Friday, October 31, 2014

Culture Watch: Television & Demonaphobia

By Reverend Mark Hunnemann

NOTE: Due to a computer problem, Rev. Hunnemann doesn't have a new blog post for this week. This important blog originally posted on 12/7/12 is being rerun.

The deception began with a bang. The DT crew (Destination Truth) went to the Mayan ruins, which was the site of untold number of human sacrifices to idols—which as the bible tells us is participating in demons. In light of this, one would have thought they would have put demons at least on their possible suspect list for the accelerated paranormal activity there; they didn’t. Instead, team DT posited, before even went there, that the recent accelerated activity was either due to the sacrificial victims or the Mayan warriors. Even though scared to death at points, demons were not even an option.

I try to stay in touch with popular culture, so I watch as many of the haunted TV shows as I can. What I am sharing is based on what I witnessed over the last month of watching the following shows: Destination Truth, Ghost Adventures, Haunted Collector, A Haunting, The Dead Files, Paranormal Witness, Haunted Highway, and one more about hauntings at colleges but I can’t for the life of me remember the name.  Sheesh. That is eight shows on three nights of the week (Tues., Wed., Friday). People’s beliefs and worldviews are unconsciously shaped by exposure to this much haunted TV, but this is but a tip of the paranormal iceberg on TV. One list had about fifty shows, which in some form or fashion, focus on the assumed reality of ghosts. FIFTY!  Of course they are not all on the same season schedule, and a few on the list are now cancelled—but as with The Ghost Whisperer or Charmed, re-runs are current with a number of these. That is an incredible number of shows, which reveals how we are witnessing a paradigm shift in our understanding of spirituality (topic for another day). This phenomenon is both a shaper of culture as well as a reflection of it.

My purpose in watching all these shows was in part to answer this question: is TV phobic regarding demons? The undeniable answer is “yes”; the vast majority of these shows avoid fingering demons as the cause of supernatural activity in homes or businesses. Whether it is the individuals or the networks (or both) that are demonaphobic, the reality is that the phobia is ubiquitous. As with the opening scene with DT, it is astounding how hesitant folks are on these shows to assign the blame on demons for even the most despicable activity. For varying reasons, the almost monolithic consensus of investigators is that demonic encounters are rare. So, in that regard the TV shows are mirroring current beliefs in this field. One quick example. The much respected John Zaffis is called in to assuage the fears of a young mom. There has been verbal threats and physical violence, to the point she is terrified. During an EVP session (red flag!) John asks the spirit if it is angry with the family, and child’s voice answered, "no". Based almost entirely on this captured EVP, John interprets all of this scratching, pushing, and threats as an expression of trust that this child ghost feels with the young mom. A touching scene follows, and I am feeling nauseous. That is baloney sir. Do you always trust children’s voices? What would you think of a living child who scratched and pushed people and threatened them? I would have had my rear-end whipped good as a child if I did half of what that demon did to those people. That is calling wrong…. right-something the bible condemns. On another episode his tech, Brian, got a long triple scratch down his back, and demons were not mentioned at all—not amongst themselves (that we know of) or with the client. Does anybody else find that problematic? Two per show… that makes eight hair raising episodes in a month, in which a world famous, professing Christian demonologist does not even mention demons.

While watching Paranormal Witness tonight I thought that, finally, they will call a spade a spade. Two or three deputies are witness to some hair raising activity in an old theatre. After what he called demon like activity, one of them quit. It seemed that, given all the focus on the sheer evil of this entity, that a demon was going to be the culprit. Wrong. By the end, it was reported that a young man had died in a fire there and all the activity was then viewed through that prism. So, in all those shows I watched, I do not recall a demon being seen as the cause of the supernatural activity. Moreover, most of the time, demons were not even mentioned. We are talking several dozen episodes. THAT frequency and repetition is clearly influencing people’s views regarding both ghosts and the demonic.  It makes me weep.

I find this very troubling because it is only reinforcing in the audience’s minds that ghosts are the only plausible explanation for supernatural activity. It is shaping their view of supernatural reality…millions of people. “Yes demons are real, but rare”. Sound familiar?  It should, because demonic rarity is the majority view of investigators. Sure it happens but even the most “negative” (grown to really dislike that word) entities are almost always viewed as irregular humans or possibly some whacked out dimensional being (eg energy vampires—demons can mimic that). If it smells like sulfur, levitation is occurring, tables are flying across the room, apportation, extreme aversion to blessed objects, client speaking backwards in Latin, and people are being hurt, THEN folks will discuss the possibility of demonic presence. Sheeesh….(ok, a bit exaggerated). Once you introduce the concept of ghosts (including poltergeist and residual), then identifying demons is hopelessly subjective.

Stop! Everyone believes that demons are deceptive, so why the almost fervent hesitancy to label something demonic unless all the aforementioned is present? Even veteran, biblical demonologists fall prey to this faulty logic when they assume they will always feel heaviness in the air if there is a demonic infestation. If you have a strong gift of discernment (there are gradations of sensitivity), then that is a horse of a different color. But generally, demons can leave a palpable sense of peace and love. That is certainly an implicate of the angel of light principle, and there is a plethora of anecdotal evidence to support this. They can control the vibe of a house. How convincing is an angel-cloaked demon going to be if everyone has the heeby-jeebies around them or feel nauseous and so on? Back to the fervent hesitancy.

Satan is not omnipotent, but he is showing considerable power in how he has promoted this demonaphobia. The issue is not what you personally believe—the issue is, what is the message coming across the TV? This was an experiment to observe. The bottom line is that if the angel of light principle is real—and it is—then there is no way to make a list of criteria for demonic presence; they can and do break all the rules and all the stereotypes. And to rule out from the get-go the possibility of demonic activity is not science, it is ideological assumptions. (REPEAT) It is the opposite of true science…destination untruth. 

Demonaphobia….that is what is plastered all over TV these days. This is a call to all bible believing Christians to be salt and light for the glory of God.

Mark Hunnemann is the author of Seeing Ghosts Through God's Eyes: A Worldview Analysis of Earthbound Spirits. It's also available in eBook format.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Though I walk through the valley of death...

