Wednesday, July 30, 2008

TEST THE SPIRITS!!!

Anyone who has read Frank Peretti's Piercing the Darkness in the past has a good idea of the damage that ONE TEACHER can do to a class, to a school, and to a community. His book deals with the dark side of "New Age" teachings, though it becomes apparent that New Age stuff is all from the darkside.

Fr Mitch Pacwa has also spoken and written about the New Age, as have others. Spiritual warfare is not funny, and it is very real.

So imagine my feelings (having experienced spiritual warfare a few times ...) when I read Diogenes last night, and then went to read the entire article he was referring to...and found that this woman teaches (taught?) religion in a CATHOLIC SCHOOL!

"Channeling" is NOT good. And I HIGHLY doubt that Padre Pio would be saying the things she has credited him with!

Anyone who has read his writings, heard his voice (there are a few places online that you can hear him, in Italian) or read anything about him would not recognize him in those words attributed to him.

At CWNews, in the comments, someone mentioned that this teacher is not teaching any longer. I am not sure, but if she isn't, how many children did she affect before she was no longer there? How many is she STILL affecting??

Quote:
She said she is hoping to use her gifts to encourage people, especially children, who may have similar talents but are afraid to use or even acknowledge them.

Mrs. Zimmerman just this week had her first book published, Why Am I Different?, by Outskirts Press. It is about a young girl who must cope with her gifts of seeing and hearing spirits.

"More and more kids are coming to me who are hearing voices or who are seeing spirits, some of them both, and lately I've asked him [Padre Pio] if this is an area that I'm being directed towards and he said, 'Absolutely. That's one of the reasons why you're here, to help these kids understand that it's a gift and it's not a fearful thing.'•"

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1John 4:1-6
4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are of God; for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
4:2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit which confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God,
4:3 and every spirit which does not confess Jesus is not of God. This is the spirit of antichrist, of which you heard that it was coming, and now it is in the world already.
4:4 Little children, you are of God, and have overcome them; for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
4:5 They are of the world, therefore what they say is of the world, and the world listens to them.
4:6 We are of God. Whoever knows God listens to us, and he who is not of God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

Some information:

  • Beware New Age Catholicism Catholic Answers Live interview with Moira Noonan, former New Ager (requires RealPlayer)
  • Enneagram Catholic Answers Live interview with Fr Mitch Pacwa SJ, expert on the New Age Movement (requires RealPlayer)
  • Gods of the New Age Movement Catholic Answers Live interview with Fr Mitch Pacwa SJ, an exprert on the New Age Movement (requires RealPlayer)
More here.

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