Continuation — Witchcraft… ON THIS PAGE:
The Doctrine of Universalism, (everyone on earth will be saved,) combines with Duotheism, (the Dual God)
· BLACK AND WHITE MAGIC - God, Satan, or ‘mind power’ such as ESP and telepathy?
· Does ‘black magic’ come from Satan and ‘white magic’ from God?
· THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT VS DEMONIC ABILITIES
· White (or good) and Black (or bad) witches
· Do ‘good’ and ‘bad’ witches know who’s behind it all?
· Eventually, all witches make a pact, or sign a legal contract with the devil
· PAGAN AND CHRISTIAN INITIATION, OR DEDICATION TO STRANGE GODS
· The Meaning of Initiations, Rites, or Passages
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The Doctrine of Universalism, (everyone will be saved,) combines with Duotheism (the ‘duality of God’)
While ‘Duotheism’ describes Satan’s dual nature of both good and bad, Universalism is an occult teaching that makes people believe “a merciful, good God will not send anyone to hell, for then He is a ‘bad’ God.” In both Roman Catholic and Reformed-Protestant Christianity, universalism is called ‘universal reconciliation’ or ‘universal salvation,’ as also ‘demonstrated’ through the Charismatic “river of anointing that allegedly saves the whole world” without the preaching of the Gospel of Christ. Universalism teaches that all people will be saved notwithstanding their religious convictions. For instance, as Billy Graham did, Roman Catholic ‘mother’ Theresa of Calcutta taught Universalism by saying that “everyone will be saved according to the ‘light they have received.’ They just have to be ‘good’ Catholics, Protestants, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, etcetera.” Messianic Judaism’s so-called ‘automatic’ salvation of the Jewish nation as a whole also falls in this criterion. We also find Universalism in its most naked form in the Calvinist [Dutch Reformed, etcetera,] teaching, ‘the unconditional love and acceptance of God,’ although they limit it to their church members.
Universalism attempts to nullity God’s Biblical teachings by saying that everyone will be saved through the “universal love and mercy of God, thus being reconciled to God unconditionally.” There is allegedly no consequence to consciously reject Jesus as Redeemer, Savior, and Blessor, or to unrepentantly violate God’s New Testament commandments.
However, the real motive of Universalism is to lure humanity away from personal faith in and obedience to the righteous God of the Bible — and His Only Way to salvation, the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus Himself declared in John 14:6, “I Am the Truth, the Way and the Life, and no one comes to God the Father except through Me… Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ Shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but those who do the will of My Father in heaven,” (Mt. 7:21; Jn. 3:16.)
John. 8:31, “If you love Me, keep My [Moral-law] commandments.” 1 John 2:4, “He who says, ‘I know Him’ and does not keep My [New Covenant/Moral Law] commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him… If anyone loves Me, he will keep My Word; and My Father will love Him, and [the inseparable, omnipresent, One God of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] will come and [take up residence] in him,” (Jn. 14:23; Col. 1:9; 1 Cor. 6:15-20.)
Contextually, all Jesus’ New Covenant teachings prove that God’s love and acceptance are as conditional as can be. God’s Divine love for humanity in particular was manifested through the complete sacrifice of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, and nothing can change anything about that, (Jn. 3:16; 1:12-14.)
They teach people only half of the Gospel and make them believe that God will tolerate sinners in heaven. “But there shall by no means enter anything that defiles or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of life, [His Scripturally born again disciples,]” (Rev. 21:27.) While they try to make Jesus into a dual god of good and bad; righteousness and unrighteousness, neither Universalism nor the “once saved always saved” doctrine can refute His decree that the unsaved and those who remain disobedient to His Gospel, will spend eternity in hell.
Sincere believers are fully redeemed, saved, and blessed from the moment they truly accept Jesus by faith, (Eph. 1:7; 12-14.) After that, they must obediently follow Him as His disciples, (Jn. 8:12; Rom. 12:1-3.) Hence, Hebrews 3:6, Matthew 24:11-14, and 2 Thessalonians 1:6-9 firmly refute their antichrist allegations and state, “[Jesus reigns over His spiritual house of true believers, Acts 7:44-50,] who we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end… It is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you… when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction…”
WHITE’ AND ‘BLACK’ MAGIC
God, Satan – or ‘Mind Power’ such as ESP and Telepathy?
