ANSWERS to YOUR QUESTIONS 1
STATEMENT #1 This relates to many comments regarding 'BURNING WITCHES at the STAKE' and 'WITCH HUNTS' and so on.
First I would like to clue you in on this subject. Due to the fact that TRUE HISTORY is not well known these days, and most people have received their 'History knowledge' from story-books, movies, TV and media entertainment, rather from reliable, true History Books, there are many facts not well known. The question of WHO burned WHO at the stake is one of them.
After many years of studying history, I can tell you that MOST of those who were burned as witches, were not pagans, real witches or such, they were the TRUE Bible believing Christians that would not go along with how the Roman church was forcing all to worship contrary to the Bible! When they caught a believer in the Bible they would convince all they were a witch, and burn them, with a pointed hat on their heads that was covered with pictures of devils. They had clowns and entertainment for the people, while they watched these people burn to death. It was a real celebration!
The corrupt church of those days was only able to keep the people under their power by refusing to allow anyone to own or read a BIBLE! The BIBLE would show them up for the liars and cheats that they really were! Just to be caught with a BIBLE or a BIBLE text, or even if someone didn't like you and went and lied, saying they saw you with a BIBLE, that was enough to get one tortured to death and/or burned at the stake! You SEE, the BIBLE always exposes what is false, and false religious teachers have to keep it away from people, or be able to make up lies to explain it away.
In those days they could do this fairly easily as all Bibles were hand written and cost a fortune to buy. Any time they found one, they burned it along with its owner. Once printing was invented, it was harder; so now the trick is to belittle the Bible; to teach it can't be understood; it is corrupt or changed; and to publish so many versions that people get confused and just give up. (It was a 'Modern Per-version of the Bible that led me into 'New Age' stuff; and the TRUE old King James Authorized Version that led me safely OUT again!! Praise God!)
Do you know where the idea really came from that Transylvania is a spooky place? Well, during the Dark Ages many Bible believing Christians fled into the mountains to escape the persecution of the official church. The church made up the horror stories to keep people away from contact with these 'heretics'; and also to make it easy to be able to torture and burn them on sight, as the people really believed they were evil and were witches and so on. You see they knew if people got to hear the truth from the Bible from these TRUE Christians, they would see they had been taught a pack of lies and leave the official church and stand with the 'heretics'!
So you see, we are not advocating anyone to be burned at the stake when we are putting out our information encouraging all to turn to the TRUTH as found in the HOLY WORD of GOD! OH NO! In fact if you could read some of the letters we get--you would know that it is US folk that hold up the BIBLE, who A FEW of you would delight to see burning up on the stake; just as it has always been!
Yes, I have no intention of preventing anyone from worshipping how they want; but as a Christian, I care about their souls. I will put out the truth to warn them. I would be a monster to allow them to be ignorant of their danger if I have a chance to warn them.
Yes, there will soon be witch hunts, but it will again be as it was in the Dark Ages. The true Bible believing Christian will be hunted down and accused, because he tries to warn others away from the wrong, and point the way to salvation. It is already happening.
Acts 4:12 "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name (except Jesus) under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."
I don't want anyone to be lost, not you, not witches, not Spiritualists, not Pagans, so I speak the truth.
STATEMENT #2 Relates to the online adventure book we have on this site, "Larry Grant Destroys the Sorcerer's Stone". Many feel we are trying to run a competition to Rowling and say our book is not 'literarily' as delightful.
The story on our website is not in any way put forth as a literary marvel; also we are not trying to compete with anyone.
The interesting thing about Larry Grant, as opposed to Rowling's hero, is he is based on a real person, I know the person. His piousness does make some people mad at him. But he is for real. When one is totally for real with God, they have a peace and power in their lives that is also for real. They are not afraid or anxious about spiritist attacks. They do cry sometimes, but mostly into the ear of their Heavenly Father.
Also all the supernatural showdown items in the story actually happened in different settings. It is a composite story of real life happenings. The only thing fully fiction in it, is the setting, and of course the sorcerer's stone scene.
