Cultures Dark with the Occult
There are three important features of the occult worldview and its degraded existence.
- Demonological explanations for all events and actions—good or bad—predominated.
- Occult idolatry and practices were the norm.
- Nations that practiced the occult also pursued other generic addictions, such as gluttony, drunkenness, varied forms of immorality, greed, blood thirst, and power.
All the contemporary “causes” are in place in the OT, but the Scriptures never identify or address spirit inhabitants as the problem nor cast them out as the solution. The OT, as a voice into these demon-filled cultures, exhibits two striking features.
- It minimizes Satan.
- The OT maximizes human responsibility.
Lifting the Curtain
Every so often in the OT God lifts the curtain to show the spirit realities at work behind the scenes. Six major passages:
Reblog from Between Two Worlds