Air Date: June 1, 2015
Host : Jim Schneider
Guest: Dave Benoit
Dave Benoit entered ministry years ago as a youth pastor. He was also a club director for a time with Word of Life. In 1984 he established Glory Ministries as an evangelist. He had an early emphasis in his ministry of exposing the truth of the damaging effects of rock music including both the violence and occult tendencies of rock. For decades Dave has researched the occult and the New Age movement to show how Satan is subtly gaining entrance into our families and churches through seemingly harmless children’s toys, movies and cartoons and has authored four books on the subject.
This Crosstalk looked at the Charlie, Charlie Challenge that is taking the Internet and social media world by storm. The game involves balancing pencils on a piece of paper that has the words ‘yes’ and ‘no’ written in specific areas. After balancing the pencils, the player is to ask this ‘Charlie’ if he’s present with them or to come to them.
This is not harmless game-play. Jim and Dave presented a loving warning to parents and young people about why this is dangerous from a biblical point of view, the MTV promotion of this challenge, the Slender Man connection and more.