Combatting Christian Occultism Part 2

(Originally printed in the Summer 2005 Issue of the MCOI Journal Beginning on page 6) Part 2 in a 2-Part Look at Occultic-like Beliefs and Practices in the Church By John Ferrer Introduction In the last Journal article “Occultism in the Church” (Part-1),1 we surveyed what the occult is: how it represents a certain world view geared toward secret knowledge or power and being typically characterized by certain categories of practice. These practices include fortune … Continue reading

Divine Words

(Originally printed in the Spring 2011 Issue of the MCOI Journal) beginning on page 12 The word divine is related to the word divination, which in a broad sense means getting information from a divine be­ing. The divine being can be a god, goddess, angel, any kind of spirit, or some other alleged supernatural entity. However, divination today usually refers to attempts to get hidden infor­mation by interpreting esoteric meanings in images, patterns, or the … Continue reading