When ever I see a new face to the paranormal, I always envision their introduction into the field as a path upon a steep mountainside with many paths meandering off the main one in different directions. Some of those paths are dark, treacherous and always promise a better view then they ever do, while others go a path that appear non-consequential and expected, yet, never go anywhere but around in a circle. Some of these people, you can see what direction they are going, while others, it's hard to know what direction they will go. I do get excited when I see those in the field that have that passion, curiosity and spark that sincerely want to help others and for them, I do not usually worry all to much about them. There should truly be a warning out there to each person that enters the Paranormal field. Some people end up in ruins or worse. Most of us, just end up on that path without truly choosing it. It chooses you and not in the way you expect.
Let me just take you down the path I have followed briefly for a moment. My first experience with the unworldly inhabitants of this life was when I was eleven. My brother, (whom I will call Charlie), got a job on farm and for part of his work benefits, was afforded a large farmhouse on the property of the farm. Charlie was older then me by many years and though I was young, he was married and invited my mother and me to stay. This home had the most awe inspiring, frightening and memorable experiences as a child that have stayed with me just as if they just happened with a clarity of recall I can not even explain.
As a child, the boogeymen under the bed and closet phantoms were what Mom had the power to dispel just by turning on the light and admonishing the thought by explaining it being only a trick of the light or looking under the bed and stating nothing was there. I believed her. This house, it wasn't like that. I quickly learned that what I was seeing, at least at first, wasn't something everyone else could see. Not at first. As a kid, it was terrifying and I felt incredibly alone in dealing with it when the elders in my family thought I was making things up or having a wild imagination. When they did experience something, they played it off as nothing or some explainable cause that never really made sense to me. But, it didn't stay that way... not for long anyway.
One such occasion of a particularly haunting event, which was by no way the only event or even the scariest, but, one in which shows the supernatural and awe inspiring and yet fear invoking haunting that occurred at this house and when we came back from a day of shopping. It started with me going to do the door first with groceries in hand and the door slamming behind me. When my brother tried the door, it did not budge. He thought I locked the door, but, I didn't. It wouldn't open. A rack that was made special for the old records called 45's was strewn over and the records all over the floor and I looked upon the chaos in surprise knowing it was something that happened while we were gone. The records began to float in midair in front of me, dangling and slightly spinning like some character from a TV show had cast them with magic. I froze in fear, alone... locked in by some unknown power of which I could not understand as a child. My brother used a crowbar to break into the door. As he did, he caught a glimpse of the records floating that smashed suddenly to the floor as he stepped through the door. I was certain he was shocked and fearful, but, he did not ever voice that for years.
From the ghostly disembodied voices calling my name over my shoulder with a raspy unnerving chill to the bumps I felt under my bed in the midst of the night when I knew no one or thing should be under there, my life as an 11 year old changed from that house and my perception of the world around me with it. After a while, it became clear to me that Mom and my brother did not know what we were dealing with and at times, I knew they were bothered by it. Even then, I knew they tried to protect me from knowing, because, it's all they could do.
There is something to be said of knowing... acknowledging a power from some unseen force that is not bound by the reality we think exist. Once you cross that line, there is no going back... no safe harbor... no night that can not be penetrated in the depth of your dreams while snuggled peacefully under covers. There is a vulnerability you realize and acknowledge and yet, a knowing that everyone around you will likely never voice even if they share in the same experience in the same location.
Evil has a way of penetrating our lives more then just voices and floating objects and frightening us at night. It manipulates, it estranges, it coerces, it circles and it goes for any and all downfalls and weaknesses it can find. Evil promises great things, destroys instead and takes instead of giving. Evil takes you down with it into despair, unaccomplishment, anger, malice, jealousy and fear. It can completely destroy your health, career, family, friendships and life. It can also kill.
Evil doesn't come to you as ONE entity or one moment. It is a culmination of events, circumstances, moments, actions and thoughts that conspire into a destruction of not only someone who is heading in the direction of evil, but, those around them no matter how much they care. The demonic doesn't just show you evil straight out, it lies in wait, slowly enticing, slowly making you feel superior, strong, special and it plays, lies, pretends and manipulates and becomes what ever it needs to, to pull you in.
In true demonology, there is a knowledge of evil, as well as the hierarchy and knowledge of demon types, actions and even their boundaries. So many do not understand. You can step in front of a raging Buffalo, but, you may not live just because you think you know how to stop it by actions taught online. You would likely end up dead doing so. So it is with demons. One does not challenge or think themselves invulnerable to them without truly understanding the reality in humility they should be recognizing and realize, each time they deal with the demonic, they risk themselves, body and soul. No matter how benign a case may appear, it is not something that novices who have decided to write made up rules and synopsis to illicit praise or appreciation from those who do not know the difference between the demonic and a over acting fool pretending to be the next best deliverer from evil hero, should be doing.
This is my warning to those taking classes online to deal first hand with demons; STOP! There is nothing online that can prepare you for dealing with the demonic. It is dangerous. You are probably NOT learning what you should be learning for instance. Demonologist do not do exorcisms. THAT is an EXORCIST. To be an exorcist, you must be clergy and understand a lot on how to do the rituals, as well as understanding the demonic. You must understand the greatest sacrifice is yourself for others and being willing to do so. Both being a demonologist that works in deliverance in any way or especially a exorcist have to be willing to do just what that priest did on the movie Exorcist, sacrifice yourself. Believe me, I know first hand this sacrifice. You do not choose this field... no one in their straight mind would.
I have never once went out hunting demons. I have never went out of my way to go to a place and be around demons. People have always come to me. Whether it is those who have the knowledge and approach me or friends who have a story to tell or just those who are looking for information... but it is always something that comes to me. It is much like the fraud exposing really. When you are meant to do this, you know. So it is with dealing with demons in any way, shape or form is as well.
I realize to some, this article is spewed with what some would call religiosity and archaic beliefs. However, rudimentary thinking from the perspective of thought, is the killer evil, his thoughts evil or his soul? Does he have measurements of evil? There is something to be said of entertaining thoughts and thoughts becoming actions after all. What about where those thoughts go and why they do not appear taboo and plain frightening to some. From the spirit and story of the dream catcher, evil thoughts can become actions. They can become actions even against you by others. It is like a web of thought, evil effects the entire web of life. Some of these “archaic” ideas are age old and for a reason. I myself do not subscribe to the thought that old wisdom is useless and wrong. I tend to think there is a high chance for a value in them and a reason they have stood the test of time and brought forward for generations, much like the dream catcher and it's purpose. On this, it is just something I learned on my own in life.
So many people that seem to have these types of problems are people who have played with Ouija boards or other sources for summoning the spirits of the deceased. Sometimes, they are people with psychological issues as well. But some... and I mean this... some have decided to be demonologist or exorcist and are not alive today. Some that go that road end up in very hard lives. I have heard how some people, they change from the day entering a haunted location that ended up having something dark within.
So, this is my warning to you out there entering this field and especially interested in the darker side to help or because of interest, be weary, tread carefully, learn from the right sources, do your homework and have a strong faith and love in God and love of others. Love is in this... the strongest and ultimate weapon against evil.
Evan Jensen
Producer of Beyond the Edge of Reality Radio Network
http://beyondtheedgeofreality.net/

Monday, October 27, 2014

'Make a Peaceful World': Dalai Lama Says

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The Dalai Lama's message of peace echoed throughout Regions Field on Sunday afternoon, with thousands of curious onlookers and devoted followers soaking up his message, and soaking up the sun on a hot day.

