Elementary schools forced by the government to allow “Satan Clubs” on school grounds. Statues of Baphomet are erected in major American cities. And a national headquarters for the “Satanic Temple” in Salem, Massachusetts, famous for its “witch trials” during colonial times.
Has America gone to the devil? Christian leaders are speaking out – and they are reluctantly saying it has.
Karl Payne, pastor of leadership development at Antioch Bible Church and the former chaplain of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, said the rise of devil worship is an ominous development.
“Historian Arnold Toynbee famously declared countries crumble from within,” he said. “I believe we are nearing the end of that same course in our country that once represented a light of hope and freedom to the world.”
Payne, the author of “Spiritual Warfare: Christians, Demonization and Deliverance,” said America is no longer a Christian nation. And Christians need to wake up.
“For a country and people who have historically valued life more than death, truth more than deception and the rule of law and common sense more than tyranny or hedonism, the rise of Satanism probably comes as a shock,” counseled Payne. “But for those who have watched the promotion of occultism, spiritism, demonism and hedonism in the media in the name of ‘pluralism’ are not surprised. It is simply more evidence of our culture’s fascination with narcissism, death and rejection of common sense.”
Of course, the Satanic Temple says it does not literally worship the devil. Instead, Satan and demonic imagery are used as a “formidable weapon to fight for separation of church and state.”
“It is yet another manifestation of America’s fall from God, It is no accident that we are seeing more and more displays of Satan in America’s public life. This is an unprecedented development in American history. This could not have taken place in earlier days. And it’s no accident that this is happening in the same America that is increasingly removing any display concerning God or faith from the same public square.”
Rabbi Cahn argued no society can simply become “secular.” Instead, as a society declines, it calls what was once evil good and good evil. The result is nothing less than a total societal transformation.
“It is another sign of the increasingly powerful position and brazen stance of evil, immorality, ungodliness and anti-Christianity in the new America,” Cahn thundered. “That which in former days existed only in the shadows and in the periphery of American culture is now in the spotlight and center stage – and seeks to drive that which was formerly in the spotlight and center stage of American culture to the periphery and into the shadows.”
Carl Gallups, a pastor and author of the new book “When the Lion Roars: Understanding the Implications of Ancient Prophecies for Our Time,” long has warned Christians are going to be “targeted” for persecution. And he noted acidly the Satanic Temple is targeting school districts that host Christian after-school programs.
Gallups says there is a link between the increasing secularism of American culture and the rise of demonic activity.
“As the culture of the United States, the largest Christian nation the planet has ever known, becomes increasingly secular, and as much of America’s church slips progressively into apostasy, the intensity of demonic activity will only increase,” said Gallups. “This is not only a biblical prediction, but also a current reality that, with growing frequency, is reported upon practically every week.”
According to exorcists, there is unprecedented demand for services in expelling demons. Pastor Gallups argues this reported increase in demonic activity and the growing acceptance of Satanic imagery is nothing less than a sign of the last days.
“There can be no doubt that the Word of God speaks of a demonic outpouring occurring in the days just before the return of the Lord,” he said. “The implication of those prophecies is that the deluge will be on a global scale. Although we have always had the influence and impact of the demonic realm to deal with, never before has that sphere of existence had such a platform from which to manifest itself and to so boldly proclaim its seductive message. The intense focus given to this ‘Satanic Temple’ is just another example.
“But even this group is just a symptom and a sign. The problem is that man’s sinful nature is running amok, and this is now being celebrated. The world continually acquiesces to the growing evil and abject mockery of God’s Word that now surrounds it.”
Besides serving as a pastor and chaplain, Payne is also an experienced exorcist who has personally helped believers suffering from demonic attack. He also stated the growing acceptance of demonic symbolism is a dangerous sign for the future.
“These events have end times significance,” he told WND. “This world is ripe for the acceptance and ascension of a Satanically inspired global leader who will promise peace and freedom while he systematically eliminates all who disagree with him. A temple honoring Satan is just one more step towards that end.”
Ok, here it comes. Where in the h.e. double hockey sticks is the church? Seriously, where are they? Hello? Thunk thunk. Is this mike on? Hello?
Just like the Baal arch (oh dear Lord, let's not start with that again)
Look, I'm not a member of an official church. It's just little old me, a wolf and Jesus hanging out in a redwood forest together. So I pray because that is all I can do, besides rebuke, write letters, make phonecalls etc.
So just for fun, let's try this one on for a sec.
How about David Wilkersons whole church maybe show up for the installation and pray down the fire of God. Or maybe the entire congregations of all the churches in oklahoma pray at the same time for hours till they can pull the baphomet statue down.
Oh no, my my, don't tilt the apple cart! No rocking of the fake Christian boat. (At this point you might begin to understand WHY I'm not in a church lol) cuz I actually expect them to do Gods work and believe the Bible!!! Silly old me. :\
I have prayed on steps of courthouses and city halls and schools. Alone. Because people refuse to recognize the power of prayer.And they refuse to recognize the direct instructions in our handbook.
We need to be public, we need to be loud, we need to be seen and heard and recognized for what we are. They are going to kill us for it anyway so we might as well make it count.
Maybe we can pull it together when we are in fematown... :\
We are supposed to be his representative here, his hands, his workers. And yes that might mean baking cookies for a bake sale. Which is something a soldier might do on his day off with his family.
Christian soldiers, onward! Pack those brownies in your backpack and start marching. The special forces have been moving, now its time for the rest of the army to start pouring in!
Do you think the Satanists and luciferians are holding bake sales? They are busy making blood sacrifices and working ritual sex magic and a whole lot if other stuff that Christians finds so distaining that they won't even recognize that it's going on. Down the street, in their own neighborhoods. :(
Thus is war people. Spiritual war. And we are losing, simply because our forces are poorly trained, disorganized, concerned with appearances, can't follow basic instructions etc. Ya really think he is coming back for this sloppy mess of a bride? Poor Yeshua, having to deal with the lot of humanity.
Ok, now that my locker room wake up and pray, half time pep talk, is over, go out there and slay that dragon daily and make the second half of the game count.
I intend on dragging as many people to heaven with me that I can!!! I used to be shy because every time I'd move forward for God, Satan's minions would pack a wallop on me. That hasn't stopped, lol, but I'm learning to bob and weave a little better now. ;)
Seriously, in my fantasy realm in my head, I see Satan standing at the lake of fire, big old black eye, the crowd murmuring, trying to figure out who gave it to him, and somebody shouting out, it was some little old praying lady somewhere. Giggle. (I know it was Russ Dizdar who gave it to him but shush lol)
We have giant (I kinda hate using that word now) double edged swords!!!!! Lets corporately use them ok!!!!!! 1,2,3 swing and make it count.
Bring him that last gentile, will ya?
See you guys back at the house shortly!!! There will be a pitcher of sweet tea waiting and we will all share stories at the annual tree of life picnic!
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