Citing a rise in demonic possession, Roman Catholic priests in Poland are publishing the world’s first monthly magazine focused on exorcism. There is currently a three-month waiting list in Warsaw for an official exorcism following guidelines issued by the late Pope John Paul II (“Exorcism Boom,” International Herald Tribune, Sept. 12, 2012). The first issue of Egzorcysta (Exorcist) features articles on Satan and the New Age. We have no doubt that there is a rise in demon possession throughout the world in these last times, but if the priests would read the Bible they would learn that the Roman Catholic Church itself is demon-possessed. “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth” (1 Timothy 4:1-3).
(Friday Church News Notes, September 21, 2012, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143)
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