. . .upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18

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What does the BIBLE say about Witchcraft and the Occult


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So what can be said of the Christian entertained by the occult?

The analogy can be drawn to the person who is not engaged in immoral sex but is being entertained by pornographic books or magazines. There is no such thing as a Christian "voyeur." What is sinful to a child is sinful to an adult. Christ does not respect the "adult" bookstore nor the "adult" voyeur.

Those who deal in darkness will be engulfed by it. Poison is poison.

A little recreational poison can be as lethal as a lot of poison from the hand of an assassin. There is no such thing as a recreational séance (channeling session).

For all those who have engaged in sinful conduct including occult or sexual voyeurism there is only one avenue for cleansing, nothing less than the atoning blood of Jesus. Both the non Christian and the Christian need to repent of their sins by asking God to forgive them. The non Christian needs to invite Jesus through a simple prayer to take charge of his/her life ("Jesus I accept your sacrifice for me on the cross. Forgive me for my sins. Please come into my life and take charge. Help me walk in your light").

Take a lesson from the SORCERERS and WITCHES who came to a saving knowledge of Christ in Acts 19:19 (NASB)Bible quoteMany of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all [men]: and they counted the price of them, and found [it] fifty thousand [pieces] of silver.Acts 19 (KJV) verse 19,

And many of those who practiced magic brought their books together and {began} burning them in the sight of everyone; and they counted up the price of them and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.

All occult objects should be destroyed as these items are vehicles or "windows" for occult activity and oppression. They are literally magnets, which draw the demonic host.

GOD IS NOT AN EVIL GOD. He is not vengeful, but in the Bible he has given us a mechanic's manual for our well being. If we insist on placing lemonade in our engine instead of oil we'll destroy it.

If we don't obey God's admonitions against witchcraft, sexual conduct and promiscuity, rage, envy, and substance abuse we'll destroy our bodies and condemn our souls for eternity.

You may not believe in God, but violation of his principles will nevertheless bring destruction. Witchcraft may be very alluring and comforting for you. It may give you success and power. It may give you the "warm fuzzies." Nevertheless it's evil and dangerous just as the serpent was to Adam and Eve in the Garden.

For those who have had extensive occult involvement including the actual practice of witchcraft it would be advisable to seek the counsel of a pastor of a spirit filled Christ centered church involved in the deliverance ministry. Keep in mind that you have power over all demonic principalities in the name of Jesus once you have accepted Christ as your personal Savior and are covered by His blood.

In the 1950's Science replaced God. There was an ensuing spiritual hunger, which sought expression in the counterculture of the 1960's and 1970's through drugs, Eastern religions, and sexual promiscuity. This led to materialism and the cult of the self of the 1980's and 1990's. None of these substitutes can replace man's deep spiritual hunger. The absence of God can only be replaced with the presence of God, and certainly not by a counterfeit such as witchcraft. Witchcraft is like illicit sex, it may offer thrills and gratification for a time but only a personal relationship with the God of the Universe through his Son Jesus Christ will satisfy, bring joy, and life eternal.


Endnotes

Michael Sherif practiced mantra yoga (meditated silently on a supposedly "meaningless" sound which was really the vehicle that drew him into a "Hindu" deity or really a demon from our Christian perspective). He was in bondage to this, in combination with hatha yoga for six years. According to his testimony this was a horrible experience for him. Yoga involvement is really an exercise in a demonic activity which is portrayed as "fun" and "healthy" that can lead to demonic possession. He experienced different states of sensory consciousness which were dark and sterile until Jesus set him free. Since then he has written many articles exposing the works of darkness and New Age philosophies. You may read them at his website: www.earthharvest.org