The devil has used many forms of deception to lead people astray and into sin. However, he has found great success with the "Done by a Christian" deception. Here is how it works. Something is bad, evil, and to be avoided by God's people. However, if the creator of something bad, evil, and to be avoided is considered to be a Christian, then somehow that activity becomes acceptable. Because a "Christian" created or is involved in some evil activity, then that activity must be acceptable. That is the thinking of those given to that type of excuse for rebellion. Perhaps I should say the lack of thinking!
I have heard this excuse again and again given by people who wish to justify their sin and rebellion. I remember hearing the rock and roll rebel use this excuse to justify listening to some godless rock and roll group because: "They heard somewhere that one of the members of the band is a Christian". As a result of the belief that one of the rockers is a Christian, listening to that rock group suddenly acceptable. Note: Rock and roll members are serving the devil. You won't find Christians staying with rock and roll if they are truly saved!
Today in 2003 we are living in the days before the rapture of the church and the rise of the antichrist. Right now the whole world is being conditioned to accept the kingdom of the antichrist and its philosophies. A major part of that kingdom will be the love and involvement with the occult. Today on a worldwide level Satan is prospering all forms of the occultism including spells, witchcraft, wizardry, astrology, and many other forms of the occult. These sins and abominations will be a major part of Satan's soon coming antichrist kingdom. The occult will be a normal part of society and those not involved will be considered in a negative way.
Today the world of lost people have accepted the occult. The great popularity of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, occult books, occult computer games, occult toys, and occult TV shows are very acceptable to the world of lost hellbound sinners. Also many tares within the church are also involved with occult sin. These people profess to be Christian but they love the occultic Lord of the Rings, or Harry Potter, or Dungeons and Dragons games etc. Furthermore, these tares get angry when warned or corrected about the occult. Many of the false Christian tares use the "Done by a Christian" argument to justify their love of occult sin.
Does this mean that if your pastor writes a book on Satanism that Satanism is now acceptable? Think about it. If a so-called Christian wrote an occult book series on witchcraft and the occult and it is acceptable then why would Satanism not be acceptable? Some would argue that if my pastor wrote a book on Satanism then Satanism must be acceptable because a Christian wrote the book.
The same reasoning is used to justify Lord of the Rings and we will cover that next
POTTER VS LORD OF THE RINGS
In Christian circles I have heard many excuses by those who wish to justify something evil and occultic. I've heard the "It's just harmless fun or fantasy" argument. But the number one way tares justify the occult is by using the "Done by a Christian" argument. It is the argument that goes like this: A Christian did it so it is acceptable. Or my pastor says it is ok therefor I see no problem with this. I have heard this argument used to justify many things including the occult. For years now those obsessed with Satan's rock music have been using the "Done by a Christian" justification.
Lately, I've heard the "Done by a Christian" excuse more with the Satanic Lord of the Rings series. The claim is made that Tolkien is a Christian. In reality, he is not a Bible believing born again Christian. Instead Tolkien is a Roman Catholic lost person who loved the world of the occult. Still, despite these facts, many people choose to believe that Tolkien is a Christian. Therefore they reason, since the occult Lord of the Rings was written by a Christian, then it must be acceptable! These people then read the books and watch the movies on the Lord of the Rings blindly justifying their enjoyment of the occult because it was "done by a Christian". Parents let their children get involved with Lord of the Rings because they say: "It was written by a Christian!".
It is funny that those who are into Harry Potter do not use the "Done by a Christian" excuse. The author of Harry Potter certainly is not a Christian. She is more of a high level witch who has a vast knowledge of the real world of the occult. Her occultism in Harry Potter is not make believe. Instead she used real methods and philosophies of the world of the occult. The main excuse I hear from the professing Christian tare is that Harry Potter is just make-believe and harmless fun. The tares do not use the "done by a Christian" excuse to justify Harry Potter.
This is an interesting contrast. The occultic Lord of the Rings is considered good because it is "done by a 'supposed' Christian". That excuse will not work with Harry Potter so the harmless fun and fantasy excuse is used. The end result is the same no matter what excuse is used. Both false Christian tares have found a way to justify their love, enjoyment, and participation in occult entertainment.
Do you see the faulty reasoning of the "done by a Christian" excuse? If a Christian does something then it must be good, holy, and acceptable.
Let's repeat a thought that exposes the foolishness of this reasoning. Does this mean if the pastor of your church writes a book advocating Satanism, that Satanism is an acceptable practice? Your pastor is a Christian therefore if he advocates Satanism then it it acceptable? Think about it! Isn't that stupid reasoning? Yes it is! Yet, with the Lord of the Rings that is what is being done. Tolkien is defined to many as being a Christian. Therefore his occultism in Lord of the Rings with all the spells and wizardry is considered to be acceptable.
This form is reasoning is evil and is used by people who really do not love the Lord. If these people really loved the Lord then the occult would be a non-issue. It would not even be considered as an acceptable practice to a person who loves the Lord! God's people seek to love the things the Lord loves and to reject the things the Lord rejects. The occult is sin that is considered an abomination to the Lord. Therefore, all God's people reject all of the occult. The tares, on the other hand, love the occult.
I strongly suggest that all people make a choice. If you want to involve yourself with the occult and witchcraft then simply stop calling yourself a Christian. You are not saved and you belong to the devil. So call yourself by your proper name - lost, Christ rejecting, occult sin loving, hellbound sinner.
Here is what the Bible says about the occult and it really is not hard to understand! Stay away from the occult! God rejects it and so will all God's people!
10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
6 And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.
If you are a Christian and have been deceived by the devil and have involved yourself or your family with the occult then take action now! Repent of this sin and destroy this Satanic trash out of your house and your life.
18 And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds.
19 Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all [men]: and they counted the price of them, and found [it] fifty thousand [pieces] of silver.
20 So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.
Step one would be to confess your sin before God. Admit that you have done wrong and sinned with your occult involvement.
Step two would be to gather up all your occultic material and destroy it all. In the above verses, the Christians made a big bonfire and burned up all the occult books and items. The end result should be the destruction of the occult items. Do not resell them to others to "get your money back". Instead destroy them completely. Burn them or rip them up and do whatever it takes to destroy the things of the occult in your home and life.
I strongly suggest you close the door to Satan and do it today!
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