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Op-Ed: No, Witchcraft and Christianity are NOT Compatible

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by Amy J

6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7 not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. —Galatians 1:6-8

Do not be fooled, and do not let the scripture-twisting serpentine tongues of those who push the lie that Christianity and witchcraft can be syncretized together fool you.  Witchcraft is a sin, as we will show, and along with all sin, will send you straight to hell, and true faith in Christ for your salvation is the only solution.  It is not Biblical to add witchcraft to Christianity or to add Christ to witchcraft and call yourself a Christian. It doesn’t work that way. 

This article’s purpose is to show you that the “Doctrine of Christian Witchcraft” (and yes, it is a doctrine as the word doctrine simply means “teaching”) is attempting to sneak into all Christian churches and pseudo-Christian churches, and equip you with understanding why it is wholly unbiblical and a doctrine of demons. 

According to practitioners of magic, aka witchcraft, there are many ways to practice magic. Some of these include but are not limited to: using mirrors, smudging,  crystal balls, tarot readings, reading tea leaves, astrology, palm reading, aura reading, spell casting, potion making, the use of runes, the use of protective circles, charms, amulets, talismans, alchemy, candle magic, smudging, necromancy, the use of crystals, numerology, etc, etc. There are different definitions of practices of types magic,” see this article.   Witches see Christianity as performing magic already, they consider prayer magic. 

Prayer is not magic. But what is Prayer? (Here’s a video from GotQuestions.org that explains what prayer is.)

God tells us exactly how to pray in Matthew 6:9-15: 

“9 Pray then like this:

“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
10 Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread,
12 and forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from evil.

14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, 15 but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

A witch might say that this is directing your intentions and it is not at all the biblical model of prayer. Here are some examples: 

“Intention is the process of clearly and specifically communicating what you want to the universe (or your preferred deities, spirits, etc.). This is the backbone of spells and rituals because if you have the wrong intention, or an unclear one, it’s likely you won’t get the results you want.” 

“Imagine I want enough money to stay debt-free and live in a nice house.

The first intention I think of is “I want to pay off all my bills and buy a mansion.”

There are a few problems with this one. Stay away from statements like “I want,” “I need,” and “I hope,” because when you tell the universe you want something, all you’ll get back is more wanting. Always state your intention like you already have what you’re searching for.” 

What exactly is intention setting in witchcraft? This article from The Almost Witch blog will help explain.

Witches who advocate for a syncretism between Christianity and witchcraft are either being dishonest or are deceived—or both—about what Christian prayer is vs intention setting when they are not remotely the same. Intention setting is in stark contrast to the model prayer Jesus gave us in Matthew 6 that we saw above as to how Christians should pray.  

All magical practices, including intention setting, are prohibited by scripture because it falls into the category of sorcery(witchcraft). It doesn’t matter how many “Christians” or Catholic priests have used them, they are unbiblical and forbidden still today.

Deuteronomy 18:9-14 ESV Says: 

9 “When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. 10 There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering,[e] anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer 11 or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, 12 for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you. 13 You shall be blameless before the Lord your God, 14 for these nations, which you are about to dispossess, listen to fortune-tellers and to diviners. But as for you, the Lord your God has not allowed you to do this.”

In the end times, those who practice sorcery(witchcraft) are not looked upon favorably as they are counted alongside idolaters and murderers. Revelation 9:20-21 ESV says: 

20 The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk, 21 nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.

My first brush with “Christian Witchcraft” came when I was in high school. I  had a friend who claimed to be a Christian also make the claim that you could be both a Christian and a witch.  She attended a Quaker church not far from where I lived, but I knew nothing about Quakers and their beliefs.  What I did know is that this was an affront to scripture, but I didn’t argue much with her at the time. I should have.  I later made several friends who were witches, and they were aware of my personal beliefs. I also made sure that they knew the gospel. I got to know a lot about their practices, what a witch is, and what they do.

I have found that most witches have not heard the true gospel and are in dire need of it. Christians need to bring the true gospel to them. This is particularly needed because there is a growing subset of witches, many of them young, who mingle Christianity with witchcraft. Some of these witches who claim to be Christians tend to see Jesus or YHWH as just another God in a whole host of Gods(though this may not be true with all so-Christian witches), and sometimes mutually try to pray to Jesus.

