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What does the BIBLE say about Witchcraft and the Occult
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The Bible and Witchcraft
Writer: Michael Sherif | bibleresources.org/witchcraft
In the past forty years, there has been a resurgent interest in witchcraft in all its multifaceted guises. The main thrust has been presenting witchcraft as an innocent, entertaining subject in literature and in movies.
As usual 95% of Christians fail to use discernment, yield to media manipulation, and embrace this "sugar coated" siren of witchcraft along with the deluded mass of the population little heeding a wide array of Biblical admonitions not to open the door to Satan who comes to devour as a roaring lion. Jesus said to Peter,
Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to have all of you, to sift you like wheat. Luke 22:31 (NLT)And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired [to have] you, that he may sift [you] as wheat.Luke 22 (KJV) verse 31
And that's exactly what Satan will do if we don't ask before reading a book, watching a movie, entering a relationship or pursuing any course of action "What would Jesus do?"
As discarnate spirit entities these demons possess knowledge regarding the activities of humans and have a limited ability to foretell the future.
Here are a few of the scriptures regarding witchcraft:
The Old and New Testaments treat witchcraft as an evil, rebellious, and loathsome practice. Those who practiced it were not tolerated.
The point [of magic in Witchcraft] is to make the "bendable" world bend to your will ... Unless you possess a rock-firm faith in your own powers and in the operability of your spell, you will not achieve the burning intensity of will and imagination which is requisite to make the magic work. -Paul Huson (1970), en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicca-
Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. Exodus 22:18
Moses cautioned the children of Israel: "When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable way of the nations there. Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord, and because of these detestable practices the Lord your God will drive those nations before you. You must be blameless before the Lord your God. The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination. But as for you, the Lord has not permitted you to do so. Deuteronomy 18:9-14 (NIV)(verse 9) When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
(verse 10) There shall not be found among you [any one] that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, [or] that useth divination, [or] an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
(verse 11) Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
(verse 12) For all that do these things [are] an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
(verse 13) Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.
(verse 14) For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so [to do].Deuteronomy 18 (KJV) verses 9-14