My Journey Out New Age Spiritualism – Laura Maxwell’s Story.

As a spiritual counsellor, I’m honoured my work is shared worldwide via satellite TV, radio, books, magazines and so on. My mother and I were taught Lucifer is god when involved in new age spiritualism. I now expose the Globalist Agenda – the elite NWO cabal, from my inside knowledge of Luciferianism and Theosophy.

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LIVE on Revelation TV – satellite TV – Europe, USA and beyond. Also online http://www.revelationtv.com

As my story was recently published in Premier Christianity I’m resharing this previous post for those new to my blog. It’s a great honour to be featured in the UK’s leading Christian magazine and I am so grateful to God for this opportunity to share His love and power with others.

My Journey Out New Age Spiritualism – Laura Maxwell’s Story.

 (Taken from the About page).

We sincerely hope to humbly contribute to the journeys of those on a spiritual quest!

Do you enjoy ghost hunting, spirit communication or the paranormal? Maybe you explore esoteric or metaphysical interests, eastern mystical practices, or evolving spiritualities?

Perhaps you follow an ancient path based on Paganism? Do you practice Magick, Wicca, Neo-New Age, or the Occult?

As an open-minded seeker of truth, please consider hearing from myself and others steeped in such lifestyles. Discover secrets we experienced via supernatural realms and where it eventually led us.

When I was a Spiritualist, I was taught the New Age agenda – to recruit masses globally to Luciferianism and the New World Order. In those days, I fully agreed with such plans. Now, I’m aware of the truth behind it all! As supernatural whistleblowers, we expose inside secrets from top spiritual leaders.

Silence is consent. If you care, please share.

Silence is consent. If you care, please share.

Unfortunately, those like us are not often seen in the popular media. The world tends only to hear the one point of view, which is of course biased reporting! A spiritual form of propaganda is occurring. Even within scientific communities, they claim to portray ALL theories of any topic of debate. But with ‘spirit communication’, our ‘theory’ is rarely given air time!

You may suspect this is a conspiracy theory, so please use your critical thinking skills. Research online for hard evidence to back up our claims!

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Truth

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In 1996, I began to disclose my own private experiences. From 2008, I’ve been very privileged to share regularly on satellite TV and radio shows, broadcast over Europe and USA. Some of them are included in the playlist below.

The below interviews on Truth Frequency Radio, including The Kev Baker Show and other shows remain a few of my personal favourites. Namely because they air on Truth Frequency Radio – a very popular alternative network with a large global following of spiritual seekers.

Some of my TV interviews were requested by and aired on various Christian and secular TV channels across Asia, Russia, Pakistan, Ukraine, Australia, New Zealand, etc.

I also host a weekly talk show on Eternal Radio. On ‘The Supernatural with Laura Maxwell.’ I interview international guests, who share their dramatic true stories, eg, Ex Mediums, Ex Psychics, Ex Witches, Ex Pagans, etc. Some of them are authors and some have also shared their stories on TV.

Laura's article in Direction Magazine Dec' 2012. Sold across the UK.

Laura’s article – Direction Magazine Dec’ 2012. Sold in Wesley Owen & Faith Mission stores & churches across the UK.

My story has been featured in various Christian, secular and Spiritualist magazine articles, newspapers, a site of the leading Occult awareness ministry of 30 years in the UK, one of the leading Occult awareness sites in USA, other well known ministry websites and blogs. (Most of these people listed, have appeared on TV – please see the links).

Other overseas ministries have translated it into, for example, Croatian, Danish, Hindi, Spanish and Portuguese for magazines and TV. See link for translations.

In 2013, it was included in two new school books, now being used in secular schools across Australia and New Zealand.

It was an honour when EX Satanist, Jeff Harshbarger, asked me to write a chapter for his 2nd book ‘Dancing With The Devil,’ published in USA, by Charisma House, 2012. (I wrote a review for his first book). Jeff has been a guest on many Christian TV and radio programs in the USA and beyond.

My book A Spiritual Quest & Jeff Harshbarger’s book, which myself & others contributed chapters to.

My book A Spiritual Quest & Jeff Harshbarger’s book, which myself, Killer Son of Sam & other Ex Occultists contributed chapters to.

Another well known US preacher and TV evangelist is including my testimony in a new book, due to be published in late 2016. (Details here, once released).

It’s also been an honour to be a guest speaker in churches, venues & conferences across the UK, or radio stations around the world.

During which, I share my testimony, or teach about the New Age, Occult or also the ancient spiritual roots of Halloween.

Plus I expose evil crimes committed by some Satanic and occultic groups on Halloween. (See my interviews with Ex Satanists over the years).

Please read the dramatic events of my story below, or watch my above YouTube playlist, which shares in more detail.

For similar stories of my friends and others, please see the Ex New Agers directory section at the top of this blog & Suggested Links in the column on the right.

Or see my YouTube channel which features dozens of similar true life videos: LauraMaxwellExSpiritist

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Speak the truth with love & respect, not with disdain & arrogance. Anyone can do that!

‘If it is not truthful and not helpful, don’t say it.
If it is truthful and not helpful, don’t say it.
If it is not truthful and helpful, don’t say it.
If it is truthful and helpful, wait for the right time.’

1 Peter 3:15 … be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.

1 Peter 2:17 Show proper respect to everyone …

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All the ministry Laura undertakes, whether on TV and Radio, or in public, is entirely voluntary. She gives of her time freely. She sometimes writes free BOOK REVIEWS for authors of a similar genre.

This site and particularly the FAQ section (coming soon), were partly created due to the large response from people who contact Laura and the amount of time it takes for her to reply.

Laura can be contacted to prayerfully consider requests to perhaps speak in your venue, conference or church in the UK.

For enquiries, please email her Personal Assistant on ourspiritualquest@hotmail.com

Or contact her Facebook page A Spiritual Quest,
or YouTube Channel LauraMaxwellExSpiritist

Many thanks indeed for visiting today, your time is appreciated! We hope you find it useful and will return soon. God bless you!

Laura Maxwell’s Story.

‘What New Age Spiritualism Means To Me Now.’

Supernatural phenomena interested me since childhood. I loved reading children’s books containing ‘ghost stories’, or watching TV programs about ‘ghosts’. If Harry Potter had been written then, I’m sure it would have been one of my favourites.

A few psychic episodes as a child added to the intrigue I felt. My mother’s uncle lead a Spiritualist Church and was also high up in Freemasonry. Mum had also experienced psychic events since her childhood, but didn’t pursue it seriously until later. By the time I began Secondary School, she felt ready to explore further. Once, when walking her dogs in the park, a Medium approached. He saw her potential as a Medium and invited her to a local Spiritualist Church in Glasgow, Scotland.

Very quickly, Mum became totally engrossed by the supernatural. As a new member of the Spiritualist Church, she attended Sunday services, mid week psychic development groups, Yoga classes, etc. She shared everything she learned with me. I also became fascinated. Her heart’s desire was to train in Mediumship. The other Mediums encouraged this, asking her to join an Open Circle and to meditate with them to channel ‘spirits of the deceased’. Mum was keen to develop her abilities of Clairvoyance, Clairaudience and Clairsentience and to learn from other Mediums.

Every time Mum booked a Private Sitting for a Life Reading with a resident or visiting Medium, she’d buy a recording of the session and we’d listen to it later. It amazed me that a half-hour recording could contain so much explicit communication from alleged ‘spirits’. Specific facts were relayed about our lives, in minute detail. Precise names, places and dates were often given. It was obvious the Mediums weren’t charlatans, falling upon names by sheer chance. They accurately described the physical appearance, personalities and even repeated common phrases of our apparent dead relatives, as they conversed with spirit entities.

I also joined the Spiritualist Church in Glasgow. Mum and I devoured mystical books on Yoga, opening the chakras, Crystal Healing, Reincarnation, Alternative Therapies, etc. Attending New Age Centres and Psychic Fairs, we absorbed as much information as we could to help in our ‘spiritual enlightenment’. With our passion for environmental and conservation concerns, social justice and international peace, we gladly participated in attempting to heal people and animals, through either contact or distant psychic healing.

We also read books on positive thinking. A favourite was, ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’, by Norman Vincent Peale, a 33rd degree Free Mason, who also believed in Clairvoyance, claiming to see his dead father at meetings.

Going Deeper

Laura's season as a goth

Laura’s season as a goth

Eventually, we attended Transfiguration Sessions. Mum developed in the area of Automatic Writing. Mediums predicted I’d become an author on behalf of Spirit Guides and a Psychic Artist, drawing portraits of ‘dead relatives and Spirit Guides’ for clients. I very briefly experimented with Kirlian Photography; using infra red film I captured images of ectoplasm as it formed.

Over the next 10 – 15 years, we’d often hear of Mediums who could no longer control when spirits spoke to, or through them. Many Mediums had nervous breakdowns. Some attacked people claiming their Spirit Guides had forced them to, or were admitted to psychiatric wards.

We heard reports of ‘poltergeist activity’ in Medium’s homes. At first, we accepted explanations that mischievous or obnoxious spirits could sometimes come through and it was a potential hazard of the job. But when it happened to us, it became intolerable and impossible to function properly.

Our beloved friends, the other Psychics and Mediums, kindly tried, but failed to free our home from spirits. The spirits spoke to Mum constantly, giving her no rest, depriving her of sleep, attacking her physically, chapping loudly from within wardrobes, slamming all the doors, etc.

On one of the occasions when they forced her into a trance against her will, she was frying food. When she came out of trance, the kitchen was consumed by fire. I arrived home after the Fire Brigade had extinguished it, just before it spread to other rooms. We all realized Mum, our dogs and cats could have been killed. One afternoon, Mum’s elderly Aunt who had also visited Spiritualist Churches, felt invisible hands grab her and throw her down our stairs. Her wrist was broken. Another day, while approaching shops, I watched in horror as Mum was lifted from the ground and catapulted from the pavement, landing on the bonnet of a passing car. This particular incident happened more than once.

Hellish Encounters

Naturally, we decided to withdraw from Spiritualism and kindly asked our ‘Spirit Guides’ to leave. To our shock, they laughed and insulted us. They began to physically attack us. This was deeply perplexing, as they’d provided guidance and kindness for many years! It became obvious they’d clearly deceived us, pretending to be benevolent, when in reality they were wicked all along.

It dismayed us that all the Spiritualist Mediums and Psychics we knew and dearly loved, had clearly been deceived too. After all, it was they who had introduced us to those spirits. They’d also assumed such ‘Spirit Guides’ and ‘friends’ were genuine.

However, the biggest shock came when even our supposed ‘dead relatives’ turned against us too! They also mocked and hit us. The spirits warned we couldn’t leave the occult, as we had unknowingly granted them control from the first day we invited them into our lives! It became clear to Mum and I there was something dangerous and deceptive in Spiritualism and forms of spirit communication, if even the Mediums who had brought our fake ‘spirit friends’ to us had not discerned their true spiritual identity.

A Christian Encounter

‘You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free’, John 8:32

Susan, a Christian I’d met in a Psychology Tutorial, at university, invited me to her Pentecostal Church. She explained other Psychics who had experienced similar tragedies were set free from spiritual attacks when they accepted the Biblical Jesus Christ as their Saviour, (not the New Age false Christ).

I did feel an atmosphere and presence in her church I’d never known and I hungered for it. When they prayed for healing and spoke in tongues, I senses instantly they had a supernatural power, but I wasn’t sure what it was! To me, Jesus was just a Healer and Medium.

That night when I returned home, the spirits were furious that I’d visited the Pentecostal Church. I was sure they’d try to kill me. (To learn more of those few days, please watch my TV interviews!)

I cried out to God in sheer desperation. I asked if He was real, to please speak to me through a bible I found. I had a divine revelation the bible was totally true, so renouncing Spiritualism, I came to Jesus Christ of Nazareth. I received Him as my Saviour and asked Him to cleanse me from all sin. Finally, I had saw the light. I had found truth. I had found Love Himself! Much to my own surprise, I had become a Christian, something I thought I’d never do! Never say never folks!

The very next morning, a Romany Gypsy appeared at my door. I’d been thinking about her for hours and now there she stood! She said she had got born again and that Jesus had sent her to tell me I was now on the right path! I began attending the church I’d just visited.

A Darker Tragedy Strikes

Just a few months later, during my 2nd year at university, Mum’s health deteriorated & her ‘Spirit Guides’ became more violent and even threatened to control her and use her to kill people. Mum’s doctor couldn’t accept poltergeist activity and was sadly diagnosed as Schizophrenic. Mum was detained in a Psychiatric Hospital, much to the utter shock of my Mum and myself.

Although my Mum gave her heart to Jesus a few months later, the Pentecostal Church I’d joined had no experience at that point, of helping people like Mum. At that time, they didn’t have the Deliverance Ministry. As a baby Christian myself, I didn’t yet know there were Christians who could’ve cast those demons out of my Mum in Jesus Name. After months of heavy sedation, the psychiatrists discharged her, but when she returned home, she endured further harassment from spirits. Sadly, the church I belonged to didn’t yet have experience of casting demons out of homes or people.

My pastor was young and inexperienced. He assumed mum and I were just over imaginative or mentally ill. So, we received no help. To my utter shock and dismay, my mother committed suicide.

Although not rare for someone to do … over the past couple of decades I’ve heard of many around the world, affected by the New Age or Occult have been in psychiatric wards or killed themselves. Therefore, I feel it emphasizes the crucial importance for Christians to embrace the Deliverance Ministry, more commonly known as Exorcism, and become God’s instruments to release freedom to such tortured people in Jesus Name.