Leviticus 19:31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.
Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
STATEMENT #3 "You have this material on the Net because you are JEALOUS of Rowling's success and envy her popularity and wealth!"
Believe me!! We do not envy any aspect of that woman's seeming success!! I will tell you why from the Word of God!
Matthew 18:6 "But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea."
Mark 9:42 "And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea."
Luke 17:2 "It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones."
Notice that it is repeated THREE times in the Holy Bible! WHY? Because in the WORD of GOD when something is repeated, it is established beyond question as true and immovable and it will come about! (see Genesis 41:32)
WHY did JESUS say that anyone who causes children to turn away from the TRUTH or causes their little feet to stumble would be better off drowned? BECAUSE they will have to answer for every person whom they have influenced into error.
I would not envy anyone who will have to one day stand before the Mighty GOD of the Universe and answer for the souls of children! What will they say to Jesus when He asks; "Why did you corrupt the minds of the dear little boys and girls that I gave My BLOOD to save? Why did you lead them to think that I was silly and people who believe in Me are 'Muggles?'"
I only hope such people REPENT before it is too late !
STATEMENT #4 "You do not show respect to people because you put material on the site that disagrees with what some people are teaching. It is not right to disagree with anyone! It is not LOVING"
OK; let us tell a little story: You are all asleep in your house and you are sure you are safe there. I come past and I see that there is a fire in your house and you will surely die if you don't escape for your lives!
Now I begin to think, "What should I do? I know they believe they are safe. If I tell them they are not, that would not be respecting their beliefs, would it? If I yell and holler and wake them from their comfortable bed, they may get very angry with me. I can see the fire, but maybe, if they don't know about it, they will still be OK. I'll just go quietly away and not disturb their peace."
Would that be LOVING? Would that not be INSANE!!! If I cared at all about you, I would yell and holler and pound on your door and throw rocks and everything, to get you out of there alive!
Well, you see, we have to take a good look at this 'RESPECT' business. The big difference is that I believe the Bible is the Word of God and I KNOW God does not lie. The Bible has never been shown to be wrong; Therefore I believe what God says regarding Witchcraft-
1Samuel 15:23 "For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry."
You see- It is a form of rebellion against the God of Heaven, and it is said to be a sin. Because I care about other souls like you, I try quietly to warn away from what in the long run will destroy you.
The Bible instructs us to RESPECT PEOPLE, but no where does it tell us to RESPECT theories and beliefs contrary to its teachings in the way that we do not warn others about them.
I will explain: If I respect you, and I do, then it means that if you live near me and you have different beliefs and practices, I will not come over and beat you up or harm you or damage your property for this. That is what FALSE Christianity has done in the past, and this has led people to believe that it is CHRISTIAN TEACHING that brings intolerance. It is not at all true.
However the Bible tells us clearly that we are to WARN those who are doing and believing contrary to its teachings.
Strange as it may seem, it is the teachings of Spiritualism, and paganism itself that has given us this concept that I should not say anything about the ideas of others, even if I know them to be false and harmful to them.
If I believe the Bible is truly the Word of God, and I do; then I take seriously what it has to say about my duty to you and other 'neighbors'. God holds us responsible to warn others; if we don't, we are guilty before God! Notice these instructions:
Leviticus 19:17 "Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbor, and not suffer sin upon him."
Ezekiel 3:18 "When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand."
Ezekiel 33:8 "When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand."
God repeats it over and over again: I AM my brother's keeper! I owe to him to warn him and show him the truth. What he then does with that TRUTH is his choice, I am not to use any kind of force to make him do anything. God only accepts the obedience of free-will.
Even my fellow Christians are to be warned if they are disobeying God. Isa 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
God makes it clear that I am the same as a murderer if I know TRUTH and do not offer to share it with those who know it not.
You read the Bible and you will see that we are told to respect PERSONS, respect their right to 'Choose whom they will obey', but never to 'respect' the error and so refuse to expose it.