Ge 3:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
This has always been the foundation and common denominator of all the religions of the world combined, throughout all of human history; the deciding and distinguishing mark that sets them apart from the worship of the one true God, the God of the children of Israel and the nations of the Gentile, the Lord Jesus Christ, the God of the Universe.
There are three essential elements to occult worship that are all in some form related to the worshipping of the creature rather than the creator whereby God is cast aside and ignored and the creation is worshipped instead as if in possessing of the primary attributes of God such as his creative, sustaining, and governing properties.
1. Paganism, or Pantheism or the worshipping of nature, all the animals, the sun, the moon, the stars, and the elements, such as fire, water, the air, the various characteristics they all possess, and the deities assigned to them such as the Greek gods, (Zeus etc).
Deuteronomy 4:16-19 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female, The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air, The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth: And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.
2. Humanism, or the celebration of the deity or will of man and his self creative, self sustaining, and self governing capabilities, in the form of science, government, philosophy, the knowledge of good and evil, and of course the worship of man as the epitome of creation on the earth, as all including evolutionists clearly recognize man is, at a fundamental level. Humanism and paganism are therefore really the same, because the worship of creation always leads to a worshipping of the highest creature. The number 666 is representative of the three primary attributes of god in man, god having made man on the 6th day of creation.
3. Satanism, or the worship of Baalim as he was called in the Old Testament, is the worship of the greatest creature in the Universe that God ever created, Lucifer, who is also the rightful owner of the creation given to him by man as a consequence of the fall of Adam. Matthew 4:8-9 Again, the devil taketh him (Jesus) up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
Satan gives power and wealth to those who worship him and shares his deity over the world with men of his choosing that are prepared to sell their soul to him; men who want to be as gods.
Satanism is the most direct form of occult religious worship. It is the difference between black magic, vs it’s more innocuous form of white magic or paganism. The children of Israel regularly fell into this error.
Judges 8:33-34 And it came to pass, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and went a whoring after Baalim, and made Baalberith their god. And the children of Israel remembered not the LORD their God, who had delivered them out of the hands of all their enemies on every side:
As you can see from the above scriptures, these religions of the occult were those of the pagan neighbors of the Jewish nation, the Jebusite, Amorite, Girgasite, Hivite, Arkite, Sinite, Arvadite, Zemarite, and Hamathite, that all ultimate sprang from the nation of the Canaanites or the descendent of Canaan, founder of the original Babylon, the son of Ham, who was the son cursed by Noah for being mocked by him. Therefore, all the occult religions of that day had their roots in Mystery Babylon under Nimrod, and so still do all the religions of the world to this very day all containing one of the three elements of the occult and all being rooted in the insane idea that man can be as god. As man strives towards deity he falls increasingly under the influence of Satan who holds the key to knowledge and power.
The word OCCULT means “the hidden”, whereby the rites, doctrines, rituals, dogmas, and practices of the occult are not always a clear representation of the three aforementioned categories of occult worship, but rather are shrouded in mysticism and symbolism representing the worshipping of these things. They also simultaneously contain symbolisms representing insults towards god, so that after a while God removes his protection from the religious occult practitioner, giving ever greater access and control over them to Satan to the destruction of the soul.
OF COURSE THE WHOLE THING WILL END IN TEARS WHEN SATAN FINALLY TURNS ON HIS FOLLOERS TO REVEAL HIS TRUE AGENDA, THE DESTRUCTION OF MANKIND WHEN HE COMES INTO FULL POWER ON EARTH THROUGH THE ADVENT OF THE ANTICHRIST.
God commanded the children of Israel to maintain a state of war with their pagan neighbors to avoid their embrace of occult practices with mixed results unfortunately, until they were finally destroyed by them and blinded to the arrival of their own Messiah.
Similarly, Christians today are commanded to maintain a state of war with the doctrines of modern day occultism such as the theory of evolution, Gnosticism, pantheism, and humanism, etc again with rather poor results. The Catholic Church is a good example where Christianity has embraced the rites, doctrines, teachings, rituals, and practices of the occult pagan religions.
Evolution is the very embodiment of paganism assigning to the creature the three aforementioned primary attributes of God the creator, who is a jealous god and will not be cast aside and who will not share his well deserved glory with anything or anyone, but will instead destroy his enemies with everlasting destruction.
Ro 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen
It’s like your wife and children whom you care for and support kicking you out of your own home and letting your worst enemy move in with them to mock and insult you while expecting you to continue paying the bills. This is what Atheists, Evolutionists, and all other unbelievers are doing to their creator God. Wonder why things like that happen on a regular basis to families all around us?
Isa 45:9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker!
The division between the people of God and the people of the Devil were expressed in the form of physical warfare during the times of the Old Testament, but in the form of spiritual warfare during the church age of the New Testament. Hence, there is no longer any killing of pagan tribes and the destruction of the abominable things as in the days of the children of Israel.
So, choose ye this day whom you will serve, if it be the god of this world, Satan, who is represented in the religions of this world who wants to sacrifice you for himself, or the one true God, the god of the Universe, the god of creation, the God of the Children of Israel and of the Gentiles, who sacrificed himself for you, his enemy, so that you might live and not suffer death by eternal damnation.
Ro 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Deuteronomy 30:19-20 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.
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