Most people see Wicca, (a form of modern paganism; ‘traditional herbal healing,’ etcetera,) as ‘White Magic,’ while religions such as Satanism and Voodooism are perceived as ‘Black Magic.’ The difference is supposedly between ‘good witches and their good magic’ and ‘bad witches and their bad magic.’ Many practitioners of ‘magic’ often rule out the control of either God or Satan and ascribe their ‘supernatural abilities’ to various forms of ‘brain or mind power.’
So, do ‘white magic and black magic,’ ‘supernatural magic’ and ‘mind power’ differ at all?
The word ‘magic’ means, ‘supernatural,’ ‘fairy tale fantasy,’ ‘the unexplained,’ ‘enchantment,’ and ‘the opposite of scientific logic.’ Thus, it is clear that both white and black magic are supernatural, illogic, and not of this physical dimension. What then, are ‘mind power,’ ESP (or Extrasensory Perception,) and telepathy? Most occultists answer absurdly by saying, “Mind power is the untapped supernatural power in the physical brain, as seen in the power of imaginary, or visualization.” Completely illogical, they omit the supernatural existence of humanity’s human spirits, and the power of God, angels, and evil spirits, (1 Ths. 5:23.)
They believe, “natural mind power” or ‘energy,’ (‘human electricity,’) which allegedly emanates from the physical organ the brain, can bend teaspoons, lift objects, and through visualization, (seeing nonexistent things as realities until they appear,) create realities such as wealth, health, and happiness. Some occultists also describe ESP as knowledge and foreknowledge that does not originate from natural means, yet it supposedly also emanates from the physical brain. Apparently, so does telepathy or ‘mental communication’ - mind control and mindreading from a distance, or communication without words by ‘speaking into the minds’ of others ‘supernaturally.’
Looking at these descriptions without occult blinkers, helps one to understand that ‘brainpower’ in all its various forms is just as supernatural as ‘white and black’ magic. However, it is impossible that a natural organ such as the brain can be the source of something so completely out of this world. In effect then, their so-called ‘brainpower’ is simply the manifestation of supernatural phenomena through a human vessel, and of course, they also say it stems from the “subconscious mind” - whatever that may actually be. But in reality, all these supernatural occult practices originate and function from and through demonic forces under the deceptive power of Satan, (1 Jn. 5:19-20.)
Does ‘White Magic’ come from God and ‘Black Magic from Satan?
Although some might deny it, globally, all cultures have ‘always’ “instinctively” known that there are only two supernatural forces in the universe that can wield paranormal power on earth. No secret society, religion, or church exist without worshiping a god of some kind — even if the gods they worship are they themselves. As said, while the God of the Bible requires a sincere relationship with humanity through Jesus’ blood atonement in their place, Satan the deceiver is the god of all religion, which can be the worship of anyone or anything. Thus, he is the source of all theology, which are religious studies from a human perspective, (Col. 2:6-10.) Satan is the greatest theologian of all time, who always requires religious works or legalism and sacrifice to earn everything from him.
So, the relevant question is, if all good things comes from God, surely, nothing good can come from Satan?
No, Satan, is the ‘best’ of both good and evil, and so he constantly lures humanity into the deception that evil cannot really be all-bad, but instead, (as expressed in the teachings of Duotheism and Universalism above,) bad is always a part of good. This is the ancient lie, which the devil told to Eve, “You will surely not die [by disobeying God.] For [through disobedience] you will [become as wise as gods,] knowing good and evil.” Unfortunately, Satan was selling the dogma of humanism to Eve in return for her soul, as well as the souls of all those that would descend from her, (Rom. 5:12; 1 Cor. 15:21-22; Rom. 3:9:26.) Humanism or Satan’s twisted ‘love’ for self and other people without the true, righteous love of God, is all-bad self-worship or idolatry. Try as they may, humanity will never be gods or christs, who have the knowledge of God Himself. God-dependency is true humility and the real power of God. Proverbs 1:7, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. But fools despise [Godly] wisdom and instruction.”
Satan, the very good, most beautiful, and powerful angel who fell and became the very bad devil, is the epiphany of both good and evil. So, he can do both “perfectly.” In contrast, the One, True God of the Bible is the Only All-good God. His supernatural works are completely holy and righteous and are, therefore, called “Godly miracles” not magic. All forms of magic flow form the deceiver, that dual character Satan, and are termed “witchcraft;” because even when Satan does something good, he always intends to use it for evil. By default, Satan’s disciples are just like him, (Jn. 8:44.)
