Interest in Occult Rises: Satan’s Dress Rehearsal

The Daily Caller is reporting on findings from a Pew Research Poll which indicate how the Christian church in America is losing members while the occult gains.

Perhaps a better way to describe it is the church is losing influence on America, while Satan is subtly reeling the population in.

Says the Caller:

New Age practitioners comprised 0.4 percent of the U.S. population in 2014, numbering up to 1.5 million people, with a projection for continued growth, while active members of the PCUSA [Presbyterian  Church USA] numbered approximately 1.4 million in 2017 with a projection of continued decline.

The explosion in the number of U.S. practitioners of witchcraft is due largely to mainstream acceptance of those practices and their aesthetics. So popular is New Age spirituality in the U.S. that chains like Urban Outfitters and the cosmetics store Sephora have tried to profit from the trend, marketing Witch Starter Kits, smudge sticks, healing crystals and tarot cards. The tools of witchcraft have even found their way onto the shelves of more mainstream stores like Walmart.

Witchcraft has also found robust support on social media, especially on Instagram, with profiles like The Hood Witch offering “everyday magic for the modern mystic,” which has 372,000 followers, and more than 2 million posts with the hashtag Witches of Instagram.

These witchcraft-oriented products are mainly marketed to Millennials, many of whom reject organized religion in favor of more individualistic spirituality, fueled by what University of Virginia Associate Religious Studies Professor Matthew Hedstrom calls “religious products.”

Once again, as I’ll explain in this Thursday’s edition of Hidden Headlines, this is no surprise to me as, one, I did a documentary entitled America’s Best Secret, on this topic in the 80s, and, two, I’ve read the Book of Revelation and know that Satan will have one hell of a time on earth for about three years, before being locked up for a thousand years, then temporarily set free, and shortly thereafter being hurled into a Lake of Fire.

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). 

So, as I see it, the current interest in the demonic world is simply a dress rehearsal for what’s to eventually come.

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