Jamal Bryant calls out Christians who burn sage, says it’s ‘witchcraft,’ ‘satanic aromatherapy’

138278_w_760_630Jamal Bryant is New Birth Missionary Baptist Church’s senior pastor. Burning sage (inset). | Facebook/New Birth; Instagram/dirtworks_ceramics

 

Calling sage burning “witchcraft” and “satanic aromatherapy,” Pastor Jamal Bryant of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Stonecrest, Georgia, warned his members on Monday to stay away from the practice.

In a teaching session with the women of his church streamed on YouTube, Bryant explained that he had to dive into some research on the practice after two members of his church gifted him sage for his new home in Atlanta.

I “was amazed because two saints gave me sage for my new house. I didn’t know what to do with it. I was unsure of it. And all the more, why they’d feel comfortable giving it to a pastor. Then I began to research and study it and found out that the sales of it have gone up by over 200% in the last four years and have to be constantly placed on restock in natural health stores.”

After researching the practice, however, Bryant has concluded that it is a demonic New Age practice that Christians shouldn’t be involved with.

“Another word for burning sage is smudging. The thought of the Native Americans is that certain herbs carry spirits in them … and when you burn certain herbs you’re calling on those spirits to dispel evil or vexing spirits or energies from a space, from an object or person. And so it is their contention that when I am burning sage, I am then calling down a spirit or calling up a spirit to then wrestle with that energy that’s in a room, that’s in a car or in a person,” Bryant argued.

“So are those who burn sage and then put it around themselves saying that they don’t want any negative energy around them or negative energy approaching them?  … It is highly practiced now by the New Age movement,” he said.

The New Age movement, which currently attracts the “largest amount of African Americans in our history,” Bryant argued, does not bring glory to the God of the Bible but seeks to make humans like gods.

“They are spiritual. They just do not believe or submit to authority … They believe through the doctrine of New Age faith or New Age theology, that mortals or humanity through the right wave of devotion and meditation can ascend themselves to become a deity. So they become their own gods,” he noted.

“So church or religion becomes a problem because it demands accountability and submission to authority for a generation who does not want to submit and has a problem with authority figures. So these same people who ascribe to New Age theology or have praying hands tattooed unto their chest will have the word ‘God’ tattooed on their neck but you can’t assume it’s the same God or that the prayers are pointed in the same direction,” the megachurch pastor said. “Gotta be careful when people believe that they are their own god.”

Bryant further argued that Christians have a hard time identifying people who see themselves as their own god because they subscribe to a limited definition of demonic possession.

“The people who believe that they are their own god, we don’t know how to approach them or even how to attack it because we have minimized demonic possession as those who are foaming around their mouth, eyes are roaming in the back of their head and they are squirming on the floor. That’s how we’ve recognized demons,” he said.

Demonic possession, he argued, can be reflected in a number of ways, including when someone cannot apologize or is unwilling to submit to the leadership and order of their church.

“A demonic possession can be someone quite frankly, who doesn’t know how to apologize. Demonic possession can be, I can take no authority for my error. ‘It was you that made me hit you.’ That’s a demon. ‘I wouldn’t have cursed you out had you not made me. Had you just given me what I asked for the first time then we wouldn’t have gone through all of this.’ That is a demonic principality and a demonic order,” Bryant said.

“The spirit of the anti-Christ is now slithering into our children and the next generation by putting a seed plot of rejection of authority and order. God is a God of order. God is a God of authority so you can see where demons show up in church,” he said. “…Satan never wants to fall in line to authority and order so people who are out of order are operating out of the spirit of satanic principalities.”

He noted that people who burn sage in their home to ward off bad energy or evil spirits to usher in more positive vibes are practicing “satanic intercession” because they are not operating under God’s authority.

“I’m practicing satanic intercession ‘cause I am invoking these spirits that are not holy, that are not sanctified to reveal themselves. To reveal themselves and I am telling weeds and grass and herbs you have authority over the spirits in my house. And nowhere in there am I calling on the name of God. Nowhere in there am I calling on the name of Jesus,” he said.

Christians who depend on burning sage to complement their faith, he argued, are devaluing the power of Christ’s anointing in their life.

“This level of witchcraft is in-depth … I’ve so questioned the strength of my anointing that I believe who comes into my presence can contaminate my spirit. How weak am I that I can’t be in the presence of somebody whose spirit is off. If I am anointed … and somebody who is not like God comes into my presence I shouldn’t be the one backing up. It should be them backing up ’cause they sense what’s on me,” he said.