(Over the years as a Christian, I have been honoured and delighted that the Holy Spirit has used me to see people & homes be set free from demonic harassment/poltergeist type activity, etc). “Greater is He (Jesus), that is in you; than he (satan) that is in the world.”

My chains are gone!

Soon after, I found another Pentecostal Church. It was experienced in Deliverance prayer – casting out demons. The co-Pastor, visited my mum’s home, successfully cleansing it the first time they prayed. At the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, all the spirits left and never returned. Praise God! Later, I sold Mum’s home without worrying the new tenants would be harassed.

The Pentecostal Church I attend, doesn’t serve up dead religious traditions or control. Instead it’s lively, loving and joyful. Members are trained by the Holy Spirit to prophesy of the future. Minds and bodies are healed and other miracles, signs and wonders occur. Actually, in a couple of years I saw more people healed in Pentecostal Churches than I ever saw in over ten years at Spiritualist meetings.

Deception Exposed

When I became a Christian, even before I had read the Biblical warnings of the Occult in Deuteronomy chapter 18, I suddenly saw the truth. I instinctively realized what had happened. The missing piece of the jigsaw slipped into place. When our ‘dead relatives and Spirit Guides’ began to attack us, it indicated those lying evil spirits had deceived us, merely impersonating our loved ones. It made complete sense when Christians explained from the bible, it’s impossible for dead souls to return to talk with us, as they remain in heaven or hell for eternity.

Also, the bible describes spirits are evil ‘fallen angels,’ or demons. They’ve existed since before creation. They possess vast psychic knowledge of our families & historical figures down the generations. Like ‘shape shifters’ from movies, they can easily disguise their evil form to pose as our ‘deceased family,’ to mimic ‘Spirit Guides,’ or any famous celebrity that ever lived. With their supernatural powers they can perform many false miracles. Through hypnosis etc, they can even produce false visions of your ‘former lives’.

They are masters of disguise. The Bible says that entities who work through Witches, Mediums, Ghost Hunters, etc, are called ‘familiar spirits’. They are psychic and very familiar with how all your ancestors looked and spoke, as they were on the earth at the same time. Thus, these entities can impersonate them perfectly. The Hebrew word for familiar spirits actually translates as ‘demon,’ evil spirit.

This is emphasised in passages such as 2 Corinthians 11 to 14 : “And no wonder! For Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.” The evil spirits working through Spiritualism, Ghost Hunting, etc, are evil demons. They serve Satan to deceive precious Mediums and others, appearing as dead relatives, Spirit Guides, ascended masters, goddesses, Reiki healing guides, aliens, fairies and so on. (Please see my article on how to ‘Test The Spirits’, or watch my TV programs on this crucial topic.)

The counterfeit nature of spirits makes sense, because many top Mediums even claim that Lucifer is god and the source of all psychic powers! (Benjamine Creme, David Spangler, Madam Helena Blavatsky, etc). They believe Lucifer is still an angel of light; god; the Saviour, and that he did not fall and become Satan, as the Bible states. Thus, Luciferianism is one of the roots of the New Age and Spiritualism. Madam Helena Blavatsky, a self proclaimed Luciferian Medium, was called the ‘mother of the New Age movement’. (Please see my article or watch my TV programs on this topic.)

Before I left the Occult, I was unaware the Bible lovingly advises in 1 John 4 verse 1 to 3 : “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God … every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus has come in the flesh is not of God … And this is the spirit of the Antichrist …”

Please see my note with directions on how to Test The Spirits, in the menu bar at the top. I’ve known countless numbers who have challenged Guides and other spirits, to show their true identity, in Jesus Christ’s name. Often they scream as they reveal their true evil form.

A Crucial Observation

Since I left Spiritualism and became a Christian, I have never been contacted by any spirit claiming to be a ‘dead relative’ or ‘Spirit Guide’! All such supernatural activity stopped, when I found the truth, that they were demons impersonating family or spiritual beings! You’d think, if they were truly real, they’d still try to ‘contact’ me!

Sharing With Others

About Jesus

When a Spiritualist, I’d regarded Jesus as just a cosmic force; part of the universal consciousness, a reincarnation of another god or great Healing Medium. Since my conversion in 1994, I’ve met, spoken to & read of many Ex Psychics, Ex Gypsies, Ex Mediums, Ex Witches, Ex Luciferians, and even Ex Satanists. They all discovered the entities of their ‘Spirit Guides’, ‘dead relatives’ or ‘goddesses’, were not who they claimed to be. These people were also set free from demonic attack after receiving Christ into their lives & receiving His overwhelming love and deliverance into spiritual freedom, (Exorcism).

Two successful Glasgow Mediums, Sadie Bryce and Geordie Aitken also became Christians. Sadie went to the same Spiritualist Church I did. She spoke of her occult past in BBC programs and an audio recording. Paul Watson wrote a book detailing Geordie’s experience. As Christians, Sadie and I wrote to each other and I met Geordie several times, discovering we all had been misled by deceiving spirits in the same ways. Geordie himself lost friends to demonically induced suicide. He spoke on my behalf at my mum’s funeral.

Jesus Christ healed me of a phobia of heights and physical conditions including Fibromyalgia and migraine headaches. He has given me joy and peace I simply never knew existed. His very tangible Presence of pure love is more real than any powerful encounter I experienced within Spiritualism, New Age or Mystical practises. I am forever grateful to Him for transforming my life and I give Him all the glory.

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The Supernatural with Laura Maxwell, on Eternal Radio.

The Supernatural with Laura Maxwell, on Eternal Radio available on tunein.com

I now host a weekly show on Eternal Radio, called ‘The Supernatural with Laura Maxwell,’

On it, I interview international guests, who share their dramatic true conversion stories. My guests include former Mediums, Psychics, Witches, Pagans, Satanists and so on.

Some of them are authors or have shared their stories on TV and radio.

Since 2008, I’ve shared my life story, on satellite TV, radio, in conferences and churches. I also write for magazines. I don’t receive payment for this. I’m delighted and blessed to hear from people worldwide. They share they’ve also been saved out of the New Age and Occult – by the transforming, mighty power of our loving Saviour and Friend, the Lord Jesus Christ. Some say it was my testimony that helped lead them to Jesus. Hallelujah!

A Final Word

I continuously hear from more people who are turning away from Spiritualist Meetings, Tarot Card Parties, Yoga, Meditation, Reiki and all other spirit empowered practises.

Laura in a studio during a radio show in Scotland.

A live show, Revival Radio studio, Scotland.

A few years ago, I completed a testimony-based novel, containing some detail of events Mum, our friends and I experienced within the occult.

It also contains some wonderful encounters with Jesus and angels, very different from what we experienced in Spiritualism.

As it’s self published, it’s only available directly from me, but should be on Amazon, by mid 2017!

If you’d like to order a copy of my book A Spiritual Quest,  please email my Personal Assistant on ourspiritualquest@hotmail.com

If you feel led to pray for Laura’s ministry, or for the audiences who hear her speak, it would be so very appreciated.

Thank you very much! God bless you. Laura.

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To find out more, please see Laura’s blog OurSpiritualQuest.com

'You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free'

‘You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free’, John 8:32

Psalm 96:3 ‘… That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all Thy wondrous works.’

Disclaimer : Laura Maxwell does not necessarily agree with all the information and conclusions presented by friends, or guest articles on her blog!

Are your friends tormented by spirits? If you care, please share. Your silence is consent. Expose demonic lies. Spread the truth to liberate those trapped in darkness, “… you will know the truth and The Truth shall set you free.”

ADMIN NOTE TO MYSELF! – (This post was copied from the Top Menu –  ‘About’ bio page).

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Winter Colds and Flus – Or GeoEngineering? With Felicity Corbin-Wheeler. 

Felicity Corbin Wheeler

Felicity Corbin-Wheeler has a show on Revelation TV and Eternal Radio…

‘I’m on Eternal Radio right now reaching the globe with the Good News about Health with Stephen Merrick. This is an interesting one! And watch my Facebook, lots of mind blowing new scientific and well referenced stuff on the stratospheric spraying that is making so many of us so ill. Wake UP!’

Get Well Stay Well with Felicity Corbin-Wheeler Tuesdays 10am UK time. To listen visit www.eternalradio.org.uk

Chemtrail Flu

‘Pilots, scientists and doctors tell the truth! Trying to tell friends about this?’  Felicity Corbin-Wheeler writes, ‘Just point them to http://www.GeoEngineeringWatch,org. If they have a grain of intelligence they will cotton on. Post these wake up clips. Get in an active group. There is strength in numbers. And don’t talk about chemtrails… talk about solar radiation management, stratospheric spraying. Even the governments admit they are doing it!’

‘Are you suffering from the chemtrail flu? The aching body, coughing, congestion and lack of energy that affects many people every year. Doctors have been saying for a long time that what we think is the flu isn’t necessarily it, mostly blaming other viral infections, but Dr. Len Horowitz has another explanation. He thinks people are getting sick from what he calls chemtrail flu.

For the last 20 years, he says, he has seen more people get sick with unusual upper respiratory infections. He thinks a lot of these cases stem from disease agents called mycoplasma.


Mycoplasma is not quite bacteria, though they are similar. These microorganisms lack a cell wall, which means most antibiotics don’t work on them the way they do on typical disease-causing bacteria. Mycoplasma infections are known for causing pneumonia, but they can also present with vague symptoms like tiredness and malaise, making them difficult to diagnose.


This CONTROVERSIAL DOCTOR EXPLAINS CHEMTRAIL FLU EPIDEMIC. The question then becomes, where does mycoplasma come from, and why does it seem to have become much more common since the late nineties? It is possible that it’s because of increased awareness, as medical professionals like Dr. Horowitz are talking about it, but the doctor himself disagrees.


He blames a conspiracy between the government and large pharmaceutical companies, and even calls the disease a “biological weapon”. His suggestion is that it might have been deployed on purpose, either to control the population or to create demand for pharmaceutical solutions like antibiotics, which of course don’t usually work on these infections. Antibiotics are also hard on the body, potentially causing more disease when they’re used unnecessarily.


A weakened immune system, whether from overuse of medication or from other toxic substances in the environment, leads to even more infections. Dr. Horowitz names ethylene dibromide as an example of these environmental toxins. It was widely used in the past as an additive in leaded gasoline and as a fumigant to spray crops and golf courses.
The substance is extremely toxic to humans and can cause cancer, liver disease and respiratory illness. The chemical has been banned for some of its most common applications but is still in use in some industries. ‘

READ MORE:  http://www.disclose.tv/news/are_you_suffering_from_chemtrail_flu/138244

‘Painful irritation in sinuses, throat, lungs caused by the aluminium that is being stratospherically sprayed to dim the sun. They use nano particulates which damage our delicate respiratory tracts like shards of glass, tainted with aluminium, barium, ethylene di bromide and any other chenical and bacteria or virus they wish. And NO POLITICIAL PARTY HAS THE GUTS TO STAND UP TO THEM. Listen to the Rev Michelle Mann and see a medical specimen of these nano particulates.’

‘UK under Chemical Attack right now. See this clip shot in Wigan today 3rd December 2017. Have YOU had chem flu or cold recently? So many suffering from the chemicals being sprayed stratospherically on a niaive, trusting population. WAKE UP and join the millions of us who are. All the evidence on www.GeoEngineeringWatch.com Stop this madness.’

 

‘See the documentation and commercial patents for the sprays dating from 1950’s:’

 

‘Commercial air travel passengers are being subjected to very real and immediate dangers from the ongoing illegal climate engineering operations. The attached one and a half minute video is a case in point. No wonder so many develop colds and “flu” after flying.’

Dane Wigington
GeoengineeringWatch.org

So interesting. Make your voice heard, while you still have one!
https://www.facebook.com/geoengineeringwatch.org/videos/1417570954948307/

Felicity Corbin-Wheeler ‘That is why we must support Dane and get active. We are going to get hit anyway, so would you rather face the traffic and do something about it, or just wait to get hit from behind?? Some of us have grandchildren to fight for. What a legacy we are leaving them. There has never been a generation that has allowed so much environmental devastation. Get active! Share this information!’

Felicity Corbin-Wheeler ‘If only everyone on FB today would cotton on to this and act. We need a miracle and I pray and BELIEVE for one. It will be the power of the people globally that overcomes. If we delay much longer we will be too late. The chemical disaster is too great already and the seas and land are dying fast, every day… Only a miracle can restore the delicate balance of our universe.’

Viewer: ‘The more I learn the more overwhelmed I feel. I have just changed to organic and raw and all the other things that I’ve learned but to be honest this just makes every effort to eat clean pointless. I presume this happens over uk too.  If it can be stopped by mass outcry we need to be led into it and do it fast!!!’ 

Felicity Corbin-Wheeler: Dont despair… Join GeoEngineeringWatch.organd get active with the rest of us! Dane Wigington is taking the government to court with a legal team.

 

ONE OF THE POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS…

An in-depth look at Aquaponics by John, from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/. John knows a great deal about agriculture. For those who are seriously interested in this sustainable way of continuing to feed our families in our broken, polluted, poisoned world. Very interesting. Note the suggestions he has for improving the method.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raRvjW0e9xQ

Aquaponic Farming adds fish into the equation.! Great news for the future of safe, clean, inexpensive and sustainable food production in a broken, polluted, poisoned planet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLwwLrn2ncI Watch this one and spread the GOOD NEWS.

Felicity Corbin-Wheeler :

Email Felicity Corbin-Wheeler on felicitycorbinwheeler@gmail.com.

