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Why ALL Statues are IDOLS (Biblically-Speaking)

Folks, there’s most recently been a controversy in which extreme leftists have wanted to TEAR DOWN all CONFEDERATE statues based on RACE, ALONE! 

And while many Christians out there in the South are PROTESTING taking down the statues, there’s a MUCH BIGGER picture here at play folks and that’s THIS:

ALL “STATUES” ARE **IDOLS!** Yes, you heard me. **IDOLS**. How we know this? Let us go no further than the 2nd commandment in the bible, which states the following:

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me” – [Exodus 20: 4-5]

Okay, so let us define what a “graven image” is, biblically-speaking. It is simply an “image made by the hands of man”. And that “image” (in order to be classified as an “idol”, biblically speaking) must represent a thing or a person that is under the Earth, on the Earth or above the Earth.

Therefore, ALL STATUES comply with all the categories of an IDOL (biblically-speaking):

  1. It’s an “image” or “representation” made with mans’ hands
  2. It’s an “image” or “representation” of a person/thing that’s under/on/above the Earth
  3. Mankind often “marvels” over such “statues” and “takes picture of it” or with themselves BY it, which qualifies as a form of “worship”, according to the bible. Because remember: to “marvel” over something is to “worship it”, biblically-speaking

Therefore, I think ALL STATUES should come down. Not so much because of the race or history thing, but because of the IDOL THING! Think about how many Catholics, for instance, BOW DOWN to “statues” of “saints” (DEMONS) or The “Pope” or what have ya. Many people say that statues of Catholic saints are IDOLS, yet statues of historical figures are NOT.

But HOW is that, folks? How is a man-made STATUE of an historical figure ANY DIFFERENT than all the statues of Catholic saints? Don’t people (in a sense) bow down to and WORSHIP statues of historical figures by TAKING PICTURES OF IT or taking pictures of themselves RIGHT BY IT? Think about it, folks! 

I’m honestly surprised that more Christians out there haven’t picked up on this and started more of a “fuss” about this. When the VERY FIRST “statues” (i.e. IDOLS) were put up of historical figures, how IS it that most Christians out there weren’t PROTESTING THEM, THEN? Answer: Because they were SPIRITUALLY BLIND

Satan had it SO EASY on this, folks! One little statue HERE, one little statue THERE and many Christians were NONE THE WISER! How sad, folks! How PITIFUL! What a SPIRITUAL SHAME that more Christians have not been able to open up their eyes and SEE THIS SIMPLE FACT!

Many Christians today even want to CLING to those statues as “vestiges of human history”. And while it’s true that human history should never be forgotten (lest it be repeated, once again), I just don’t think that clinging to STATUE IDOLS is the way to go about it, SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING! 

Most of us wouldn’t want or have idols in our HOMES! So why should we want any STATUE IDOLS in the PUBLIC SQUARE? Think about it, folks! A 10 commandments monument is ONE thing! A STATUE (i.e. GRAVEN IMAGE IDOL) of an historical figure is another thing, altogether! 

And folks, it’s NOT JUST statues of historical figures that are IDOLS/GRAVEN IMAGES (the statue of liberty’s DEFINITELY AN IDOL – like it or not), but it can also be things like statues of cats, dogs, fish, ANYTHING. It doesn’t necessarily have to BE a statue of a “Buddha” or the like to BE an “idol”, BIBLICALLY-SPEAKING. Do you read me on this, folks?????

Anyways, it just breaks my heart and makes me so, so sad that many Christians are BLIND as to exactly WHAT an idol is (it’s a heck of alot more than just a Buddha or a wax museum figurine of somebody famous). When are people gonna open up their eyes and see this fact? 

I pray that if you’re a Christian/Messianic Jew who doesn’t yet see the BIBLICAL TRUTH about statues, that you soon WILL. I also pray that ALL statues will start to come down, soon. Again, not for the LIBERAL REASONS stated but for BIBLICAL REASONS! Cause then, and only then might almighty God have just a little more “patience” with this nation if we start tearing down statues (IDOLS/GRAVEN IMAGES) for all the RIGHT reasons (BIBLICAL REASONS) instead of all the WRONG reasons!

