of the Occult Invasion
3. Spiritism: An End-Time Menace
Matthew 24:24 warns that “great signs and wonders” would evince the End-Times.
Matthew 24:24 — For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Certainly demon activity now abounds. New Age magazines and books, as well as a myriad of other movements, are pushing spiritism and the occult. Even scientists are fascinated with it. Several examples emphasize the imperceptible dangers of our day.
The Ouija Board
The Ouija Board is not a harmless game. By 1967 the
Ouija Board had taken the place of Monopoly as America’s favorite board game. Few realize that it could be the entrance into the dark world of demon activity.
Rev. Donald Page, a well-known clairvoyant and exorcist of the Christian Spiritualist Church, reports that
most of his “possession” cases “are people who have used the
Ouija Board,” and that “this is one of the easiest and quickest ways to become possessed.”
[Man, Myth and Magic, number 73, after p. 2060.] In Confessions of a Psychic (1971), Susy Smith claimed that using the
Ouija Board caused her to become mentally disturbed. In
Thirty Years Among the Dead (1924), American psychiatrist Dr. Carl Wickland claimed that using the
Ouija Board “resulted in such wild insanity that commitment to asylums was necessitated.”
The Ouija Board is a board with the numbers 0 through 9, the letters of the alphabet, the words “yes” or “no” at
opposite corners, and “goodbye” at the bottom. The operator places their fingers lightly on a heart shaped indicator and spells out questions. Then the indicator slides over the board and spells out a message.
For some the
Ouija Board has only been a parlor game. For many it has been more.
Colliers Encyclopedia discusses the
Ouija Board under the heading “Fortune Telling and Divinations.” Parker Brothers, the leading manufacturer, observed “that those who enjoyed using it are often interested in the occult.” The writer knows intimately two persons who by placing their fingers on the indicator were led right into the dark world of spiritism.
An Aunt of the writer, in her pre-Christian youth, went from fascination with the
Ouija Board to domination by “the fallen angels.” At her request she could have spirits move chairs and tables around the room. The other was a Christian friend who made a bitter mistake. While her children were playing with the
Ouija Board, without prompting or request it spelled out “Mom.” “Mom” foolishly responded. Before she fully realized what was happening, this Christian Mother became demon possessed.
Soon she no longer had to place her fingers on the indicator and spell out requests. She just thought of requests and the demons responded. But soon the demons began to make requests of their own. Her life became a tormented wreck. The only thing that helped was when she got down on her knees and prayed. It was a daily struggle because the demons tried to prevent her from kneeling in prayer. But God rewarded her determination. By the Lord’s grace, she won the struggle and became demon free.
Mediums Talking with the Dead
More than 3,000 fans packed San Francisco’s Masonic Auditorium. Many had driven for hundreds of miles to see their idol. John Edwards is America’s most famous medium. His nightly television show
“Crossing Over” is a staple of the Sci-Fi channel’s prime time programming. Every night, more than 600,000 American households watch Edwards and his “guests” (“spirits”) minister to loved ones left behind.
Edwards’ autobiography made the best seller’s list. His live appearances, like the one at the Masonic Auditorium, are sellouts. There is a two-year waiting list for future appearances. Edwards isn’t the only medium doing a brisk business. Belief in mediums and spiritism has grown markedly in the past decade.
Half of all Americans believe that it is possible to communicate with the dead.
One-third claim to have done so.
Transcendental Meditation or
TM is highly recommended by holistic healing, nutritionists, and phrenologists as the solution to many ills. Yet,
TM itself is unquestionably part of the occult. Some ex-TM-ers, after becoming involved in
TM, were invaded by demons or suddenly found themselves “pulled out of their bodies” up on the ceiling looking down upon themselves. Former
TM instructor R. D. Scott tells of numerous terrifying occult episodes among Meditators
(TM counselors) during training courses under Maharishi Nahesh Yogi,
“[Meditators] thrown across the room...visions of floating green eyes...preachers of light floating about the
puja table [during initiation ceremonies] as well as demons entering Meditators’ mouths and possessing them...or fearful processions of other worldly creatures appearing suddenly and seen by many witnesses.”
If some TM counselors had these demonic experiences, would you trust their
Scientists, under the guise of quantum physics, are inviting psychics to conduct experiments with what they pan off as “mind
science.” They readily admit they do not understand it. The mind submits itself to influences outside the brain and under these influences the individual can see the exact details of buildings, complexes, or activities at a site any distance away. The CIA and US army intelligence are very involved with Remote Viewing. So are the intelligence services of other nations. What proves this is not pure science is that admittedly some army officers became “demon possessed.” Remote Viewers claimed to have discovered Martians hiding on earth. Some claim to describe details on Mars. They tell us a few hundred thousand Martians on Mars are coming here on a flotilla.
Most Bible believing Christians agree that spiritism is an interesting sign of the End Times.
Many would agree that demon activity is rampant in the world, but feel that certainly those in the churches are protected.
Beware!!! Some big-name Bible believing Christian psychologists and evangelical leaders are introducing concepts that, at the least, border on the occult. Unfortunately, the occult has invaded the churches.