There is a new movement of apostasy attacking the church in these last days. It is the acceptance of the occult. It was a slow process but the occult has been accepted by professing worldly Christians. The best example is the demonic Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Narnia books and movies. Many in the professing Christian church have enjoyed the occult entertainment and they actively encourage others to do so as well. It is not limited to just laymen. There are well-known pastors and teachers who have accepted and seek to normalize the evil of witchcraft. The main offenders seem to be the Lord of the Rings and Narnia. Most, not all, realize that Harry Potter is filled with the occult and should be rejected. There are many rebellious people who try to justify their love of the occult by saying the authors are "Christian". Both Tolkien and C.S. Lewis were Roman Catholic and they embraced many false anti-Biblical teachings. Plus both men were Catholics and believed in the works-based salvation of Romanism. In this article we will give some shocking quotes from both Tolkien and Lewis.

Many people seem to believe the lie that the occult is nothing more than make-believe and harmless fun. The fact that acceptance or involvement with the occult is an abomination to God is not considered or even well received. Here is what the Bible says concerning the occult. Let me say that God's viewpoint on the occult has not changed! These warnings still apply today.

Deut 18
10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

As you can see there is no room for debate. The above verses eliminate Satan's Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Narnia with all their spells and witches! The occult with its spellcasting, witchcraft, divination etc is all an abomination to God. The Satanic and occultic entertainment garbage is not harmless fun. It is deadly dangerous and will be avoided and rejected by all those who belong to and love the Lord Jesus. Why would a person who is born again seek to enjoy that which the Lord calls an abomination?

I'm going to give some quotes on this occult entertainment. I will not mention Harry Potter as there seems to be an agreement that Potter is occultic. However many have been deceived by the two Roman Catholic authors Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.

TOLKIEN AND HIS SATANIC LORD OF THE RINGS

We will start by looking at Tolkien and some his satanic beliefs.

Tolkien believed in reincarnation

"'Reincarnation' may be bad theology (that surely, rather than metaphysics) as applied to Humanity... But I do not see how even in the Primary world any theologian or philosopher, unless very much better informed about the relation of spirit and body than I believe anyone to be, could deny the possibility of re-incarnation as a mode of existence, prescribed for certain kinds of rational incarnate creatures" The Letters, page 189.

Tolkien was a Catholic

"A staunch Roman Catholic, he affirmed his faith in the One God who created the universe. But his mythical God stopped creating before the work was finished, then turned the rest over to a group of lesser gods or "sub-creators." In other words, Tolkien invented a hierarchy of deities that defied the Biblical God's wise warnings concerning both real and imagined idolatry." The Letters, page 284.

Tolkien's witchcraft

"In his personal letters (many are included in a book titled The Letters of J. R. R Tolkien), he expressed caution toward occult practices. But he equipped his team of mythical heroes -- the fellowship of the Ring -- with the pagan powers that God forbids. For example, "Gandalf [a helpful wizard] is able to wield potent magic... To do battle with the forces of darkness, Gandalf the Grey can call upon not only his spellcraft, but also his staff of power and the Elven sword Glamdring." Jude Fisher, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, " Visual Companion (Boston: Nw York, 2001), page 57.

One of Tolkien's drinking buddies was the famous C.S. Lewis. They and some other Oxford associates formed a group called the "Inklings" and met regularly at an Oxford pub to drink beer and regale about literary and other matters. Tolkien, in fact, is credited with influencing Lewis to become a Christian of sorts. Like Tolkien, though, Lewis did not accept the Bible as the infallible Word of God and he picked and chose what he would believe about the New Testament apostolic faith, rejecting such things as the substitutionary blood atonement of Christ. And like Tolkien, C.S. Lewis loved at least some things about Catholicism. He believed in purgatory, confessed his sins to a priest, and had the last rites performed by a Catholic priest (C.S. Lewis: A Biography, pp. 198, 301)

Notice that Tolkien violated Deuteronomy 18:10-12 in his evil stories. Next is an interesting point. People in the occult have accepted Tolkien and his works as have "Evangelical" Christians. In fact occult stores carry the books as well as occult jewelry related to the Lord of the Rings! Can you see this unholy alliance? Satan and his followers love Tolkiens' work!

