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Sight Unseen, Issue #025 Spend The Night In A Haunted Castle?
August 21, 2004
Sorry for the delay in getting this issue published but I was having technical difficulty with my computer. My computer wouldn't let me connect to the Internet..after several days of discussions with tech support from my internet service provider it was determined the problem was my computer so I took it to a shop. Turns out that I had a corrupted Windows file which was causing all of my problems. I'm back up and running now and no info was lost on my computer.
According to this Article AOL is monitoring the mail its subscribers receive. Write something about Christianity or say something negative about liberals and John Kerry and send it to an @aol.com email address, there's a good chance that email will be returned with the reason being that "there is no such address". AOL stands for America On Line. America is supposed to be a land where the people can worship freely. AOL believes Christianity has no place in America but the other religions are okay. Is that true freedom of religion?
If the Islamic nations (who foolishly believe that the United States is a Christian nation) knew how much Christianity was under attack in America, they would stop their Jihad against us. If America was a Christian nation, 40% of its children would not go to bed at night without a father. One third of its teens wouldn't have to worry about the physical abuse they are now being subjected to. There wouldn't be a drinking problem in one out of every 4 homes and half of all marriages this year wouldn't end in a divorce. The nation's spiritual decline will lead to its downfall. What spirit controls the United States? The same spirit that controls all nations on earth. We call this spirit Satan. 2 Cor. 4:3 - 4 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 whose minds the the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.
Archaeologists believe they have found a cave in which John the Baptist anointed and baptized many of his disciples. Archaeologists are trying to confirm their find as I write.
-----Spend The Night In A Haunted Castle?------
The website Haunted Breaks (this site is no longer working) offers its visitors a chance to spend the night in an English haunted castle for a fee of 75 lbs. The site had this to say concerning the itinerary for the night. The investigation will take us through the castle and grounds from 10pm till dawn. The night’s events will begin with a group discussion and a briefing and preparation for the investigation. The medium will lead the group tour of the castle and grounds, including 17 rooms and cellars. You will be able to witness any paranormal happenings first hand. We will later divide into smaller groups and conduct vigils, and for those who wish, séances. Any paranormal events will be noted and discussed over breakfast.
While this may seem like an intriguing once in a lifetime experience, this type of experience is wrought with spiritual dangers. God warns us about this in Deuteronomy Chapter 18:9 -14 which states 10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. 12 For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord, and because of these abominations the Lord your God drives them out from before you.
I'll admit that I've always been fascinated by ghost stories and the prospect of spending the night in a haunted castle is both scary and exciting. However, the fact remains that we are flesh and blood creatures and we really don't know or understand what ghosts are. Everything we know about ghosts is based on one thing: speculation. I'm convinced that "ghosts" are not what they seem to be. I get so tired of so-called "ghost hunters" and "psychics" stating that a haunted house or landscape is haunted because there was an untimely or violent death to a certain individual. Because of this, they remain and haunt a certain area. That is only theory and speculation. If we really knew what "ghosts" were, I suspect most of our theories would be exposed as a bucket of hogwash.
The real danger in the "haunted castle" visit is that a "medium" will lead the tour. This "medium" will also conduct a seance for those who wish to do so. God wouldn't issue such a strong warning against witchcraft and mediums without good reason. God doesn't want portals open in which evil spirits can pass through. What happens when you play with fire long enough? You get burned. When seances are conducted, the fire you play with could be straight from hell. From God's point of view, "ghosts" are things to be feared and if they are to be feared, then there is real danger involved.
Since God is spirit, he knows exactly what "ghosts" are. If God tells you not to call up the dead, then you do so at your own peril. What most people don't understand is that demons are very powerful spirit beings who can imitate both angels and men. It's not your long lost loved one speaking to you at a seance, it's the spawn of hell. Don't be deceived.
Copyright 2004 by Gary Goodworth
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