Okay, so I am an ex-Catholic who is considering coming back to the RC church. I am planning to take some classes for reverts from my local parish soon. Just waiting for the Sister who runs them to be back from holidays.
I currently am attending a Calvinist church, and we have been without a minister for awhile. We had a minister come up last Sunday to preach and then the church members voted whether or not to keep him (they voted yes).
I got a weird vibe from him and I’m not sure what you all think of this. When I told my mom and Grandma about this situation (Grandma is a strong Catholic but loving of everyone no matter their denomination and mom is a lapsed Catholic as well) and they both said to run far from that church!
Anyways, this minister started telling his story… basically he grew up in a Muslim household that wasn’t strict, and when he and his wife moved to the States they met some Christians. They learned a bit about God but didn’t know much, so he got a book from a bookstore that mentioned God and angels, but it was an occult book. He followed some directions and created a Ouija board for him and his wife to try to talk to her deceased mother with. Well he said that after that they had demons invade their homes and themselves, and that they were very scared, and eventually found these Christians who were able to “cast the demons out”. He then said he felt God calling him to become a minister, so he went to seminary, and he said that even then he and his wife were still “casting demons out of each other”.
Now, I am by no means a doubter – I know that God is real and so are angels, and so Satan and demons are real too. But – I don’t know how I feel about him and his story. It was an odd thing to discuss with parishioners at his first meeting, and I don’t know if it is even appropriate to do so.
I know that Ouija boards are bad though! My Mom always warned me to never mess with them, or psychics, or stuff like séances or tarot cards. My Mom told me that she was once given a Ouija board for her birthday (back in the sixties) and Grandma just walked it to the curb and threw it in the rubbish bin!
Thoughts on this guy?