THE CHILDREN: A GLOBAL EFFORT
By Jill Cohen Walker, J.D.
Most of us know things are afoot in the spiritual realm including a major battle for the souls of the children. From the once-famous Smurfs and their “delightfully innocent” spells used by witches worldwide through the Harry Potter fiasco, it’s a given that Satan (from the Hebrew Ha Satan; the adversary or accuser) is up to no good. Children have been brainwashed by such fantasies as the Wizard of Oz, with its bad witches and “good” witches, for decades. That movie was shown repeatedly last July 4th weekend and during the Christmas holiday season. Think it was a fluke? I don’t.
According to the American Family Association of Michigan (AFAM), a middle school principal in Midland promised that the school newspaper wouldn’t include articles that encourage students (11 through 13) to participate in and experiment with witchcraft. That was because a student wrote an article for the winter 2005 issue of the school paper titled “Good Witch or Bad Witch?” Evidently, his aunt is a Wiccan witch and he chose to experiment with “this religion and see if this is the way for me.”
Gary Glenn, president of the Midland chapter of AFAM, cited several reasons why the principal’s decision was a wise one, among them “legal liability for any physical, mental, or emotional harm or suffering by students as a result of endorsing witchcraft in the schools.” (Ironically, the French government uses the same argument against Christians.) Glenn also mentioned a criminal case in Muskegon and another in Ohio. In both cases “the practice of witchcraft and Wicca was a motivating factor . . . in which children were sexually molested and murdered, respectively.”
Worldviews like those held by Wiccans lure teens by providing a false sense of belonging without the moral absolutes we know to be true from God’s Word. According to the Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry, “Wicca is a very popular movement in America and Europe. It’s based on “ancient agrarian religious belief[s] out of northern Europe” (The very name of the continent, Europe, is steeped in mythology.)
Because it’s nature-based, it comes with god and goddess worship, witchcraft, spells, and divination, even incantations designed to bring influence upon circumstances and/or people.” Wiccans tailor their beliefs and practices to their own desires. They create their own religious system based on personal “preferences,” and use it to control and influence every aspect of their lives (Read Isaiah 53:5-6). Mainstream bookstores are now loaded with information on witchcraft aimed at youth.
My co-author, Jack, came across a site that serves as a Wiccan primer for children. The site attempts to reassure parents that Wicca and Satanism are not the same. This may be accurate since modern day Satanism is more akin to hedonism, i.e., pleasure-seeking or self-gratification. While Wicca actively courts Satan’s favor, Satanism, so-called, serves the desires of the flesh. Self seems to reign supreme in every nation, in every religion, in every tongue. That Christianity forbids self-worship does not exclude Christians from occasionally stumbling (and even more occasionally wallowing) in self-adulation. The website also leads to a school that teaches tantric sex and several other damnable acts. Satan has already hung several millstones (Luke 17:2) around his own neck, but is still recruiting more lost ones into his fate, most of them children. In fact, the Bible states the all acts of rebellion against God are a form of witchcraft. “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry…”—1Samuel 15:23
“I know people crave personal empowerment, especially when they don’t know the Lord of Glory, but witchcraft is literally marketed to the most vulnerable in our society—the children,” Jack said. “Has Rowling’s Potter so misdirected us that we’re unwilling to speak against Satan and his wiles?”
The indoctrination into a morass (as in sludge) of mystical powers did not begin with J. K. Rowling’s opus. Over the last century, there’s been a general softening of the nation’s stance against witchcraft, and that softening has infiltrated mainstream Christianity. This was, in part, a backlash to the Salem Witch Trials of the seventeenth century, but one only has to investigate the beliefs of the Lucis Trust (originally The Lucifer Publishing Company) to know how steeped our government and the United Nations are in witchcraft. And what about our Founding Fathers, many of whom were Masons, a fraternal order steeped in witchcraft and the occult.
