There is a fine line between the religion of the Holy Bible and the superstition of false religion. In fact, in Acts 22, when Paul tells them at the Aeropagus, “People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious” he uses the word δεισιδαιμονεστέρους, which can mean either “religious” or “superstitious” depending upon the interpretation of the translator. In fact, the KJV most likely interprets the word more accurately than the ESV, as it renders it superstitious in light of the pagans to whom Paul was speaking.
Today’s charismatism is replete not with religion, but with superstition. Binding and casting out ailments with superstitious incantations, words and phrases designed to decree and declare things into existence, mumbo jumbo religious rituals not found in scripture, omen interpretation, astrology, and ecstatic utterance are all par for the course in both pagan superstitions and supposedly Christian charismaticism.
This is an excellent message from Conrad Mbewe, who has seen the line blur between the two in his native Africa. You will truly be blessed by this message.
A CALL TO ACTION
Bringing you discernment news and commentary from a biblical, polemical perspective means it is tough out there on social media. We’re constantly getting kneecapped and constrained by tech companies who find our fidelity to the scripture and pursuit of truth to be intolerable, resulting in our reach being severely throttled.
For this reason, we ask you please consider supporting us a few different ways. The first, by liking and following our new Facebook page, our home where we share new posts and interact with our members. The second, by following and retweeting our Twitter page. The third, by signing up for our newsletter below.
And last, through direct support. You can catch our free weekly episodes of the Polemics Report by subscribing at BTWN. If you like what you hear and desire to hear more, you can get the VIP full-length version for only $5.95 per month on Patreon. Also, you get other freebies for additional monthly pledges.
Subscribe to us on Patreon here and support our ministry.
Stay informed. Subscribe Today.
When you subscribe, please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts to ensure that your newsletter doesn’t go into your spam folder.
Enter your email address below…