Lord of the Rings is accepted by occultists as well as Evangelical Christians

"The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien has inspired more commentary, creativity and following than arguably any other modern-day work of art or literature. Surprisingly, it has also been interpreted by--and, thus, embraced by--the adherents of such wildly divergent philosophies as neopagans and evangelical Christians." "Lord of the Rings: True Mythology" at http://www.leaderu.com/focus/tolkien.html

People are deceived into thinking Tolkiens occultism is actually fulfilling God's purpose. The opposite is true! Satan is pleased as people are led into the acceptance of witchraft, spells, and the occult!

"In making a myth, in practicing 'mythopoeia,' and peopling the world with elves and dragons and goblins, a story-teller .. is actually fulfilling God's purpose, and reflecting a splintered fragment of the true light." J.R.R. Tolkien Quoted by Colin Gunton, Professor of Christian Doctrine in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at King's College, London. His article first appeared in the King's Theological Review (Vol. 12, No 1), in 1989. Included as a chapter in Tolkien: A Celebration, edited by Joseph Pearce (London: Fount, 1999), page 130.

A demon helped Tolkien write his occultic work

"...the thing seems to write itself once I get going...." The Letters of J. R. R Tolkien, page 91.

I would say the above description is very true for a person being lead by Satan and his demons to produce a work that will lead many astray and into the fires of hell! The story, Lord of the Rings, did not write itself. Instead through the guidance of demons, Tolkien finished this masterpiece of Satan. Sadly, many who profess to believe in the Lord Jesus have been deceived and led astray toward an eternal hell!

C.S. LEWIS AND HIS SATANIC NARNIA

Next lets have a look at C.S. Lewis as he has had a bigger influence in the Christian church than Tolkien. Lewis can be considered the "darling" of the New-Evangelical as he is greatly loved and adored! I don't know why this is so because he is nothing more than a false teaching wolf out to deceive and lead astray. Lewis wrote a book called 'Mere Christianity' which has become a classic to those without any discernment. Some are deceived into thinking it is a defense of the Christian faith. Nothing can be further from the truth! Let's look at some of the heretical quotes from C.S.Lewis, "the darling" to the rebellious from various sources.

Was Lewis a Bible believer? Did he live like he was born-again? (nope!)

"Clive Staples Lewis was anything but a classic evangelical, socially or theologically. He smoked cigarettes and a pipe, and he regularly visited pubs to drink beer with friends. Though he shared basic Christian beliefs with evangelicals, he didn't subscribe to biblical inerrancy or penal substitution. He believed in purgatory and baptismal regeneration" ("C.S. Lewis Superstar," Christianity Today, Dec. 2005).


Lewis believed in prayers for the dead (A Catholic pagan belief)

In Letters to Malcolm, he wrote, "Of course I pray for the dead. The action is so spontaneous, so all but inevitable, that only the most compulsive theological case against it would deter men. And I hardly know how the rest of my prayers would survive if those for the dead were forbidden" (p. 109).

Lewis believed in purgatory (a Catholic false doctrine)

In Letters to Malcolm, he wrote" "I believe in Purgatory. ... The right view returns magnificently in Newman's Dream. There if I remember rightly, the saved soul, at the very foot of the throne, begs to be taken away and cleansed. It cannot bear for a moment longer 'with its darkness to affront that light'. ... Our souls demand Purgatory, don't they?" (pp. 110-111).

Lewis confessed to a priest

Lewis confessed his sins regularly to a priest and was given the Catholic sacrament of last rites on July 16, 1963 (Roger Lancelyn Green and Walter Hooper, C.S. Lewis: A Biography, 1974, pp. 198, 301).