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit Versus Demonic Abilities
The spiritual gifts of the God of the Bible, which work His righteousness in the power of His Holy Spirit, has nothing to do with the witchcraft of magic, mind power, etcetera - or with the glorifying of human beings. The Holy Spirit gives His gifts for the glory of Jesus Christ, the salvation and redemption of souls; and to build the body of Christ. The gifts of the Holy Spirit come directly from God, are completely without cost, all-powerful, supernatural; and cannot be earned, bought, or owned. The Holy Spirit gives His gifts as “He wills,” and specifically for the benefit of all those concerned, (1 Cor. 12:11-31.) Thus, the Holy Spirit never entrusts His gifts to believers for personal gain, self-enrichment, personal glorification, or self-empowerment, (read 1 Corinthians chapters 12 & 14.) Acts 5:32 proclaims, “God gives His Holy Spirit to those who obey Him [in Jesus Christ, and always according to the full context of His Scriptural truth.]”
In addition, God does not have to ‘prove’ Himself, His abilities, or His power. All these “invisible attributes are clearly seen and understood” in the manifestation of “His Godhead, [the inseparable Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,] His eternal power, and the work of His hands,” (Rom. 1:20.) Therefore, the Spirit does not use showmanship or entertainment tricks to impress people. Showmanship or the dramatic use of supernatural ‘gifts’ is always Satan’s strategy to gain a foothold in the souls of uninformed and unsuspecting people, and to imprison seekers of fame, fortune, self-glorification, and everything ‘spectacular’ in his dark kingdom of death and destruction, (2 Cor. 11:4; 14; Lu. 17:20-21.)
The Holy Spirit is God Himself, and we should always consult God in everything natural and supernatural. The Holy Spirit is the Healer, Guide, Teacher, and Comforter, Who came to do “miracles… reveal the secret of people’s hearts through [supernatural] prophecy… show us great and mighty things we do not know,” as well to “tell us things to come,” (1 Cor. 14:24-25; Jer. 33:3; Jn. 16:13.) Nevertheless, the Holy Spirit always manifests true miracles from God on a basis of necessity, not to satisfy greed, or the hunger for excitement and entertainment. Thus, He does not act as a spectacular fortune-teller and healer in front of audiences, prophesying to, and healing everyone in a row. Therefore, the Holy Spirit will never reveal unnecessary information to astound and impress. He will only reveal that which is necessary to bring believers to repentance, guide His children in His will, protect them from imminent loss and danger, build the body of Christ in faith and trust in Him, and to bring them to Scriptural unity, (1 Cor. 14:24-25; Mt. 2:14.)
On the other hand, the ‘supernatural abilities’ or power of Satan are never free, righteous, holy, or unselfish. None of Satan’s witches ever use ‘mind power,’ magic, and other forms of witchcraft for the true benefit of others, although they might pretend otherwise. Magic in all its many forms always has a secret fee attached somewhere and it always manifests itself through the ‘help,’ ‘direction,’ and power of demonic forces. ‘Magic,’ or witchcraft in all its occult variations, is simply demonic deception and mind control. For instance, if indeed a magician’s ‘magic tricks’ are real, he is pretending to ‘focus’ his ‘mind power’ to bend a teaspoon, to move an object, or to make someone levitate off the floor, while an unseen demon is doing the work for him.
Although magic might present itself as ‘white’ and ‘good,’ it’s true origin and intent prove it is always black, bad, self-seeking, hateful, deceitful, and its core intention is destruction. To protect and redeem humanity from the “thief, who comes to steal, kill, and destroy,” Jesus commanded us “not to have anyone among us who practices witchcraft, fortunetelling, the interpretation of omens, or functions as a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, [do magic.] Or a medium, spiritist, or one who [supposedly] calls up the dead… For I Am the Door [to the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of heaven,] and I came that you may have life, and have it more abundantly,” (Deut. 18:10-14; Eccl. 9:5-6; Jn. 10:10.)
‘White’ (or ‘good’) and ‘Black’ (or bad) Witches?
There is no difference between a ‘white’ (or ‘good’) witch: a so-called ‘medicine healer,’ a ‘loving’ grandma reading your fortune from your teacup; and a ‘black’ (or evil) witch that does black magic and spitefully harms people by releasing demons on them from the spirit world. We must understand that Satan is completely corrupt and therefore, all evil. His abilities are nothing more than the manifestation of demonic power.
Hence, a servant of Satan by nature and source, cannot do ‘good’ magic – even if it is termed ‘a miracle.’ ‘Good’ witchcraft does not exist. Initially, it might seem as if witches and false teachers and prophets ‘heal’ or ‘help’ people, but it is simply impossible to do good in the power of evil. Jesus said that a bad tree cannot bear good fruit, (Mt. 7:18.)
