WYOMING, Del. (WBOC) – A Kent County church is starting a class to teach people how to perform exorcisms. The Lighthouse Church in Wyoming will teach a class in the controversial ritual starting Sept. 12.
It’s an idea the church says is needed for the area but is raising some eyebrows. Continue reading →
We receive quite a few letters here at St. Michaels Journal; most of these are from desperate people seeking advice regarding how to deal with threatening paranormal phenomena. Occasionally we receive messages that are best answered in the form of editorial published here in the Journal versus a private direct response; today’s email yielded such a question. The question was from an individual involved in investigating the paranormal through the use of Tarot cards and the possibility that such activity might lead to demonic possession.
Of course, as a minister, I am obligated by the promises I made during ordination to answer this question by saying that Christian Doctrine specifically forbids such activity; however I remember those days so many years ago when I asked my parents “Why?” when they gave me a seemingly baseless blanket response like the church do regarding their teaching on divination and related paranormal activities. Blanket responses in the negative, which do not have an absolute authority rooted in secular science, appear to be baseless to those that are drawn to certain metaphysical or paranormal activities and lifestyles. In an effort to answer this question without appearing to take a stance similar to parental authority, a “Because I said so,” position similar to parental authority or church doctrine might not be enough for some, I have wrote this piece on the subject.
In addition to the authority of the Bible which we hold to the inspired word of God, and hundreds of years of church teaching on this subject; the most common defense used to make the argument that these activities should be avoided is Continue reading →
Despite always believing in the existence of good, evil and God, ex-New York Police Department sergeant Ralph Sarchie didn’t consider himself a particularly religious guy — that is, until he began battling what he says are dangerous, supernatural forces. Sarchie, a self-described demonologist who was once a cop for the 46th police precinct in New York City — and the inspiration for the new Hollywood film “Deliver Us From Evil” — told TheBlaze that he believes possessions and infestations are on the rise. “It’s definitely Continue reading →
A York County, Pennsylvania, woman and her husband who placed everything they had into buying their house seven years ago, are now fighting to avoid being chased out of it after suffering attacks from what they say are multiple ghosts and at least one demon in their basement.
Journalists from FOX 43 who recently went to investigate as skeptics say they left the home as believers in the supernatural as they were pinched and scratched by the evil forces inside the home.
By JACK CRONE for the Daily Mail UK
A mother says she is being forced to pay the controversial bedroom tax even though she claims her spare room is occupied by a demon which she claims has physically assaulted her. Lorna McDonald, 46, from Belle Vale, Liverpool, says the evil spirit has left her with bruises all over her body and that it is wrecking her home by flinging mirrors from the walls. She’s even called in priests to get rid of the apparent ghostly activity. [Click Here to read the rest of this story on the Daily Mail]
Two skeptical journalists were just minutes into an interview with a Pennsylvania homeowner who claims her house is infested with ghostly and demonic forces when they found themselves so scared they almost abandoned the investigative report altogether. Continue reading →