both ladies.

Furthermore, the torment of bulimia was linked to occultic involvement (in some cases).  However, McLeod advises, “We must never assume that a person has a demon problem just because they are having psychological or some kind of a spiritual problem. We must never make this kind of assumption because sometimes you can hurt people when you’re trying to help them. I would say that 95% of the people who have occult manifestations or problems have been involved in some area of the occult. If people are not involved in the occult, it is very unlikely, [although not impossible] that their problem is of an occult nature.” He also tells about an Old Testament scripture in 1st Samuel 15:23 which says that rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.  McLeod says, “So to God, a rebellious, stubborn spirit is just like being involved in witchcraft.” Perhaps, problems could arise simply because a person is stubborn and rebelliously resisting God’s Will. So, things that may appear harmless may be used by Satan to desensitize us to his lies.

Witchcraft, Wicca & Evil

It has been said that some people involved in witchcraft do not believe that Satan exists at all, while others involved in witchcraft do believe in him and worship him. Regardless of their stance, the truth of the matter is that neither group worships the One true Savior, Jesus Christ. Many Wiccans do not accept the fact that there is good and evil in the world. Even the Atheist is without excuse. Romans 1:18-21 states: “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.”

According to the Word of God, all kinds of witchcraft (voodoo, black or white magic, any charms used for protection or destruction, etc.) are bad no matter what and no matter how the witches represent it to deceive the people. According to the book, Satanism in America, hard-core Satanism is “the fastest-growing sub-culture among America’s teens.”  There is also an increase in the number of self-proclaimed witches. Personally speaking, I used to have a job where a co-worker was a self-proclaimed witch.  Wiccans have successfully repackaged Satanism and witchcraft into a friendly, environmentally-concerned religion. Yet it is a religion that worships demons and Satan.

The daughter of a Wiccan author, Falynn Trayer, 17, is similarly breezy about her witchcraft. “I have no set rituals,” she said. “If I want a better grade at school, I may ask the god and goddess for their help, burn a candle — something like that.” You see, Satan is attempting to take God Almighty’s place. In fact, there are many covens of witches all over the U.S. and around the world.

Satanists and witches worship the moon and have evil rituals set around it; especially when it is a full moon. Deuteronomy 4:19 warns against this. “And beware lest you raise your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, you be drawn away and bow down to them and serve them, things that the Lord your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven.” Likewise, Satanists and witches exalt nature. Romans 1:25 speaks of this very thing. “These people have exchanged God’s truth for a lie. So they have become ungodly and serve what is created rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen!”

One Christian website, states it plainly. “Wiccans use their concern for the environment as a lure for recruiting young people into the occult. Tragically, public school children are attracted by Wicca’s commitment to protecting the earth. We need to protect the children first by keeping them away from witchcraft.” Not only do we need to keep children safe, but everybody needs to be safe and stay away from witchcraft. We need not be fearful, however, it is wise to run away from such evil. In fact, in Old Testament times, people were put to death by stoning if they were found guilty of contact with evil things. Leviticus 20:27 says, “Men and women among you who act as mediums or who consult the spirits of the dead must be put to death by stoning. They are guilty of a capital offense.” Thank God that we are now under the grace of Jesus, however, that does not give us a license to sin. After all, we know that all sin will be punished unless it is forgiven and under the blood of Jesus. Refraining from evil is for our own protection.

Helpful Scriptures

1st Corinthians 10:20-22 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils. Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

Leviticus 20:6 If a person turns to mediums and necromancers, whoring after them, I will set my face against that person and will cut him off from among his people.

Isaiah 8:19 Someone may say to you, “Let’s ask the mediums and those who consult the spirits of the dead. With their whisperings and mutterings, they will tell us what to do.” But shouldn’t people ask God for guidance? Should the living seek guidance from the dead?

Isaiah 47:11-14 But evil shall come upon you, which you will not know how to charm away; disaster shall fall upon you, for which you will not be able to atone; and ruin shall come upon you suddenly, of which you know nothing. Stand fast in your enchantments and your many sorceries, with which you have labored from your youth; perhaps you may be able to succeed; perhaps you may inspire terror. You are wearied with your many counsels; let them stand forth and save you, those who divide the heavens, who gaze at the stars, who at the new moons make known what shall come upon you. Behold, they are like stubble; the fire consumes them; they cannot deliver themselves from the power of the flame…

Ephesians 5:11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.

2nd Chronicles 33:6 Manasseh also sacrificed his own sons in the fire in the valley of Ben-Hinnom. He practiced sorcery, divination, and witchcraft, and he consulted with mediums and psychics. He did much that was evil in the Lord’s sight, arousing his anger.

Malachi 2:17 You have wearied the Lord with your words. But you say, “How have we wearied him?” By saying, “Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and he delights in them”…

Revelation 21:8 But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars–their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.