 

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Laura Maxwell does not necessarily agree with all the information and conclusions presented by friends, guest articles on her blog, TV or radio interviews or her own radio show.

Laura is not paid for writing in books, magazines or appearing on TV, radio or at events. All of her work is of a voluntary nature.

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Spirit Communication by Ex Paranormal Investigator, Dana Emanuel.

Ex Paranormal Investigator, Dana Emanuel, now Deliverance Minister wrote this excellent article. I’m grateful she kindly gave me permission to reproduce it here! Laura Maxwell 

Spirit Communication – A Demonic Invitation by Dana Emanuel of

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Sitting in front of the television set,  flipping through the channels, chances are, you will find at least one show on, that involves some sort of spirit communications. With so many shows dedicated to “paranormal investigations”, or Psychic phenomena, one could easily understand why Spirit Communications is accepted by society, and why most people see no harm in it.

And while it is heavily pushed by the media, the church remains quiet. No one is speaking about it in the church. The statistics of how many Christians that sit in churches every week, but yet believe in earthbound spirits, would most likely be somewhat of a shocking number… considering what the Bible actually says about it.

All spirit communication techniques are against Gods Word. All spirit communication involves contact with demonic spirits.

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I often shake my head when I hear ghost hunters warn against the use of ouija boards. What they do not understand is, that ALL forms of spirit communications are an abomination to God according to the Bible. Using an ouija board is no different than using dowsing rods, a pendulum, tarot cards, ghost meters, trigger objects, or even a simple voice recorder. Realistically, they all do the same thing. They are all used with the intentions to communicate with the “dead”.

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There are different reasons why people attempt to communicate with the dead.  Probably the most common reason would be because of the grief one feels after losing thier loved ones, and thier desire to have contact with them. Wanting so badly to feel that they are still here with them.

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Another reason would be, our natural fear of death; and curiosity of what is in store for us in the hereafter.

Unresolved issues is also a reason people attempt to communicate with the dead. These issues could range from unanswered questions from our deceased loved ones,  or it could be things such as unresolved crime related issues. An example could be police officers that contact psychics in an attempt to gain information related to crimes committed, surrounding the death of an individual.

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Another reason would be an unhealthy attraction to darkness.  for There can be a thrill in becoming fearful in certain situations.

An example of this could be when someone wants to watch a scary movie, and they find themselves, under covers with one eye peeking around the sheet that is in thier clinched fist, daring to watch the whole movie, but when the scene gets too scary, they pull the sheet over both their eyes, but only to pull the sheet back away again, only seconds later, attempting to watch it again.

There is a thrilling factor to it. But that “scary feeling” we get when we do these things is our natural feelings and conscience, that tells us, it’s not good, and that it is rather evil.

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Ghost hunting can have an euphoria effect. There is something about sitting in a dark room, with all the “up to date” ghost hunting gadgets, daring to do what others are too afraid of doing. Feeling somewhat like a “Spiritual daredevil”. Challenging one’s fearful side.

Sometimes we come across “ghost hunters” that become provocative when communicating with these spirits. They will try to “challenge” these spirits. This is exceptionally dangerous. Why is this dangerous one might ask? Because spirits have not flesh and blood as we have. We cannot fight a spiritual battle using physical weapons.  These spirits are only subject to Jesus. They can only do what God allows them to do. (Job 1:9-12)

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The only time a human has authority over demonic spirits, is when they are born again, believers in Jesus Christ, that are in obedience to Gods Word.

*Mark 16:17, Jesus gives specific instructions to all believers, telling them that all those who believe in The name of Jesus, will have the authority to cast out devils…
Jesus only gives this “authority” to cast out demons, to believers. Unbelievers do not have that right.

For example;

*Acts 19:13-16 the vagabond Jews, exorcists took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus saying we Adjure you by Jesus, who Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said Jesus I know and Paul I know but who are you? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.

As I stated above, “The only time a human has authority over demonic spirits, is when they are born again, believers in Jesus Christ, that are in obedience to Gods Word.”

The reason I mentioned “ in obedience to Gods Word”, is because, even if we claim to believe in Jesus, if we dabble in the occult, by doing things that God forbids us to do, we are in danger. In doing these things, in a sense, we are leaving God’s umbrella of protection.

*Proverbs 1:33 KJV
[33] But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

If the enemy merely showed himself as the evil being that he really is, people would do whatever it took to avoid him. But the fact is, he is very deceptive and he will use whatever tactic that best suits you, to destroy you. He “sifts us as wheat”. The enemy comes but to steal, kill, and destroy.

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God forbids necromancy, and divination in His holy Word. Some often wonder, “ why is it wrong to talk to my deceased loved one, I’m not hurting anything by doing this”? But the truth is, all of Gods “laws/commandments” are in place for our own protection. It’s not because he wants to withhold anything “good” from us, but instead, to protect us from something bad.

God tells us in His Word, that when we die, we immediately go to either heaven, or hell. And the Bible says that once someone in in heaven or hell, that there is a “great gulf”, fixed in place, that makes it impossible for those that are in either place, to return to earth, even if it is to go warn (or talk to) the living. (Luke 16:19-31)

So, if these spirits are not the departed spirits of our deceased loved ones, who, or what are they? The Bible tells us in 2 Corinthians 11:14, that we should take no marvel, for “Satan himself is transformed as an angel of light”

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Demonic spirits will mimic the dead. These are called “Familiar Spirits”. Familiar spirits are familiar with the person they mimic, as they have followed that family down through the generations, which is the reason why they know so much about the deceased person and their family.

And the Bible tells us, that they will deceive and defile us. (Lev.19-31, Deut.18:10, 2Chronicles 33:6, Lev.20:6, Isa.19:3, Isa.8:19)
In Isaiah, it says:
Isaiah 8:19, And when they Say unto you seek not  them that have familiar spirits and onto wizards a peep and that mutter: should not a people seek onto their God? For the living to the dead?

God wants us to seek him regarding the dead. He gives us all truth in His word. On the other hand, the familiar spirits lie, and will tell us things that are not true. Things that directly conflict with Gods Word. The belief in earthbound spirits alone, is an attack on God’s Word and His truth. This belief is contrary to what the Bible tells us, one example would be, that when unsaved people die, they do not go to hell.
(It takes away the fear of hell)

It gives a false sense of hope to unbelievers, while it takes away the true hope given to the believers.

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This is the reason God forbids necromancy, and divination. Satan is here to try to deceive us, and he will masquerade as our deceased loved ones. You see, he always mimics something “good”. Something that will appeal to us. He wants to gain our trust.

When you have a person that is suffering from the grief of losing someone dear to them, the enemy will take advantage of the opportunity, and try to deceive them. This is why in most cases, people will “experience” paranormal activity right after someone they know dies. People want so badly to be able to hold onto their loved ones while it is very difficult for them to accept the fact that they are no longer here. This is a very cruel tactic of the enemy.

Weighing the Evidence:

It’s very interesting to know how many “ghost hunters”, “psychics”, etc., truly rely on their own senses, and trust what these spirits “tell them”. When coming to a conclusion in “paranormal cases”, the evidence that is always presented as “proof” of ghosts (earthbound spirits of our departed loved ones) include things such as:

*EVP recordings (having to trust in what the spirits tell them)
*Photographs of paranormal anomalies (familiar spirits can “appear” as ghost)
*Temperature readings of the area during the investigation.
*EMF readings (again, this can be manipulated by demonic spirits)
*Video footage of paranormal activity.
*Information given through a medium or psychic. (Demonic spirits are known to do this, as even many in the paranormal/psychic community agree that these occurrences do happen at times, but they deny the possibility that this is perhaps always the case.)

All of the types of evidence above, are determined by using our natural senses.

But where the deception comes in is this… when we determine the presence of a “spirit”, we do not have the “natural” ability to distinguish whether the spirit is that of a deceased loved one, or if the spirit is truly demonic. And we cannot go by our own “feelings” either, as the Bible tells us:

Proverbs 14:12 KJV
[12] There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Jeremiah 17:9 KJV
[9] The heart is deceitful above all things , and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Proverbs 3:5 KJV
[5] Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Therefore, we must seek God’s word, and what he says. His word tells us,

2 Corinthians 5:8 KJV
[8] We are confident, I say , and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

It also says, Hebrews 9:27 KJV
[27] And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Luke 16:22-31 KJV
[22] And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; [23] And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. [24] And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. [25] But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. [26] And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. [27] Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: [28] For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. [29] Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. [30] And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. [31] And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

The scripture above, from Luke 16, is very clear. It tells us that immediately, when we die, we are either carried by angels to heaven, or we will lift up our eyes being in everlasting torment. It also tells us that there is a great gulf “fixed” in place, so that anyone in heaven or hell cannot leave.

And most importantly, this scripture tells us that God will not allow one to come back from the dead, even if it is to warn others. And if God were to have any exceptions to this rule, it would definitely be for the gospels sake, as there is not a more important message than the gospel.

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Testing The Spirits:

Humans are limited, having to depend on our natural senses. We have a “flawed” nature. Naturally, we determine truth by our “experiences”, through our 5 senses. Some people believe in a 6th sense, but this “sense”, is something that cannot be explained naturally. This phenomenon is supernatural, and actually comes from the spiritual realm.

But we must take caution, as there is no true way to determine scientifically/naturally, if it comes from God, or if it comes from the demonic realm. God gives “believers” different gifts. But these gifts are from the Holy Spirit. One of those gifts are “discerning of spirits”. But the “test” that the individual would do, would be to test the situation or the information given, by the Word of God. Does the information given line up with scripture.

Many people believe that “discerning of spirits”is the distiquishment of whether a spirit is a trapped “human” spirit, or a demonic spirit. But this idea is not biblical as it is not found in  scripture! Rather, it is used to distinguish between teachers who are empowered by Holy Spirit or teachers empowered by unholy spirits/demons… spirit of antichrist.

For example, if a spirit appeared to someone, and claimed to be the spirit of a small child, immediately, the person would know this isn’t possible, because the Bible clearly tells us that spirits cannot leave heaven or hell for unresolved issues. So the person would know that this is a familiar spirit.

1 John 4:1-6 KJV
[1] Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. [2] Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: [3] And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. [4] Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. [5] They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. [6] We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

If for any reason, you believe the spirits of our departed loved ones are indeed still here with us, please do this one thing. “Test the spirits”, to see if they are of God or not. We need to compare the situation and what is being said, with scripture! And if for some reason, you have an “encounter” with a spirit, you can ask the spirit, “Do you believe that Jesus Christ came in the flesh, and that He died on the cross and rose again from the dead? And see what the spirit tells you. And then, command any, and all evil spirits to leave in the name of Jesus!

If you do these things, be rest assured, you will find out the true identity of these demonic spirits, that are masquerading as our deceased loved ones.

When people test these spirits this way, the reactions of these spirits  and thier submission to the name of Jesus is usually all it takes, as this is proof of the authority and power of Jesus Christ,  and the true identity of these demonic spirits!

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Seeking first the kingdom of God,

Dana Emanuel, Deliverance Minister

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Historical Evidence That Jesus was Crucified and Rose From The Dead by James Bishop.|

From the empty tomb, to the post-mortem appearances, to the conversions and convictions of skeptics who claimed to have seen the risen Christ, here is a look at the historical evidence for the resurrection of Jesus. (Shared by Steven Bancarz).

He Is Risen: Historical Evidence That Jesus Rose From The Dead

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He Is Risen: Historical Evidence That Jesus Rose From The Dead by James Bishop|

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Did Jesus really rise from the dead?  Is there any evidence that this actually happened, or is this just a product of myth, legend, or religious wishful thinking?  As it turns out, the resurrection of Jesus is well supported by historical evidence and serves as the best explanation for the facts surrounding his life, death, and the emergence of early Christianity.

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In this article we shall focus on New Testament Scholar Gary Habermas’ minimal facts approach (MFA). The MFA, explains Habermas, “considers only those data that are so strongly attested historically that they are granted by nearly every scholar who studies the subject, even the rather skeptical ones” (1).

This comes after Habermas has sifted through some 3000 peer reviewed academic articles penned in several languages. Having done so Habermas identifies 12 such facts (2) (3) but we shall focus only on four that are needed to make the case for Christ:

  • Jesus’ crucifixion.
  • Jesus’ burial.
  • Jesus’ empty tomb.
  • Jesus’ post mortem appearances that convinced Paul, James and the disciples that he had been raised from the dead.

General Reliability

Since we will review the New Testament I want to make the case that we can trust them as historical documents. We won’t assume that the biblical texts are inspired or that they are inerrant. We shall simply approach the New Testament as basic historical documents. As I have argued before there are six main areas we will focus on (4).

The gospels are our primary sources for learning about Jesus. Contemporary critical New Testament historian and professor of Religious Studies Bart Ehrman affirms we can make use of the “New Testament Gospels.” He explains that doing so “is not for religious or theological reasons… these alone can be trusted. It is for historical reasons, pure and simple” (5).

IN AGREEMENT PROFESSOR RICHARD BURRIDGE CLAIMS THAT WHEN “JUDGED BY THE CRITERIA OF THE 1ST CENTURY AND I THINK THEY [GOSPELS] ARE PRETTY RELIABLE DOCUMENTS” (6).

It is thus not disputed that the gospels do, to a greater or lesser extent, give us good historical information on Jesus.

Such a position is strengthened since consensus today (10) holds the gospels to be the “genre of biographies” (7), “ancient biographies” (8), and “as modified ancient biographies” (9). This important fact conveys to us the author’s motive, namely to provide an account of what really happened.