The truth is that humanity is evil, made so through the fall of man. We willingly turn our backs on God and believe the liberal lie that man is redeemable by his own actions or good choices. That lie is in direct opposition to the redemptive work of Christ. Our “good choices” absent God’s grace got us into the mess we’re in now.
Of course, Satan’s greatest deceptions are to make us believe he doesn’t exist or that we have time, which is the case today. We’re too sophisticated to comprehend spiritual warfare and believe that what’s really evil can be cured with medicines, counseling, or after we’ve had our fun. Redemption, however, doesn’t lie in our ability to medicate or counsel, and time is running out. Redemption lies only in the person of Yeshua and Him crucified.
So here’s a little question: Why do we leave our children at the mercy of a society of fallen man? The evil we’ve witnessed over the last century—in the name of social progress—should be a clarion call for all of us. We’ve seen God banished from our classrooms, the pitiless slaughter of a generation of our youngest and most innocent, and the vilest perversions accepted as “mainstream.” And you want to let your children roam free in this decadence? Not a wise decision . . .
An online manual titled “Law Enforcement Guide To Witchcraft, Wicca And Other Earth Religions,” sports a patriotic emblem at the top of the page and the following quote: “It doesn't do any good to get mad at ignorant people. But, if you educate them, you will in all probability gain enemies as well as friends”.... Rhuddlwm's Grandfather. Religions once considered satanic are now called “earth religions.” The guide helps law enforcement agencies understand those religions so they’ll allow them to practice undisturbed. Sacrificing a cat, a dog, a baby? Worshipping dark forces? No problem! The police should just let them practice their religions without interference no matter how sick, twisted, perverted, and criminal they are; no matter how many children are drawn in or forced into such practices.
In “Heresy in the Hood II: Witchcraft among Children and Teens in America,” author Linda P. Harvey said “it’s a different America today from the relative innocence of 1999, when I first wrote about witchcraft among American youth. That was the year Harry Potter burst upon the American scene. The year before, Teen Witch: Wicca for a New Generation by Silver Ravenwolf was published, offering how–to instructions specifically to curious adolescents about the beliefs and practice of sorcery.”
Ms. Harvey explained that “ever since playwright Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible in the 1950’s to parallel the McCarthy hearings, a ‘witch hunt’ has become one of the left’s favorite epithets to intimidate the devout, who are, of course, merely unenlightened dullards.” But, she said, “witchcraft is real, and so is the unchanging Christian prohibition against it. Any power other than God is forbidden, starting with the First Commandment, and attempting to do ‘magick’ exposes one to contact with demonic power, whether or not one names it as such.”
She also pointed out that there’s no difference between white and black witchcraft because “neither involve the biblically revealed Creator or Christ as Savior.” She explained that “both are elements of rebellion used for selfish, not Christ–centered purposes. Humans do have access to divine power, but it is through prayer to God and Him alone, not other named or imagined spirits. And, God’s will determines the final outcome; rituals or other works of humans do not.”
Harry Potter books and movies guide children down a powerless path of destruction. As Harvey puts it, “God is in charge even if the fictional Harry Potter or his friend Hermoine cast ‘spells.’ Yet Potter fans will never hear about God’s real, omnipotent power by reading the Christ–less Rowling books or seeing the Potter movies. One of the biggest and most artificial aspects of these stories is this pretense. In this sense, they truly are fantasies.”
That doesn’t stop the greedy entrepreneurs from cashing in. They’ve unleashed the big guns on the children who are buying into it with little or no parental supervision. Even parents who do supervise see it as just another activity in which the children can engage with little or no harm done to them. And after all, little Johnny is reading thanks to those “wonderful” Harry Potter books. Another lie of evil.
Last year, while dining at my local bagel shop, I took a doctor-mandated break from sitting (my activities are all timed) and stepped outside. I returned to face the truth of pagan and witchcraft influence on our youth. At the table next to ours were two students immersed in college homework. My friend said, “Poor guy’s a liberal.” I turned to him and said, “Well, in the words of Michael Savage, it’s a mental disorder, but don’t fret. It’s curable.” The young man said he didn’t want to be cured because he’s gay and Satan doesn’t judge him. Moreover, he’s mad at God because he didn’t help him stop being gay.
