“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise; Redeeming the time, because the days are evil; Wherefore be ye not unwise but understanding what the will of the Lord is” (Ephesians 5:15-17).
Satan is having a field day in these unmistakably last of the last days before Christ’s return. There are so many examples that we could write a novel instead of an article, but we’ll mostly stick with recent headlines in the news.
Apostasy and doctrines of demons:
There are schisms in mainline Protestant churches. The latest in the news is the United Methodist Church, which is fracturing over the blessing of same-sex marriage and the ordination of “self-avowed practicing homosexuals” as clergy. The Episcopalians, Lutherans, and Presbyterians have also lost churches over LGBTQ issues. Theologically conservative churches broke from the main denominations, which have since expanded their embrace of homosexual members.
In Western societies today, telling the truth regarding human biology can have detrimental consequences. Students at schools these days are being punished over LGBTQ issues, such as saying there are only two genders, not addressing a student by their chosen pronoun, complaining about boys being allowed in girls’ locker rooms, etc. The latest example follows:
In Ontario, Canada, a Catholic high school suspended a student in November for the rest of the school year for insisting that there are only two genders and opposing biological males being allowed to use girls’ bathrooms. The principal says his presence is detrimental to ‘transgender’ students since he refuses to be silent. Yet the school isn’t considering the well-being of female students forced to share bathrooms with boys.
On the other side of the ocean, the Church of England is in rampant apostasy. Examples:
(1) The Archbishop of York says gay sex is okay if it’s in a committed, stable, faithful relationship.
(2) The first ‘gender queer’ priest in the Anglican Diocese of Liverpool expressed a desire for ‘normalizing this behavior among children.’
(3) The Anglican Bishop of Coventry reported a church synod member to police for an alleged hate crime because he campaigned against Queer Theory and the sexualization and grooming of children. The synod member has since received numerous death threats from LBBTQ activists and church members, and he has had to install security cameras around his house.
(4) The Church of England is considering making God gender-neutral. Some priests have already made such changes – changing “he” and “him” to simply “God” or even “they” and “them,” and rewriting the “Our Father” that starts the Lord’s Prayer to “Our Father and Mother.”
The UN is pushing New Age Spirituality on schoolchildren. It’s all happening under the guise of “social-emotional learning,” a scheme hatched at a New Age organization whose founder and namesake was a follower of Lucifer Publishing Company chief Alice Bailey.
Many Catholic and Protestant schools are now lining up with Common Core, Social-Emotional Learning, and “woke” propaganda. In some cases, private schools have become even worse than government schools. Even many textbooks for supposed Christian schools promote globalism, critical race theory, and the dangerous manipulation of children.
Ayahuasca ceremonies are part of a growing global trend of “enlightenment” seekers. Ayahuasca is a plant-based psychedelic. Psychedelics affect all the senses, altering a person’s thinking, sense of time, and emotions — they can cause a person to hallucinate. The roots of ayahuasca go back hundreds of years, used by Indigenous people in South America, particularly Amazon cultures. In the past century, churches sprouted up in South America, where ayahuasca is legal. Some Brazilian churches are a mix of Christian, African, and Indigenous influences. The movement found a foothold in the U.S. in the 1980s, intensifying recently as celebrities like Hollywood star Will Smith and Britain’s Prince Harry began talking about using ayahuasca.
Will Smith, who calls himself a Christian, participated in 14 ayahuasca ceremonies over the course of two years. In eight of these experiences, a “Mother” entity gave him detailed advice and instructions. He wrote in his book, “She is everything: lover, teacher, mother, protector, guide. She is all I’ve ever dreamed of and everything I’ve ever wanted. I can tell she knows everything I need to know and how to get everywhere I want to go. She is my goal, my solution, my answer. She is the top of the mountain and the sky beyond.” He also said three of his experiences were hellish, but he didn’t discuss those. Seeing this entity called “Mother Ayahuasca” is a common occurrence reported by those taking this drug.
These ceremonies are sorcery!
Example: Ayahuasca ceremony at Hummingbird Church in Utah:
It was dark except for flickering candles and the orange glow of heaters as the ceremony, conducted by a Columbian shaman, began last October. Psychedelic art festooned the walls; statues of Mary and Mother Earth were positioned near a makeshift altar. The shaman said, “We are going to turn off our minds and open our hearts. If you feel like you are dying, die. This is going to allow you to be reborn.”
People drank the brew and then began vomiting into buckets, a side effect of the drug. One of the participants, Lorenzo Gonzales, started howling, sobbing, then laughing, babbling, and crawling. “I seen these dark veins come up in this big red light, and then I seen this image of the devil,” he explained later. Yet he believes a dark force has been taken out of his soul.
Those who drink ayahuasca report going on wild, sometimes terrifying journeys that can last for hours. Some say they encounter dead relatives and other spirits who talk to them. There are reported deaths from drinking ayahuasca potions.
In the U.S., there’s a push to decriminalize psychedelics. Rising demand for ayahuasca has led to hundreds of churches whose advocates say are protected by a 2006 Supreme Court ruling.
And while we’re on the subject of drugs:
British Columbia is the first Canadian province to legalize heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and other dangerous narcotics, supposedly to fight the overdose crisis. Yeah, that’ll fix it….NOT.
Demonic Performance at the Grammy Awards on TV:
Those who chose to watch the Grammys, although I can’t imagine why any Christian would, were treated to a demonic and BDSM performance. BDSM stands for bondage, discipline, sadism, and masochism – a range of sexual preferences that generally relate to the enjoyment of physical control, psychological control, and/or pain.