“Satan is cunning because he is a deceiver. Isn’t it amazing that we’ve got throngs of our friends who will burn it, who will practice it, who will utilize it but if you talk about casting out demons they call you spooky or you’re too spiritual? They don’t want you to cast out demons but want you to push away spirits. I’m pushing them away, I’m not killing them. The role of those of us who are in the body of Christ and traffic in the supernatural is not to give Satan and his imps a restraining order, we’re supposed to give him a death sentence.”

 

Disney introduces kids to world of demons, witchcraft in new ‘The Owl House’ show

‘Humans are not well-liked’ in ‘Demon town,’ where ‘the most powerful witch on the Boiling Iles’ lives.

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The Disney Channel will premiere a new cartoon – The Owl House – on Friday, January 10, that promises to introduce young viewers to a world of demons and witchcraft.

According to Disney, “The series follows self-assured teenage girl Luz, who discovers a portal to another realm where humans are not well-liked, and she must disguise herself in order to fit in at witch school.”

Disney describes that realm as a “Demon town,” where Luz takes up residence with Eda the Owl Lady, “the most powerful witch on the Boiling Iles.”

Luz declares, “Someday, I’m going to be just like her.”

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Screenshot: Disney trailer for ‘The Owl House’

Disney: going farther into the darkness of the spiritual world that opposes God

“Folks, if you think this latest ‘Owl House’ show is just ‘fantasy and fun’ think again,” wrote Deborah Bunting in a commentary penned for CBN (The Christian Broadcasting Network).

“The show tries to portray witchcraft as a positive tool to fight evil,” explained Bunting.

“That’s similar to what real-life witches have been promoting over the past few years as they’ve been putting hexes on President Trump and others in order to fight for their beliefs.”

“Over the years, Disney has gone farther and farther into the darkness of the spiritual world that opposes the living God, coming up with programming and characters that lead the vulnerable into that dark world of deception.”

“This spiritual realm that opposes God is real. Demons are real,” warns Bunting. “And they are out to deceive your children and draw them in to be pawns of the enemy of their souls, the Devil, otherwise known as Satan. His devices and plans are to destroy your kids and grandkids spiritually, physically and emotionally. You must protect them from being enticed into this demonic world.”

Making the demon realm ‘feel like home’ for kids

“The original pitch (for the show) was ‘girl hangs out with witch in hell,’” voice actor Alex Hirsch told Newsweek.com.

The show’s art director, Ricky Cometa, explained that when the show’s creator, Dana Terrace, first approached him, “she said that ‘we’re trying to make this demon realm a part of Disney.’”’

“We really wanted to make this demon realm feel like home, and just had to figure out how to do it,” said Cometa.

The writers room for the show is “full of books on witchcraft, witches and spells to take inspiration from,” according to the Newsweek piece.
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The visual design of the show is inspired by various European painters such as Hieronymus Bosch, who was best known for his surrealistic depictions of hell.

Show creator Terrace, who first became acquainted with religious painters while growing up in Catholic school, said Bosch’s twisted takes on angels and demons would make for a “cool show in that art style.”

Opening children to demons’ influence ‘will only end in affliction and suffering’

Last month, controversy arose over when major retailers such as Walmart, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble offered a book inviting young children to learn how to summon demons.

Written for 5- to 10-year-olds, A Children’s Book of Demons directs kids to “conjure gentle demons by writing their sigils, which serve as ‘a phone number’ straight to the spirit.”

“As ridiculous as the ‘demons’ contained in the book may be, there is nothing innocent or fun about even pretending to summon evil spirits,” noted Elizabeth Johnston, aka  Activist Mommy, on her blog. “But who is to say it is pretend? The spirit world is real and is no laughing matter.”

“It is a sign of the degeneration of our society that making use of demons is considered acceptable, and it manifests ignorance of their malice and desire to do us harm,” renowned exorcist, Fr. Chad Ripperger, told LifeSiteNews. “Books such as these ought to be avoided by parents and children, as they pose a possible opening to demons’ influence in their lives, which will only end in affliction and suffering.”

“Parents would be well warned that it is not something ‘silly,’ but contrary to the proper formation of their children,” he continued. “Opening up children to this at a young age will often place the child in a mindset that diabolic influence of demons in his life is not something serious or to be avoided.”

While The Owl House has not yet premiered, The Disney Channel has already signed on for a second season of the show to be produced.

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Brooklyn witches plan ‘a public hex on Brett Kavanaugh!

