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Man Murders Step-Daughters in Satanic Ritual!

Posted by Job on August 24, 2008

Court documents claim man killed step-daughters in Satanic ritual

Religion News Blog, Amsterdam, Netherlands Aug. 21, 2008 News Summary
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Man Accused of Killing Step-Daughters Appears in Court

A Sioux City man accused of killing his two step-daughters was in Woodbury County Court Wednesday for a hearing.

The defense requested Larry Harris‘ trial to be moved because of pretrail publicity. They’re also asking that the Satanic Bible not be emphasized during the trial. After the incident, Harris told Sioux City Police he had been “casting a spell that went bad.”

Harris’ attorneys say spells and witchcraft don’t necessarily equal satanism. In an affidavit presented by the defense, the High Priest of the Church of Satan says the crimes that Harris is accused of are in no way consistent with the teachings, beliefs or practices of his church.

– Source: Man Accused of Killing Step-Daughters Appears in Court, KPTH.com, USA, Aug. 21, 2008 — Summarized by Religion News Blog

It should be noted that witches do no believe in Satan. Witchcraft is often erroneously confused with Satanism. However, Witches and Wiccans do not believe that Satan exists, and thus they do not worship him.

Documents claim slayings were satanic

SIOUX CITY — Recent court filings shed new and disturbing light on what prosecutors and police call the ritual slaying of two girls in Sioux City. It’s information defense lawyers don’t want a jury to hear.

Prosecutors say 26-year-old Lawrence Douglas Harris Sr., who faces two counts of first-degree murder for allegedly killing his 8- and 10-year-old stepdaughters in January, was practicing satanism and carefully planned the killings as a part of a spell or ritual from “The Satanic Bible.” Harris owned a spell notebook, prosecutors say, that contained references to and drawings from “The Satanic Bible,” widely considered the founding document of the Church of Satan, “Necronomicom,” the so-called dangerous book of the dead invented by author H.P. Lovecraft and “Pagan Ways,” an introduction to Paganism.

Passages from “The Satanic Bible,” prosecutors say, are consistent with the injuries and cause of death of the two children.

Harris’ defense team, however, wants to stop prosecutors from referring to Satanism, the Church of Satan or the terms satanic, wiccan and paganism. Assistant public defenders Michael Williams and Bryan Goodman, in an Aug. 1 filing in district court, argue those terms aren’t relevant and could prejudice jurors.

“The prejudice against the religions and organizations is culled instantly by the names themselves,” defense attorneys wrote.

Assistant Woodbury County Attorney Mark Campbell filed a response a few days later saying the presentation of that evidence is critical to the state’s case against Harris and could prove he wasn’t insane at the time of the killings.
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The Woodbury County Attorney’s Office says in a response filed Aug. 7 that the evidence is necessary, alleging Harris was performing a spell or ritual from “The Satanic Bible” when the girls died.

They evidence of Harris’s belief in these texts is proof he wasn’t mentally ill or committing a psychotic act, but was conducting a spell or ritual.

“Passages from ‘The Satanic Bible’ are relevant evidence regarding the fact that it was the defendant who killed the children, since the killings appear to have been part of a ritual the defendant had planned,” prosecutors wrote.

Firefighters found the girls, 10-year-old Kendra Suing and 8-year-old Alysha Suing, stabbed and strangled in their bedrooms on Jan. 6. Authorities had been dispatched to the house at 1420 Nebraska St. for a fire in the basement.

Harris pleaded not guilty and has been incarcerated since his arrest. He currently is being held at the Woodbury County Jail in lieu of a $1 million bond.

Shortly after the girls’ deaths, police said Harris told them they had died during a spell that “had gone bad.”

According to the motion filed by prosecutors, one of the last spells in Harris’ spellbook was a from a chapter in “The Satanic Bible,” the Invocation Employed Toward the Conjuration of Destruction. In that two-page chapter, the invocation mentions slashing the victim and “rend that gaggling tongue and close his (her) throat, Oh Kali!”

Prosecutors say the girls’ injuries were consistent with writings contained in that chapter. They also say Harris told police he was possessed by Kali at the time of the killings.

Kali, the Hindu goddess of time and change, is often associated in popular culture with death and destruction. Images of the goddess often feature a garland of human heads.

Although “The Satanic Bible” has a chapter called One the Choice of Human Sacrifice, the book specifically prohibits killing children. Human sacrifices are to be made in the indirect sense, it says, through a curse or hex that “leads to the physical, mental or emotional destruction of the ’sacrifice’ in ways and means not attributable to the magician.”

