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Thursday, 07 February 2008 22:44

Harry Potter Is Being Promoted On Rick Warrens Website

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by The No Goofy Zone Discernment Ministry

Source-Rick Warrens Ministry Toolbox
http://www.pastors.com/RWMT/article.asp?ID=316&ArtID=10674

Now first of all its important to note that Rick Warren is not directly promoting Harry Potter but James Emery White is under his recommended reading.
Here is the quote-

Recommended reading
by James Emery White

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling. Though the seventh and final installment is yet to be released (July 21, to be exact), when it does, it will be well-worth reading. Though some would disagree, I am one to put Rowling's work in the camp of fantasy literature, along with Lewis and Tolkien, with her use of magic more mechanical than occultic. I found her earlier six volumes instant classics of the genre, and the final book will undoubtedly cement this series as among the best written.

Now for the record I don't know anything about James Emery White it states he is a pastor but that doesn't mean anything these days.
Also I want to state for the record that James Emery Whites statement above is a lie and deception from the very pit of hell itself.

Even though you have to dig for this it is on Rick Warren site so Rick should be accountable for what goes on his site. This goes to show you what happens when christian businessmen like Rick Warren take on the role (but not calling ) of pastor.

Another problem with promoting this on Ricks site is that it provides a link where you can buy the Harry Potter book on amazon.com

Rick himself has not come out in favor of Harry Potter but Im sure he will if he thinks he can make some money by putting more butts in the seat at Saddleback or it becomes in vogue because Rick goes with the flow. Unfortunately for Rick, Saddleback and the thousands being deceived this is not the flow of Gods Holy Spirit.

And where is Richard Abanes in all this?
My old sparring partner and un-officio spokesman for Rick Warren has all but disappeared from the net. Richard wrote a excellent book about the dangers of Harry Potter which I read and passed around to several friends back in the 90's.I would really like to know what Abanes thinks about all this.

Face it folks ever since businessmen like Rick Warren are now running church anything goes. The Harry Potter endorsements Will be buried for now until they become ok with the new Christianity and Im pretty sure at that point Rick will give a wink and hearty thumbs up to reading material that can put children into deep occultic bondage. Harry Potter is nothing like Narnia or Lord of the Rings fantasy it involves children learning witchcraft-nothing less.

Here is a letter from a friend of mine that I would like to share with you about this subject. And hey Rick why not have that fat head of your examined? Or just go ask Richard Abanes how bad Harry Potter is. That is if you really want to know.

Here is the letter.

PLEASE, PLEASE read what I have written to you today. I never really understood what it meant to grieve the Holy Spirit until I pursued these things. Although I know it is a topic many Christians, especially pastors, have decided to either accept or simply sidetrack, this has become an enormous sadness in my heart for some time and I want to share my concerns.

My daughter has many friends in churches where the "fun and exciting" films and books of Harry Potter are being talked about as if they are as good if not better than the bible. In recent conversations with many, MANY teenagers she knows, I have heard the same thing coming from their mouths... that they don't think about these books and movies from a biblical perspective. In fact, the pastors often talk about them as if they are the greatest thing to entertain oneself with. I believe you know, as well as I do, that witchcraft exists. It is very real and the demoralization of our nation is becoming greater as the days go by because we do not take a stand for our God anymore. The reverence and holiness of our Father and the fact that our lives do not belong to us anymore are of little concern to many Christians, youth and adult.

Are we not to take each day as a gift from our Lord? Are we not to try to live each day as best we can... to learn and grow and become His hands and feet and Word for those around us? Yes, the world is evil and many things in it are bad, but when we pay to entertain ourselves with evil, is that not an opposition to God and simply something to honor ourselves? Witchcraft is a complete opposition to Godliness. Many Many teens and young children are completely enticed by the Harry Potter topics. Perhaps you did not know that the author, JK Rowlings has practiced witchcraft and the chants in the books and movies are actual incantations. Please take the time to research her background and the background of her material. She prayed to Satan to bless her work, and so he has, with not only our children but our pastors being swept up in the evil. We are to abstain from evil, to think on things that are good and pure and just and noble. Not fill our minds with the opposite, no matter how enticing it is. Sin is enticing. That is merely what it is. Some claim that the books help kids to learn to read and the movies help to expand their imaginations. Shall we also place porn or slanderous reading in front of them if it helps them? We can teach our children the right and wrong of things without explicit involvement in them.

Please don't encourage this any longer. If you and/or your staff are promoting this material, please stop. It is completely against our Lord and His ways and it is heartbreaking for kids like mine who choose not to take part in it when every one of her friends feel the material is practically blessed by the pastors. As I stated above, the overall response when I ask them how they feel God would view Harry Potter, they simply said that they’ve never thought of it from the bible perspective before. Please encourage our kids to do that. I encourage YOU to do that. Check your lives against the bible and try to live as though Jesus was here"¦ because He is. I ask that you would encourage our kids to think about all the books and movies they see. To pray and to seek God and what HE would have them do. Please don’t sidetrack the topic of witchcraft and demonism in what they consider fun and exciting. So many do not even believe it’s real. Others do not see anything wrong with it because our pastors do not take a stand against it. It isn’t just innocent entertainment. It is the eternal souls of so many.

Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
Exodus 22:18

Ye shall not eat [any thing] with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times.
Leviticus 19:26

Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I [am] the Lord your God.
Leviticus 19:31

And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.
Leviticus 20:6

A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood [shall be] upon them.
Leviticus 20:27

There shall not be found among you [any one] that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, [or] that useth divination, [or] an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
Deuteronomy 18:10-11

And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, [Is it] peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts [are so] many?
2 Kings 9:22

And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger.
2 Chronicles 33:1-6

Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me [are] for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion. And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?
Isaiah 8:18-19

But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God. And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.
Acts 8:9-11

And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour. And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew [them] into the marketplace unto the rulers,
Acts 16:16-19

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Galatians 5:19-20

Blessed [are] they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without [are] dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
Revelation 22:14-15

Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
Exodus 22:18

Ye shall not eat [any thing] with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times.
Leviticus 19:26

Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I [am] the Lord your God.
Leviticus 19:31

And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.
Leviticus 20:6

A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood [shall be] upon them.
Leviticus 20:27

There shall not be found among you [any one] that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, [or] that useth divination, [or] an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
Deuteronomy 18:10-11

And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, [Is it] peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts [are so] many?
2 Kings 9:22

And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger.
2 Chronicles 33:1-6

Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me [are] for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion. And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?
Isaiah 8:18-19

But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God. And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.
Acts 8:9-11

And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour. And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew [them] into the marketplace unto the rulers,
Acts 16:16-19

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Galatians 5:19-20

Blessed [are] they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without [are] dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
Revelation 22:14-15

May our Lord bless your words and heart in these things.

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