“Your Inner God”? Why Yoga Should Be Compared To Drinking Bleach

Many believe they can practice yoga postures, breathing, and focusing techniques, and call it “just exercise“, but what most Christians don’t realize is that yoga can completely distroy your relationship with God, over time.  You cannot just sip just a bit of bleach every day and have it not effect your overall health.

What many may not know about Yoga, is it is an inherent part of the Hindu religion which teaches specific concepts, and deliberate acts which engage the person to become closer to the spirit of the Hindu faith.

In America we view Yoga as a fitness activity, something more enjoyable than running laps, push ups or weight training.  It is deemed as a “feel good” exercise which is trendy, youthful, sexy and provocative.  We see it promoted in almost every Hollywood movie as something that is “in-style”  More than ever we are seeing “Christian Yoga” promoted.  Is Yoga Christian?

Nine Out Of Ten Hindus agree “Yoga IS Hinduism” 

We are told, “Yoga is just exercise,” or “Yoga is a science. It is not religion.” But what do Hindus and true yogis say? TIME magazine featured a quote from Subhas Tiwari, a professor of yoga philosophy and meditation at the Hindu University of America in Orlando, Fla.:

Yoga is Hinduism,” said Professor Tiwari of the Hindu University of America.  You may read the full article from the Sept. 5, 2005 issue at: “Stretching for Jesus” – TIME Magazine.

“Efforts to separate yoga from its spiritual center reveal ignorance of the goal of yoga.” (HinduismToday.com – 9/1-3/09).

So in otherwords, to think that you can seperate the exercises of Yoga and what it was really designed for, you then are IGNORANT of the deep spiritual concepts of this act.

“The ‘Soul’ purpose of the asanas (yoga poses) is to create a healthy body, calm mind and emotions in order to enter the spirit realms.” Swami Param tells Yoga cannot be separated from its religious elements – Coast News (March 2013)

Is there more to yoga than you have been taught?

Three Key Principles Taught By Yoga You Simply Cannot Escape:

Yoga has been marketed in the West as being a way of offering solutions for stress reduction, concentration problems, and issues of self confidence.  Is there anything more than that?

1. Postures- In an article Should Christians Do YogaLaurette Willis admitted that “These are postures that are offered to the 330 million  Hindu gods. Yoga postures really are; they are offerings to the gods. “

“Many Westerners who practice yoga today are unaware that the physical positions assumed in yoga symbolize a spiritual act: worshiping one of the many Hindu gods,” Dr. Alexander said. “To a Hindu, yoga is the outward physical expression of a deep spiritual belief. You cannot separate one from the other.”George P. Alexander, Ph.D., who taught World Religions at Biola University

The opening of a Yoga class tells you everthing…….

Do you know what “Namaste” means?  This word is repeated by the group at the beginning of many Yoga sessions.  It means- “I bow to the divine in you.”

Guess who is “The Lord of Yoga”? This Hindu idol (god/demon) is only 1 of the 330 million Hindu gods.  This “Lord of Yoga” is also known as “Shiva, The Destroyer” and “The god of Death.”  Yoga is motivated by a spirit that inspires self-deification, with a promise of reincarnation.

Yoga Hinduism promotes Satan’s lie in the idea of reincarnation which says man passes through endless cycles of birth and death for eternal improvement. Hebrews 9:27 teaches, “it is appointed for men to die ONCE and after this comes judgment.”

What did Satan say again?

And the serpent said unto the woman, ‘You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil” (Genesis 3:4-5).

2.  Yoga teaches something they call pranayama breathing. Prana is the Hindu word for life force.  This same concept “chi” is taught in martial arts.  These concepts are taught to “yoke” or in other words “to become one” with the underpinning Hindu practices.

3.  Yoga teaches the concept of emptying  the mind, which is contradictory to what Christianity teaches. “We are transformed by the renewing of our minds”, not emptying it.

If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, would YOU want a devout Hindu, or a New Ager, or a person possessed by a spirit of divination to teach you?

Meditation is a spiritual discipline designed to open “sense organs” known as “chakras” (psychic centres) to allow intrusion by outside forces, understood in Hinduism to be “power”, “energy”, “healing”, “deities”, “divinity”, etc., to take over.