Those worthy of being sacrificed, the book says, are those who have unjustly wronged, hurt or made trouble for the satanist: “In short, a person asking to be cursed by their very actions.”
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In addition to not being relevant to proving the prosecutors’ case against Harris, his defense attorneys wrote that not only would using words like Satanism and the other religious names unfairly influence the jury, but it could affect its view of relevant evidence.
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Defense attorneys also wrote that they want to ban use of satanic words or references, because they believe prosecutors also plan to use that evidence to suggest Harris was affiliated with the Church of Satan and is an evil person for that reason.
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The trial … is now scheduled for Oct. 14.

– Source: Documents claim slayings were satanic, Molly Montag, Sioux City Journal, USA, Aug. 17, 2008 — Summarized by Religion News Blog

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer versus Jesus Christ: Wicca Glorification In Media Reducing Female Church Attendance!

Posted by Job on August 24, 2008

Buffy the Vampire Slayer slaying church attendance among women, study claims

Religion News Blog, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Aug. 23, 2008 News Summary
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer slaying church attendance among women, study claims The old-fashioned attitudes and hierarchies of churches are causing a steep decline in the number of female worshippers, according to an academic study.

The report claims more than 50,000 women a year have deserted their congregations over the past two decades because they feel the church is not relevant to their lives.

It says that instead young women are becoming attracted to the pagan religion Wicca, where females play a central role, which has grown in popularity after being featured positively in films, TV shows and books.

The study comes amid ongoing controversy over the role of women in all Christian denominations. Last month its governing body voted to allow women to become bishops for the first time, having admitted them to the priesthood in 1994, but traditionalist bishops have warned that hundreds of clergy and parishes will leave if the move goes ahead as planned.

The report’s author, Dr Kristin Aune, a sociologist at the University of Derby, said: “In short, women are abandoning the church.

“Because of its focus on female empowerment, young women are attracted by Wicca, popularised by the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

“Young women tend to express egalitarian values and dislike the traditionalism and hierarchies they imagine are integral to the church.

“Women’s ordination, as priests and now bishops, has dominated debate and headlines – but while looking at women in the pulpit we have taken our eyes off the pews, where a shift with more consequences for the church’s survival is underway.”

Her research, published in a new book called Women and Religion in the West, cites an English Church Census which found more than a million women worshippers have left churches since 1989.

Over the past decade, it claims, women have been leaving churches at twice the rate of men.

In addition, the census is said to show that teenage boys now outnumber girls in the pews for the first time.

Dr Aune says the church must adapt to the needs of modern women if it is to stop them leaving in their droves.

She believes many women have been put off going to church in recent years because of the influence of feminism, which challenged the traditional Christian view of women’s roles and raised their aspirations.

Her report claims they feel forced out of the church because of its “silence” about sexual desire and activity, and because of its hostility to single-parent families and unmarried couples which are now a reality for many women.

But it also says changes in women’s working lives, with many more now pursuing careers as well as raising children, mean they have less time to attend church.

Source: Buffy the Vampire Slayer slaying church attendance among women, study claims, Martin Beckford, Religious Affairs Correspondent, Telegraph, UK, Aug. 23, 2008 — Summarized by Religion News Blog

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RICK WARREN DEFENDER RICHARD ABANES: IT IS OK FOR CHRISTIANS TO ALLOW THEIR KIDS TO READ HARRY POTTER!

Posted by Job on August 11, 2008

Fantasy and Your Family: Exploring The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Modern Magick
By: Richard Abanes

Product Description
Should Christians be reading fantasy literature? Is there really a difference between the magic and wizards in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series? What about book burning, or banning books? Isn’t it better that children read Harry Potter instead of watching television? If you are not satisfied with quick easy answers to these questions, this book will help.

