Monday, March 25, 2019

Olavo de Carvalho accuses Philip Melanchthon of being a greater astrologer than he is


Olavo de Carvalho accuses Philip Melanchthon of being a greater astrologer than he is

By Julio Severo
As an attempt to challenge Brazilian televangelist Silas Malafaia, who called him an astrologer, Olavo de Carvalho, who is the Rasputin of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, appealed to Philip Melanchthon, who he says he was the “true intellectual leader of the Reformation.” Carvalho decided to face Malafaia, even knowing that today he is the greatest evangelical leader in Brazil.
Silas Malafaia and Olavo de Carvaho
According to Carvalho, Melanchthon “was an astrologer of profession and heart.” Incidentally, Carvalho accuses Melanchthon, Luther, and Calvin of having believed much more in astrology than he does.
Carvalho said:
“Of the three founding fathers of Malafaia’s religion, PHILIP MELANCHTON was an astrologer by profession and heart; MARTIN LUTHER said that the theoretical principles of astrology were right, but that astrologers were wrong in practice for vanity and conceit. JOHN CALVIN condemned predictive astrology but believed in medical astrology. I certainly believe less in astrology than any of these three, since I see nothing in it but an interesting problem.”
Does this mean that Melanchthon, Luther and Calvin founded astrology schools? There is no historical record of this. But there are historical records indicating that Carvalho founded the Jupiter School in the late 1970s in São Paulo, Brazil. He also founded the Brazilian Society of Astrocharacterology in 1989.
How then did Melanchthon, Luther and Calvin supposedly believe more in astrology than Carvalho does?
Generally, those engaging in astrology and other kinds of occultism eventually dive into much more occultism. This is what happened to Carvalho: his published books and schools founded in the 1970s and 1980s are unmistakable, undeniable and inerasable marks of his obvious occultism. They also took him to Islamic occult tariqas and their sexual orgies.
In 1980 he was interviewed by Veja, the Brazilian counterpart of Time magazine, as one of the greatest astrologers in Brazil. During the 1980s, the extinct TV Manchete consulted him as an astrologer. But was Melanchthon the true astrologer? Melanchthon is having a fit of laughter in his grave.
Philip Melanchthon (1497 – 1560), was a victim of the tendencies of his time. He studied at Catholic universities. And what other choice was there? None, for all the universities in Europe were under the control of the Catholic Church. At the University of Tübingen, teachers taught jurisprudence, mathematics, medicine and astrology to Melanchthon. Why did Catholic universities mix astrology in their classes? Doctrinal weakness. Today the Catholic Church in its institutions seems not to make such a mixture.
Who taught astrology to Melanchthon at a Catholic University? Father Johannes Stöffler. Astrological indoctrination in the Middle Ages Europe was 100 percent Catholic.
What amazes me is that the Catholic Church was so “careful” with its doctrine using the Inquisition to torture and kill Jews and Protestants who had religious views different from Catholic doctrine, not sparing them, but it generously exempted astrology.
At that time, the Catholic Church taught astrology as a kind of science. Can you suspect why Carvalho loves so much medieval Catholicism that loved astrology and the Inquisition?
The Catholic Church made the very serious mistake of teaching astrology as if it were as scientific as mathematics and medicine. In fact, the Catholic Church stuck astrological indoctrination in the midst of mathematics and medicine in its university courses.
However, the Reformation made a difference. The Reformation stopped the Catholic astrological contamination that affected Melanchthon and other reformers who received Catholic education, just as evangelicals today are stopping the contamination of Carvalho with its charge of astrology and other kinds of occultism.
Martin Luther (1483-1546), who founded and commanded the Protestant Reformation, said: “Astrology is humbug” (Schaff’s History of the Church).
Luther also said:
“Astrology is framed by the devil, to the end people may be scared from entering into the state of matrimony, and from every divine and human office and calling; for the star-peepers presage nothing that is good out of the planets; they affright people's consciences, in regard of misfortunes to come, which all stand in God's hand, and through such mischievous and unprofitable cogitations vex and torment the whole life” (Luther’s Table-Talk).
Such a stance explains how astrology, which had space in Catholic educational institutions, had no place in Protestant institutions.
Such a stance also explains Carvalho’s anger, which spares no curse at Luther.