What about Psalm 1?

Psalms 1   “How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night

There is a difference between contemplating the scriptures, and emptying ones mind.  The one allows you complete control, and the other is the opposite.

Our Father wants us to  review, reflect, think and analyze.  Yoga teaches the process of repeating the same phrase or calling on a power or deity, over and over and over.  Repeating the same phrase over and over is not thinking, but rather going into a trance.

Classical yoga is intended to put one into an altered state of consciousness.  The chanting and the customary relaxation period at the end of a yoga session has an agenda.  “Before becoming a Christian, I remember numerous instances of “traveling outside my body” during yoga relaxation periods”- The Dangers of Yoga (and what about Tai Chi?)

It is widely known in the occult that these practices CALL the spirits to come into the body.  In the occult, they WANT to be possessed by spirits.  Yoga also guides people into astral travel, which is where people actually leave their bodies, a practice well known in the occult.

The Bible tells us that tapping into the source of “fallen angels” is dangerous.  We are told that these “fallen spirits” liars, destroyers, murderers, deceivers and seducers.  Is this the company you want to keep?

Again,……. if you are a follower of Jesus Christ, would YOU want a devout Hindu, or a New Ager, or a person possessed by a spirit of divination to teach you?

Engaging in chanting is an open invitation for the demonic spirits to have fellowship with you.  You are opening the door, and inviting them to come into your life.

The Wilderness Account – An Account Every Christian NEEDS To Contemplate

Many Christians I suppose will be furious reading this, because they have convinced themselves, these things are ok to participate in.  The points above should be warning bells, red flags and very obvious to all that Yoga is just as abominable as being a Christian and having your  tarot cards, or tea leaves read.  The two are the same.

Do you remember the testimony of Moses when he received the 10 commandments, only to come down off the mountain and find the children of God worshipping the Golden calf?

Ezekiel 20:8 tells us that Israelites did not “forsake the idols of Egypt” when they exited.  So when they made the golden calf or young bull, they made it as a symbol of the God of Israel.  The Israelites lived in     Egypt for 430 years, so they naturally picked up the Egyptian ways of worship.

One interesting point in Exodus 32 is where it says “Tomorrow is a feast to the Lord” (Ex 32:5) 

We see that the worship of the golden calf was not a conscious rejection of the Yahweh, but rather the children of Israel probably thought that they could give honor to the LORD through the golden calf.

I ASK YOU- What was Our Fathers response to them creating the golden statue they identified as “thy elohim, O Israel”?

Ex 32:7 -“And the Lord said to Moses, “Go, get down! For your people whom you brought out of the land of Egypt have corrupted themselves.”

Ex 32:10  10 Now therefore, let Me alone, that My wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them. And I will make of you a great nation.”

We read that He was Furious!!!  So angered that He was going to make a new start out of Moses.

I have noticed a connection with our Father greatly protecting his holidays known only to Him.  Read more about them in this straight-forward article.  Pay really close attention in the word when it comes to discussing “new moons, sabbaths, feast and feativals” in the bible.  It was just the other day when I came across Isaiah 1:13, and 14.  It is so clear that these people “honored Him with their lips, while their hearts were far away from him” Isa 29:13

Back to passage Isa 1:14- “Your new moons and your appointed feasts My soul hates:they are a trouble unto Me;I am weary to bear them”  The Hebrew word for “weary” is “la’ah” which means disgusted, grieved and loathe.

So here we have an instance where the children BORROWED some of the Egyptian rituals and incorportated them into Yahwehs festivals.  We are told how to celebrate Yahweh’s festivals, and they are rather simplistic.

What upset our Father to the point where HE was going to wipe them out and start with a fresh group of people to go into the promise land?

They borrowed elements of a pagan ritual, and made it apart of the celebration to Yahweh.

Let me ask you?

Is it Easter or Passover?

Is it Christmas, or Feast of Tabernacles”

Perhaps you have never come across this information before, so here is your chance to review it for the first time.

This is what the ALMIGHTY says: “Do not learn the ways of the nations ……….3 For the customs of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. 4 They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter.”

