Spiritual Battle with an Occult Priest

One day on the college campus one of the occult club leaders came to our Bible table. He was dressed in a long black robe and introduced himself as a priest with a specific occult group.

He walked directly up to me with angry eyes and asked, “Why do Christians hate homosexuals?”

I smiled and said, “Hey, God is a God of love.  As Christians, God calls us to love others. We are not to hate anyone.”

He said, “Christians say homosexuality is evil. Why?”

I said, “What I know about good or evil is what I read in the Bible.” I picked up a Bible and opened to Romans 1. “You can read for yourself what God says about the subject. Start at verse 18.”

He picked up the Bible and surprised me by reading it aloud! Every now and then he’d pause and say, “Hmmm. I’ve never seen this before.”

When he finished reading, I suggested he read in one more place. I turned to 1 Corinthians 6:9-11.

When he finished reading I said, “You see, even 2000 years ago when this was written, people who came to Jesus changed. It didn’t matter what was in their past. God changed their hearts and then their lives changed.  This still happens today.”

He asked challenging questions for 45 minutes, engaging only me. The others at our table would enter into the conversation with supportive comments from time to time, but mostly I knew they were praying.

When the priest finally said good-bye, he was no longer angry. He was actually smiling and said he’d like to come back and visit again!

When he left I noticed I was wet with perspiration. The others said they were amazed at how calm I was.

Huh? Are they kidding? I was in a battle—both mental and spiritual!

Afterward we all prayed together, thanking God for giving me His words and wisdom. We also prayed that the priest would come back to see us again—soon!

  • Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites,  nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.  And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.     1 Corinthians 6:9-11
  • “No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord.     Isaiah 54:17

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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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10 Responses to Spiritual Battle with an Occult Priest

  1. Katie says:

    You were a great witness Kathleen. Each day is a battle

  2. joanne says:

    Kathleen, thanks for the reminder of the verse in Corinthians. Even as Christians we have become accustomed to the society in which we live today…I Corinthians 6:9-11 is quite a warning to us. Praying that we would be as bold as you are in sharing the gospel, in a world desperately needing our Savior. Warmly, JoAnne

    • Kathleen says:

      Thank you Joanne. I use those specific scripture references for a reason. Romans 1 explains the origin of sin. 1 Corinthian 6:9-11 gives us hope.

  3. Earl says:

    Kathleen,
    That is a great testimony and I appreciate what you do for God.
    Earl

  4. Mark says:

    spiritual battle is just that – battle – and the most effective armor in this kind of battle is the word of God – I imagine Jesus saying to you “well done faithful servant” It’s not just that you did battle – but you perhaps have brought another soul to God! Praise heaven!

  5. Yes, a great testimony of a saint standing firm in God’s armour. May that man’s heart be seared with the truth.

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