Sunday, May 2, 2010

Deceived, Deluded, and Lukewarm

By Ray Gano

The following is an email I received June 29th, 2007

Attached is the article "Is Harry Potter the Son of God?"
As you'll note, it's a scholarly treatment of the subject and is extremely well researched and documented with extensive end notes.  (She takes after her father.)
While I hope that Abbey's theory is correct in that she will be known as the one who "broke the Harry Potter code," my greater prayer is that she is right for the sake of Rowling's millions of readers.  (Did you know that the Harry Potter books are the most read books by the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay?  Not to mention Wiccans everywhere.)
Also, if Abbey's theory is correct, Rowling will have succeeded (in spades) at what I attempted with my trilogy: putting the Gospel into the hands of the unsaved world.
This email was from a man I once knew named James (Jim) BeauSeigneuar.
Just in reading the email my mind was filled with questions. Kind of like a deer staring into the headlights wondering. What is this? Can this possibly be?
I opened the MS Word document titled “Is Harry Potter the Son of God?” By Abigail BeauSeigneur
By page two, my stomach was literally nauseated. The feeling of utter filth came over me in the treatment of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by this delusional and deceived woman’s “well documented” article.
What Abigail BeauSeigneur has tried to do is give “proof” that J.K. Rowling has hidden allegorical clues within the Potter books.
That is right, we are to see our Lord and savior through the allegorical use of witches, warlocks, demons and their realm of absolute evil and darkness.
What is wrong with this picture?
I have to say that when I was sent this article my heart sank for several reasons.
1. James BeauSeigneur is someone I once knew and I thought that I knew him well. I have even broke bread with him when he attended my conference in Alta Loma CA and he was a speaker.  We have spent some good times on the phone in fellowship and discussing Bible Prophecy and World Events. I have even used some of his articles in past issues of Prophezine.
2. How can anyone see Christ in the evil that the way witchcraft presents itself. Witchcraft in and of itself is ultimate selfishness. Witchcraft is real and it is through the extreme exertion of one’s own will is how they are able to tap in to this energy performing their un-godly acts.
3. How many souls are going to burn in hell because
a. A father allowed his daughter to be exposed to this abomination
b. Through this article the daughter has given “permission” to the weak and unsaved to indulge in this blasphemy
c. Geometrically the devastation to human souls is so large it is unable to be numbered and literally thousands if not hundreds of thousands will be lead astray.
The Thesis
Abigail BeauSeigneur’s logic and thought is so convoluted and twisted that she goes to great extremes to make her point. Here in the following she compares the scars on Harry Potters head as to those of Christ. She goes on showing how righteous this is by going even further with this insane thought trail. Abigail leaps to the forehead, then to the high priest and then the seals on the forehead?
“Harry’s scars on his head and hand may be intended to partially match Christ’s scars from his crucifixion. Rowling tells us that the shape of Harry’s lightening-bolt scar is not its most significant characteristic. Perhaps its significance is its location, his forehead.  There are several important references to forehead markings in the Bible.  The high priest was to wear upon his forehead a seal with the words “Holy to the Lord,” “so the Lord will accept the people.”  Additionally, the people of Israel were told to tie the commands of God to their hands and to wear them on their foreheads as reminders.  In Revelation, God will mark his followers’ foreheads with the seal of God, so that when locusts are sent upon the earth in judgment, those with the seal will not be harmed.”
Let me get this strait, Harry is a righteous man because he has scares on his forehead that MIGHT match Christ’s?
This just by itself is blasphemy and mocking the sacrifice of Christ. How can she compare the scares of a witch.. OH SORRY.. A warlock, to the scars of our Lord Jesus Christ who shed HIS precious blood so that we might live?
There is absolutely NO comparison and I am appalled that she could even make this sort of leap let alone the path she takes regarding the forehead and being sealed.
The following analogy is a prime example of the ignorance this woman has put forth. I am amazed that Abigail BeauSeigneur has the audacity to claim that the wand of a witch symbolizes   ”holiness and resurrection”.
She goes on to state…
“How can this not be a reference to Christ, who was sinless (holy) and rose again after being brutally crucified?”
Ok, I know, you can’t believe it either. So, Harry Potter’s wand is “holy” because it is made of holly. This woman is so delusional and deceived that I can not put words to it. Her leaps in thought are so induced by Satan, that it brings new heights in defining the word insanity.
Here read it for yourself…
Wand Symbolism