Folks, we (America) are a nation of IDOL WORSHIPERS (statues at every which corner/public square), MURDERERS (abortion, etc.), WHOREMONGERS (homosexuality/transgenderism/pre or extra marital sex), BLASPHEMERS and THIEVES. But even if we (as a nation) were to get rid of just ONE of those things (for all the RIGHT biblical reasons), the Lord would be partially pleased. Did you know that, people? Do you CARE? 

But yet, the bible says that won’t happen anytime soon. America will have to FALL TO ITS KNEES before many of its own citizens will repent. And EVEN THEN, many will have a TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART towards Jesus and his commands in the bible!

Remember how all the ancient Greeks and Romans had STATUES at every corner and all over their “public squares?” Today’s times aren’t so different now, are they? True, people might not PHYSICALLY bow down and “worship” the statues of historical figures in the essence of: Oh President Lincoln, I worship thee GREATLY, but that’s because people do so IN THEIR HEARTS!

Like I said, they take PICTURES of the “statues” (graven images) or take pictures of THEMSELVES by the “statues”…..But again, exactly WHERE does that motivation truly come from? WHAT or WHOM gives them the very “thought” IN THE FIRST PLACE that they should take a picture OF it or with themselves BY it? Who or what, INDEED?

Can you IMAGINE Jesus back in the day telling any of his disciples (had the technology existed back then) to “snap” a pic of Roman statues or with themselves in front of one/by one? OFCOURSE NOT! Therefore, if a disciple HAD done that (had the technology existed back then), Jesus would’ve IMMEDIATELY denounced it as IDOLISM (which, it clearly IS!) 

And you don’t think Jesus Christ considers that a form of “worship”, folks? Trust me, he considers it WORSHIP…….And that applies EVEN TO STATUES OF HIMSELF…….He doesn’t even want us “worshiping” or “marveling” over statues of HIM…….Therefore, do you REALLY think he’d want any of us “worshiping” or “marveling” over a statue of historical figures or the like? THINK ABOUT IT, FOLKS!

[NOTE:  hope this post has both enlightened and informed you about THE TRUTH about all “STATUES”. May you NO LONGER be deceived by Satan and his demons! Amen.] 

 

 

 

 

 

Satan’s Bride: The Roman Catholic Church & The Vatican, Part 5:

The Lord’s BIBLICAL TRUTHS:

“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven” – Matthew 7:21

“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?” – Matthew 7:2

“And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” – Matthew 7:23

“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat” – Matthew 7:13

“Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” – Matthew 7:14

“Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” – Luke 12:32

For many years, I had often pondered the meaning of the above passages. Matthew 7:13 sounds like ALOT of people go to “eternal condemnation” after they die. So I had always wondered: “if MANY people are going to go to eternal destruction when they die, what was the point of Jesus being crucified for, then?” And it wasn’t really a question that was mocking Jesus or the sacrifice he MADE for all of mankind, it was just a question wondering WHY so many people would go to eternal destruction when they die.

And over a period of SEVERAL years, the Lord FINALLY revealed the answer to me: it wasn’t that he CHOSE to send these people to eternal condemnation but that they themselves CHOSE the path to go there over the course of their lifetimes! “But HOW, Lord?”, I’d ask. And it was over the course of SEVERAL months of study that the answer became crystal clear to me…..

Starting in the BEGINNING chapter of Genesis, we read about how the Lord created the heavens and the Earth (and consequently, all life on Earth) in 6 days and then in Genesis 2:2-2:3, we read: “And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made”.

So right off the bat, I’ve ALWAYS secretly wondered: “if the Lord rested on and blessed the SEVENTH day, why do practically all the churches today worship on the FIRST day of the week?” Something about that has ALWAYS felt deadly WRONG to me! So I asked a Catholic friend (about the only “Christian” friend I had at the time) why that was, and she said the Catholic Church had changed the Sabbath day from Saturday to Sunday “because Jesus was resurrected on Sunday” or something like that.

But quite frankly, something about that just didn’t sit right with me. “Who gave the church/mortal man the right to change the Sabbath day from Saturday, the 7th day of the week to Sunday, the first day of the week?” I wondered. “Afterall, I never remember reading ANYTHING in the bible where Jesus said to change the sabbath day!”

