Monday, February 06, 2006

New Barna Report Explores Teens and the Supernatural

The Barna Report below simply reveals the tip of the iceberg regarding the supernatural activity among youth in the U.S.A.

We recommend reading some of the articles on the HAZARDS and WARNINGS against Spiritiism and the Occult that can be found at the Ankerberg Theological Research Institute.
New Age / Occult/ Spiritism, etc. Warnings - Ankerberg Archive

New Barna Report Explores Teens and the Supernatural
[Ministry to Mosaics: Teens and the Supernatural ]
Monday, Jan. 30, 2006 Posted: 11:05:42AM EST
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"The Barna Group released a report that examines teens’ media exposure to the supernatural world as well their perception, experience, and beliefs on the immaterial realm. Ministry to Mosaics: Teens and the Supernatural was released last Tuesday and is based upon three nationwide studies conducted among more than 4,000 teens ages 13 to 18. The report hopes to help youth workers, pastors, and parents understand and respond to the spiritual needs of America’s youth when it comes to this ministry subject. The 47-page report revealed that most teens believe in the supernatural realm with seven million teens having encountered an angel, demon, or some other supernatural being. According to the Barna research, 30 percent of all teens claim they had supernatural encounters. More than 10 percent of teens say they have communicated with the dead and nearly 10 percent of youth claim they have psychic powers..."

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The Barna Group News Report:
New Research Explores Teenage Views and Behavior Regarding the Supernatural

Purchase Online PDF Report:
Teens and the Supernatural (Instant Download) at the Barna Group

Can we really blame the kids when Hollywood, adults, TV programs, movies, video games, board games, occult/Goth fashions, and even Christian Pastors downplay the witchcraft of Harry Potter and the new, falsely-so-called, 'Christian Wicca'. These are just one of the reasons why kids are becoming so intrigued by the occult and thus opening themselves up to demonic activity. J.K. Rowling has helped a bit too...NOW over 300 million Harry Potter books sold worldwide. The kids are just folowing suit as the USA plunges itself headlong into every form of occultism under the sun.

Let us not forget what God has warned of over 150 times in the Bible.

Deuteronomy 18:9-14
"When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire [idolatry] , or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch. Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee. Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God. For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do."