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Trouble with Twilight

 Most of us have seen Twilight or read one of the books. Although do you know what really is happening. Like you, I never. This is the opening chapter of a book 'Trouble with Twilight.' (After reading both parts, what's your opinion? Try our Poll too)


 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword by Tal Brooke . . . . 11

Chapter 1 Twilight Fever . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Chapter 2 Out of the Coffin . . . . . . . . . 35

Chapter 3 Ancient Warnings . . . . . . . . 47

Chapter 4 The Blood Battle . . . . . . . . . 63

Chapter 5 Spooky Parallels . . . . . . . . . . 71

Chapter 6 Forbidden Fruit . . . . . . . . . . 85

Chapter 7 Occultism’s Bite . . . . . . . . . 119

Chapter 8 Heavenly Defense . . . . . . . 161

Chapter 9 No Greater Love . . . . . . . . 181


 FOREWORD

Vampires have seized the public imagination

in our twenty-first century world, as never before, through such blockbusters as The Twilight Saga, and many other mesmerizing novels, movies, and television shows. Believe it or not, there is a hidden, supernatural evil beneath this obsession that the public is wholly ignorant of. Steve Wohlberg—a kindred soul with me on today’s battlefront—is one of the sharpest culture watchers I know. When a genuine discerner sees a particularly potent

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deception looming on the horizon, something that can do real harm, he springs into action, even when it is costly and unpopular. His concern is for truth, and for humanity, not for his own public appearance. Steve is one of these...a genuine discerner. In the case of the present media feeding frenzy over vampirism, both Steve and I jumped into action at the same time to address this potent issue in our own ways. For my part, I wrote a long article in our “Spiritual Counterfeits Project Journal,” going back to my own childhood connections with the occult. For Steve’s part, he wrote this book. What opened the door for me as a child is precisely what we are seeing now, an occult obsession with horror and the dark side.

One of the attractions that the realm of vampires, ghosts, and the supernatural held for me as a boy was that it was an attractive

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alternative to the bleak and boring materialistic naturalism of my parents, and of their sophisticated peers. The drama of the supernatural promised something beyond “this world.” The prospect of late night horrors and strange occurrences I found preferable to the Formica-thin alternative of a soulless and flat reality devoid of mystery. No doubt, the hunger I felt paralleled what the estranged youth of today feel in their attraction to the alternative world of Harry Potter and vampires. Surely there is more than what I see around me, countless kids are thinking. Public school leaves them with depleted knowledge and nothing to believe in. My early interest in the supernatural was also echoed by an observation made by G.K. Chesterton regarding the deep inner void left by atheism: “When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing—they believe in anything.”1

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Look at the trail of crumbs. As a member of a rootless unchurched atheistic family living overseas, my occult curiosity was ever growing, starting with horror comics before age nine, then a Ouija board at age ten. By

thirteen, I was reading Bram Stoker’s classic, Dracula, and I could not put it down. You bet I was affected, all through my school years, my college years, and on to India where I was finally supernaturally rescued from a heavy toxic immersion into rank occultism. Neither Steve nor I want you or your children to follow my course. I repeat: vampires have arrived in a virtual feeding frenzy of public obsession. Steve Wohlberg is about to show you the hidden source beneath this frenzy, and the downward  voyage into the abyss that is waiting to suck as many who will climb aboard. As an alternative to the dismal darkness of vampires, a world that normally despises

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daylight, we offer you happiness and satisfying immortality through knowing “the Savior of the world” (1 John 4:14).How bright is His light!  He is Steve’s ultimate focus, and mine too.

—Tal Brooke President of Spiritual Counterfeits Project Author of One World & Avatar of Night

ENDNOTE

1. G.K. Chesterton, “The Oracle of the

Dog” (1923).

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