By Paul McGuire
May 30, 2016
According to an article in LA Weekly dated May 26, 2016 by Dennis Romero entitled “Satanists Plan to Celebrate 6/6/16,” which is symbolic of “666,” Luciferians will conduct various Satanic rituals in Los Angeles. According to one of the organizers, Thuc Nguyen, the Satanic Temple in Los Angeles will perform rituals in five different points around LA, which were selected by GPS to form a Satanic Pentagram.
The City of Lancaster will be one of the key locations chosen by the Satanic Temple in Los Angeles because the group wants to openly support Satanic Temple member Steve Hill who is running for the Senate. According to the article in the LA Weekly Nguyen said "We will be hitting five different points around the city, performing various rituals," and "When we're finished it will all connect together for the magic hour around sundown."
The group stated “We will stand with the good people of the City of Lancaster and struggle for our constitutional right to individual liberty, freedom of expression and the separation of church and state in your community.” Also, the Satanic Temple plans to deliver what some would call their Bible, The Seven Tenets, to the City of Lancaster’s leaders.
There are two ways you can respond to this if you are a Christian, Jew, or member of another faith. You can express shock and outrage and complain about what the Satanic Temple of Los Angeles, which has its roots in Harvard and Cambridge, is doing along with other Satanic Temples in cities like Detroit. Or you can recognize that the Satanic Temple of Los Angeles and other Satanic Temples have decided to openly enter the public square and promote and evangelize for their faith, which just happens to be Satanism.
The reality is that the Satanic Temple believes in the principles of Satanism and they have decided to erect giant statues of the demon Baphomet in public places across the nation, places where the Ten Commandments used to be posted. As long as they are not breaking the law, the Satanic Temple has the Constitutional right to practice and publicly promote their religion.
Currently in America there is intense competition among various belief systems, religions, philosophies, and ideologies. This competition is expressed openly as different groups and faiths seek to promote their belief systems and win converts to their religion or cause. We live in a free market place of ideas, and various religions like Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Mormonism, Scientology, Hinduism, Buddhism, Satanism, Wicca, and others are free to “evangelize,” even though many of these religions would say that they do not believe in evangelism. Wicca, along with witchcraft and paganism, is currently the fastest growing religion in America. Islam is also a fast growing religion. Christianity, and specifically Evangelical Christianity, is declining faster than most people realize. I explain the reason for these trends in my new book A Prophecy of the Future of America 2016-2017. The existence of mega-churches across American attended by up to 10,000-25,000 Christians each is an illusion of growth and does not represent an accurate measure of the number of people converting to Christianity. Nine out of ten children raised in Evangelical Christian homes will reject their faith by the time they enter college. An entire generation is being lost and the number of people converting to Christianity and joining Christian churches is on a rapid decline.
America is following the same path as a humanistic-socialistic Europe where Christian churches are closing and being purchased by Muslims. In fact, Europe is starting to see the rise of Mega-Mosques, and that trend will soon come to America. The primary reason for the rapid decline of Christianity and the accelerated growth of religions like Wicca and Islam is that a high percentage of the people who practice these religions passionately believe in the teachings of their faith and they believe firmly that their primary religious books have supernatural authorship. In addition, a very high percentage of the believers in these religions are committed and true believers in the message that their spiritual teachers are teaching, because the spiritual teachers themselves passionately believe what they are teaching.
In stark contrast, the majority of Christian pastors and teachers at seminaries do not completely believe in the major tenets of their faith. For example, one of the most important areas of Biblical teaching is Bible prophecy, yet the majority of Christian pastors do not teach Bible prophecy because they do not believe it is true. Muslims believe in Islamic end times prophecies, and people leading the New Age Movement and Wicca believe in their “end times” prophecies. Scientology has specific teachings about the future of Mankind and the world taught by their spiritual leader, the late L. Ron Hubbard.
Yet the majority of Christians, even Christian pastors, do not even believe in the reliability, authority, and supernatural authorship of their spiritual book, the Bible. In addition, many Christian leaders and churches actually teach their members that Bible prophecy is not true and not to be taken literally. Is it any wonder Christianity is in decline and other religions like Wicca and Islam are growing?
You don’t have to be a theologian to figure out why Christianity is rapidly declining in America. Any businessman or businesswoman or salesperson can tell you that if you don’t really believe in your product or service, then you will not be able to sell it! Somehow contemporary Christians and the so-called experts on church growth have developed the ridiculous idea that you can teach people not to believe in major areas of the Bible and still have aggressive church growth. That concept came out of the Frankfurt School in Germany in the 1930s and was developed by the “Cultural Marxists.”
The concept that you can teach people that many parts of their Bible are not true and yet still expect major church growth or win people to Jesus Christ is insanity! Many Christian leaders believe this insanity because they cannot tell the difference between the illusion of church growth and real church growth. Most of the large mega-churches you see across America and on television are not composed of people who were converted to Christianity through evangelism. They are simply pre-existing Christians who moved from smaller churches into to one big mega-church. This does represent any real numerical growth in the number of people converting to Christianity…it is simply shuffling the chairs on the deck of a cruise ship.
The reality is that the number of Christians in America is not growing because there are not sufficient numbers of new people being converted to Jesus Christ even to replace the older Christians, who are dying off. The younger generations of people coming from Christian homes are walking away from their faith in overwhelming numbers. The only solution is first to admit that there is a problem, and that it all stems from the church leaders teaching their people not to believe their Bibles.
This requires an immediate change in direction, which in the earlier days of American would have been called repentance. According to the Bible, if you believe it, this kind of change in direction or repentance will lead to revival, a Great Awakening, and mass conversions to Jesus Christ. It is a provable formula that has always worked since the birth of the Church.
Finally, the Satanic Temples, Islam, Wicca, Scientology, and other religious movements have the right to enjoy their growth and societal influence; after all most of their people really believe in their gods and holy books. These religions produce true believers who are passionate about their faith and seek to evangelize. In my new book, A Prophecy of the Future of America 2016-2017, I show the economic, social and geopolitical implications to America if the decline of Judeo-Christian values continues. The handwriting is on the wall and it has been there for a long time. The question is what you and I going to do about it?
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Paul McGuire: radio talk show host, author, feature film producer and television commentator.
Paul McGuire is the author of 22 books, such as the best-selling, The Day the Dollar Died and Are You Ready for the Microchip? Paul is the host of the syndicated television show, The Paul McGuire Report. Paul McGuire hosted the nationally syndicated talk radio show, "The Paul McGuire Show" for 10 years. Paul McGuire is a television commentator and has been a frequent guest on the Fox News Network and CNN.
Paul is the producer of two science fiction films in Hollywood. The History Channel did a 2-hour special with Paul McGuire entitled Seven Signs of the Apocalypse. Paul has interviewed numerous world leaders, Presidents and Prime Ministers. Paul lives in Los Angeles, California.
At fifteen years old, Paul was demonstrating with radical activist Abbie Hoffman and made an honorary member of the Black Panther Party. However, while studying Altered States of Consciousness at the University of Missouri, Paul had a miraculous experience hitchhiking in a remote area similar to the movie Field of Dreams. Paul re-thought his socialist and humanist world view and rejected it as completely false. Paul has devoted his life to communicating truth to people.
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