Worship

What do the “Christian Religion” and Witchcraft have in common ?

Far, FAR too much….. the Bible CONDEMNS “ritual religion”…. read Matthew 23:14-28, Mark 12:38-40, Luke 20:46-47 …. these statements of Jesus made a great impression on the disciples because they (like everybody else) looked up to the “religious leaders” for spiritual guidance.

Consider also, Luke 18:11-14,  the WORD says the Pharisee prayed with HIMSELF….. God was not interested in that “prayer”.

HOW MANY Roman Catholic priests, Anglican clergy or “robed authorities” of other “religious orders” are chanting “prayers” out of books….. thinking they are “worshipping” God…. when in reality, their “prayers” are going no higher than the ceiling…. and God is NOT PLEASED with their “worship of Him”…. Isaiah 29:13, Matthew 15:7-9 should cause you to THINK about what GOD EXPECTS OF YOU…. and to realize the UTTER FUTILITY of worshipping God the way it suits you… instead of the way that He tells you it should be done.

In reality, they are repeating the mistake of Cain (Genesis 4:3-7)….. Surely if somebody wants to honor GOD, they would try to find out what pleases Him and do it ?…. Is it not only futile, but also DISRESPECTFUL to give God what suits you rather than what He wants ?

But let us examine the “worship” of these “Christian” churches….

CHANTING

This is the basis of “spell casting” and PAGAN worship…. repeated phrases…. mantras…. INTONATION and INCANTATION play a critical part in all “religions” of MEN.

The Bible tells us that we are NOT to recite mantras….. but to talk to God from our heart, just as we would to any other PERSON…. elaborate “ceremonies” are neither required or appreciated by Him.

CANDLES

Entire books have been written about “CANDLE MAGIC” and the use of Candles (the color, substance and number) in RITUAL magic….. NOWHERE IN THE ENTIRE BIBLE are there any instructions that the NUMBER, COLOR or PATTERN of candles has any part in the Worship of GOD…. and yet today… in many of the “established” churches that proclaim to be “Christian”…. they are lighting candles of specific colors on specific days and times…. STOP IT ! … it is neither Biblical nor Christian …. and it is NOT “harmless” either…. how can adopting PAGAN RITUALS associated with the worship of demons be “harmless” ? ……. NO WONDER the Christians are LUKEWARM and the unsaved are not converted when OCCULTIC RITUALS are present in their “services” to God !

SYMBOLS

The Catholics say that their statues are there “just to remind them” and that they do not actually worship the statues and therefore they see no connection between their images and the IDOLATRY spoken about in the Bible. Really ?

The reality is somewhat different… as many former Catholics will testify.

The REALITY is that evil spirits attach themselves to OBJECTS… this is well known phenomena in the occult …. where emphasis is placed on SIGNS, SYMBOLS and OBJECTS…. the “power” that any of these have (if indeed they have any power) comes from the demon spirit.

God has set certain laws in place that LIMIT the activity of demons in the earthly plane of existence, to protect innocent humans and safeguard their rights. However, when humans cross the line of THEIR OWN FREE WILL and VOLUNTARILY CHOOSE the “path of error” over what He has revealed in His Bible (Romans 1:22-31)….. the power and influence of demons is greatly increased……  think about it,  it is NOT NECESSARY to have statues, beads, potions (holy water ? holy oil ?) to Worship our AWESOME GOD… so why do it ?…… where did this idea come from ??

are you (possibly) appealing to the pre-scribed Tabernacle and Temple worship of the Jews ?

1. This started LONG AFTER the Patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph) who worshipped God in a very simple manner.

2. This was permitted by God (although under His strict direction) at the direct request of his people…. It was David who wanted to build a Temple to God….. and the tabernacle was asked for by the people themselves in the wilderness when they did not want to face God DIRECTLY… read Exodus 20:18-19

3. this was forward-looking in TYPE and ILLUSTRATION of the Person and Work of Jesus Christ.

4. but by the time Jesus Christ came, this “temple worship” had already descended into CORRUPTION…. incorporating RITUALS and INCANTATIONS added by men and NEVER given by God… Jesus himself told the woman at the well, what the future would hold for Worshippers of God…. read John 4:23

But this Roman Catholic church magnifies ITSELF above the Lord Jesus Christ….. and anybody who is not a Roman Catholic can see this….  and doubtless, even many Roman Catholics know this…. but either they just dont care or they dont know what to do about it….

You know what the sad thing is ? ….. many of the spin-off  Protestant “denominations”…. Anglicans, Methodists, etc. …. have embraced many of the same heresies also….. quenching the Holy Spirit of God freely given to all true Christians after Pentecost,  with their formal RITUALISM and manifold TRADITIONS.

This call today….. goes out to all who will hear… worship the Lord in the beauty of HOLINESS (Psalm 96:9) ….. ascribe to the LORD, the glory due His Name (Psalm 29:2)… rend your hearts and not your garments (Joel 2:13)….. let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually…. giving thanks to his name…. but to do GOOD and to SHARE forget not; for with SUCH SACRIFICES GOD IS WELL PLEASED (Hebrews 13:15-16)

Romans 12:1 …..  “service” (KJV)…  is the Greek word (latreia) which is also used for (divine) WORSHIP.