Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween: Part II

Ghouls dangling in the wind. 
Spider-festooned cobwebs covering the walls and ceilings. Leering masks, covered in fake blood and guts hanging beside princess fairy costumes... Have you stumbled into a psychotic killer’s lair? 
No, just your average trip to your local grocery store during Halloween! 
An increasingly popular holiday, Halloween is far from an uplifting and moral holiday. It is an ancient tradition that goes back to the druids, full of evil and Satanic worship. Demons gain power during this time of year as death and terror are sold in stores, theaters and haunted mansions all across the country.
A genre that is becoming increasingly popular, supernatural-themed movies have raked in billions of consumer dollars in the movie theaters. This year, several occult-themed movies have been released just in time for the Devil’s favorite holiday. The Ouija Movie and Annabelle are just a few of the movies that you can take your child to see to have the crap scared out of you and them. As warriors in spiritual warfare and deliverance, Tess, Savannah and I have a unique perspective. Because of our experience with the real supernatural, we view things like books, movies, TV shows, and games through what we know of the dark side of the supernatural.                                          

Demons are real, and very evil. They feed off humanity and they look for ways to get into people’s lives. One way that the devil can gain a legal right to attack you is through terror and fear. And movies like, The Ouija Movie and Annabelle are just the type of fodder that Satan needs. 

The Ouija Movie is the story of what happens to some clueless teenagers when they mess around with Ouija Boards. While the movie might have taken the concept to the extreme, people really do communicate with “spirits” when they use Ouija Boards, they just don't realize that the “spirits” are demons. If you use a Ouija Board, you are opening yourself up to demonic forces and the movie should be viewed as a cautionary tale. Maybe it’s not so far out there after all.
Annabelle is the story of a harmless-looking doll that brings terror and death to an expectant couple. They purchase the doll and bring it home, and things just go downhill from there. Sometimes people’s homes are haunted by demonic forces and oftentimes the demons are linked to specific objects. Annabelle, while terrifying, does get a couple of things right.
A tip from the exorcists: stay away from these movies and ones like it. 
You don’t want to put those ideas into your mind, and if you are a fearful person, this can open up the door to demonic possession. These movies also have nuggets of truth to them, and they are dangerous. Lastly, nothing about these movies is glorifying to God. There is no higher purpose or lesson to be learned here, it is just terror for terror’s sake. 
Stay safe this Halloween and watch out for ways that the devil can exploit this evil holiday.

In Christ,
The Teenage Exorcists

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween: Part I

God's Stance on Celebrating Evil:
Scriptures from The Holy Bible

Ephesians 5:11 
New International Version (NIV)
"Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them."

3 John 1:11 (NIV)
"Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. 
Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God."

Ephesians 6:12 (NIV)
"For 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."
A Brief History:
While some consider October 31st to be a fun, family friendly holiday of costumes and candy, few are aware of its darker origins. Many pass off the history of Halloween as some well-intentioned village celebration of fall and the harvest, not realizing its dark spiritual legacy. The term “Halloween” is derived from the celebration of All Hollow’s Eve, an event referencing an ancient Druidic festival dedicated to the dead. This event was titled Samhain, and it was believed that on this night the spirits of the dead were free to wander among the living. This was accompanied by sacrifices and other ceremonies to honor the wandering spirits, who were thought to be accompanied by all manner of mythical creatures...

The Druids delved into very dark occult practices, including human sacrifice, and other highly demonic activities. Many cases of exorcism that we have dealt with trace ancient curses back to druidic ceremonies. Any holiday that commemorates their practices is no laughing matter. Many modern Christians have embraced the celebration of Halloween, justifying their behavior with the classic claim, “well, I don’t really believe in it, and it’s all just fun and games!” While that may very well be true, the entire premise of Halloween is rooted in a highly demonic historical event that should not be affirmed by the Body of Christ. Not to mention, the fact that this type of ideology makes light of demons, possession, magic, and witchcraft, which are very real and very dangerous issues that are rampant in the modern age.   

Now that you are aware of the ancient evil that lurks at the root of this "holiday", 
be on guard as we approach Halloween!
Check out our next blog to see how the ancient history of All Hallows Eve is being reinforced in today's media! 

In Christ, 
The Teenage Exorcists