A wand is a witch or wizard’s most important tool.  The wand that chooses its wizard, and it has a powerful connection to its owner.  We know that Rowling has chosen her wands with great care.  Hermione and Ron’s wand woods both correspond to their birth months, according to Celtic tradition.  On the other hand, Hagrid’s wand wood is representative of his character.
The wands of Harry and Voldemort give even more insight. Harry’s wand is made of holly and phoenix feather (an unusual combination, according to Ollivander, the wand maker); Voldemort’s is yew and phoenix feather. Though their owners are enemies, the wands are “brothers,” meaning that both have in their cores a feather from the same phoenix.  We know the symbolism of the wand woods directly from Rowling: 
“I gave Harry a wand made of holly wood . . .. It was not an arbitrary decision: holly has certain connotations that were perfect for Harry, particularly when contrasted with the traditional associations of yew, from which Voldemort’s wand is made. European tradition has it that the holly tree (the name comes from ‘holy’) repels evil, while yew, which can achieve astonishing longevity (there are British yew trees over two thousand years old), can symbolise both death and resurrection; the sap [of the yew] is also poisonous.”
Additionally, holly is associated with death and rebirth in pagan and Christian lore.
Harry’s wand core, which everyone seems to pay attention to only for the fact that it is related to Voldemort’s, has vital symbolism as well.  Phoenixes are mythical birds of resurrection; they repeatedly die (by bursting into flames), and are reborn. We have already seen this symbolism played out in Voldemort’s life.  He should have been killed by the rebounding killing curse that he cast at Harry.  However, he was able to just barely evade death, because he had created horcruxes, which held and protected pieces of his soul severed in the act of committing murders.  He existed for years as “less than spirit,” and was later able to resurrect himself through an “old piece of dark magic.”
Harry may also have the power to resurrect himself.  His wand symbolizes holiness and resurrection.  How can this not be a reference to Christ, who was sinless (holy) and rose again after being brutally crucified?
It is this sort of blasphemous logic that permeates the entire document.
But here is the crux of the matter.
When James BeauSeigneur contacted me I sent several emails refuting him caringly and with scripture… his response?
Okay.  Again I appreciate your concern and the time you have invested. I am absolutely certain of your sincerity.  Perhaps if we had the time and opportunity to sit down and talk for a few hours we would come to a meeting of the minds, but email is just not a great forum.
May God richly bless you in all you do for Him.
My heart sank and I truly cannot understand. I have sent other well written, well documented articles from other ministries and none of them have been addressed by Jim or his daughter Abby. Instead they sought out others who would publish this blasphemous document.
This document is now out for public consumption published and promoted by a very double minded ministry called Revelation Files ran by the Rev. John Terry.
Here is what the Rev. John Terry had to say about Abigail BeauSeigneur’s article.
“The article is well documented, and I do agree with Abbey that others like JRR Tolkein and CS Lewis effectively used magic and allegory in their writings.  Still, I have personal issues with the “darkness” of the Harry Potter series just on their face.”
“I’m not yet willing to personally endorse Abbey’s assertions just yet, but the young lady has done her homework and presents a compelling argument.  So I will present her treatise and allow the reader to draw his/her own conclusions.  It is important we as believers know what is being presented in the marketplace, even if we may choose to disagree with the content or conclusions.”
“This article is a controversial piece for sure, and one that will generate a lot of emotional debate on both sides of the argument presented.  If Abbey is right, then God has used JK Rowling to share Jesus with the world in a most unusual way.  If not, then Abbey is wrong and the world has been immersed into a world of darkness that has now made witchcraft part of mainstream culture.” (1)
The Rev. John Terry’s statements are the proverbial cover the rear end, by straddling both sides of the fence. His statements present a lukewarm view to an issue that God calls an Abomination and that we are to have no dealings with at all.
So basically if someone condones this work, he can state that he agrees. If someone refutes this work, he can state that he agrees. It is this sort of lukewarm Laodicean attitude that permeates the churches today. But worse there are “ordained ministers” who not only allow this sort of garbage, but put it out there to be consumed by the public.
I often write of the apostasy and falling away that is currently taking place in today’s churches. Never before has this topic hit so close to home.
It saddens me like never before that a young woman is so deceived and blinded.
It saddens me that a man I once called brother is so prideful that he worked to find someone to publish this blasphemy.
And finally it saddens me that an “ordained minister” gladly promoted this travesty for public consumption.
