Parent Alert: Harry Potter Theme Park Soon to Open in Florida

Many Christian parents see nothing wrong with the Harry Potter series. Unfortunately, Harry Potter does not point young readers to the Gospel but rather to the darkness of the occult. If you have not seen Harry Potter: Witchcraft Repackaged by Caryl Productions, we highly recommend it. The Harry Potter theme park will undoubtedly be visited by millions of children and young teens.

The Telegraph
Clearly visible is the iconic shape of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, covered in a dusting of fake snow. Scheduled to be opened in early spring, the 20-acre park, which is in the Universal Orlando Resort, is estimated to have cost upwards of 160 million.

The Potter theme park will offer guests a tour of Hogwarts Castle, a visit to Ollivander's wand shop and the chance to drink some real-life butter beer. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be followed up in November by the release of the last film in the series, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows. Click here to read more.

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"Spiritual Formation" (i.e., "40 Days of Reflection & Growth") at Trevecca Nazarene University

by Sandy Simpson
Deception in the Church Ministries

The Emerging Church (EC) and New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) have many things in common, which has been proved again and again by the cooperation and even mentorship across the lines of EC and NAR. These types of "Ladies Home Journal" surveys that are supposed to teach you something about yourself are used by both groups and very much from the same model set forth by modern psychology. When dealing with worldly issues and even those of emotional and mental development, surveys can sometimes be of some help, though more often they are not really much help at all. This is because surveys do not really help people spiritually. The Bible provides the highest and best help for all areas of life. But this reliance on human therapeutic methodology is very evident in both the spiritual formation materials at Trevecca and in materials flowing forth from the C. Peter Wagner NAR. For the purposes of anonymity I am not going to name names but I have firsthand knowledge of the C. Peter Wagner survey put out under the name of "Finding Your Spiritual Gifts" by C. Peter Wagner. This survey was used in a recent ACSI teacher's conference. Teachers signed up for extra curricular classes which would provide them credit in their teaching credentials. The name of the class where this survey was presented was called "Creativity: It All Begins With An Idea". The teachers, thinking they would be presented with ideas on creativity in the classroom, ended up having to take the above survey if they wanted to get credit for the course. What the survey had to do with the subject is beyond me. To me it was very disingenuous to ride in on one horse, switch horses in the middle of the stream, and end up leaving people drowning in Third Wave/Latter Rain false ideas. Be that as it may, this was only a small part of the problem.

The first question I had was this: how can a survey help you "find your spiritual gifts"? The answer: it cannot. All the questions were framed in such as way that they were almost all focused on self. Before we get too far into this analysis I need to give you the correct Biblical way to find your spiritual gifts so you can compare the positive picture with the negative. Click here to continue.


Take the Test: Are You a New Ager?

by Mike Oppenheimer
Let Us Reason Ministries

This may seem like an inconsequential question, even a silly question to ask, but many people may not know how involved they are in the new age movement that has permeated our society.

In other words, do you believe or practice what is taught in the new age movement without knowing it?

Here are some questions to ask yourself...

Do you believe God is a force? That God is in all things (pantheism) or that God is all things (panentheism).

Do you believe in karma and reincarnation as Hindus or Buddhists do?

Do you believe life is not real an illusion and the real world is unseen.

Do you believe that all religions and spiritual paths lead to the same place and are acceptable to God (universalism)

Do you deny a moral standard for all people that is understood by our conscience or the law given to Moses.

Do you believe that all holy books are given by God at different times.

Do you believe that all religions and spiritual beliefs are based on or point to the same God who is known by different names.

Do you think Jesus was an enlightened master like many others? That he discovered God by realization of what is inside him.

Do you believe God is a force or can is a he or a she.

Do you believe we can leave our bodies and visit other realms though psych spiritual techniques or dreams.

Do you believe that we can come in touch with God through Yoga or meditation.

Do you believe that man can pass onto you by touch a spirit or gift.

Do you believe that ghosts are people that once lived and are trying to communicate with us.

Do you believe space aliens are visiting to give us knowledge for the advancement of human kind?

Do you believe that spirit beings from other dimensions are desiring to channel to us information.

If you believe any of these you are involved to some degree willingly or unwillingly.

If you believe any of these as a Christian, then you are accepting beliefs and practices that go against the faith that is to be focused on Jesus Christ.  Source: Let Us Reason Ministries