The Ungodly American Media Promotes New Age Idolatry
by David J. Stewart | October 2019
Nahum 3:4, “Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts.”
The American media is sadly one of the biggest promoters of new age witchcraft in the world. Truly we deserve the disparaging comment given to us by Arab nations as “THE GREAT SATAN!” As much as that will no doubt offend many Americans, consider the truthful words of Pastor David Wilkerson (1931-2011) which he made in 1973 during a sermon appropriately titled: “A FLOOD OF FILTH!”
The most prominent ungodly “evidential psychic medium” (as he calls himself) in America today (who has been idolized in the U.S. media by Oprah Winfrey and the television networks) is a wicked homosexual man named James Van Praagh...
James Van Praagh (born August 23, 1958) is an American author, producer and television personality who describes himself as a clairvoyant and spiritual medium. He has written numerous books, including The New York Times bestseller Talking to Heaven. Van Praagh was a producer and screenwriter on the 2002 CBS primetime semi-autobiographical miniseries Living with the Dead starring Ted Danson. He was an unaccredited co-creator and producer on Ghost Whisperer featuring Jennifer Love Hewitt. He also hosted a short-lived paranormal talk show called Beyond with James Van Praagh. —SOURCE: Wikipedia - James Van Praagh
As do witches, James Van Praagh teaches the Satanic heresy of REINCARNATION...
“We are on an endless journey between here and heaven. . . . The truth is that we have taken the journey many times before and will take it many times again.”
SOURCE: James Van Praagh, “Reaching to Heaven: A Spiritual Journey Through Life and Death” (New York: Dutton, Penguin Putnam, Inc., 1999), p. 46.
What saith the Scripture? Hebrews 9:27, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” The inspired Word of God says we DIE ONCE as humans, and then the judgment!
Mr. Praagh strongly denies Jesus as the Christ, teaching instead that all human beings are God. This is similar to what Mormons believe, a form of pantheism (belief in many gods)...
“First of all, I do believe in God. In fact, I BELIEVE THAT WE ARE ALL GOD.”
SOURCE: James Van Praagh, “Talking to Heaven: A Medium’s Message of Life After Death” (New York: Dutton, Penguin Putnam, Inc., 1997); pp. 27, 191. (capitals added for emphasis)
What saith the Scripture? 1st Timothy 2:5-6, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” On his website, James Van Praagh denounces organized religion (along with the Bible) and promotes spirituality instead. This is the core philosophical idea of new age—to pursue spirituality without Bible theology! This was the very diabolic plot outlined by occultist Alice Bailey in her book titled: “The Externalization Of The Hierarchy.”
Occultist Alice Bailey Outlined Luciferian Plot to Corrupt the Churches
The 1912 report of the Theosophical Society stated:
“Our Lodges continue their propaganda work....Outside the Lodges many of the members engage in what is really Theosophical work such as lecturing, talking on the principles we are trying to put forward, preaching and other activities in connection with the Christian Churches and other organizations....” (Theosophist Magazine, Annie Besant, 1912, p. 88).
Nineteenth century occult mystic Fenton Hort is perhaps best known for his part in the work of the corrupt bible revision committee of 1881. Speaking on the subject of creating a new eclectic New Testament text Hort stated:
“At present very many orthodox but rational men are being unawares acted upon by influences which will assuredly bear good fruit in due time, if the process is allowed to go on quietly;” (Life and letters of Fenton John Anthony Hort, Volume 1, 1896, p. 400).
In the Old Testament Jeremiah said that “their course is evil, and their force is not right” (Jeremiah 23:10). The apostle Paul warned, “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” (2nd Corinthians 11:14-15).
Listen to what this evil woman, devil in disguise, and mega false prophetess, Alice Ann Bailey (1880-1949) said:[emphasis added]
“The new world religion is nearer than many think, and this is due to two things: first, the theological quarrels are mainly over non-essentials, and secondly, the younger generation is basically spiritual but quite uninterested in theology. The intelligent youth of all countries are rapidly repudiating orthodox theology, state ecclesiasticism and the control of the church. They are neither interested in man-made interpretations of truth nor in past quarrels between the major world religions.
At the same time, they are profoundly interested in the spiritual values and are earnestly seeking verification of their deep-seated unvoiced recognitions. They look to no bible or system of so-called inspired spiritual knowledge and revelation, but their eyes are on the undefined larger wholes in which they seek to merge and lose themselves, such as the state, an ideology, or humanity itself. In this expression of the spirit of self-abnegation may be seen the appearance of the deepest truth of all religion and the justification of the Christian message.