Dozens of witches say they plan to gather in New York City this month to hex Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was sworn in to the nation’s highest court last week despite facing several allegations of sexual misconduct.

Dakota Bracciale, a Brooklyn-based witch who is organizing the Oct. 20 event, said the witches see the hex as a radical act of resistance that continues witchcraft’s long history as a refuge and weapon for the “oppressed, downtrodden and marginalized.”

“Witchcraft has been used throughout history as a tool and ally for people on the fringes of society who will not ever really get justice through the powers that be,” Bracciale told HuffPost. “So they have to exact their own justice.”

Bracciale, who organized three hexes against President Donald Trump last year, said the ritual is meant to be cathartic for victims of sexual assault. Kavanaugh will apparently be a focal point for the hex, but not the only target. The public hex is meant to exact revenge on “all rapists and the patriarchy at large which emboldens, rewards and protects them,” a Facebook page dedicated to the event states.

Days before Kavanaugh’s confirmation, California professor Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that she was “100 percent” certain Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her in the 1980s when they were both in high school. Two other women also came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against the then-nominee for the high court. Kavanaugh denied the allegations against him.

Kavanaugh’s confirmation unleashed a wave of anger from survivors of sexual assault. Many believed it sent a harmful message to victims ― suggesting that even if they are praised as “credible,” as Ford was, their assailants will still escape punishment.

Bracciale said Kavanaugh’s confirmation was more proof that survivors of sexual assault may not get the justice they need by going through the courts, and that the hex is about “exacting justice that would otherwise be denied to you.”

Hexes are “not something you do lightly,” Bracciale added, “but it is something you have in your arsenal or toolbox.”

Bracciale said a hex is fundamentally different from a “binding” spell, which is about trying to block someone from doing something and limits others’ agency. A hex is a more direct attack that treats its target as an equal in a supernatural fistfight, Bracciale said.

While some modern-day witches are opposed to the idea of placing hexes or curses on others because of the potential harm it could cause, Bracciale said witches who claim witchcraft is all about “good vibes and good thoughts” don’t have “an existence that calls for this type of thing.”

“But many of us do,” Bracciale said. “Witchcraft was always practiced by people who were cast out, harmed by society and had to make their own way.”

The hexing ritual is scheduled to take place at Catland, an occult bookstore and spiritual community space in Brooklyn. It will involve photos and effigies of Kavanaugh, Bracciale said, along with graveyard dirt and coffin nails.

The exact spells spoken during the ritual will be determined by the needs of the group that assembles for the hex, Bracciale said, explaining that some people may want to add words that place a hex on their rapists or abusive partners.

About 1,000 people say they have plans to attend the sold-out event, which only has a capacity for 60. Catland is planning to livestream the hex and distribute instructions on social media for people who want to replicate the ritual at home.

Half of Catland’s proceeds from the event will be donated to Planned Parenthood and the Ali Forney Center, a New York City shelter for homeless LGBTQ youth.

While many at the event will likely believe in the power of the hex to harm to its target, Bracciale said the event will probably also attract secular people who are drawn by the sense of community the ritual creates.

“Even if you don’t believe in the magic of it, you’re given the space and the affirmation, having your voice heard, feeling a sense of fellowship and camaraderie,” Bracciale said. “We’re putting out the message that you’re not alone, we’re not leaving you alone with the monsters.”

EXCLUSIVE: Beyoncé’s former drummer tells DailyMailTV she’s been ‘bullied’ by the superstar, claiming she put a spell on her cat and ruined her love life by ‘jumping into other bodies’ to watch her be intimate with partners

  • Kimberly Thompson claims Beyoncé is hell-bent on destroying every aspect of her life, including her career, relationships and finances, all out of jealousy
  • The 37-year-old, who was in Beyoncé’s all girl band as drummer for seven years, filed for a restraining order against the singer in a bid to ‘cut the cord’
  • The musician says the superstar practices witchcraft, casting spells on her kitten and on her, which allowed her to be ‘manipulated sexually’
  • She told DailyMailTV: ‘She’s just been… just basically doing anything and everything to damage any type of happiness that I could have’
  • Thompson believes Beyoncé has paid people to fire her from jobs 
  • She filed the restraining order not as a publicity stunt but ‘to cut the cord’ with someone she once loved and ‘put on a pedestal’
  • The drummer said she hopes others who have been in similar situations are inspired to do the same and stand up for themselves.

Beyoncé‘s former drummer has spoken out about the years of torment she claims she has suffered at the hands of the superstar, alleging Beyoncé put a spell on her cat and ruined her love life, she revealed in an exclusive interview with DailyMailTV.

