|Witchcraft has been getting a lot of press lately. It's being displayed on televison, in the movies, and in some of the music that children listen to. There are more and more occult websites popping up on the Internet. Let's see what the God of the BIBLE (JESUS CHRIST) has to say about it. But before we do that, let's define a few words:|
And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.
|Exodus 22:18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
Leviticus 20:6 And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people. 7. Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the Lord your God.
Deuteronomy 18:10 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. 11. Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 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.
I Samuel 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
I Samuel 28:7 Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and inquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at Endor.
2 Kings 9:22 And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many?
2 Kings 23:24 Moreover the workers with familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the Lord.
I Chronicles 10:13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the Lord, even against the word of the Lord, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to inquire of it; 14. And inquired not of the Lord: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.
2 Chronicles 33: 6 And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger.
Isaiah 8:19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? 20. To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
Isaiah 19:2 And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbour; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom. 3. And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards. 4. And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord, the Lord of hosts.
Nahum 3: 4 Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts.
Galatians 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20. Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21. Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
|Charm: 1. The power or quality of pleasing or attracting. 2. A small ornament worn on a bracelet. 3. Anything worn for its supposed magical effect; an amulet. 4. Any action or formula thought to have magical power.
Craft: Skill in evasion or deception.
Divination: 1. The art or practice of foretelling future events or revealing occult knowledge by means of augury or alleged supernatural agency. 2. Inspired insight or intuition.
Enchanter: Someone who casts spells or bewitches a person.
Familiar spirit: Demon: 1. A devil or evil spirit. (a fallen angel).
Magic: The use of charms, spells, or rituals to influence persons or events or to control the supernatural beings thought to influence events. (All occult practices to some degree involve the use of magic.)
Necromancer: Someone who conjures up and communes with the spirits of the dead in order to predict the future.
Rebellion: 1. An uprising intended to change or overthrow an existing government or ruling authority. 2. An act or show of defiance of any authority or established convention.
Witch: wicca, sorcerer, wicken, to use magic. 1. a) a woman supposedly having supernatural power by a compact with the devil or evil spirits; sorceress. b) a man with such power: Warlock 2. an ugly and ill tempered old woman; hag; crone. 3. to put a magic spell on; bewitch; charm; fascinate.
Witchcraft: 1. a) the power or practices of witches; black magic; sorcery. b) an instance of this. 2. bewitching attraction or charm.
Wizzard: 1. A sorcerer or magician. 2. A brilliantly skillful person.
|What does GOD say about witchcraft?|
King James Bible
The Revell Bible Dictionary
|Don't be fooled by this picture, modern day witches look like your everyday citizen. Some call themselves priestesses, goddesses, etc. and refer to their craft as WICCA or WICCAN.|