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 Capture OUIJA BOARD PICTUREDANGER!! This is NOT a game!! (I ‘quick captured’ this image from the video that I posted below).

All of us, in one way or another, embark on a search to satisfy that spiritual part of us.  Those who have a desire to know the future may begin by reading their horoscopes in the newspaper, or seeking out a fortune teller thinking they can tell them what lies ahead for them.  Others may become involved in paganism or witchcraft, desiring power over circumstances and people, possibly because of cruel and abusive people they may have had to deal with in life.  Then there are others who may begin to dabble in the occult by simply starting to read books or watching movies filled with witchcraft and vampires, such as the ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Twilight’ series, or by delighting in the celebration Halloween.

What is it about the dark side of the supernatural that entices many of us and draws us in?  Unaware of the real danger and bondage that awaits us, many of us attempt to contact a loved one who has died and is now on ‘the other side’ by taking part in seances and ‘playing’ with Ouija Boards thinking these practices are just “harmless fun.”  So, with all of that in mind, I’d like to share some experiences with you that I had to make you aware of the real danger that you are opening yourselves up to, as well as sharing many of the clear warnings in Scripture with you that God put there for us concerning these types of practices so that we would not be led astray by them.

The first thing that began to entice me into the supernatural realm was a seemingly harmless birthday gift that I received when I was around nine or ten years old.  It was a Magic 8 Ball (pictured below); a black plastic ball filled with a clear liquid as well as an object that had words written on each angled section, such as,  “Yes,”  “Yes definitely,” “No,”  “Most likely,” “Ask again later,” “Without a doubt,”  “Reply hazy, try again,” “Don’t count on it,”  and “My reply is no.”  You would ask a question and shake the ball, and the angled object with the answers would float up to the top where there was a round clear plastic window and you could then read the supposed answer to your questions  that came from the ‘spirit world.’ 

Capture MAJIC 8 BALL PICI ‘quick captured’ the picture above from a video on YouTube. 

Though it seems harmless at first glance, this 8 Ball peaked my interest in knowing the future and led me to the next dangerous level into the world of the occult with just a little apprehension –‘playing’ with a ‘Ouija Board’ (pictured at the very top of this post, as well as below) with my friends at a sleepover.  (Parents, be warned!  This may still be a popular thing to do at sleepovers, so please tell your children not to ‘play’ this so-called ‘game’ that can be purchased at many toy stores, even today — including a pink one and this Hello Kitty version!  A definite example of evil cloaked in cuteness!



If I remember correctly, I was around ten or eleven years old, and so were my two best friends at the time, Kim and Barb, when this incident happened.  We were having a sleepover at Kim’s house and we decided to play with her Ouija Board.  The way to play this ‘game’ is simple; two or more people gently rest their fingertips on the rather triangular shaped plastic disc that sits on the ‘game’ board that has letters and numbers on it, as well as the words, ‘Yes,’ ‘No,’ and ‘Good Bye.’  Each person takes a turn asking the ‘board’ a question.  Almost instantly, the disc begins to answer the question by moving quickly from letter to letter, spelling out words.  I remember feeling a strong force guiding the disc as it moved around the board spelling out the answers to our questions.  The best way I can describe this force to you is to say that it’s very similar to the magnetic force you can feel when you try to hold two magnets together and they repel one another.  Sometimes the disc would go directly to the  ‘yes,’ or ‘no’ on the board, and at other times it would actually spell out the name of someone, or answer our questions with a short reply.  I remember we asked questions about the boys we liked and our future husbands, and if we would have children, but thankfully I don’t remember anything at all concerning what was ‘revealed’ to me.  Some people who have asked the Ouija Board questions concerning their future sadly chose to commit suicide because of the frightening information they were given concerning what supposedly was ahead for them. 

The thing that may have kept me and my friends — and that also may be keeping others — from realizing the true supernatural source of where these answers are coming from, is the fact that since two or more people have to rest their fingertips on the plastic disc, both, or all of the people playing this ‘game’ keep thinking that the other person is the one who is moving the disc to spell out the answers, and the following advertisement for the Ouija Board makes that message quite clear:



Even though I truly do not remember any of the answers we were given, I clearly remember what happened one time when my curiosity got the best of me:  I said out loud to my friends,  “I wonder what would happen if I keep my eyes closed after I ask it a question?”  And I soon found out!  The disc began to move wildly around the board with a strong, almost uncontrollable force!  My friends told me that it was unable to spell out any words that made sense!  That was possibly the last time that I played with a Ouija Board! 

Looking back on that experience now as a true follower of Jesus Christ who has repented of  these occult practices and all of my other sins, and who has the awareness of the many warnings in Scripture on the occult, I believe that when a person ‘plays’ this ‘game,’ they are giving demonic spirits an invitation to enter them, and that these spirits are actually using their eyes to guide the disc around the board which would explain why the disc began to move furiously and chaotically around the board and was unable to spell out any actual messages that made sense when I had my eyes closed.  Please do not attempt to play this game or others similar to this seeking to have a supernatural experience!  All you will encounter will be deceiving spirits who will lead you astray, put you in bondage, use you, and then attempt to destroy you! 

Below is a video I recently found when searching for information to add to this post, which features Larry Wessels of CAnswers and his guest, Dr. Edmund C. Gruss, author of the book, ‘ The Ouija Board, A Doorway To The Occult.’  In this video Edmund Gruss not only shares the history of this ‘game,’ but also shares many stories of what happened to others who ‘played’ this ‘game.’  Larry Wessels also shares some of the many Scriptures that can be found in God’s Word warning us about the occult.  I also posted many Scriptures below for you concerning the occult in case you are not aware of them.