Historians note that archaeology supports the gospel accounts which goes a long way in demonstrating that they are grounded within history. There are many such confirmations concerning the gospels, as Distinguished Professor Craig Evans explains,

“MATTHEW, MARK, LUKE, JOHN, THE BOOK OF ACTS—THESE ARE THE BASIC NARRATIVE BOOKS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT. THEY TALK ABOUT REAL PEOPLE, REAL EVENTS, REAL PLACES, AND THE ARCHAEOLOGIST CAN SHOW THAT” (11).

Scholar Paul Johnson agrees writing that “Historians note that mounting evidence from archaeology confirms rather than contradicts the accounts of Jesus” (12). Then historians have extra-biblical affirmation of gospel events, as historian Habermas explains, “When the combined evidence from ancient sources is summarized, quite an impressive amount of information is gathered concerning Jesus and ancient Christianity” (13).

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Moreover, general reliability is further enhanced by manuscript attestation. We have over 5000 copies in the original language of Greek (14) which surpasses anything else we have from other ancient Greco-Roman works. Habermas captures this well:

“What is usually meant is that the New Testament has far more manuscript evidence from a far earlier period than other classical works. There are just under 6000 NT manuscripts, with copies of most of the NT dating from just 100 years or so after its writing…In this regard, the classics are not as well attested. While this doesn’t guarantee truthfulness, it means that it is much easier to reconstruct the New Testament text” (15).

Then equally as important is the earliness of our textual evidence. Our entire New Testament dates prior to the end of the 1st century. Jesus died around 30 AD, and most scholars date our gospels from 60 to 95 AD whereas Paul’s letters date even earlier from the 50s onwards. This means that what we have is 1st century testimony to the life of Jesus.

Scholar Mike Bird argues that this is early especially in “comparison to other historical figures” (16). Professor Craig Keener explains that “Gospel materials written within four decades of Jesus’ execution therefore provide a remarkably special opportunity for early insight into Jesus’ ministry” (17).

Scholar Dan Wallace claims that “it cannot be denied as a fact of history that these gospels are our earliest witnesses to what Christians in the first century believed” (18). Scholars also demonstrate that we can actually get back earlier than that 70 AD mark when we analyze the traditions behind our gospels.

The Minimal Facts

We shall work from the basis that historians usually accept two independent sources confirming an event of history to be likely historical (19). I shall also make reference to the Criterion of Authenticity (CoA). CoA is a tool historians use that assigns probability to the deeds and sayings of Jesus, and, of course, the greater the probability the more confident we can be in an alleged saying or event (27). Of the CoA we shall focus on (28):

  1. Independent & early attestation: Event appears in multiple sources which are near to the time at which it is alleged to have occurred.
  2. Embarrassment: Event is awkward or counter-productive for the persons who serve as the source of information. It is highly unlikely to have simply been made up.
  3. Enemy attestation: Event is attested to by enemies which gives it a high probability.

That being said, let’s look at the four minimalist facts agreed upon by the vast majority of New Testament scholars today.

1. Jesus’ death by crucifixion

jesus-diedNo serious historian doubts that Jesus was crucified. According to Professor James Dunn the crucifixion of “Jesus command[s] almost universal assent” and “is impossible to doubt or deny” (20). Agnostic Professor Bart Ehrman agrees that it “is one of the most secure facts we have about his life” (21).

In The Historical Jesus: Lecture Transcript and Course Guidebook, 2000, Ehrman says:

“ONE OF THE MOST CERTAIN FACTS OF HISTORY IS THAT JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED ON ORDERS OF THE ROMAN PREFECT OF JUDEA, PONTIUS PILATE”. (P. 162)

Professor Luke Johnson says the evidence “is overwhelming” (22).  Atheist Professor of Early Christianity and the University of Gottinggen Gerd Ludemann says:

“JESUS’ DEATH AS A CONSEQUENCE OF CRUCIFIXION IS INDISPUTABLE”. IN THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST: A HISTORICAL INQUIRY2004, P 50

Skeptical historian John Dominic Crossan says he takes it “absolutely for granted” (23), Borg calls it “so probable as to be certain” (24), and Paula Frederickson says it “is the single strongest fact we have about Jesus” (25).

Sources for the crucifixion

The crucifixion is independently attested in no less than 11 independent sources from both within and outside of the New Testament: Pre-Mark Passion Narrative, Q, John, Paul, Hebrews, 1 Peter 2:24, Clement of Rome, Ignatius, Martyr, Josephus Flavius, & Cornelius Tacitus. Pre-Mark and Q are very early dating to within years of the actual crucifixion.

Other later, less valuable, sources such as Lucian, Mesa Bar Serapion (depends on dating), Thallus and the Talmud all affirm a constant tradition of Jesus’ crucifixion (26). The crucifixion also passes the CoA. It is early and multiply attested (29), passes the criterion of embarrassment (30) (31), coherence (32), as well as being archaeologically consistent (33). Gospel crucifixion details also match what we know from contemporary medical science which gives them credibility (33) (34).

2. Jesus Burial

Consensus affirms Jesus’ burial. In accordance to CoA it is early and multiply attested. It is affirmed within an early pre-Pauline creed that Paul received less than five years after Jesus’ crucifixion (35). Habermas explains that these creeds “preserve some of the earliest reports concerning Jesus from about AD 30-50” (36).

The burial is further attested in Mark’s Pre-Passion Narrative material which, according to theologian and philosopher William Craig, “is a very early source which is probably based on eyewitness testimony and dates to within several years of Jesus’ crucifixion” (37). Professor Richard Bauckham also dates it prior to 40 AD and probably “goes back to the Jerusalem church” (38).

This is powerful early and independent evidence. The burial is further independently attested to by unique material M & L, Acts and John. In total we have six independent sources with several that are very early attesting to Jesus’ burial.

According to John Robinson the burial is one of “the earliest and best-attested facts about Jesus” (39). Moreover, the burial is enemy attested. The religious Jewish enemies of Jesus accused the disciples of stealing Jesus’ body from the tomb according to Matthew 28:13, Martyr (Dialogue with Tryphyo, 108), and Tertullian (De Spectaculis, 30). Such an accusation assumes that Jesus was buried within the tomb and that it was found empty.

3. Jesus’ tomb was found empty

Fact three is the exception since it is affirmed by roughly 75% of scholars as opposed to 99% upwards. However, that is still a majority as Habermas explains,

“…A STRONG MAJORITY OF CONTEMPORARY CRITICAL SCHOLARS SEEMS TO SUPPORT… THAT JESUS WAS BURIED IN A TOMB THAT WAS SUBSEQUENTLY DISCOVERED TO BE EMPTY” (40).

Firstly, it is implied in the early pre-Pauline creed of 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 as William Craig notes, “For in saying that Jesus died – was buried – was raised – appeared, one automatically implies that the empty grave has been left behind” (41).

Secondly, Christianity would have hit a wall if the tomb wasn’t actually empty. The easiest way to disprove the early Christian message of a resurrected saviour would be to go to the tomb where Jesus was laid, and expose it. Paul Althaus explains the resurrection proclamation “could not have been maintained in Jerusalem for a single day, for a single hour, if the emptiness of the tomb had not been established as a fact for all concerned” (42).

Thirdly, it is remarkable that even the Jewish authories (the enemies of the disciples) themselves acknolwedged the tomb as found empty in.

Evidence found in Matthew 28:11-15 and reports by Justin Martyr and Tertullian tells us that the Jewish leaders tried to explain that the tomb was empty because Jesus’ disciples stole his body. This suggests that the Jewish authorities acknowledged the fact that Jesus’ body was no longer in the tomb.

They didn’t object to the tomb being empty, they tried to explain this fact away, which suggests to us it really was empty.  This is positive evidence from a hostile sources, suggesting to us that the tomb was genuinely empty.

Fourthly, that Jesus’ women followers were the first to discover the empty tomb passes the criterion of embarrassment, as Chris Price illumines that “In light of this cultural context, if you are going to create a story about an empty tomb you don’t make women the first eyewitnesses. This is a counterproductive detail included by the writer simply because he was committed to telling the truth” (43).

According to scholar D. H. Van Daalen (1972):

“IT IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO OBJECT TO THE EMPTY TOMB ON HISTORICAL GROUNDS; THOSE WHO DENY IT DO SO ON THE BASIS OF THEOLOGICAL OR PHILOSOPHICAL ASSUMPTIONS”

It also boasts independent attestation. It is early and independently attested in 1 Cor. 15:1-11 and the Pre-Markan Passion Narrative (44). It is also attested in the synoptics (Mark, Matthew, Luke) and John. That is four independent sources as Habermas notes:

“[THE] EMPTY TOMB IS REPORTED IN AT LEAST THREE, IF NOT FOUR, OF THESE GOSPEL SOURCES” WHICH IS WHY IT IS “TAKEN SO SERIOUSLY BY CONTEMPORARY CRITICAL SCHOLARS” (45).

It was also part of the early Christian preaching in Acts (3:29-31 & 36-37 ) and is likewise enemy attested (46).  Click here for an article on the historical evidence for the empty tomb.

4. Jesus’ post mortem appearances to believers and unbelievers

Consensus holds that James, Paul and the disciples had resurrection experiences of Jesus.  According to atheist historian Gerd Ludemann:

“IT MAY BE TAKEN AS HISTORICALLY CERTAIN THAT PETER AND THE DISCIPLES HAD EXPERIENCES AFTER JESUS’S DEATH IN WHICH JESUS APPEARED TO THEM AS THE RISEN CHRIST” (47).

Agnostic historian James Crossley says it is “the hardest, best evidence we have” (48), and professor Ehrman calls it “a historical fact” (49).  Agnostic New Testament scholar Ed Parish Sanders says:

“THAT JESUS’ FOLLOWERS (AND LATER PAUL) HAD RESURRECTION EXPERIENCES IS, IN MY JUDGMENT, A FACT. WHAT THE REALITY WAS THAT GAVE RISE TO THE EXPERIENCES I DO NOT KNOW.” – SANDERS, E. 1995. THE HISTORICAL FIGURE OF JESUS.

For more academic recognition of the resurrection appearances, here is an article containing 38 scholar quotes on these appearances.  All four gospels independently attest to the resurrection. The appearance to Peter is independently attested by Luke, and the appearance to the Twelve by Luke and John.

We also have independent witness to Galilean appearances in Mark, Matthew, and John, as well as to the women in Matthew and John (50). It’s further attested in Paul’s early creed (1 Cor. 15:1-11), in Paul’s authentic & disputed epistles, as well as hypothetical source Q and the book of Acts.

The early creed is most significant since it records that Peter, the twelve disciples, 500 witnesses, James, and lastly Paul had experiences of the risen Jesus. Moreover, Clement of Rome provides 1st century and Polycarp early 2nd century supporting evidence of the resurrection appearances. Both Clement and Polycarp knew the disciples which gives their testimonies credibility.

Moreover, the disciples, James and Paul were sincere in the proclamation of the risen Jesus as affirmed by nine early and independent sources. Before his conversion, Paul persecuted the early church until Jesus appeared to him personally (51). James was Jesus’ unbelieving brother who was likewise convinced on the basis of a resurrection appearance (52).

We also know of 11 sources that inform us of the disciples’ early proclamation of the resurrection and their willingness to suffer and die for it (53). Finally, we know that the early Christians Paul, James (Jesus’ brother), James (brother of John), Stephen, and Peter were all martyred for their belief in the risen Jesus.

Moreover, these appearances cannot be explained away as hallucinations since Paul believed in Jesus’ physical resurrection (54), the risen Jesus ate fish (Luke 24:42), offered his disciples an opportunity to touch his resurrection body (Luke 24:39John 20:27), had some grab hold of his feet in worship (Matt. 28:9), and the disciple Thomas allegedly put his finger and hand into the place where the nails had been in Jesus’ body (John 20:27). According to exegete Craig William Craig explains, “we have a completely unanimous testimony in the Gospels that all of them were physical” (55).

“NONE OF THESE FEATURES [HALLUCINATIONS] ADEQUATELY DESCRIBE THE NEW TESTAMENT EXPERIENCES.” – J.P MORELAND (56)

“Although at least a few if not all of Jesus’ disciples may have been in an emotional state that rendered them candidates for a hallucination, the nature of some of the experiences of the risen Jesus, specifically those that occurred in group settings and to Jesus’ enemy Paul, and the empty tomb strongly suggest that these experiences were not hallucinations.” – New Testament historian Mike Licona (57)

What is the best explanation of these facts?

“JESUS’ RESURRECTION IS UNPARALLELED IN TERMS OF STRONG EVIDENCE.” – MICHAEL LICONA (58)

Jesus appeared to believers and unbelievers, indoors and outdoors, to crowds and individuals, not once but many times.  It is recognized by even the most critical scholars that such appearances really did happen.  The real question is, why did skeptics in the first century all of a sudden come to believe that they saw Jesus standing right in front of them in the flesh after he had already been crucified?

Here is a man seen working miracles, controlling the forces of nature, healing the sick, proclaiming to be divine with authority from Heaven, and predicting his own death and resurrection.  His tomb was found empty on the morning of the third day after his crucifixion, and then he was seen risen appearing to people (including 500 at once) causing them to believe (to the point of death) that Jesus had really appeared to them.

“Typical encounters with the recently deceased do not issue in claims about an empty tomb, nor do they lead to the founding of a new religion. And they certainly do not typically eat and drink, and they are not seen by crowds of up to five hundred people.” – New Testament scholar Dale Allison (59)

5. The conversions of the early Jews to Christians

Not to mention, the disciples believed Jesus had appeared to the them so fervently that they were willing to forsake their lives and be imprisoned, tortured, and executed for this belief.  Let’s take James, the brother of Jesus for example.

