Monday, October 26, 2009

Spiritual Warfare: The Occult Has Demonic Influence

St. Michael by Giordano
St. Michael by Giordano
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By Bishop Donald Montrose, D.D.

By the "occult," we are speaking of some supra-human or supernatural
influence that is not from God. We commonly associate the occult with that
which has demonic influence.

In the United States today the occult has become much more popular than it was twenty years ago. Today, there is popular Satanic music, Satanic street gangs, an increase in Satanic worship, a more widespread use of the
horoscope and study of the signs of the zodiac, and Satanic games that can
be purchased. In spite of this, many people do not take the occult seriously.
They laugh off the notion of the Power of Evil as actually being a part of the
"real" world in which we live.

I do believe that demonic influence is very real and that it constitutes a
dangerous threat to our spiritual well-being. What is written here is, at best,
a brief summary of a reality that I have no desire to spend much time
exploring. My purpose is simply to give you enough knowledge to be able to
at least suspect the presence of the occult so that you can avoid it
Read the rest here

H/T Sue Cifelli


fratres said...

Hi Esther--

Funny, I was just headed over here to ask you to pray with me over this:

Occult? You bet... Doubting the reality of the Devil and his influence leds eventually to a sorrow-filled and broken heart/life that few today realize lies ahead in their future...

Great post, and tempted to snatch for Fratres...

Peace and prays from rainy Oregon.
james mary

Esther G. said...

James Mary, go ahead and post it on your blog too.

Loci B. Lenar said...

Esther, in your free time, please visit my blog regarding recent signs and wonders arising from Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that are connected to St. Michael the Archangel.

Esther G. said...

I have shared your link on my blog. Thanks Loci.