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Good Friday: Remembering His Passion and Sacrificial Love

Good Friday, March 30, 2018.

Though strong as an ox, my erstwhile friend, the faux socialist Stephanie, is allergic to work. She would take a temporary job and, when it ends, apply for unemployment benefits. When the benefits run out, she’ll go find another temp job. And so on . . . .

Though raised a Christian, Stephanie is a goddess cultist, wiccan witch, and rabidly anti-Christian. Once, in a fit of self-pity, the perfectly healthy Stephanie blurted to me: “Don’t tell me how Jesus had suffered. I’ve suffered more than Jesus!”

Blasphemy

This post on our Lord’s passion and sacrificial love is for Stephanie, the “artist” Michael D’Antuono who painted the above blasphemous portrait of Obama in 2009, and all malignant narcissists who cheapen His memory by having the boundless arrogance and gall to compare themselves to Him.

jesus_crucifixion

The account below is difficult for us to read.

You will weep, if you have a heart.

Imagine how many hundred times difficult it was for our Lord, who endured all of it.

He sweated blood.

After He and his disciples had observed the Passover meal in an upper room in a home in southwest Jerusalem, they traveled to the Mount of Olives, northeast of the city.

There, in the garden of Gethsemane, for 12 hours (from 9 PM Thursday to 9 AM Friday), He prayed. He saw all the sins of humanity — past, present, and future. The cumulative effect of what He saw was so horrific that He sweated bloodhematidrosis, or hemorrhage into the sweat glands. His skin became fragile and tender from the hematidrosis, and He felt chilled in the night air.

Then the Roman soldiers came to arrest Him and took Him away — He who had committed no crime and no wrong, but instead had fed the hungry, healed the sick and blind, and even raised the dead.

He was scourged at least 39 times.

Scourging or flogging was a legal preliminary to every Roman execution. The usual instrument was a short whip (flagellum) with several single or braided leather thongs of variable lengths, in which small iron balls or sharp pieces of sheep bones were tied at intervals. Occasionally, staves also were used.

He was stripped of his clothing, His hands tied to an upright post. His back, buttocks, and legs were flogged either by two soldiers or by one who alternated positions. The scourging was intended to weaken Him to a state just short of collapse or death.

As the Roman soldiers repeatedly struck His back with full force, the iron balls caused deep contusions, and the leather thongs and sheep bones cut into His skin and subcutaneous tissues.Then, as the flogging continued, the lacerations tore into His underlying skeletal muscles and produced quivering ribbons of bleeding flesh. Pain and blood loss set the stage for circulatory shock.

His scalp was pierced with thorns.

The Roman soldiers, amused that this weakened man had been acclaimed a king just days ago when He entered Jerusalem on a donkey, mocked Him by placing a robe on his shoulders, a crown of thorns on His head, and a wooden staff as a scepter in His right hand. Next, they spat on Him and struck Him on the head with the wooden staff.

The crown of thorns was not a crown at all. It was probably a bush roughly applied, and tied on with rope.

The thorns probably came from the Lote Tree, a wild bush that still grows freely all over the Holy Land. This bush had thorns between one to two inches long. There are over 70 scalp wounds visible on the man whose image is seared forever into the Shroud of Turin.

The soldiers’ beating with the rods to His head covered with this crown would have caused severe bleeding. It is probable that the clump of thorns was removed before His tunic was put back onto His body, and then reapplied during the Crucifixion. The blood trickling down from the newly opened head wounds suggest that the thorns were reapplied before the Crucifixion.

Imagine the pain you’d feel if just one thorn, measuring 1 to 2 inches long, were stuck into your scalp . . . .

He carried his own cross, weighing 125 lb.

The severe scourging, with its intense pain and appreciable blood loss, most probably left Him in a pre-shock state. Moreover, hematidrosis had rendered his skin particularly tender. The physical and mental abuse, as well as the lack of food, water, and sleep, also contributed to His generally weakened state. Therefore, even before the actual crucifixion, His physical condition was at least serious and possibly critical.

It was customary for the condemned man to carry his own cross from the flogging post to the site of crucifixion outside the city walls.