Kimberly Thompson filed for a restraining order against Beyoncé, claiming for the past six years the singer has led a campaign of harassment against her that included the practice of witchcraft and ‘magic spells of sexual molestation’.

The 37-year-old, who was in Beyoncé’s all-girl band as a drummer for seven years, accuses her of being hell-bent on destroying every aspect of her life, including her career, relationships and finances, all out of jealousy.

Thompson spoke to DailyMailTV in a desperate attempt to have Beyoncé leave her alone, explaining: ‘She’s not been able to let me go, she’s not been able to let me progress into a mature woman and work with other people.

‘She’s just been… basically doing anything and everything to damage any type of happiness that I could have.’

507C346500000578-6202293-image-a-2_1537802161125Kimberly Thompson claims Beyoncé is hell-bent on destroying every aspect of her life, including her career, relationships and finances, all out of jealousy

509C34F800000578-6202293-image-m-4_1537806253716Thompson filed for a restraining order against Beyoncé, claiming for the past six years she led a campaign of harassment against her that included the practice of witchcraft and ‘magic spells of sexual molestation’

Thompson said she filed the restraining order not as a publicity stunt but ‘to cut the cord’ with someone she once loved and ‘put on a pedestal’.

The drummer said she hopes others who have been in similar situations are inspired to do the same and stand up for themselves.

Thompson said to DailyMailTV: ‘I’ve just been bullied this entire time.

‘This has been going on for a very long time so it has taken god’s strength to really make me get up and stand up for myself, starting with the restraining order.

‘I don’t want anything to do with this person at all.

‘This has been a complete nightmare. I’ve been absolutely, brutally abused by her trying to control everything I’m doing,’ she claims.

Despite Thompson’s claims of harassment, a judge denied her request for a temporary restraining order.

Beyoncé, who is currently on tour with her husband Jay-Z, has not commented on the allegations.

Thompson claims Beyoncé used witchcraft that allowed her to be ‘manipulated sexually’, saying the singer did this by ‘jumping into other bodies’ to watch her be intimate with partners.

Thompson said she came to a breaking point a year ago when she found out from two psychics that Beyoncé had cast a spell on her kitten, which had been brutally attacking her.

Thompson said she only had the cat for around a month before the animal started behaving strangely and ‘doing weird magical stuff’.

509C446200000578-6202293-image-a-8_1537808406117Thompson told DailyMailTV: ‘I’ve just been bullied this entire time. This has been going on for a very long time so it has taken god’s strength to really make me get up and stand up for myself, starting with the restraining order’

She said: ‘I was getting abused. Every time I came home from work to rest, I was just being abused to the point where I’m still healing from a scratch on my rib cage.

‘It drew blood, it was awful. It was so manic and gnarly that I ended up calling two psychics. I got the word from the first psychic and I didn’t want to believe it.

‘So I called later to get a confirmation to make sure, because I didn’t want to believe.

‘They were like the cat has a spell on it. I said what about [Beyoncé] and they were like yes, [Beyoncé] put a spell on the cat and you need to get rid of it right away, otherwise you’ll be in really, really, huge trouble.’

Thompson claims that Beyoncé later had the cat killed, which ‘ripped out’ her heart.

In a bid to get away from the singer’s alleged control, Thompson says she attempted to move cities but claims Beyoncé still found a way ‘to manipulate and control that’.

She explained: ‘It was a very wicked tactic to keep me down, to keep me under some type of control. I’ve had enough.

‘This has been going on since 2006 and just has been getting worse, and worse and worse.

‘For a very long time, I put this person on a pedestal, I loved them… and the entire time, this person was casting spells, and manipulating and controlling my job situation, my relationships, just all kind of things.’

509C446A00000578-6202293-image-a-9_1537808489517Thompson claims Beyoncé put witchcraft spells on her that allowed her to be ‘manipulated sexually’, saying the singer did this by ‘jumping into other bodies’ and watched her be intimate with partners.

Thompson said she regrets ever working with the superstar, adding: ‘I’m even embarrassed that I have worked with them because it has literally shattered every thing that I tried to build after doing that work in my life.

‘I always said when I was a kid, I never would want to regret anything, but this I regret.

‘I regret that we ever worked together because it has turned my life completely upside down.’

Thompson claims Beyoncé has gone as far as to use her ideas, even encouraging other celebrities to do the same.