Most recently in the last year or so, the total and COMPLETE answer been revealed to me:

Cardinal James Gibbons, The Faith of Our Fathers (Ayers Publishing, 1978): 108: “But you may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify

The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine (1957): 50:

Q. Which is the Sabbath day?
A. Saturday is the Sabbath day.
Q. Why Do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
A. We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.

Chancellor Albert Smith for Cardinal of Baltimore Archdiocese, letter dated February 10, 1920: “If Protestants would follow the Bible, they should worship God on the Sabbath day by God, which is Saturday. In keeping the Sunday, they are following a law of the Catholic Church

Stephen Keenan, Catholic—Doctrinal Catechism 3rd Edition: 174:

Question: Have you any other way of proving the Church has power to institute festivals of precept?

Answer: “Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her, she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday the 1st day of the week, for the observance of Saturday the 7th day, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority“.

Our Sunday Visitor (February 5, 1950): “Practically everything Protestants regard as essential or important they have received from the Catholic Church… The Protestant mind does not seem to realize that in accepting the Bible and observing the Sunday, in keeping Christmas and Easter, they are accepting the authority of the spokesman for the church, the Pope”

Louis Gaston Segur, Plain Talk about the Protestantism of To-Day (London: Thomas Richardson and Son, 1874): 213: “Thus the observance of Sunday by the Protestants is a homage they pay, in spite of themselves, to the authority of the (Catholic) Church”.

The Catholic Mirror (September 23, 1893):”The Catholic Church, for over one thousand years before the existence of a Protestant, by virtue of her divine mission, changed the day from Saturday to Sunday…The Adventists are the only body of Christians with the Bible as their teacher, who can find no warrant in its pages for the change of day from the seventh to the first. Hence their appellation, “Seventh-day Adventists.”

Catholic Record (September 1, 1923): “The [Catholic] Church is above the Bible, and this transference of the Sabbath observance is proof of that fact”

Pope Leo XIII, Praeclara Gratulationis Publicae (The Reunion of Christendom), June 20, 1894: 
”We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty

“Pope,” Ferraris’ Ecclesiastic Dictionary: “The Pope is of so great dignity and so exalted that he is not a mere man, but as it were God, and the vicar of God”

***Plus, many, many more “quotes” from the Catholic Church regarding the “Sabbath Change”……..

Translation? At the council of Nicea in AD 325 or so, The 7th Day Sabbath Day was CHANGED by Constantine and the Catholic Church (big surprise) from Saturday to Sun-Day (venerable worship of the Sun Day) and pretty much ALL Protestant churches later followed suit. And THIS is when “Christianity”, in and of itself, BECAME A LIE! Because NOT ONLY did the Catholic Church change the 7th day Sabbath but they PROFANED the Lord’s 7 Annual Feasts (outlined in Leviticus 23) by calling them “Jewish feasts” and “unnecessary” and thus, installing PAGAN HOLIDAYS into the church (such as Christmas, Easter, St. Valentine’s Day, Halloween, etc.) which have NO SCRIPTURAL BASIS, WHATSOEVER! 

Furthermore, at the Council of Laodecia in AD 364 or 365 I believe, those who kept the true biblical 7th day Sabbath were punished and people of those times were even ENCOURAGED TO WORK on the 7th day Sabbath (something that the bible CLEARLY PROHIBITS on that day!) So now it should become CLEARLY apparent just HOW MUCH the “Catholic Church” HATES the bible, HATES Jesus Christ and everything he represents, HATES God the Heavenly Father and HATES his heavenly laws and decrees and 7 Annual Feasts of the Lord! 