Protestantism came to do a cleaning, removing all rubble that the Catholic Church has been accumulating for hindering the knowledge of the Gospel. One of these rubbles was astrology in Catholic universities.
Yet, why does astrologer Olavo de Carvalho need to appeal to historical dishonesty to defend himself? Why insinuate that astrology was part of the Reformation when it was explicitly condemned by Luther, the founder of the Reformation? Why hide the fact that Melanchthon’s astrology knowledge was 100 percent fruit of Catholic universities? Why hide the fact that Melanchthon’s knowledge of astrology was 100 percent fruit of the teachings of a Catholic priest?
Why say that Melanchthon’s astrology was greater than his if the opposite is true? If Melanchthon and other young people of his generation who had been indoctrinated in astrology by priests in Catholic institutions can be called astrologers, you can only conclude that Olavo de Carvalho, to that extent, is a hyper astrologer.
So instead of calling Silas Malafaia “chatty,” he should look in the mirror at his own long dirty tongue. If he cannot even gauge the past with honesty, how can he boast of being an excellent tipster of Brazil’s future? Only an astrologer and humbug, using Luther’s term here, would have the nerve to do that.
I’m just not going to say that he is incurring in vexation by being easily unmasked in this article because apparently for decades he does not know what shame is.
If astrologer Olavo used Melanchthon’s bad example to imply that evangelicals have no morals to criticize astrology, the shot backfired. We are not the first to condemn astrology. Luther did this 500 years ago. And even if Luther had not existed, would the Bible be insufficient to condemn astrology?
If with much less astrological experience Melanchthon is accused by Carvalho of being “astrologer of profession and heart,” why is Olavo de Carvalho so offended when he is called an astrologer?
After this cosmic blunder, he will never again have an excuse to complain when he is called an astrologer. If Melanchthon, who never founded schools of astrology nor gave an interview to Veja magazine and to Brazilian television stations on astrology, can be called “astrologer,” what should Olavo de Carvalho be called? Cinderella?
The Catholic Church is very careless about spiritual matters. She was extremely careless about astrology, teaching it as science to thousands of its students, including Melanchthon. That is why astrologer Olavo feels so comfortable in the Catholic Church, just as 500 years ago, at the time of the birth of the Reformation, astrology felt very at home in Catholic universities.
Is it any wonder that the vast majority of Carvalho’s adherents are Catholic? The few evangelicals who follow him have gone so crazy that they advocate impossible issues, including the Inquisition and astrology. It is known the case of Professor Ana Caroline Campagnolo, who fights Marxist indoctrination in schools, but publicly confessed that she did astrology indoctrination in students. She is Protestant, but it was not in the Protestant church that she learned to value astrology. She is Carvalho’s adherent. Like every Carvalho’s adherent, she puts the teachings of astrologer Olavo above the evangelical faith.
Astrology never had space in Protestantism. Luther condemned astrology. If Carvalho had read Luther, he would know it, but he does not apply to himself what he teaches to his “students.” Carvalho indoctrinates his adherents to charge from critics: “Have you read all his books before criticizing him?”
Luther’s works include several thick volumes. It is obvious that Carvalho never read a page of these volumes. It was precisely for lack of reading that he made the misconception that Melanchthon was the “true intellectual leader of the Reformation,” when Melanchthon left few written works, but Luther, in a time when there was no computer or typewriter, left many more bulky works than Carvalho did.
In 2015, Carvalho cursed Luther of being a son of a b**h. He who curses is because he has no arguments. Even if Carvalho had not cursed but only criticized Luther, the question would be: “Did he read all his works before criticizing him?”
Carvalho not only cursed Luther for total lack of arguments, but also because he did not read the works of Luther.
If he had read it, he would fatally see Luther saying that astrology is nothing more than humbug and devilish.
What, then, to call a man who in his Jupiter School in São Paulo spent years teaching humbug and devilish things to students, but today dissimulates “philosophically”? Honest or cheater?
What to call a man who does all he can to hide his solid past as a professor of astrology? Honest or cheater?
What to call a man who instead of recognizing that he was a professor of astrology, gives the excuse that he only studied a little astrology? Honest or cheater?
What to call a man who instead of recognizing that he was an astrologer of profession and heart, prefers now to point his finger at Melanchthon, who learned all of astrology within the Catholic Church directly from a priest? Honest or cheater?
