SATANISM, A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVEhttp://www.anunseenworld.com/am ber.html
DIFINITION• Satanism is a group of religions that is composed of a diverse number of ideological and philosophical beliefs and social phenomena. Their shared features include symbolic association with, admiration for the character of, and even veneration of Satan or similar rebellious, promethean
A PRACTICE ON THE RISE• The religious section in the bookstores:• Used to be essentially about Christianity in Western bookstores, with possibly a tiny section about other religions.• Now this is reversed; you will find a major part about “spirituality” which includes New age, Satanism, Wicca, reincarnation, channeling spirits, astrology, fortune telling, Islam, Buddhism , Hinduism etc. & a tiny section about Christianity.
Satanic Practices• Satanic worship• Basically any worship opposing to God.• Reflected in its rituals & symbolism.• Some personal experience:• The burnt Church in Mansfield, England .• A friend’s visit of a satanic worshipping place.• Experience of a Jewish girl (Amber Bousman - Satanist Turned Christian) above web page.
Other Satanic symbols & practices• The inverted Cross.• Sacrificing pigs• Burning churches.• Heavy metal music (Marilyn Manson & others)• Wearing black & heavy black eye make up.• Frequent problems with the law.• Interconnection with other practices (see below)
Related Practices• Atheism• Polytheism• Ditheism• Witchcraft & Wicca.• New Age & New world religion.• Astrology• Belief in reincarnation• Fortune telling• Ouija boards• Channeling spirits.• Psychics• UFOs.
WICCA (WHITE MAGIC)• A modern Pagan religion. Developed in England in the first half of the 20th century.• Wicca is typically a duotheistic religion, worshipping a goddess and a god.• the Goddess commonly being symbolized as the Earth (Whence the term Mother Earth).• God is viewed as a Horned God, associated with nature, wilderness, sexuality, hunting and the life cycle.
Wicca, cont.• Typically associated with worshipping nature i.e. the creation rather than the Creator.• Strong feature is the practice of magic & spells. Sometimes they refer to their magic as white magic.• They believe in reincarnation.• A strong overlap between their practices & those of other Satanistic cults e.g. New Agers, New world religion,
A Christian conclusion• Best defense is avoidance !• Satan is a deceiver e.g. his deception of Adam & Eve.• The knowledge of good & evil.• Pride & dangerous, sometimes fatal curiosity.• Humility before god & asking Him for guidance is our safest path.• A meek & contrite heart is not despised by God.