Even the secular press gives the devil his due, as reports of violence driven by occult beliefs are sweeping the global media.
In Mexico, a restaurant worker was reportedly tortured to death as part of a Satanic ritual. Police in Long Island are investigating animal sacrifices which may be being done by a cult. Even an unsolved murder from 1984 has recently been linked to the notorious “Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez, the Satanist serial killer who sometimes committed his murders in a ritualistic fashion.
Thus, mainstream media outlets are proclaiming the global “comeback” of exorcism and spiritual warfare as Christians try to combat a perceived rise in occult practices.
And experts warn demonic influence is real, and not to be taken lightly.
Dr. Karl Payne of Antioch Bible Church, who until recently served as the chaplain of the National Football League’s Seattle Seahawks, argues such forces can lead to violence.
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