GAIA HERESY, WITCHCRAFT HERESY
After the physical death of Nimrod, he was worshipped more and more as the god of the heavens seen as Orion. His evil spirit sought to encourage that religion until his spirit was bound in the days of Christ's first coming. Soon, Belial will be returning from the abyss to inhabit the Antichrist. In preparation for that event, the devil is trying to re-vive that religion.
In the same way, after the physical death of Ishtar (Ashtoreth, Asherah, etc.), she was worshipped as 'Mother-earth', later called Gaia, and her evil spirit encouraged such religion down through the ages. It is seeing a resurgence in our day.
One group of the New Age converts view the earth as being a living being. The ancient Greeks worshipped a goddess known to them as Gaia, the earth goddess. This name for the earth-goddess has re-emerged in New Age pantheism. Down through the ages, this heretical belief is found in many cultures and many lands... The American Indians, Babylonians, and Sumerians worshipped "Mother-earth").
In the "New Scientist" on February 6, 1975, Dr. James Lovelock and Dr. Sydney Epton started again the "Gaia hypothesis" saying that the earth is a living being.
The "Pleiadians extraterrestrials" claim in the book "Earth; Pleiadian Keys to the Living Library" that if we do not respect "Mother earth", she will in due time expel us through cataclysmic upheavals as earthquakes, volcanoes, and violent storms. (This is the devil's attempt to explain, in his way, the coming tribulation judgment.)
The Gaia hypothesis has been one of the main doctrines of witchcraft for centuries. Included in the teachings of the witches and those of the Gaia heresy are the teachings that there is no sin, no judgment, and that after death mankind goes to some place to contemplate his evil deeds and render his own judgment on his life. They also teach that each individual determines what is right or wrong for selves. This is a moral relativism, a clear attempt to rid man of guilt of sin.
Of Jesus Christ, the Gaia heresy teaches that He was levitated by a spaceship up into a cloud, taken to outer space, and will return in like manner. They say to worship this Jesus is a "mistake" based on a wrong interpretation of His teachings, and then they go on to teach that we are only to worship "Mother-earth".
Of Jesus, they also teach that between the ages of 12-30, He was taken up into a spacecraft where He was taught by aliens.
The Gaia heresy tries to introduce a being they call "Lucifer" into the perverted religion. David Spangler, in 1978, in "Reflections on the Christ" said that in order to enter into the New Age, one must be initiated into Lucifer. He continues:
"Lucifer comes to give to us the final gift of wholeness. If we accept it then he is free and we are free. That is the Luciferic initiation. It is one that many people know, and in the days ahead, will be facing, for it is an initiation into the New Age."
By other names, the Gaia heresy is simply "witchcraft" by other names. Witchcraft is called a "work of the flesh" (Galatians 5:20). It has long existed, and is warned of in many parts of the Bible.
"I will cut off witchcrafts... thou shalt have no more soothsayers (fortune tellers). Thy graven images also will I cut off."
Witchcraft was practiced by Manasseh (II Chronicles 33:6), and Josiah attempted to abolish it (II Kings 23:24). Yet, the devil has attempted to keep if from ever being eradicated.
Witchcraft became popular again in the 13th century. From the 1200's to the 18th century, the church and state jointly tortured and burned the witches. In the 17th century, 55 people were tortured and 20 were put to death in Salem, Massachusetts for witchcraft.
In medieval times, a witch was one who sold her soul to the devil in trade for powers. These witches met at the throne of the devil, who was shown in the appearance of a goat.
A "coven" of witches consisted of 6 males and 6 females, and a high priest or high priestess. They meet on 8 sabbats (witches' sabbaths). They also meet on two special days, April 30 and October 31 (Halloween). This day, that we call Halloween is one area that the religion of the devil has made great strides in getting the average person to enter into his religion.
Halloween is a day when almost everything God calls an "abomination" is glorified. Christians have taken it too lightly. Christians have closed their eyes to this day. We need to wake up to what the day celebrates, and to what is occurring in the celebrations of those who claim this un-holy-day. It is time that Christians speak up, and quit ignoring what is happening. Too many churches and "Christian" families are taking part in this horrific un-holy-day. Take a look at the day, and determine if it is anything we should celebrate, or mourn! Any Christian who is involved in battling the devil would be appalled at the thought of celebrating the un-holy-day of the devil.
II Corinthians 6:14-15
"...what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the Living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty."
These verses indicate that even in the early church, some Christians were joining with the heathen and devil worshippers in their celebrations. Righteousness cannot mix with the heathen, demonic practices. Their intent is to glorify a devil who hates our God and His saints. The devil's demons also hate us. The witches of this world are receiving what power they have from the devil and his demons. What have we, as Christians to do with this evil celebration??? The reference to us being the "temple" of the Almighty God should alert us. We, as the "temple" cannot mix God's presence with the demonic celebrations. If we want His presence with us and in us, we must be "separate."
Halloween traces back to the days of the ancient Celts and their priests, the Druids. On the eve of October 31, which marked the transition from summer into the darkness of winter, they celebrated the Celtic New Year. On this "Feast of Samhain", bonfires were lit to Samana, the Lord of Death. He was the dark Aryan God, leader of ancestral ghosts. On this night, supposedly, the spirits rose up and sought a warm house. The people tried to appease these beings with gifts. (a "treat" to offset any "trick" for not inviting these "spirits" into the house. Human sacrifices were done by the Druids. The ashes of those burned alive were used to try to foretell the future. Celts would lie on the graves during Halloween to hear some word of wisdom from the corpse beneath.