James denied that his brother was divine. This is independently attested in Mark (3:21; 6:2-4, 6) and John (7:5; 19:25-27). James only came to believe in his divinity after he had Jesus appear to him after his crucifixion (1 Cor. 15:3-7).  As atheist historian Gerd Luddeman says:

“JAMES HAD NO RELIGIOUS LINK WITH HIS BROTHER DURING JESUS’ LIFETIME.” (60)

James then became an early leader in the church (Galatians 1, Acts 15), and was then stoned to death for his new found faith in Jesus Christ.  As Jewish historian Josephus writes, “the brother of Jesus, who was called the Christ…was delivered to be stoned”. (61) James’ stoning is confirmed in at least three other ancient sources.

So here was a skeptic, an unbeliever who was radically transformed, who became an elder in the church, and was stoned to death for his conviction that Jesus had appeared to him. This kind of conversion is best explained by a simple fact: James had an experience of Jesus after his crucifixion that so convinced him that he was willing to risk his life for such a belief.

Conclusion

What is the best explanation for these facts surrounding the life and death of Jesus? How can we account for the impact of Jesus ministry, his miracle working, his empty tomb, his post-mortem appearances, and the radical conversion of the early disciples?

The explanation with the most explanatory scope (which simply means to say explains the most facts) is that God really had raised Jesus Christ from the dead.

“THAT IS WHY, AS A HISTORIAN, I CANNOT EXPLAIN THE RISE OF EARLY CHRISTIANITY UNLESS JESUS ROSE AGAIN, LEAVING AN EMPTY TOMB BEHIND HIM.” N.T. WRIGHT (62)

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*This article was edited and added to from the original by by Steven Bancarz of REASONSFORJESUS.COM

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Evidence for Jesus Outside the Bible by J. Warner Wallace.

Is There Any Evidence for Jesus Outside the Bible? By J. Warner Wallace

J Warner Wallace

J. Warner Wallace is a Cold-Case Detective, Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, Adjunct Professor of Apologetics at Biola, and Author of Cold-Case Christianity, God’s Crime Scene, and Forensic Faith.

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The reliable Gospel eyewitness accounts aren’t the only ancient description of Jesus. There are also non-Christian descriptions of Jesus from the late 1st to 5th Century. What do the non-Biblical accounts say about Jesus and how are we to assess them? It’s been my experience that two people can examine the same event (or even the same historical character) and disagree about what they have seen.

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Many years ago President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, and the entire event was captured on video tape. There were hundreds of eyewitnesses. The tapes were watched over and over again. Yet, in the midst of such a robust eyewitness record, people still argue to this day about what they saw and what actually happened. Was it a lone shooter or an elaborate conspiracy? Something very similar occurred when the World Trade Center was attacked by terrorists. Most of us either saw the attack live on television or watched the video for months afterward. But the event is still interpreted in a variety of ways. Was this the act of international terrorists or an elaborate
governmental conspiracy?
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Two well documented historical events with a rich set of evidences. In spite of this, both events have been interpreted in a variety of ways. It shouldn’t surprise us then to find the historical records of Jesus Christ might also experience the same type of scrutiny and diverse interpretation. Did Jesus truly live, minister, died and rise from the grave as the Gospels record or was it an elaborate conspiracy?
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One thing we know about the Kennedy assassination and the World Trade Center attack: regardless of interpretation, there were eyewitnesses to the events, and the events did truly occur. In a similar manner, the ancient evidence related to Jesus reveals there were eyewitnesses and He did exist in history. Is there any evidence for Jesus outside the Bible? Yes, and the ancient non-Christian interpretations (and critical commentaries) of the Gospel accounts serve to strengthen the core claims of the New Testament.
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Hostile Non-Biblical Pagan Accounts
There are a number of ancient classical accounts of Jesus from pagan, non-Christian sources. These accounts are generally hostile to Christianity; some ancient authors denied the miraculous nature of Jesus and the events surrounding His life:

Thallus (52AD)
Thallus is perhaps the earliest secular writer to mention Jesus and he is so ancient his writings don’t even exist anymore. But Julius Africanus, writing around 221AD does quote Thallus who previously tried to explain away the darkness occurring at Jesus’ crucifixion:

“On the whole world there pressed a most fearful darkness; and the rocks were rent by an earthquake, and many places in Judea and other districts were thrown down. This darkness Thallus, in the third book of his History, calls, as appears to me without reason, an eclipse of the sun.” (Julius Africanus, Chronography, 18:1)

If only more of Thallus’ record could be found, we might find more confirmation of Jesus’ crucifixion. But there are some things we can conclude from this account: Jesus lived, He was crucified, and there was an earthquake and darkness at the point of His crucifixion.

Tacitus (56-120AD)
Cornelius Tacitus was known for his analysis and examination of historical documents and is among the most trusted of ancient historians. He was a senator under Emperor Vespasian and was also proconsul of Asia. In his “Annals’ of 116AD, he describes Emperor Nero’s response to the great fire in Rome and Nero’s claim that the Christians were to blame:

“Consequently, to get rid of the report, Nero fastened the guilt and inflicted the most exquisite tortures on a class hated for their abominations, called Christians by the populace. Christus, from whom the name had its origin, suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius at the hands of one of our procurators, Pontius Pilatus, and a most mischievous superstition, thus checked for the moment, again broke out not only in Judea, the first source of the evil, but even in Rome, where all things hideous and shameful from every part of the world find their centre and become popular.”

In this account, Tacitus confirms several historical elements of the Biblical narrative: Jesus lived in Judea, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, and had followers who were persecuted for their faith in Christ.

Mara Bar-Serapion (70AD)
Sometime after 70AD, a Syrian philosopher named Mara Bar-Serapion, writing to encourage his son, compared the life and persecution of Jesus with that of other philosophers who were persecuted for their ideas. The fact Jesus is known to be a real person with this kind of influence is important. Mara Bar-Serapion refers to Jesus as the “Wise King”:

“What benefit did the Athenians obtain by putting Socrates to death? Famine and plague came upon them as judgment for their crime. Or, the people of Samos for burning Pythagoras? In one moment their country was covered with sand. Or the Jews by murdering their wise king?…After that their kingdom was abolished. God rightly avenged these men…The wise king…Lived on in the teachings he enacted.”

From this account, we can add to our understanding of Jesus: He was a wise and influential man who died for His beliefs. The Jewish leadership was somehow responsible for Jesus’ death. Jesus’ followers adopted His beliefs and lived their lives accordingly.

Phlegon (80-140AD)
In a manner similar to Thallus, Julius Africanus also mentions a historian named Phlegon who wrote a chronicle of history around 140AD. In this history, Phlegon also mentions the darkness surrounding the crucifixion in an effort to explain it:

“Phlegon records that, in the time of Tiberius Caesar, at full moon, there was a full eclipse of the sun from the sixth to the ninth hour.” (Africanus, Chronography, 18:1)

Phlegon is also mentioned by Origen (an early church theologian and scholar, born in Alexandria):

“Now Phlegon, in the thirteenth or fourteenth book, I think, of his Chronicles, not only ascribed to Jesus a knowledge of future events . . . but also testified that the result corresponded to His predictions.” (Origen Against Celsus, Book 2, Chapter 14)

“And with regard to the eclipse in the time of Tiberius Caesar, in whose reign Jesus appears to have been crucified, and the great earthquakes which then took place … ” (Origen Against Celsus, Book 2, Chapter 33)

“Jesus, while alive, was of no assistance to himself, but that he arose after death, and exhibited the marks of his punishment, and showed how his hands had been pierced by nails.” (Origen Against Celsus, Book 2, Chapter 59)

From these accounts, we can add something to our understanding: Jesus had the ability to accurately predict the future, was crucified under the reign of Tiberius Caesar and demonstrated His wounds after he was resurrected.

Pliny the Younger (61-113AD)
Early Christians were also described in early, non-Christian history. Pliny the Younger, in a letter to the Roman emperor Trajan, describes the lifestyles of early Christians:

“They (the Christians) were in the habit of meeting on a certain fixed day before it was light, when they sang in alternate verses a hymn to Christ, as to a god, and bound themselves by a solemn oath, not to any wicked deeds, but never to commit any fraud, theft or adultery, never to falsify their word, nor deny a trust when they should be called upon to deliver it up; after which it was their custom to separate, and then reassemble to partake of food—but food of an ordinary and innocent kind.”

This early description of the first Christians documents several facts: the first Christians believed Jesus was GOD, the first Christians upheld a high moral code, and these early followers met regularly to worship Jesus.

Suetonius (69-140AD)
Suetonius was a Roman historian and annalist of the Imperial House under the Emperor Hadrian. His writings about Christians describe their treatment under the Emperor Claudius (41-54AD):

“Because the Jews at Rome caused constant disturbances at the instigation of Chrestus (Christ), he (Claudius) expelled them from the city (Rome).” (Life of Claudius, 25:4)

This expulsion took place in 49AD, and in another work, Suetonius wrote about the fire which destroyed Rome in 64 A.D. under the reign of Nero. Nero blamed the Christians for this fire and he punished Christians severely as a result:

“Nero inflicted punishment on the Christians, a sect given to a new and mischievous religious belief.” (Lives of the Caesars, 26.2)

There is much we can learn from Suetonius as it is related to the life of early Christians. From this account, we know Jesus had an immediate impact on His followers: They were committed to their belief Jesus was God and withstood the torment and punishment of the Roman Empire. Jesus had a curious and immediate impact on His followers, empowering them to die courageously for what they knew to be true.

Lucian of Samosata: (115-200 A.D.)
Lucian was a Greek satirist who spoke sarcastically of Christ and Christians, but in the process, he did affirm they were real people and never referred to them as fictional characters:

“The Christians, you know, worship a man to this day—the distinguished personage who introduced their novel rites, and was crucified on that account….You see, these misguided creatures start with the general conviction that they are immortal for all time, which explains the contempt of death and voluntary self-devotion which are so common among them; and then it was impressed on them by their original lawgiver that they are all brothers, from the moment that they are converted, and deny the gods of Greece, and worship the crucified sage, and live after his laws. All this they take quite on faith, with the result that they despise all worldly goods alike, regarding them merely as common property.” (Lucian, The Death of Peregrine. 11-13)

From this account we can add to our description of Jesus: He taught about repentance and about the family of God. These teachings were quickly adopted by Jesus’ followers and exhibited to the world around them.

Celsus (175AD)
This is the last hostile, non-Christian account we will examine (although there are many other later accounts in history). Celsus was quite antagonistic to the claims of the Gospels, but in his criticism he unknowingly affirmed and reinforced the Biblical authors and their content. His writing is extensive and he alludes to 80 different Biblical quotes, confirming their early appearance in history. In addition, he admits the miracles of Jesus were generally believed in the early 2nd century:

“Jesus had come from a village in Judea, and was the son of a poor Jewess who gained her living by the work of her own hands. His mother had been turned out of doors by her husband, who was a carpenter by trade, on being convicted of adultery [with a soldier named Panthéra (i.32)]. Being thus driven away by her husband, and wandering about in disgrace, she gave birth to Jesus, a bastard. Jesus, on account of his poverty, was hired out to go to Egypt. While there he acquired certain (magical) powers which Egyptians pride themselves on possessing. He returned home highly elated at possessing these powers, and on the strength of them gave himself out to be a god.”

Celsus admits Jesus was reportedly born of a virgin, but then argues this could supernatural account could not be possible and offers the idea Jesus was the illegitimate son of a man named Panthera (an idea borrowed from Jews who opposed Jesus at the time). But in writing this account, Celsus does confirm several important claims: Jesus had an earthly father who was a carpenter, possessed unusual magical powers and claimed to be God.

Hostile Non-Biblical Jewish Accounts
In addition to classical pagan sources chronicling the life of Jesus and His followers, there are also a number of ancient hostile Jewish sources describing Jesus. These are written by Jewish theologians, historians and leaders who were definitely not sympathetic to the Christian cause. Their writings are often very harsh, critical and even demeaning to Jesus. But there is still much these writings confirm:

Josephus (37-101AD)
In more detail than any other non-biblical historian, Josephus writes about Jesus in his “the Antiquities of the Jews” in 93AD. Josephus was born just four years after the crucifixion. He was a consultant for Jewish rabbis at an early age, became a Galilean military commander by the age of sixteen, and he was an eyewitness to much of what he recorded in the first century A.D. Under the rule of Roman emperor Vespasian, Josephus was allowed to write a history of the Jews. This history includes three passages about Christians, one in which he describes the death of John the Baptist, one in which he mentions the execution of James (and describes him as the brother of Jesus the Christ), and a final passage which describes Jesus as a wise man and the messiah. There is much legitimate controversy about the writing of Josephus, because the first discoveries of his writings are late enough to have been re-written by Christians who were accused of making additions to the text. So to be fair, we’ll examine a scholarly reconstruction stripped of Christian embellishment:

“Now around this time lived Jesus, a wise man. For he was a worker of amazing deeds and was a teacher of people who gladly accept the truth. He won over both many Jews and many Greeks. Pilate, when he heard him accused by the leading men among us, condemned him to the cross, (but) those who had first loved him did not cease (doing so). To this day the tribe of Christians named after him has not disappeared” (This neutral reconstruction follows closely the one proposed by John Meier, A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus: The Roots of the Problem and the Person).