"If you feel too hot, that's not my mistake," said Tenzin Gyatso, 79, the 14th Dalai Lama, who came to Alabama a stranger and left with thousands feeling they now know the revered spiritual leader. Communist China took over Tibet in 1950. Gyatso and other Tibetans moved to India to set up a government in exile. Hundreds of his fellow Tibetans made the trip to Alabama from all the country. A dozen Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery chanted before the Dalai Lama came to the stage that was set up in center field at the baseball stadium downtown.

Birmingham Mayor William Bell joined the Dalai Lama onstage and His Holiness urged him to move closer, under the shade of an umbrella a Buddhist monk was holding up to shield him from the sun. Later, workers brought a tent onstage so Bell and the Dalai Lama would be sitting in the shade.

The Dalai Lama called on young people to carry forth his message of peace. "In order to make this century a century of peace, we must make this a century of dialogue," he said. "It is your responsibility to make a peaceful world."

Several hundred youth were in the audience, some part of school groups, others encouraged to attend by their parents for the cultural experience.

William Hagood brought his daughter, Emily, 13. "I want her to have exposure to lots of different ways of thinking," Hagood said.

Emily said she agreed with the Dalai Lama's call to youth. "Someday, we'll be the adults; it's all on us," she said. "I think it was amazing to get to see him."

Janet McGowin also brought her daughter, Elena, 13. "It's a once in a lifetime experience," the mother said. "They may not understand everything he said, but they'll remember this. He's got a good message."

Elena said she understood the point of the Dalai Lama's message. "We need to do the right thing," Elena said. "You have to think about everyone around you."

Bell asked the Dalai Lama about the civil rights movement, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and King it has influenced him in his struggle for human rights. The Dalai Lama said he had visited the place where King was shot in Memphis. "I'm one of the admirers of the late Martin Luther King," the Dalai Lama said. "Although he's no longer alive, his spirit is still very much relevant, very much alive. We must keep his spirit alive. Different places, still discrimination. His spirit is very much relevant."

original link and photos: http://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2014/10/make_a_peaceful_worlddalai_lam.html

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Book Of Revelations: (Armageddon, The Apocalypse And 7 Seals)

Hello to all. I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and are enjoying your Sunday. I in a few weeks will be Thanksgiving or towards the end of October the holidays are upon us again. It seems like I just got through the holidays hit it behind me and here it is again especially on TV we haven't even finished Halloween and every store I go into has all kinds of Christmas and New Years items for sale. Let's not forget why we have this holiday to begin with. A lot of people do think about it they know what it means but it still seems to revolve around what someone is getting or hope they are getting etc...

This blog isn't an easy subject to discuss. Revelations is the last of all 66 books in the Bible and is very scary and intimidating as well. It can be very hard to understand because it can be interpreted in different ways minimum orders nobody is ever going to agree this is just my humble so hold the bloody phone and stop sending me emails telling me I'm wrong or I'm this or I'm that. I'm simply just conveying my opinion and I stated this more than once.

The Apocalypse represents the last period and the last 7 years before consummation, the reign of Antichrist, the last phase of Satan world control, unleashing great deception and his lies and that nasty evil. And lies and imposter, a union of political system and financial system leading eventually to poverty and famines and financial crisis and mark of Antichrist and religious system destroying the Laws of God and Christ leading to the worship of Antichrist and social system (social system and media system leading to corruption and immorality and disintegration of society and lawlessness), a perverse eschatological judgment, revolt and blasphemy against God and Christ and his Church and persecution of the Church, until Just Divine Judgment is poured out, "The Day of the Lord shall not come unless there come a revolt first [rebellion - apostasy - falling away], and the man of sin be revealed [Antichrist], the son of perdition, whom the Lord Jesus shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming" (St Paul). Each Seal represents the beginning of the fullness of events, extending and intensifying to the end, corresponding with our Lord and Prophet Daniel and all the Prophets. The Great Tribulation, the last 3 1/2 years, is so severe as described by the prophets, and Our Lord Jesus "When therefore you shall see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place. There shall be then great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, neither shall be. And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved, but for the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened".

What exactly is Armageddon? Is it a place or an event? It takes place during the Apocalypse. Who will take part in it? What does the Bible really say?
Over 1,900 years ago, while exiled on an island off the Greek coast, the apostle John recorded what would happen, culminating in our time. In vision, he was taken forward in time into the “Lord’s Day” (Revelations . 1:10) and was given messages regarding “...things which are, and things which shall be hereafter” (1:19).

Most of what John saw in vision was foreign to him. He had to record things in a way that could be understood. For instance, how would someone from the first century describe a helicopter gunship? What about a jet—or nuclear explosion? Jesus would have inspired him to use symbols or items familiar to him. The prophet Daniel spoke of “the TIME OF THE END.” The apostle Peter said, “there shall come in the last days scoffers.” Paul said, “In the last days perilous times shall come.”…some may say John wasn't in his right right mind being locked up so very long however, what if you are wrong? What then?

The Bible foretells a period of seven trumpets blown, each heralding its own terrible event. Now in my last 2 blogs I spoke of the 7 trumpets/seals. Throughout history, trumpet blasts have been used as warnings of imminent danger, such as war or another calamity (Zeph. 1:16; Jer. 4:19; Ezek. 33:2-6).

However, the seventh (or last) trumpet will announce to the world that Jesus Christ is coming to establish God’s rule on Earth. Man’s way of governance is ending. Also heralded by this final trumpet are the seven last plagues (also bowls or vials of wrath) God will use to punish a rebellious mankind. Revelation describes seven angels who “pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth” (Rev. 16:1).

When the first vial is poured out, “there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast” (vs. 2). These belong to the great, false church-state system.

The second plague mirrors what the Egyptians suffered before the Exodus: “The second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea”
The next three plagues involve the rivers and fountains turning to blood, the sun becoming so hot it scorches people, and darkness and pain becoming unbearable. After all these plagues, men will continue to “blaspheme the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repent not of their deeds”

The last generation before Jesus’ Return is so vile and corrupt that God will subject them to the worst punishment possible and they still will not repent.
The Important Sixth Plague

The sixth of the last plagues sets up for the final battle to resist Jesus Christ at His Return. Forces of spiritual wickedness, demons are released to gather armies to bring about destruction and devastation on the inhabitants of Earth. Notice how these armies are able to gather: “The sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared” Revelations chapter 16 verse 12.