The pharmaceutical company Pfizer sponsored the award show, which was shown on the CBS network. CBS responded to a tweet from singer Sam Smith, which featured him in rehearsal wearing devil horns. “This is going to be SPECIAL,” Smith tweeted with a devil emoji. CBS responded to the tweet, “….you can say that again. We are ready to worship!”
Sam Smith (now identifies as non-binary) and Kim Petras (“transgender” so-called woman who was referred to on stage as “Hellkeeper Kim”) won the award for best pop duo/group performance for “Unholy.” Smith, dressed as depicting the devil, stood in the middle of a circle of dancers in long red robes with long, dark hair around their faces, chanting in loud whispers. Their props had allusions to BDSM themes. At the end of the song, the dancers crawled around at Sam’s feet, slowly running their hands all over his body before engulfing him completely.
Hollywood (aka “Hellywood”) doesn’t even attempt to hide references to Satanism these days. The song lyrics “praised Balenciaga,” the high-fashion brand that produced a holiday ad with children holding stuffed animals dressed in bondage harnesses. BDSM accessories were also on the runway at Balenciaga’s show at Paris Fashion Week.
Ruination of Our Youth – Mind, Body, and Soul:
Idaho Satanists are planning a ‘gender affirmation ritual’ to protest the ban on gender surgeries for children. ‘Thyself is thy master,’ according to the satanic gender affirmation ritual.
As Republican legislatures move to ban pediatric gender transition treatments, Democrat-led states are swinging back with “trans refuge” bills for minors who cross state lines to access puberty blockers, hormones, or surgical procedures. Minnesota’s first transgender legislator, Rep. Leigh Finke, introduced such a bill last month.
The latest Simms video game marketed to children allows players to give characters transgender ‘top surgery’ scars and chest binders.
In 2022 alone, over 180 teachers in schools K to 12 were detained on suspicion of child sex abuse, including everything from actual child rape to child pornography.
In recent news, a ‘transgender’ teacher at a Maine middle school shared salacious TikTok videos with 6th graders. The biological male substitute teacher wrote the TikTok handle on a whiteboard at the front of the classroom, encouraging students to check it out. Fortunately, at least in this particular case, he was fired.
In North Carolina, a video reportedly shown to daycares depicts a teacher blatantly indoctrinating very young children into radical gender ideology. The teacher (who says she is “nonbinary”) introduced a group of four- and five-year-old children to a doll she called Nash. Repeatedly using “they” pronouns to refer to the doll, she tells the children that Nash is “just a kid” and, like her, “isn’t sure” yet whether it’s a boy or a girl.
Parents who’ve lost their ability to reason love taking children to drag shows. At one in Texas, a bearded drag queen offered an alcohol toast: “So raise your glasses. Cheers to you; cheers to me. Cheers to the ones who lick us where we pee.” One child handed a performer cash; other children ran to scoop up money from the floor. The MC declared, “That right there is our future, guys.”
Disney released a “Proud Family” kids cartoon that pushes BLM Marxism, anti-white racism, and reparations. It even makes the insane claim that Lincoln did not free the slaves. Besides the sexual perversion that Disney is exposing children to, it’s now teaching them to be angry young communists who hate themselves and their country.
In South Carolina, employees at the National Air and Space Museum kicked out a group of students who wore pro-life hats. The staff mocked and cursed at the students, and the employee who ultimately forced them to leave rubbed his hands together in glee as they exited the building.
The Democrat Party supports a radical pro-abortion agenda that calls for unrestricted, legal, and taxpayer-funded abortions everywhere in the U.S. Joe Biden celebrated abortion during his State of the Union address and trashed pro-life states that are working hard to protect babies from abortions.
Beware of celebrities and leaders who call themselves ‘Christian, yet their actions and words show they’re deceived and, unfortunately, are deceiving others.
Taylor Swift, who is an extremely popular singer and calls herself a Christian, defended abortion and the LGBTQ agenda in the “Miss Americana” documentary on Netflix. She voiced her disgust with Tennessee GOP Senator Marsha Blackburn‘s Christian beliefs and policies. Swift’s rainbow-clad music video last year for her single, “You Need to Calm Down,” is an ode to the LGBTQ community and takes jabs at those who disagree with the lifestyle.
Lady Gaga, another extremely popular singer, who calls herself a Christian, also defends abortion and embraces the LGBTQ agenda. In her song, “Born This Way,” she sings, “No matter gay, straight, or bi, lesbian, transgender… God makes no mistakes.” In her song “Judas,” she sings about being in love with Judas, the betrayer of Jesus. In 2019, she bashed Vice President Mike Pence and Christian schools that adhere to the biblical definition of marriage between one man and one woman. Several years ago, she attended Marina Abramović’s so-called art show, in which she and other celebrities engaged in consuming fake blood with a spoon from a woman’s naked body.
We could go on and on, but we’ll end here with God’s Word.
Ephesians 5:11 “Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them…”
Galatians 5:20-21 “Idolatry, sorcery… those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”
Ezekiel 13:6-8 “They have envisioned futility and false divination, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord!’ But the Lord has not sent them; yet they hope that the word may be confirmed. Have you not seen a futile vision, and have you not spoken false divination? You say, ‘The Lord says,’ but I have not spoken.’ Therefore thus says the Lord God: ‘Because you have spoken nonsense and envisioned lies, therefore I am indeed against you.’”
Jude 1:16-25 “These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage. But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
“But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”
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