This article is an explanation of Quakers by Anthony Monousos. On Quora, Kristina Darling McKee writes

“Quaker belief incorporates cross-belief systems. There are many Quaker Witches. Many believe Jesus loves witches and pagans who take care of nature and make their lives and the world around them better while respecting free will and harm to none. Many believe that there are many gods and goddesses and Jesus is hierarchically over them. But they have their own powers. Similar to Catholicism. Many of different religious and non-religious belief systems pray to angels too. There are Quaker Muslims. Being gay is very acceptable. You don’t have to choose to follow someone else’s opinions. Follow your heart.” 

Quakers using witchcraft is not uncommon. A Pagan Quaker, Meagan Fischer writes in Friends Journal:

“We say that we are each our own spiritual authority, but does that extend to partaking in a Christian tradition, the Christianity that persecuted our spiritual ancestors and persecutes us to this day? Will I be judged or understood if I mention the words “worship” or “God”? This brings me back to the matter of deep truths being obscured by language.”

With this knowledge, and given that many Quakers hold universalist beliefs, it is not surprising that my former friends had these views, even though they were considered fringe at the time. However, there are currently efforts to make these views more mainstream.

While many witches now claim that witchcraft is compatible with Christianity, Meagan Fischer, a Wiccan, understands that Wicca and Christianity are incompatible. However, like most witches, Fischer believes that witchcraft itself is compatible with Christianity. It is important to note that while Wicca is a form of witchcraft, it is also a separate religion, and not all witches are Wiccans. The following witch’s statements contain some truths mixed with false information. For example, Satan is real, but not a god, and transubstantiation is not supported by the Bible:

This sentiment is also echoed by Valerie Love of christianwitches.com in an article titled The Ultimate Decision Facing a Christian Witch:

This path seems to be 2 different things, yet it’s not. The only way you can fully understand that this path is not 2 different things is if you approach and treat both the ‘Christian’ part (aspiring to Christ Consciousness) and the Witch part (magickal) as spiritual paths and NOT as religion.

If you take either as a religion, you’ll have oil and water. The mix won’t integrate.

Why?

Because religion is what people invent and spirituality is what you get to experience.

Religions are mutually exclusive by nature and design. You cannot effectively be both a Muslim and a Christian. Yet, you can honor and revere Christ and Allah. You can follow the underlying principles of both, and do it well, for the underlying principles of all spiritual systems are the same. I cannot say this is so for religion.”

Valerie Love, Christian Witches

It is important to understand that Polytheism, a form of idolatry, is rampant in witchcraft. However, Christianity is not polytheistic because God is one God in three persons, also known as the Trinity.

In Deuteronomy 5:6-10, God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses:

‘6 “‘I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

7 “‘You shall have no other gods before me.

8 “‘You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 9 You shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 10 but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.’ ESV

In the New Testament, the sinfulness of both witchcraft and idolatry remains unchanged. Galatians 5:19-21 lists sorcery and idolatry among other actions as “works of the flesh.” Many witches try to bypass the issue of idolatry by claiming that they only believe in one God and only ever invoke the God of the Bible.

A person who claims to be a Christian witch writes at the Eclectic Witch Blog:

I worship only one God but I do pray to Mary and Jesus. Since I was brought up in the Catholic religion, we would pray to certain saints for certain things. This would be the same as manifesting but in a prayer form to a saint.

What is a Christian Witch? the Eclectic Witch Blog

Most witches do not view the melding of Christianity or Catholicism with witchcraft as a significant issue, despite still acknowledging the inherent conflict. This perspective can be seen in articles such as “Can I be a Catholic and a Witch?” and “Can you be a Christian Witch?” or “A Beginner’s Guide to the Different Types of Magical Practices.

The article “Can you be a Christian Witch?” rightly points out that many Christians do not consider Catholics to be Christians (including the author of the article).