We moved to another house right before I started High School, and two of my sisters and I slept in the attic.  I shared the room at the top of the stairs with my younger sister, and my older sister had the adjoining room to herself.  When my brothers, sisters, and I first toured the house before we actually moved in, I noticed that something was written on the floor boards at the top of the stairs.  The message was,  “Do not move Pete Busby.”  I jokingly said to my sisters,  “What, is Pete Busby buried under there?”  We all laughed.

There was a bi-fold door that opened to a storage space that ran behind the walls next to my younger sister’s bed and behind mine, a small bookcase that opened to reveal more storage space in my older sister’s room, and another opening to reveal more storage space behind the wall near the top of the stairs.  I was afraid to go in any of those storage spaces, but I remember that my younger sister enjoyed going in the one by her bed and would sit in there and read.  She began reading books on witchcraft and out of body experiences, and I started reading books about  UFO encounters and ‘automatic writing;’ the occult practice of sitting quietly with pen in hand and waiting for the ‘spirits’ to ‘speak to you’ by moving your hand in order to write messages to you from the ‘spirit world.’  As hard as I tried, my attempts to receive messages from the spirit world proved unsuccessful.  (Thank God!) 

I’d like to stop here for a moment in order to point out the fact that this practice is being promoted in Christian circles today by Sarah Young.  In her book, ‘Jesus Calling,’ she shares how she began hearing from God is this same way, and that she first learned about this from reading the book, ‘God Calling.’  Below is a quick capture from a portion of an interview she did on the 700 Club:

Capture Sarah Young CBN interview concerning 'God Calling'

If you’d like to read more about Sarah Young and her ‘JESUS CALLING‘ devotional and the concerns that many Christians have about it, you can read one of my previous posts I wrote concerning all of this, >HERE<

Now, back to my story:

I don’t remember how long we were living in this house before this incident first took place, or how long this continued, but here is what happened: 

My sisters and I were all in bed and the lights were out.  I was beginning to fall asleep, when all of a sudden my mattress began to gently move up and down as if someone was under my bed pushing up on the mattress.  I was facing the wall to my left, and in my half asleep voice I mumbled to my younger sister who was on my right,  “Eileen, stop shaking my bed!”  She mumbled with her half asleep voice and said,  “I’m not shaking your bed.”  When she said those words I could tell she was facing the other way, and I froze in fear as terror came over me when I realized that it wasn’t my sister who was moving my bed! 

This happened night after night, and I had to sleep with a night light on after that first night, because, needless to say, I was terrified!  No one in my family believed me when I told them what was happening, so I faced this continuous living nightmare alone.  I don’t know what was worse; the fact that no one believed me, or going through this extremely frightening experience of having my mattress moving up and down, night after night! 

Besides praying through the night, the best I knew how at the time, the only other thing I did that I believe helped me keep my sanity was this:  I would hold my hand out (under the covers, of course) and pretend Jesus was holding my hand, keeping me safe through the terrors of the night.  When I became a Christian, I came across this verse one day:

“For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear, I will help you.”  (Isaiah 41:13)

In a sense, I truly believe He was holding my hand!

After I got married and moved out, the older of my two brothers moved upstairs in the attic and he slept in my older sister’s room who got married and moved out a few years before I did.  His stories of what went on in his room are far more frightening than mine!  He told me that one night the bookcase creaked opened and he heard a voice hissing and a force coming towards him.  He said he pulled the covers over his head and didn’t move until morning!  He also told me that one night he saw the sliding closet doors in his room begin to open, and he saw hairy hands coming out of the closet.  He told me that he was terrified, but again, he just pulled the covers over his head and laid there until morning.

Many years later my mom admitted to me that she believed me when I told her what was happening in my room, but that she didn’t want to say anything.  She told me that she also witnessed frightening things happening upstairs.  She said that sometimes when she would go upstairs, things would fly off shelves and dressers and come towards her and barely miss hitting her, and would hit the wall, instead.  She also told me that there were times when she would bring stacks of clean clothes upstairs so she could put them away, and the clothes would suddenly disappear!

Around five years ago, I was reunited with my childhood friends, Kim and Barb.  Two years ago we decided to take a trip down memory lane; we drove into the city and drove by all the homes we once lived in, and I saw that house again.  I can’t help but wonder if the people who now live there have a few terrifying stories of their own to tell!

As a Christian looking back on all of this now, I believe that since I was clearly involved in occult practices, (as well as my younger sister who read her occult books, and my older sister who went to a fortune teller), that we were inviting demonic spirits into our home.  These demonic spirits may possibly have already been there from the previous people who lived there and who possibly were also involved in occult practices.  I do not believe that ghosts of deceased people haunt houses, because God’s Word clearly says otherwise.  (2 Corinthians 5:6-8, Philippians 1:21-24, Hebrews 9:27) God’s Word tells us about deceiving spirits and demons and spiritual deception, so please be warned!  There is no such thing as ‘white magic’ or ‘good spells.’  They all come from the same source –Satan and his demons.

