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Concerned Christians Hold Public Prayer In Midland, TX Over Ghost’s Upcoming Live Show


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A group of concerned Christians in Midland, Texas have taken to praying en masse outside of the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center ahead of Ghost‘s show there tomorrow, November 18th. Led by pastor Larry Long, the residents have been praying for the community in advace of the band’s scheduled live show. In particular they are concerned over the band’s Satan espousing ways and the ‘spiritual influences’ such a show can bring. Long told CBS7.com

“We’re not here to protest. We’re just simply here to pray, to pray His protection, to plead the blood of Christ over our community. This kind of band will bring spiritual influences into this area. We’re concerned about it, because we believe the devil is real, just as we believe God is real.

And people who think that’s nonsense, probably don’t believe in God or the devil. But because we believe in God, we also believe in the devil. So we believe that this is a real battle, and it’s important for us to be in prayer.”

He added:

“The fact that they describe themselves as a worship band for Satan, is, I think quite shocking. And I think most of our community would be surprised to learn that.

They cover their faces with masks that look like devils in their concerts, and they are all about worshipping and brining glory to Satan. And it’s just not the thing I think most of Permian Basin would be happy to have in our community.”

In a chat with ‘The Morning Show With Craig Anderson‘ on local radio station KWEL, Long further addressed his concerns over the band, stating:

“There’s [a] song about… What’s it called? ‘Satan’s Hammer’? Something about a hammer. And it talks about the fact that the person singing the song is seeking a relationship with the devil. And if young people go to a concert like this and they think it’s all just good fun — kind of like Halloween, so to speak — and so, ‘This is all just good fun,’ and ‘Don’t make such a big deal out of it,’ I think if they’re singing along to those lyrics, who knows what in the world they’re opening their hearts and lives up to?”

He also went on to say:

“The main band leader goes by the name of Tobias; whether or not that’s his real name, who knows? And then the rest of ’em go by ‘ghoulish horde’ or something like that. Of course, you see this kind of stuff and you say, ‘Well, how much of this… Do they understand?’ I think that they understand all of it.

I think that they are doing this intentionally, and I think they really do worship the devil, because I believe… as a Christian, as a biblical Christian, I believe the devil’s real. So I imagine maybe some people listening right now would say, ‘Oh, you guys are getting overblown with this,’ and those kinds of things. Well, you would only think that if you didn’t think the devil was real.”

Ghost are currently out on the following North American tour:

11/19 Midland, TX – Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
11/20 Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall
11/21 New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theatre
11/23 Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts – Walt Disney Theater
11/24 Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theater
11/25 Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
11/27 North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
11/29 Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre
11/30 Atlanta, GA – Roxy Theatre
12/01 Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
12/02 Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
12/04 Richmond, VA – Dominion Energy Center
12/05 Wilkes-Barre, PA – F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
12/07 Laval, QC – Place Bell
12/08 Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
12/10 Baltimore, MD – The Hippodrome
12/11 Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theater
12/13 Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
12/14 Boston, MA – Wang Theatre
12/15 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center

[via Blabbermouth]

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