The combination of Christianity and Witchcraft is becoming more and more common. In 2017, I saw a video of a woman named Donna trying to use a mirror to reflect spells back onto witches who were trying to hex Trump. This article at Buzzfeed by Julia Reinstein includes a video of Donna essentially dueling another misinformed woman with hymns. This is bizarre, but it is not an isolated incident of just a few crazy women. There is definitely a movement and a common thread emerging among many people who are attempting to merge elements of Christianity with various witchcraft practices. This is the justification that Christian witches use:

Again, in the article, Can you be a Christian Witch? the author writes:

“Instead of calling on one’s own inner magic, the elements, a god, goddess, angels, fairies, spirit animals, ancestors, or satan herself: Christian witches call upon God to guide their practice and believe their power comes from him, or the divine one, or whatever one chooses to call it.” 

Calling oneself a “Christian witch” is not very different from calling oneself a “gay Christian.” Both require extreme scripture-twisting and the outright ignoring of whole sections of the Bible (usually Romans 1). To make these statements, one must completely nullify what is considered and referred to as sin in the Bible, and often label sin as good. This is similar to how groups like Christ Alignment claim that their use of tarot cards, which they call Destiny Cards, is not New Age or witchcraft, but is instead God-sanctioned divination.

As noted above, the idea and practice of witchcraft, apart from syncretizing it with Christianity, is on the rise. In the screenshot shown here of people commenting on an article about the increasing popularity of witchcraft among millennials, many people claim that it is possible to combine witchcraft and Christianity.

In an article titled The Christian Witch, the author writes:

Basically, a person who came out of another faith may still find that the foundations of that faith stir their soul. Or, sometimes a person in Neo-Paganism hooks up with ecclesiastical Christians and finds something there that resonates in their spirit. While the idea of Christian Witches may be highly debated in the Craft, it is real and viable to the practitioner. And honestly, considering all the flavors of magic, this lands firmly in the column of possibility.

In another article at Post Independent, the author writes:

Because it [witchcraft] predates Christianity, it is considered paganism. However, she said many witches believe in God and Jesus. And while Satanism can be confused with witchcraft, many witches, [Darcy] Campbell included, don’t believe in Satan.”How can you worship something you don’t even believe in?”

These statements are outright lies. The Bible repeatedly condemns sorcery, also known as witchcraft, as seen in Revelation 18:21-24:

21 Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying,

“So will Babylon the great city be thrown down with violence,
    and will be found no more;
22 and the sound of harpists and musicians, of flute players and trumpeters,
    will be heard in you no more,
and a craftsman of any craft
    will be found in you no more,
and the sound of the mill
    will be heard in you no more,
23 and the light of a lamp
    will shine in you no more,
and the voice of bridegroom and bride
    will be heard in you no more,
for your merchants were the great ones of the earth,
    and all nations were deceived by your sorcery.
24 And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints,
    and of all who have been slain on earth.”

The rise in witchcraft is primarily among women, both those who claim to be Christian and those who do not. It appears that these individuals are drawn to this snare due to its connection with feminism, which can be traced back to the Garden of Eden.

Remember it says  in Genesis 3:1-7:

“Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, ‘Did God actually say, “You shall not eat of any tree in the garden”?’ And the woman said to the serpent, ‘We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, “You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.”‘ But the serpent said to the woman, ‘You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.’ So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths.”

In recent years, Valerie Love has become one of the more prominent peddlers of the deception that one can be a Christian Witch. She runs a website called Christian Witches where she promotes this ideology, hosts an annual conference for so-called Christian Witches, and writes instructional books on how to manipulate scriptures to justify the acceptability of witchcraft and how to practice it.

In another article titled What Does the Word Christian in Christian Witch Mean? Love writes (emphasis mine) “The entire tenor and tone of the New Testament stories of Christ, for me, forms an empowering mythos designed for me to get off my butt and realize my God nature… to BECOME a Christ.”


Valerie Love mocks God openly while claiming to be a “Christian witch” and teaching others how to become one—as if that were possible. According to the screenshot below, being a Christian Witch is a “sacred path”. 

Yet, the Bible condemned Israel for practicing witchcraft, which included divination and omen reading. In fact, the Bible does not have a single positive thing to say about sorcery or witchcraft. This is exemplified in 2 Kings 17:16-18, ESV:

“16 And they abandoned all the commandments of the Lord their God, and made for themselves metal images of two calves; and they made an Asherah and worshiped all the host of heaven and served Baal. 17 And they burned their sons and their daughters as offerings[a] and used divination and omens and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking him to anger. 18 Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel and removed them out of his sight. None was left but the tribe of Judah only.”

