Beyond The Darkness
Exposing Occultism in America
“Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth” John 12:35
Over the past decade there has been over a 400% increase of occultism in America. Beyond The Darkness gives you an in-depth look at how occultism is affecting our American culture. Shawn Patrick Williams brings his personal experiences, extensive research of the social and medical evidence, plus a clear scriptural foundation of how occultic teachings and concepts have invaded every level of the American culture. From music to media, fantasy books to video games, Beyond the Darkness covers every major trend in the past decade that has had some measure of occultic influence on this generation.
Shawn Patrick tells you of his own struggle of American street life and how he became involved in occultic groups. He tells of the circumstances that surrounded his dark vow and how the divine intervention of the light of Jesus Christ set him free from addiction, bondage, and occultism
A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Warrior NBations International Ministries, Inc. in Greenwood, SC (WNIM) is the home of Shawn Patrick Williams’ evangelistic outreaches. Shawn Patrick is also on staff as Pastor at Faith Family Harvest International Ministerial Fellowship. He is also an autho and host of the worldwide television series called “Beyond the Darkness.”
It was a night I’ll never forget! An empty beach with the waves crashing down on the East coast shore; the moon was the only light, however, unusually bright this night. It seemed like I walked for miles without seeing a soul and I was looking. I had just left “The Pier,” which is a bar on Jax Beach in Jacksonville, FL. It was my eighteenth birthday. I was alone, on the “streets”, drunk, and miles away from what I used to call home. I was angry, scared, hurt, confused, depressed, and deceived, all at once.
It was unusually cold for an August summer night, but then again so was my heart. “God, why have you let this happen to me? Why have you done this to my life? If you are so powerful, why can’t you do anything for me? If this is Jesus, I don’t want you! Can you hear me God? Are you listening to me?” No thunder, no fireworks, no help, and no God. “That’s what I thought, nothing!”
The clouds seemed to move across the sky quickly darkening the light that I once had and then darkness filled my head. Then again, darkness had been filling my head for years, slowly and subtly without notice, gradually bringing me to this place where I now stood. “Satan, if you are real, I call upon you.” That night was the beginning of the worst and most cursed seven years of my life. Over the years, I plunged into drug addiction, greed, paranoia, panic attacks, occultism, sexual bondage, rage, and depression. I was always seeking, but never finding. I was around everyone, but always alone. I had even come to the point of taking my own life. How could I have gotten so far gone, so far away from my Christian upbringing? I mean, I was raised in a Christian family and we went to church several times a week. How could I have gotten so far away from the God of my youth?
I often ask myself that question. What was it that caused my perception of life and my view of God to become so twisted that I would “sell” my soul to Satan? Was it the compromises that I had made with my choices of music or movies? Was it that one sip or that just one hit that turned into just one more line? Did I barter my soul away in a thousand little compromises long before I actually “sold” it?
Where did it all start? Who or what did it all start with? Was it the people I chose to be around, the places I chose to go, or was it the latest trend I chose to follow? All these questions have surfaced as I have looked back on that night on August 16th, 1991. Over the years I have met thousands of teenagers that seemed to have been blinded by the same darkness that blinded me and has come to saturate America’s culture. Whether from movements, fads, or trends, somehow a whole generation of teenagers has had their minds desensitized and darkened from the light of Jesus Christ, just like I did.
Beyond the Darkness is an attempt to expose darkness in some of the cultural trends and movements by shining the light of Jesus Christ through the Word of God into each topic. Only until we see life through the eyes of God’s Word can we truly see what’s beyond the darkness.