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‘It Is the Ministry of Jesus’: People Seek Deliverance as the Occult Becomes Mainstream

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‘It Is the Ministry of Jesus’: People Seek Deliverance as the Occult Becomes Mainstream

By Movieguide® Staff

Senior Pastor Mike Signorelli said that people are also exploring “exorcism” as the occult establishes itself in mainstream media through movies, TV shows, and games.

The head pastor of V1 Church in New York City recently talked about the rise in occult practices and how to address its many problems biblically on an episode of THE PLAYING WITH FIRE podcast.

According to the pastor, the word “deliverance” is discussed in the Bible at length.

“Deliverance is simply when Jesus expels an unclean spirit from you,” Signorelli said. “It literally is the ministry of Jesus, and so when you see it happen today, you are seeing the ministry of Jesus extended through the lives of his followers.”

“New Age practices are becoming a normal phenomenon,” he added. “Even secular companies are provoking people to step into the spiritual realm or to believe in the supernatural in a way that, it’s like we’re moving past atheism.”

Signorelli encouraged true Christians by noting the importance of an often-neglected person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit.

“So many ministers have gotten so good at preaching sermons, but they’ve spent more time honing the craft of preaching than they have hosting the Holy Spirit,” he said.

The pastor also said that repentance of sin is integral to spiritual health and pointed to the example of David and Saul.

“We know that David sinned, and we know that Saul had sinned,” Signorelli said. “David was quick to repent … We have the recorded prayers of David closing those doors. I would argue that Saul was unrepentant. He left that door wide open for long durations of time.”

Movieguide® previously reported:

Disney recently launched a tarot deck that features iconic villains like SLEEPING BEAUTY’s Maleficent, LION KING’s Scar, and TANGLED’s Mother Gothel.

Disney’s new lineup of Tarot decks confirms the current cultural push towards occult spiritual practices and normalization in all forms of media.

“Truly there is a tarot deck for almost any interest out there,” Banshee ShadowWolf, a retired librarian and longtime tarot reader, said.

Movieguide® Publisher and Founder Dr. Ted Baehr warns against children consuming occult content in his book, FRODO & HARRY: Visual Media and Its Impact on Our Youth. Baehr, along with Movieguide® Editor Tom Snyder, writes:

The Bible is very clear about the evils of witchcraft, sorcery and other occult practices.

In Deut. 18:10-13, for example, Moses clearly says, “Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD, and because of these detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you. You must be blameless before the LORD your God.” Also, in Rev. 21:8, Jesus Himself says, “The cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars – their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” Furthermore, in Galatians 5:19-21, the Apostle Paul says, “The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the Kingdom of God.”

All of these biblical passages – and more besides – show us, beyond all reasonable doubt, that God wants us to avoid completely witchcraft and sorcery.

You must protect your children and grandchildren, therefore, from the occult evils promoted [in media].

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