And in their very own words, they think they are HIGHER THAN GOD ALMIGHTY HIMSELF! If that doesn’t send a cold chill down your spine, I don’t know what does!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Catholic Record (September 1, 1923): “The [Catholic] Church is above the Bible, and this transference of the Sabbath observance is proof of that fact”

Pope Leo XIII, Praeclara Gratulationis Publicae (The Reunion of Christendom), June 20, 1894: 
”We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty

So today, you got all these Christians who “bought the lies” of the Catholic and Protestant churches and are just going along, like sheep to the slaughter! And the sad part is, most of these folks have NO IDEA of the “hell” they’re headed for, after they die! They THINK they’re doing God service by worshiping on Sun-Day (venerable Pagan day of the Sun) rather than on the TRUE, biblical Sabbath (SATURDAY!) They THINK that Christmas and Easter are CHRISTIAN HOLIDAYS when they are actually PROFANE VERSIONS of the Lord’s TRUE FEASTS/HOLIDAYS (such as Passover and Chanukah). They THINK that the Lord NO LONGER REQUIRES us to celebrate the “Jewish feasts” when in all actually, they are not strictly “Jewish feasts” AT ALL, they are the feasts of the Lord meant to be observed by ALL his peoples, Jews and Gentiles ALIKE!

Also as well: the 7th Day Sabbath and OBSERVANCE of it is meant to be a “sign” of the covenant between the Lord and his people! Therefore, if people don’t adhere to HIS 7th Day Sabbath, which HE rested on and SANCTIFIED and SET APART AS HOLY, then they’re not truly a part of his “covenant”. And IF they continue to celebrate Christmas and Easter, KNOWING that they’re not true Christian holidays, then they will be eternally cut off from the Lord’s people someday (unless they REPENT and STOP celebrating them!)

That’s what Satan does. He PROFANES things that are SACRED to God/Jesus Christ! And then he tries to get AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE to follow his “profane ways”…..

Lets just say that the Catholic Church is SATAN’S MASTERPIECE! THROUGH IT, he was able to not only DO AWAY WITH and PROFANE the 7th Day Sabbath, but he was able to GUT OUT the 2nd commandment “thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image……..thou shall not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them”, he was able to do away with the 4th commandment altogether (“remember the sabbath day to keep it holy”), he was able to get people to DO AWAY WITH the Lord’s holidays and install FALSE PAGAN HOLIDAYS into the church, he was able to get people to bow down to STATUES instead of to God Almighty/Jesus Christ himself, he was able to take just about EVERY biblical principle from the bible and PROFANE IT, somehow. 

But my question is THIS: HOW did the Catholic Church get away with it for SSSSOOOO LLLLOOOOONNNNNGGGG and nobody’s seemed to notice? Why is there not MASS OUTRAGE over the LIES the Catholic Church has preached for HUNDREDS OF YEARS? Why are Protestants not UP IN ARMS about how their “churches” have ADOPTED the Catholic Church’s heresays? Why are modern-day Christians not reading the bible for THEMSELVES and/or confronting their pastors and/or fellow church members OF THE TRUTH?

One passage I find PARTICULARLY interesting (in light of the Catholic Church) is the following:

“Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God” – 2 Thessalonians 2:4

Okay, now compare that passage with the following quotes and tell me the resemblance isn’t STRIKING:

Catholic Record (September 1, 1923): “The [Catholic] Church is above the Bible, and this transference of the Sabbath observance is proof of that fact”

Pope Leo XIII, Praeclara Gratulationis Publicae (The Reunion of Christendom), June 20, 1894: 
”We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty

“Pope,” Ferraris’ Ecclesiastic Dictionary: “The Pope is of so great dignity and so exalted that he is not a mere man, but as it were God, and the vicar of God”

The point I want to try to make is THIS: The Catholic Church has turned “Christianity” into a LIE! Have you ever wondered why the bible proclaims the 7th day as the Sabbath but nearly ALL churches today proclaim the 1st Day of the week as the Sabbath? Or have you ever wondered why Jesus Christ was Jewish and celebrated (along with his disciples) all the Lord’s feasts, yet, most Christians of today have never even HEARD of these 7 Annual Feasts of the Lord outlined in Leviticus 23? Or have you ever wondered why Jesus Christ was Jewish, yet today’s “Christianity” has nothing “Jewish” ABOUT it?

I will admit that it took me a LONG time to finally see the light about the Catholic Church and all its false doctrines. My Catholic friend seemed so genuine in her faith, claiming that the Lord Jesus Christ led her there to the Catholic Church. But I submit to you today (as well as her, please forgive me if you’re reading this, I say this with love) that whatever “told” her to go the Catholic Church WASN’T Jesus Christ Almighty but SATAN himself! For Jesus Christ would never, EVER, EVER tell someone to step a single FOOT inside the Catholic Church (UNLESS he wanted to “educate them” about all the FALSE DOCTRINES that Catholics believe).