Henceforth, I will call him “an astrologer of profession and heart.” If by the astrologer’s tricky rule, Melanchthon is, he is, by the rule of honesty, much more.
See below the original commentary of astrologer Olavo:
“In Brazil, as I have already said, certainties are inversely proportional to knowledge. A Protestant bishop like Mr. Silas Malafaia does not realize the vexation he incurs in when using the word ‘astrologer’ as an insult, because Philip Melanchton, who was the true intellectual leader of the Reformation (while Luther was the popular agitator), was an astrologer of profession and heart, and Calvin, which condemned predictive astrology, accepted the reality of medical astrology, hence the influence of the stars on the human body. I personally believe in astrology much less than these two, for I have never considered it a science, only a scientific problem which has never been clarified or even clearly formulated (read my brief essay ‘The debate that entered into orbit’). Malafaia, like so many Brazilian chatters, confuses the word with the thing.”
While Luther and Calvin spoke against astrology, it is clear that one of the greatest astrologers in Brazil would speak against them.
Carvalho said of Luther and Calvin:
“Luther and Calvin were hatred-filled souls. The former was guilty of genocide, the latter the creator of totalitarian government. Their followers are on the way of Hell, and if it is necessary to revile them using all the curse words to take them from this mess, I will do it pitilessly.”
Again, Carvalho said of Luther and Calvin:
“The Catholic Church has been overcrowded by motherfuckers over the centuries, but the Protestant Church was already born founded by two motherfuckers.”
On Protestantism in general Carvalho said:
“Protestantism was born from hatred and blood thirst. Its Christian inspiration is ZERO.”
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Monday, March 18, 2019

Brazilian televangelist Silas Malafaia says that it is just ridiculous to discard evangelicals to credit Bolsonaro’s victory to astrologer Olavo de Carvalho


Brazilian televangelist Silas Malafaia says that it is just ridiculous to discard evangelicals to credit Bolsonaro’s victory to astrologer Olavo de Carvalho

By Julio Severo
When Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of the Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, said that “without Olavo, there would be no election of Jair Bolsonaro,” his remark shocked me, and I published the following article: Eduardo Bolsonaro says that “without Olavo, there would be no election of Jair Bolsonaro”.
Silas Malafaia supporting Jair Bolsonaro during the election
But someone else, much more important than I am in Brazil, also was shocked: The most prominent Brazilian televangelist.
In a 18 March 2019 tweet, Rev. Silas Malafaia, a Pentecostal televangelist who is known throughout Brazil and other nations, said that Bolsonaro personally told him several times that if 80 percent of evangelicals supported him, he would be elected president. According to the Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo, Bolsonaro got at least 70 percent of the evangelical vote, and he was elected.
Malafaia, who is a conservative evangelical heavy-weight in Brazil, added,
“Now comes his son, an apprentice of politician, to say that Olavo de Carvalho is the man most responsible for his father’s victory. SIMPLY RIDICULOUS!”
Malafaia’s intervention on Twitter has dispelled the anti-evangelical FakeNews that Olavo de Carvalho, who has a background in Islamic occultism and astrology, was the man responsible for Bolsonaro’s election.
WHAT PRESIDENT BOLSONARO TOLD SEVERAL TIMES: If 80% of evangelicals support me, I will be elected president. That is what happened. Now comes his son, an apprentice of politician, to say that Olavo de Carvalho is the one most responsible for his father's victory. SIMPLY RIDICULOUS!
Different from Carvalho, who has got more fame at the expense of Bolsonaro as president, Malafaia was already internationally famous much before Bolsonaro and Carvalho.
In 2011, the New York Times interviewed Malafaia in a report headlined “Evangelical Leader Rises in Brazil’s Culture Wars.” So Malafaia’s international fame in the cultural wars against abortion and the gay agenda is not something new. And it is by his own merits.
During the Brazilian presidential election, the New York Times showed the decisive role of Malafaia to elect Bolsonaro.
Obviously, evangelicals, who were ambitiously coveted by Bolsonaro during the election, have had very little space now that the government power is firmly in his hands.
For some reason, after the election Bolsonaro stopped valuing his evangelical supporters and began to glorify astrologer Olavo, who has lived as a self-exiled immigrant in the U.S. for 15 years, but he was never able to achieve fame by his own merits.
