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What does the BIBLE say about Witchcraft and the Occult

Witchcraft is defined as the power or practices of witches; sorcery; black magic; enchantment; irresistible influence; fascination; bewitching attraction or charm. Enchantment is defined as the act of casting a spell over; the use of magic to charm; the state of being under the influence of a magic spell or charm; a magic spell or charm; something that charms or delights greatly; great delight or pleasure. Also consider the words fascination, charm, captivation, allurement. Witchcraft is simply trying to control others for your own benefit no matter how worthy the cause may be.

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The Bible and Witchcraft

Writer: Michael Sherif |

Witches, vampires, goths, Dungeons and Dragons, Harry Potter, Twilight, Wizard of Oz, The Hobbit, the paranormal, hypnosis, mind control, yoga, and more. . .Satanists have brought the occult into the church. -Read Witchcraft in the church-

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,

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?"

Witchcraft involves the manipulation of the demonic host, through INCANTATIONS and the casting of spells. Witchcraft can also involve communication with demonic spirits impersonating the dead. The Bible clearly teaches that the dead cannot communicate with the living as there is a great chasm separating the dead from the living (Luke 16:26Bible quoteAnd beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that [would come] from thence.Luke 16 verse 26).

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.

This sounds a lot like the "Joel Osteen" preachers of today. -POR Admin

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),

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)Bible quote(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

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