CN Morning Rundown: 'You Were Sent to This Church to Destroy Us': Controversial Pastor Calls Out Alleged Witches

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'You Were Sent to This Church to Destroy Us': Controversial Pastor Calls Out Alleged Witches

"We got first and last names of six witches that are in our church," says Pastor Greg Locke in a video clip from a Feb. 13 sermon that now has more than 1.2 million views. "And you know what's strange? Three of you are in this room right now."

The pastor of Global Vision Bible Church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, hit headlines recently for his "burning service" in which members torched books such as Harry Potter and the Twilight series, along with Ouija boards and other symbols of the occult. And now, his bold exposure of alleged witches within his own congregation has made national and international news.

What John Bevere, Mario Murillo and Kenneth Hagin Sr. Have in Common

Here's a word that will minister great peace to some. On the phone the other day, a dear minister friend of mine, older than I am with 40-plus years of ministry experience, said this: "The Lord called my wife and me to influence the two or three."

I believe he meant geographical places or cities. I have not been able to shake that word.

We've all been given different measures of grace to fulfill God's plan and purpose in this life. You can't be a general in the body of Christ just because you want to be. You can't have international influence just because you want to. You can't reach thousands or even millions of people because you dream of it. Forget that line of thinking, because it's not the Lord's wisdom.

God Uses 'The Chosen' to Fulfill This Girl's Heartfelt Dream

Kaelyn Reese's parents, Steve and Becky, didn't realize at first that their daughter, later diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, was on the autism spectrum. And when they gave to help support Dallas Jenkins' crowd-funded streaming series The Chosen's first four episodes, they didn't realize the amazing impact the show would have on Kaelyn's life.

But then they noticed the behavior of Matthew, played by Paris Patel. "The way he interacted with people was very mechanical, always lookin around. I kind of recognized that—at least I had suspicions that he might be on the spectrum," Steve says.

That suspicion helped plant a dream in Kaelyn's heart—one of playing the cello for The Chosen as well as telling its creators how much their choice to cast Matthew as a person living with autism meant to her. Series creator Dallas Jenkins has strong, personal connections to those on the autism spectrum, and he was delighted to receive Kaelyn's letter.

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