Richard Abanes is a cult/occult expert. He is also a huge fan of fantasy and science fiction literature. The Harry Potter series gave him a unique chance to combine his two passions, and this book is a fascinating look at both the fantasy genre and the two series which best exemplify it. It is also an exposition of the themes, characters and spirituality in The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. (Please note: Roman Catholic J.R.R. Tolkein SPECIFICALLY, REPEATEDLY, VEHEMENTLY, AND CONSISTENTLY DENIED THAT THERE WAS EVER ANYTHING RESEMBLING CHRISTIANITY IN LORD OF THE RINGS. QUITE THE CONTRARY, TOLKEIN STATED THAT HIS GOAL IN WRITING LORD OF THE RINGS WAS TO GIVE ENGLAND A SYSTEM OF MYTHOLOGY SIMILAR TO THAT OF THE GREEK, ROMAN, AND NORSE MYTHOLOGY THAT HE LOVED! HE FELT THAT ENGLAND’S LACK OF A MYTHOLOGICAL SYSTEM LEFT THEM INFERIOR TO OTHER WESTERN NATIONS IN TERMS OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO LITERATURE AND CULTURE, AND HIS LORD OF THE RINGS UNIVERSE REPRESENTED AN ATTEMPT TO CATCH THEM UP! TOLKEIN WAS MOTIVATED BY CULTURAL NATIONALISM, NOT CHRISTIANITY, WHEN HE WROTE LORD OF THE RINGS! ANYONE THAT HAS STUDIED THE OTHER BOOKS IN THIS AREA THAT TOLKEIN WROTE BEYOND THE RINGS TRILOGY AND THE HOBBIT CAN SEE HOW DEEP INTO PAGANISM, ANIMISM, SPIRITISM, ETC. THE LORD OF THE RINGS ARE! THE STORIES OF CREATION AND THE AFTERLIFE … THE WAY THAT “THE GODS” IN HIS FANTASY UNIVERSE BEHAVE … ALL ARE DIRECT AND PURPOSEFUL IMITATIONS OF PRE – CHRISTIAN EUROPEAN TRIBAL PAGANISM AND ARE IN COMPLETE OPPOSITION TO CHRISTIANITY! ANYONE WHO CLAIMS OTHERWISE IS A LIAR! NOW I HAVE MY OWN ISSUES WITH C.S. LEWIS’ NARNIA, BUT AT LEAST NARNIA WAS IN FACT INTENDED TO BE A CHRISTIAN ALLEGORY!)

Abanes casts an educated eye on the genre of fantasy, looking at both its positive and negative aspects. He even uses child development information (another term for the secular humanist witchcraft developed by people atheist scoffers against God like Dewey and especially perverts like Kinsey and Freud … thousands of years of biblical revelation and we need to start going to atheists and perverts to tell us how to raise our kids?), to examine how fantasy affects children at various stages of development. (One effect: kids that get hooked on fantasy have a tendency to never grow up mentally or emotionally. By the way, that is my own personal testimony from my own experience, and it is only by the grace of God that I was only hooked on the books and movies … I never got into the video games or the role playing games by God’s providence, or there is NO TELLING how messed up I would have been.) He offers parents the information necessary to make wise decisions about what their children are reading.

Abanes never says that Christians should not read Harry Potter. He does point out, however, that some of the fears that have been expressed about the occultic references in Harry Potter are valid, as some children have developed a deeper interest in the occult because of Harry Potter. He has documentation that shows a significant minority of children are more interested in the occult since reading Harry Potter. The most dangerous aspect, in Abanes’ mind, is the fact that Rowling and her supporters blithely brush off reports about increased interest in the occult. (Pardon me, but why would we EXPECT Rowling, a member of the slitheryn cult whose very goal is to promote the occult DO ANYTHING BUT PROMOTE THE OCCULT? Why even expect a wicked person to do anything but wickedness? It is the job of the RIGHTEOUS to do RIGHTEOUSNESS by PROMOTING RIGHTEOUSNESS AND WARNING AGAINST EVIL! So “the most dangerous aspect” is the refusal of evangelical interests like Christianity Today and James Dobson – though Dobson later backtracked because of the pressure – to unconditionally call Potter out for the devil worshiping witch that she is. But hey, the Bible says that if you compromise one thing you will compromise on everything, and boy aren’t the Rick Warren Purpose Driven types excellent at compromising everything, including the truth!)

One of the most fascinating aspects of this book is the in-depth comparison of The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. Abanes focuses on several moral/religious issues, arguing that the magic in Tolkien is vastly different from the magick (the traditional occultic spelling for the term used when discussing witchcraft, divination, etc.) in Harry Potter. (Even if that were true, it is still magic, right? Look, far eastern spiritism is different from African animism, which is different from the European tribal religions which is different from the ancient Native American religions which is different from near eastern paganism. Don’t go tell a religious pluralist that … it will break his heart! BUT THE POINT IS THAT NO MATTER HOW SIMILAR OR DIFFERENT THEY ARE, THE BIBLE STILL CALLS IT SORCERY, DIVINATION, IDOLATRY, WITCHCRAFT, ETC. AND CHRISTIANS ARE NOT TO PROMOTE, ADVOCATE, OR APPRECIATE IT BUT RATHER WAR AGAINST IT! IT IS ALL ABOUT THE BIBLE PEOPLE!) Abanes also answers several important questions about fantasy, in general, and Harry Potter, specifically, that people have been asking. Finally, Abanes explains why the occult needs to be viewed as dangerous for children. (It is also plenty dangerous FOR ADULTS. King Saul was not a child when he consulted the witch of Endor, but a fully grown man. The people of Israel were not children when they refused to heed Jeremiah’s call to stop burning incense to the queen of heaven, but adults. Simon Magus of Acts, the Ephesus cult that tried to murder Paul … all adults. Bottom line: if it is dangerous for children OR adults, why indulge in it for idle – or should I say IDOL – entertainment?)

