Mexico's epidemic of violence first erupted in 2006, according to most accounts. But an ex-Muslim from India, who serves as a Christian pastor along the Texas-Mexican border, believes the problem began much earlier, with human sacrifice, witches, and the adoration of death in ancient Aztec days.
Bombay-born Mujahid Hussein, 41, who found Jesus aboard a cruise ship in the Caribbean 17 years ago, is now known as David Elijah. He was ordained by Kings Revival Church International of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the largest and fastest growing congregation in the Middle East.
"There are few places in America more evil, or more steeped in witchcraft and demonic influences, along with false prophets, divination and corruption, than the border region of northern Mexico and the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas," Elijah told The Christian Post. more >>
Two years after a devastating earthquake killed an estimated 300,000 people in Haiti, Christianity is fast replacing Voodoo in the lives and practices of the people, a missionary has revealed.
According to the Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook, there is a fusion of beliefs in Haiti – 80 percent of people profess to be Catholic, and another 16 percent are Protestant yet roughly half of the population still practices Voodoo.
However, it is no secret that Christianity has been expanding as a religion in Haiti – and a host of Christian missionaries and charity organizations who flew to the Caribbean nation to help the millions in desperate need have also contributed to a large conversion movement. more >>
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing a library in rural Missouri for constitutional violations after a community member complained to the rights group that she was denied access to witchcraft and astrology websites on the library’s Internet.
Anaka Hunter says she was denied access to the websites by the director of the Salem Public Library in the town of Ozark in Salem, Mo. The ACLU claims public libraries are constitutionally obligated to provide access to all content that has not been deemed pornographic.
Hunter requested to view a Wicca (or witchcraft), website and Wikipedia page, as well as Astrology.com and the Encyclopedia of Death and Dying – a website that seeks to objectively detail all faiths’ teachings on death. more >>
Hollywood's latest horror movie dealing with demonic possession and exorcism scared up some serious cash last weekend. But occult experts say the film "The Devil Inside" doesn't take its subject matter as seriously as it deserves.
HollywoodReporter.com announced this morning that "The Devil Inside" has earned $34.5 million since opening Friday, giving it the record gross for this weekend in January. It tells the story of Isabella Rossi (played by Fernanda Andrade), a demonology documentarian exploring her mother Maria's (played by Suzan Crowley) exorcism two decades earlier. Examining her mother's malady in the Vatican, Rossi's safety veers off into death and destruction as she digs deeper into the occult.
John Ramirez, author of Out of the Devil's Cauldron: A Journey from Darkness to Light, said the film's success wasn't surprising given society's fascination with the occult. Unfortunately, the former Santeria high priest said spiritual warfare shouldn't exist as popular culture. Having encountered demonic possession and exorcisms firsthand, he said they were harrowing experiences rather than popcorn entertainment. more >>
The “Christian” organization you are supporting may very well be a cult.
The Unification Church, otherwise known as The Holy Spirit Association or the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, founded by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, owns or is affiliated with several organizations, many with Christian-sounding names.
The organization itself “uses Christian terminology and categories, but the definitions and meanings are totally different,” said Fred Miller of True Light Educational Ministry in Shirley, N.Y. more >>
The word "cult," once simply used by certain groups to denote a system of religious practice, has become a topic of intense national debate. After Dr. Robert Jeffress' explosive comments in October regarding Mitt Romney, Mormonism and cults, defining the term may even be a crucial factor in the 2012 presidential race.
The inflammatory word is also quickly fueling a need to clearly distinguish the difference between biblical Christianity and religious groups who claim to be of the same faith.
"Defining terms is really important when addressing live cultural issues," said preeminent evangelical theologian R. Albert Mohler, Jr., in a March 3 radio broadcast of "The Briefing." Christians need to "make sure we know what we're saying," he said. more >>