Kristine McGuire: A Ghost Hunter Calls on Christ
By Rod Thomas
The 700 Club
Original Air Date: November 2, 2010
Kristine McGuire was deeply involved in the occult and ghost hunting. But one night, she realized she was in way over her head.
“I went in there and it was a very active night," Kristine Mcguire tells The 700 Club. "We had some very strange things happen, and I realized that there was a demon in this place.”
Even though she was a full-fledged witch, Kristine still considered herself a Christian. Her husband Thom explains, “She had blended Christianity with witchcraft. We’ve now come to know as a term of syncretism, which is taking different religions and blending them together.”
Kristine explains, “Basically, I just ignored what the Bible said in certain parts, read the rest of it to be what I wanted it to mean, and folded it into witchcraft.”
She was raised in a Christian home. But when she and Thom started having problems in their marriage, they questioned their faith.
Thom says, “That’s when things started to kind of fall apart in our marriage and in our relationship with God.”
After Thom had an emotional affair with a woman online, he and Kristine separated.
“I felt abandoned by God," Kristine says. "I didn’t have control over my own destiny. I wanted to connect with a feminine energy. I wanted to connect with the goddess. And so I felt that feminine energy. I think that’s why I was so drawn to it, because it appealed to me as a woman.”
Over the next five years, Kristine dove deeper into witchcraft. But she couldn’t shake the feeling that God was trying to get her attention.
“The Holy Spirit prodded me from day one. I’d say He was poking me with a stick, you know, trying to help me to come to my senses. I knew what I was doing was wrong, but I chose to ignore that.”
She eventually started ghost hunting.
“By that time I was a medium and communicating with spirits on my own. I was watching this going, ‘Well, I could do that.’ So I got on the internet and I searched ghost hunting groups in my area.”
At the same time, Thom rededicated his life to God and tried to reconcile with Kristine.
“I called and told her that I thought we ought to be back together, that God had a greater plan than what we had.”
Kristine recalls, “We were reunited and he knew I was a ghost hunter, a medium and a witch.”
“I decided this time I would go with the flow," Thom says. "I would pray for her a lot and be that pillar for her.”
Kristine refused to change. But one night, she realized that her choices could have severe consequences.
“I realized that there was a demon in this place. At one point I felt like I should command this spirit to leave in the name of Jesus. There was an authority that I hadn’t used in years.”
She said, “In the name of Jesus, you are gonna leave. You are uninvited. Now he’s gonna go where Jesus sends him.”
“The interesting thing was we didn’t hear anything happen at that time. But a few days later I got an email with a file attached to it that had an EVP on it (an electronic voice phenomenon) and it happened to be the clip from when I told this spirit it had to leave in Jesus’ name.
“What you hear can only be described as a scream. It was the strangest thing I’ve ever heard. It scared me, to be quite honest. It sounded inhuman. I had just heard a demon react to the true, honest power of Jesus’ name. I sent the file to my husband.”
Thom says, “Being an audio engineer, I looked at in the wave forms to see, ‘Okay, who edited this?’ and ‘Where’s the edit happen?’ And it’s not there. This is a real clip of audio, and so it really freaked her out. She started realizing that there was power in Jesus’ name. He wasn’t just a good guy that she should listen to, but that He was the Son of God.”
Kristine knew then that she could never combine witchcraft and spiritualism with Christianity.
“I realized that I had been fooled. I’d given myself over to demons. And it was at that moment that I literally got down on my face and just poured my heart out to the Lord and begged for his forgiveness. I renounced everything that I had been involved in.”
Thom knew that God had answered him.
“I believe in the power of prayer. I figured that just praying a lot, eventually things would turn around. I had faith that God could do it.”
Kristine says, “That meant more to me than anything. To know that my husband – he just accepted me where I was at that time and loved me enough to trust me to God’s hands.”
Today, she warns others about the dangers of the occult.
“You might not necessarily be involved or even dabbling in magic or ghost hunting or anything like that, but you start reading about it," Kristine says. "You start watching television programs. You start watching movies, searching on the internet. I think the most important thing I would say is, read the Bible and understand the power that is behind these things is the occult. Because it’s a very real power. It’s very real and its only intent is our spiritual destruction.
“I’m so thankful and grateful for God pulling me out of that deception and out of that life of harassment that I didn’t even realize I was living. There’s nothing like the power of Jesus. The power of Jesus… It saves. It forgives. It loves. Jesus is everything.”
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