Restoring the Sacred

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Matt Walsh: Christian Heretics and The Devil

Matt Walsh wrote yesterday at The Blaze about a game called "Charlie, Charlie" that has become popular with kids, unfortunately, and even more unfortunately is seen by many parents as "just a game."  In the “game,” kids draw a sort of makeshift version of a Ouija board on a piece of paper, place two pencils together like crosses, and attempt to raise a Demon who can answer their questions and tell them the future.

Walsh calls out "Christians" who don't believe in demons or in hell, and provides numerous passages from scripture giving the lie to that position.
It’s terrifying that this belief is so prevalent among Christians in this country. Yes, there have always been heretics, but the denial of Hell, demons, and evil goes deeper and is more bold and more arrogant and more dangerous than most heresies. Hell and Satan are not ambiguous subjects in Scripture. They are clearly addressed over and over again, in both Old and New Testaments, by prophets, apostles, and Christ Himself. Read 1 Peter 5:8; 2 Peter 2:4; Luke 8:2; Luke 11:14; Leviticus 17:7; Genesis 3:1-7; Matthew 10:1, Matthew 12:22; Matthew 25:41; Mark 3:11; Mark 9:38; 1 Corinthians 10:20; James 2:19, Revelation 20:10.
Demons are mentioned 63 times in the New Testament. Satan is mentioned over 30 times.
You can read the whole post by clicking HERE.

Those of us who remember the great preaching of Venerable Fulton J. Sheen might recall his once answering a lady in his audience who loudly proclaimed that she did not believe in hell: "Well, you will when you get there, madam."