Besides, no one dabbling in the occult will be able to ignore the source of evil power, the cruel master of all magic, occult healing, etcetera, for long. Eventually, Satan will send both his servant the witch and the ‘patient’ a shocking bill for his services and favors.
Do ‘good’ and ‘bad’ witches know who’s behind it all?
Satan’s disciples, both pagan or Christian, are completely self-centered. Initially, they do not necessarily have to believe in Satan as an entity. But Satan is behind all sin. So, habitual sinners and ‘occasional’ dabblers in the occult actually do satanic rituals and other ‘magic spells’ without thinking it through or counting the cost. ‘Even’ teacup-reading and horoscopes are occultic and open up the minds of people to demonic control. Satan might make it into “fun,” but he never jokes where the violation of God’s Word is concerned, (Deut. 18:10-14.) However, without caring about the consequences, people become too self-absorbed to realize they are the puppets and instruments of the evil one. Whether witches of all sorts are simply self-idolizers or active Satan worshipers, Satan always gets his way with them.
Eventually, all witches and ‘occult-dabblers’ must make a pact, or sign a Legal Contract with the Devil
The God of the Bible makes it plain that the essence of all witchcraft is disobedience to God, stubbornness to repent from sin, and rebellion against the Word and Spirit of God, which are seated in pride, or the love of self, (1 Sam. 15:22-23.) For the sake of fame, fortune, ‘fertility,’ revenge, power over people, and ‘dissolving’ personal and national problems, countless people have rejected Scriptural obedience to, and dependence upon the Lord Jesus Christ. Instead, they turned to the devil to “give them the kingdoms of the world,” (Mt. 4:3-11.)
It might begin with a silly joke or a playful ritual, but the next step in ‘achieving’ more of their sinful desires is to make a conscious sacrifice to Satan. Desires and sacrifices escalate continuously in relation to one another as witches ‘advance’ step-by-step up ‘Jacob’s ladder,’ until, willfully and ‘legally,’ they sell their souls to the devil. Often, much of this happens without a formal contract or confession, but rather, by following corrupt people or merely their own, sick desires; slipping gradually into the depths of degradation and sin until they reach that dreadful place of no return. Nevertheless, achieving power and worldly status from Satan will always involve a formal, legal contract, pertaining to the conscious, permanent sale of their eternal souls. That is all Satan is really interested in.
In fact, the only thing humanity really has the power to bargain with is their souls, because God made them free-willed beings. Usually, the contract between the person (or witch) and Satan is written in the witch’s own blood on paper or something more sinister; accompanied by blood sacrifice and some form of ritual initiation into Satanism. (Blood-letting tattoos, body modifications, and skewering make excellent mediums to post legal contracts with the devil as they have the ‘advantage’ of desecrating human bodies, which should have been the temple of the Holy Spirit, 1 Cor. 6:15-20.)
Possession by evil spirits is the main part of their dreadful bargain with the devil, although Satan sends demons to control and eventually indwell all those who benefit from, or play with him. In return for the witch’s soul, services, and sacrifices, more and stronger demons control and indwell him or her to achieve their goals. In this way, Satan allows his witches to get what they crave for — and also the power to call up and send forth guiding, familiar, and other demons to supposedly ‘do the witch’s bidding.’ In the euphoria of assuming that they can manifest spiritual power to supposedly ‘create,’ and destroy, control, and impress at will, witches live under the delusion that they themselves are powerful and invincible. As the devil habitually “transforms himself into an angel of light,” witches usually tell people their demons are ‘angels,’ ‘spirit guides,’ ‘familiar spirits,’ ‘fairies,’ ‘orbs,’ ‘spirit helpers,’ and so forth, which they can control, feel, see, tame, and use, while the opposite is true.
In reality, both pagan and Christian witches are always increasingly in danger of demonic torture, destruction, and death. Once the pact is sealed, the witch has no way out, and Satan’s possession and jurisdiction has no limit on the witch’s human spirit, soul or mind, body, unprotected loved ones, and life, (1 Ths. 5:21-23.) The witch has in fact, written out a blank cheque to the greatest scoundrel in history. His final bill will exceed far beyond what the witch can afford. Everyone and everything within the person’s reach, which is not protected by the blood-covenant of the Lord Jesus Christ, will suffer and eventually ‘self-destruct.’ Still, the True, Everlasting Word of God always has the last say, and states, “The wages, which sin (or the devil) pays is death…” However, in His love for all those lost and bound, Jesus, the Free Gift of God, became eternal life for everyone who sincerely flees to Him - praise His Holy Name! - (Rom. 6:21-23.)
