The Occult The Occult, Satan worship, Dark Magick, Voodoo, the Witchdoctor and the believer in Christ.
Questions • What is the Occult? • Where do the ideas of Occultism come from? • Why the Occult has become so popular in recent years? • What does the Bible have to say about the subconscious and conscious mind? • What does the Bible have to say about demon's? • What does the Bible have to say about the devil / Satan? • What the Bible has to say about magick? • What does the Bible have to say about worship? • What conclusions can we come to?
What is the Occult? • Based on evolution • That humans are slowly evolving into something better, and more powerful I.e. Ameba -> Monkey -> Man -> ????? • That the sub-conscious mind is far more powerful than we perceive • That we can use that 90% of our brain, that we don’t currently use, by suppressing consciousness • By so doing we can learn to harness the animal instincts that our animal ancestors once had: telepathy, prophecy, etc. • That there are multiple dimensions around us – astral projection • A belief in their being something beyond the reality that we consciously perceive
Why the Occult has become popular? • X-Files • Sliders • Roswell • Sabrina • Charmed • Harry Potter • Lord of the Rings • Buffy the Vampire Slayer • Angel • X-Men • Dark Angel • Star Gate • Star-Trek • Andomeda Albert Einstein (1879–1955).
The Sub-conscious / Conscious Mind • Genesis 1:26 “And God said, Let us make man in our image€, after our likenessß: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” • - Yg. 430 – Elohim • “Mighty Ones” - Angels • € - Yg. 6754 –Tselem • Figure – How we look • ß – Yg. 1823 – Demuwth • Similitude, Likeness – Capacity to glorify God
Carl’s Equation • Psalm 49:20 - “Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.” • Psalm 73:22 – “So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.” • 2 Peter 2:12-13– “But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness” - =
"The first of all the commandments is: 'Hear, O Israel, The Lord our God, the Lord is one” – Mark 12:29 "You shall have no other gods before me“ - Exodus 20:3 Isaiah 37:18 – “Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations, and their countries, and have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.” What does the Bible have to say about the devil / Satan?
"When you come into the land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or one who practises witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord, and because of these abominations the Lord your God drives them out from before you ... for these nations, which you will dispossess, listened to soothsayers and diviners; but as for you, the Lord your God has not appointed such for you" (Deuteronomy 18:9-14). What the Bible has to say about magick?
"There shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying; and there shall be no more pain: for the former things (introduced because of man's first sin) have passed away" (Revelation 21:4). "The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear" (Deuteronomy 18:15). What does the Bible have to say about worship?
Man’s Problems Isaiah 40:6-7 “All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field: The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.”
A Source of Authority. 2 Timothy 3 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.