This book is very aptly named. It is designed to give parents vital information about fantasy and its related titles, so they can make informed decisions about what their children are reading. (The only decision informed by the Bible is for parents to tell their kids to hate witchcraft. Children do need to be exposed to this stuff – sheltering kids never works – but only so they can be able to discern evil so that they will know what to reject, what to flee, and what to use as evangelistic tools to get their playmates and classmates out of the darkness of the occult and into the light of Jesus Christ.) Abanes offers us the information we need, and allows us to make our decisions based on the facts. In the end, he urges parents to act as true guardians of their children, protecting them from those things which seek to harm them. (I quote: “Abanes never says that Christians should not read Harry Potter.”)

People, let me explain to you how ridiculous this is. It is no different from refusing tell children – or adults – that they cannot indulge in fornication, homosexuality, theft, and murder. Instead, it is akin to going into a detailed discussion on the various acts of sinful sexuality and crime, and suggesting that some really are not that bad, not harmful at all, if SOME forays into homosexuality, fornication, and attempted murder are just fine for some Christians so long as they are well enough schooled on the theories of perverts like Freud and Kinsey to make an informed decision for themselves and their children. I have to tell you, were Abanes to be a self professed expert of homosexuality and violent crime and a huge fan of homosexual and crime literature, evangelical Christians wouldn’t go near him. But being a expert in and huge fan of the literature of the occult/sorcery/witchcraft/cult scene that is directly associated with homosexuality/fornication and many crimes including but certainly not limited to murder and ritualistic child abuse (do research, people, just because the God – hating media doesn’t report it and most evangelical churches don’t preach about it doesn’t mean that it isn’t true!) will get your books sold by the official bookstore chain of America’s largest evangelical Christian denomination – the very same denomination to which Rick Warren is a member!

As if I already did not know this from Abanes’ initial comments on this website claiming that Rick Warren was not out promoting Roman Catholicism, Islam, and Mormonism (this despite the fact that I have read and placed on this very website official press releases signed by Council on Foreign Relations worker and business partner with the world’s biggest pornographer Rupert Murdoch Rick Warren saying the opposite), this really does put his efforts to silence Ken Silva’s Apprising Ministries into context!

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Do You Have Your Children Pray To God As Mother? These Evangelicals Are!

Posted by Job on November 18, 2007

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By Dwayna Litz
Posted: 11/14/2007

Prayers for Children to God as “Mother”

“Mother God, I’m scared tonight, will you come hold me?”

Apparently, this is a prayer for children when they feel afraid according to the evangelical feminists at Christians for Biblical Equality. It is just one of many prayers for children to the Mother-god(dess) taught in Jann Aldredge-Clanton’s book, God, A Word for Girls and Boys, page 121.

Postmodern evangelicalism has introduced children to the spirit of witchcraft and the occult despite the warnings given to us in Scripture. Satan is the “Mother of harlots” in Revelation 17:5. The “Great Deceiver” is the father/mother god and can take on both masculine and feminine—Satan is the mother (of harlots) in Revelation 17:5 and the father (of lies) in John 8:44. Jeremiah 7:18 says those who worship the “Queen of Heaven” spite God, and more verses forbid “mother-god” worship in Jeremiah 44:15-19, 25.

Still, Christians for Biblical Equality, the feminist patron saint of goddess worship within conservative arenas, has taken their foray of “updated language” to our evangelical youth. After all, old fashioned prayers to the “Master” and “King” are far too patriarchal for today’s sensitive boys and girls.

We are taught that the “Mother-god” prayers of inclusive language will keep the boys from committing the “sin of arrogance” and keep the girls from committing the “sin of devaluing themselves.” (God, A Word for Girls and Boys, Aldredge-Clanton, p. 11).