Since the weight of the entire cross was probably well over 300 lb., “only” the crossbar or patibulum — weighing 75 to 125 lb. — was carried. The patibulum was placed across the nape of His neck and balanced along both shoulders, His outstretched arms tied to the crossbar. The processional to the site of crucifixion was led by a complete Roman military guard, headed by a centurion.

He was nailed to a cross to die.

The Romans did not invent crucifixions, but they perfected it as a form of torture and capital punishment designed to produce a slow death with maximum pain and suffering. It was one of the most disgraceful and cruelest methods of execution and usually was reserved only for slaves, foreigners, revolutionaries, and the vilest of criminals.

At the site of execution, by law, He was given a bitter drink of wine mixed with myrrh (gall) as a mild analgesic. He was then thrown to the ground on his back, with his arms outstretched along the patibulum.

His hands were nailed to the crossbar at the wrists. The nails were tapered iron spikes approximately 5 to 7 inches long with a square shaft 3/8 in. across.

After both arms were fixed to the crossbar, He and the patibulum, together, were lifted onto the stipes. Next, His feet were nailed to the front of the stipes.

Every breath He took was a struggle, seared with pain.

The weight of His body, pulling down on the outstretched arms and shoulders, fixed the intercostal muscles in an inhalation state and thereby hinder passive exhalation. Accordingly, exhalation was primarily diaphragmatic, and breathing was shallow. This form of respiration would not suffice and hypercarbia (abnormally-elevated carbon dioxide levels in the blood) soon resulted. The onset of muscle cramps or tetanic contractions, due to fatigue and hypercarbia, further hindered His breathing.

Every breath He took was a struggle, shot with agonizing pain.

To exhale, He had to lift His body by pushing up on His feet, flexing His elbows and adducting His shoulders. However, this maneuver placed the entire weight of the body on His tarsals, producing searing pain. Furthermore, flexion of His elbows caused rotation of His wrists about the iron nails, causing fiery pain along the damaged median nerves. Lifting of the body also painfully scraped His scourged back against the rough wooden stipes. Muscle cramps and paresthesias (pins and needles) of the outstretched and uplifted arms added to the discomfort. As a result, each respiratory effort became agonizing and tiring and led eventually to asphyxia (depletion of oxygen to the body).

After “only” 3 to 6 hours hung on the cross, He breathed his last.

Christ crucified

He suffered terribly, unto death, for each one of us.

Remember His Passion today with the Stations of the Cross. Go here.

For why it takes God to atone the sin of Adam, see “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son”.

For why God became man in order to save humanity, see the Parable of the Farmer and the Geese in “You were purchased at a price“.

See also “Geologists confirm Jesus crucified on Friday, April 3, 33 AD”.

In memory of His love,

~Éowyn

Feminism and Satanism: #MeToo movement inspires voodoo New York fashion show

Though the stuff of Hollywood knowledge for decades, movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s sexual abuse of women did not become public news until October 2017.

That news, in turn, opened the floodgates, followed by accusations of sexual misconduct against other Hollyweirdos — producers, directors and actors — as well as men in other industries, including the media.

In response, a “Me Too” movement (hashtag #MeToo) spread virally on social media against the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment of women in the workplace. The movement went beyond social media to include in-person protests, as well as spawn the Time’s Up movement to help fight sexual violence and harassment in the workplace through lobbying and providing funding for victims to get legal help if they can’t afford it.

All well and good.

But what does #MeToo have to do with Sports Illustrated magazine posing women naked, or with satanic voodooism?

Associating #MeToo with voodoo was exactly what the New York Fashion Week (NYFW) did, by featuring a creepy voodoo-themed fashion show claiming to be inspired by the #MeToo movement.

On the first night of NYFW on February 8, 2018, fashion designers Lamine Kouyate (of XULY.Bët), Mimi Prober and Hogan McLaughin combined their shows as a “paean to two voodoo spirits demons, Ezili Dantor and Ezili Freda” who are said to represent “perfect femininity”.