He wanted me to read passages from his satanic bible, but I refused. I told him he’d chosen the wrong side if he wants real power. Satan is a creation, not the Creator. It was like talking to a wall. He’s spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically polluted. I ended our discussion, prayed for him, and haven’t talked with him since. He and his female sidekick now work at the restaurant and business is steadily declining.
We’re steeped in brainwashing agendas that bear no resemblance to the truth. This invasion of “worldviews” has left the American culture dangling on the precipice of total destruction as is evidenced by the writings of People for the American Way. (They should change their name to People for the Anti-Christ.) There’s nothing traditionally American about them, but their goal is no different than any witchcraft group or cult: retrain Americans to believe something other than the truth—God’s truth.
Look at their website, in particular an article titled “Back to School with the Religious Right,” and you’ll recoil at their deep and pervasive hatred of anything “right wing.” This mega-large organization promotes some of the worst hedonism (a strong component of anti-Christism) in our schools and within our government—one that demands freedom of expression for itself and its members, but works to deny such freedoms to Christians. How much damage have they caused young people?
Ms. Harvey said those lured into the “pseudo-spirituality of witchcraft and neo-paganism buy the lie that the Bible’s claims are questionable,” which causes the destruction of any “spiritual cohesiveness.” She explains the irony of one of Wicca’s claims: that “the ‘goddess’ and earth-centered religions were here before the existence of Christianity. Christians know that God created everything and “Christ has been eternally part of the Godhead, present from the beginning.” This debate obscures the issue and ignores one important truth. As Harvey wrote, “nothing is more ancient than the prohibitions against witchcraft and sorcery, and this is just one more way the Bible (if one takes the trouble to read it) reveals timeless knowledge.”
I’ve often told young people there’s nothing “new” about New Ageism. I agree with Harvey; they’re not “progressive” practices and they’re no surprise to God. They’ve been around since the Creation. The Old and New Testaments are filled with “descriptions of pagan practices . . . witchcraft, casting spells, astrology, goddess–worship, fortune–telling, and worshipping the moon, sun or stars.” These practices are, as Harvey wrote, “an attempt to override the one true God and ‘discover’ different truths, those that just happen to support . . . self–interest, when God has our highest self–interest in mind all along.”
Allowing children to participate, even “innocently” in witchcraft shows how far removed we are from good parenting. Remember the words, “Suffer the children to come unto Me.” That means Christ, not Harry Potter, the Smurfs, Wicca, or paganism of any kind. The First Commandment is quite clear on the issue, but that commandment has been banished from the public square and the minds and hearts of the majority of our children, just as the New World Order crowd was so careful to mastermind. Sadly, they just might find themselves victims of the very same children they sought to deceive.
warns Midland officials: school newspaper’s promotion of witchcraft may
expose children to harm.
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Jill Cohen Walker earned a BA from Goddard College in 1977, a JD from Franklin Pierce Law Center in 1980, and an MS in journalism at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1999. A freelance writer for fifteen years, she has written numerous articles for tech magazines and newspapers, and co-authored a book on hiring practices in the printing industry.
She taught Social Studies for one year in a northern middle school, and medical-legal and bio-medical courses in the Allied Health division of a local community college for four years. A student of legal history and the US Constitution, she began to study current events and Bible prophecies in March 1985. Her deep interest in and awareness of American politics started during the 2000 elections when she realized the prophetic time clock was ticking fast. She is the co-author of the novel "The Call to Prayer". (www.thecalltoprayer.net).
children to participate, even “innocently” in witchcraft shows how far
removed we are from good parenting. Remember the words, “Suffer the children
to come unto Me.” That means Christ, not Harry Potter...