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2 Here are just a few short excerpts from Eric Barger’s current Take A Stand! Seminar slides. (We utilize computer animation and travel with a state-of-the-art video projector.) Welcome to Eric Barger’s Seminar Ministry

3 The of America Harry Potter, Pokémon and Hollywood The of America Harry Potter, Pokémon and Hollywood Eric Barger’s T AKE A S TAND! M I N I S T R I E S

4 From the Latin word “occultus” it means: “things hidden”, “things in darkness”, “things left unrevealed”, “the practices of sorcery and divination”. The Occult includes: - Witchcraft & Wicca - Psychics/Tarot/Fortune telling Astrology/Numerology/Palmistry - Sorcery/Spells/Incantations - Satanism - The mystic practices of the New Age Movement

5 Each are highlighted in chapters of the book...

6 When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. 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. DEUTERONOMY 18: 9-12

7 - Video games, trading cards, daily cartoons, 3 movies, and now a vast array of action figures and characters - Wizards of the Coast...the creators of DUNGEONS & DRAGONS and MAGIC THE GATHERING Pokémon = problems! * Violence * Occultic * Addictive Pokémon means “Pocket Monster”

8 HISTORY The Harry Potter series is the most popular children’s book series in HISTORY. ALL TIME Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is now the fastest selling literary work of ALL TIME! HISTORY The Harry Potter series is the most popular children’s book series in HISTORY. ALL TIME Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is now the fastest selling literary work of ALL TIME!

9 The Church must unify and vigorously stand against New Age, neopagan occultism! * 70% of those turning to witchcraft claim they were raised in “Christian” homes. (Drawing Down the Moon, Margot Adler) * 75% of those turning to the New Age Movement claim they were raised in “Christian” homes. (Gallup Poll, 1987)

10 Here are some points in dealing with the occult influences around us...

11 1) PREVIEW - Whether its video games, books, cartoons, TV shows or movies, get involved and find out what your kids are tempted by or drawn to. This information will assist you greatly as you pray and do warfare for your kids’ souls.

12 2) COMMUNICATE - Don’t just tell your kids something is wrong - explain why. USE SCRIPTURE! It IS the final authority!

13 3) PRAY - Not only pray for your kids but when their friends are drawn to evil influences, lead your kids in prayer that those influences are bound and broken in the lives of others. i.e., SPIRITUAL WARFARE.

14 4) DEVELOP - Through PREVIEWING, PRAYING & COMMUNICATING you help kids develop a godly decision-making process FOR LIFE about... - Entertainment - School - Media - Culture - Friends (peer-pressure) 4) DEVELOP - Through PREVIEWING, PRAYING & COMMUNICATING you help kids develop a godly decision-making process FOR LIFE about... - Entertainment - School - Media - Culture - Friends (peer-pressure)

15 5) REST & TRUST - That God is on the throne!

16 6) RECEIVE - God’s grace for the past. (Rom. 8:1)

17 7) ACTION - For the future. (Phil. 3:13)

18 More Slide Show excerpts of Eric’s presentations are available at the Slide Show menu. Why not bring Eric’s effective and dynamic teaching- evangelistic ministry to your church? We’d love to discuss the possibilities with you! - Phone - (972) Ministries


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