And now that brings me to my next subject:


As a child, I thoroughly enjoyed Halloween!  I’d dress up in costumes, have Halloween parties in school, and after school I would go trick-or-treating door to door receiving candy from all my neighbors, and nearby businesses, as well.  But after I became a Christian, six months later my first Bible Study teacher shared with us the many occultic roots of Halloween.  When I learned the true meanings behind all the traditions such as wearing costumes, witches, skeletons, black cats, broomsticks, jack-o-lanterns, going trick-or-treat, and that there are actual human sacrifices that take place on Halloween, and that in September and October police reports reveal that the cases for missing children are at their highest,  and that Halloween is considered to be one of two of the most important holidays to pagans and witches, I realized then that there was no way that I could continue to celebrate Halloween, or allow my children to go trick-or-treating any longer.  That first Halloween after learning the truth, I shared with my children what Halloween is truly about, but I did take them because I decided to try and turn that day around a little; we handed out ‘treats’ to the people at the houses we went to –tracts sharing God’s love and forgiveness in an attempt to use Halloween as an opportunity to witness to our neighbors and to bring glory to God.  But over the year to come I came under strong conviction, and after again explaining the truth in love with my daughter (my son was still to young to understand) about Halloween, I did not take them trick-or-treating any more.

From that point on when Halloween would come, I made the most of this opportunity; knowing that many children would be coming to our door on this one day a year, we would not only give each child the candy they were expecting, but they also received a tract that shared God’s love for them and revealed a little information about the true meaning behind Halloween, and a pencil inscribed with a message.  The young children were given pencils that said, “Smile, Jesus loves you,” and the older children received pencils that said, “When you think that no one cares, God does.”  I hoped and prayed that God would use the truth of His Word in these tracts to plant a seed in not only the heart of each child, but I also prayed that the parents would be touched by the love of God when they would read the tracts and see the pencils their children would bring home.

I was planning on typing out many of the traditions of Halloween and the occultic meanings behind them, but since my free time is so very limited at this point, I decided instead to post a few videos for you that has all of this information.  This way it will save you time, as well; because your life is probably as hectic as mine is, instead of reading even more information than what I have already shared with you, you will be able to listen to these informative videos while you work around the house.







One day Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, will return.  And He may be coming very soon!  Will you be ready? 

In this world there is a battle raging for our souls.  You can be very religious, and go to church every Sunday, but still end up being lost for all eternity.  You can only become a child of God by:

1) Realizing you are a sinner in the eyes of a completely Holy God

2) Receiving the only provision that God has made to remove the full debt of our sins, which was sending His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to live the sinless, perfect life that we could never live so that He could die in our place; Jesus took the full wrath of God that was intended for us upon Himself, and satisfied God’s wrath towards us because of our sins.

3) Repenting of our sins by turning from them with a deep sense of sorrow in our heart for what we have done, and turning to God and choosing to live for Him by glorifying Him with our lives, not to earn our salvation, but to show our love and appreciation for what He has done for us.


“Do not allow a sorceress to live.  Whoever sacrifices to any god other than the LORD must be destroyed.” (Exodus 22:18,20)

“Be careful to do everything I have said to you.  Do not invoke the name of other gods; do not let them be heard on your lips.” (Exodus 23:13)

“When the LORD finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, He gave him the two tablets of the Testimony, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God.  When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said,  “Come, make us gods who will go before us.  As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.”  Aaron answered them,  “Take off the gold earrings that your wives, your sons and your daughters are wearing and bring them to me.  So all the people took off their earrings and brought them to Aaron.  He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf, fashioning it with a tool.  Then they said,  “These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.”  When Aaron saw this, he built an altar in front of the calf and announced,  “Tomorrow there will be a festival to the LORD.”  So the next day the people rose early and sacrificed burnt offerings and presented fellowship offerings.  Afterward they sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.  Then the LORD said to Moses,  “Go down, because your people whom you brought up out of Egypt have become corrupt.  They have become quick to turn away from what I commanded them and have made themselves an idol cast in the shape of a calf.  They have bowed down to it and sacrificed to it and have said,  ‘These are your gods, O Israel, who have brought you up out of Egypt.’ (Exodus 32:1-8)

“Any Israelite or any alien living among them who eats any blood — I will set my face against that person who eats blood and will cut him off from his people.  For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life.  Therefore I say to the Israelites,  “None of you may eat blood, nor may an alien living among you eat blood.”                           (Leviticus 17:10-12)

“Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molech, for you must not profane the name of your God.  I am the LORD.” (Deuteronomy 18:21)

“Do not practice divination or sorcery.” (Leviticus 19:26b) 

“Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them.  I am the LORD your God.” (Leviticus 19:31)

“I will set My face against the person who turns to mediums and spiritists to prostitute himself by following them, and I will cut him off from his people.  Consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am the LORD your God.  Keep My decrees and follow them; I am the LORD, who makes you holy.” (Leviticus 20:6-8)

“A man or woman who is a medium or spiritist among you must be put to death.  You are to stone them; their blood will be on their own heads.” (Leviticus 20:27)

“You saw no form of any kind the day the LORD spoke to you at Horeb out of the fire.  Therefore, watch yourselves very carefully, so that you do not become corrupt and make for yourselves an idol, an image of any shape, whether formed like a man or a woman, or like any animal on earth or any bird that flies in the air, or like any creature that moves along the ground or any fish in the waters below.  And when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars — all the heavenly array — do not be enticed into bowing down to them and worshiping things the LORD your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven.” (Deuteronomy 4:15-19)

“Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth below.  There is no other.” (Deuteronomy 4:39)

“Destroy completely all the places on the high mountains and on the hills and under every spreading tree where the nations you are dispossessing worship their gods.  Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and burn their Asherah poles in the fire; cut down the idols of their gods and wipe out their names from those places.  You must not worship the LORD your God in their way.  But you are to seek the place the LORD your God will choose from among all your tribes to put His Name there for His dwelling.” (Deuteronomy 12:2-5) 