Perhaps now, with Bolsonaro making free propaganda to him, he may achieve some fame. Besides, Steve Bannon, who had been expelled by Trump for leaking secret information, has promised to make Carvalho famous in the U.S. Bannon is now close to Bolsonaro, because of Carvalho and Eduardo.
After being fired by Trump, Bannon created a movement to influence right-wingers in Europe and Latin America. Bannon chose Eduardo to represent his movement in Brazil and Latin America.
Bannon and Carvalho had two meetings last January. Both share the same background: They were inspired by René Guénon, an Islamic occultist who founded the Traditionalist School to promote esoteric conservatism and fight Marxism. Bannon, Carvalho and Guénon came from the same Catholic background.
Bannon, Carvalho and Eduardo are doing everything possible to expand Bannon’s Guenonian movement — at the expense of evangelicals who elected Bolsonaro.
Their big problem is that the astrologer whom they credit for Bolsonaro’s victory does not have millions of followers. In contrast, evangelicals represent millions of voters in Brazil.
The Facebook fanpage of astrologer Olavo has over 500,000 followers, virtually the same number of fans of Walter Mercado, a Puerto Rican astrologer who became famous on Brazilian TV in the 1990s.
So to say that a Brazilian astrologer was responsible for the election of the Brazilian president is akin to say that a Puerto Rican astrologer was responsible for the election of the U.S. president.
Only people under a powerful spell see reality reversely. Rasputin kept the Russian czar under such spell. This is the reason I call Carvalho Bolsonaro’s Rasputin. Others call him “guru of Bolsonaro.” Carvalho rejects and calls these names FakeNews.
Now Carvalho is in the uneasy situation to accuse the Trump administration of producing FakeNews after the Voice of America (VOA) reported that Bolsonaro was Sunday at the Brazilian Embassy in Washington with:
“Bannon and U.S.-based Brazilian writer Olavo de Carvalho, considered Bolsonaro's ideological guru.”
VOA, the largest U.S. international broadcaster, officially called Carvalho “Bolsonaro's ideological guru.” VOA belongs the U.S. government and it broadcasts U.S. government views. So the most powerful broadcaster of the U.S. government broadcast to the whole world that Bolsonaro is dependent on a guru.
Bolsonaro cannot complain that he was internationally portrayed by the U.S. government as dependent on a guru. His decision to have Bannon in an exclusive dinner at the Brazilian Embassy on the eve of his meeting with Trump was a slap in the face of Trump.
And to say that an astrologer, not millions of evangelicals, was the man responsible for Bolsonaro’s election was a slap in the face of evangelicals.
Bannon was expelled by Trump for opportunism. Trump said,
“Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was. It is the only thing he does well.”
Such opportunism is a perfect description of Carvalho and how he and his adherents are taking advantage of Brazilian evangelicals by “leaking false information to the media” (“without Olavo, there would be no election of Jair Bolsonaro”) to make themselves seem far more important than they are.
Trump did very well by firing one Guenonian opportunist: Bannon. But Bolsonaro is sowing troubles to himself by making himself dependent on two Guenonian opportunists: Bannon and Carvalho.
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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Enemies Within the Church: Are People Influenced by Occultism Instigating Strident Anti-Marxism Among Evangelicals?


Enemies Within the Church: Are People Influenced by Occultism Instigating Strident Anti-Marxism Among Evangelicals?

Occult Ties and Anti-Marxist Activism Among Christians

By Julio Severo
Marxism is satanic, a reality that no Christian who truly loves the Bible and Jesus Christ doubts. So an anti-Marxist flag draws especially evangelicals today for conservative action in the cultural wars.
Many would conclude that only God would use such flag, so that whenever it is used, conservative Christians listen to the call to fight Marxism. But not always is this so. Satan has also used this flag for his own conveniences.
While left-wingers and right-wingers hotly debate if Hitler was a left-winger or right-winger, in his book “Hitler’s Cross: How the Cross of Christ was used to promote the Nazi agenda” (Moody Press, 1995), Erwin Lutzer argues the case that Hitler was an eminently occult man who was nominally Catholic. He also highlights the anti-Marxist component in Hitler’s message.
Lutzer said,
“Many churchmen were duped. Father Falkan, a Catholic parish priest, said, ‘I must admit that I was glad to see the Nazis come to power, because at that time I felt that Hitler as a Catholic was a Godfearing individual who could battle communism for the Church … the anti-Semitism of the Nazis, as well as their anti-Marxism, appealed to the church.’”