Christ, in His high place, cares not whether men accept the theological interpretations of scholars and churchmen, but He does care whether the keynote of His life of sacrifice and service is reproduced among men; it is immaterial to Him whether the emphasis laid upon the detail and the veracity of the Gospel story is recognised and accepted, for He is more interested that the search for truth and for subjective spiritual experience should persist; He knows that within each human heart is found that which responds instinctively to God, and that the hope of ultimate glory lies hid in the Christ-consciousness.
Therefore, in the new world order, spirituality will supersede theology; living experience will take the place of theological acceptances. The spiritual realities will emerge with increasing clarity and the form aspect will recede into the background; the new emerging truths. These truths will be founded on the ancient realities but will be adapted to modern need and will manifest progressively the revelation of the divine nature and quality. God is now known as Intelligence and Love. That the past has given us. He must be known as Will and Purpose, and that the future will reveal.”
SOURCE: Alice Bailey, The Externalisation of the Hierarchy, pp. 201-202.
Wow! Ladies and gentleman, what you just read is the blueprint for our world today! What Miss Bailey wrote about in her book is happening in the churches in these modern times! Theology has been replaced with spirituality. Read the preceding words again by Alice Bailey and then read what James Van Praagh teaches, and you'll see that they are virtually synonymous! Young people today have no interest in theology! Alice Bailey said that SPIRITUALITY WILL SUPERSEDE THEOLOGY! She said that LIVING EXPERIENCE WILL TAKE THE PLACE OF THEOLOGICAL ACCEPTANCES! That perfectly describes the attitude in most apostate churches today, who are succumbing to the social agendas of our ungodly times. That is why 20,562 Ungodly Presbyterian Ministers Said “Yes” To Adam And Steve Sodomizing Each Other in March of 2015! The churches are pursuing the sinful world's agendas. Indeed, LIVING EXPERIENCE WILL TAKE THE PLACE OF THEOLOGICAL ACCEPTANCES!!!
Please carefully read what Alice Bailey said again:
“...the younger generation is basically spiritual but quite uninterested in theology. The intelligent youth of all countries are rapidly repudiating orthodox theology, state ecclesiasticism and the control of the church. They are neither interested in man-made interpretations of truth nor in past quarrels between the major world religions.
At the same time, they are profoundly interested in the spiritual values and are earnestly seeking verification of their deep-seated unvoiced recognitions. They look to no bible or system of so-called inspired spiritual knowledge and revelation, but their eyes are on the undefined larger wholes in which they seek to merge and lose themselves, such as the state, an ideology, or humanity itself. In this expression of the spirit of self-abnegation may be seen the appearance of the deepest truth of all religion and the justification of the Christian message.”
SOURCE: Alice Bailey, The Externalisation of the Hierarchy, pp. 201-202.
Folks, I just described the 'ELEVATION
CHURCH' pastored by Steven Furtick in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Apostasy is everywhere today!
The Luciferian Teachings of James Van Praagh
Praagh further errantly states:
“Each dawn we can move one step closer to comprehending our own divinity.”
SOURCE: James Van Praagh, “Reaching to Heaven: A Spiritual Journey Through Life and Death” (New York: Dutton, Penguin Putnam, Inc., 1999), pp. xiii.
Only God is divine! The Holy Bible teaches that the Christian believer grows IN GRACE. “But grow in grace” (2nd Peter 3:18a), being “conformed to the image of his Son” (Romans 8:29), but at no point do we ever become divine, as God is divine! Remember, the woeful sin of Eve in the Garden of Eden was wanting to be “as gods, knowing good and evil” (Genesis 3:5). In fact, that was also Lucifer's horrible sin in Isaiah 14:14, “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.”
According to James Van Praagh, he has “FOUND SOMETHING MUCH RICHER AND DEEPER TO BELIEVE IN,” than the inferior God of the King James Bible, and the undesirable Savior Jesus Christ...
“I found something much richer and deeper to believe in—God. IT WAS NOT THE GOD WHO SAT ON A THRONE IN HEAVEN OR THE SON OF GOD WHO HUNG ON A CROSS. IT WAS THE GOD OF LOVE THAT RESIDED IN ME.”
