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Yet we have seen a widespread resurgence in practices of witchcraft and magic. Satanic cults have arisen: we read of ritual murders by members of sinister youth communes. The reality of demon possession no longer seems remote. In the big cities of the Western world, life at times seems like one continuous Walpurgis Night. The very deepest books of spiritism and witchcraft have been brought into this country.
Many Americans are being made victims of the false supernatural, mainly through ignorance. The flood of super-naturalism in America is beyond the control of the government and its agencies, institutions and organized churches, but it is not beyond the power of God. If there ever was a hopeless case, it was that of Gottliebin Dittus, whose story this book tells. Because of a youthful involvement with magic, she became possessed by evil spirits.
Her behavior and personality changed dangerously. Mental torments and physical afflictions, including convulsions, drove her nearly to suicide. She seemed clearly beyond human help when Johann Christoph Blumhardt, a minister of the Lutheran Church, was led to enter direct conflict with the powers of darkness on her behalf. In the battle that ensued, he learned much about the honest weapons of spiritual warfare.
At length he saw her fully restored, physically and spiritually, to a sane, free, normal existence. This account is translated from an official church document - Pastor Blumhardt's carefully detailed report of his battle, prepared for the Synod to which he was responsible.
Through the whole account rings the assurance that, whatever may come, "Jesus is Victor"! Add to Cart -OR-. Description Details Less than ten years ago, most Americans felt strongly that demons, devils, witches and spells belonged to a distant, benighted time. Product Tags Add Your Tags:. Sign Up for Our Newsletter:.
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Blumhardt's Battle A Conflict With Satan (1970)
Johann Christoph Blumhardt 16 July — 25 February was a German Lutheran theologian , best known for his contribution in thought towards a kingdom-now or kingdom-come theology and his motto and centralization of Christianity around the idea that "Jesus is Victor. He wrote a book concerning the two-year-long demonic possession of the girl and published it in the year , entitled Blumhardt's Battle. It was said that the demonic manifestation ended one night with the demon shouting "Jesus is the victor". The event led to a revival in Blumhardt's parish. Marriages were said to be saved and enemies reconciled amidst an outpouring of evangelistic zeal.