Satanic groups in America are getting ready to perform Satanic ceremonies and rituals such as pouring blood over a Virgin Mary statue this Christmastime, a Catholic civil rights organization has warned.
"In a world where Christians are routinely being murdered and raped in the name of God, even non-believers must be curious about the rise of Satanism. Here at home we are also witnessing a surge in Satanic attacks," the Catholic League's Bill Donohue wrote in a press release this week.
Donohue pointed out that the Satanic Temple's chapter in Detroit is preparing for a "Satanic ceremony" at the grounds of Michigan's Capitol this weekend, aimed at countering a nativity scene. more >>
Jim Bakker has declared that witches were the main reason for the downfall of his once renowned televangelism ministry.
During an episode of "The Jim Bakker Show," on Monday, the televangelist relayed a story someone had told him about a conversation that person supposedly had with a witch at the peak of Bakker's televangelism career.
Trip Lee recently released a new video for his latest single "Manolo" off of his album Rise. The single features his label mate, Grammy Award winner and founder of Reach Records – Lecrae. Although many are praising the video's creative liberties, many others are fueling the uproar over what they call "illuminati imagery."
Both rappers appear in the video, which seems to take place in a dark facility used for mind control. Trip has publicly stated several times that the word Manolo means "God is with us." In the video after he destroys a cardboard cutout of himself, he ends up outside, free from the grip of that dark place.
"We know that He got us, He is with us can't block us; Ibaka His word is my weapon, It's going Brrrr-aaat!," he rapped at the end of the 4 minute song. more >>
It's never too late to reconnect with God.
That's the message that actress Leah Remini hopes to convey in her new tell-all Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology. Along with a message of hope, the memoir intends to pull back the covers on the secretive and often mysterious Church of Scientology, a religion that Remini espoused for over 30 years, which doesn't take kindly to outsiders.
After her 2013 split with the church, which counts high-profile celebrities like Tom Cruise and John Travolta among its members, the reality TV star is now able to freely speak her mind, and that includes expressing a new-found sense of religous freedom. more >>
It's Halloween, and Christians should see it as an opportunity, not a threat, writes David Mathis, executive editor for desiringGod.org, explaining how believers can "join our King as He haunts the devil and all his minions."
"Christian, you have both a shield and a sword on Halloween," writes Mathis, pastor at Cities Church in Minneapolis/Saint Paul, and adjunct professor for Bethlehem College & Seminary, in a blog post on the designingGod website.
Every fiery shot from Satan, including his massive Halloween campaign, can be extinguished with "the shield of faith," and we are outfitted also for offence with "the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God," he adds, referring to Ephesians 6:16–17. more >>
The Archdiocese of Manila has reportedly been forced to start recruiting new priests to deal with a "three-fold" increase in exorcism requests and reported demonic possessions in the Philippines.
"These days we have around 80 to 100 cases at any given time," Father Jose Francisco "Jocis" Syquia, chief exorcist at the Archdiocese of Manila Office of Exorcism, shared with Catholic News Service.
Syquia revealed that the Catholic Church is struggling to keep up with all the exorcism requests, and many dioceses do not have in-house exorcists. He added that this is forcing some Christians to seek out "healers and occult practitioners," which according to the chief exorcist only attracts more demons. more >>