WND 'Never before has evil had such a stage and such a microphone' Even the secular press gives the devil his due, as reports of violence driven by occult beliefs are sweeping the global media.
In Mexico, a restaurant worker was reportedly tortured to death as part of a Satanic ritual. Police in Long Island are investigating animal sacrifices which may be being done by a cult. Even an unsolved murder from 1984 has recently been linked to the notorious “Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez, the Satanist serial killer who sometimes committed his murders in a ritualistic fashion.
Payne wrote “Spiritual Warfare: Christians, Demonization, and Deliverance” to educate believers about the real danger posed by the occult. But he told WND it is a mistake to believe victims of demonically inspired violence were literally killed by supernatural forces.
The occult, demons and possession have been increasingly prominent subjects in pop culture recently, with one example the new television reboot of the classic horror film “The Exorcist.” Supposed “live exorcisms” have also been hosted by some television networks.
Gallups also warned modern technology is enabling the spread of what he called the “evil” of occult practices and beliefs.
“Never before has evil had such a stage and such a microphone,” said Gallups. “The demonic realm and every imaginable evil is now pumped into the homes and hands of practically every human on the planet. Even little children walk around with an instant connection to ubiquitous evil – sometimes in their very hands and given to them by their parents.” “The glamorization of the occult, witches, talking with the dead, zombies, sorcery and all the rest on television or the movies now viewed daily is not only desensitizing naïve people to the reality of the devil and demons, it is promoting a reality that can lead to destruction and death,” Payne said. “We ban commercials of people smoking cigarettes because the results can be destructive to human life, while we promote walking and talking with the dead because it is simply innocent entertainment. Wake up! What happens when people experimenting with the occult find out it is real, and that does happen?
“Sensationalism is the product of Hollywood making some people rich at the expense of those naïve enough to believe the boloney they produce and promote. Unfortunately, some of that boloney is leading to cruelty, corruption and death. North America is not post Christian, it is openly antichristian, and the acceleration of chaos is only going to accelerate in the face of the rejection of God and common sense.”
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