Here we are told again TO remove ourselves from the pagan ways.  Yet, so many people bring a tree into their house, adorn it, and celebrate “Christmas”, which in fact is a pagan holiday.

Maybe you are one of those Christians who say “BUT, BUT, BUT it doesn’t matter, I am doing it for The Lord

Then maybe you need to carefully review our Father’s reaction to the children and the Golden Calf, for after all, they were doing it “For the Lord

Scriptures To Ponder:

2 Corinthians 6:17 – 14 “Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion has light with darkness? 15And what concord has Christ with Belial? or what part has he that believes with an infidel? 16And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? for you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17Why come out from among them, and be you separate, said the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. 18And will be a Father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, said the Lord Almighty”

Isaiah 52:11 Depart you, depart you, go you out from there, touch no unclean thing; go you out of the middle of her; be you clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD.

Revelation 18:4- And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues.

Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners…

Exodus 20:4–5, “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven  above, or that is in the earth beneath,  or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God”

There is only ONE God- You cannot choose both the devil and Our Father- Choose TODAY to Follow wholeheartedly after our Father and no other. 

DVD’s On Yoga And Meditation- A Christian Warning To Run From These Practices

YOGA UNCOLIED: From East To West DVD- on Amazon

Wide Is The Gate DVD- Look At This Preview on Youtube

Additional Articles:

Monday’s Mass Hypnosis of America– Pastor Rick Warren launched a mass hypnotise on his show.

Can a Pagan Practice Be “Christianized?” By Marsha West

Dangerous Meditations By Douglas Groothuis

Yoga Theory and Practice: Separable? — Part 1 by Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Weldon

Christian Yoga Sweeps the US—BBC News

Yoga Stretches Traditional Christian Boundaries By Alexandra Alter

Christian meditation, yoga unite on DVD By Mary Jacobs

Christoga trailer – Westlake Entertainment

The Worldview and Practices of the Occult – Part 2 by Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Weldon

Mantra Meditation By Ray Yungen

Many experts in Yoga have stepped forward and proclaimed that that you cannot remove the spiritual elements from yoga, even if you don’t recognize them.

These statements leave many people confused, because they only experience the physical stretching exercises and not the spiritual aspects. Lets explain this point a little bit further.

Although you cannot see the air that you breath, it does not mean the air does not exist. When a person dabbles with witchcraft, they may not experience anything, but spiritual aspects or light switches get turned on WHETHER they KNOW it or NOT.

Is yoga dangerous? Below we have compiled some of the best videos FROM experts that present alternative theories that yoga is a gateway for demons to enter into your life, and that it is not just an exercise. Please keep an open mind while you read this:

1. The yoga or meditation pose are deliberately meant to experience higher states of consciousness specifically within Hinduism to a line ones self to experiencing.

The goal of yoga is described as entering the world of Brahma, as Brahman, (a false God, or demon) that pervades all things Bowing down to these Gods, are the ultimate goal of the yoga process, where the goal is to enjoy an eternal relationship with Vishnu who is (Supreme God in the tradition of Hinduism)

2. In yoga they do what they call pranayama breathing. Prana is the Hindu word for life force, the same concept as the word chi in some martial arts. Yoga breathing attempts to manipulate that life energy. Paul said in Ephesians 2:2, that Satan is the prince of the power of the air. We are not talking about oxygen.

3. A third area of concern in yoga is the concept of emptying the mind. When we empty the mind, we give place for the Devil to do with it as he wants. In Christian prayer, we never empty the mind. We are fully aware of what is going around us, and we formulate what we wish to discuss. Emptying the mind is completely contradictory to what Christianity teaches. The Bible says “We are transformed by the renewing of our minds, not the emptying.”

Yoga also guides people into astral travel, which is where people actually leave their bodies, which is also witch craft.

Christian yoga is an oxymoron. It is like saying someone is a Christian Buddhist or a Christian Hindu. How can someone be both a Christian and a Hindu? It makes no sense what so ever. The sad reality is that movies and tv shows highlight the “coolness” of Yoga, making people think it is the hot thing to do in our times.

The truth is that you can’t take yoga out of Hinduism and you can’t take the Hinduism out of yoga is the constant theme of many experts opinions.