The Euphrates River originates in Turkey and flows southeast through Syria and Iraq, finally reaching the Persian Gulf. God will cause this river to dry up, enabling, it says, the “kings of the east” to easily cross into the Holy Land. But this is just a prelude, the setting of the stage for even more significant events to come.

Apocalypse is actually the Greek Name for the word translated "Revelation" in the Bible. It is the name of the last book of the Bible. It earned its name because of its overall description of the world-changing events that occur during the timeline of this book.

Armageddon, is both a place and referred to as an event. It is the largest battlefield on earth, where a future battle is foretold between the armies of the earth and the returning Of Jesus Christ. It is said that the blood of these armies will run as deep as the reins of horses in some places, and that the fuel supplies will heat the homes of the Palestinians for 7 years. Also, the birds of the whole earth will gather to eat to their full on the flesh of the dead soldiers.

There are 2 verses that explain this war of Armageddon as the final showdown between the combined forces of Satan, on the one hand, and Christ and His “called ones,” on the other hand.

“They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because He is Lord of lords and King of kings -- and with Him will be His called, chosen and faithful followers” (Revelations 17:14).

“Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the rider on the horse and His army” (the Lord and His true followers)  (Revelations 19:19).
This tells us that Jesus Christ is in full command.  Revelation explains that Armageddon means the final battle between end-time Babylon and Israel’s Messiah.  This symbolism tells us that the “king,” or political powers, will wage their war against “the Lamb” by actually persecuting and legally outlawing the faithful followers of Christ.

In conclusion we have nothing to worry about. We already know who wins. Christ defeated death, His grave was denied. The Lamb of God was risen from death my friends. He is The Alpha and Omega. First and the last. Rejoice as we have everlasting life with Christ and the Father in heaven. Always keep close to God and I have a personal relationship with Christ talk to him every day without fail tell him your fears tell him your joys talk to him even when things are going good not just when you need something. He likes you so much you know soon is too crazed he has unconditional love Lee are his children. Please cling tight to the father and His Holy name. He loves you so very much.

If you want to give your heart to Jesus but are nervous and have many questions or whatever the case may be, please feel free to contact me. biblicaldemonologist@gmail.com. My webpage is http://www.christiandemonologyandsatanology.com  We are still finishing up as far as background and things to that nature. I have no clue how to get there so if they fit right now how weather there is an area to leave your name and a way to contact you at webpage and will also have information on different things such as Angelology and Satanology which is something you don't hear much about. So far two people I have paid to help me with it flaked out and just never had the time but sure kept the fees I paid so I'm trying very hard to figure it out myself. Lol. God help us right? I'm blond, you have to allow room for error ok? Lol. Just a little humor to lighten this disturbing subject.

Written By Jennifer L Auld

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Unsaved Dead

By Reverend Mark Hunnemann

There are some Christians who affirm that the righteous dead go immediately to heaven, but they express agnosticism regarding the status of the unrighteous dead. Indeed, some even postulate that unsaved humans likely come to Earth to harass and even possess living humans. What are we to say about this asymmetry of judgement?


1. First, it is asymmetrical..it is ugly...it is unbecoming of the glorious judge of heaven and earth. Why would God send the souls of the sheep to eternal glory and rest, but send the souls of the goats to earth to wander as they please till the Second Coming?

2. It reveals a lack of understanding of JUSTIFICATION--where God declares us righteous the moment we believe in Jesus as our Savior and Lord. When God justifies us He declares us not guilty (imputing our sins to Christ, and imputing Christ's righteousness to us...2 Corinthians 5:21) In other words, the final verdict is conferred upon believers the moment they believe! When we die, we experience a private judgement before God, and those who are justified are sent to their rest in heaven. Those who are non-justified, or still under God's wrath, are sent to hell. This would be their souls. The only proper place for a non-justified soul is Hell. What many do not understand is that the Last Judgement is simply a public pronouncement of the previous private judgement, and then we are joined with our bodies--a glorified body like Jesus' or a damned body which is hideous.

3 The righteous Judge of heaven and earth is not going to let "children of wrath" just slide away from His throne of Judgement to wander about the earth, which is Satan's proper abode (until his judgement) It is unthinkable that the God of burning holiness would just let the un-justified walk free, if even for a short time. THEY ARE GUILTY before the thrice holy Judge. Can you imagine a human judge, who has just sentenced a truly guilty man to death, to then tell him that he has twenty years to party before he is given a lethal injection? That is more likely to happen before the Lord of Hosts allows a damned, guilty human to descend back to earth after his eternal death sentence.

4.There is no text in the bible that supports the notion that the damned dead walk the earth..quite the opposite! Some might call this an "argument from silence", but some silences are not fallacies. Certainly God has warned us of Satanic/demonic enemies we must do battle with (Ephesians 6) If humans can assault and even possess humans, then why didn't He warn us? It is an extremely serious matter. The Great Communicator would have failed to have adequately communicated what we need to be fully equipped.equipped 2 Timothy 3:15-17 tells us that God has communicated to us all we need to adequately equip us to live godly lives. 

5. In my book "Seeing Ghosts through God's Eyes" I state that the bible never affirms the existence of ghosts wandering/stuck on earth. Some have attacked this as an argument from silence, and say that the bible never affirms the existence of chimpanzees either, and yet we know they exist. This is a false analogy. The bible is not concerned with giving us a taxonomy of the natural realm. It is a
meta-narrative or drama of redemption which gives us knowledge we need to fight the "good fight". Knowledge of chimps is not necessary for that, but knowledge of who populates the spiritual realm,and attacks and possibly possesses many people, is necessary. Silence regarding that would leave us vulnerable, ignorant, unequipped, and unable to discern. It would impugn God's character. It is a failure to see the distinction between what is incidental knowledge and what is crucial knowledge--regarding spiritual warfare and other spiritual issues.

6. The notion that Hitler and other moral monsters have temporarily escaped God's furious judgement is noxious to God's burning holiness. Hebrews 9:27 makes it very clear that immediately after death we go to heaven or hell. What also concerns me is the very selective use of theologians to buttress unbiblical views of human existence after death. Worse, is the confusion this is causing. Certitude, based on the Word of God, is not hubris, it is humility...bowing before the Lordship of Christ over the totality of life and death.

Mark Hunnemann is the author of Seeing Ghosts Through God's Eyes: A Worldview Analysis of Earthbound Spirits. It's also available in eBook format.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Paranormal News Updates on the Good the Bad and the Ugly

Paranormal News Updates on the Good the Bad and the Ugly

Often times this blog writes itself with all the shenanigans that go on in the Paranormal Community. This week, there just seems to be so much to catch the public up on, I just couldn't write about one person. So, here's the NEWS UPDATE ON THE EYE ON THE PARANORMAL.