“If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a miraculous sign or wonder, and if the sign or wonder of which he has spoken takes place, and he says,  “Let us follow other gods” (gods you have not known) “and let us worship them,” you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer.  The LORD your God is testing you to find out whether you love Him with all your heart and with all your soul.  It is the LORD your God you must follow, and Him you must revere.” (Deuteronomy 13:1-4a)

“When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there.  Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead.  Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD, and because of these detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you.  You must be blameless before the LORD your God.  The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination.  But as for you, the LORD your God has not permitted you to do so.  The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers.  You must listen to him.” (Deuteronomy 18:9-15)

“The LORD said to me:  “What they say is good.  I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers; I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him.  If anyone does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name, I myself will call him to account.  But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded him to say, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, must be put to death.”  You may say to yourselves,  “How can we know when a message has not been spoken by the LORD?”  If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken.  That prophet has spoken presumptuously.  Do not be afraid of him.” (Deuteronomy 18:17-22)

“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)

“In the synagogue there was a man possessed by a demon, an evil spirit.  He cried out at the top of his voice,  “Ha!  What do You want with us, Jesus of Nazareth?  Have You come to destroy us?  I know who You are–the Holy One of God!”  “Be quiet!”  Jesus said sternly.  “Come out of him!”  Then the demon threw him to the ground before them all without injuring him.  All the people were amazed and said to each other,  “What is this teaching?  With authority and power He gives orders to evil spirits and they come out!”  “Moreover, demons came out of many people, shouting,  “You are the Son of God!”  But He rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew He was the Christ.” (Luke 4:33-36,41)

“If you hold to My teaching, you are really My disciples.  Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31,32)

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36)

“Jesus answered,  “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6)

“Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit by which she predicted the future.  She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling.  This girl followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting,  “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.”  She kept this up for many days.  Finally Paul became so troubled that he turned around and said to the spirit,  “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of  her!”  At that moment the spirit left her.  When the owners of the slave girl realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities.” (Acts 16:16-19)

“Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.” (Acts 17:11)

“Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said:  “Men of Athens!  I see that in every way you are very religious.  For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.  Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you.  “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands.  And He is not served by human hands, as if He needed anything, because He Himself gives all men life and breath and everything else.  From one man He made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.  God did this so that men would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.  For in Him we live and move and have our being.”     (Acts 17:22-28a)

“Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed.  They would say,  “In the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.”  Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this.  One day the evil spirit answered them,  “Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?”  Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all.  He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.  When this became known to the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus, they were all seized with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor.  Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed their evil deeds.  A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly.  When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas. (note: a drachma was a silver coin worth about a day’s wages).  In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.”             (Acts 19:13-20)

“Now I know that none of you among whom I have gone about preaching the kingdom will ever see me again.  Therefore, I declare to you today that I am innocent of the blood of all men.  For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God.  Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers.  Be shepherds of the church of God, which He bought with His own blood.  I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock.  Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them.  So be on your guard!  Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.” (Acts 20:25-31)

“But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when His righteous judgment will be revealed.  “God will give to each person according to what he has done.”  To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor, and immortality, he will give eternal life.  But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.” (Romans 2:5-8)

“Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God?  Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.  And that is what some of you were.  But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)”

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.  Live as children of light.  (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness, and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord.  Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.” (Ephesians 5:8-11)

“Finally , be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.  Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.  In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.” (Ephesians 6:10-17)

“Test everything.  Hold on to the good.  Avoid every kind of evil.”                      (1 Thessalonians 5:21,22)

“The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs, and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing.  They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.  For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.” (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12)

“For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all men — the testimony given in its proper time.” (1 Timothy 2:5,6)

“The Spirit clearly says that in the later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.” (1 Timothy 4:1)

“Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage — with great patience and careful instruction.  For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine.  Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.  They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” (2 Timothy 4:2-4)

“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.  It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope — the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for Himself a people that are His very own, eager to do what is good.” (Titus 2:11-14)

“But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of righteous things we have done, but because of His mercy.  He saved us through the washing through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by His grace we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.” (Titus 3:4-7)

“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” (Hebrews 9:27)

“You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred towards God?  Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.  Or do you think that Scripture says without reason that the Spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely?  But He gives us more grace.  This is why Scripture says:  “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”  Submit yourselves, then, to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  Come near to God and He will come near to you.  Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.  Grieve, mourn, and wail.  Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom.  Humble yourselves before the Lord and He will lift you up.” (James 4:4-10)

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may life you up in due time.  Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.  Be self-controlled and alert.  Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.  Resist him, standing firm in the faith…” (1 Peter 5:6-9a)

“The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood — idols that cannot see or hear or walk.  Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts.” (Revelation 9:20-21) 

“And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur,where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown.  They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.” (Revelation 20:10)

“Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire.  The lake of fire is the second death.  If anyone’s name was not not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.” (Revelation 20:14,15)

“He said to me:  “It is done.  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.  To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.  He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be My son.  But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice arts, the idolaters and all liars — their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur.  This is the second death.” (Revelation 21:6-8)

“Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.  Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.”                  (Revelation 22:14,15)

Scriptures taken from The Holy Bible New International Version® 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society.  Used by permission of Zondervan.  All rights reserved.


Once again, I’d like to share with you that if you are seeking to ‘experience God’ or the ‘supernatural,’ through these types of practices, you will only find yourself being deceived and eternally lost.  You will find no greater love, and no real truth or real life until you come to know God’s love and truth that can only be found in the person of Jesus Christ, the Living Word, and in His written Word, the Bible.  I challenge you to begin reading in the Gospel of John, and in the book of Romans and Ephesians, and ask God to reveal His love and truth to you.

