Some Clear-Thinking On Potter: The Devil's Work Is The Devil's Work
By Alan Ames
There is great interest in witchcraft being created today among not only children, but the population in general, by books which appear to most to be good harmless fun. However, all should be aware that in witchcraft, in the ways of darkness, truly there is no goodness, and there is no true fun. These books encourage people to accept what is basically evil and to see no wrong in that. It must be remembered by all that witchcraft goes against the teachings of Christ and opposes the goodness of God.
Witchcraft brings people back to the old pagan ways, the old magical ways, and the old evil ways.
Anyone who believes this is not so should look carefully at what these books contain, for in them are the actual words of spells, which are words calling upon evil. People should also think carefully who would know these words and write them down and why!
Now I am sure many people will say these books are harmless, and that my comments are to be ignored as foolish and uninformed, but isn’t it those who read of the dark and see no wrong in it, that are foolish and uninformed?
Evil uses what appears to be good to spread its ways, for if it came out in the open and showed its true self, most would reject or ignore it. However, when evil packages itself in children’s stories or in stories that seem to be of little harm, it is readily accepted by many.
These books bring more people to accept evil’s ways and to be led into evil’s web of deceit and wrong. Interestingly, when web sites are found on the internet for some of these books, one finds links to sites promoting witchcraft.
Let every Christian clearly understand that when they read these type of books, they read what opposes their faith, what denies Christ, Our Lord, and what will bring no good into their lives.
Discernment is needed by those who are Christian, so that they can see the wrong and stand against it and not accept it, as in the acceptance, Christian’s help spread what is against the teachings of Christ, Our Lord, and help bring confusion into the lives of many.
Galatians 5:19-21 ‘Now the works of the flesh are plain: fornication, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger, selfishness, dissension, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God.
Catechism of the Catholic Church :
2117 All practices of magic or sorcery, by which one attempts to tame occult powers, so as to place them at one’s service and have a supernatural power over others – even if this were for the sake of restoring their health – are gravely contrary to the virtue of religion. These practices are even more to be condemned when accompanied with the intention of harming someone, or when they have recourse to demons. Wearing charms is also reprehensible.
2138 Superstition is a departure from the worship that we give to the true God. It is manifested in idolatry, as well as in various forms of divination and magic.
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