Author and outspoken pastor Mark Driscoll says he wants to make it clear that movies such as "Twilight," which opened this weekend, are something Christians should not treat as harmless entertainment and, in fact, have inspired some real-life demonic trends.
Subtitled in his blog, "A Father's Fright of Twilight," Driscoll states, "Twilight is for teenage girls what porn is to teenage boys: sick, twisted, evil, dangerous, deceptive, and popular."
While millions of movie-goers attending the final installment of the teen vampire series are expected to bring in high numbers at the box office, he warns that many mothers have joined daughters in their obsession over the dark plot and characters. more >>
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2," which opens in theaters on Friday, is the last chapter of the popular "Twilight" movie series, but a Christian producer and author has warned that it is just the beginning when it comes to leading teenagers into occult practices.
Steve Wohlberg, who is the speaker/director of White Horse Media and hosts "His Voice Today" on The Walk TV, shared in a phone interview with The Christian Post that he has noticed a disturbing trend forming among teenagers who have become obsessed with the "Twilight" movies – they are turning to real occult groups and even participating in bloodletting practices.
The "Twilight" films have been growing in popularity since the first movie's release in 2008, but the last film, as the official trailer reveals, features heroine "Bella" Swan turning into a vampire herself and stating joyfully, "My days as a human are over. I've never felt more alive. I was born to be a vampire!" more >>
In the final part of The Christian Post's two-part interview with author S.A. (Seleah Ally) Tower, a former witch who became a Christian, she shares that it was her realization of how intensely God loves her that saved her from the life of a Wiccan practitioner.
Despite a Wiccan society that is mainly apart from mainstream America, Tower became a member of a coven (community of witches) 23 years ago. This coming Halloween she will be co-hosting a "Hallelujah Night" webcast to commemorate the day 13 years ago when she "walked into church a practicing witch and left rejoicing as a believer in Jesus."
Tower grew up in a traditional Christian household and wants to continue sharing her life story so that others who are experiencing the same struggles in the spiritual realm can have hope. more >>
Author S.A. (Seleah Ally) Tower shares her story of life as a former witch who became a Christian in her book Taken from the Night – A Witches Encounter With God.
The Christian Post interviewed her for an article shortly after her book was released earlier this year. As Halloween approaches, and as the darker side of the holiday's history resurfaces every year, CP decided to take a closer look at the tradition from the perspective of someone who was once immersed for 10 years in witchcraft and the occult before fully accepting Jesus Christ into her life.
Tower, who grew up in a traditional Christian household, said she wants the book and her testimony to help others who have experienced the same struggles in the spiritual realm. more >>
"This is such a dark place."
The irony stopped me in my tracks. The speaker was Jonas Kouassi-Zessia, an African émigré to Europe who had planted a church there.
In the 19th and 20th centuries Europe – and America – was sending missionaries to Africa. Europeans and Americans referred to Africa as the "Dark Continent." Now, in the eyes of an African Christian leader, it was Europe shrouded in darkness. more >>
A feeling of being abandoned by God and a curiosity about the pagan religion of Wicca led her to a 10-year life immersed in witchcraft, says a first-time Christian author. S.A. (Seleah Ally) Tower said she wants to share her story in order for others to learn how she escaped a very dark period in her life.
Tower told The Christian Post that her book, Taken from the Night – A Witches Encounter with God, is meant to tell her spiritual journey from first being a doubtful Christian, then to a witch, and later to a born-again believer in Jesus as authentically as possible. She wants the book and her testimony to help others who have experienced the same struggles in the spiritual realm.
"I grew up in a traditional Christian household. My parents took us to church. We went to Sunday school and vacation Bible school. We learned about how to be good and walk in a godly way," Tower explained. "The only thing is that in my youth, as I was growing up, although I heard all the Bible stories about Jesus it was like He was far away. He was like somewhere in the universe and we were down here on earth." more >>