Now there are many other ancient versions of Josephus’ writing which are even more explicit about the nature of Jesus’ miracles, life and his status as the Christ, but let’s take this conservative version and see what we can learn. From this text, we can conclude: Jesus lived in Palestine, was a wise man and a teacher, worked amazing deeds, was accused by the Jews, crucified under Pilate and had followers called Christians.

Jewish Talmud (400-700AD)
While the earliest Talmudic writings of Jewish Rabbis appear in the 5th century, the tradition of these Rabbinic authors indicates they are faithfully transmitting teachings from the early “Tannaitic” period of the 1st Century BC to the 2nd Century AD. Scholars believe there are a number of Talmudic writings referring to Jesus, and many of these writings are said to use code words to describe Jesus (such as “Balaam” or “Ben Stada” or “a certain one”). But for our purposes we’ll be very conservative and limit our examination to the passages referring to Jesus in a more direct way:

“Jesus practiced magic and led Israel astray” (b. Sanhedrin 43a; cf. t. Shabbat 11.15; b. Shabbat 104b)

“Rabbi Hisda (d. 309) said that Rabbi Jeremiah bar Abba said, ‘What is that which is written, ‘No evil will befall you, nor shall any plague come near your house’? (Psalm 91:10)… ‘No evil will befall you’ (means) that evil dreams and evil thoughts will not tempt you; ‘nor shall any plague come near your house’ (means) that you will not have a son or a disciple who burns his food like Jesus of Nazareth.” (b. Sanhedrin 103a; cf. b. Berakhot 17b)

“Our rabbis have taught that Jesus had five disciples: Matthai, Nakai, Nezer, Buni and Todah. They brought Matthai to (to trial). He said, ‘Must Matthai be killed? For it is written, ‘When (mathai) shall I come and appear before God?’” (Psalm 92:2) They said to him, “Yes Matthai must be killed, for it is written, ‘When (mathai) he dies his name will perish’” (Psalm 41:5). They brought Nakai. He said to them, “Must Nakai be killed? For it is written, “The innocent (naqi) and the righteous will not slay’” (Exodus 23:7). They said to him, “Yes, Nakai must be kille, for it is written, ‘In secret places he slays the innocent (naqi)’” (Psalm 10:8). (b. Sanhedrin 43a; the passage continues in a similar way for Nezer, Buni and Todah)

And this, perhaps the most famous of Talmudic passages about Jesus:

“It was taught: On the day before the Passover they hanged Jesus. A herald went before him for forty days (proclaiming), “He will be stoned, because he practiced magic and enticed Israel to go astray. Let anyone who knows anything in his favor come forward and plead for him.” But nothing was found in his favor, and they hanged him on the day before the Passover. (b. Sanhedrin 43a)

From just these passages mentioning Jesus by name, we can conclude the following: Jesus had magical powers, led the Jews away from their beliefs, had disciples who were martyred for their faith (one of whom was named Matthai), and was executed on the day before the Passover.

The Toledot Yeshu (1000AD)
The Toledot Yeshu is a medieval Jewish retelling of the life of Jesus. It is completely anti-Christian, to be sure. There are many versions of these ‘retellings’, and as part of the transmitted oral and written tradition of the Jews, we can presume their original place in antiquity, dating back to the time of Jesus’ first appearance as an influential leader who was drawing Jews away from their faith in the Law. The Toledot Yeshu contains a determined effort to explain away the miracles of Jesus and to deny the virgin birth. In some places, the text is quite vicious, but it does confirm many elements of the New Testament writings. Let’s take a look at a portion of the text (Jesus is called ‘Yehoshua’):

“In the year 3671 (in Jewish reckonging, it being ca 90 B.C.) in the days of King Jannaeus, a great misfortune befell Israel, when there arose a certain disreputable man of the tribe of Judah, whose name was Joseph Pandera. He lived at Bethlehem, in Judah. Near his house dwelt a widow and her lovely and chaste daughter named Miriam. Miriam was betrothed to Yohanan, of the royal house of David, a man learned in the Torah and God-fearing. At the close of a certain Sabbath, Joseph Pandera, attractive and like a warrior in appearance, having gazed lustfully upon Miriam, knocked upon the door of her room and betrayed her by pretending that he was her betrothed husband, Yohanan.

Even so, she was amazed at this improper conduct and submitted only against her will. Thereafter, when Yohanan came to her, Miriam expressed astonishment at behavior so foreign to his character. It was thus that they both came to know the crime of Joseph Pandera and the terrible mistake on the part of Miriam… Miriam gave birth to a son and named him Yehoshua, after her brother. This name later deteriorated to Yeshu (“Yeshu” is the Jewish “name” for Jesus. It means “May His Name Be Blotted Out”). On the eighth day he was circumcised. When he was old enough the lad was taken by Miriam to the house of study to be instructed in the Jewish tradition. One day Yeshu walked in front of the Sages with his head uncovered, showing shameful disrespect. At this, the discussion arose as to whether this behavior did not truly indicate that Yeshu was an illegitimate child and the son of a niddah. Moreover, the story tells that while the rabbis were discussing the Tractate Nezikin, he gave his own impudent interpretation of the law and in an ensuing debate he held that Moses could not be the greatest of the prophets if he had to receive counsel from Jethro.

This led to further inquiry as to the antecedents of Yeshu, and it was discovered through Rabban Shimeon ben Shetah that he was the illegitimate son of Joseph Pandera. Miriam admitted it. After this became known, it was necessary for Yeshu to flee to Upper Galilee. After King Jannaeus, his wife Helene ruled over all Israel. In the Temple was to be found the Foundation Stone on which were engraven the letters of God’s Ineffable Name. Whoever learned the secret of the Name and its use would be able to do whatever he wished. Therefore, the Sages took measures so that no one should gain this knowledge. Lions of brass were bound to two iron pillars at the gate of the place of burnt offerings. Should anyone enter and learn the Name, when he left the lions would roar at him and immediately the valuable secret would be forgotten. Yeshu came and learned the letters of the Name; he wrote them upon the parchment which he placed in an open cut on his thigh and then drew the flesh over the parchment. As he left, the lions roared and he forgot the secret. But when he came to his house he reopened the cut in his flesh with a knife an lifted out the writing.

Then he remembered and obtained the use of the letters. He gathered about himself three hundred and ten young men of Israel and accused those who spoke ill of his birth of being people who desired greatness and power for themselves. Yeshu proclaimed, “I am the Messiah; and concerning me Isaiah prophesied and said, ‘Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.’” He quoted other messianic texts, insisting, “David my ancestor prophesied concerning me: ‘The Lord said to me, thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee.’” The insurgents with him replied that if Yeshu was the Messiah he should give them a convincing sign. They therefore, brought to him a lame man, who had never walked. Yeshu spoke over the man the letters of the Ineffable Name, and the leper was healed. Thereupon, they worshipped him as the Messiah, Son of the Highest. When word of these happenings came to Jerusalem, the Sanhedrin decided to bring about the capture of Yeshu. They sent messengers, Annanui and Ahaziah, who, pretending to be his disciples, said that they brought him an invitation from the leaders of Jerusalem to visit them. Yeshu consented on condition the members of the Sanhedrin receive him as a lord.

He started out toward Jerusalem and, arriving at Knob, acquired an ass on which he rode into Jerusalem, as a fulfillment of the prophecy of Zechariah. The Sages bound him and led him before Queen Helene, with the accusation: “This man is a sorcerer and entices everyone.” Yeshu replied, “The prophets long ago prophesied my coming: ‘And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse,’ and I am he; but as for them, Scripture says ‘Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly.’” Queen Helene asked the Sages: “What he says, is it in your Torah?” They replied: “It is in our Torah, but it is not applicable to him, for it is in Scripture: ‘And that prophet which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.’ He has not fulfilled the signs and conditions of the Messiah.” Yeshu spoke up: “Madam, I am the Messiah and I revive the dead.” A dead body was brought in; he pronounced the letters of the Ineffable Name and the corpse came to life. The Queen was greatly moved and said: “This is a true sign.” She reprimanded the Sages and sent them humiliated from her presence. Yeshu’s dissident followers increased and there was controversy in Israel. Yeshu went to Upper Galilee. the Sages came before the Queen, complaining that Yeshu practiced sorcery and was leading everyone astray.

Therefore she sent Annanui and Ahaziah to fetch him. The found him in Upper Galilee, proclaiming himself the Son of God. When they tried to take him there was a struggle, but Yeshu said to the men of Upper Galilee: “Wage no battle.” He would prove himself by the power which came to him from his Father in heaven. He spoke the Ineffable Name over the birds of clay and they flew into the air. He spoke the same letters over a millstone that had been placed upon the waters. He sat in it and it floated like a boat. When they saw this the people marveled. At the behest of Yeshu, the emissaries departed and reported these wonders to the Queen. She trembled with astonishment. Then the Sages selected a man named Judah Iskarioto and brought him to the Sanctuary where he learned the letters of the Ineffable Name as Yeshu had done. When Yeshu was summoned before the queen, this time there were present also the Sages and Judah Iskarioto. Yeshu said: “It is spoken of me, ‘I will ascend into heaven.’”

He lifted his arms like the wings of an eagle and he flew between heaven and earth, to the amazement of everyone…Yeshu was seized. His head was covered with a garment and he was smitten with pomegranate staves; but he could do nothing, for he no longer had the Ineffable Name. Yeshu was taken prisoner to the synagogue of Tiberias, and they bound him to a pillar. To allay his thirst they gave him vinegar to drink. On his head they set a crown of thorns. There was strife and wrangling between the elders and the unrestrained followers of Yeshu, as a result of which the followers escaped with Yeshu to the region of Antioch; there Yeshu remained until the eve of the Passover. Yeshu then resolved to go the Temple to acquire again the secret of the Name. That year the Passover came on a Sabbath day. On the eve of the Passover, Yeshu, accompanied by his disciples, came to Jerusalem riding upon an ass. Many bowed down before him. He entered the Temple with his three hundred and ten followers.

One of them, Judah Iskarioto apprised the Sages that Yeshu was to be found in the Temple, that the disciples had taken a vow by the Ten Commandments not to reveal his identity but that he would point him out by bowing to him. So it was done and Yeshu was seized. Asked his name, he replied to the question by several times giving the names Mattai, Nakki, Buni, Netzer, each time with a verse quoted by him and a counter-verse by the Sages. Yeshu was put to death on the sixth hour on the eve of the Passover and of the Sabbath. When they tried to hang him on a tree it broke, for when he had possessed the power he had pronounced by the Ineffable Name that no tree should hold him. He had failed to pronounce the prohibition over the carob-stalk, for it was a plant more than a tree, and on it he was hanged until the hour for afternoon prayer, for it is written in Scripture, “His body shall not remain all night upon the tree.” They buried him outside the city.

On the first day of the week his bold followers came to Queen Helene with the report that he who was slain was truly the Messiah and that he was not in his grave; he had ascended to heaven as he prophesied. Diligent search was made and he was not found in the grave where he had been buried. A gardener had taken him from the grave and had brought him into his garden and buried him in the sand over which the waters flowed into the garden. Queen Helene demanded, on threat of a severe penalty, that the body of Yeshu be shown to her within a period of three days. There was a great distress. When the keeper of the garden saw Rabbi Tanhuma walking in the field and lamenting over the ultimatum of the Queen, the gardener related what he had done, in order that Yeshu’s followers should not steal the body and then claim that he had ascended into heaven. The Sages removed the body, tied it to the tail of a horse and transported it to the Queen, with the words, “This is Yeshu who is said to have ascended to heaven.” Realizing that Yeshu was a false prophet who enticed the people and led them astray, she mocked the followers but praised the Sages.

Now in spite of the fact that the ancient Jews who wrote this did their best to argue for another interpretation of the life of Christ, they did make several claims here about Jesus. This passage, along with several others from the Toledot tradition, confirm: Jesus claimed to be the Messiah, healed the lame, said Isaiah foretold of His life, was worshipped as God, arrested by the Jews, beaten with rods, given vinegar to drink, wore a crown of thorns, rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, was betrayed by a man named Judah Iskarioto, and had followers who claimed He was resurrected and ascended, leaving an empty tomb.

Let’s review what we’ve learned from hostile pagan and Jewish sources describing Jesus. We’ll do our best to discount the anti-Christian bias we see in the sources, just as we discounted the pro-Christian bias we think might exist in some versions of the writing of Josephus. Many elements of the Biblical record are confirmed by these hostile accounts, in spite of the fact they deny the supernatural power of Jesus:

Jesus was born and lived in Palestine. He was born, supposedly, to a virgin and had an earthly father who was a carpenter. He was a teacher who taught that through repentance and belief, all followers would become brothers and sisters. He led the Jews away from their beliefs. He was a wise man who claimed to be God and the Messiah. He had unusual magical powers and performed miraculous deeds. He healed the lame. He accurately predicted the future. He was persecuted by the Jews for what He said, betrayed by Judah Iskarioto. He was beaten with rods, forced to drink vinegar and wear a crown of thorns. He was crucified on the eve of the Passover and this crucifixion occurred under the direction of Pontius Pilate, during the time of Tiberius. On the day of His crucifixion, the sky grew dark and there was an earthquake. Afterward, He was buried in a tomb and the tomb was later found to be empty. He appeared to His disciples resurrected from the grave and showed them His wounds. These disciples then told others Jesus was resurrected and ascended into heaven. Jesus’ disciples and followers upheld a high moral code. One of them was named Matthai. The disciples were also persecuted for their faith but were martyred without changing their claims. They met regularly to worship Jesus, even after His death.

