Tuesday, October 31, 2017

More students, young Americans turn to paganism

Who couldn't see this coming?

As millennials continue to leave traditional Christian religions, interest in Wiccan and pagan practices have seen increased interest in recent years, a trend also spotted among young people and on college campuses.

Pagan or Wiccan student groups are present on a number of college campuses — both secular and religious — across the nation. The growing normalization of such practices, albeit still a minority, corresponds with the decline in Christian believers, some observers note.

A recent report in Market Watch headlined “Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology” argues as much, for example.
All you have to do is go to the Bible and see what it says.  For instance, Jesus said:
Matthew 12:43-45 New International Version (NIV) 43 “When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. 44 Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. 45 Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation.”
 I've always thought there might be a bigger context to this (which Jesus points out).  For instance, if a whole COUNTRY whose roots were strongly Christian should reject Christ's teachings, what would happen?  Evil, which was summarily "kicked" out of say, America, would return to the "house" it left.  And bring his friends along.

We see this played out here and in other former strong Christian countries that have or are rejecting Christ.  And we find the country is now worse that before the establishment of Christianity there.

This situation concerns me and makes me wonder how long and how bad will it get.




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