Per Fidem Intrepidus means "Fearless Through Faith". My courage isn't my own, it comes from the Holy Spirit, it's my faith in God and my personal savior Christ Jesus that calms my fears and allows me to move forward in this fallen world. Personally I'm afraid of a lot of stuff, but having the faith that Jesus adopted me as his little, sin filled, brother keeps me going.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Most Demonic Thing In Your House.

If I were to market a toy for older kids, ages 10 - 16 would you buy one for your kids? If I made such a toy I would call it a "Magic Disappearing Kit" which is guaranteed to make anything disappear, now would you consider buying it? It's very simple to use: pour some magic powder into the magic tube, screw on the magic end cap, place the magic tube under the object you want to make disappear, light the magic fuse, cover your ears, and watch the fun! I mean, it has to be safe for your kids to use because I'm selling it as a toy, right? Ok, if you haven't guessed, my "Magic Disappearing Kit" is a bomb-making kit guaranteed to make anything disappear, including your hand, and possibly much more than that. 

Naturally you wouldn't want to have your children blowing themselves up, so if you in your God given role as a parent wouldn't buy your children a 'toy' designed to make highly explosive weapons, why would you considering giving them a 'toy' designed to communicate with satanic entities opening yourself and your family to demonic oppression? I'm talking about the Ouija board.

The Ouija board popped into existence in the late 19th century and everything about it is occult in nature. During the mid to late 1800's, America was in the throe the fad of Spiritualism. This was just one more thing to be coming out of the "Burned Over District" of western New York state during that era. Other things to come out of the "Burned Over District" during this time period is utopian communities, Shakers, the "Social Gospel", woman's suffrage, the Oneida Society (a polygamous cult), Mormonism, the Millerites (the origins of the 7th Day Adventists) and the Fox Sisters. The Fox sisters were a trio of frauds who claimed to be mediums and started the seance/spiritualism frenzy which still continues even after their confession of fraudulence.

The Ouija board burst on to the scene in 1886, it was actually a scheme by Charles Kennard and Elijah Bond to make some money off of the spiritualism craze. No one seems to know exactly where the Ouija board originally came from, but Kennard and Bond formed the Kennard Novelty Company to market it. Now for a name. Contrary to popular belief, “Ouija” is not a combination of the French for “yes,” oui, and the German ja. According to research Bond's sister-in-law, Helen Peters, was using the board and asked it what it's name was. It replied "Ouija". When she asked what that meant, it replied "Good Luck"

Kennard and Bond soon applied for a patent knowing that if they couldn't prove that the board worked, they wouldn't get their patent. Bond brought his sister-in-law, Helen Peters, to the patent office with him when he filed his application. The chief patent officer demanded that the board accurately spell out his name, which was supposed to be unknown to Bond and Peters, before he’d allow the patent application. According to all accounts the planchette faithfully spelled out the patent officer’s name and the patent was awarded. The first patent offers no explanation as to how the device works, the patent just asserts that it does.

Today the Ouija board is still being sold as a toy and a party game. The 'game' is simple, a board with letters, numbers, and symbols printed on it, and a planchette. A planchette is a small, usually heart-shaped flat piece of wood equipped with two wheeled castors, the original plancehttes had a pencil-holding aperture, used to facilitate automatic writing, current planchettes used on an Ouija board are plastic and have a glass or clear plastic filled aperture that will reveal the letter below the planchette. Through this simple device people attempt to contact 'the spirits' and ghosts, two persons lightly put their fingertips on the planchette, ask the board a question and then clear their minds. The planchette is reported to then answer the question by moving about the board from letter to letter spelling out the answer.

I used to think it was a scam, that one of the people touching the planchette was actually moving it to freak out the other person. And to be honest I've only physically touched an Ouija board once or twice. On the other hand two women that I know both insist that the Ouija board works and it was a 'pretty cool' but scary experience communicating with "the other side" on numerous occasions in their youth. Now decades later one is a Wiccan pagan worshiping rocks and demons, while the other one is no better off having fallen in with Jehovah's witnesses. She's now so twisted around in their teachings that she thinks Jesus was some kind of Buddhist monk. Both women's lives are in utter shambles and both refuse to turn to God for help.

Giving an Ouija board to a 12 year old as entertainment for her slumber party is the spiritual equivalent of giving your son whiskey and car keys for his 17th birthday. It's reckless, thoughtless, and dangerous. The Ouija board is the velvet covered sledgehammer with a smiley face that Satan uses to break down the walls and rip into your lives. 

To be honest it is not the board and planchette that is the problem, it's the actual use of them that is the problem. Using the Ouija board (like contemplative prayer) is the process of emptying your mind and inviting harmful entities in. They use this opening to enter your mind, your home, and your life. If you use the Ouija you are reaching out to a forbidden entity. It doesn't matter if you're looking to talk to sweet old Aunt Sadie to get her recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies, you as a follower of Christ are not allowed that option.

Reaching out to dead people is called Necromancy. Necromancy is defined as the conjuring of the spirits of the dead for purposes of magically revealing the future or influencing the course of events. In the Bible, necromancy is also called “divination,” “sorcery” and “spiritism” and is forbidden many times in Scripture:
You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor practice divination or soothsaying. (Leviticus 19:26)
10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.  12 “For whoever does these things is detestable to the Lord; and because of these detestable things the Lord your God will drive them out before you. (Deuteronomy 18:10-12)
19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, (Galatians 5:19-20)
Also, if you reach out to a spirit or a ghost and if you get a response you have no control over who or what responds. If something does respond, the chances are very, very good that it is not the ghost of Aunt Sadie, but a demonic entity that would like you to think that it is Aunt Sadie. The internet is filled with stories about demonic influences on people who open themselves to Satan's minions via the Ouija board. Even hard core spiritists publish warnings against using the Ouija board, especially for beginners, because of it's ability to allow demons to control you. And it doesn't matter if you do or do not believe in demonic beings, God does;
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12)
Paul here is plainly telling us, there are dark demonic forces unseen, they are behind the evil of this world, and they are out for us, they are our true enemy. Look a the gospel of Mark, there's demon's popping up everywhere. The one thing we know about demons for sure is that if we give them an opening they will pounce. Christians cannot be demonically possessed, possession = ownership, and we are already owned, purchased by the blood of Christ (Acts 20:28). However we can be oppressed. Demonic oppression is what happens when evil spiritual forces urge us to sin, to deny and doubt God's word, to feel spiritually dead, to begin to doubt our salvation and relationship with Jesus.  This oppressive work is performed by demons, which are fallen angels who resist God, and are at war against God. Since we are owned by God and loved by Him they seek to hurt God by hurting us. Their goal is to bring as many people as possible into rebellion against God and join them in condemnation in hell. 
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:8)
Please, please, please brothers and sisters in Christ, do not give the devil an opening, If there's an ouija board in your house, stashed in the attic in a forgotten trunk or set aside for kids parties, burn it, then pray.

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