XULY.Bët designer Lamine Kouyate, who hails from the African country of Mali, said the fashion show was inspired partly by the #MeToo movement and anger over President Trump’s alleged “s—hole countries” remark.

The fashion show included:

  • A voodoo priestess, Sallie Ann Glassman, who was flown in from New Orleans.
  • A group of Haitian voodoo drummers, led by Atibon Legba.
  • TV personality and amateur witch Kelly Cutrone, founder of People’s Revolution, a group described by Cutrone as an assembly of “pagans, Jews, witches and voodoo practitioners trying to do something for feminism and the retail business.”
  • A machete, supposedly wielded by the spirit demon Ezili Dantor.

Paul Bois of The Daily Wire points out that contemporary feminism has “strong ties” to witchcraft, i.e., satanism.

According to Laurie Penny at The Baffler, the number of feminist witches has been steadily rising since the 1960s to an apex in the Trump era. Since day one of his administration, witches have performed a variety of spells and hexes to “bind” the president from implementing policies that defund baby-killing Planned Parenthood.

See “Crisis actors dressed up like witches put hex on President Trump in California park”; “Demonic Left’s curses on Trump backfired”; “2016 presidential election was a spiritual war, and it’s ongoing”.

Why do contemporary feminists identify with Satanism?

The answer: Abortion, the common nexus of contemporary feminism and satanists.

See “’I’m a millionaire because I had an abortion’: Abortion and Moloch”.

 

According to Market Watch, “interest in spirituality has been booming in recent years while interest in religion plummets, especially among millennials.” Millennials are replacing traditional religions with witchcraft, astrology, aura reading, mediumship, tarot-card reading, and palmistry — practices that Christianity views as demonic. Adherents to these practices grew 2% between 2011 and 2016, creating an industry that is now worth $2 billion annually.

See also:

H/t BigLug

~Eowyn

Melania Trump had White House exorcised

The Left had a cow when, a year ago on February 18, 2017, Melania Trump recited The Lord’s Prayer at a rally of 9,000 people at Orlando-Melbourne Airport, Florida, on February 18, 2017.

The Left are sure to go into another meltdown when they learn that Melania Trump had the White House exorcised before moving in.

Paul Begley is the pastor of the Community Gospel Baptist Church in Knox, Indiana. In a CNSNews audio recording (below), Begley said:

“When the President [Trump] allowed 40 pastors to come into the White House and . . . lay their hands on him –seven times he’s done this– that’s unheard of, we have never. I mean the guy has got flaws, we all do. But at least he’s humble in recognizing that he needs God enough that he keeps bringing them in for prayer. I gotta say this: It might have started with the First Lady [Melania], I’d be honest with you.”

Evangelical leaders pray over President Trump, July 10, 2017

“The First Lady, in the five hours when the Obamas and the Trumps were down in the Capitol and Trump’s being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, Melania Trump said to her husband, ‘I’m not going to go into that White House unless it has been completely exorcised.’

I mean because apparently, over the eight years that the Obamas were there and maybe even some of the presidents before him, there were all kinds of idol gods and images, and all kinds of artifacts in there that were demonic, even some of the stuff left over from the Clinton era ’cause they were really tied in with the Haitians. I can tell you if you read The Serpent and The Rainbow story, you’ll find out just how much Haitian witch-doctor influence was in Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton’s lives. They constantly went back there. They spent their honeymoon with a witch doctor! Who does that?”

Note: Begley is referring to Wade Davis’ book, The Serpent and The Rainbow: A Harvard Scientist’s Astonishing Journey into the Secret Societies of Haitian Voodoo, Zombis, and Magic. See also:

“But Melania said, ‘You gotta get all that out of there. And send in some preachers, priests (she wanted priests, anyone), go in there and cleanse the White House or I would not spend one night in there.’

And he [Donald Trump] did! During the five hours when they were changing carpets and drapes, there were people in there packing up every item. The only thing left was one cross on one wall. They cleansed the White House. They had people anointing it with oil, praying everywhere.

This was a major spiritual . . . you’ve got to take the seat of authority when you go into spiritual warfare, you start with the spiritual authority and then it goes from there out. And I think that might have been where the whole thing began — in a mighty way of exorcising the demons.”

