Since its inception, Halloween seems to be among the more controversial subjects for Christians. Some argue that it is just a normal day, while others claim it's a day of the Devil.
The Christian Post spoke to a few pastors for them to weigh in on the holiday, which has a storied and complicated past.
It is important to note that although the day has its roots in pagan origins, the actual name Halloween comes from All Hallows Eve, which is the day before All Saints Day or All Hallows' Day, a Catholic holy day that remembers the dead, saints, and those who have died for their faith. more >>
Have you ever thought about how Satan entices human beings into sin?
When we are tempted by a particular thing it seems natural to engage. We believe by engaging with that temptation that it will give us something. It might make us feel good, meet a perceived need or be pleasurable. Eve thought God was holding out on her when she wanted to eat from the tree of good and evil. She didn't believe God's warning when He set a boundary and placed the garden as off-limits.
The word Satan means "deceiver". Other attributes given to Satan is that he kills, steals, and destroys human beings. He wants you to impugn the nature of God. He wants to cause war in heaven and bring all humans to revolt against God the Father. more >>
Actress and director Vera Farmiga portrays famed demonologist Lorraine Warren in the summer horror smash "The Conjuring."
Farmiga and Warren worked closely together while filming the movie. The two of them sat down for a roundtable discussion and revealed some interesting encounters with the supernatural while they were in the process of creating this film that tells the story of the Perron family and how Lorraine and her husband helped them during a time where the demonic manifested in their home.
"The case is of a haunted house in Rhode Island where there was 6 children living there and the father had a job in New York City so he wasn't coming home every night," said Warren to reporters. "There were very bad things going on in that house." more >>
Christian author Jason Lohman just published his true life accounts and research of the paranormal and spiritual with "My True Life Stories of Spiritual Warfare and The Paranormal" in hopes of proving the very real power of Satan to believers and unbelievers.
Lohman wrote this book with the intensions of capturing chilling real life experiences his went through as child through his adult life.
After years of research, the conclusion that became most evident to him is that demons fled from the name of Jesus in the Scriptures. It is through faith in Jesus Christ and the belief that His promises are true that believers can fight against spiritual darkness, according to the Bible. more >>
Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez has voiced support for Leah Remini regarding her recently announced decision to leave the Church of Scientology.
In an interview with People Magazine, Remini's sister explained that the support from Lopez was expected given the two celebrities' longstanding friendship.
"They're best friends, and they're fine … None of her Scientology friends are sticking by her side. I guess you really learn who your friends are," said Nicole Remini Winslow. more >>
The new horror film "The Conjuring" opens in theaters later this week and chronicles the true story of the Perron family, who encountered demons after moving to their new home in Rhode Island during the 1970s. Their home was once occupied by a woman named Bathsheba Sherman who allegedly was involved in the occult, which could have been the root cause of their issues.
Renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren heard about the issues the family was having and investigated the occurrences happening within the Perron home -- a real life incidence that is mirrrored in the film. They eventually diagnosed the problem as demonic in origin.
Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) are devout Catholics in the film who specialize in the spiritual realm. The film is based on the actual experiences of the Catholic couple with the Perron family. The Warrens were also involved in the infamous "Amityville Horror." more >>