OCCULT

Gain a biblical perspective on groups who practice mysticism and magic, and learn how to counter the attacks of the devil and stand strong in our faith.

What is a Near Death Experience?

By The John Ankerberg Show | October 6, 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…

How is Witchcraft Related to Halloween?

By The John Ankerberg Show | September 30, 2013

  After the idea of roaming spirits of the dead, witchcraft is perhaps the most common theme of Halloween. However, our image of witchcraft is changing from that of something…

Edgar Cayce: The Psychic that Taught Sunday School

By The John Ankerberg Show | August 14, 2013

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…

A Course in Miracles and the Occult

By The John Ankerberg Show | November 24, 2012

By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Weldon; ©2012 The spiritistic nature of A Course in Miracles is obvious. Several themes that it has in common with spiritistic revelations are: 1)…

Should Christians Participate in the Martial Arts?

By The John Ankerberg Show | August 14, 2012

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…

Mantras and Mandalas in Occult Practices

By The John Ankerberg Show | August 14, 2012

By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Weldon; ©2012 Both mandalas and mantras are frequently used in occult meditation and visualization practice. For example, “Continuous repetition of mantras is practiced as…

Dream Work and the New Age Movement

By The John Ankerberg Show | August 14, 2012

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…

Can Occult Practices Lead to Psychiatric Illness and Related Problems?

By The John Ankerberg Show | September 4, 2005

By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Weldon; ©2005 Most mental illness stems from causes other than the occult. “It is, however, often difficult to separate the two areas and to…

Playing God, The Lust for Power – Part 4

By The John Ankerberg Show | August 12, 2003

By: Dave Hunt; ©2003 The serpent in the Garden of Eden promised Adam and Eve they could be like God. Mormons are taught that they can BE gods. Is there…

Playing God, The Lust for Power – Part 3

By The John Ankerberg Show | August 12, 2003

By: Dave Hunt; ©2003 It’s the same old lie that’s been around since the Garden: “Ye shall be as gods.” Only now the message is “you can be gods.” What’s…