Don't be naive. There are difficult times ahead. As the end approaches, people are going to be self-absorbed... profane... addicted to lust, and allergic to God. They'll make a show of religion, but behind the scenes they're animals.”
(2 Timothy 3:4 The Message Bible)
Welcome back! Here we are again to continue our theme concerning the end time seduction of women; a teaching series that many of you seemingly appreciate (if all the feedback we are receiving is anything to go by!) So to carry on where we left off – it is true to say that the New Age Movement in particular is capturing tens of thousands of women’s souls specifically through sexual lies. Sex, of course, is a big “draw” throughout society as a whole. Sexual images and erotic fantasies permeate our lives. We cannot turn on our television set or open the pages of a newspaper or woman’s magazine without coming face-to-face today with the graphic nature of sexual enticements and inducements. The New Age has mastered the art of inciting lust and unbridled passion in the heart of women.
Wanda Marrs says, “This is a religion that has as its core the same unholy practices that were prevalent in Babylon, Egypt, Rome, Greece and throughout the orient. In the centuries before Christ, and in the first centuries after Jesus’ first coming, history is replete with the story and descriptions of the fertility rites and the sexual favours granted by the high priestesses in the temple of such cities as Corinth, Athens, Ephesus and Memphis.”
Initiates celebrate the sex act with temple prostitutes, many of whom came from the aristocratic class - from the very cream of society. In Ephesus and elsewhere, the cult of Diana encouraged sexual license and sacred promiscuity. The idolatrous state of Diana depicted her with a multitude of breasts, signifying her sensual nature. In Egypt, the sensual nature of the mother Goddess, Isis, was also worshipped in fertility rites.
Hislop wrote that Semiramis, the Babylonian ‘Queen of heaven’, led a licentious life and gave birth to many illegitimate children. Yet, the people grew to worship her as the ‘Holy Virgin’. In the Goddess religions, it was thought that sacred and ritual sex cleansed and purified; therefore the term ‘Virgin’ was used, though its meaning is obviously far different than that envisioned by Christians.
The Roman emperors Nero and Caligula, who professed belief in Roman gods derived from the Mystery cults of Babylon and Pergamos, were given to sexual orgies and incredible acts of debauchery and sexual depravity. Homosexuality and pederasty (child abuse) was rampant throughout the Roman Empire and especially in Greece were the normal practice of heterosexuality (male-female) was even sneered at by many of the affluent class and nobility.
Remember the New Agers who practice Tantric yoga actually believe that sexual union - in or out of marriage - bring spiritual communion with the divine energy forces of The Universe. Those involved in witchcraft and Satanism consecrate themselves to Satan through ritual sex orgies.
Marilyn Fergusion, in the New Age classic ‘The Aquarian Conspiracy’, enthusiastically reports that for many New Agers, sex outside of marriage is the wave of the future. She says that the traditional view of fidelity of ‘one man - one woman’ has given way to more ‘liberated’ views. Quoting sociological experts, Ferguson adds that, “the New Age generation is free from guilt over sex!”
Promotion Flyer, ‘1987 International Seth Seminar’, Seth, an international network of groups composed of disciples of “Seth,” a demon, channelled by psychic Jane Roberts. This demon teaches that, “the universe is of good intent; evil and destruction does not exist...we create our own reality — literally — through the beliefs we hold, and therefore can change what we don’t like.” In a recent leaflet published by the Seth Centre, the group stated its main ideas regarding sex as follows: “We are in this to enjoy ourselves - spirit, mind and body. If it isn’t fun, stop doing it...! It is natural to be bisexual. Heterosexuality, homosexuality and lesbianism are equally worthwhile and valid sexual orientations... There is no authority superior to the guidance of a person’s inner self.”