Lewis loved paganism

"I had some ado to prevent Joy (and myself) from lapsing into paganism in Attica! AT DAPHNI IT WAS HARD NOT TO PRAY TO APOLLO THE HEALER. BUT SOMEHOW ONE DIDN'T FEEL IT WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY WRONG--WOULD HAVE ONLY BEEN ADDRESSING CHRIST SUB SPECIE APOLLONIUS" (C.S. Lewis to Chad Walsh, May 23, 1960, cited from George Sayer, Jack: A Life of C.S. Lewis, 1994, p. 378).

Lewis believed that Salvation could be achieved through other religions

"But the truth is God has not told us what His arrangements about the other people are. ... There are people who do not accept the full Christian doctrine about Christ but who are so strongly attracted by Him that they are His in a much deeper sense than they themselves understand. There are people in other religions who are being led by God's secret influence to concentrate on those parts of their religion which are in agreement with Christianity, and who thus belong to Christ without knowing it. For example a Buddhist of good will may be led to concentrate more and more on the Buddhist teaching about mercy and to leave in the background (though he might still say he believed) the Buddhist teaching on certain points. Many of the good Pagans long before Christ's birth may have been in this position" (C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, HarperSanFrancisco edition, 2001, pp. 64, 208, 209).

"I think that every prayer which is sincerely made even to a false god or to a very imperfectly conceived true God, is accepted by the true God and that Christ saves many who do not think they know Him." Letters of C. S. Lewis, 428.

Lewis did not believe in Biblical salvation

"You can say that Christ died for our sins. You may say that the Father has forgiven us because Christ has done for us what we ought to have done. You may say that we are washed in the blood of the Lamb. You may say that Christ has defeated death. They are all true. IF ANY OF THEM DO NOT APPEAL TO YOU, LEAVE IT ALONE AND GET ON WITH THE FORMULA THAT DOES. And, whatever you do, do not start quarrelling with other people because they use a different formula from yours" (Mere Christianity, HarperSanFrancisco edition, 2001, p. 182).

"The central Christian belief is that Christ's death has somehow put us right with God and given us a fresh start. Theories as to how it did this are another matter. ... Any theories we build up as to how Christ's death did all of this are, in my view, quite secondary..." (Mere Christianity, HarperSanFrancisco edition, 2001, pp. 54, 55, 56).

In Mere Christianity, Lewis claims that the Christ-life is spread to men through baptism, belief, and the Lord's Supper. This is a false gospel of faith plus works. He says, "There are three things that spread the Christ-life to us: baptism, belief, and that mysterious action which different Christians call by different names--Holy Communion, the Mass, the Lord's Supper. ... I am not saying anything about which of these things is the most essential. My Methodist friend would like me to say more about belief and less (in proportion) about the other two. But I am not going into that" (Mere Christianity, HarperSanFrancisco edition, 2001, pp. 61).

As you can see by the above quotes, C.S. Lewis didn't understand the basics of the saving Gospel of the Lord Jesus! Salvation can only be found in the Lord Jesus! There is no other Saviour of lost men but the Lord Jesus. For C.S. Lewis to deny all the above is major false teaching and heresy. But C.S. Lewis did not stop there in his false teaching. He also had a very low opinion (a blasphemous one) about the Lord Jesus!

Lewis denied that Jesus was truly God in a discourse about Mk 13:30,32 by claiming that Christ and scripture were in error

"Assur-edly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place, certainly the most embarrassing verse in the Bible. The one exhibition of error and the one confession of ignorance grow side by side. That they stood thus in the mouth of Jesus himself, and were not merely placed thus by the reporter, we surely need not doubt.... The facts, then, are these: that Jesus professed himself (in some sense) ignorant, and within a moment showed that he really was so." The World's Last Night and Other Essays, pp. 98-99. Harvest books. 1960.