SOURCE: James Van Praagh, “Talking to Heaven: A Medium’s Message of Life After Death” (New York: Dutton, Penguin Putnam, Inc., 1997), p.28. (capitals added for emphasis)
Oh, what a foolish man! What a foolish, ungrateful, thing to say about the dear Son of God, “Who gave himself a ransom for all” (1st Timothy 2:6b)! What saith the Scripture? 1st Corinthians 1:18, “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” Oh, how I love the preaching of the cross of Calvary! Oh, how I love the “GOOD NEWS” (THE GOSPEL) of Jesus crucified on the cross, buried and bodily risen the third day, for a wretched hell-deserving sinner like me!
I speak THE TRUTH in love! “But speaking the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15a). Mr. Praagh worships the false god of humanism, self. Praagh openly denies the God of the Bible, and openly rejects the Son of God Who died on the cross for his sins. 2nd Peter 2:1, “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.” That Bible verse practically has James Van Praagh's name and address written all over it! James openly DENIES THE LORD THAT BOUGHT HIM!!!
It sounds so noble instead to say that James
worships “THE GOD OF LOVE.” Dear reader, the only “God of love” that truly
exists is the omnipotent God of the Holy Bible! 1st John 4:8, “He that
loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.” James Van Praagh does NOT
know the true and living God, for if he did then he would acknowledge the
Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, “Who gave himself a ransom for all”
(1st Timothy 2:6b)! That is the ULTIMATE LOVE! John 3:16, “For God so
loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” The
heathen world speaks about having love within them, but it is a counterfeit
love fueled by greed and dishonesty, of chicanery and deceit! Chicanery?
What does that fancy word mean? Chicanery is defined as: “The use of
tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them).” Yep, that
is the right word for James Van Praagh, Oprah Winfrey, ABC television and
the whole ungodly lot of them!
God Does Not Speak Through Psychic Mediums to Anyone
I have written some helpful articles exposing the fraud of (NDE's) Near Death Experiences, and people who make bizarre claims of having seen visions. What saith the Scripture? Hebrews 1:1-2, “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.” God did speak in the Old Testament sometimes through visions and dreams (as we see with Joseph, who interpreted Pharaoh's dreams of 7 years of coming prosperity and then 7 years of famine in Egypt). But today in the New Testament God ONLY speaks through His Son, which is the Word of God. In Revelation 19:13 Jesus name is called “The Word of God.”
In John 1:1-13 and 14 we read, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. ...And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” Jesus is the Living Word, and the Bible is the Written Word. Evangelist John R. Rice (1895-1980) called Jesus and the Holy Bible “twins.” I like that truth. Jesus is the Word of God! So God speaks to us today through Jesus Christ, through the Word of God. What saith the Scripture? John 5:39, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” So we learn about Jesus by SEARCHING THE SCRIPTURES!
Seventh-Day Adventist prophetess Ellen G. White bizarrely claimed to receive visions from God. The sad reality is that anybody can claim to see anything, and many of them become multi-millionaires from their chicanery. A false prophet named Bill Wiese claims that he physically died and went to Hell for 23 minutes, and then came back to talk about it, on a mission from God. Bill insanely talks of giant demons with sharp fangs. We read in 2nd Peter 1:20, “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.” That means nobody receives private messages from God! The Holy Bible was written to ALL HUMANITY. Granted, the unsaved (or unregenerate man) cannot understand “the things of the Spirit of God” (1st Corinthians 2:14b), but even an unsaved person can understand the simplicity of the Gospel of John to get saved (John 20:31). Anyone who claims that God sent them a dream, or a vision, or a private message, is a bold-faced liar!
We've lost our minds in the United States. Society has gone completely Loony Tunes! We always know biblically that people making claims of having seen Heaven or Hell are liars! I cannot dispute that someone saw something. I never accuse someone of not having seen something that they claim to have seen. Perhaps they did see something. They could have been on drugs, or deceived by the Devil, or ate something heavy for dinner that induced a dream, who knows! But I do KNOW that God only speaks to us today through the Scriptures, that is, through His Son. John 5:39 says that by searching the Scriptures, we learn all about Jesus. Revelation 19:10b says, “for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” The purpose of all legitimate Bible prophecy is to reveal more of Christ's character, life and purpose to us as believers. The Bible is all centered around Jesus Christ, THE MESSIAH!