Even though as a Christian you will still continue to face trials and struggles in life, His love is a love that will not disappoint.  And unlike others who may have failed to keep their promise to love you forever, He will never break His promise;  He will never leave or forsake you.  You will find His grace and strength to be sufficient if you truly place your trust in Him, and He will work all things together for good –no matter what life may bring your way!

Thank you for stopping by!  And thank you very much for taking time out of your busy day to read some of my posts and poems!

God Bless You

~Mary Dalke/Living4HisGlory







I am sure many of you who have children have at some time seen the SCHOLASTIC Reading selection of books that your child would bring home from school. When my children were young they would choose innocent books such as ‘ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN, CHILD DETECTIVE’ and ‘AMELIA BEDELIA.’ Now, however, starting this fall there will be a new series that will become a part of Scholastic Reading:



If you’d like to read Chapter One of ‘SPIRIT ANIMALS: WILD BORN’ in it’s entirety, and make a comment as well, you can do so >HERE.<

Now I must admit that there were occult themed books in the SCHOLASTIC reading selections back when my children were young, as well, but being fully aware of the dangers of the occult because of what I dabbled in when I was young and not yet a Christian, I never allowed my children to read or watch anything of that nature so as to protect them from being lured into the occult as I had been.  (I may at some point in time write about that, so as to make you aware of some of the dangers, as well as the many warnings in Scripture that I will definitely be adding to this post as I continue).

I know that there will be some of you out there who will say that I am “overreacting to this,” and that “this series is harmless fantasy,” and “if it causes a child to become interested in reading, then it will be a good thing,” etc. I do commend SCHOLASTIC for their effort and even their success in developing a child’s interest in reading. Their motto is ‘Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life.’  However, here are some videos for you that I pray will cause you to stop and think again and become concerned, and maybe even express your concerns to SCHOLASTIC and to your schools, as well.  But before I do, here is the link to the article written by Berit Kjos  that I first found posted at STAND UP FOR THE TRUTH!  —SNARED BY THE RISING EVIL’


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First I’ll start with a video of an interview with SCHOLASTIC author, Brandon Mull about the ‘SPIRIT ANIMALS‘ series :

I seriously hesitate to even post the following video thinking that I may possibly influence someone to become involved with this occult practice, but here is just one example of the many videos your child will see at the side bar if he/she watches a video about the seemingly innocent ‘SPIRIT ANIMALS.’  In this video, Steve Farmer talks about how to tap into the ‘energy of the earth’ and the ‘life force’ of ‘spirit animals,’ as well.  I pray you will come to realize the spiritual/religious/ ‘new age’ agenda that is at work here through something so attractive and appealing as the new series, ‘SPIRIT ANIMALS.’

The passage of Scripture that came to mind as I prayed and cautiously watched the video above, is this one:

“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.  For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–His eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.  For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts became darkened.  Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like man and birds and animals and reptiles.  Therefore, God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.  They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator –who is forever praised.  Amen.” (Romans 1:18-24)

…because if you listened to what he said, you can clearly hear the religious/spiritual/occultic spirit that permeates his words.

The other videos your child will find to watch in the side bar on YouTube if they see the ‘SPIRIT ANIMALS SERIES TRAILER’ or one similar to it, are videos such as:“Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guides – Review by NewAge.com – Tarot and Oracle Cards.”  Or, “How to Find Your Power Animal | Wicca,” or “Totem Tuesday – Finding Your Power Animal.”   Can you now see the spiritual danger this new series poses to your child? They also have a website where a child can go and find out what their ‘SPIRIT ANIMAL’ is! (Which I will not share here).

I want to take the time now to express my sincere and deep appreciation to STAND UP FOR THE TRUTH!’  for bringing this information concerning SPIRIT ANIMALS to the attention of all their readers by warning about this on their website! –Thank you very much!

And now I am bringing it to your attention, my dear readers. I am warning you because I care, and see it as my responsibility before God to make you aware of this so that you might become informed of the genuine occult agenda that is — at this very moment — at work to not only lure your child into the occult, but also seeking to ultimately remove any Biblical teaching you have so faithfully tried to plant into the heart and mind of your child, as God’s Word shows us to do.




“Be careful to obey all these regulations I am giving you so that it may always go well with you and your children after you, because you will be doing what is good and right in the eyes of the LORD your God.  The LORD your God will cut off before you the nations you are about to invade and dispossess .  But when you have driven them out and settled in their land, and after they have been destroyed before you, be careful not to be ensnared by inquiring about their gods, saying,  “How do these nations serve their gods?  We will do the same.”  You must not worship the LORD your God in their way, because in worshiping their gods, they do all kinds of detestable things the LORD hates.  (My Note: Yoga/Christoga and ‘contemplative prayer’ come to mind here). They even burn their sons and daughters in the fire as sacrifices to their gods.  (My Note: Abortion could be the modern day equivalent to that).  See that you do all that I command you; do not add to it or take away from it.”  (Deuteronomy 12:28-32)

