There are three levels of demonic influence on men: (1) temptation, (2) oppression, and (3) possession. Temptation comes to everyone. Oppression, in the form of great sorrow of spirit or great external tragedies, happens to many. Possesion is rare and happens only to those who are asking for trouble by violating God's essential safety precautions such as his severe prohibition against the occult: "There shall not be found among you any one who burns his son or daughter as an offering, any one who practices divination, a soothsayer, or an augur, or a sorcerer, or a charmer, or a medium, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord" (Dt 18:11-12). The same evil spirits who inspire human sacrifice inspire these other activities. Serious fortune-telling, seances, or ouija boards are linked to the same demonic causes as sacrificingone's children. All Hollywood hype aside, the real demon possession behind The Exorcist film began with playing a ouija board. That is asking for trouble in a big way, freely opening the door of your soul to-you know not what. That's the only way any spirit, evil or good, can enter your soul: by your free choice.
When Israel entered the Promised Land, the Cannanites were worshipping demon spirits: Astarte (Ashtaroth) and Moloch. The valley of Gehenna, or Ge Hinom, outside Jerusalem, was the place of human sacrifice of children to these demons. The Jews thought this place so evil that they would not live there but only burned their garbage there, day and night. They didn't have matches, so the fire had to be kept lit and never be allowed to die out. This was the image Jesus used for hell: Gehenna.
Spirits never die. Moloch still demands human sacrifice, four thousand every day in America alone. The demon spirit behind the smoke that rose from Ge Hinom is quite possibly the same spirit behind the smoke that rises from the chimneys of abortion mills today and the smoke that rose from the chimneys of Auschwitz fifty years ago and from the pyramids of Mexico City almost five hundred years ago.
Sunday, October 01, 2006
Demons and Abortion
OK, I may sound obssessed about this book, but I'm going to quote again: (for the last time I promise)