H/t FOTM‘s MCA

~Eowyn

Shun the satanic ice cream ‘Sweet Jesus’

I’ve said this before:

Evil no longer hides in the shadows. It has become emboldened and “in your face”.

There’s a Canadian ice cream brand, Sweet Jesus, that you must shun.

It’s an ice cream from Hell.

With sleek stylish ads, “Sweet Jesus” Ice Cream has enjoyed widespread success in their many shops in Canada and the U.S. But it is blasphemous and utterly satanic, shown by the upside-down cross and the lightning bolt in its logo:

The lightning bolt, at a minimum, is a pagan symbol, signifying Zeus or Jupiter. John Namnik points out that:

The symbol of the lightning bolt is also prevalent in satanism. It most likely originates from the Bible passage where Jesus said: “I saw Satan falling like lightning from heaven”.

Note the skull (a symbol of death) in the “Sweet Jesus” ad below:

The ice cream’s ads feature devilish children, including a vampirish girl with an adult woman’s coiffed hair and eye makeup:

Other ads openly mock Jesus Christ:

The ads are the creation of Murilo Maciel, a graphic designer in Toronto. Maciel is a Jewish (Ashkenazi) surname.

Murilo Maciel makes his allegiance clear in another of his designs:

Founded in Toronto, “Sweet Jesus” Ice Cream has 19 stores in Canada, and 2 stores in the U.S. — in Baltimore Airport and Mall of America, MN. It is also finalizing deals in Florida and Hawaii. Overseas, it will be opening soon in Dubai, India and Bangladesh under the trade name Sweet Salvation.

The parent company is Monarch & Misfits, of Toronto, Canada. Its bare-bones website gives out little information other than:

  • It owns 4 restaurant chains: Sweet Jesus, La Carnita, Home of the Brave, and Good Fortune.
  • A contact person for franchise inquiries named Jeff Young.

Mario Toneguzzi reports for Retail Insider, October 5, 2017, that “Hand-crafted ice cream brand Sweet Jesus . . . has huge plans for expansion across the country and around the world.” Jeff Young, chief development officer of parent company Monarchs & Misfits, said:

“Our development strategy is to target super-regional enclosed shopping centres and very selective high street storefront locations. Over the next 12 to 18 months, we’ll probably open another 20-25 units. I think it’s successful for a number of reasons. The branding is absolutely on point. Everything from the name, the design package, the colour. The product itself is sensational in terms of product quality and flavour. And most importantly it really resonates with the Millennials who are not only social media savvy but real foodies. We have now garnered more than 109,000 loyal Instagram followers. It’s probably the most Instagramed food in all of Canada…. As one of Canada’s fastest growing franchise brands, we have many new locations under development.

For such a booming restaurant chain, it is curious that there is no entry in Wikipedia for either Sweet Jesus Ice Cream or its parent company, Monarch & Misfits. Nor could I find any information on their owners.

Sources: Activist Mommy; NamNow

H/t FOTM‘s MomOfIV and John Namnik

~Eowyn

Sunday Devotional: He commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him

Mark 1:21-28

Then they came to Capernaum,
and on the sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and taught.
The people were astonished at his teaching,
for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes.
In their synagogue was a man with an unclean spirit;
he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth?
Have you come to destroy us?
I know who you are—the Holy One of God!”
Jesus rebuked him and said,
“Quiet! Come out of him!”
The unclean spirit convulsed him and with a loud cry came out of him.
All were amazed and asked one another,
“What is this?
A new teaching with authority.
He commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him.”
His fame spread everywhere throughout the whole region of Galilee.

Jesus cast out demons

Only one of the following three can be true:

  1. The author of the Gospel of Mark was lying.
  2. Jesus was delusional in believing there are demons and that He has the ability to cast out demons.
  3. Mark was telling the truth — Jesus did drive out demons. That makes any priest or minister who refuses to address this subject a coward at best or, at worst, a liar by omission.

“The finest trick of the devil is to persuade you that he does not exist. (La plus belle des ruses du diable est de vous persuader qu’il n’existe pas.)” -Charles Baudelaire, Le Joueur généreux, 1864.

