Sermon Notes June 30, 2024

The Marks of the Occult: Part II

   “Things That Go Bump in the Night” 

Ephesians 6:12, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” 

  1. First mark of the Occult: The disclosure or communication of information _____________ to humans through normal means. 
  2. Second mark of the Occult: The placing of persons in contact with supernatural powers, paranormal energies, or demonic forces. 
  3. Third mark of the Occult: Any attempt to gain and master    paranormal power in order to ____________________________   other people into certain actions. 

Wicca 

A. Among the _______________ growing religions in America. 
B. The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess by Starhawk (Miriam Simos, a California witch).  
C. Most Wiccans follow a _____________________ belief system that is polytheistic.  

References: Deuteronomy 18:10-12; Galatians 5:19-21;           Acts 19:11-20 

  1. What’s the real appeal to all of this? ___________________ 
  2. So, what about Harry Potter? Scary Movies? And Halloween?