Back to the main question we started with. Who are we yoking with when we participate in Yoga? “Yoga” is literally a Sanskrit word that means to yoke with Brahman, or Vishnu.

The mantras that yoga instructors have their followers chant are actually the names of Hindu gods, Did you know? In fact, many of the practices of yoga are specifically designed to call forth Hindu deities. In other words, as a Christian, you are calling out to demons to come forth.

One caller in the series Christian Yoga Satans Playground Part 1– calls into the show in the topic of Yoga telling her experience of seeing a demon out of the corner of her eye as she started practicing Yoga.

In addition, some people complain of having serious physical problems when they start dabbling with Yoga. Christian Yoga Satans Playground Part 2– Is there more to the positions of yoga?

The following video is of a “proclaimed Christian speaker” who has obviously dabbled in the occult. This is what possession looks like. I would NOT suggest you listen to what she is saying when you view the video, but understand that when you dabble with the occult, over time you loose control of your body. You can see that her head is turning from side to side at high speeds. She is actually outwardly projecting the word NO!

One mans tells his testimony of playing with a ouiji board. At first it was innocent, and then he started experiencing he was able to control those around him, sort of like some people who practice yoga testify they begin to have supernatural intuitions. In this mans testimony, he started loosing control of his voice. He was not able to control himself from shouting swear words in supermarkets. He lost control over his very will, because he dabbled in the occult. At first, it may seem innocent, but one has to wonder, why the majority of people who practice yoga get interested in the occult? As you can see in the above video Stacey Campbell is possessed. The rest of the following clips show automatic yogic movements induced by Kundalini power, which is demon possession.

In the following video you will see an example of a church which is totally demonized. It is much like hypnotism. Have you ever attended the state fair or a stampede where they have people who go up on a stage and get hypnotized? What they are actually doing is allowing demon spirits enter into their body which take on what they are told to act like. This is why you see incredibly accurate sounds of donkeys, or cattle, or birds. These people who then participated in the hypnotism then walk away with a handful of demons and life long problems unless they get saved by Christ Jesus, and have them cast out. In this video, you can see the people in the video rolling on the floor, act much the same as those who are demon possessed in Africa who give their lives to demons. WHEN you participate in these practices, meaning YOU decide to participate in them, you get the demons whether you KNOW it or NOT.

Bill Schnoebelen, (How Jesus Sets Captives Free) and Rebecca Brown (Prepare For War) ARE both born again Christians today but give their testimony where in the past they had served Satan before seeing the truth of Christ. Today they are set free and are able to teach spiritual warfare from the bible from a unique perspective. The one thing that convinced them was the almighty power of God compared to Satan whom they served. It is interesting they both testify that one name above all names, Jesus or the Hebrew word for Jesus- Yeshua is able to cast out demons simply by asking. One must be filled with the HOLY spirit, because as it says in the scriptures, demons will come back and see if they can re-enter the body

Matthew 12:45- 45 Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first.

It has been proven that a large amount of people who start with yoga get sucked into Hinduism and the New Age religion and occults when they get involved in Yoga. The reality is that yoga and Christianity are completely opposed to each other.

Caryl Matrisciana is a well-known expert on ancient and modern world religions, contemporary cults, paganism and the occult. Caryl Productions released Yoga Uncoiled: From East to West updating their video on Gods of the New Age which traces the New Ageism that we see today which stems from India.

Hinduism’s Yoga is experiencing a worldwide popularity which is marketed as a fitness program. Its so-called physical benefits cannot be separated from its basic Hindu philosophy which teaches man and nature are one with divinity. Yoga is now become mainstream in the church through “Christ-centered yoga classes” designed to help improve spirituality and “experience” or connect to the so-called “presence of God”. But is yoga’s mysticism compatible with historic Christianity?

Caryl Matrisciana was born in India, and reveals the truth about YOGA bring forth India’s leading experts on Yoga Uncoiled examines what Christian Yoga practitioners in the West are saying about their Yoga participation and eastern meditative practices.

So as Christians, why would we want to be yoked with false Gods, or (Demons?)