Not bad, given this information is coming from ancient accounts hostile to the Biblical record. While these non-Christian sources interpret the claims of Christianity differently, they affirm the initial, evidential claims of the Biblical authors (much like those who interpret the evidence related to Kennedy’s assassination and the Twin Tower attacks come to different conclusions but affirm the basic facts of the historical events). Is there any evidence for Jesus outside the Bible? Yes, and the ancient non-Christian interpretations (and critical commentaries) of the Gospel accounts serve to strengthen the core claims of the New Testament. For more on this, please refer to Forensic Faith:

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J. Warner Wallace is a Cold-Case DetectiveChristian Case Maker, Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, and the author of Cold-Case ChristianityCold-Case Christianity for KidsGod’s Crime SceneGod’s Crime Scene for Kids, and Forensic Faith.

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Why Shouldn’t We Trust the Non-Canonical “Gospel of Truth”?

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YouTube has deleted MORE of Laura Maxwell’s radio shows!!!

YouTube has deleted MORE of my radio shows.

These YT deletions weren’t due to copyright strikes. Weeks ago they highlighted videos saying they weren’t deemed suitable for YouTube. So I requested a review of that. They deleted them after reviewing them.

My views have continued to decrease anyway! Also folks tell me they try to ‘like’ my videos, then witness the ‘likes’ vanish before their eyes.  Nothing supernatural about that. It’s a YouTube tactic.

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It will also be REPEATED over the next two weeks on these days:

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♫ Laura Maxwell interviews Steven Bancarz – Famous New Age Guru Encounters The Presence Of Jesus.

Steven Bancarz was a famous and hugely influential New Ager and blogger of the incredibly popular sites Spirit Science and Metaphysics.com and thespiritscience.net 

Not long after he shared his conversion online I contacted him and we stayed in touch. I was so thrilled to interview him. His story is one of the most powerful and encouraging I’ve ever heard.

 

His success in the new age arena made him extremely rich and much sought after.

Steven Bancarz

His story of recently becoming a Christian after an encounter with the presence of Jesus, made big news across both new age and christian social media. It has been featured widely, including TV.

His below testimony with the 700 Club of CBN, originally aired June 30th, 2017.

The below video was the first one I saw of Steven. I was so impressed and delighted watching it. I highly recommend it!

He is the founder of Reasons for Jesus  an apologetics-based website dedicated to providing justification for a Biblical worldview and a rational defense for faith in Jesus Christ.

More About Steven Bancarz

”I used to be a full-time New Age blogger and founder of a website that amassed over 100 million views in a year and a half. The website taught reincarnation, pantheism, ancient astronaut theory, mysticism, and different theories of consciousness. Making a fortune for myself in ad revenue, I thought I was being blessed by God by helping wake people up to a higher level of consciousness.

This page used to be named “Spirit Science & Metaphysics” and was renamed Reasons for Jesus after Jesus revealed Himself to me, overwhelmed me with His presence, showed me He was exactly who He claimed to me in the Bible, and saved me from the brokenness and deception I was trapped in. Jesus be glorified.

On this site we will be looking at answers to questions, responses to objections, and positive reasons for why Jesus is exactly who he claimed to be: The Son of God and the only means of salvation. ” Steven Bancarz .

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I was so thrilled to interview Steven Bancarz   His famous and influential conversion and ministry is a dream come true to me and I pray it leads many seekers and new agers to Jesus and truth! Hallelujah!

LAURA’S NOTE: My sincere apologies, been having recording problems. My voice sounds very low and slowed down, almost like a man and there are pauses after my guests speak!!! Trying to fix this but so far no success!!!

A YouTube viewer kindly suggested this to improve sound quality: ”Click the HD Settings gear icon at the bottom right of the screen, next to the Theater mode/Full-screen views, then click on Speed, and play the video at 1.25 or 1.5 speed. That way, the audio sounds close to normal.”

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  1. Monday, Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 11:30pm UK, 3:30pm PST, 5:30pm CST and 6:30pm EST.

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Susan Atkins – Convicted Murderer and Member of Charles Manson’s ‘Family’.

As members of Charles Manson’s messianic cult, several of the so-called Family committed murders at his request.

‘Everyone is focusing on the death of Charles Manson but no one is taking about the people under his wing that actually carried out the crimes.

One of the women who did his bidding was called Susan Atkins whose picture is below.

Just before she died, she had a born again experience, repented for her sins and become a born again christian.

She wrote a book called “Child of satan Child of God” and like many people that get drawn into the new age cult, spiritism or satanism – she had a terrible family life and upbringing.’ Rob Fry 

Susan Atkins using a satanic symbol http://3.bp.blogspot.com/…/s1600/atkins_viewfinder.jpg

Susan Atkins and Charles Manson

Child of Satan, Child of God. Hardcover – 1977

“This is a re-issue of Susan Aktins’ 1977 autobiography with eleven new photos. “Millions met Susan Atkins in Helter Skelter. She was young and attractive, but desperate to find happiness. Alcohol, drugs, and promiscuity didn t satisfy her. . . She was looking for more. When she met Charles Manson, she felt she had met the world’s savior. Here is her personal account of life and death with the murderous Manson “family.” Condemned to die, rejected by society, she found life on death row – a miraculous rebirth as real as a resurrection.”

Customer review: 5.0 out of 5 stars

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‘Excellent book – highly recommended! I am one of those people that believe Susan Atkins and the rest of the Manson Family who participated in those horrible murders should have received the death penalty. But God had a different plan and she embraced it with open arms. This book did a wonderful job in explaining Susan’s full Christian conversion, which was gradual and did not happen overnight. But when the full conversion finally appeared in her heart, she became a true believer. She never wavered from her commitment to Christ and she helped others to believe and, thus were saved. I truly feel that despite her crimes, her subsequent conversion to Christianity and her natural ability to help and save others, in the end, gave her the opportunity to be welcomed proudly into God’s home’. 🙂

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Sage and other Spiritual Cleansing Techniques by Ex Paranormal Investigator – Dana Emanuel

 

Dana’s Dead Time Paranormal Team

The Truth Regarding Spiritual Cleansing Techniques and Why They Don’t Work By Dana Thompson Emanuel 

Dana leader of Dead Time Paranormal Team

Before I became a true born again Christian, I was an avid “paranormal investigator”, and the founder of a “paranormal research team”. As part of the paranormal “research”, I had an excessive amount of paranormal equipment such as CCVT Stationary camera and monitor set, infrared digital cameras, audio recorders, EMF pump, EMF meters, IR temp meters, and ghost boxes, Ouija boards, etc.

Dana and her Dead Time Paranormal Team


Along with the “investigative equipment”, I carried a small case that contained my “Protection” and House clearing supplies. In this case, I had items such as Sage, candles, rosary beads, holy water, salt, cards that had the “Michael the Archangel Protection Prayers” printed on them for my team members, and to give to “clients”.

These items are common items used by different religions, such as Wiccans, Pagans, Shamans, or even by some religions that guise under the umbrella of “Christianity”, for example, Catholic exorcists. By using items that were commonly used by several different types of “religions” techniques, I was practicing religious “Syncretism”.

Dana’s Dead Time Paranormal Team

Syncretism, as defined by the American Heritage Dictionary, is “the reconciliation or fusion of differing systems of belief.” This is most evident in the areas of philosophy and religion, and usually results in a new teaching or belief system. Obviously, this cannot be reconciled to biblical Christianity. **(Which I would later find out the reason why, as it is because Jesus is truly the only way, and HE is the true deliverer).

As an ex-paranormal investigator, one of my main objectives while I was in the field of paranormal research, was to “ help others” that were being tormented by evil spirits, and often times, we were asked to “rid a home or place of negative energies”. Although I identified myself as a Christian (as I went to church often my whole life, but it did not reflect on the way I was living, hence my involvement in the occult).

Dana

As part of my research, I was not looking in the Bible for answers on how to do spirit banishments/house clearings. I was seeking for the answers from other people in the paranormal community, and at the local bookstores.

Dana Thompson Emanuel

At these bookstores, I found many books on the subject of “ghosts” or paranormal activity. And almost always, I would find at least one chapter in those books dedicated to instructions on “how to cleanse a home of ghosts/demonic spirits/negative energies, etc.”

While no two books are exactly the same, they usually always pretty much gave very similar instructions of certain “techniques” accepted and used by the paranormal community.

They included techniques such as: burning sage, black candle banishments, placing salt in a house and/or outside at each corner around property lines, burning tourmaline, while some use items that are often “associated” with the Christian faith, such as rosary beads, holy water, prayers to Micheal the archangel, or placing bibles or crosses in rooms that are believed to have paranormal activity. Although these specific techniques were often “associated” with Christianity, they were not actually biblical.

I found that in all the cases we followed up on, where we used these items, the “spirits” (demons) would seem to leave, but we would often find out that the “clients” would report that the paranormal activity eventually returned.

But why was this? This is something I would not find out the answer to, until the day of my deliverance, in Feb. 2011.

After I was in the occult (paranormal field ) for many years, it came a time where my home became a spiritual war zone. I had experienced paranormal activity in several homes we lived in through the years, but it finally came a time when these “spirits” that were, for the majority of the time, usually never threatening or negative, suddenly were very negative, threatening, and ultimately became even physical!

Dana

It was interesting though, that these spirits “became” negative around the same time that I started to figure out that the “ghostly spirits” we interacted with, were truly demonic spirits that were actually mimicking the dead. As this is actually what the Bible teaches.

The Bible teaches that when a person dies, they immediately go to either heaven or hell, depending on if they are a believer or nonbeliever, and that once a person is in heaven or hell, that it is not possible for them to come back to visit or to warn the living. (See Luke 1619-31 KJV)

When these spirits become so negative and aggressive, I became desperate. They were not only tormenting me, but also they were tormenting a few of my family members! I tried all of the techniques I learned to use. But none worked! With my Christian background, I usually used items such as crosses, rosary beads, and I even had opened bibles in every room of our house.

Fallen angels disguise themselves as light beings, ascended masters, angels, aliens, spirits, ghosts or poltergeists! 2 Cor 11:14

I hung rosary beads over every door and window, and every time one of us would get attacked, We would command the spirit to leave in the “name of Jesus”! Everything would stop, but these attacks would always return yet another night. I just could not get rid of it, no matter what I tried. I began to pray to God more, and seek him about it, as I was at a point of desperation.

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I started researching online more about true biblical deliverance, and listened to some deliverance ministers on internet radio talk about deliverance and casting demons out. I also watched testimonial videos of others that went through it. (Such as Laura Maxwell and others).

So, I decided that perhaps I should take my husband (as he suffered a lot of the attacks) to a church to try to see if they could help us.

We went to a local church. After the service was over, we walked down and talked to the assistant pastor, and I told him about the attacks. I explained to him that I was a “paranormal Investigator”, and that it was possible that I may have brought home an “attachment of a negative spirit”, from a previous investigation I did.

He told me immediately that I needed to stop my involvement in the occult. And I was not clear on what he meant as I did not think that my paranormal research was in anyway related to the occult. But it was because it involved divination, necromancy and the fact that when people die, their spirit is no longer here, earthbound.

He explained that I was actually engaging with demonic spirits. And he told me that by my involvement with the occult, that this was an open door and invitation for the demonic spirits to attack me and my household.

He then looked over at my husband and noticed that my husband had on a rosary bead necklace. And he asked him why he was wearing it. My husband and I both started to explain to him that it was for protection and I told him how we had rosary beads hanging up in my house, over all of the doors and windows, and I also told him about all the Bibles I had in my house, in every room. He asked my husband to take off the necklace and my husband complied.

I asked him why he wanted him to take it off, and he explained to us that when you put your faith “In an object”, you are taking your faith “off Jesus”. He said that we need to have faith in Jesus, and in Jesus alone!!!

Suddenly it all made sense to me that this was why all of the other things I was using was not working and the reason why that when I did use the name of Jesus, the spirits would leave, but then they would always return. And they were there because of my involvement in the occult, and I was not a true “believer and follower”of Christ.

Jesus is The True Light of the world.

I made the decision that day, at that moment, to follow Christ, and to leave the occult, and after he prayed for us, I went home, got rid of all my paranormal equipment, and anything else I felt convicted of having in my home. We NEVER had anymore paranormal activity!

The Bibles that I had open in my house, had no power, as the only way it gives us power, is when we “apply it to our lives”!

There is only true safety in Christ and when we are obedient to him and his word. When we are disobedient to Him, we are leaving his umbrella of protection. He loves us and tries to warn us in his holy word, about the ramifications of sin, and what sin does to us. He tries to protect us with his loving guidance and warnings In his word.

I praise God for truly delivering and saving me that day!

As a result of my experiences and deliverance, I learned a few valuable things.
I learned that you cannot use physical objects or means to fight a spiritual battle. And that there is only one authority in or under heaven that can crush spiritual darkness, and that is Jesus Christ! And we must be a believer in Him, and we must follow Him.

I also learned that the Bible is our only true source of information and is our final authority regarding spiritual ware fare and all other things that pertain to this life.

Thank you Laura ! I pray this helps others, just as your testimony helped me in 2011!

Seeking first the kingdom of God,
~ Dana Emanuel 
Deliverance Minister.

Laura Maxwell “I think it’s amazing how so many people who were in the occult, like Dana Emanuel, saw me on YouTube and now years later, we’ve connected through Facebook or my blog! I love how God does that!”

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From Supernatural Encounters during Rave Scene, Drugs & PLUR Mantra To Casting Out Demons – Bryan Ketler.