“If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a sign or wonder, and if the sign or wonder spoken of takes place, and the prophet says,  “Let us follow other gods” (gods you have not known) “and let us worship them,”you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer.  The LORD your God is testing you to find out whether you love Him with all your heart and all your soul.  It is the LORD your God you must follow and Him you must revere.  Keep His commands and obey Him; serve Him and hold fast to Him.  That prophet or dreamer must be put to death for inciting rebellion against the LORD your God who brought you out of Egypt and redeemed you from the land of slavery.  That prophet or dreamer tried to turn you from the way of the LORD your God commanded you to follow.  You must purge the evil from among you.  If your very own brother, or your son or your daughter, or the wife you love, or your closest friend secretly entices you, saying,  “Let us go and worship other gods,” (gods that neither you nor your ancestors have known, gods of the people around you, whether near or far, from one end of the land to the other,) do not yield to them or listen to them.  Show them no pity.  Do not spare them or shield them.  You must certainly put them to death.  Your hand must be the first in putting them to death, and then the hands of all the people.  Stone them to death, because they tried to turn you away from the LORD your God who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.  Then all Israel will hear and be afraid and no one among you will do such an evil thing again.” (Deuteronomy 13:1-11)

(Although God does not command or condone killing for those reasons today because of His mercy and patience, (Titus 3:5, 1 Peter 1:3, 2 Peter 3:9) and because Jesus took the full wrath that God has towards us because of our sins upon Himself when He gave His life for us on the cross, His warnings should still be heeded and not ignored!)

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine: but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires.  They will turn their ears away from the truth, and turn aside to myths.” (2 Timothy 4:3,4)

And lest you think that there is not a rise in paganism and mythology today, you have only to look at some of the  books as well as videos on the same subject that are very popular today, such as this one:

(Didn’t find the exact video that I saw before, but the following one makes my point just as well).  First, to start off with, Doug and Joe Hagman (father and son) open this video by introducing Steve Quayle’s book, ‘GENESIS 6 GIANTS’ by saying in part: 

“What if everything you had been taught about ancient history turned out to be almost 100% …we’ll say 90% false…what if you found out that the myths, the legends of old were based on voluminous archaeological and skeletal finds that detail an alternate explanation and filled in the question marks and gaps in explaining true history.  …”Genesis 6 will make you question who keeps the truth hidden and why.” 

Steve Quayle — a professing Christian — tells us some of the following beginning at 2 minutes and 33 seconds into the video:

“…every day there are new reports breaking out all over the world…supernatural events …people seeing signs in the sun, moon, and stars…falling stars that are falling directly perpendicular to the earth…people…watching stargates opening up…”

“Let me share this.  I got my first introduction of this by revelation…”   “I think God in His mercy…He gives us 2 sets of scales we obviously have the conscience which is a set of scales on our hearts which we measure what’s right and what’s wrong…and then the scale over our eyes…most Christians are blind to spiritual truths because number one  the pastors don’t know how to teach this stuff…but 99% of the Christian church will not teach what I’m going to teach tonight.”  (My Note: Maybe for good reason!)

Steve then shares what a pastor friend of his said to him:

“The other night in prayer the Lord said, “It’s time, David, for you to start looking into this because I’m going to give you revelation.”  

And the key word is…“Revelation.”  There is a move today in so-called “Christianity” that says, “God gives new revelation today.” Another person who presents this would be Beth Moore, who told those in attendance at Passion 2012 to:

  “….pause and be still and ask Jesus to speak His Word to us.” 

And Louie Giglio did that as well when he asked those in the audience at Passion 2012: 

“How many of you heard the voice of God speak specifically, clearly, directly, and personally to you?” 


In the following video series, Steve Quayle quotes many passages from extra biblical books: the Book of Enoch, the Forgotten Books of Eden, and The Book of Giants.  Even though he makes it clear that these books are not to be put on the same level as Scripture, he attempts to make it so by first declaring that “God” gave all this information to him (and his pastor friend) and then by quoting from those books. And at the 12 min. and 35 second mark in the video, Steve says:

“Years and years ago, almost 40 years ago, the Lord said,  “Steve, I want to teach you the roots of evil so you don’t deal just strictly with the fruit of evil.  If you only deal with the fruit of evil you miss the root of evil.”  So basically it’s basic uh, God teaching me how to help these other kids.” 

And when a person claims to get “revelation from God” then we dare not question them or test them against Scripture, right?  Wrong!! (Acts 17:11)  (1 Thessalonians 5:21,22)

In another similar video that I watched, Steve Quayle encourages people to go to his web site and read what he posted concerning the ‘ancient texts,’ (such as the Book of Enoch, the Book of Giants, and the Forgotten Books of Eden) and says how ‘these books talk about and show the very nature and character of God.’ Well, I don’t know about you, but I believe God’s Word, the Bible, is all we need to read so that we can clearly come to know the nature and character of God! The information he shares in his videos are bizarre to say the least, and even though I do believe that many of the UFO sightings are demonic in nature, his ideas go beyond, and even contrary to Scripture.  See what you think:

Below is a link to an article on the subject that you can read on HERESCOPE 


When I began to see many videos surfacing on YouTube concerning ‘the return of ‘the Nephilim’ and on those who teach that these ‘sons of God’ found in Genesis 6:1-4 are fallen angels and that ‘they  intermingled with women and produced a race of hybrids,’ I found the information to be very disturbing and unbiblical.

Here’s the passage of Scripture where this teaching supposedly comes from:

“Now it came to pass when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them. that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they too wives for themselves of all whom they chose.  And the LORD said,  My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”  There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them.  Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.” (Genesis 6:1-4)

You know that feeling you get when you know what you’re hearing is not Biblical, and the red flags are continually popping up, and certain Scriptures come to mind, but you don’t quite know where to go to find information written by a solid Bible believing Christian who ‘rightly handles the Word of God’ (2 Timothy 2:15) that will confirm what you’re thinking? 

