From Saint Michaels Ministry: As statistical studies continue to indicate that Millennials are leaving Christianity, it would seem that they are not embracing atheism, but rather some are turning to other potentially dangerous spiritual paths.
How Witchcraft Became A Brand
It’s a spirituality, it’s an aesthetic, and it’s more popular than ever.
There are many simple rituals practised in the house that Katie Karpetz shares with her husband in Edmonton, Alberta, from yoga to herbalism to candle magic. In the morning, she often waits for inspiration to strike before posting a photo or found image to her Instagram feed, and the mood captured will go on to determine her activities for the day.
No heads were spinning 360 degrees, and no one was shrieking or foaming at the mouth Monday night during God’s E.R. ministry sessions, which are held several times a week in Tulsa to cast demons out of people and then to help them stay free.
“We see a variety of (demonic) manifestations, but not for long,” said John Heim, a volunteer minister who is also a Tulsa air traffic controller.
“We don’t allow manifestations. They might raise their heads, but we take Continue reading →
by CRYSTAL MCDOWELL on OCTOBER 9, 2014
From What Christians Want To Know dot com
Every believer struggles at different times with spiritual attacks even though we don’t always recognize it as from the devil. We blame our circumstances, family, friends, and sometimes even God, for our troubles. Yet Satan is a master deceiver who instigates problems and disappears before anyone recognizes his influence.
The Bible instructs us in Ephesians 6:10 that “our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms”. If we recognize the signs of a spiritual attack, we won’t waste time blaming the wrong people—instead we focus on dealing with the devil and overcoming him. What are the 7 signs that you are dealing with a spiritual attack?
Are you suffering from unexplainable, prolonged, repetitive or unusual health problems? Do you have constant assaults on your finances, physical health or family and relationships? Do you have addictive behavior or dependency? Do you feel that you will never have long-term loving relationships, never accomplish the dreams and goals in your heart, never have full physical health or abundance, that you always have to watch for the next shoe to drop, that you take one step forward and two steps back, that you are not worthy enough, not smart enough, not good enough? If you said yes to any of the above, you need to recognize where this negative input is coming from, and break the cycle of abuse. You are the one being abused, you are the one being targeted; and it is time to give you the tools to Continue reading →
I was fascinated when a friend, who was studying to be a priest, told me that the Catholic Church still actively performs exorcisms, but they do not advertise it in the US. I was curious if anyone could find details on how many are still performed, by any religions.
Asked by ThoughtMonkey 68 months ago
Anneliese Michel (21 September 1952 – 1 July 1976) was a German Catholic woman who was said to be possessed by demons and subsequently underwent an exorcism. The case has been labelled as a misidentification of mental illness, negligence, abuse, and religious hysteria. Three motion pictures, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Requiem, and the Asylum film Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes, are loosely based on Michel’s story. When she was sixteen, she suffered a severe convulsion and was diagnosed as having epilepsy. Soon, she began hallucinating while praying. In 1973, she suffered from depression and began to hear voices telling her that she was “damned” and would “rot in hell”. Continue reading →
Literal cases of Possession, Or Simply Cases of Epilepsy and Other Conditions?
Traditionally the subject of demonic possession and exorcism has been justified and given credibility by passages found in the Gospels. In this modern era, however, many people dismiss Biblical accounts of demon possession claiming that due to lack of understanding of mental conditions by the primitive people of the day, those innocents that Christ exorcised were not in fact possessed by demons but rather simply suffering from mental disease. However a careful study of the Bible reveals Continue reading →