This idea that one can become God or god-like, or that one has an inner divine power, is not only held by unrepentant idolaters like Love, but it also infiltrates some churches through the teachings of prosperity preachers like Kenneth Copeland, who claim that we are little gods and that we do not need to fear God.

Whenever we encounter this serpentine lie of becoming like God, it is always met with a resounding flesh-affirming “God really didn’t say that,” as demonstrated by self-proclaimed Christian Witch and former Jehovah’s Witness, Valerie Love. Love is just one of many individuals who claim to be a “Christian Witch.” There has been a rise in witchcraft in general for years, and more recently, a merging of so-called Christianity and witchcraft, which are completely incompatible.

Witchcraft will never be compatible with a belief in the one true God, and it will never be compatible with Christianity. The story of Saul should serve as a strong warning to anyone who thinks that a Christian can even flirt with these things. Ouija boards, tarot cards, crystal balls, and any other tools used to communicate with the dead or spirits are evil and condemned by God.

1 Chronicles 10:13-14, ESV reads:

“13 So Saul died for his breach of faith. He broke faith with the Lord in that he did not keep the command of the Lord, and also consulted a medium, seeking guidance. 14 He did not seek guidance from the Lord. Therefore the Lord put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David the son of Jesse.”

This passage is not, as it seems Valerie Love would imply, simply instruction on how to not practice magic. No, it is a complete and thorough condemnation of it as evil. Even if one were to successfully contact the dead, as Saul did, it does not justify the practice, which is inherently evil.

In Love’s article, 3 Nonsense Statements Christians Make, she writes:

“You can’t be a Christian Witch.” This may be the most ignorant statement of them all and belies a complete lack of knowledge about the origins of Christianity, including a time when the heavy practicers of magic were priests of Christianity, as they were the few who had access to spiritual implements, such as holy water, books on magic (aka grimoires) and other accoutrement. In an age when most were illiterate, priests held sway and could delve deeply into writings that the common people had no access to.” – this issue of priests practicing witchcraft will be addressed below, as citing someone practicing sinful activity does not mean it is biblical.   

Leviticus 20:27 ESV says:

“A man or a woman who is a medium or a necromancer shall surely be put to death. They shall be stoned with stones; their blood shall be upon them.”

Although we are no longer subject to the civil or ceremonial laws that demanded death, this passage and the verses preceding it, which address the moral aspect of prohibiting witchcraft, have not changed. This verse demonstrates how important it was to God that His nation and His people not mix with the practices of the nations they were to conquer. It is never acceptable and it remains sinful to practice any form of so-called magical practices, regardless of their names.

So-called Christian witchcraft, a form of syncretism that even existed during the Middle Ages, is not new and still persists both in the practices of the Catholic Church and among individuals who explicitly merge the two. As we will see, it is not limited to the Catholic Church. Beware of any so-called Christian teacher who promotes a syncretism of the occult and Christianity, such as Truth Seekah, who is also a hip hop artist with “mystical” themes.

The merging of Catholicism with witchcraft is common, which is unsurprising since Catholicism is not Christian. Catholicism continues to blend witchcraft and Christianity through practices such as the use of candles and incense, and especially through the use of Miraculous medals, also known as amulets (Fr. John Gagnepain).

Michael Thérèse McQueen, for example, combines Catholicism and witchcraft and claims to connect angels and saints for divination and tarot, for a fee of course. He and Valerie Love joke in her podcast that Catholicism is the religion of necromancy around the 43-minute mark. The merging of Catholicism and witchcraft is not new; it was an integral part of Catholicism and has never fully disappeared. Catholic monks and priests wrote the grimoires and practiced magic. “The spells in the grimoire were written by monks or clergymen and used for healing. The spells were written on small pieces of paper that were then either placed on the ailing body part or carried with the person for a specific amount of time. Spells could also be spoken over potions in order to boost their healing properties.” There is also an Italian folk magic tradition called Stregheria that is combined with Catholicism, similar to the syncretistic practices of Santería.

