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The Moody Church’s theological position on occult practices, including, but not limited to: séances, palm readings, table-lifting, auto-writing, divining rods/pendulums, and Ouija boards.

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The Devil, Delusion, & Discernment

The good news: God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life. The bad news: Satan hates you and has a destructive plan for your life. Although not explicitly stated in Scripture, I believe Satan has already made meticulous plans for the downfall of believers. All that is left is for us to step into his carefully laid trap. Unfortunately, the trap is hidden—it blends in with our aptitudes, surroundings, and friends—and it’s disguised as the path to fulfillment. Satan does not come to us announcing who he is; he comes to us and tries to put ideas … Read More >

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Judging Neo-Paganism

Satan will give us what we want as long as he eventually gets what he wants.

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Seven Snares Of The Enemy

Many people struggle with secrets—secrets that destroy their souls. These messages not only diagnose the problem they also give a prescription for those who seek hope and healing. Here is a positive hope that life can be different; God stands by to help us with our struggles.

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Séances, Palm Readings, Auto-Writing & Other Occult Practices

A great flaw of Western Christianity is its profound ignorance and trivialization of the occult with its related activities. The Scriptures not only confirm their reality and danger, but they also consistently condemn any association with them (Leviticus 19:31, 20:6; 2 Chronicles 33:6; Galatians 5:19-20; Revelation 21:8). In fact, the church in Ephesus gives us an example of how occult practices were removed from the early church (Acts 19:11-20). No syncreticism (a blending of two or more belief systems) was allowed, as Christ alone was and is sufficient.  Condoning (or observing) occult practices is inherently an act of distrust against … Read More >

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The New Age Movement

Looking for the dawning of an age of peace and harmony, followers of the New Age Movement have become awakened to a spiritual mix of reincarnation, astrology, transcendental meditation, visualization, harmonic convergence, and other mind-expanding philosophies. How should the Christian respond? In these messages, Pastor Lutzer addresses this dangerous spiritual …

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