Well, thankfully, in my search to find some Biblically sound information to refute these teachings, I finally came upon some. Please consider reading the following article I found on the HERESCOPE website that exposes these popular teachings written by men such as Steve Quayle, Tom Horn, Chris Putnam, and others. Sadly, their teachings are being embraced by many Christians today.  Now, more than ever before, we need to read and study God’s Word so we are not led into deception!


“For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.”           (2 Peter 1:16)

In order to try and tie this all together so you can see the connection between ‘Spirit Animals’ and the occult, and the rise of mythology, and the attempt going on by some to distort certain passages of Scripture, I found this article by Sandy Simpson, entitled: THE THIRD WAVE “NEW APOSTOLIC REFORMATION” in which he explains the “heretical doctrines and ideas that have fused together to form the teachings of the movement.”

Capture Spiritism - animal spiritsI realize the print is quite small in the “quick capture” above, so I will post it for you below:

“Spiritism includes trans-mediums, New Age channeling, Edgar Cayse, seances, and Ouija.  This form of occultism would also include Satanic groups that worship Satan and who attempt to gain supernatural power by contacting, worshiping, or appeasing Satan and his demons.  The occult practice of Spiritualism (Spiritism) is given a new name in the New Age Channeling or trance channeling.  Spirit beings, “ascended masters,” deceased humans, or animal spirits allegedly communicate important messages by temporarily entering the body and controlling the voice of a host (channel or medium).  Most channelers give the same basic message, man is God.”  (The Watchman Expositor, Index of Cults, 1997, http://www.watchman.org/cat953htm (Emphasis in lavender is mine).


Something for all of you to think and pray about. 

The occult is on the rise. All you have to do is take a look at the many t.v. programs and movies that are popular today and you will see this is true. Look at the success of Harry Potter books and movies that are filled with occult practices, though some would still choose to strongly disagree and call it ‘fantasy.’ 

Even though this may seem to be off of the subject of ‘Spirit Animals,‘ here’s Part 1 of 2 of ‘HARRY POTTER: WITCHCRAFT REPACKAGED.’ The information in this video series will clearly make my point of how children are being seduced and indoctrinated into the occult. 

Starting at the 19:26 minute mark, it speaks of ‘shape changing,‘ –the concept of changing into an animal, which again, points out the occult connection with ‘SPIRIT ANIMALS.’ 

And to top it all off, if you didn’t notice it in the first ‘quick capture’ I posted above, in Part 2 of this video series, you will hear them say (beginning at the 22:14 minute mark), that SCHOLASTIC Inc., is the  publisher of the Harry Potter series; they eagerly secured the publishing rights of Harry Potter, supplying the Harry Potter series to all schools!


True believers will repent and renounce occultic practices:

“Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed what they had done.  A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas (note: drachma -silver coin worth about a day’s wages). In this way the Word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.”  (Acts 19:18-20)

Those who reject God’s clear warnings in His Word and choose to become involved in sorcery and witchcraft, are in rebellion. And concerning rebellion, God’s Word says:

“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.” (1 Samuel 15:23)

“But unless you repent, you too will all perish.” (Luke 13:3)

“He said to me: “It is done.  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.  To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life.  Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.  But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars–they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur.  This is the second death.” (Revelation 21:6-8)

All that to say: Sin starts out gradually leading one astray. Something so seemingly cute and innocent as ‘SPIRIT ANIMALS’ could one day be the cause of leading your child away from Christ and into occult bondage. I end with this strong warning from God’s Word, the Bible:

“Be alert and of sober mind.  Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)


As I was searching for information to help a young reader of the ‘Spirit Animals’ book series who commented on this post hoping she would then clearly see the valid concerns many of us as Christians have about these books, I came across some information concerning the author, Brandon Mull, that I wasn’t aware of when I first wrote this post. I believe what I am about to share with you will raise the level of concerns that many of us who are Christians already have about this series, and hopefully open the eyes of those who think these books are just “harmless fantasy” which encourages children to read, and I will also point out a possible ulterior motive that Brandon Mull may have for writing these books. I can’t judge his heart, but when I found this information I knew I now had the responsibility of sharing this information with all of you so you could be well informed and extremely cautious if you were considering allowing your children to read these books.

First, I found the following information that clearly points out the fact that Brandon Mull is a Mormon who also attended BYU, a university owned and operated by the LDS church, and he “served an LDS (Latter-day Saints) mission in Chile.”

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I am sure that Brandon is probably a very nice person as many Mormons are. However, it’s possible that he may be incorporating some of his Mormon beliefs into his writings and leading many children astray.  If some of you are not aware of what the Mormon religion teaches, please watch the following video:

Next, I decided to check his website. And, as you can see from the ‘quick capture’ below which was taken from the section entitled, “Live Twitter Interview and Live UStream Q&A,” which took place in March 18th, 2010, I found him encouraging his fans to follow him on Twitter. You can also see him telling his fans in Step 5 to “follow Mormon Times,” which clearly goes beyond simply talking about his books!

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Then I decided to check out ‘Mormon Times’ on Twitter to read their description.  And as you can see, this was set up “for and about members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”  (SOURCE) 

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So why is Brandon Mull telling his fans to follow ‘Mormon Times’ if it’s not to lead them into the Mormon church? I can think of no other reason. Can you??

Parents be aware of what your children are reading! Take time to do some research on the authors of  the books as well as the messages of the books your children are interested in reading to see if you find people expressing their concerns over the contents of these books.