She said: ‘I have a lot to give to the world and she’s just, I think there’s a huge amount of jealousy there that she hasn’t discussed with me.

‘It’s just been a nightmare to try and move on and do other things for other people without it getting totally destroyed.

‘Other people I’ve worked with have been paid to fire me. I found this out and then it just kept happening. It was a pattern.’

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Study: A Voodoo Doll Of The Boss Will Make Your Employees Happier!?

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Allowing disgruntled staff to stab voodoo dolls of their boss could help them feel less resentful and improve the quality of their work, a new study has suggested.

According to the Health and Safety Executive, more than 12 million Britons are forced to take time off work each year because of stress and anxiety, often caused by pressure from overbearing or abusive managers.

But rather than allowing staff to brood over their mistreatment, which can be detrimental to work, business experts have suggested they should be allowed to take out their anger on voodoo dolls.

A study of 229 workers in the US and Canada found that engaging in ‘symbolic retaliation’ lowered feelings of injustice by one third.

Although revenge is often viewed negatively, the researchers say the findings highlight ‘the largely overlooked benefit of retaliation from the victim’s perspective.’

Assistant Professor Dr Lindie Liang, of Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario Canada said voodoo dolls could help staff

“As weird as it sounds, yes,” she said  “We found a simple and harmless symbolic act of retaliation can make people feel like they’re getting even and restoring their sense of fairness.

“It may not have to be a voodoo doll per se: theoretically anything that serves as a symbolic act of retaliation, like throwing darts at a picture of your boss, might work.

Symbolically retaliating against an abusive boss can benefit employees psychologically by allowing them to restore their sense of justice in the workplace.”

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The participants in the study used an online voodoo doll programme created by Dumb.com, which allows users to name the effigy after their boss, and sticking it with pins, burn it with a candle, and pinch it with pliers.

Although voodoo dolls are often linked to Africa and the Americas in popular fiction, early records suggest they have their origins in the British medieval period, when people would make rag dolls or sculptures of witches – called poppetts – and pierce them with pins to inflict harm or break an enchantment.

The dolls were later mistakenly linked with Afro-Caribbean Voodoo or Vodou.

The report authors decided to embark on the study because previous research suggested that people who feel they have been treated unfairly will lash out at their abuser, but it can spark a spiral of retaliation and counter-retaliation which is detrimental in the long term.

“We wanted to see, rather than actually retaliating against the abusive boss, whether mistreated employees could benefit from harmless acts of symbolic retaliation,” added Dr Liang.

For the study, the participants were asked to recall and visualise a workplace interaction which had involved abuse from a supervisor. Some were then asked to retaliate using a voodoo doll, before all completed a task to fill in the blanks to complete words.

Those who had been allowed to stick pins in their virtual boss were far less likely to still feel bitter, and were also better at completing the word exercise.

In a paper in the journal The Leadership Quarterly, the authors conclude: “These findings suggest that retaliation not only benefits individual victims, but may also benefit the organization as a whole, given that justice perceptions is important for employee performance and well-being.”

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South African Convicted of Murdering Four Children to Sell Ears to Witch Doctor!

A judge in South Africa sentenced a man to four life sentences in prison on Tuesday for the murder of his nieces and nephews – whose ears, he confessed, he planned to sell at a high price to a witch doctor for use in potions.

Southern African countries have spent much of the last decade fighting violence fueled by witch doctor, or traditional herbalist, demands for body parts to use in their ceremonies and potions. In nations like Tanzania and Malawi, the body parts of albino people can fetch as much as $75,000 for a whole body, according to United Nations studies. Tanzania has the largest albino population on the continent.

In South Africa, 32-year-old Ben Zimele Mbhele pleaded guilty to killing his two nieces and two nephews, aged between four and 12, last year after meeting a man who told him that the children’s ears would sell at a high price to a witch doctor that he knew. Mbhele reportedly told police initially that he had to kill the children because they “were haunting him and that it was a satanic act,” according to South Africa’s the Times. His story changed when the court found that Mbhele took out a life insurance policy on the four children shortly before they were found dead, and collected 60,000 South African rand (about $5,000) total on the four children.

The children were found with their left ears cut off and multiple stab wounds in their body. They appear to have lived with their uncle and the rest of the large family, according to South Africa’s News24, and Mbhele was found to have taken out the life insurance money without telling the rest of the family.

The case is the latest in a string of violent crimes reportedly fueled by the witchcraft market in Africa. In Zambia, police recently arrested five men for chopping the arm off of a 20-year-old pregnant albino woman at the behest of a witch doctor. The doctor is among those arrested. The woman survived despite being “left for dead” without an arm, according to police, and the men attempted to travel to Malawi to sell the arm.