Ephesians 4:27 And give no opportunity [foothold] to the devil.

Video Links

“Pastor Mark Driscoll Talks About Modern Day Idols” http://youtu.be/kJNi7KXb6WQ

“How You May Be Opening Doors To Demons” http://youtu.be/qgOfNI_QHsI

“Mark Driscoll on Yoga” http://youtu.be/BhcoBLdM8CQ

“Mark Driscoll on Twilight” http://youtu.be/ZkHl0MK_ZdY

“The Occult In Your Living Room” http://youtu.be/VACzNHB0yuA

“The Occult” by Bill McLeod http://media.sermonindex.net/18/SID18438.mp3

Sources

http://karatekidjmt.hubpages.com

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com

http://www.sermonindex.net

http://www.youtube.com

http://www.wikipedia.org

http://www.farsinet.com

http://www.google.com

http://www.biblos.com

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23 responses to “How Mainstream Is Satanism?

  1. Anthony Rooney says:

    hi did you get mmy comment? I wanted to save that could you publish it on your site or send my comment to my email anthonyrooney2014@outlook.com.

    thanks

    great site

  2. Sans says:

    I respect that your Christian I truly do but please stop calling out people who choose not to be Christian or are gay or that kind of things. I am not saying that you shouldn’t be Christian but just bash on other people just because of the way they are. It’s basically saying they are bad because of they believe is not right. Religion is made to make us happy, hopeful and caring but some choose another religion but they mostly have the same morals. I’m just saying we don’t need to go overboard on our religion just to prove its right but offer it kindly and let the person choose. If we do that we could be a better world! I’m going off topic now but do you see what I mean lets just try not to hurt others while staying true to our own religion.

    -Sans the Skeleton

    • Thank you for your respectful comment. I do not mean for my blogs to come across as “bashing” others; it’s just that I hold strongly to my beliefs and make no apologies for that. It’s either black or white, in or out, hot or cold… there’s no middle ground. I wish to portray this by my assertiveness in my blogs. Jesus was loving yet he did not mince words. Warning others of pitfalls is only done out of love… I hope you can understand.

  3. Tonny says:

    Thanks God I find some answers for occultism and some more. Sorry for not thanking you, but I’m thanking God 😀 Keep the good work for our Lord!

  4. Mr. Dizzy says:

    Seriously? Wow. You will tell me that I have been tricked by Satan or some other excuse but just look at the things you are saying.
    I am an atheist and say it proudly and I am a man who puts my faith in science. Science can prove things. Science can save lifes if used correctly. Science can give us an understanding of our world and make our lifes easier.
    Religion gives people a set of ‘good value’ rules to live by. ‘love thy neighbours’ and ‘do unto others what you wish to be done unto you’. But it is seriously outdated. The Bible says that men who practice homosexuality should be stoned. So, if I stoned somebody for that reason, would it stand as a good defence in a court of law?
    Religion was created to control the masses through fear many years ago. ‘do this and you go to hell, do that and you go to heaven. We have no proof but believe us or go to hell’. This corrupted children through fear, forcing many into the churches to pray even if they didn’t want to. You all happy say celebrities corrupt children but forget the Christian faith has been doing it for centuries.
    I have nothing against religion and respect every man, woman and child regardless of faith or origin. However, religion needs to bring itself into the 21st century and quickly because science is winning the fight.
    I look forward to been called a satanist or to been told I need to find christ or even that my soul can’t be saved because your religion teaches ‘if they aren’t with us, they must be with Satan. But the truth is, I know when I die, my body will return to mother earth like everybody else’s.

    • @Mr. Dizzy I am sorry to hear that you profess atheism. Please see my blog on atheism here, if you wish: https://revealingtruthtoday.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/i-dont-believe-in-atheists/ But yes, the Bible can be proven just as science can prove things. In fact, science proves the Bible and the Bible proves science. Check out this website for more info: https://answersingenesis.org/what-is-science/what-is-science/
      The Biblical prophecies given thousands of years ago are very relevant, as they are happening nowadays. In fact, the Bible prophesied Israel becoming a nation (which happened in 1948), and also spoke about the war in the late 60’s as well as many other events and even events of today (such as an increase in earthquakes, etc.). I would encourage you to look into this – it is truly remarkable. I’m not sure how you find “do unto others” outdated… but it is certainly still a good, moral principle to live by. As far as men practicing homosexuality being stoned, please know the difference in the Old and New Covenant before making such comments. Firstly, the Old Covenant showed homosexuality as a sin (which it still is in the New Covenant – see Romans 1); however, the punishment for it is not immediate as it was in the Old Covenant (when they stoned people). This is a deep topic, I would encourage you to use my blog resource to better understand: https://revealingtruthtoday.wordpress.com/2015/05/06/why-is-the-bible-divided-into-old-new-testament/ And for me, my ‘religion’ is not fear-based; it is based upon love for my Savior, because He first loved me and gave himself for me. Again, I have given you many references and it sounds to me like you have a sharp mind, but just need to do a bit more study before coming to any false conclusions. I hope this helps.