PAGAN AND CHRISTIAN INITIATION OR DEDICATION TO STRANGE GODS
The Meaning of Initiations, or Rites of Passage
Pagan/Christian priesthoods designed their ‘rites of passage’ in steps or stages to systematically produce a ‘conformity’ or ‘conversion’ in the religious life of an initiate to ‘earn’ continual acceptance and blessing from a god. This, of course, mimics Biblical repentance from sin and true, inward, emotional growth in Christ through obedience to His Word, which is “transformation” of the soul/mind or thoughts and beliefs. This is a full turnaround from sin such as false church dogma, norms, and forms. It is the opposite of outward, religious ‘conformation’ or church ‘conversion,’ (Rom. 12:1-3.)
Nevertheless, to earn growing acceptance and respect from tribal and church ‘elders,’ family, and the community as a whole, the initiate has to enter gradually, ‘step-by-step,’ into a ‘higher’ form of ‘enlightenment’ or ‘salvation.’
This is done through a series of successive ‘initiation doors’ to ultimately receive all the ‘light’ needed to understand the ‘mysteries’ of religions such as Satanism, Buddhism, Hinduism, masonry, Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, etcetera. In Revelation 17:3-6, John explained what this ‘mystery religion’ is, “I saw a [symbolical] woman sitting on a scarlet beast full of names of blasphemy… having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. [This is not merely the Roman Catholic Church and all her Protestant denominations and other divisions, it is the religious world system that is a replica of the spiritual body of Christ.] And on her forehead a name was written: Mystery, Babylon the great, the mother of harlots, [her many offshoots and denominations…]” Even Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists, the Old and other Apostolic Churches, Messianic Judaism, Herbert W. Armstrong, etcetera, all follow this progressive ‘growth’ through ritual initiation and thus hare in the church norms, forms, and core dogmas of the “mother harlot,” Roman Catholic Christianity.
Some other religions such as Islam also refer to this progressive salvation as “Jacob’s Ladder” - initiating steps, which eventually leads the initiate to some kind of mystical ‘heaven.’ However, mystery and secrecy always have to do with secret sin, underhandedness, and darkness, and therefore, belong to the domain of Satan. For instance, freemasonry consists of three ‘degrees,’ or stages of secret ‘knowledge’ - Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, and Master Mason. Master Masons can then choose to enter one of two paths, the York Rite, or the Scottish rite. Each of these rites has 33 degrees, ‘steps,’ or ‘doors’ of initiation, which lead the initiate deeper and deeper into the ‘higher’ mysteries of this religion. Each degree signifies another step up the ‘celestial ladder,’ which reaches to the ‘Celestial Lodge Above,’ which is their undefined masonic, ‘star-decked’ heaven. This is pure Satanism, yet freemasonry and other masonic orders always introduce themselves as a non-religious, harmless, ‘charity organizations.’
All masonic orders, pagan religions, Church Christianity, and Christian Cults are based on legalism or ‘salvation by works.’ In fact, all types of initiation are doors that lead the initiate deeper into occultism, progressively binding the initiate stronger to the spiritual, mental, and physical precepts of that particular religion, thus bringing the initiate deeper under the control of its controlling hierarchy – and of course, the devil. Rites of passage or initiations all have specific meanings, inaugurating and confirming “a transition or change from one state of life to another.”
Examples of such basic ‘changes,’ ‘conversions,’ or ‘passages of life’ are:
1. A so-called re-birth, (known as Palingenesis,) usually attained by the ritual pagan/Christian ‘baby baptism.’
2. Certified tribal (or church) membership, inaugurated by different teenage ‘confirmation’ rituals.
3. Marriage, inaugurated by a ritual marriage ceremony.
4. Death, inaugurated by pagan/Christian ‘last rites;’ administered by a pastor, priest, or elder to the dying, followed by an official funeral or cremation ceremony, which is part of the so-called Last Rite of Passage into Death.
Regardless of the moral lives pagan and church initiates lead, all members have the hope to ‘enter heaven’ - or in whatever way that religion chooses to define the afterlife through their rites of passage. Thus, in religion, the only real requirement to ‘salvation’ is tribal or church membership. As long as their ‘ordained’ priesthood or clergy inaugurated them into that specific religion through its mandatory rites of passage, they have the hope to reach salvation. However, the ‘uninitiated,’ non-members of that church or specific religion allegedly all ‘die without any hope of salvation.’