Miriam Starhawk and her Church of Wicca (witchcraft) no doubt agree with the followers of Seth. Starhawk’s views of sexuality exactly parallel the wicked doctrines and fertility ritual of the Babylonian Mystery cults. Among these decadent views is the astonishingly depraved idea that sexual license is godly. Starhawk expresses this view as follows: “Sexuality is sacred because it is a sharing of energy, in passionate surrender to the power of the goddess, immanent in our desires. In orgasm we share in the force that moves the stars.”
Starhawk teaches that witchcraft is the same as the Goddess religion. ‘The goddess’, she says “is the liberator...and her service is complete freedom”. She also emphasises, the connection for today’s New Age woman with the sexuality of the goddess: “The naked body represents truth...the law of the goddess is love: passionate sexual love... The love goddess is unconditional... Any act based on love and pleasure is a ritual of the goddess. Her worship can take any form and occur anywhere: it requires no liturgy, no cathedrals, and no confessions.”
All this is a far cry from the truth, in fact the Bible makes it quite clear in Gal 5:19- 21 that those who indulge in:“sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissension's, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like... will not inherit the kingdom of God.”
The following is an excerpt taken from an article written by Robert Eady called “Satanism, Witchcraft and Church Feminists,” (Christian Order, February 1998). “Wicca & The Catholic Church: Straightforward Wicca or the similar but theologically more ambiguous ‘WomanChurch’ have moved into many areas of the Catholic Church through feminist "theologians," feminist-inspired local activists and disgruntled nuns. These Church feminists prey on weak or unorthodox bishops who in turn naively try to involve them in a Church they despise...
Two of the most influential "Catholic" Wiccan or “WomanChurch” figures to be found opposing the Church today are Mary Daly and Rosemary Radford Ruether. Ex-nun Mary Daly teaches lesbian witchcraft. She has written several books, including the anti-male and anti-Catholic “Beyond God the Father” and “Wickedary,” a dictionary of sorts for witches... Dr. Rosemary Radford Ruether, an influential speaker and writer who authored Sexism and God-Talk, was named to the overtly pro-abortion Catholics for Free Choice board back in 1985. In true gnostic style, Reuther has described the "patriarchal" Church as an "idol of masculinity" to be broken up and ground into powder.”
Typical of most “WomanChurch” feminists, Ruether has no problem defying Church teaching on homosexuality. In 1985, when promoting her soon-to-be-released “Women-Church: Theology and Practice of Feminist Liturgical Communities,” Ruether promised a feminist - largely "Catholic" audience - that one chapter would contain liturgies for healing from painful experiences such as coming out as a lesbian. “Not that being a lesbian is unnatural, but that the way we've been repressed by homophobia is unnatural." At this same gathering she urged participants to establish female "base communities," "Women-Church groups," or "covens."
So as we can see there is much deception at large – and one of satan’s chief priorities is to pervert the role of women, not only in the church but in the world in general. He achieves this through seduction and many other forms of deception; sex being one of the most prominent tools that he uses in his hostility against women. We know from the beginning that satan has had a hatred for women; “GOD told the serpent: Because you've done this, you're cursed, cursed beyond all cattle and wild animals, Cursed to slink on your belly and eat dirt all your life. I'm declaring war between you and the Woman, between your offspring and hers. He'll wound your head, you'll wound his heel" Genesis 3:15 (The Message Bible).
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
Father my heart goes out to women in Your Church today. What you intended for beauty, satan seeks to pervert. What you intended as a “life-giver” satan wants to corrupt. Keep your daughters from deception and lead them into truth via your Holy Spirit. Your heart towards women is eternally perfect, You desire good for them, not evil and that they should have an expected end and a future! Amen (Jer 29:11).
CONFESSION OF THE DAY
Father today the world is at war with itself. There is no peace in this world, nor within people’s hearts, even though they cry “peace, peace!” Through it all women are targeted (in every culture and race) plus her offspring are targeted. Yet through Christ she is victorious – both male and female – are more than conquerors through Christ. For in God “there is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for we are all one in Christ Jesus.” We are equal in His sight Amen.
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