In February, a court in Malawi sentenced a man to prison for incest after engaging in sexual activity with his stepdaughter at the behest of a witch doctor. The father, 25, and the stepdaughter, 11, were told that “he was supposed to sleep with an underaged girl and on 2nd February, 2018 he forced his stepdaughter into his bedroom where he had sex with her,” according to Malawi’s Nyasa Times.

“Yasini threatened to kill her if she revealed the act. However, later in the day the girl revealed the matter to her mother who ordered her to reveal again immediately should he sleep with her again,” Police Prosecutor Sub Inspector Wedson Nyondo told the court. The girl and her mother defied him and took the case to police.

The father, identified as Kasito Yasini, was sentenced to 11 years of hard labor.

“In a related development the same court has sentenced a 21 year old man identified as Samson Rolenso to 8 years Imprisonment with Hard Labour for defiling his sister in-law aged 11,” the newspaper added, noting that this man, too, was told by an herbalist that statutory rape to “administer” herbs was a cure for hemorrhoids, which the girl was suffering from.

In Nigeria, far north from where most albino-related witch doctor crimes are documented, police have arrested several men for murder or attempted murder in pursuit of items to sell to herbalists. In February, a group of men found to be associated with the Badoo cult were arrested for allegedly “smashing the heads of a pastor and other family members with a grinding stone,” according to that country’s the Guardian.

In another Nigerian incident, an herbalist was arrested in January for selling babies as part of a scam fertility business. According to police, the witch doctor was “deceiving women into thinking they are pregnant and thereafter giving other people’s babies to them having collected lots of money.”

Tanzania has spearheaded campaigns against violent witch doctor remedies, in part due to its significant albino population. Albino activists began attracting international attention in 2014, arguing that politicians and businessmen were among the worst offenders, as they were the only people in the country with the money to pay the high price of albino body parts and had the motive of using these “remedies” to win elections of score lucrative business deals.

Tanzania banned witch doctors in 2015, but the practice persisted, forcing government officials to issue a special warning to politicians not to practice violent witchcraft months later. The crackdown also fueled a market for albino body parts in neighboring Marawi.

Uganda has also struggled to contain witchcraft-fueled violence, issuing a similar warning against the practice to politicians in 2016. On Wednesday, Uganda’s federal communications watchdog banned over two dozen radio stations from broadcasting programming after ignoring federal regulations for months on accepting advertisements from witch doctors. Uganda had banned witch doctor advertisements on radio in 2014.

Kenya has taken a different approach, recently approving a government task force on “alternative medicine” and, rather than banning witch doctor advertising, legalizing advertising for medical professionals in 2016, so that they are better able to compete for patients with the often more trusted traditional healers.

“The advertisements will mainly be allowing doctors and specialists to make Kenyans aware about the services they offer and not about praising themselves because that will go against professional ethics,” the National Chairman of the Kenyan Medical Association, Dr. Elly Nyaim, said at the time.

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Atheism and satanic deception!

Creation Ministries International in their article on atheism declare concerning atheism and deception:

Another reason for rejecting God (choosing atheism), is a willing acceptance of satanic deception.

The angel Lucifer (“luminous one”) fell and became Satan (“adversary”) due to his desire to supplant God. This was Lucifer’s single-minded obsession.

He not only rejected God by attempting to supplant Him, but he urged humans to do likewise. Satan urged Eve to choose against God for her own self-fulfilment:

He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3:1-5 ESV).

The tactic is clear: firstly, question God’s statements, then, contradict God’s statements and, finally, urge rebellion in seeking equality with God.

This manifests in atheists as

1. Questioning whether there is a God to make statements in the first place, so God did not say anything.

2. Contradicting the statements said to have been spoken by God.

3. Seeking equality with God by replacing God with the self.

This satanic deception appeals strongly to atheists as it bolsters two of their desired delusions: 1) absolute autonomy—being free to do as they please, and 2) the lack of ultimate accountability—there are no eternal consequences for doing as they please.[1]

In a 2008 interview, Dinesh D’Souza declared:

Look at Satan’s reason for rebelling against God. It’s not that he doesn’t recognize that God is greater than he is. He does. It’s just that he doesn’t want to play by anybody else’s rules. This idea that it is better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven is Satan’s motto, and it turns out that this is also the motto of contemporary atheists such as Christopher Hitchens.[2]

 

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