The pusillanimous avoidance of all mention of devil, demons, and Hell by too many priests and ministers may account for why Americans increasingly no longer believe in the Devil.

A 2013 Harris Poll found that although a majority (74%) of U.S. adults still said they believed in God, that’s down from the 82% in earlier years. Nearly one-fourth of Americans (23%) identified themselves as “not at all” religious, nearly double the 12% of six years ago in 2007. Belief in miracles, Heaven and other religious teachings also declined, including:

  • 68% believed that Jesus is God or the Son of God, down from 72%;
  • 65% believed in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, down from 70%;
  • Only 58% (fewer than 6 out of every 10 Americans) believed in the devil and Hell, down from 62%.

How curious it is that while 68% believed that Jesus is God, only 58% believed in the devil, which would imply that those 10% think our Lord Jesus Christ was lying or hallucinating when He exorcised demons in Gospel passages like Mark 1:21-28. And these are Christians!

How can we armor ourselves against the Devil if we don’t even believe he exists? No wonder Americans increasingly are debauched and depraved. Increasingly, Satanism is a cool thing. See:

The real irony is, as recounted in Mark 1:21-28, the Devil and other demons most certainly believe in and fear Christ our Lord:

“What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth?
Have you come to destroy us?
I know who you are—the Holy One of God!”

In fact, we know from countless first-person testimonies that just invoking the name of Jesus Christ repels demons. And did you know that Richard Gallagher, M.D., a board-certified psychiatrist and a professor of clinical psychiatry at New York Medical College, says demonic possession is real?

What’s the best defense against the Devil and demonic possession?

Put on the armor of God; keep pure your body, mind, and soul; and be true to the First and Greatest Commandment of All (Mark 12:30):

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.

Jesus, I trust in You!

~Éowyn

Invoking the name of Jesus Christ repels demons/alien abduction

According to a 1992 Roper Poll of a representative sample of 6,000 U.S. adults,  with a sampling error of plus (+) or minus (-) 1.4%:

  • 2% of the adult population in the United States (one out of 50 Americans, i.e., 5.16 million of total U.S. population of nearly 258 million in 1992had experienced being abducted by aliens.
  • 18% said they had awakened paralyzed, with a sense of a strange “presence” in the room.

The most interesting facet of the alien abduction phenomenon are accounts of abductees who succeeded in repelling the “alien” or demon by invoking the name of Jesus Christ. CE4 Research Group has a website with first person testimonies of those encounters. Below is a sample that I culled from a fifth of the testimonies:

Carel Luck:

“In 1973 my husband Coleman and I and our two baby boys lived in Virginia. Coleman was working for Christianity Today as the advertising manager and I was a stay-at-home mom doing some freelance artwork. One night I awoke with a start. My eyes flew open like a close-up in a horror movie when the dead person comes back to life. I was totally awake with the sense that something was very wrong. That sense moved very quickly to terror. I was paralyzed, unable to move anything except my eyes. To my left, over my husband’s sleeping body, I could see three figures gliding into the room…. I tried to scream at Coleman to wake up but I couldn’t. My vocal cords were paralyzed. Then I began to pray. I tried to call out, ‘JESUS.’ Again nothing would come out of my mouth other than grunts. Once more I tried to say ‘JESUS.’ More grunts. Finally a garbled ‘Jesus’ came out. At the name of Jesus the beings dissipated into the air into little triangles just like a visual effect….

Then over twenty years later Coleman was writing a pilot script for a television series that was supposed to be about all sorts of strange phenomena. He gave me a book on alien abduction and asked me to read it and see if there might be any story ideas in it that he could use. As I read the book it struck me how similar these people’s experiences were to mine. Then I came across a drawing of one person’s alien abductor. It was eerie. He had drawn the same beings that had come into my room.”