Additional Wierd doctrines from Lewis

C.S. Lewis believed in the sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church!

'There are three things that spread the Christ life to us: baptism, belief, and that mysterious action which different Christians call by different names - Holy Communion, the Mass, the Lord's supper'. page 59 of 'Mere Christianity'

C. S. Lewis did not believe that the Bible is inspired and inerrant. Here are some quotes from his works that demonstrate this fact!

"all Holy Scripture is in some sense though not all parts of it in the same sense the word of God." Lewis, C. S. Reflections on the Psalms, 19. Harvest Books, 1964.

"It is Christ Himself, not the Bible, who is the true word of God." Lewis, C.S. Letters of C. S. Lewis, p. 428, Harper, 2001.

As you can see C.S. Lewis had warped and heretical theology. Yet, he is praised as a "great" Christian writer when the opposite is true!

This man is accepted and loved by Catholics (and Evangelicals)

"Lewis was born in Belfast, in sectarian Northern Ireland, so he was raised anti-Catholic like most Protestant children there. He was a man of his background but HIS VIEWS WERE VERY CATHOLIC: HE BELIEVED IN PURGATORY, BELIEVED IN THE SACRAMENTS, WENT TO CONFESSION" ("The Subtle Magic of C.S. Lewis' Narnia: Michael Coren's Perspective as the New Movie Looms," Zenit, Dec. 7, 2005).

Ok, I think we have established that Lewis was not a born again Christian. So the argument that Narnia is a "Christian" fiction is not true as this man was not a Christian in the first place!

In light of all C.S. Lewis' heresies and false doctrines, let's look at his occultic, Satanic work called "Narnia"! Please, remember the warnings from Deut 18:10-12 where the occult is an abomination to God.

Overview of the occultic Narnia

"...the children discover a charming, peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts, dwarfs, fauns, centaurs and giants that has become a world cursed to eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Under the guidance of a noble and mystical ruler, the lion Aslan, the children fight to overcome the White Witch's powerful hold over Narnia...." The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005) Video Clips & Multimedia

"Consider, for example, C.S. Lewis's The lion, the witch and the wardrobe. A child from the normal everyday world hides in a wardrobe during a game, and finds herself transported by magic into another world, where she has tea with a faun, a figure from ancient Roman pagan mythology. A faun is half human, half goat, and the encounter is an introduction to a world of intelligent talking animals - beavers with sewing machines and the like. Lewis has no hesitation in blending Christian and pagan mythology in his Narnian books. There is even salvation. Salvation is at the centre of the plot of the book, but one would have to look hard to find it attributed to any religion at all, Christian or pagan. The next book in the Narnian series, Prince Caspian, is even more populated with pagan deities - Bacchus and Silenus, nymphs and Maenads, and even a river god. Lewis does not identify these with the forces of evil - they are not "satanic", as many Christians seem to think pagan deities ought to be (and many neopagans think that Christians think neopagans' deities are). They are rather part of the army of liberation, and are themselves liberated from the powers of evil in the course of the story. One could give more examples from the other books in the series, but the picture one gets from all of these is far removed from some of the common Western perceptions of the Christian attitude towards paganism and pagan deities, whether seen from the point of view of Christians or of neopagans. That is, the perception that Christianity and neopaganism are, and perhaps ought to be, hostile to each other." http://www.geocities.com/Athens/7734/xnpaglit.htm

Lets stop here for a minute. Does the above sound like a good Bible believing Christian story? Or does it sound like a Satanic work of the devil filled with the occult and witchcraft?

