I‚Äôll let you determine what ‚Äúmiracle‚ÄĚ the once popular Miracle Video store at 19th and Haskell was promoting. But the new store that has taken its place also is in a business where the topic of miracles comes up. It is a religious supply store, but perhaps not the type of religion you are thinking of.
The store sells supplies for Wicca and other pagan religions. And it is not new at it, either. The store is the Village Witch, which previously was located in North Lawrence in a stone building a couple of doors down from Johnny‚Äôs Tavern. Owner Kerry Johnson said the store had been in the North Lawrence location for about 10 years. Pagan religion, it seems, is not a passing fad.
But what type of supplies do you need for it? I know in my religion two of the most important are a pillow to make the pew softer, or, conversely, a clock for the pastor. I‚Äôm not sure it is quite the same in the pagan...
Ivan Karamazov wrote: John you are faithful to no one but yourself, romanist troll.
I am faithful to the Lord Jesus Christ if I surrendered my life to Him and trust entirely in Him alone for salvation. I am accepted as being truly saved by Pastor Steve and all the Elders and Deacons of that Baptist Church I faithfully attend every Sunday morning because of the fact that I surrendered my life to Christ.
MS wrote: Re: Catholic bookstore. John Yurich wrote: "Only items"... Blatant lie...there are statues of the "queen of heaven" and every romanist heretic you can shake a stick at. Also bottles of magic "holy water" and religious medallions with their queen of heaven on all their romanist dung. John Yurich is a romanist troll...by his own admission a "highly intelligent" one.
Cease with this nonsense that I am a romanist troll. I am not a romanist troll if I attend a Baptist Church faithfully every Sunday.
@1517- yes, unfortunately Lifeway is the same trash in a different wrapper. I was in one last year and struggled to find a decent book. They literally had one very small shelf with some "classics" on it. The rest is just commercialized religiosity,
Hi Frank, why so harsh against Rome? Just kidding. I think it's interesting how things suddenly become right and good when a little bible is mixed in, some prayers, and the mention of God and Jesus, and all under the guise of Christianity. As you well know, Constantine declared Christianity the state religion, and the cults, false religions, and pagans of the day, creatively adsorbed it's ways while still holding onto their own dark things. Roman Catholocism is the most perfect example of this. Like a sponge, they not only absorbed, but added to and subtracted from Gods Word until their system of false worship became the perfect machine to grow fabulously wealthy, and ensure lifelong allegiance through spiritual fear mongering. After all, "Outside of the chirch, there can be no salvation", and, "Without (our) Mary, salvation is impossible. Convenient.
I haven't been in one, 1517, but have been in others that match your description. I'm sure there are some good ones left out there, but many have mixtures of items and books that have no business being in there.
Honestly, is this a surprise? No. In a society where all is acceptable (except Christianity), a witch store just adds some spice to an already sickening stew of occultism.
Where it be a Catholic store or a Witchcraft store, it makes no difference to God. Whatever pulls man away from Him, is sin. Even someone like Osteen and his unscrupulous dogma can be thrown into the mix as he teaches the same lies as witches, mystics and Catholics. God is impotent and man reigns supreme.
I was almost physically ill after going to bookstore for a Bible when first regenerated. I was clueless, it was a Catholic store and something in me couldn't get me out of there fast enough. It felt like Devil worship. You're not an agent of God's John yurich, not yet anyway