Update on the Christina George case; Sources close to the Eye report that the home owner whose items were allegedly stolen in a claim that the ancient statues were possessed by demons and needed to be further researched and then did not return them as the contract was written, reports that the district attorneys office is actively working on the case and looking to rule out paranormal star, John Zaffis, who was recently implicated in the crime as accepting stolen property and possibly still having possession of the items. Sources say, that Mr. Zaffis refused to contact the home owner who asked for a written statement that he was not involved and what happened between communication with George on the items in question to give to the District Attorney working on the case to admonish his involvement. So far, there is no word from Zaffis on that and questions are being raised to his involvement in the case.
Currently, Christina George is appearing to be hiding out and refusing to come forward to be served legal papers and the District Attorney's office is looking for leads on her where abouts. If anyone has information as to where she is residing, please contact our Paranormal Bureau of Investigations or contact me directly. (click here to contact me)
Also sources say that there are allegedly 5 items, two statues, one priceless vessel (or vase) and two other items that were taken without the owners permission that are allegedly in Carol Malone possession. (owner to Darkside Entertainment) (Note: Various Darkside Entertainment companies exist). Earlier this year, Christina George admitted on a radio show and can be found on Youtube, that she had possession of the statues and that she was not willing to return them, claiming they were possessed by demons and not safe for the home owners. She also implicated Zaffis involvement and discredited Malone's earlier statement that she had current possession of the items.
Sources say, that there may be many in this case that could be charged for their involvement and are taking the case seriously. If you have any information in this case, please contact the Paranormal Bureau of Investigation or me directly. (We will send you to the proper authorities.)
Also reported recently concerning Carol Malone and her Darkside Entertainment events; it appears that Carol's former partner, Todd McIsaac are not on speaking terms as per Facebook comments. Todd sited the departure of their partnership being because she offered 50% proceeds to him and then a like offer to another person, making the agreement to him questionable. Sources say that Carol allegedly had at one time, sold rights to her book, “The Stilletto Diaries” twice also. Darkside Entertainment whose name is shared by many other companies, has many events scheduled and sold several tickets in a prepayment arrangement of more then 60 days ahead. Selling tickets so far ahead is risky for consumers, as it voids possible refunds if the event is not held.. Use caution when buying any event ticket more then 60 days away and check refund policies.
Another story that was reported on the Eye was on a person that at one time claimed to have a PhD and a technical expert in the Paranormal by the name of David Rountree. ( He is well known for his morphing Elf persona “Gray Wolf” once seen in role playing events that turned into a Lakota (Native American) Wolf Medicine man complete with non authentic Indian costume that rivals Halloween costumes made in China. He is also known for his books on Physics and the Paranormal, as well as books on being the Medicine man expelling demons (something Lakota medicine men do not do) and how inaccurate they are on truth or science, proving that anyone can write a book, but, books based on lies do not sell. He is the new “tech guy” on the new television show “Ghost Stalkers”. There are many that are not pleased with this development and his “expertise” while misrepresenting the paranormal community.
In a developing story on the former Paranormal State star, Ryan D. Buell; who appears to be at it again with a new Facebook page on his surveys and asking for donations. Ryan earlier this year claimed to have had considerable problems with his account being frozen and not having funds available to give refunds. Where is the money? We would like to know. There is a current class action suit being filed for those ticket holders that have been bilked.
Someone posting on Ryan D. Buell's Facebook page as only PRS appears to not want to commit to any status or what is going on with his health in statements that appear to be contradictory within themselves and do not actually make sense and seem vague at best. We believe that the comments on his page by PRS to be that of his lawyer Robert Crook, (http://www.ryanbuell.net/about.html his artwork and mentioned on this page as his page https://www.facebook.com/RyanDBuell) being the way they are worded and rumors of his involvement within the workings of PRS.
Why not use a name if what they are saying is credible and why the vagueness? Well, we think it is to further illicit sympathy to get continued support in the way of donations. PRS is no longer associated with Penn State, it's offices and no longer residing on the campus. Any such survey or research is independent of any true college source and we invite people to ask questions on whom is gathering information and why, as well as details to a list of where the money goes and where it is spent, as any non-profit endeavor is obligated to do.
In another ongoing story, Brett Watson of Australia and Jerry Williams (aka Gerald Blanchard ll) have been trying to get their demonology school (http://www.crisedu.com) going and have been in the outs with their former partner Chuck Manning. Chuck reported to leaving the paranormal siting tiredness of the games and drama in the paranormal after a fallout with Jerry Williams and he reported to have sold and come to terms with Jerry for the demonology school website. On investigation by our associates, we found that Jerry was an alias and had been signing documents of ordination and certificates of education, including certificates stating “Doctrine of Demonology” (no such real title exist) using the alias and his real name. These documents include ordination and certification of Brett Watson, giving question to all legitimacy of the education and truthfulness to their real education and expertise. It was found that Virginia Blanchard, Jerry's wife, was also involved in signatures, as well as good friends residing nearby. Both Jerry and his wife appear to be bartenders working at a local bar according to their Facebook pages and not doctors of anything.
I advise anyone seeking out education in the field of demonology or wanting to know more, check to be sure they actually went to a real college and not one that appears to be self made with certification to fit that they self signed for what ever they are boasting. It is better to doubt their credentials than to pay for an education that is bogus.
I would like to take this space here to give a shout out to some that deserve great credit in the field and whom we endorse as legitimate and believe to hold the ethics, as well as the compassion, kindness and truthfulness that are exemplary to the field. One such person is my personal friend Edwin F. Becker, (http://www.edwinbecker.com/) author to several true accounts of the paranormal, including the first televised exorcism done in the early seventies of his home and writer to his story that was featured on Paranormal Witness, “True Haunting”. He and his wife Marsha, have shared their experiences often and help others seeking help in the way of advice and observations they learned in their own lives. They are forever kind, helpful and very well respected by all those that know them for a reason. If you want to know what the reality of a real haunting is like, check out Edwin F. Becker's website, as well as his many books.
Also, recently we interviewed a gentleman that owns a house that is located near the Sharon Tate home was and related Charles Manson murders were committed, called the house on Cielo Drive. His name is David Oman. (http://youtu.be/ro2CnkvgSXs Our interview with him.) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0464054/) His outlook and understanding of spirits is outstanding and respectful and we thought he deserved a shout out for his unique and caring approach to spirits that he shares with any that come to his home for a visit. (At least those willing to listen.) His respect rivals Native American ideals in the respect of the dead that we wish all understood. Give the show a listen, follow him and/or check out his home if you ever get a chance to do so first hand.
One last shout out is to the real parapsychologist that went to a real college to be that, Lloyd Auerbach, whose many interviews and insights are much appreciated and especially would like to thank his continued and worthwhile contributions to the field of parapsychology. (http://mindreader.com/) You can hear his candid interview here. (http://youtu.be/w2wfZHIPSKY) He is quite a interesting and compassionate person who truly uses his education in the field. We also think that his books are among the most useful out there.
Until next week... same place... same time... The truth is out there.  Check out the other great bloggers here on The Eye on the Paranormal!
Evan Jensen
Producer of Beyond the Edge of Reality Radio Network

Monday, October 20, 2014

Dalai Lama Says Calm Mind is Key to Happiness

Speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit on the art of happiness in troubled times, His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Friday said that there are two kinds of suffering in this world - the physical pain and the mental pain.