Perhaps it was a “test” by the Lord to see how much of the bible she REALLY knew or not. I myself had a similar “test”. The Lord Jesus Christ once sent me into an LDS Mormon church to “test” my knowledge of the bible against THEIR spiritual dogma. One by one, they get up at the podium and say “I know this church is true”. And after hearing that over and over and over again at the Mormon church, one almost starts to believe it. Thankfully, the Lord Jesus freed me OUT of that place before it was too late and I became another “Mormon robot”, as it were. If you look real closely in a Mormon’s eyes, you can “see” their programming. Plus I honestly saw a demon spirit project out of one of the “women teachers” there, once. It’s an experience I’ll never forget, one of the most freakiest things I’ve ever seen during a “church service”.

And though we are required to “fellowship”, I sometimes wonder if the whole modern-day concept of “church” is even biblical. Back during the times of Jesus, they had what’s called “small house churches” that met on days other than Shabbat/the Sabbath and ON the Sabbath, they went to the synagogues (as far as my understanding on that goes).

Usually, the bigger a “church” becomes, the more “corrupt” it gets. And the “smaller” a church is, the LESS corrupt it is (spiritually speaking). And while that’s not ALWAYS the case, it certainly seems to be in the majority of cases that I’ve noticed over the years.

Me? I don’t go to any “church” in my area. Today’s “churches” just don’t give a hoot about Jesus Christ or his true gospel. Show me just ONE Christian church in these parts that follows the bible, front to back, and I’d be happy to go to it every week. But alas, no such churches exist in my area. It’s either the PROFANE churches (who worship on the false Sun-Day sabbath and in the FALSE Pagan “holidays”), a local mosque, or an Orthodox Jewish congregation whose blood seems to BOIL at just the mere mention of the name of Jesus Christ Almighty! So that puts me in quite a pickle, as far as trying to attending a “church” goes. 

However, I do read and study the bible quite a bit. And trust me, I’ve learned more about God/Jesus Christ from my OWN personal home study than I EVER did inside a “Christian church service”. And trust me, there’s a REASONING for that. 

But please know this: VERY FEW people will get REDEEMED and allowed to go into the new heavenly city someday. And that is because they bought into the lie of the Catholic Church and beyond. Please, I beg of you: if you’re a Catholic and/or still go the Catholic Church, GET OUT OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH WHILE YOU STILL CAN! Your soul and your ETERNAL SALVATION depend on it! MARK MY WORDS!

 

Satan at the Grammy’s: Jesus is Out & Darkness is “In”

Not that Jesus was ever truly a part of the Grammy’s, anyways………remember the 2nd commandment that “thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image”.

But in general, it seems that the Grammy Awards are getting bolder and bolder each year. They keep getting more and more dark and Satanic. So what does that say about us, as a culture? And as a nation?

It simply means that more and more people are opening up their hearts, souls and minds to blatant Satanism. But Satanism isn’t easily recognized for what it really is, at first. It tries to make itself seem “good”, even “family-friendly” and “harmless white magic” at first glance. Take the ever-so-popular Harry Potter series, for example. It pretty much presents witchcraft as “harmless”, “cool”, even “FUN”! Or the movies The Craft and Practical Magic, for example.

I’m very embarrassed and ashamed to admit this but the movie The Craft actually got me curious about witchcraft when I was about 19 years old or so. And before I knew it, I had started to research more about Wiccan online, played with a ouji board once or twice and was actually thinking of becoming a certified Wiccan practitioner who practiced “harmless white magic” such as “innocent love spells” and the like. I thought there was no harm in it since I WASN’T going to be doing any “dark magic” to hurt people, only “white magic” to “heal” or “help people”.

In short, I was going to SUPPLEMENT “White Magic” with my Christian beliefs and still have my faith and belief in Jesus Christ but just have an extra added boast to my relationships through “White Magic” spells……….or so I THOUGHT……..But what made me FINALLY realize that ALL magic is SATANIC (EVEN White Magic) was this: a person was not considered GRADUATED from the Wiccan certification program until a person stripped down naked and walked down the steps in front of a building……..ON CAMERA…….Basically, they wanted a person to surrender their BODY and SOUL to become a Wiccan “practitioner”. And something about that just didn’t sit right by me. I IMMEDIATELY clicked off that website and NEVER LOOKED BACK AGAIN!