YOGA UNCOILED: From East to West- Part 1 – A look into the practice of Yoga in the Church

YOGA UNCOILED: From East to West- Part 2 – A look into the practice of Yoga in the Church

Caryl Matrisciana on Eastern Mysticism- Caryl describes eastern mysticism and how it was re-packaged in western culture as the new age…

Gods of the New Age Part 1 of 13 by Caryl Matrisciana

Gods of the New Age Part 2 of 13 by Caryl Matrisciana

Gods of the New Age Part 3 of 13 by Caryl Matrisciana

Gods of the New Age Part 4 of 13 by Caryl Matrisciana

Gods of the New Age Part 5 of 13 by Caryl Matrisciana

Gods of the New Age Part 6 of 13 by Caryl Matrisciana

Gods of the New Age Part 7 of 13 by Caryl Matrisciana

Gods of the New Age Part 8 of 13 by Caryl Matrisciana

Gods of the New Age Part 9 of 13 by Caryl Matrisciana

Gods of the New Age Part 10 of 13 by Caryl Matrisciana

Gods of the New Age Part 11 of 13 by Caryl Matrisciana

Gods of the New Age Part 12 of 13 by Caryl Matrisciana

Gods of the New Age Part 13 of 13 by Caryl Matrisciana

This University Teacher in Yoga apologizes to over 400 of his students for leading them the wrong way. After learning the truth of Christianity, he stopped teaching at the universities.

Exposing Satins Power – Yoga – One girl gets posessessed by a snake like creature after practicing Yoga

Is Yoga Christian? By Dave Hunt. Below is his book on the Dangers of Yoga

Yoga and the Body of Christ: What Position Should Christians Hold? By Dave Hunt. Promising to bring peace, healing, and wholeness (even prosperity!) to its practitioners, readers will be shocked to discover that yoga is, in fact, based on the worship of (and prepares participants for supernatural connection with) unholy spirits that manifest in extraordinary and dangerous ways. The author-an avid promoter of biblically based physical, mental, and spiritual wholeness-distinguishes pure truth from popular belief in this revealing expose. Every Christian should be informed of the true origins and effects of the practice of yoga and its ungodly roots in Kundalini energy-which, literally defined, means an awakening of the “Serpent Power.”

Pat Robertson IS NOT down with Yoga- Robertson thinks it is praying to Hindu Gods and therefore should not be practiced by Christians.

The Church Has Been Seduced With The Teachings Of The Occult

I came across an older Youtube video of Dave Hunt and Johanna Michaelsen discussing the spirits behind the New Age Movement. The video seems to date back to about the 1970’s or 80’s. The most intriguing aspect of the tv program is the same problem that the church faced back then, are the EXACT same problems that we face today, and will face at an ever growing pace in the coming years.

The New Age, and Occult concepts seem to be ever embraced by the public and somehow brought into the church. In the past couple years we have seen Hinduism through yoga take a seat in the house of God. Yoga has been popularized today by the public and now we even see “Christian Yoga”. Christians are so far removed from the scriptures, that they cannot seem to know what is not of the Lord.

Hollywood has carried these New Age concepts on to the big screen, which are then brought into the homes and further embraced, as the seeds of thought are planted into the public at large. In the movie “He’s Just Not That Into You” Scarlett Johansson plays a Yoga instructor with actor Bradley Cooper. Here we see Yoga promoted as being super sexy, hot, youthful and trendy.

Here are just a few other Hollywood hits showing off Yoga…..

“Forgetting Sarah Marshall” with Kristen Bell,
“Couples Retreat” with Kristen Bell and Jason Bateman,
“27 Dresses” with Katherine Heigl
“Next Best Thing” with Madonna & Rupert Everett
“Someone Like You” with Hugh Jackman & Ashley Judd
“Eat, Pray Love” with Julia Roberts

Just to give you an idea of the sheer size of movies promoting witchcraft…….

