Top 7 Reasons Why the Church Should Care About Paranormal Activities

According to the above definition, something is considered paranormal when it cannot be explained by science. It is akin to supernatural.

By these definitions miracles could fall under paranormal/supernatural phenomena. All Christians believe in miracle’s, right? It is socially acceptable among Christians to believe in miracles. We usually place miracles in their own category, though. That’s understandable, and even appropriate.

When we think of the paranormal, ghosts, demons, cryptids and even aliens come to mind. We also lump witchcraft, psychics, and sorceries into the paranormal genre. That’s good; these entities do operate outside of known science and explanation.

The question is: Should Christians give the paranormal any recognition? Should we care about it? Too often we say no. After all, God forbids talking to spirits, witchcraft and sorcery….right? Yes He does, but only in the sense that we seek it out and look to it for guidance and answers. That is forbidden. Let me be clear: I am not telling you to go “ghost hunting” or any other such thing!

So….

Without further ado, let’s look at the top 7 reasons Christians should be paying attention to the paranormal, or at the very least, quit ignoring it:

7. It isn’t just for those partial to tin-foil hats anymore. All things paranormal, including aliens, are becoming increasingly more mainstream. People want something to believe in; they want answers. That’s why shows such as Ghost Hunters and Ancient Aliens are so popular.

6. More politicians and military personel are hinting at disclosure. Once hush-hush, more “credible” people are coming forward with stories of sightings and encounters.

5. What was once taboo is now encouraged. Topics such as witch craft and vampirism are taking hold of our children….and even adults….at an alarming rate. What was once delegated to the horror genre is now romantic and inspirational, bringing in millions in book sales and the box office.

4. Eastern Mysticism is widely accepted. While that statement covers several aspects of American society, it is increasingly true for what may be termed “New Age” philosophy. The idea that we are all one with the universe, just waiting to transcend into our higher selves, is both new age and paranormal for it focuses on spiritual matters. Things such as astral projection fall into this category as well. Believe me when I say, people are interested and buying into this hook, line and sinker.

3. People are having experiences every day! Whether it be seeing shadow people, sleep paralysis, or a terrifying alien abduction experience, people are reporting their experiences. As part of my research I am a member of several Facebook groups that provide a platform for people to report their experiences. Those who have never had a ghostly or other paranormal encounter often express their desire for one. I am not talking about small groups of people. Each group has members by the thousands. As I said in number 7, people want something to believe in.

2. Paranormal activity is spiritual warfare. As Christians, we are engaged in two battlegrounds: the flesh, and spiritual warfare. I am amazed at how many Christians focus so intently on the battle with the flesh (and rightly so) but completely disregard Ephesians 6.

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—
Ephesians 6:12‭-‬18 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/eph.6.12-18.NKJV

Whether it be ghosts (despite how friendly they seem, it is not your Grandma), or a so-called alien, it is demonic in origin and thus qualifies as spiritual warfare. All the paranormal/New Age philosophies are doctrines of demons. Spiritual warfare. The enemy and his fallen companions are out to steal, kill, and destroy, seeking whom they may devour. They will take any measures necessary to see to it that a human being rejects Jesus, even appearing as an angel of light.

But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.
Galatians 1:8‭-‬9 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/gal.1.8-9.NKJV

And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.
II Corinthians 11:14‭-‬15 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/2co.11.14-15.NKJV

Time to Armor Up Christian!

And now, the number one reason Christians should pay attention to the paranormal:

1. THERE IS POWER IN THE NAME OF JESUS! Joe Jordan is the founder of the CE4 Research group. He and his colleagues research alien abductions, UFOs and other alien phenomena. Joe began as a MUFON investigator. At one point in his investigations, he stumbled upon a very unexpected bit of information. Alien abductions can and have been stopped by calling upon Jesus. Over the years, Joe and his colleagues have documented hundreds of cases where abductees openly admit that simply calling out to Jesus Christ made the abduction stop. Even better, those who came to trust in Christ as Lord and Savior never had another abduction experience again. I read of one lady who told Joe she called out to Jesus, but it did not work. After asking her a few questions, Joe learned the woman had called out to a different Jesus….the New Age Jesus/Christ Consciousness and NOT the True Christ of the Bible. I have heard of similar cases where sleep paralysis and its accompanying shadow man have also been overcome by calling out to Jesus. The power isn’t in the name itself, but in the Person behind that Name. If that isn’t reason enough for Christians to become vocal concerning the paranormal, I really don’t know what to tell you. As ambassadors for Christ, we are called to take the Gospel into all the world.

There is a whole other mission field in dire need of the Truth!

Until He comes!

Mom

Do Not Be Deceived

 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. Matthew 7:15

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5:8

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.  Ephesians 6:12

Now the Spirit [a]expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons. 1 Timothy 4:1


Followers of Jesus Christ are members of His body. As such, we each have different and specific functions as gifted to us by the Holy Spirit. These are explained in 1 Corinthians 12 and Romans 12. Every member should seek the Lord when determining his/her gift and function within the Body, so as to serve the Lord. If you do not know your gift, how you can best serve the Lord, ask Him to show you. He will. I am discovering that many people (perhaps most, probably most, if not all) who have heeded God’s call on their lives realize God has been preparing them for their particular service for most of their lives. They can look back in hindsight and see God’s handiwork within themselves and circumstances. I am no exception.

From henceforth this blog will continue to present current events in light of Bible prophecy, but will have a major focus on what many Christians would consider the fringe of society and culture. In fact, many Christians do not consider this topic to be of any relevence to Christianity at all and may even consider it taboo at best and dangerous at worst. I am speaking of those topics which fall within the category of the paranormal. With each passing day of personal research, and countless hours of prayer, I grow more convinced that which we call paranormal or supernatural IS and WILL play a significant role in these end times. I think the Bible makes that very clear. To disregard it or ignore it is….well….baffling to me. If the Church does not expose these things for what they really are, the WORLD WILL FOLLOW THEM, because it ALREADY DOES! I am a member of several Facebook groups that discuss such things as ghosts, cryptids and aliens and I can tell you….people are not only buying into the doctrine of demons, but they are DELIGHTED by them. Such people regard these beings as having the answers they seek or the ability to fill the void in their lives. Meanwhile, much of the Church is silent on these matters, yet we DO HAVE the answers, or can at least point them to He who IS the ANSWER.

The following video is the YouTube version of a podcast I recently began following, as a way of taking the pulse of society in regards to the paranormal. Turns out, the host of the podcast is a Christian. I think he did a really good job explaining demons, though I am not yet sure if de Amons/unclean spirits are synonymous with fallen angels. More on that at a later date. Spiritual warfare is REAL folks and is happening all around us.

** A little disclaimer: I do not advise everyone to look too deeply into the subjects of demons or the occult. AND BY ALL MEANS DO NOT PRACTICE ANYTHING RELATING TO IT! While it is definitely critical the Church be aware of these things, one MUST be in the Word, in prayer, and standing in the Lord and the power of HIS might clothed in the armor of God. Without the protection of the Holy Spirit and a solid foundation coupled with a sound mind, one opens oneself up to dangerous territory. We are all tempted and engage in spiritual warfare, but…..well, the attacks come fierce, stronger and more frequent.