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It's Not Just a Game!


Nampa, Idaho (October 26, 2016) Christian parents have long known the dangers of the Ouija board but many remain unaware of its increasing use among today's teens. There has never been a generation more media savvy and tech literate than the current generation, and these skills are profoundly shaping the cultural landscape in which they live. This is equally true of both Christian and secular youth.

In a survey conducted by the Barna Group, "One spiritual reality sweeping [this] generation is exposure to and experimentation with witchcraft and psychic activities. Seventy-three percent of teenagers have engaged in a least one such activity, including born-again teenagers (69 percent). In all, half have explored witchcraft, including. . .playing games with witchcraft elements, using a Ouija board. . .or casting a spell." See more . . .

Last week saw the release of Ouija: Origin of Evil, a supernatural horror film that grossed $22 million in its first three days. It is set for worldwide release on Monday, October 31st. From the website of renowned film critic Roger Ebert, "2016 has been a very good year for horror movies." The website further notes that "the tide is pulling us back to horror that uses violence realistically and disturbingly. . .the financial success. . . could lead to a new wave of brutal violence in horror films, and it'll happen sooner than you think."

An alarming fact in the Barna report states that "teens have little proactive feedback from parents or church leaders about how they are to understand the supernatural world. Despite [their] widespread participation in churches, only 1 out of every 5 teenagers recall any church teaching in the last year that helped to shape their views about the supernatural."

Fortunately, we have some excellent resources available for our youth, parents, teachers, and anyone else who has a heart for young people.

Not Alone Book
Not Alone is a teen sharing book based on the first-hand experience of someone who was drawn into the tantalizing dangers of the occult, primarily through using a Ouija board. At first, having her very own "ghost" makes Kellie feel special, but the attention soon turns ugly. Eventually she discovers that only God can banish the demon for good - and that He never left her to fight the enemy alone.
    Read the first chapter here . . .
    Ebook available here . . .

 
The Choice Book
The Choice is based largely on the true stories of several people and paints a compelling picture of the very real battle being fought today, in both the world and in the church, between good and evil.
    Read the first chapter here . . .
    Ebook available here . . .

 
Charmed by Darkness Book
Charmed by Darkness is the full account of Roger Morneau's miraculous deliverance from Satan's altar to God's mercy seat. It sheds light on the titanic struggle taking place in the world today and warns of the subtle and almost hypnotic lure exerted by spiritualism. It is a life-changing story that affirms our only hope is to found in Jesus Christ, through His sacrifice and death on the cross.
    Read the first chapter here . . .
    Ebook available here . . .

 
Truth Matters signs special on Spiritualism
Spiritualism and the Occult examines how spiritualism has gone mainstream, and interest in communicating with the dead is at an all-time high, even among Christians. It looks at Satan's clever disguises, evil angels masquerading as dead loved ones, demon possession, Ouija boards, Ghost Whisperer, and The Sixth Sense.
    Quantity pricing available here . . .

  Counsels to Parents book

 
by Ellen G. White
available here

 

 
 
"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour." 1 Peter 5:8.

He is. . .watching your amusements, and catching every soul whom he finds off guard, sowing his seeds in human hearts, and gaining control of human minds.—Counsels to Parents, Teachers, and Students, p. 283
 

 
 
 
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  Remember:
 
It's not just a game!
 

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