Lindsey:

“It began five years ago with strange things happening in my house. I had…been involved with Tarot on a high level and ALWAYS could predict events for people…. I didn’t believe in anything really. Flashlights would fall off the table, my dog would growl at nothing, I had bad dreams. Things were scary. Then one night it all came down on me. I ‘awoke’ in bed without being able to move at all, not even an eyebrow. Some ‘thing’ was in my room with me…. Then it began to come toward me…then the thing jumped at my chest, but not before I screamed in my mind, ‘Jesus help me, God help me!’ And the ‘thing’ was thrown back in utterly agonizing pain and the sound it made was as close to hell as any human ears could ever hear…”

Mark:

“I am the adult Sunday school teacher at Christian Lighthouse Church in Mount Clemons Michigan and I recently taught on ‘spiritual warfare’ on Sunday morning January 24th, 2004. I cited many scriptures on the power of Jesus’ name on controlling and defeating demonic activity…. After my lesson, a newer member of our congregation came up to me and related that she had awoke one night to find herself paralyzed and even unable to talk. She felt something applying pressure to her upper torso as if some invisible ‘thing or person’ was sitting on her chest. She called out to Jesus in her mind and immediately found herself free. She then began to pray out loud in Jesus name. This just seems to me to be further confirmation that this is a wide spread problem and that only true Christian believers have the power, through Jesus name, to combat these attacks.”

Nicole:

“I am thinking it was May or June I started experiencing ‘seeing things move out of the corner of my eyes’ again one night. And I realized I might soon have to deal with another abduction experience, even though I knew what it was… I knew it was evil spirits… so I got on the AR and then your CE4 website right then and read the guide to self-deliverance on there, and verbally rebuked outloud in the name and authority of Jesus Christ. Just what is written in the guide to self-deliverance, ‘The Lord Jesus Christ Rebuke You, The Lord Adonai Rebuke You! …’ And I stopped seeing things move out of the corner of my eyes. I haven’t had an abduction experience since, that was May/June of 2007.”

Kelly:

“I read in Genesis that there really were beings called the Nephilim, and what they really are. And then one night I saw an alien, (and it seemed as if I knew him), at the side of my bed and I said, ‘I know what you are! Go away! Jesus is my Lord!’ And it got angry and it was as if it was being suctioned out of my room right through the wall. I never saw it again.

Nick:

“What sounded like thousands of voices that would come to me almost every night. At that time I was probably about 10, and figured I must be crazy. My parents told me it was my imagination. These experiences happened a long time ago. I am now 21 and a devout Christian and have had no experiences since. I don’t really remember when I first started hearing the voices and when they finally left me. I remember I used to call for Jesus to help me. The voices would slowly fade whenever I did. I now recognize this as most likely a demonic attack.”

Joel:

“I am from the Island nation of Trinidad and Tobago and am a preacher’s kid. So I’ve grown up in the church and seen a fare share of demonic attacks and the power of God at work against the forces of darkness…. One night while in bed, I had a major break though. I finally realized who I was in Christ and that no evil spirit should ever be bothering me like this…. That night I had another visit and this time I was able to muster up enough strength to move my lips and say ‘by the blood of Jesus I rebuke you’ and instantly they left me and to this day they never returned.

Michael Crane:

“…experiences I did have as a young Christian in my early 20’s and over the past 10 years all of the signs and symptoms were there. The fear, the paralyzing feeling, the feeling of a presence in the room, it was all there. I just didn’t think of it as an abduction experience. To me it was a demon attack. As I called out in the name of Jesus and rebuked the spirit, the fear, the paralyzing feeling and the feeling of the presence left. I realized that what I did experience was in fact demon attacks. I learned early about demon attacks and how they would try to pull me away from my JESUS. It is only now that I see and understand that the alien abduction phenomena is one more way that Satan is trying to gain a foothold in this world.”

Krystal:

“When I fell back asleep this time the UFO came again hovering in the same corner. This time I saw a an evil spirit materialize next to my bed even though I could not perceive its shape. Before I was able to speak it tried to physically attack me by probing my neck and I was paralyzed a moment and could not speak. So I lifted my pinky up in the air and spelt out “Jesus help”. Immediately the evil spirit released its grip and I yelled “leave in the name of Jesus and do not come back again”. The evil spirit left and was gone.