The physical pain has gone down in the modern times due to economic progress and development of science and technology. However, the same can't be said about mental pain which leads to unhappiness.

These days mental level pain or stress is more due to competition and is more intense in cities like in Kolkata and Delhi whereas in rural areas physical difficulty is more while mental stress is less.

The core of the message the Nobel peace prize winner delivered to the packed Darbar Hall of the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi was about finding inner happiness and compassion to promote peace and happiness. Quoting the 8th century Buddhist scholar from Nalanda, Shantideva, the Dalai Lama said, "You cannot cover the whole world's thorns with leather. But it's enough to cover only your feet. Similarly, by controlling your own anger you can overcome your enemies."

Giving the example of a Tibetan monk who spent 19 years in a "Chinese gulag", he said, "When he could come over to India and I met him again, he said he was afraid in the prison. Was it for his life? No, he said he was afraid that he would lose compassion towards the Chinese people. That's the Tibetan way."

Prayers help believers to stay on the path of compassion. For non-believers, which he reckoned made up the majority of the world's population today, "the secular way to warm-heartedness" must come through introspection and lived experiences, he said.

The leader of the Tibetan people also said that prayers alone don't help when it comes to improving the lot of whole communities - for that, concerted action is needed.

"I was in Bihar recently to unveil a Buddha statue… The state's chief minister said Bihar was more prosperous with the Buddha's blessing. When it was my turn I said had it been because of the Buddha then the state would have prospered long ago," said His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

"The relationship between India and Tibet is one of guru and chela," he said while talking on India-Tibet relation.

"We learnt a lot from Indian scholars. And I always introduce myself to western audiences as a scholar of Indian thought… So we are chelas. But you must agree that we have been reliable chelas," he added with a chuckle.

The questions at the end of the session brought in fresh energy to the interaction.

Hindustan Times editor Sanjoy Narayan, who moderated the morning session, asked the Dalai Lama for a way to address the issue of the disenchantment that seems to be rife among today's youth.

Seventy-five year old His Holiness the Dalai Lama replied, "Our generation belongs to the 20th century, a century of violence during which more than 200 million people were killed. This century is new yet… But whether it will be as violent will depend on the young people of today. If they can shun the hypocrisy and artificial things of the previous generation and enrich their inner wealth, it's possible."

Suhel Seth, co-founder of Equus advertising agency, asked the Dalai Lama on his "succession planning".

To this the Tibetan leader said with a laugh, "It isn't a serious question to me. But the Communist government is looking at it very seriously… It's for the Tibetan people to decide… If I die in the next few days, they may want to continue with the institution of the Dalai Lama. But if it's 20, 30 years later, who knows?"

original article and photos http://dalailama.com/news/post/623-calm-mind-is-key-to-happiness

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Why Is GOD So Cruel When It Comes to Paranormal Activity?

Time and time again I get asked if GOD is all powerful why then does GOD not stop all of this paranormal activity (attacks) which is taking place in the homes of the afflicted. The answer to this question is a two-fold. First of all, we as humans have sinned, as our flesh is of sin right from our birth, for all have sinned.  Secondly, this is also done in a manner to mock GOD by the Fallen Angels.

Yes, GOD can and will stop all the Demonic attacks (known as paranormal activity) when GOD is ready to do so.   Here is where people fail to grasp the true key of ending this activity in their lives.  GOD will stop all this activity when YOU are ready to succumb to his will and become a righteous person.  Let me repeat this, GOD will stop this when YOU decide to live life proper according to the Bible and not live in a manner that displeases GOD.  SIN is SIN bottom line.  Time and time again the clients I help struggle with this plain and simple fact.  You must turn from your ways of old and become new.  1 Peter 5:8 KJV is how all of us are to operate.

Example of this situation described above regarding activity in a home or upon a person would be anger.  Men and women both suffer from this terrible situation time and time again.  However, when the anger sets in because one feels they have a right to feel angry with someone but this is a SIN.   Anger leads to other avenues if not dealt with in the proper manner, such as hate, vengeance, murder, etc…

A recent exorcism engaged with a woman who traveled over 2000 miles to have me help her, had a multitude of demonic forces attacking her and residing within (Shiva known as the Destroyer and Beelzebub the Boss).  Shiva indicated to that it was set forth by Beelzebub in the kingdom of Evil to destroy this woman and all women.  That is the mission of those in the kingdom of evil per the words of Jesus himself John 10:10 KJV.

GOD commands that keep our body pure and holy.  The body is a made in the image of GOD and thus we are to meditate upon his word to remain pure and righteous with GOD.  Proverbs 19:19 KJV commands us to not have anger or rage otherwise we as humans will suffer many penalties from GOD.   However, as humans we feel we have the innate ability to be all and know all, which is a false sense of security and that is what the Fallen Angels desire.  Any action that we as humans do that lead us further away from GOD thus gives the Fallen Angels more reason to pursue us.

Some of the clients I worked with still have issues dealing with anger, thus they are still having paranormal activity taking place.  They get frustrated and upset because life does throw curve balls at us.  However, when this continues to occur we know diabolical influences are at work behind the scene.  These people expect GOD to rush in and fix “their” issues.  Only to have GOD do that and thus go right back to the way they live their lives, in SIN.  Whether it be living together as a couple but not married, drug abuse, stealing, adultery, etc…you cannot go back to the ways you once held.

GOD is not to be mocked Galatians 6:7 KJV that is taking place in their lives.  As the activity continues to ramp up against them the anger continues to grow even against GOD.  Time and time again I always get told “this is not fair, GOD needs fix this and why will GOD not listen to me?”  Now, not all clients do this, but you cannot tell GOD what to do.  By creating this division upon a person and thus the Fallen Angels search for this division.  Per the words spoken by Christ, a kingdom divided cannot stand Matthew 12:25 KJV.

Many clients still struggle after the engagements are made against those within to set these people free.  A false sense of security and safeness is what many clients struggle with after the demonic are engaged.  Time and time again the number one question I ask the person about their Bible studies and shockingly enough over 85% of these people say I’m still working on that as I have a lot going on right now.  These things are still attacking me as I am told and I sit as well as listen to their stories filled with frustration and anger.