Modern witches celebrate Halloween. Halloween to them is one of the four greater Sabbats of the year. Theirs is a "Harvest Celebration." They celebrate the idea that their "Great Goddess" goes to sleep for the winter. This gives way to the "Horned God of Hunting and Death" who rules until the "Great Goddess" returns on May 1st. Halloween, to them, is a time of feasting and celebration called "Festival of the Dead", and a time when it is easy to contact spirits. In their celebrations, some witches use a ouija board to contact the dead. Some used a darkened scrying-mirror (into which they stare until the face of the departed appears), some use a crystal ball, and others sit around a caldron--gazing into the incense-smoke.
To Satanists, Halloween is a more sinister, direct celebration of death and of Satan. Different "denominations" of Satanists celebrate differently. Some think of Satan as only a dark, hidden force in nature. Others, (cult Satanists), know Satan to be real. They feel blood sacrifice of an "innocent" is demanded as the ultimate blasphemy and sign of devotion to Satan. During Halloween, across the nation, many blood drained, organ missing, carefully skinned animals are found.
The Halloween sacrifices of these "cult Satanists" begins 5 weeks before Halloween (the sixth sacrifice is on Halloween).
Five weeks before Halloween, they chant "666" until the face of Satan appears before them.
The fourth week before Halloween, they offer a small animal (bird, cat).
The third week before Halloween, a larger animal is offered (dog or small sheep or goat).
The second week before this hideous day that is called -Halloween, a male goat with as large a set of horns as possible to find is offered. The severed head is set up as a symbol of the head of Satan.
One week before Halloween, they murder a tiny infant or very young child. Often this child is a child of a female cult member (no record of it). If none of that sort is available, they kidnap, adopt from the black market, take a child from an illegal alien who cannot report it, or seize a runaway child.
After the sacrifice, the cult members drink the blood and eat part of the heart of the victim.
On Halloween night, another child with an adult female (preferably, the mother) is slaughtered.
Since Halloween is a celebration of nothing Christian- is marked by such vile, bloody, degraded observances--we should not partake of their celebrations. The Satanists do not celebrate the resurrection of our Savior, Jesus---nor should we celebrate the day of honoring Satan and demons.
In the days of Jeremiah and Ezekiel, the people also went into the woods to help the wicked celebrate demon gods. They left those wicked celebrations of Asherah and Baal, and carried a "branch" indicating their attendance, into the temple of Jehovah to worship Him. God did not appreciate the fact that they thought they could celebrate with the heathen to their gods, and then worship Jehovah too. God angrily rejected their worship. He told them the "branch" they carried was a stench to His nostrils. God so objected to this celebrating with the demonic-god worship that His presence left the temple.
God has not changed. He still hates these practices. He hates it even more, for we live in a day when we have more enlightenment than they did then. We have the Word of God, with the New Testament now. We have no excuse to so ignorantly celebrate Halloween. We need to avoid celebrating the devil, witchcraft, and the occultic practices of Halloween.
Thanksgiving is a holiday which reminds of us the thankfulness we have for what God has done for us.
Christmas is a celebration of the birth of our Savior.
Easter is a celebration of our Savior's victory over sin and death.
Pentecost is the celebration of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
Each of these celebrations emphasize giving, thankfulness, and blessing. Halloween is a day that brings out the worst in mankind. Sacrifices, death, witches, ghosts, frightening events, demonic glorification, satanic worship, etc. are emphasized on this UN-HOLY-DAY.
What part do we have on such a day? Should we just dabble in the "outskirts" of it? Should we ignore what it represents, just to give our kids a chance to get some candy from those participating in its observance? Perhaps our consciences need awakened to the "horrific" nature of this day. We need to pray, bind the forces of the devil, fast. We should be weeping for the innocent children and babes being slaughtered on that evening.
For too long we have "put our heads in the sand" and tried to ignore what is happening around us. If we teach our children they can dabble with Satanic un-holy-days, witchcraft, and their celebrations--how can we later convince them they must battle these demonic forces we have laughed at, and celebrated on Halloween?
Witchcraft is divided in our day, by themselves, into WHITE MAGIC, and BLACK MAGIC...
Black magic openly declares they are serving the devil. They use "The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses" which falsely teach false magic, allegedly written by Moses. To own these books, they claim, gives them the powers of Lucifer.
White magic claims to invoke the name of God, not the devil, and they use many Biblical phrases... It is still a violation of God's law... They claim to try to work good with their spells, charms, and curses...
Modern witches call their religion "Wicca". They have a high priestess called the "Queen of Heaven." Her symbols are the moon and the stars. The cult is basically a fertility cult.
The theology of witchcraft teach that Jesus and the 12 disciples were a coven with Mary as the "high priestess".
The black book of sorcery attempts to tie in Solomon to its rites... The book, "La Clavicule de Salomon" (page 30) tells of a "magic circle" in which one who enters this circle may communicate with demons. This circle was to be 9 foot in diameter, and traced with a consecrated knife, with 4 pentacles (5 pointed stars), and with the name of the 'creator'.
The witches also used "philters" which were charms or potions to arouse sexual love or to produce a spell bringing a death.
Witches also used "divining rods", which were forked branches or sticks which allegedly could find water or minerals by dipping forward... This was called "dowsing" or "witching"...
The badge of office of a witch is a "garter"... and a girdle, consisting of 3 cords and a black-handled knife (athame) is common to all in a coven.
In these last days, witchcraft, and the Gaia hypothesis, share many beliefs... One will lead to the other belief. They both are inspired by the devil, and are leading to the end time religion that will greatly increase, even more so, after the rapture of the church.