You can also read my article: Hitler’s Strident Anti-Marxism.
So not always anti-Marxism has a Christian base. Sometimes it can have a dubious base hiding an occult background. And what does the Bible say about dubious things? “Abstain from all appearance of evil.” (1 Thessalonians 5:22 AV)
Trevor Loudon, a prominent anti-Marxist, has produced, in a partnership with a Protestant church, the movie “Enemies Within the Church” to warn Christian leaders and churches. The problem, in my view, is that his background, experience and ties are not Christian, or Christian only in the appearance. Loudon himself said, “I have studied at Z.A.P. from 1976 to 1982, 1986/7 and 1999 to current. I am enjoying my studies immensely at the moment and plan to continue indefinitely.”
Zenith Applied Philosophy (ZAP) is a combination of Scientology, Eastern mysticism and the ideas of the American John Birch Society. The result of this combination is anti-communist esotericism. The John Birch Society does not seem to pose risk, but definitely Scientology and Eastern mysticism are a spiritual risk, in the Christian perspective.
I take occultism very seriously. In fact, I do not see occultism as less threatening than Marxism, because God’s Word takes occultism very seriously. And as this term implies, occultism often has dark, hidden and evil realities. People can often have a Catholic appearance and sometimes a Protestant appearance, but they have an occult involvement, an occult influence.
A common method of Loudon is to show that if certain person exposed by him has ties with Marxists, then he is a Marxist too. According to him, as an incriminating factor, the ties of a person are an evidence of his real nature. I agree with him. If this can be applied to Marxism, why not also to occultism?
By using the same methodology of Loudon, cannot I pinpoint that his own ties with occultists are an evidence of his occult nature?
It is fascinating that instead of recognizing that he was involved in Z.A.P., Loudon said that he is “studying it” — for many years. He attended ZAP meetings with Ian Brackenbury Channell, known as The Wizard of New Zealand.
Another occultist who says that he “studied” occultism is Olavo Carvalho, when his background shows very clearly that he founded astrology schools and gave classes on astrology for years in Brazil and he has several books on astrology, alchemy and occultism in Portuguese. (See more about Carvalho on Conservapedia.) They obviously think that the use of “study” is savorier than involvement. So both employ the method of treating “involvement” with the innocent-sound word “study.” In fact, Loudon is connected to Carvalho through the Inter-American Institute (IAI), where he is a member. Are they “studying” together?
Although Carvalho, who has been a self-exiled Brazilian immigrant in the U.S. for 15 years, says that he founded IAI, the real founder is John Haskins, a former Calvinist who has abandoned (and attacked) all Protestant churches for considering them “apostate.”
If there is confusion about who founded IAI, there is much more confusion about the true ideology of Carvalho. If Americans were able to read Portuguese, they would see Carvalho saying very clearly that he is not a conservative, right-wing and left-wing Brazilian. More confusion than this only Hitler, who is accused simultaneously of being a right-winger and left-winger. The reality is that occultists live and speak in a state of confusion and they provoke confusion and chaos.
I am very admired that Loudon, who is able to research and find any obscure details of Marxists and their English and non-English views has been completely unable to research and find Carvalho’s sordid details in Portuguese.
Carvalho said famously September 2018: “Evangelical churches have done more harm to Brazil than the entire left” — implying that evangelical churches should be fought much more than Marxism is fought. He has also voiced a number of other anti-Protestant remarks. He has reviled evangelicals in spite of the fact that they are the main conservative force behind Bolsonaro’s victory in Brazil, and they are beginning to voice criticism because the Bolsonaro administration has given them very little space.
And what has Loudon done for Carvalho? Loudon’s website has over 1,000 mentions of Carvalho, as recorded by Google. Their ties are not speaking; they are yelling.
If Loudon can connect the dots between two men because of their common Marxist ties, why cannot I connect the dots because of the ties between Loudon and Carvalho? If he is so careful about the ties of the Marxists he exposes, why is he so careless about his own ties?
Even though Carvalho could point to his Protestant adherents as an evidence that he is not anti-Protestant, socialists do the same thing. In fact, even though the Workers’ Party is a Brazilian socialist party that in its pro-abortion and pro-homosexuality stances is anti-Christian, they also point to its many Catholic supporters and few Protestant supporters as an evidence that they are not anti-Catholic and anti-Protestant. Ariovaldo Ramos, the former president of the Brazilian branch of World Vision, is the most prominent Protestant supporter of the Workers’ Party.