Let's continue with what an ex-witch has to say about this occult series. He is now born-again and runs a ministry called Last Trumpet Ministries. Here are some quotes from his newsletter:

"In the first book, The Magician's Nephew, Aslan the lion creates beings to inhabit the land of Narnia. These include wood gods, river gods, fauns, and satyrs. These are presented as the good creatures. Fauns are deities with the bodies of men and the horns, ears, and legs of a goat. The Wiccan principality known as Pan is an example of a faun. In Wiccan witchcraft there is a well-known witches' chant that starts out with the words "great god Pan, great god Pan, half of goat and half of man." In witchcraft, Pan is the principality of the mind and causes panic, pandemonium, and nervous disorders. He is also the nature-god who is worshipped with lust and fertility rituals. How could Aslan be presented as a type of Christ when he created such creatures as these? Why, as a type of Christ, would Aslan create satyrs, which are half animal and half man and are creatures of sexual lust. From the word "satyr", we get the word satyriasis, which the dictionary defines as a condition that causes a man to have uncontrollable sexual lust."

"In the third chronicle of Narnia, entitled The Horse and His Boy, we find the heroine Aravis asking her father for permission to go into the woods to do secret sacrifice to Zardeena, Lady of the Night. Aslan the lion also sends one character in the book to the temple of the evil god Tash to be healed while standing before the altar of Tash who is a type of Satan."

"Book four is entitled Prince Caspian, and in it we find Aslan, the type of Christ, leading a wild woodland dance along with Bacchus, the god of drunkenness and orgies, and the Maenads, who are orgiastic women that also tear apart live animals and humans and eat the raw meat of their victims. This fourth book also contains spells on how to summon up tree spirits with so-called white magic. All such things are strictly forbidden in Deuteronomy 18:9-12."

"In the fifth book called The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the character Lucy summons Aslan by chanting a spell which is found in the Magician's Book of Spells. When Lucy is surprised that the spell worked, Aslan tells her, Do you think I wouldn't obey my own rules?" Here let it be noted that a book of personal spells used by witches is known as the Book of Shadows, and Aslan, the type of Christ is the author of this book of spells referred to in this fifth chronicle."

"In the sixth book called The Silver Chair, centaurs are teaching astrology. There is also a blood-letting ritual which Aslan uses to resurrect the dead body of King Caspian."

"In the seventh book entitled The Last Battle, the character who symbolizes the Antichrist finds that he was tricked into playing that role and ends up in heaven with Aslan. Another character, who was the faithful servant of the evil god Tash, is confused when he finds himself in heaven. Aslan says to him, "Child, all the service thou hast done to Tash, I account as service done to me." This is the message that all religions lead to heaven." quoted from Last Trumpet Ministries March 2006 Newsletter

Conclusions about the pagan Tolkien and C.S. Lewis

As you can see there is nothing "Christian" about the two pagan Catholic writers Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Satan is using the works of these men for deception 1 (hath God said). The Bible clearly forbids the use of witchcraft in Deut 18:10-12. The command to reject that which is an abomination to God is very clear!

Yet Satan comes along and says "hath God said" and many ignore or reject the warning from Deut 18:10-12 and they enjoy and defend their love of witchcraft.

If you have been deceived by Satan's servants, Tolkien or C.S. Lewis, you need to take action immediately. First repent of your sin in prayer to God. Next, remove all these occult works from your home and your life. Destroy them and get they far away! Of course if you are not a yet a Christian then repent of your sins and accept the only Saviour, the Lord Jesus into your heart!

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momof...
Nov. 22, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Wow, I knew some things were off but did not realize  how far off the mark...thank you so much..I have some family members that will find this very information very helpful.

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prove...
Jan. 5, 2011 at 8:37 AM

I think that really reminds us of how we are to be watchful and mindful of the enemy.  There are  far too many 'luke warm' Christians who profess to be saved and yet are truly missing the deception that's working against them.

Thank you for sharing this information.

blessings Kris.

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danie...
Aug. 17, 2011 at 2:34 AM

Yes, yes! Amen! The church as a whole has gotten soft about this. Let us call it what it is, WITCHCRAFT, and abomination to our Father. We cannot dabble in this stuff, and still say we walk with God. Let us have the mind of Christ about it, and abhor it!

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