These accounts, of course, imply that the alien abductors are not interstellar UFO space travelers, but are demons.

~Eowyn

Without Baptism, we are abandoned to the wolves

I just discovered something quite troubling about the daughter of a friend.

After an interval of many years, the friend and I renewed our acquaintance with the help of LinkedIn.

He is a prosperous attorney and a Democrat who is welded to conventional measures and symbols of success and approbation, best exemplified by his reliance on the New York Times as his primary source of news.

I spent two years trying to provide him with information from the Alternative Media by emailing him my FOTM posts, but to no avail. He actually voted for pro-abort Hillary Clinton and spoke of Donald Trump with derision and contempt. So I gave up, and have not spoken to him since.

This post is about what I believe to be his gravest mistake.

Though he is a non-denomination Protestant and thinks of himself as quite devout, he married a shallow woman with no religious beliefs and no friends, whose favorite past-time is shopping. He speaks of the marriage as a mistake.

They produced a daughter, who got a degree in Art, followed by a post-graduate degree in Animation. My friend, though himself a Christian, neither had his daughter baptized nor brought her to church services. When I asked him why, he said he wanted to leave it up to her to decide for herself when she’s an adult.

The daughter is now a 25-year-old adult, who still lives with her parents in their $2 million home in an affluent suburbia and writes hysterical missives on Facebook that the election of Donald Trump means the lives of LGBTs are in peril. So much for a college education.

I recently discovered her Instagram account, to which she posted images she’s drawn, most of which are sketches of female figures, including very idealized drawings of herself (she’s much heavier) as a young girl, like the one below.

Among her drawings are three quite disturbing sketches:

(1) An ugly, apparently hairless cat with breasts, which she named “Beauty and Grace”:

(2) A goat’s head (or Baphomet), which she named “Menace of the goat king”:

(3) A drawing for her business card, of a demonic girl (herself) with two skulls:

She made a “story reel” video that she uploaded to Vimeo. Below are some screenshots I took from her video.

The video begins with a pentagram on the floor, surrounded by candles:

With the same demonic grin, she stands above the pentagram, reading from a book of incantations (note the skull at her feet):

Flash of light and a beacon of red shoots up to the sky. A puff of smoke. Her spell summoned a little demon:

The girl is angry, and swats the little demon with her book of spells. The little demon flees.

I don’t know what other Christian denominations believe about baptism, but this is what the Catholic Church believes:

According to the Apostle Paul, the believer enters through Baptism into communion with Christ’s death, is buried with him, and rises with him:

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.29

The baptized have “put on Christ.”30 Through the Holy Spirit, Baptism is a bath that purifies, justifies, and sanctifies.31

[…] By Baptism all sins are forgiven, original sin and all personal sins, as well as all punishment for sin.66 In those who have been reborn nothing remains that would impede their entry into the Kingdom of God, neither Adam’s sin, nor personal sin, nor the consequences of sin, the gravest of which is separation from God. […] 

Baptism not only purifies from all sins, but also makes the neophyte “a new creature,” an adopted son of God, who has become a “partaker of the divine nature,”69 member of Christ and co-heir with him,70 and a temple of the Holy Spirit.71 […] 

The Most Holy Trinity gives the baptized sanctifying grace, the grace of justification:
– enabling them to believe in God, to hope in him, and to love him through the theological virtues;
– giving them the power to live and act under the prompting of the Holy Spirit through the gifts of the Holy Spirit;
– allowing them to grow in goodness through the moral virtues.
Thus the whole organism of the Christian’s supernatural life has its roots in Baptism.

Baptism purifies and sanctifies (makes holy) the person, making him/her a dwelling of the Holy Spirit. That means that without Baptism, a person is without the Holy Spirit and rendered defenseless against the Evil One.

This is what my friend did with his daughter, by not having her baptized and instructed in the Christian faith.

He and I are no longer on speaking terms, so I can’t alert him about his daughter. Given his resistance to my two-year effort of exposing him to the AltMedia, even if I tried to alert him, he would probably think me to be crazy.

“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he doesn’t exist.” -Charles Baudelaire

~Eowyn

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