In both cases — Carvalho’s and Workers’ Party’s —, their Protestant adherents are an evidence that there are “Enemies Within the Church.”
So Carvalho, who fights Marxism, also fights Protestantism. And Loudon is connected to him. Is this the kind of appearance of evil that we are told to abstain by God?
Jesus also taught us to “watch and pray.” To watch is to observe closely in order to check for dangers, or appearances of evil, or “Enemies Within the Church.”
Jut to pray is not enough. It is necessary also to observe and verify very closely what you are seeing.
Before producing “Enemies Within the Church,” Loudon produced the movie “Enemies Within,” which also featured… Carvalho. In his turn, Carvalho said that Loudon is “by far, the world’s greatest specialist in communist hegemony.”
A “student” of occultism praising another “student” of occultism. Occultists always praise occultists. And Loudon is not the only “student” of occultism who has praised Carvalho. Wolfgang Smith and Steve Bannon have praised him too. Bannon is today persona no grata in the U.S. government after U.S. President Donald Trump expelled him from the White House, calling him an opportunist and leaker of confidential information.
By calling Bannon, who is a Guenonian conservative, an opportunist, Trump defined very well Guenonian conservatives, including Carvalho, who has portrayed himself as the man behind the current conservative wave in Brazil when reality points to evangelicals and their traditional conservatism. In fact, he has trained his adherents to see him as a “savior” against Marxism.
Bannon, Smith and Carvalho share the same background: They were inspired by René Guénon, an Islamic occultist who founded the Traditionalist School to promote esoteric conservatism and fight Marxism. When are they going to say that Guénon also “studied” occultism? Bannon, Smith, Carvalho and Guénon came from the same Catholic background.
I call their influence “Enemies Within the Church” or appearance of evil.
I call Loudon’s ties with Carvalho and his occult background “Enemies Within the Church” or appearance of evil.
But there is a difference. While left-wingers among Christians are honest about their left-wing leanings, occultists among Christians never admit to Christians that they are involved in occultism. They always manage to find an elegant excuse. “Study” is only one of their many subterfuges. If Marxists among Christians are “Enemies Within the Church,” what are occultists among Christians? Secret Enemies Within the Church? Are not they worse than Marxists because they hide their occult nature and use anti-Marxism to portray themselves as better than Marxists?
How can a Protestant church make a partnership with a man with an occult background and involvement to produce the movie “Enemies Within the Church” to warn Christians while they are at the same time ignoring “Enemies Within the Church” in his occult ties?
How can a Protestant church make a partnership with a man with an occult background and involvement without proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom of God to him and expelling his demons?
How can a Protestant church make a partnership with a man with ties to a Brazilian immigrant who reviles Protestantism and Protestants?
Carvalho is unknown in the U.S., but his anti-Protestant views are very known in Brazil, including his statement: “Protestantism was born from hatred and blood thirst. Its Christian inspiration is ZERO.”
By “Enemies Within the Church” I see Marxism and occultism infiltrated in the Church. I have fought both for years. I fight their Marxist and occult ideologies, but I am always open to help them, because Jesus Christ has empowered every Christian to expel demons from people, even from people who have a Christian appearance, but are involved (“studying”) occultism or Marxism.
Any contact between a Christian and an occultist should be an opportunity for deliverance of the oppressed occultist, not for the occultist to use the church for his activities.
Christians should be spiritually smart in their contacts with occultists, but some are negligent. Over 24 years ago a Presbyterian family invited me for a meeting. All of them, about 7 people, had been born in the Presbyterian Church. I talked to them about what Jesus could do for them through the Holy Spirit and, as I was spiritually guided, I explained about the danger of attending spiritualist places.
There are spiritualist places with large halls in Brazil that are used for spiritualistic mediums to channel their spirits during their religious meetings and also for social events, such as a spiritualistic lecturer addressing the evils of drug abuse. There is nothing wrong about inviting people around the city to hear a lecture against drugs. But the place is a place of demons.
I told just it to the Presbyterians gathered to hear me: A spiritualist place is a place of demons. They said that they rejected mediums and spiritualistic beliefs, but adding that to attend their social meetings against drugs posed absolutely no spiritual risk.
