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  • Should Christians Participate in the Martial Arts?

    The following material is used with permission and clearly highlights the complexities and delicacy of Christian participation in the martial arts. While it does not alter our fundamental conclusions...Read More...

  • Occult Aspects of the Baha'i Faith

    By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Weldon; ©1999 There is a psychic dynamic to the Baha’i faith, both in terms of its occult history and also, potentially, in the mysticism of some Baha’i pra...Read More...

  • Zen Buddhism and the Occult

    By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Weldon; ©1999 Although for Zen the supernatural, like all else, is illusionary, this does not prevent the supernatural from intruding into the world of Zen. ...Read More...

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  • By: John Ankerberg Show; ©2015

    By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Weldon; ©1999 The degree of occult involvement in the Unification Church today is difficult to assess, for Sun Myung Moon seems to have his ups and downs with the spirit world, and occult interest may vary by country or culture. However, there is no denying that the Unification Church […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2014

    By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Weldon; ©1999 Although for Zen the supernatural, like all else, is illusionary, this does not prevent the supernatural from intruding into the world of Zen. Contents 1 Zen Buddhism and the Occult 2 Notes Zen Buddhism and the Occult Although for Zen the supernatural, like all else, is illusionary, […]

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  • By: Dr. John Weldon; ©2014

    By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Weldon; ©1999 There is a psychic dynamic to the Baha’i faith, both in terms of its occult history and also, potentially, in the mysticism of some Baha’i practices. It is often argued that mysticism and the occult are distinct categories, and, while this is true in certain particulars, our […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2014

    The Occult Potential and Spiritual Dangers of Martial Arts – Part 1 By: Dr. John Ankerberg In this article we will examine three concerns with martial arts: 1) the occult origin of some of the martial arts; 2) the spiritistic potential of the traditional dojo; 3) the ability of martial arts practice to develop psychic […]

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  • By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©2014

    The following material is used with permission and clearly highlights the complexities and delicacy of Christian participation in the martial arts. While it does not alter our fundamental conclusions, it provides some very important information that needs consideration. Three Personal Testimonies Bill Rudge Bill Rudge is the founder of the Christian Martial Arts Association (CMAA). […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    By: Dr. John Ankerberg and Dr.John Weldon; ©2012 Surveying the different ways in which the popular angels promote occultism would take more space than we have, so we have chosen several pertinent illustrations. Contents 1 Popular Angels and the Occult 2 NOTES Popular Angels and the Occult Surveying the different ways in which the popular […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    By: Dr. John Ankerberg and Dr.John Weldon; ©2012 Newsweek magazine has observed that a “New Age” of revived interest in dreams and dream work has arrived. The article noted, “What was [once] a fad is now mainstream. Even executives are asking their dreams to solve business dilemmas.” Contents 1 Dream Work and the New Age […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    By: Dr. John Ankerberg and Dr.John Weldon; ©2012 Psychophysiologist Dr. Stephen LaBerge’s book Lucid Dreaming is one of several which shows how even secular, scientific research into dreams can be used in support of New Age beliefs and goals. Contents 1 Dream Research and New Age Goals 2 NOTES Dream Research and New Age Goals […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    By: Dr. John Ankerberg and Dr.John Weldon; ©2012 Most but not all “Christian” dream work is really New Age dream work using Christian terminology. So-called “Christian dream work” is not derived from Scripture itself. Rather, it comes from secular psychotherapy and culture, such as the Jungian analysis and dream work of those who endorse shamanism, […]

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  • By: Dr. John Weldon; ©

    It’s hard to overestimate the impact of Edgar Cayce. Cayce (1877-1945), widely known as “the sleeping prophet,” was actually a “sleeping medium,” probably the most prominent psychic of the 20th century. He is often considered the spiritual “father” of both the New Age movement and New Age medicine. He is also widely considered a believing […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    By: Dr. John Ankerberg and Dr. John Weldon; ©1993 The occult can cause moral withdrawal, so it can also lead to social withdrawal, which carries its own ethical price tag. Here we see that occult activity can lead to an indifferent attitude toward life—one which neglects larger social concerns in favor of personal ones. Contents […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    By: Dr. John Ankerberg and Dr. John Weldon; ©1993 The occult involvement of one’s parents can predispose a child to the occult or result in psychological disturbances. Contents 1 Hereditary Coherence and Other Forms of Transference of Psychic Powers Hereditary Coherence and Other Forms of Transference of Psychic Powers Dear ASPR: Please tell me everything […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    By: Dr. John Ankerberg and Dr. John Weldon; ©1993 Psychic powers or effects may be transmitted to individuals by virtue of direct transference, but committed Christians are protected from such influences. Contents 1 Nonhereditary Transference of Psychic Powers Nonhereditary Transference of Psychic Powers Psychic powers or effects may also be transmitted to individuals by virtue […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    By: Dr. John Ankerberg and Dr. John Weldon; ©1993 In the world of the occult, incidents of fraud are almost as pervasive as the tragedies. Fraud may result from a number of factors: e.g., the simplicity of fraud and human gullibility or the lessened moral responsibility occultism brings. Fraud may also result from the mercurial […]

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  • By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©2013

    The following material is intended as a brief, general guide to help pastors and concerned Christians assist those who are suffering from occult involvement. Because our research has primarily been from the literature, the authors have had comparatively little personal counseling experience with the occultly oppressed. However Dr. Kurt Koch has had 40 years of […]

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  • By: Dr. John Weldon; ©2013

    Note to The Reader: This is an introductory article; for important additional information please see, “What Is the Biblical View of NDEs & the Afterlife.” NDE’s (Near Death Experiences) are typically occult experiences, but not always. The evidence to date indicates they are genuine experiences, although such a conclusion does not necessarily provide the whole […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    What Christian Parents Should Know About Harry Potter and video “Witchcraft Repackaged” – Program 1 By: Caryl Matriciana, Berit Kjos, Robert McGee Just how real is the witchcraft presented in the Harry Potter books? What do children learn about the power and consequences of witchcraft? What Christian Parents Should Know About Harry Potter and video […]

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