“E-quality” has gone on to teach via God, A Word for Girls and Boys:

“For the sake of these little ones we must change the way we talk about God and about human beings.” (Ibid, p. 11)

Jann Aldredge-Clanton, featured “Equality Depot” and Fuller Seminary bookstore author, rationalizes:

“The masculine language of the church takes literal root in our children. They cannot grasp a theology of God as transcendent Spirit if they hear trusted authority figures in the church constantly calling God ‘he’, ‘Father’, ‘King’.” (Ibid, p. 9)

Another suggested prayer for children is on page 23:

“God, our Mother, we thank you that you love us so much to want the best for us. Thank you for trusting us enough to let us do things on our own. We thank you that you love us enough to let go of us so that we can learn new things. Stay near us, and help us become all we can be. Amen.”

Unlike the God of the Bible, this weak god(dess) is far from omniscient. The children are given this example of prayer on page 126:

“Have you heard the bad news, God? My grandmother just died…”

We are also warned:

“Churches have contributed to the low self-esteem of black children by teaching them to sing such lines as these: Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.” (Ibid, p. 12).

In the lecture “Sophia, Wisdom of God or Goddess of Wisdom?” available via the CBE “Equality Depot” (Tape # ACF290) T.J. Ostrander teaches:

“I think that if you want to in your personal devotions address God as “Mother” I don’t have a problem with that.”

Rebecca Merrill Groothuis, CBE Board of Reference, writes to explicate (though, to her credit, she does not teach that we may call God “mother”), walking the tight rope of demarcation between CBE’s sway to neuter God for an anti-biblical, feminist agenda and the need to assuage the “patriarchal” acceptance of the God He claims to be in Scripture:

“When sexuality is de-spiritualized and God de-sexualized, the issue of the supposed gender of God becomes a nonissue, and the question of whether or not God is male or masculine becomes inappropriate and irrelevant.”

“It is true that, in the Incarnation, Christ became a male human. But the theological significance of Christ’s bodily incarnation is not that he became male, but that he became human. Christ’s maleness is never spoken of in the Bible as having any spiritual significance.”

This is false: see Isaiah 9:6—He had to come as a Man. It was prophesied that a “Son” would be given, not a daughter.

Furthermore, in this article, Rebecca Groothuis expounds on the Bible’s language as if it is a human book, as if the Bible was put together by humans with a private system of interpretation filled with human fallacies and cultural myths instead of being the product of the mind of God. This method of interpretation is how people abuse context and exercise improper hermeneutics:

“Father” was the more apt description for God, not only because a Mother-God would have been confused with the pagan fertility deities of the surrounding cultures, but also because fatherhood presented a picture of God as a person with power and authority–something which, in ancient patriarchal societies, was possessed almost exclusively by men.

The Bible says that “men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God” (2 Peter 1:21). There was no limitation in the Holy Spirit’s inspiration due to “ancient patriarchal societies.” (For more information on proper Bible interpretation hear Dr. Walter Martin’s sermon “Hermeneutics, Part 2” available through Walter Martin Ministries).

Mimi Haddad, president of Christians for Biblical Equality, teaches in her article “What Language Shall We Use” :

“We may speak of God as Father or as Mother.”

These evangelical women truly have come to a “self-realization.” After all, the founder of the New Age Self-Realization Fellowship taught the same thing! Paramahansa Yogananda concurs in his suggested invocations to the father/mother god found in Metaphysical Meditations: Universal Prayers, Affirmations, and Visualizations, pages 76-77:

“Bless me Father that the single eye of realization lead me to behold through all the veils of matter the infinite presence of Christ.” [sic]

“Divine Mother I will pull away the starry veil of the blue…I will shut off the diverting motion pictures of life, that I may behold Thee.”

Paramahansa also praised the “Divine Mother” as quoted in his Revelations of Christ, endorsed by Neale Donald Walsch:

“Thousands of scriptures declare my Mother is beyond all form and infinite.” (p. 135).

Neale Donald Walsch calls these Revelations of Christ by Paramahansa Yogananda “a gift to humanity” and “a spiritual treasure to pass on to children of all generations.”

Like the evangelical feminists, Paramhansa uses Bible verses to support his teaching. A three-page “Index of Bible Verses” is found in the back of the book with Paramhansa’s interpretation, for the “ancient science of Self-realization” certainly would be lacking without a demonic “new interpretation” of the Holy Bible, targeted for children.