I will end with the following ‘quick capture’ from a portion of Berit Kjos’ article entitled, Snared by the Rising Evil, as well as more Scriptures, and videos concerning Mormonism:

In part, Berit Kjos says the following in ‘Snared by the Rising Evil.’  And, Marittea, (the girl who made a comment on this post) and everyone else, please keep this truth in mind when considering reading books such as ‘Spirit Animals‘ and viewing occult-themed movies:

This deadly war between “good” and “evil” continues throughout the series.  But remember, from a Christian perspective, both sides are occult.  The main difference is simply the fact that the “good” side of evil seems far more less threatening to children than the dark and scary side.”

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“But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.  For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.”  (2 Corinthians 11:3,4)

“Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory for ever and ever.  Amen.  I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel– which is really no gospel at all.  Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ.  But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned.  As we have already said, so now I say again:  If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!” (Galatians 1:3-9)

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 6:10-12)

“Jesus answered,  “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6)

“Sanctify them by the truth; Your word is truth.” (John 17:17)

In light of this new information that I have just shared with you in this update, I now encourage you to please watch Christy Darlington’s excellent presentation,  ‘An Overview of Mormonism.’ I pray you will take the time to learn from her so that you will know how to lovingly share the truth from God’s Word with a Mormon so the next time they come to your door you will consider inviting them in instead of turning them away. (She also has an excellent teaching series on her channel to help you understand the beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses and how to reach them with the truth of God’s Word, as well).

Spiritual deception comes through many forms: books, movies, religions, etc.  However, God has given us His Word.   And to those who are born-again by His Spirit, He gives us His Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth.

I don’t know if Brandon Mull added any Mormon theology to his ‘Spirit Animals’ books, but I hope you now realize from this new information that I have added to this post just how cautious we must be not only of what we choose to read, watch, and accept, but also what our children read, watch, and accept. Above all, I pray that you will come to appreciate God’s Word that can be trusted and is proved accurate and reliable by archaeological and historical evidence, and that you will test all you hear and read in light of Scripture so you will never be deceived. (Matthew 24:3-5, 1 Thessalonians 5:21,22, Acts 17:11)


When I originally wrote this post back in 2013, my main focus was on warning about the series SPIRIT ANIMALS because I saw the need to warn about the lure that these books may have upon children to lead them into the world of the occult. However, even though I did add some good information concerning the teachings of Mormonism, in all fairness, because of a comment that I recently received from a Mormon woman, I want to now take time to add some more videos that I pray will reach many precious Mormons with the truth concerning their teachings compared to God’s Word, the Bible.

I am sure that there are many Mormons who are simply not aware of all of the teachings of Mormonism, just as I was not aware of all of the teachings of Catholicism through the many years that I was a Catholic –until I began to read a little Catholic New Testament Bible and God opened my eyes to see the good news of the Biblical gospel! I also discovered many serious concerns regarding the teachings of Catholicism and how they do not agree with what God says in His Word, the Bible, when I began to do some research, which included reading through the Catechism of the Catholic Church, a series that I will get back to writing when life settles down a little for me, and I finish the series on the Alleged Apparitions of the Virgin Mary.

We must test every teaching by everyone who claims to speak for God to see if what they are saying lines up with Scripture. (Acts 17:11) Otherwise we are to reject the teaching as false, regardless of who the person is and what the person may claim as a message from God.

God makes it clear in His Word that our faith and commit to Him will be tested to see if we truly love Him with our whole heart and soul:

“If a prophet or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a miraculous sign or wonder, and if the sign or wonder of which he has spoken takes place, and he says, “Let us follow other gods” (gods you have not known) and let us worship them,” you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. The Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love Him with all you heart and with all your soul. It is the LORD your God you must follow, and Him you must revere.” (Deuteronomy 13:1-4)


Here now are some videos with personal testimonies of former Mormons, videos with a lot of documented information, and quotes made by Joseph Smith and other Mormons to point out the comparison:

Former Mormon And Great Great Granddaughter of Brigham Young, Sandra Tanner:


QUOTES (ADDED 10:32 a.m. 9/25/17)

First two quotes taken from the video above: What Do Mormons Believe About God


Quote below was quick captured from the video above: Differences Between Mormonism and Biblical Christianity, by Ron Rhodes


“Come on! ye prosecutors! ye false swearers! All hell, boil over! Ye burning mountains, roll down your lava! for I will come out on the top at last. I have more to boast of than ever any man had. I am the only man that has ever been able to keep a whole church together since the days of Adam. A large majority of the whole have stood by me. Neither Paul, John, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. I boast that no man ever did such a work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from Him; but the Latter-day Saints never ran away from me yet.” (History of the Church, vol. 6, p. 408-409)




The more I learn about Mormonism, the more I see similarities between their teachings and the teachings of Catholicism: The priesthood, becoming gods (see quotes below the following video), and they even speak of a Heavenly Mother, as this video points out:

Note the similarities between what the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches and what the Mormon Church/The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints teaches:

“For the Son of God became man so that we might become God.” “The only begotten Son of God, wanting to make us sharers in his divinity, assumed our nature, so that he, made man, might make men gods.” (CCC PARA 460)

“As man is, God once was; as God is, man may become.” (5th LDS President, Lorenzo Snow) (SOURCE)

“God, himself, was once as we are now and is an exalted man and sits enthroned in yonder heaven. I’m going to tell you how God came to be God. We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea and take away the veil so that you may see he was once a man like us and you have got to learn how to be Gods yourselves.” (Joseph Smith, Founder of the Mormon Church/The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) (See video below).


Comparison Chart – Mormonism and Christianity







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~Mary Dalke/Living4HisGlory