Then the very next question posed to me is “Why is GOD so cruel”?  I sit and I am flabbergasted as these people say this to me.  I understand why they feel this way, but what many people fail to understand and comprehend is that YOU cannot go back to the way you once lived.  A man must become a Kingdom man and a woman must become a Proverbs 31 woman.  Prior to the engagements we discuss how they are to live after everything is done and over with time and time again.  Yes, the demonic want what they once had, but you cannot give the Devil a foot hold either by living in the manners in which you once did.  Ephesians 4:27 KJV describes exactly what we are to do.

The issue as Jesus Christ stated, the true believer is the one who denies himself and picks up his cross daily Matthew 16:24 KJV.  Many people struggle with this because they don’t like the road of righteousness because it is “lack luster” and non-appealing to the many.  The life you once lived was much more appealing and a strong desire to go back to surfaces.  Many people feel they can blend their old ways and new ways together.  1 Corinthians 6:15 KJV indicates this is not the case. This is where the anger starts because that life once walked had SIN and also had the demons upon them as well.

Decisions are difficult, frustration becomes apparent in those that suffered in the past due to the actions of the Fallen Angels wanting back what they once held.  Thus anger sets in due to the fact these people want this nightmare over, which they have that right to have.  However, you do NOT have the right to be angry at GOD when you chose not to live righteously for GOD.

A person must now walk in righteousness in the name of Christ.  This is the whole plan to cast deceit by the Fallen Angels against the person so that they have access back into this person by using confusion upon them.  So the real question is not if GOD is cruel or not, the real question to be stated is “Will you accept the invitation to know and follow his will”?  God is waiting for your answer!

God’s Blessings.

Rev. Bradley Luoma, AAE Exorcist Instructor & SOSM Exorcist

Saturday, October 18, 2014

What Happens When People Are Physically Exposed To Demons?

Hello my para-beauties! Happy Sunday, The Lord's Day! I trust you had a great weekend and I hope everyone you love is healthy. I'm so very humbled and excited to know that many of you do enjoy my humble little blogs. I understand why many of you do not want to comment because all that leads to is a bunch of drama from other posters if your opinion isn't the same as another's. It's quit ok to just read and lurk. My blogs are regarding my opinion on the Supernatural from a Christian point of view even though I hate calling myself a Christian due to how many of them exhibit a poor example of how Christ instructs us to act and live. I prefer to call myself a believer in Christ or Christ is my religion. I despise how denominations divide people when you it shouldn't. Remember we will answer for turning people off from getting to know The Lord due to these holier than thou attitudes many carry. Sit in judgement on yourselves before you think you have the right to do to others.

The title says it all my friends. This is a topic that is just not discussed enough. I'm not only speaking about people who are oppressed by demons but also people like me as well as priests, exorcists and anybody doing any kind of spiritual warfare or deliverance. It does take a physical toll on the body for both parties involved. You do not see or hear about it much though on the end of the people facilitating deliverance. I will do my best to discuss this and explain from my point of view going by my experience and knowledge so this is just my opinion. There are many different views on this subject. During investigations, deliverances or exorcism or anything that exposes the human body to the demonic takes a toll. And when I mean exposed I mean physically near them or around them. I will also base this on all my notes I have from the last 17 years from these types of situations. I wish I would've started taking notes sooner than that but hey, hindsight is 20/20.

One of the most common forms of spiritual attacks with the ministry I deal with are of the mind. They are so very common that every Christian has experienced these through spiritual warfare in one form or another. For example, maybe you have gone through life believing your never really good enough at something you wanted to do in life. Or perhaps, you feel like you are not worthy of love and no one could ever really love you. These are basic examples of how spirits can invade our thoughts and rational. This is why in Corinthians, the Apostle Paul tells us to take every thought captive. But there is a real physical aspect to these types of beings. Not just the mind even though that is the most common and what most hear about. One symptom I can tell you for sure is when I've done spiritual warfare or have been involved with investigations and deliverance is the first thing that can happen if you're not on guard is feeling as if the energy is being sucked out of you at a rapid pace. You just lose all your strength and before you know it it's all you can do to stand on your own two feet. And a natural reaction is to start feeling extremely tired and you need to take a break or it's becoming more difficult to keep going and facilitating the deliverance and/or exorcism. In my opinion those two are the most common things that happen in an effort to divert attention off of what's going on. That is a classic demonic trick. Seeing these things are pure evil they lie and they never stop with their deceiving ways.

There is always ever present danger to all involved. Even the Christian Leader and or Priest. Some believers may become fascinated and in awe by the awesome authority the believer has over these demonic entities. Jesus gave us that through HIS name and HIS name only.  To observe these vile creatures and their powers cringing in fear and fleeing at the authoritative use of the Name of Jesus Christ is very real and very powerful. It is a supernatural event taking place. And hard to handle, especially for a novice. Jesus specifically warned, "Rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven" (Luke 10:20). Only those with this specific calling should dare enter this

Demons and devils are very intelligent, and very cunning, and very patient. They lie and manipulate better than the best lawyers and politicians. And they will subtly influence someone for decades if they have to, to get a specific result. They have no boundaries of what they will not do to further their own ends. Many even feel they kill people, they cause severely debilitating illness. They tear families apart, they take all that is good and pure and drag it through the dirt and blood until there is nothing left. They are never to be taken lightly or as a joke. It is not adventurous or romantic or 'cool' to mess with these things. They can possess you so easily. Not just physically, but spiritually. Whatever they can do to you physically will end, because life is short. But spiritually... the soul is immortal. That is something to seriously think about before you attempt anything that could inadvertently open you up or open doors to these things.

Evil spirits are normally viewed as "influences," and their effectiveness in the lives of people is undetected because they are not seen as real personalities that are totally and unreservedly evil. During a demonic haunting the typical symptoms include a stomach-turning odor described as smelling like rotting flesh or sulfur.  Often times an intense growl is heard that seems to come from all around you.  Sometimes the air in an area will become stuffy, thick and the temperature often rises in a lot of cases. They are known to often attempt or make contact by pushing, and more commonly scratching.  These scratches, bite marks and bruises can be seen as a result.  Most of the assaults however, are through oppressive anxiety and fear. As I mentioned above they like to attack the mind and play on any present insecurities that are already bringing us down. It's important to stay in the Word and have a strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ in order to be protected from these types of attacks.

Satan, his demons, and all of their supernatural powers have already been defeated by Jesus when He died on the cross for all of us. Jesus Christ's death was denied! He rose Amen?