Dwayna Litz

www.lightingthewayworldwide.org

Distributed by http://www.ChristianWorldviewNetwork.com

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MSNBC Uses Postmodern Feminist Revisionism To Glorify JEZEBEL And Attack Christianity

Posted by Job on November 9, 2007

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There have long been ongoing attempts to use feminist and homosexual postmodern scholarship to glorify the wicked characters in the Bible, and also to denigrate the virtuous ones. The real goal is not to cause young boys and girls to want to be like Cain or Jezebel, but rather to attack the authority of scripture. Well now such propaganda is being slyly inserted into mainstream media outlets past the long radical New York Times (who really wants to be the Village Voice). Here MSNBC is exploiting a minor archaeological find as an opportunity to promote its anti – Christian radical agenda.

Jezebel, the queen whose name became synonymous with all things lewd and wicked, probably wielded a fair bit of power in ancient Israel. Never mind that she ACTUALLY WAS lewd and wicked. This sets the tone for the rest of the article.

The seal confirms that Jezebel, who eventually met a gory demise, was a powerful figure in the ancient world who conducted business independent of her husband. Excuse me, but women becoming powerful figures in Israel is rather unremarkable in the Bible. Deborah judged Israel, and Athaliah ruled the whole nation. So is conducting business apart from your husband. Quite the contrary, Proverb 31 asserts that a woman exhibiting her own business initiative doing so is the mark of a virtuous wife (which is why I have never bought into the religious right “women should stay home” agenda). “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.” That is why nonsense moves such as the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary starting a home economics program to put women in their place is so foolish: it is based on a political agenda rather than what the Bible actually says (and undercuts Patterson’s legitimate attempts to drive theologians that reject the inspiration and inerrancy of scripture out of that place). Look, Satan is going to attack us regardless, so why give an opening and justification for his lies by carrying on abiblical nonsense? Lydia of acts was not a baby producing homemaker, but a very successful businesswoman that God used to found the Philippian church, the very embodiment of Proverb 31. But the media counts on people not knowing what is actually in the Bible to promote lies like this, and religious right types actually further their cause.

Back to the article. The lion-sphinx with female head and female Isis-Hathor crown, which is unique, this clearly points to a queen,” said Marjo Korpel, an Old Testament scholar at the University of Utrecht who conducted the research. The seal confirms that Jezebel, who eventually met a gory demise, was a powerful figure in the ancient world who conducted business independent of her husband. No, it proves what the Bible says about her … that she was a pagan idolator that forced her religious beliefs on Israel. Of course, the notion that paganism and witchcraft should be adopted instead of or syncretized into Christianity because of the former two’s greater support for women’s equality (and promotion of lesbianism, bisexuality, and abortion) has long been a goal of postmodern feminism.

As a Phoenician, the Queen was considered pagan and attempted to sway the people of Israel to abandon their God and accept her chief deity Baal, partly through forging her husband’s seal on documents, according to the scriptures. Now even when they are forced to deal with what the Bible actually says, they use all of these qualifiers. Jezebel was not considered pagan because she was Phoenician. Was Uriah the Hittite considered pagan because he was Hittite? Was Ruth the Moabitess considered pagan because she was from Moab? Was the queen of Sheba (Ethiopia) considered pagan because she was Ethiopian? Was Zipporah considered pagan because she was Midianite? No, the queen of Sheba, Uriah and Ruth left the false gods of their fathers to worship the one true God (similar to Melchisidek, Jethro, Zipporah, and family apparently were already worshiping Yahweh). MSNBC and LiveScience.com were trying to make the Bible appear racist when the opposite is true: foreign peoples that abandon their religion to worship the true God are actually given far more prominent treatment (with uncritical depictions!) in the Bible than their actual roles in salvation history would merit. Have we forgotten that there are THREE FOREIGN WOMEN (Rahab, Ruth, Tamar) listed in the genealogy of Jesus Christ? That is a fact that I LOVE to use to vex those “God ordained the separation of the races!” pseudo – Christian folks with. The truth is that so long as they refrained from idolatry and obeyed the Sabbath, even foreigners that did not convert to Judaism received better treatment in Israel than they did anywhere else in the ancient world. Again, the writers of this piece depend upon your not being familiar with the Bible.

And this is the payoff. With her own seal, Queen Jezebel was able to exert a powerful influence upon people around her, much like the Egyptian queens, Korpel said. The biblical texts already prove that she was a powerful woman. (Something else from scripture that they were forced to admit … their quest to “prove” that information is hidden from the Bible in order to oppress women is ridiculous from the outset because they provide no new or contradictory information to what the Bible already depicts.) The queens in Egypt … all have in common their prominent roles in religion, politics and representational art, and their status as principal wife. This also seems to count for Queen Jezebel,” said Korpel. Unlike Egypt, however, Biblical Israel did not look favorably upon powerful women. Jezebel was ultimately perceived as a threat and foreign idol worshipper, accused of prostitution, murder and sorcery, and tossed from her window to be ravaged by dogs.