Wicked (2014), Witches Playground (2012), Dark Shadows (2012),Three Nights of Halloween (2013), The Witches (?), Wicked (?), Troll (2014), Shadowland 3D (?), The Seventh Son (2013), Man-Witch (????), Lords of Magic (2013), The Last Witch Hunter (2014),Bell Witch (????),Bell Book and Candle (????),Abigail’s Giant (????), Beautiful Creatures (2013), Hansel & Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft (2013), WAR WITCH Movie Trailer (2013)
Beastly (2011), The Summoning (2011), Season of the Witch (2011), Witch of the Fall (2011),
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2010), Soul Boy (2010), Wake the Witch (2010), Witchville (2010)
Open Graves (2009), Race to Witch Mountain (2009), Reiki (2009), The Scar Crow (2009), The Experimental Witch (2009), The Good Witch’s Garden (2009), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), Haunting of Winchester House (2009), Witchmaster General (2009), Witchmaster General (2009)
Children of Congo: From War to Witches (2008), Conjurer (2008), The Good Witch (2008), The Legend of Bloody Mary (2008),Witches’ Night (2008)
Bell Witch: The Movie (2007), Golden Compass (2007), The Cry (2007), Epic Movie (2007), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), La Terza Madre (The Mother of Tears) (2007), Skin Crawl (2007), Tweeny Witches: The Adventures (2007), Unholy (2007), Witches’ Night (2007)
Ancient Mysteries: Witches (2006) A&E TV, Charmed (1998-2006) TV, The Covenant (2006), Magical Witch Punie-Chan (2006), Return to Halloweentown (2006), Penelope (2006), Tales from Earthsea (2006), Teeny-Tiny and the Witch-Woman (2006), Witchblade (2006), The Witching Hour (2006), The Woods (2006),The Witches Hammer (2006), The Tooth Fairy (2006)
An American Haunting (2005), Beowulf and Grendel (2005), Bewitched (2005), The Brothers Grimm (2005), Four Rooms (2005), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Sima the Witch (2005), Twitches (2005), Venom (2005), Witch’s Sabbath (2005)
Bell Witch Haunting (2004), Tweeny Witches: Vol. 1: Arusu in Wonderland (2004), Tweeny Witches: Vol. 2: Through the Looking Glass (2004), Tweeny Witches: Vol. 3: What Arusu Found There (2004), Witches of the Caribbean (2004), Tea Society of a Witch (2004), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Howl’s Moving Castle (2004), Lily the Witch (2004), Night Watch (2004), Nurse Witch Komugi (2004), Witch Board (2004)
Darkness Falls (2003), Hallow’s End (2003), The Witch Affair (2003)
The Black Witch Project (2002), The Coven (2002), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Makdee (The Web of the Witch) (2002), Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996-2002) TV,Salem Witch Trials (2002), Witch Hunter Robin (2002)
The Blair Thumb (2001), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001), Just Visiting (2001),
The Blair Witch Project (1999), Witchhouse (1999)
Ghosts and Witches of Olde England (2001), Secrets of the Dead: Witches Curse (2001), Witchouse 3: Demon Fire/Hell Asylum (2001)
The Bogus Witch Project (2000), Da Hip Hop Witch (2000), The Tony Blair Witch Project (2000), Witchcraft: The Story of Witchcraft Throughout the Ages (2000), Witchouse 2: Blood Coven (2000)
The Craft (1996), The Crucible (1996), Curse of the Blair Witch (1999), Hansel and Gretel (1987), The Haunting of Morella (1990), Hocus Pocus (1993), Immortal Sins (1991), I’ve Been Waiting For You (1998), Supergirl (1984),Superstition (1982), Little Witch (1999),The Pit and the Pendulum (1991), Practical Magic (1998), Spellbinder (1988), A Simple Wish (1997), Teen Witch (1989), The Worst Witch (1986), The Worst Witch: A Mean Halloween (1998), The Worst Witch: Battle of the Broomsticks (1998), The Worst Witch: Miss Cackle’s Birthday Surprise (1998), The Worst Witch: Old Hats and New Brooms (1998), The Worst Witch: Sorcery and Chips (1999), The Worst Witch: Up in the Air (1998), Witches in Stitches (1997),Witch from Nepal (1985), Witch Hunter (1997),The Witches (1990), Witchcraft II: The Temptress (1990), Witchery (1988), Witchboard (1986), Witchboard II: The Devil’s Doorway (1993), Witchboard III: The Possession (1995), Witchcraft (1964), Witchcraft (1988), Veerana (1988), Trance (1998), The Touch of Satan (1971), Troll (1986), Wicked Stepmother (1989), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), Un Amour de Sorciere (1997)

This list doesn’t compile anything past the 80’s, and doesn’t even touch on the newest fad, Zombies, UFO’s, and Werewolves such as , Twilight, New Moon, The Devil and Eclipse. Television shows like ‘Being Human,’ ‘The Gates,’ ‘Underworld,’ ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘True Blood,’ have got the public’s attention at large due largely to the romance topics.