So I challenged them: “Let us give the Lord an opportunity to show what is hidden. Let us pray and He will show.” Next, I asked them to close their eyes and pray. In my audible prayer, I invited the Holy Spirit to make His presence real. Very fast, some of them began to be sick and throw up. They said that they were feeling a bad presence within them.
I explained that the “bad presence” within them was not obviously the Lord. It was what they had received when attending the spiritualistic place, that no one going to these places goes out without receiving something within. I said that the Holy Spirit revealed what was hidden: Demonic influence. They understood. I told them never to attend such places, except for preaching the Gospel, and I proceeded to expel demonic influences from them.
Loudon, Carvalho and Bannon need deliverance. Occultism is not just an intellectual interest that you can choose and next leave. The spirits in it never leave the person who got involved, by interest or not, in occultism. Occultism is not merely a philosophy, it is demonic involvement. With deliverance, they will stop deceive themselves and others by not recognizing that what they are doing is not just “study,” it is demonic involvement.
It is impossible to touch fire without being burned. It is impossible to enter the fire without being seriously burned. Loudon entered the fire. Demons will not leave him until properly expelled and until he receives a proper discipleship.
Jesus spent much time preaching the Gospel, healing the sick and expelling demons. Have you ever wondered that when Jesus was expelling demons, as recorded in the New Testament, He was not doing it to pagan people, but to Jewish people who attended the weekly meetings of Bible reading? There were many pagan people who worshiped demons in Jesus’s time, but He did not expel demons from them. He expelled demons from people who listened the Bible every week — but, certainly, were involved (“studying”) in some serious stuff!
The Jewish meetings were radically conservative and traditionalist. No one of them would support abortion and homosexuality. Never.
If mere nominal attendance in Bible meetings, which are filled with the Bible, but not with the Holy Spirit, can open you to demons, guess what happens when you get involved (“study”) in ZAP or other occult meetings!
Mere religious commitment is not enough to keep demons away or out. It is necessary to be filled with God’s Word and the Holy Spirit.
This is the reason I recommend the book “Power Evangelism,” by John Wimber, published by HarperCollins, to help Christians understand deep spiritual realities and empower them to help oppressed persons.
Occultism, which the Bible calls witchcraft, is worse than Marxism. If you attend a Marxist meeting, you do not become a Marxist. But if you attend just one occult meeting, you never leave without one or more demons and their influence. And if you do it for years, as it is Loudon’s case, there are definitely demons.
Christians should not sanctify occult persons and movements just because they fight Marxism. Rev. Moon and his cult fought Marxism and had close ties to the Republican Party and U.S. conservatives. But they caused extensive spiritual and psychological havoc in countless families. They led people to Hell.
In this perspective, there are “Enemies Within Loudon” and there are “Enemies Within Bannon” and there are “Enemies Within Carvalho” and there are “Enemies Within Rev. Moon’s Cult” and through them and their “conservative” activities in churches, there are “Enemies Within the Church.”
If a church wants to fight Marxism without watching and praying, they will ignore appearances of evil and they will not expel demons from people with an occult background. They will even let such people to lead them in anti-Marxist activism. Is not this also “Enemies Within the Church”?
Occultists and people with occult ties have, for the sake of the anti-Marxist fight, had a free ride among conservative evangelicals. I just saw a friend praising Trevor Loudon. He does an astounding work against the Gospel Coalition, exposing its flirting with the gay agenda. But, for the sake of conservatism, he is unable to see evangelical flirting with occultists or people with occult ties.
I understand his concern over evangelical flirting with the gay agenda. This is the reason I have written an article titled “Ed Shaw, Gospel Coalition and Homosexual Feelings: What They Say and What Jesus Said,” about the Gospel Coalition. And I understand also the dangers of flirting with occultists and people with occult ties. This is the reason I wrote this article.
Expelling demons, within and outside churches, is so important as proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. In fact, this is so important that Jesus spent his time just doing it. To preach the Gospel without expelling demons is not the Gospel at all.
Marxists need such ministry. And anti-Marxists with an occult background also need it.
After all, Jesus came to save Marxists and anti-Marxists. And he came to save left-wingers and right-wingers, whether they have a Christian or occult background.
“Enemies Within the Church” have no chance to fool Christians when Christians are fellowshipping with the Holy Spirit and His Word, preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, healing the sick and expelling demons.
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