I have always been amazed how people won't believe the written Word of God, but THEY WILL flock to some nut who writes a book about having been to Heaven or Hell. Why will people believe man, but not God? What saith the Scripture? John 5:43, “I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.” Isn't that interesting? Jesus said that people wouldn't believe Him (the incarnate Word of God), but they would believe someone who comes IN THEIR OWN NAME. So people won't believe the inspired written Words of God in the Holy Scriptures, but they will believe what some sinful human author tells them. Put another way—men won't listen to what God says about man, but they will listen to what man says about God! Go figure!
Billions of dollars have been made by shady dishonest authors, who make bizarre unverifiable claims of having seen the afterlife. It is important as believers that we adapt to God's thinking in the Holy Scriptures, and not lean unto our own understanding. Proverbs 3:5-7, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.” We acknowledge God by abiding in His Word continually. Psalms 1:1-2, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.” The Scriptures are our final and ONLY authority in all matters of life and faith, and ought never be what women and men claim to have seen.
Oprah Winfrey is one of the most evil people
who ever lived. She is not a Christian. Oprah promotes hundreds of new
agers, psychics, kooks, quacks, queers and spiritualists. Here is one such
ungodly video, in which she promotes demon inspired teacher James Van
Praagh. Mr. Praagh has a purported
worth of $94,000,000. This wicked unsaved man teaches that all men are
God, and denies that Jesus is the Christ. Praagh teaches reincarnation. He
also claims to have the supernatural
to communicate with the dead, and millions of people believe his
devilish lies. Have you been deceived?
Satan has power! Satan doesn't have more power than God, but he does have some power. I have heard of psychics helping police, leading them to a body (a victim of a crime). I believe that is possible, because demons have knowledge of these things. In Moses' time, Pharaoh's evil magicians were able to perform SOME of Moses' miracles, but they could not imitate all of them. The Antichrist will come with limited power Luke 4:6, “And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.” So Satan has a limited degree of power given to him by God, and the Devil is free to give it unto whosoever he chooses. The Antichrist will have the full range of Satan's limited power from God.
Kindly, as I suspected in his videos, James Van Praagh is a homosexual, his partner is Brian Preston. James is a hellbound, demon-inspired, child of the Devil. James is leading millions of people further into Satan's kingdom of darkness, away from the saving-truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The ungodly American media love and promote James Van Praagh. John 15:19-20, “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.” The ungodly world loves their own, which is why James Van Praagh is so popular, supported, promoted and LOVED BY THE WORLD. So when James speaks of “love,” he is correct in the sense that the lost and dying world loves him! But they hate the Son of God, as evidenced by James Praagh himself in his false new age centered teachings, which are nothing more than Satanic witchcraft.
James Praagh claims to have supernatural power from childhood, which permits him to peer into the personal lives (past, present and future) of other people. That is a form of witchcraft known as “clairvoyance.” Clairvoyance is of the Devil, whether it is being performed by James Van Praagh or The 700 Club. None of the Apostles in the Bible had such powers. Only God is omnipresent, omnipotent, omnisapient, omnibenevolent and omniscient. Nowhere in the Scriptures are we ever directed to seek or expect clairvoyant experiences. Clairvoyance is an occult practice, like astral projection or astrology. This is all New Age witchcraft, seeking spiritual power from sources other than God. Those who claim to have such powers in the name of God are liars. These are children of the Devil, Modernists who appear to be Christians, but are not. Remember, even Adolf Hitler claimed to be a Christian. Anything can be attributed to being THE WILL OF GOD. Listen to what demon-possessed madman Adolf Hitler said...
“Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.” –Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf)
James Van Praagh is a practicing warlock, i.e., male witch, whether he realizes it or not. All psychics are practicing witches, as they are invoking Satanic spirits, powers from the Devil. These are wicked times! These are confused times for most people! National Tv promotes James Van Praagh as a household name, openly introducing witchcraft into American homes! Oh how we need to stay close to the inspired Words of God in these perilous times. The promotion of new age idolatry by the American media is being used to transform our world into a cesspool of iniquity that will usher in the Antichrist. In order for the Devil's NEW WORLD ORDER to succeed—the sanctity of marriage, the traditional family, Bible-believing churches, religious dogmas, national patriotism, parental authority, and individuality—must first be destroyed! James Van Praagh is just one of thousands of new age false prophets who are pulling on the same rope as the Devil. Matthew 24:11, “And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.”
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