Written by Jennifer L. Auld

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fifty Shades of Mommy Porn and Demonic Sex

By Reverend Mark Hunnemann

What does it mean that the fastest selling paperback in history is a trilogy of soft-porn novels that wallow in sadomasochism? Erika Leonard--aka E.L. James--is British author of The Fifty Shades of Grey trio of novels. This unholy literary trinity is defiling the consciences and imaginations of millions of women, including many professing Christians. So  many young woman are reading Fifty Shades, these books have been dubbed "mommy porn". Very sad...

As with many cultural phenomenon, the popularity of these novels is both symptom and cause of the status of our culture. It is symptom in that, the author expresses the spiritual/moral collapse of Western Civilization (similar to dynamics of the decline of the Roman Empire--moral rot from within). Moral/ethical relativity is at the core of Ms. Leonard's worldview as expressed in these books. On the other hand, its incredible popularity is effecting many millions of women in a deleterious way.This book is not merely being read, it is  being experienced--in a variety of ways, but the minds/imaginations (which is where the spiritual battle normally begins) of its readers are being defiled. That can be a gateway to the demonic.

My purpose is not to write a book review, nor an in-depth discussion of demonic sex, but to think aloud with you as to what is happening in our country. The explosion of interest in the paranormal is not happening in a cultural vacuum, and I am passionate about understanding the dynamics of what is feeding into this continuing fascination with the paranormal. 

Two simultaneous trends, both of which are experiencing explosive growth: fascination with all things paranormal, and popular"art"  expressing graphic sex. The common denominator of these two trends is the primacy of experience over reason and God's revealed truth. Whether it be erotic or the spirit realm (or both), lusting for direct experience is what I see as the link between these two phenomena.The desire behind experience is the idolatrous quest for happiness.

It was Francis Schaeffer who commented that personal peace (happiness) and affluence have become the dominant life values of most people. This is tragic in light of the fact that glorifying and loving God is our purpose, and happiness will often (but not always) follow. Certainly joy will...

Another connection we must note is that this mass defilement of minds and imaginations is a cause for the increase of cases of incubii and succubii....demonic sex.

I have no doubt that demonic sex is increasing in frequency.

However, there are many women (and some men) who are ashamed to admit their diabolical sexual encounters to a pastor or priest. And as horrible as it may sound, some folks do not want the encounters to stop, because of how pleasurable it is.They are addicted... Personally, I have spoken to perhaps 3 dozen women and men who were/are in agony over this horrific reality. Make no mistake--people are really being sexually aroused and assaulted by demonic entities. The folks I talked to were mostly wide awake when the episodes take place...and they ranged from exquisite sexual arousal/orgasm to violent demonic rape....ripping,and tearing of genital flesh. Some are being touched and diabolically pleasured while walking down the sidewalk.

If this blog helps one person to commit to living a disciplined, holy life, or encourages them to overcome their fear and seek help, then it will been a "success."

Please keep this in mind as I discuss the sexual component--I have written of how our country has seemed to have reached a critical mass of interest in the paranormal. I THINK this has simultaneously removed (to some degree) God's restraining common grace protection, and unleashed an unprecedented amount of overt demonic activity in the US. Please don't lose track of that as we discuss this other.It has become more dangerous because fascination with the paranormal has opened the floodgates to spiritual darkness/oppression.

The "Twilight" series (which had a major impact on (E.L. James), "Being Human" and scores of other TV shows and books, have replaced the "old bad boy" with a vampiric bad boy. He's a lot badder...This interest in vampirism and/or the pornographic Fifty Shades are a step towards creating an invitation to the demonic, because the daydreaming/lust may include the desire for an illicit supernatural encounter.Combine that with a super-heated paranormal atmosphere (demonized), then we have a potent brew.

Often moving progressively,  it starts with sexually explicit dreams....moves to sleep paralysis episodes....and finally one night they see the footsteps on their bed. and the touching begins. And a wide-awake nightmare ensues...

Now, here is the problem--reading a book like Fifty Shades of Grey primes the woman for adultery/fornication by proxy ( I am not picking on women, because everyone knows that many men have terrible problems with pornography....and this book is being read primarily by women).Their imaginations are being corrupted by the antics of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.

Not long into the book, they are going at it, in graphic detail. The plot is not even worth mentioning because it boils down to this sequence, which repeats itself over and over--two pages of various characters interacting, and then 3 pages of wild, S&M sex. Over, and over, and over....Christian (curious choice of name) is a 27-year-old billionaire who makes Brad Pitt look like an ugly nerd. Her constant, breathless descriptions throughout the book of Mr Grey makes any living man/husband/boyfriend look hopelessly inadequate.

The demon cannot read their mind, but it knows what they are reading has put them in a spiritually compromised position. Some are then tempted to lust for a midnight "visitor" .In other words, reading pornographic trash is a door-opener because it can give them the "legal right" to attach and attack. Some readers or viewers of pornography may even yearn aloud, "If only I had..." Any demon within earshot will be eager to surprise them one night with an experience that is other-worldly pleasurable.

I am having trouble knowing which direction to take this (maybe because I am in the midst of the chaos of moving). Let me say two things.

First, please...I beg of you to get the help that you need. You can always contact me and I will find someone to help if you are too far away. Please do not remain silent out of embarrassment. And if addicted to demonic sex--it happens--you must look beyond the pleasure and see that you are being used and destroyed. Demons are incapable of loving humans...they hate you.

Second, as I pondered this issue, I was reminded of the Song of Solomon in the bible. It contains beautiful and sensuous poetry expressing erotic love between a man and a woman in the covenant commitment of marriage. Eros was created by God, as were all the lawful pleasures. The Word of God is not prudish, and a proper appreciation of the attractiveness of the of the opposite sex, of both form and face, is explicitly celebrated in the The Song of Solomon. It is amazing to me that this part of the inspired bible can be so "earthy", but without a hint of the pornographic.

Here are the key themes in that amazing book.

1. God's covenant, which commands sexual purity, provides just the right framework (marriage) within which His people may properly enjoy the gift of sexual intimacy (Gen. 2:23-24) Thus God's people honor Him and commend Him to the world when they demonstrate with their lives that obedience in such matters brings genuine delight.

2. Marriage is a gift of God, and is to be founded on loyalty and commitment which allows delight to flourish. As such, it is a fitting image for God's relationship with His people, in both the OT and the NT.

The fall of mankind damaged every aspect of human lives, and God's work of redemption aims to restore every aspect  to its proper functioning. God's goal is that romantic love, with all its potential pain and degradation, should be an arena of enjoyment for His redeemed people. (ESV Study Bible, pg 1213)  Amen.

Mark Hunnemann is the author of Seeing Ghosts Through God's Eyes: A Worldview Analysis of Earthbound Spirits. It's also available in eBook format.

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