Back in the 60’s the perception of the witch was rather “witty”. A witch was largely viewed around the concepts of the suburban domestic housewife- her day, her struggles.

In the 1990s, we saw a change, where witchcraft seemed to take on more of a serious tone. Hollywood at this point introduced more realistic witchcraft elements and rituals onto the movie screen. At the same time, they also toned this down with television shows like Charmed (1998) and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), making light on the “good side” of witchcraft.

The previews for “Beautiful Creatures”, is yet another film based around romance, which is what made “Twilight” so famous.

Every Christian Needs To Keep In Mind…..

1. Christians Should Be RUNNING From This Material.

Murder, sorcery, ghosts,blood sacrifice, body mutilation, violence, revenge, death, bodily and demonic possession, divination, witchcraft, evil charms, consulting with familiar spirits, magic, hexes and curses, wizardry, necromancy, spell casting, and new age doctrine.

These are only a few of the dark satanic themes communicated in the popular movies of today, yet many Christians don’t consider any of this material off limits.

Doesn’t Deuteronomy 7:26; tell us it is an abomination to bring it into our houses?

According to God’s word, books or movies with occult themes are an accursed thing in God’s eyes, and will bring a curse on those who bring them into their homes. You may be thinking “these books or movies are only stories”.

Witchcraft is one of the sins that will keep a person from inheriting the kingdom of God (Galatians 5:19-21), if not repented of and stopped.

Here is what real children are saying about Harry Potter:

I want to be a real live witch like Harry. I wish my parents were dead so I could go to Hogwarts school too” Emma McGonagall, age 9

“I love Harry Potter books. They get you hooked. I want to be just like Lord Voldermort and kill all muggles!” [The name for Christians and other non-magical people in Potter books] Ginny Lupin, age 6

“Before I read Potter I used to go to Church every Sunday. Now I realize Jesus isn’t my true savoir, it is Harry Potter! I want to drink Unicorn’s blood and rape a cat!” Remus Fletcher, age 11

2. Christians Who Entertain This Material Also Should Consider Themselves Participating In The Darkness.

The Bible teaches that we should have no pleasure in evil things (see Romans 1:29-32). These verses boldly proclaim that taking pleasure in Satan’s devices is just as bad as actually doing them!

3. Fantasy Turns To Reality As Occult Films Now Incorporate Real Satanic Rituals-

We are seeing actual spells be acted out in these films, and when you watch them, you too are participating in them.

5. Films Do Represent Reality

If we love God, we are to “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness”

(Ephesians 5:11). Instead, think on pure things: “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things” (Philippians 4:8).

What should a Christian do about the occult?

Do not, do not, do not read occult materials, websites, or similar occult sources. Find in your Christian bookstore or church library books written by Christians pertaining to the occult.

Many of these authors were previously in the occult and witchcraft and, now saved, they can recognize and point out ideas, values, and symbols that Christians should stay away from.

More Links

– A Former Witch Gives An Urgent Message Over The Harry Potter Books- Last Trumpet Ministries

Harry Potter is Evil- Jesus Is Savior

-Why Should Christians be concerned about the Occult?- Informed Christians

-Learn To Discern Good From Evil- News With Views

When the Devil Dares: Teenagers and Satanism By Bob and Gretchen Passantino

What is a Forbidden Practice? -By Kathy A. Smith. Definitions to nine forbidden practices listed in Deuteronomy 18.

Necromancy -Voices from Hellby Eric Barger and David Benoit. Chapter 10 from their new book – Entertaining Spirits Unaware: The End-Time Occult Invasion

-The Nine Forbidden Practices of the Occult – Eric Barger

-Christian Occultists- Warnings From Johanna Michaelsen on Youtube