Oh yes by the way, Marjo Korpe is an Old Testament scholar at the University of Utrecht. So the fellow is a liar who will burn in the lake of fire unless he repents of his sins. Why? Was Queen Esther called a threat, a foreign idol worshiper and thrown to the dogs? No, because Esther only worshiped God. Was the queen of Sheba called a threat, a foreign idol worshiper, and thrown to the dogs? No, because the queen of Sheba worshiped only God. Was Deborah called a threat, a prostitute, an idol worshiper, and thrown to the dogs? No, because Deborah worshiped God only. The Sheba/Ethiopia reference is key here. Not only is a later very powerful queen, Candace, later mentioned very favorably in the Bible (her subject was the first Gentile to be born again), but Jesus Christ said that her kingdom would judge Israel for its rejection of Him as Messiah (Luke 11:31 … hey heretic John Hagee have you read Luke 11:31?).

This fellow knows perfectly well that the Bible did not disdain Jezebel because she was powerful, but rather because she was an evil murdering pagan. Claiming “she was portrayed as a prostitute” … he knows very well that cult prostitution was integral to Baal worship. According to this fellow, Israel was not only wrong for failing to be tolerant of her religion, but only rejected her religion because – gasp! – she was a powerful woman! Never mind that the Bible gives an even worse treatment to the MEN who were idolators … NATIVE BORN MEN! Because it was not because of Jezebel that Israel fell to the Assyrians and Judah to the Babylonians, but rather kings like Manasseh and Jeroboam II.

This is all part of the media’s plan to get you to reject the Bible and Christianity with it on the basis that A) it is sexist and B) it conceals, distorts, or opposes the truth. In other words, this article is doing the same that the serpent told Eve in the garden: “woman, God is just trying to oppress you and keep you down. But you go ahead and eat that forbidden fruit so that you can be liberated.” Well I am here to tell you today that Satan was a liar then, and he is a liar now. The only liberation is from sin through subjection to Jesus Christ. The enemy is so bold and wicked that he would rather have a woman’s role model be a murdering prostitute witch than Jesus Christ (no, Catholics, I did not say that MARY should be the role model for Christian women, but CHRIST JESUS ALONE). But guys, Satan is after you too, trying to pass off the murdering pedophile adulterer freemason Joseph Smith of Mormonism or the murdering pedophile moon worshiper Mohammed of Islam.

An interesting corollary between the two: notice that unlike what Jesus Christ said that there would be no marriage in heaven in Matthew 22:30 and Mark 12:25, grotesque sexual fantasies that are rather dehumanizing to women are integral to the afterlife myths of Mormonism and Islam. Why? Because myths concerning heaven being a huge eternal orgy is found in other pagan traditions. The false pagan gods committed adultery, homosexuality, pedophilia, bestiality, incest, etc. and having sexual practices like their gods so that they could be like them was an integral part of the religion because it is a required way to please those false gods and advance in the religion.

Marjo Korpe knows this because he has read the Bible. LiveScience.com and MSNBC know this because they have read the Bible. Pagans and witches that are out there recruiting new converts from Christianity know this because they have read the Bible. Mormons and a great many Muslims know this because they have read the Bible. What they are counting on is YOU not knowing this OR being able to oppose this because YOU have not. And the sad part is that in a great many cases regarding Christians: they are right, and studies prove it.

If you are not born again, please do not be deceived. Follow The Three Step Salvation Plan and start serving the true God who values men and women equally, and whose religion does not claim that men will be given an endless supply of virgins to please them sexually for eternity. If you are born again, please equip yourself to be able to spot and contend against these and other lies with vigorous study of the Holy Scriptures.

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Still Support Harry Potter Christians? Does It Still Have “Good Christian Values”?

Posted by Job on October 28, 2007

Stuff like THIS is why so many of us BEGGED the administrator of Slice of Laodicea to get it back online after a satanic attack took it down. Before I provide the link, three points.

1. The only reason why Christians ever supported this abomination to begin with was because it was successful. Had the series been only a subculture thing instead of perhaps the biggest popular nonfiction literature in history, Christians would have never joined themselves to this sin. It is still more proof that so many Christians deep in their heart have not rejected the very same world that killed our Jesus Christ and separate ourselves from its evil as the Bible consistently tells us to, but instead conversely crave to be a part of it and to be accepted by it, and are willing to compromise the HOLINESS and UNIQUENESS of the gospel of Yeshua HaMashiach to do it. A great many of them even insist that it is impossible to be an effective witness to the lost without it. A Little Leaven has this often hilarious little feature calls The Graveyard of “Relevance” that helps make this point.

