Regarding Harry Potter Part 3 of 3


by Charisse Graves

Follow the fruit…

The Harry Potter book series was marketed through Scholastic Books to their target group of 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders, through sales at school book fairs as well as use in the classroom. Scholastic gives a place of honor to John Dewey (Oct. 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952) on their website for good reason.  John Dewey would have delighted in being able to place a wedge between Muggle parents and their magical children. Mr. Dewey’s intent was always for the educational system to have more sway in children’s minds than their parents. The truthXchange published an article by Steve Baarendse on September 23, 2011 entitled “The Muggles’s Protest”.3  It is a warning and a plea to the Christian community about the inherent dangers of Harry Potter. Continue reading

Regarding Harry Potter Part 1 of 3


by Charisse Graves

“Come now, and let us reason together…” Isaiah 1:18

The purpose in writing this 3 part series is to address concerns about the cultural phenomena; Harry Potter book series by author J.K. Rowling and the spiritual impact on our children. The books are about a wizard named Harry Potter, who attends the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The question is, “Should Christians (specifically children) be participating in filling their minds and imaginations with subject matter that Scripture has warned against, or should it be avoided?” Continue reading

What is Vision Casting?


by Mike Ratliff

14 Μακάριοι οἱ πλύνοντες τὰς στολὰς αὐτῶν, ἵνα ἔσται ἡ ἐξουσία αὐτῶν ἐπὶ τὸ ξύλον τῆς ζωῆς καὶ τοῖς πυλῶσιν εἰσέλθωσιν εἰς τὴν πόλιν. 15 ἔξω οἱ κύνες καὶ οἱ φάρμακοι καὶ οἱ πόρνοι καὶ οἱ φονεῖς καὶ οἱ εἰδωλολάτραι καὶ πᾶς φιλῶν καὶ ποιῶν ψεῦδος. (Revelation 22:14,15 NA27)

14 Blessed are the ones washing their robes that will be their right to the Tree of Life and they may enter by the gates into the city. 15 Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the fornicators, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone loving and practicing falsehood. (Revelation 22:14,15 Possessing the Treasure New Testament V1) 

After the T.D. Jakes invite to Elephant Room 2 by James MacDonald he made a tactical error by trying to justify with a lot of obfuscation even claiming that Jakes was not a Modalist. Those who defended MacDonald erred as well even when they tried to cover over the lack of discernment by MacDonald to the point of de-cloaking themselves at the end and endorsing the invite. I find it hard to understand how anyone who claims to be a Biblical scholar (Mark Driscoll) and who can actually do some good research and writing, can say all the right things, but then end his statement is total obfuscation by stating that none of it matters and he is looking forward to discussing the doctrine of the Trinity with Jakes.  Continue reading