- Religion and Philosophy
The Occult: A Delicious Deception Into Darkness
In The Beginning-Paganism
The occult is separate from our world. The members live in a mysterious universe facilitated by the master of lies in an attempt to give mankind meaning apart from the Creator, God Almighty. To some extent the master of lies has been successful and has gained a large following of souls which he holds as trophies. This delicious deception started in the Garden of Eden when the serpent (aka: master of lies) knew of Adam and Eve. He knew what they were seeking since he created the same illusion with the fallen angels. Man loves power, in fact, much of the world is drunk on power with the insatiable thirst it causes, it creates a deep desire for more.
The serpent knew this and appealed to Eve’s desire to become like God and as a result both man and woman took of the forbidden fruit. God does not impose obedience to Him, instead he gives every person the opportunity to choose Him or not. Unfortunately, man chose himself and so the fall of man occurred.
The Occult-Witchcraft and Wicca
Of course, most people will not openly invite evil into their life and do not want to defile themselves or God and that’s why paganism has abounded in recent times. These beliefs are centered on the universe, our earth and the elements, Mother Nature, the stars and moon. Pagans worship the perceived power given to them by the universe through the use of spells, magic, rituals and mediums. This paganism is a very broad category and encompasses a general belief: a belief against anything that has to do with God.
As we move down this wide path of darkness we come across the practice of Witchcraft and Wicca. We can see practitioners engaging in specific spells using elements found in nature to prevent, sustain or increase power and influence over people or situation. Some spells will help a lonely person find love, a furious person seek revenge, a person asking the universe for protection. The demons dance and laugh as practitioners engage in these rituals over and over again. Some of God’s enemies are even given permission to fulfill requests made by practitioners. The power is intoxicating when the spells work and the rituals produce results.
Continuing on our journey the path becomes so dark that your hand disappears amidst the shadows. All you can hear are voices chanting, demons laughing and people screaming in horror and disbelief. As you move closer flickering lights are in the distant and what appear to be animals being sacrificed to Satan himself. These people are completely blind to the devastation to their soul. These people are the Evil one’s closest friends and some have seen his hideous face, opening their eyes to the truth. Many others prepare and sacrifice animals, some even children in the name of the Master of Lies. They have been told they will rule the underworld and will have great power on earth. What they don’t know is destruction waits patiently for the right time to harvest.
If we move any closer we enter the gates of Hell itself, but we leave the blind where they want to be left and start heading back towards the light. The occult is a slippery slope to blindness with even the most malignant forms generating evil. You see, the evil one knows that man wants to be accepted by God and live peaceably. He steers the blind and stumbling into a world of perceived acceptance with him. Be aware and open your eyes!
Don’t be fooled about our universe and nature. Even the furthest star 10 billion light years away is within reach at the speed of a twinkling of an eye for the Creator. Hostility quietly steers the masses into the pit of eternal separation without any hope of rectification. Hope is truly the only power we have over our circumstances on this earth. When we die we take nothing, and in many cases even our memories will remain with those we knew. Let this be a warning to take the blindfold off your eyes and look at the world for what it is, fallen but magnificently created in the image of God.