The Worldnetdaily has another one of its classic adverticles, an “article” that is really just an advertisement for a book it’s now selling. And this one, by an “expert” on spiritual things (i.e. a minister), blames most every bad thing in the world on — you guessed it — demons.
In an era in which seemingly normal people suddenly snap and commit horrific crimes, we must look beyond secular explanations and consider alternative sources for evil, says a top-selling writer and pastor.
Karl Payne, the author of “Spiritual Warfare: Christians, Demonization, and Deliverance,” says the New Testament depiction of the spirit realm is the only sensible explanation for the evil being unleashed on society.
“I believe Ephesians 2:2 is accurate,” Payne told WND. “Matthew 4. Romans 1 says we are on a trajectory that is running down. Morally and ethically, the longer humanity is apart from God, we see more and more horrendous decisions.”…
Payne’s book is now considered a “go-to” resource for pastors and apologetics teachers who are scrambling to answer questions about the explosion of demonic manifestations and oppression. Suddenly, seminaries across the country are calling Karl Payne.“I’m being asked to speak at Trinity, last month I spoke at Talbot. Liberty has contacted me, and Multnomah School of the Bible has asked me to speak there. When I was in school, seminaries wouldn’t have touched this topic. Now these same groups are saying, “You need to get us up-to-speed!”
Well Bob Larson can’t do all the talks on the subject, you know. This whole idea that there is “evil being unleashed on society,” especially in the largely Christian West, is rather absurd. Violent crime has been going down steadily, as have teen pregnancy and many other social ills. But these people seize on a few high profile incidents in order to build the false narrative on which their entire premise rests. It’s a lot like the massive exaggerations you hear from so many Christians about how terrible they were before they got “saved” (Mike Warnke to the white courtesy phone).