But see, that’s the SAD thing. People think that Ouji boards and the like are JUST A GAME! But I’m living proof that Ouji boards and the study of Wicca is NOT A GAME!!!!! For I had had some VERY bad spiritual experiences within the 19-21 years old time-frame, due to my dabbling in Ouji boards and study of “White Magic”. I had tried to kill myself 7 times within that time-frame. I became a binge-drinking alcoholic. I got kicked out of university. My boyfriend at the time left me for another woman. My bestfriend Sarah almost stopped being friends with me due to my crazy, erratic behavior. Basically, 19-21 was a VERY, VERY BAD time for me. I also had these BAD spiritual experiences in which a dark presence would hover over me when I went to sleep at night and also when I woke up every morning. One time, this dark presence HELD ME DOWN on the bed and would NOT let me get up out of bed!!!!

I had to pray in the name of Jesus Christ to make the dark presence (likely, the devil himself) go away!!!!!!! But basically, Jesus Christ explained it all to me in a dream. He said to me: “Dawn, when you dabbled with Ouji boards and ‘White Magic’, you actually invited demon spirits to come into your home and infect your mind with thoughts of severe depression/wanting to kill yourself/binge-drinking alcoholism/etc. But BECAUSE you decided to put away all Magic for good and THREW AWAY your Ouji board and REPENTED to me, the evil spirits have now gone and you’re safe now, in my great Heavenly name. But don’t EVER turn to magic or Ouji boards ever, ever again or the demon spirits will be 10 times worse than they were this time”.

But going back to the subject of the post…….when I see all these kids at libraries or the mall or bookstores ranting and raving about the Harry Potter book series or talking about how good the Harry Potter movies are, I just want to cry and cry and cry, until I can cry no more. Because these poor young children have NO IDEA of the “eternal condemnation” that they’re heading for, if they continue on the path of darkness. But that’s just what the problem is, in today’s world. Witchcraft in today’s popular culture is seen as “normal”, “acceptable”, “cool”, “harmless”, “fun”, and even “family-friendly” (as the end of the movie “Practical Magic” portrays). Therefore, these poor young children have NO IDEA that Harry Potter represents DARKNESS (and consequently, the Lord’s WRATH!) I just absolutely HATE the way in which the author of the Harry Potter series makes witchcraft seem so “cuddly” when it is anything BUT cuddly! It is SOUL DAMNING!!!!!!!!!!

When I was a young kid back in the 80s’, parents would’ve been UP IN ARMS if there was a popular book series about Witchcraft or if there was a pro-homosexual curriculum, if “one nation under God” was taken out of the pledge of Allegiance or if they knew of a young girls dance team (ages 6-10) where their dance coach made them dress AND dance like strippers on NATIONAL LIVE TV! It just makes me SO sad and depressed, sometimes. WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THIS COUNTRY?????????????? ;( WHAT IS HAPPENING TO TODAY’S CHILDREN??????????? Are they all going to grow up to be devil-worshiping, homosexual, murdering, sodomizing monsters? (The ones that are NOT raised in a true Christian home, that is?) It’s pretty scary to think about……

I’ve also noticed at Hastings around the year 2000 or so that 2-3 long aisle shelves used to be devoted to Christianity years ago and that the New Age section was only one small little shelf area. But NOW, in the year 2014, the New Age section of the bookstore part of Hastings has just EXPLODED with 2-3 long aisle shelves devoted to it, while only 1-2 half aisle shelves are devoted to Christianity. And the people in the store that passed by and saw me in the “Christian” section of the bookstore part of Hastings just looked at me, pointed, scoffed and SNICKERED (which is definitely a sign of the times!) I was the ONLY person in the “Christian” aisle. Several years ago, there used to be atleast 3-10 other people at one time in the Christian section, with next to NOBODY in the New Age section of the store. But now guess what? Now EVERYBODY and their grandmother wants to go to the NEW AGE section of the store and totally forsake the Christian section, it seems like. How sad. What is this world coming to? ;(