2. Why are you surprised at J.K. Rowling making Dumbledore homosexual? Not only is Rowling a liberal Christian (Church of Scotland which apparently no longer excommunicates people, no surprise there because virtually no one else does either) who worships at the church of tolerance, multiculturalism, political correctness, and diversity, but HOMOSEXUALITY HAS LONG BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH WITCHCRAFT, PAGANISM, THE OCCULT, IDOLATRY, ETC. They go hand in hand, and they always have. That is why whenever the children of Israel started going after idolatry in the Old Testament, sodomite activity greatly increased, remember? That was why when a righteous king took over after a period of apostasy, it was said that he took down the groves and high places AND removed the sodomites from the land (1 Kings 15:12). In more contemporary times, one of the primary reasons why feminists have been promoting witchcraft, the occult, and paganism (and working hard to introduce them into Christianity) has been the fact that homosexuality is an integral part of those traditions. Indeed, feminists have been promoting the notion that women should abandon Christianity for witchcraft because the former discriminates against homosexuality and the latter worships it!

All of these things are well known to the very Christians that have been defending Harry Potter all these years, and their willingness to stick their heads in the sand over this issue is proof that they are teetering on the edge of apostasy. But hey, when you are looking for redemptive messages in abominations like Pulp Fiction and Sin City (both of which openly mocked Christianity) as leading Harry Potter proponent Christianity Today does because “Christians have to stay relevant to popular culture in order to be able to project our values into that culture”, then oh well …

3. What is the big deal about homosexuality anyway? Why is it that homosexuality makes Harry Potter so bad? Stuff like this is what makes so many of us Christians a bunch of flaming (yes the pun was intended!) hypocrites. All homosexuality consists of is who you get into bed with, or in the case of Larry Craig solicit in a public bathroom. It is no different than adultery, fornication, watching those soap operas, or looking at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition. Removing it from the realm of sexual sin, it is no different than lying, gossiping, cheating on your taxes, or routinely brazenly flouting the speed limit laws because you refuse to get out of bed early enough to get to work on time without needlessly recklessly endangering your life and property and those of others. It is all SIN, people. So the fact that so many Christians were willing to look past the fact that Harry Potter was the #2 promoter of witchcraft in Christian mainstream culture of all time (good old WALT DISNEY was #1, yet Christians did not care and considered it to be “traditional American family values” until they started having “Gay Days” at their theme parks!) but are now willing to drop the series over a single homosexual character shows how carnal their minds are. Bottom line: most Christians would much rather deal with coming home and finding their son playing with a ouija board than in bed with the quarterback on the football team. Despite the fact that both are clearly the same in God’s eyes, Christians are more concerned with what they want rather than what God wants, and how much more they will be made laughingstocks before their friends (some of whom are not even saved!) if the latter gets out rather than the former. It is all about being a man – pleasing Christian rather than a God – pleasing one.

Now I have heard about some of the things in the Harry Potter series, and how it is far worse than any of the witchcraft/fantasy children’s problems in the past. There was never any excuse for any Christian that takes the Bible seriously for accepting this mess in the past. It is sad that it took mere homosexuality to make that fact clear. But going back to point #2, you folks KNEW what was in Rowling’s books. You KNEW the character and mindset of this woman. So you should have KNOWN that she vigorously supported the sin of homosexuality and the gay agenda, and at some point was going to start advocating it along with other abominations. But rather than standing for the truth from the outset, you gave this woman the very endorsement and acceptance that the homosexual community has been seeking from the Christian community all this time. And that is why I disagree with one of the points of their commentary: ” I personally think that one of the reasons she did it was to keep Christianity from staking even the tiniest claim on Harry Potter . . . ever. ” No, Slice of Laodicea, it was precisely the opposite. Rowling did it precisely so that the sin of homosexuality would be accepted by mainstream Christianity, and that those of us that still call homosexuality sin would be further marginalized. All of you Christians that have defended or even refused to take a hard line against homosexuality all these years helped her. So how does that make you feel? I ask you that because your own feelings instead of what God wanted and demanded of you were all that you cared about to begin with! Hopefully you can see that now.

Update: apparently Ms. Rowling is a member of a secret society: check out the ring that she wore to her book signing: allday.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2007/07/29/295699.aspx. Did Christianity Today know that? Of course they did. I would not be surprised to find out that they are members too.

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