Bits and Bobs

Stephen Baker, Manchester

Precious Seed

Harry Potter

As the latest Harry Potter film hits cinemas, one writer is warning Christians that something sinister lurks beneath the wizardry and hocus-pocus. 

Steve Wohlberg, the author of the new book Exposing Harry Potter and Witchcraft: The Menace Beneath the Magic, strongly advises against seeing it. He said the trend toward witchcraft, vampirism, and occultism among teens has rapidly increased since the Harry Potter craze began in 1997. Written by J. K. Rowling, the Harry Potter series explores sorcery, witchcraft, and Wicca. He outlines his discoveries of evil themes in the series. ‘The more I read the books, the more I realized how spiritually dangerous the material is’, he said. ‘Even though it’s fiction there is a lot of reality woven in it. My warning is that Harry Potter is a major contributor to Wicca’. Wohlberg also argues that although Rowling claims that there are Christian themes in the seven-part series, the author is being used as a channel for evil.

Wohlberg has seen the negative effects of the fantasy novels and films on young people. In his book, he gives several personal accounts of people who have dabbled in witchcraft specifically because of Harry Potter. Teenagers, he explained, are vulnerable to these themes because they are fascinated with the message that magic gives you power. He gives accounts of teens at bookstores on the day of the release of a new Harry Potter book, describing how they have ‘the book in one hand, and a wicca book in the other’.

Wohlberg wants to remind them of a greater power. ‘God has power far superior to witchcraft – power of love and eternal life’, he said. Wolhberg has published more than twenty-five books denouncing the Harry Potter series as well as the Twilight series – another wildly popular novel series among youths. The author emphasized the role that parents must play in assisting their children to steer away from the culture of witchcraft and cults. He cited Proverbs chapter 22 verse 6, ‘Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it’.

Source: http://www.christiantoday.com/article/harry.potter.magic.or.menace/27112.htm

King James Bible Trust’s YouTube Bible

The YouTube Bible is the King James Bible Trust’s ambitious pro-ject to create a complete reading of the King James Bible on YouTube. Readers will comprise of actors, sportsmen and women, musicians, politicians and most importantly YOU could choose a chapter to record and read.

More information at http://www.kingjamesbibletrust.org/community/the-youtube-bible

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ISSUE (2011, Volume 66 Issue 1)

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Metaphors of the Church

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The Parable of the Pounds - Part 1

Philippians: The Joy and Suffering of the Furtherance of the Gospel Part Five

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Question TIme - Why do I find it hard to spend time in prayer?

R. B. Jones – Gospel Ministry in Turbulent Times N. Gibbard

The Rapture - it’s details

So, You want to be Contemporary?

These Forty Years (1969 – 2009)

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