The cause and effect of this abomination is innumerable. In the minds of these three people all they see is an illusion of a false Christ that they are eager to lead people to.
But in reality, they are leading people to hell. In the end these three people are going to give an account for the lost souls who will burn in hell due to the actions, lack of discernment and true love and understanding of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Here is what God’s word says…
Gal 5:19-21(KJV)  Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20  Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21  Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Lev 19:31 (KJV) Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God
Lev 20:6 (KJV) And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.
While Christians are not to judge the person, Christians are to be fruit inspectors.
Mat 7:20  Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
If the fruit of a person's teachings and prophecies are rotted in falsehood, Jesus says they are ravening wolves 
Mat 7:15  Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Witchcraft, necromancy, soothsaying, and the practices of darkness are an abomination to God and He is very clear about this.
Deut 18:9-12 (KJV) There shall not be found among you anyone who... practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord...
These three people have endorse this sort of attitude. Through their efforts they have “given permission” to many to stray and follow the work of the enemy.
By their actions, all three have condoned this abomination.
The light is not there….
Isaiah 8:20 (KJV) "to the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them."
1John 2:4 (KJV)  He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
1John 2:15 -16 (KJV)  Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
I pray that the actions of these three people and the multitude of others out their promoting and condoning the enemy’s tactics will have minimum affect. But based on the statistics of those who read and follow the Harry Potter series, I believe that Abigail’s article will only go to bolster the enemy’s deceptive inroads into the church.
“'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' Has $77.4 Million Debut
Monday, July 16, 2007
The Warner Bros. fantasy sequel "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" conjured up a $77.4 million debut to lead the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.
That raised the movie's total domestic gross to $140 million since opening Wednesday.
"Order of the Phoenix" also has taken in an additional $190.3 million in 44 other countries where it began rolling out Wednesday.” (2)
I hope that those who promote such activity will see the seriousness of their actions and repent.
God is not mocked and whatever a person sows, that will he reap.
Who Do You Serve?
Jesus stated the following…
John 14:6 (KJV) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
If you do not have Christ in your life, you will spend eternity in hell. This is a fact. It does not matter if you believe this or not, it is the truth spoken by Jesus himself. If your name is not written in the Lambs Book of Life you will go to hell for what you have not done and that is accepting Christ as your personal savior. To be placed in the Lamb Book of Life, you need to turn your life completely over to Him. Having “head” knowledge or “just believing in Christ” is not the same as having “heart” knowledge with Christ living in your heart.  We know that even the devils believe in Him, where are they spending eternity?
James 2:19 (KJV)  Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
We work hard at Prophezine to show that Bible Prophecy is coming to pass. Because of this fact, the Bible is true. Since the Bible is the true and inerrant word of God, there is a heaven and there is a hell.
If you claim the title of “Christian” then take account of yourself this day. Many claim the title, but we read in God’s Word that the title does not get you into heaven.
Mat 7:21  Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Mat 7:22  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Mat 7:23  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Who you serve will determine where you will spend eternity. If you are not serving Christ and a true child of God, then you are serving Satan and a child of the enemy.
If you are not 110% sure, then take account of yourself, your very life depends upon it.
1John 1:9 (KJV) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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Ray & Tracye Gano are the Executive Directors of Prophezine. Prophezine deals with Bible Prophecy and World Events from a Pre-trib, pre-millennial, dispensationalist stand point. They currently serve close to 70,000+ (and growing) people world wide with a weekly newsletters, daily news updates, community based website and Internet radio shows. Ray recently released his latest project “Escape The End Time Money Snare – The CD a multimedia CD co-authored with Wilfred Hahn focusing on how to escape the trappings of mammon and learning how to live simply in God’s abundance.
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1 comment:

  1. FYI