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The rise of Witchcraft

Discussion in 'Traditional Theology' started by Athanasias, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. Athanasias

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    I have met 34 people in the past 5 years who have open-end doors to oppression and demonic infestation due to involvement in the occult. Some of these people I know very well and what happened to them is horrifying. Several of them had to have house exorcisms. All of them had to quit the occult and lead a sacramental life to have peace. Some who have had hexes put on them had to also get blessed or prayed over.

    Any Exorcist, demonologist ,or any one who has been through this can tell you wicca and witchcraft(or any occult activity including tarot cards, Ouija Boards, "Magik" ) is dangerous spiritually, psychologically, and physically. Spells are real. Whether a demon acts on one is up to him. Often he will but not always. Former Wizard Zachery King list several things to make a spell real in his experience. 1). Repetition, 2). Intention, 3). a demon must be present. Exorcist Fr . Chad Ripperger said demons are not under every rock but they are under every other rock andDemonic forces watch us and can trick a person easily.

    Folks this stuff is on the rise in our culture. Educate your kids please. I had one 6 grade girl whose parents bought her a ouija board for her Birthday. I had to tell her about the women who came into my store crying because she and her young son were frightened to death about the activity in her house due to the use of such board. She had to have a house exorcism.

    The Witches are Back


    In addition to this Zachery gives his story about the reality of "Magik" and the Power of our Blessed Mother and the sacramentals of the Church that Christians can use to fight this sort of thing.

     
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    Check out this thread :
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  3. hedrick

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    I'm skeptical that there's anything actually going on with these people. Unlike some, I think God is in charge of this world, not Satan. However it does appear that there's a rapid growth of people who report their religion as witchcraft of one sort of another.
     
  4. Oscarr

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    Any religion, even one which has a "Christian" badge, that controls, manipulates, or intimidates people, has a spirit of witchcraft. The Holy Spirit never does those things to people. It is that spirit of witchcraft that makes a religious organisation a non-Christian cult, even if it appears Christian in its advertising and talk.
     
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    I just listened to his testimony earlier.
     
  6. Athanasias

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    While I can understand the skepticism as its good to be prudent in these cases(Exorcist sure are) I cannot be anymore after what I have seen the past 5 years. God is ultimately in control but exorcist tell us God allows such things to happen for a few reasons. One of them being he allows a person to use their free will to do such things and allows the consequences to teach them a lesson on how dangerous such action is. In the case of the women who came into my store 5 years ago I know she personally had a house exorcism from our Bishop(an exorcist) but what was important was she woke up to the dangers in the occult and then strived for conversion to Christ and the Church. So God also uses these things to bring greater good(conversion) to souls.

    I had one gentlemen came in 1 year ago with his psychiatrist seeking for help. He was seeing full blown manifestations of black dragons in his apartment. I do not know what he did or was messing with but he made it apparaent after we talked that he may have done something innocently(him not having full knowledge) related to the occult. His psychiatrist told me this man was not delusional but could not explain what was happening. He was also a man of faith and we got him hooked up with a local priest. No exorcism needed for this one. He came back with his Dr. 3 months later into the store after having his house blessed and more importantly reforming his life and leading a sacramental life(confession and Eucharist). He said problems were resolved.
     
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  7. Messerve

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    Don't overlook the influence of astrology either. People who take astrology seriously often end up at places that do things like tarot card readings.

    Also, for those of us in the US we need to keep in mind that an influx of people from South America and Mexico also brings some people who dabble in the occult as a normal part of life. It's just part of the spiritual situation down there in a lot of areas (the Caribbean, too). I think an increase in this activity is to be expected.
     
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  8. Michael Collum

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    The main rise of witchcraft in society is not the traditional kind, most of it is all in people's heads, these people are then used as batteries or relay stations for the actual magicians.

    The internet and the nature of intent gathering at a point is instrumental in some of the stuff that is everywhere nowadays.

    The nature of it today is almost like a mirror of the church and it's unified structure, which is why traditional doctrines such as the trinity and how it applies to human to human interactions vs the occult application is all the more important, even now.
     
  9. Oscarr

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    What has been alarming in recent years is the invasion of paganism, witchcraft and the occult in areas of the church through "Christian" psychology, Hindu and Buddhist mind-control (positive thinking and confession), kundalini manifestations (uncontrolled shaking, falling down, laughing, public tongues speaking), self-improvement (Buddhist). Yoga has been adopted in many churches, and is practiced in most YMCA agencies.
     
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    Check out these Exorcisms :
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  11. Jonathan Walkerin

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    Maybe if you educate your kids not to believe in supernatural they will not get freaked out by Ouija boards.

    Do you have any case to link were people who did not believe in witches and dark magic claim they were spelled or possessed by demonic forces ?
     
  12. Jude1:3Contendforthefaith

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    It's Way Worse here in America with occult and secret societies, but it is just done covertly and secretly with death oaths while trying to appear and pretend to be dignified and respectable to the outside public but behind close doors working synergistically with demons and fallen angels making pacts for worldly power and money.

    The difference is that in other third world countries they are more blunt and out in open with it.

    Everythings "A Secret" here in America.
     
  13. Jonathan Walkerin

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    Also, most first world countries are no longer believe that old women in the woods doing things with bunnies and squirrels are the primary cause for their problems and should be burned at stake.
     
  14. Jude1:3Contendforthefaith

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    I saw a video a while ago that showed a witch in some African Country being beaten and then burned to death by the villagers for openly cursing a little child that later died.

    It was brutal. I think she had done stuff like that before and the villagers were furious.

    *Edit* It was actually a few people who were killed.
     
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    I mean if she did that then she deserved it
     
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    Well, you make a good point. I suppose it's the blunt and open side of it that we can expect to see get more common. But, that could be a good thing too because we know what to address more accurately.
     
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    Honestly, I think the secret stuff is worse because you have evil people and evil groups subverting and infiltrating Every Single Christian Sect. Every Single One.

    They use Subtle signs and symbols to communicate with each other and to mock Us true Christians in The Church.

    Let me describe for you A Worthless And A Wicked Man; first, He Is A Constant Liar; He "Signals" his True Intentions to His Friends With Eyes and Feet and Fingers.
    Proverbs 6:12-13




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  18. Jude1:3Contendforthefaith

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    • Athanasius of Alexandria - On The Incarnation Of The Word - 31 - (296-373 A.D.)
    "By The Sign Of The Cross All Magic Is Stopped, and All Witchcraft Brought To Nought, and all the idols are being deserted and left, and every unruly pleasure is checked, and every one is looking up from earth to heaven."


    • Athanasius of Alexandria - Life of St Anthony - par 78 (296-373 A.D.)
    But we by the mention of Christ crucified put all demons to flight, whom you fear as if they were gods. Where The Sign Of The Cross Is, Magic Is Weak And Witchcraft Has No Strength.



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  19. Tutorman

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    My Priest was telling us this at Mass on Sunday
     
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    Amen
     
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