  5. Me says:

    Excellent! Keep it up and keep exposing!

  6. Anthony says:

    Hi I have a question.
    How can quantum physics compare with witchcraft and occult practices?

    • Thank you for your question. Quantum Physics are a part of the New Age Movement which is anti-Christian. Please see my entry here for more information:https://revealingtruthtoday.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/pitfalls-of-the-new-age-movement/

      • Anthony says:

        Hi again

        I would like to have a discussion about this. I have no desire for any public antipathy but I think some debate worthwhile if key points are missed in the discussion.

        I get the new age movement is occultic, I just thought it was a whole lot of mumbo jumbo originally. Hah! As if the locations of specific stars thousands and millions of light years from earth can have an effect on an individual persons character! I am with you on new age-ism.

        But quantum physics (the more practical experimental physics at least) is a leap forward in our scientific understanding of how the universe works and has engineering applications (e.g. quantum cryptography, nano structures & nano robotics, new communications methods, potential for safe and sustainable energy sources, materials science e.g. cosmic ray shielding for space travel, better and safer transport, lower maintenance building structures).

        I’m a trained electrical engineer and cannot put quantum physics in the same bucket as mumbo jumbo anti christian new age practices.

        Thanks for your time, if you have any questions, please ask.

        Thanks

        Anthony

        Nb: the blog mentions quantum physics but does not describe why it is a new age movement. The other new age movements are better explained.

        • Thank you for your comment/question. Firstly, allow me to clarify that I do not feel that science is evil – but some use science to promote evil (as in trying to prove evolution and disprove Creation by God, etc.). I will be the first to admit that I am not an intellectual scientist; but my conclusions about quantum physics are based off of a few things. For example, many try to utilize quantum physics (which I am using as an umbrella term) to disprove Creation. Due to the cause and effect theory – many believe that God must have been created; which is contrary to what the Bible teaches. Quantum mechanics also seems to imply that human minds control reality – a very New Age belief (as in the so-called “Law of Attraction”). This type of New Age-ism is promoted by using quantum physics as the basis for their belief (as in Rhonda Byrne’s book, “The Power”). Perhaps she and others have misused the science. New-Agers use quantum physics for ‘spiritual’ reasons to try and support their false idea that everything is subjective (by citing the uncertainty principle or the conscious observer theory) . This easily leads them on to believe that God, the Bible, and EVERYTHING is subjective – or what THEY want it to be instead of what it is in reality. Non-Christian people (such as Stephen Hawking, Deepak Chopra, etc.) support quantum physics/mechanics which makes me a bit suspicious, as well. Again, what I am referencing in a negative light is the negative connotation and New Age beliefs of quantum physics – not science in and of itself.

  7. Stung! says:

    It’s much worse than you know, Many are being taken captive Revelation 13,10! They are spiritual slaves of evil!!!

  8. Susana says:

    Thank you so much, you don’t know how much this article clarified me, it was so important to me… thank you! I was seeking answers and there it is.

  9. Nikell says:

    Yet another truth filled post! We are living in the last of the last days. It’s time for Christians to wake up!!! Keep preaching truth my sister (^_^)

  10. Ted says:

    The peace sign is one of the biggest satanic symbols going today. Here is some history.
    http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Wicca%20&%20Witchcraft/peace_sign.htm

  11. Kimberly Dunn says:

    We as Christians need to always be “on guard,” just as a watchdog is over a house he is protecting. We need to “listen” and “watch” for any little thing that is unlike Christ and chase it away with prayer and the blood of Jesus.

  12. mellysue418 says:

    Sis there was some things in this blog I truly didn’t know! Thank you once again for another great blog!! and thank God for using you once more!! God Bless You!! 😀

    • Praise God… thank you Kimberly and Melissa for your comments. Blessings.

    • Misty says:

      I was reading this and interested until I got to the Disney section, and you basically made it seem as tho homosexuality is satanism. REALLY? I am NOT homosexual, but to sit here and imply all homosexuals are satanic? SMH. Over this whole article, you killed the legitimacy of it for me

      • @Misty – thank you for your comment. I am unsure what you are referencing with this particular blog… “the Disney section”?? Anyhow, I utilize scripture for the basis of all beliefs. If anything “seems” to point to something, it will be backed by the Bible. Although a homosexual may not practice satanism… their evil lifestyle will separate them from God. I fear it is not my article that you have the problem legitimizing – perhaps, your complaint is against scripture and God. For, the Bible plainly states in 1st Corinthians 6:9-11 sins that will separate us from God – and homosexuality is listed. By God’s grace, such a sin can be forsaken and forgiven.

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