“The rave scene was about PLUR. That was the rave new age mantra. Peace, Love, Unity, Respect…”
This reminds me of the new age rhetoric and practices of the 60’s hippie movement. I’m honoured to share Bryan’s story on my blog! Wonderful to see Bryan find Jesus and then dramatically enter the deliverance ministry, Laura.

Bryan Ketler

“When the Light came in the car. What happened to me took no time. I was taken out of time and into eternity…
…I witnessed her eyes turn colors. They would turn completely black, or her pupils would turn to slits like a snake. I watched smoke or steam rise off her head. I watched her slither around on the ground like a snake.  I heard her speak with many voices. She had taken razor blades and sliced herself all over her arms, neck and face. She carved occultist symbols into her arms and neck. While we were singing (worshiping Jesus), the deep bleeding slices started to heal up right before my eyes.”
I have shared my story in youth group meetings, on local Christian radio and the like over the past 20 years.
I grew up in a broken home with no Father and a drunk for a Mother. My Grandparents, who took care of my two brothers and I took us to church with them on Sunday. That formed my early belief system.
When I was very young I was shown porn films by my older brother. I was also sexually molested by a male friend. These things lead me to be sexually active at a young age. This lead me to see females as my salvation.
After a number of bad decisions followed by many bad heart breaks I found myself at 22 Living with my Mother and no prospect for a future. I applied for one of those jobs traveling around and “demonstrating products”. It was selling Cleaner door to door. We were somewhere in Michigan when my bad attitude got me dropped off at the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. They said I was like cancer and needed cut out.
So there I was trying desperately to get home with several suitcases and no money. It was a long journey but eventually I made it home to Mom’s house. I felt so bad for my Mom since I just left and she thought I was gone for good that I contacted friend in Pittsburgh and asked her if I could come stay with her. I had idea what I would do after that. She said Yes.
Pittsburgh
My first night in Pittsburgh I met a witch. I was at a bar/club. She was cute. We went back to her house. I stayed overnight. To make long story short I ended up moving in with her. She introduced me to LSD. She once told me she was going to party for eternity with satan in hell. I liked LSD.
Florida
Back home in Massillon I had no plans to stick around. My friend Dave asked me if I wanted to go to Florida and stay with his Mom for “a while”. I said Yes.
We were having all kinds of a debauched time when we decided to go to Orlando one night. While at a night club I ran into an old friend from Canton. He had moved to Orlando and become a drug dealer. He told us about a “rave party” going on downtown starting at 3:30 am. He was our guide.
That night, at this amazing event, I took more LSD than I ever had taken and had the best time of my life. The music was positive and uplifting. People from all walks of life partied as one. I had found heaven on earth.
Ohio
Back in Ohio I moved back in with my Mom, got a job, a car and was ready. Not to become a responsible person but someone who was going to find and partake in all the raves I could! And I did for 5 years every weekend. I took every drug possible. And had all the fun I could squeeze out of life. Until it all started to fall apart…
In the rave scene I met many witches and worlocks and new age spiritists. I heard of how we all are one being, moving and breathing as one with the planet. But the religions of the world, especially Christianity was keeping us from the next step in evolution. It was keeping us from true unity as the human race. Those words started to make me question what I thought I believed from my early days spent at church with my Grandma.
On top of this I started to see how the drugs and the people that were my rave family were starting to crack and fall apart. All was not well in rave land.
Bad Trip
One night I had a bad trip. I was having an amazing trip, traveling into and out of rave flyers (don’t ask) when all of a sudden, from a standing position, I fell to the floor in slow motion. I hit hard but felt nothing.
The next thing I know I can see another one of me standing next to my dresser. The me by the dresser said “Oh no I fell!” Then another one of me sitting on the couch looked at the other me and said “So”.
I laid on the floor as my heart pounded in my chest like a jackhammer. I thought it would explode. I struggled to get up but finally made it to the kitchen. I drank a large glass of water that made me extremely sick to my stomach but started to bring me down slightly. I had 2 choices: continue in my trip and hope my heart didn’t explode or keep drinking and be sick but slightly sober. I chose the latter.
Another Bad Trip
It was a long time before I tripped again. The next time would be significant I believe in this spiritual journey. I had invited a bunch of people over for kind bud and gel tabs. No one showed. I did all the drugs myself.
About halfway through I started to see so called shadow people. It wasn’t the first time. I started to think about hell and the devil. It wasn’t the first time. The thoughts snowballed.
Every face I looked at on magazines turned into demon faces. I tried to reason the thoughts away. It wasn’t working.
I cried out to the God who may or may not have existed and I told Him that I wanted Him to reveal himself to me. Because if He was not real I wanted to party myself into oblivion without any guilt about a made up hell. Little did I know He was about to answer my prayer.
Demonic Revelation At The Party
I moved in with a girl named Charlotte. She had a friend named Jenny. Jenny was a believer. She talked to about Jesus. She answered the hundreds of questions I had. She befriended me. One night we went to a house party in Cleveland thrown by a warlock. I took ecstasy. And smoked marijuana.
At one point I was in the basement when I struck up a conversation with a man high on the ladder of the Rave Mafia (This was a thing). I still believed the rave scene was about PLUR! That was the rave mantra. Peace, Love, Unity, Respect!
This man proceeded to tell me that the scene was all about drugs. Without drugs there was no scene. I was naive! Our conversation ended and I went upstairs from the basement. When I got to the main room I noticed all the people there were walking hunched over. Their faces were drawn downward and distorted. They looked like demonic creatures! All of them.
All of them except for Jenny the Christian! She was standing tall with a big smile on her face. A beautiful light surrounded her. The demonic party kids were avoiding getting near the light. They walked out around her ,as to not get near the light. I told her we needed to go. I felt very uncomfortable but strangely knew what it all meant.
The Car
On the way home we were speaking about Dolly the Sheep. She was the first successfully cloned animal. As Charlotte and Jenny sat in the front seat discussing Dolly I sat in the back and started to ponder. It was as if mankind was through with God. We had gotten to the place where we could make our own animals. Next it would be people. We wouldn’t need God after that. I started to feel sorry for God.
The Incredible Light
At that moment an incredible light filled the backseat of the car. I looked toward the front seat to see if Jenny or Charlotte noticed. I caught my eyes in the rear view mirror right before the light enveloped me. Then I was no longer in the car…
*(What follows I have not tried to make sense of. It is simply what I experienced.)
The next thing I know is that I am a small child. I am walking around the Church I attended when I was younger. I am being lead around by The Hand. I look up to see a dark skinned Hand with a scar on it from being pierced. I know it is Jesus. He has me notice the Light.
The same Light that was around Jenny and in the car is in the church! It is in some of the people. In some people it is brighter than others. The Light is also floating around the church.
The next thing I know is that I see a Bible open up in front of me and I go into it. All of the truth inside goes into me like thousands of pictures flying by in a few seconds!
Then I am in The Light. Nothing but Light. And incredible peace. And I believe the presence of Almighty God.
He Lives!
The next thing I know is that I am back in the car. I am still looking at the rear view mirror. I notice that we are just now passing the place in the road that we were at when the Light came in the car. What happened to me took no time. I was taken out of time and into eternity. I was sober.
And all I could picture is Jesus Christ as the center of the universe holding it together. Nothing happened without His say so. He made it all. He runs it all. He did come as a man. He did die on a cross. He rose again. And He is coming back again.
I desperately wanted to tell Jenny to pull over. I wanted to go to homes and knock on doors. At 6 o’clock in the morning. We needed to warn people that Jesus was coming back. I have never felt more strongly about anything in my life.
Grandma
When we got home I called my Grandma. It was Sunday morning. She was not up for church yet. When she answered the phone all I could say was “Is He coming back?” Over and over again. She said “Is who coming back?” I tried to say His name. When I got up the strength to say the name of Jesus I broke down and wept and wept.
I went to church with Jenny that morning since it was conveniently Sunday morning. I walked in and connected with all the people there on a spiritual level. I felt the peace, love, unity and respect I had looked for in the rave scene and had never found. I found it in Jesus and His body.
After I Got Saved
I met a wonderful Pastor and his  family. They let me come and stay with them in their fellowship hall. My life had been flipped upside down and I wasn’t sure yet what exactly I believed. If people talked about Jesus I figured they were speaking the truth. So I went to a lot of church services of different denominations. One night the Pastors teenage children and myself decided to go to a youth group “lock-in” at the local AME Zion Church. At one point they were praying over the youth choir and I had gone to get a drink in the hallway.
As I was coming back into the sanctuary I heard a ruckus. I went toward the front to see a young lady flopping on the floor and screaming as the minister prayed against evil spirits. This made me very uncomfortable. I hated the Exorcist movie. I said to God, “If this is fake or some kind of deception I am not going to be happy.” Then I heard the Lord clearly say these words “If you want to go where I want to take you, then this is merely the beginning of the things you will see”.
Mt. Vernon
He was not joking. I soon moved to Mt. Vernon Ohio to get away from the rave scene and all the people I had hung out with, all those drug riddled years. Mt. Vernon was a small town with about 50 churches and a Nazarene college. Soon after I was invited to a church that was in a barn out in the middle of nowhere. I saw many spiritual things there over the next 4 years. I saw healings, deliverances, answered prayer of all types, and felt the power and presence of God in a way I never could have imagined. I also saw that the enemy is very real and active.
It all culminated when a young woman from another church asked for prayer. She told me she had sacrificed her baby to satan. I took her to my Pastors house.
That First Night
On the way to his house my friend looked at me and said, “I don’t feel good about this. I have a feeling that something bad is going to happen”. I said “No way. Tom is a great guy. You’ll love him”.
Two hours later I understood what she meant.
As we were talking Tom looked at my friend and said, “Look me in the eye and tell me that Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior”. She gripped the edge of the table. He said it again. She started to moan. Or growl. I’m not sure. He said it again. She started to bang her head on the table. He placed a hand on her shoulder and started to pray.
She threw herself onto the floor and crawled quickly into the corner. She huddled on the floor in the corner as several different sounds came from her. Voices? Noises? Groans? Moans? Cat like sounds? All of the above. All at the same time.
Tom called the elders of the church to come to his house to pray over my friend. What I saw those next few hours and then next few weeks was like deliverance ministry school, up close and personal.

Jesus overcomes Satan

The Enemy
Over the next few weeks, during many deliverance sessions I would witness my friend’s strength become superhuman. Her 5’3” 130 lb frame would be able to battle 2 men who were 6’3” and 275 lbs. They would try to hold her down and she would shove them aside.
I witnessed her eyes turn colors. They would turn completely black, or her pupils would turn to slits like a snake. I watched smoke or steam rise off her head. I watched her slither around on the ground like a snake. As I laid across her legs to hold her down I felt something moving around inside her body. Like a creature looking for an escape. I heard her speak with many voices. I smelled the foul stench of death pour out from her mouth.
I was attacked one day while I was driving her to my Pastor’s house. I had been there many many times and yet one particular evening I kept getting lost. Would have to turn around just to get lost again.
One night while she was in a home with my friends and I (Not Tom’s house) I saw several impish creatures walking around the living room. (It was like how you could see The Predator in those movies.) When I rebuked them in the name of Jesus, I watched them scatter at the power of His name.
The Healing
The highlight was one night when we were out looking for my friend. She was stumbling around town like she was drunk. She was bleeding all over her body. She had taken razor blades and sliced herself all over her arms, neck and face. She carved occultist symbols into her arms and neck. We picked her up and took her to Tom’s.
After a long deliverance session Tom suddenly told us to stop. He said he felt that the Lord wanted us to worship Him and He would do the rest. My friend Scott started playing his guitar. We all raised our hands and worshipped the Lord.
During these past few weeks my friend was emotionless when she wasn’t manifesting the demons that were controlling her.
While we were singing she raised up to a seated position and lean against a barn pillar. She started to weep. And weep heavily. I watched as, in a sweeping motion, up her arms then back down, then back up again, the deep bleeding slices started to heal up right before my eyes. More and more with each movement. Until they were just scars. Almost completely healed.
But I believe God left a small reminder of what He had done.

Bryan Ketler

I thank God that my Grandparents were faithful followers of Christ. And that my Grandma was such a prayer warrior. I shudder to think what my life would have looked like if they hadn’t been.

Thanks for taking the time to read my testimony. Bryan Ketler.

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♫ Laura Maxwell interviews Kim Morgan: Darkness in Hollywood; Demon appears as a Clown; Incubus Attacks and more…

Kim Morgan saw darkness behind the scenes in LA and Hollywood as she worked in model  agencies and casinos, meeting many film stars.

“The truth about the assassination of JFK and other so called conspiracy theories took me down the rabbit hole.” Seeking truth, Kim became fascinated by becoming ‘activated’ to higher spiritual vibrations. Astral projection and lucid dreams fed her esoteric interests. A psychic told her a guy she’d met was her soul mate. She believed this as too many alleged synchronicities confirmed it. Later she knew this was a lie as he was so destructive.

She began to suffer from sleep paralysis attacks. She was even attacked by a hideous incubus demon and a demon with diabolical eyes, dressed as a clown.

“One night, after maybe the 3rd attack, I spent the entire night on the internet researching shadow people and in the morning began to nod off in my easy chair. Again, I could feel the pulling begin and an audible voice, in my right ear say, “Do you really think you can win?”

That was when I knew I was in a spiritual struggle for my very soul. That was when it dawned on my that I had been tricked, over and over, by demonic spirits from an early age.”

Link to her written testimony: CLICK HERE!

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