None of this means that so-called magical practices and witchcraft are not sin. It simply means that men in the Catholic Church, like the Israelites, have mixed pagan practices (in the biblical sense, meaning non-Christian) with the holy, which makes those practices now unholy and unbiblical.

Again, in the article, The Witching Hour, in The Guardian, the author writes:

Thankfully, witches appear not to have returned the religious bigotry. Having made the journey from Catholic to witch, Rands insists, “there’s not much distance between them. They share the same sense of ritual.” Graham King goes further: “I would have no trouble invoking Christ. I would visualize him and ask for his assistance. I don’t think he’s the son of God, but he’s a pretty good witch.

Insisting that you can reconcile Christian beliefs with witchcraft is deception of the highest order. The Bible has a lot to say about witchcraft, and all of it is negative. We can see this not only in the Old Testament, where practicing it carried severe penalties in Israel and it was clearly prohibited, but also in the New Testament, where there are many warnings against divination, necromancy, and mediums. These warnings against witchcraft are not because it is permissible; rather, they are a clear prohibition of all magical practices.

However, Valerie Love claims otherwise.

Consider this: there would be no warnings against practicing ill forms of magic if no one was practicing magic. The only reason there are any warnings about practicing magic in our holy books is because people have always been practicing magic, for all manner of things, including revenge upon enemies, health and/or healing, business matters or wealth/money increase, gaining favor with important people, blessing of crops, land, homes, babies and anything regarded as important, valuable and life sustaining. To believe that people were not practicing magic, or that no one in church is currently practicing magic, is to be in a dream world of one’s own making.

3 Nonsense Statements Christians Make to Christian Witches

Love is correct that there are people in the professing church practicing witchcraft, and to believe otherwise is to live in a dreamworld. As Love also points out, the Bible does speak negatively about witchcraft, but contrary to what she says, this negativity is not a warning to be careful about practicing magic. Rather, it is an explicit instruction that it is never permissible under any circumstances. Love’s attempt to twist scripture with statements like “Did God really say…” is similar to Matthew Vines’ claims that one can be gay and Christian, and that God did not actually forbid it in the Bible, but that the text is just not properly understood. By this twisted logic, all things are acceptable, which is an even more insidious form of antinomianism.

This contradicts what Paul says in Romans 6:1-4 ESV:

6 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

Witchcraft is objectively sinful, and all who continue to practice it will be condemned to the lake of fire. Love and others like her are simply part of those described in Revelation 22:15 ESV as those who love and practice falsehood:

14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates. 15 Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

If we follow Love’s logic, rather than being convicted of sin, the reason that those practicing magic burned their scrolls would not be because magic is wrong, but rather because the form of magic they practiced was dangerous, and they recognized this once they became Christians. In Love’s view, magic would not be considered sinful in the eyes of the Lord.

Acts 19:18-20 NASB says:

18 Also many of those who had believed kept coming, confessing and disclosing their practices. 19 And many of those who practiced magic brought their books together and began burning them in the sight of everyone; and they added up the prices of the books and found it to be fifty thousand pieces of silver. 20 So the word of the Lord was growing and prevailing mightily.

It would not be surprising if, at some point, people like Love might claim that the reason the sorcerers burned their scrolls was either because of hypocritical religious leaders or because those particular scrolls practiced some dark form of magic that they call the “left-hand path,” which typically refers to “black magic.” However, it’s worth noting that there is also a contradictory meaning of the left-hand path, which states that “So, in order to sum up,  The purpose of the left-hand path is to deify oneself, and, or recognize yourself as your own god.” If someone makes the claim that the scrolls were not burned because of a conviction of sin, it is helpful to refer back to Genesis 3, where Satan says, “Did God really say?” As Christians, we must understand that all witchcraft, whether it is referred to as “light” or “dark” magic, is a dark path that leads to destruction, as seen in the following verses:

Revelation 21:8 ESV:

8 But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.

Galatians 5:19-21  ESV:

19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy,[d] drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Revelation 9:20-21  ESV:

20 The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk, 21 nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.

None of these verses remotely imply that you only need to avoid certain magical practices, as some witches may assert. This is an absurd and biblically untenable claim. Witchcraft, in all its forms, whether Wicca, Satanism, New Age, Paganism, or Druidism, is still a sin and can never be compatible with true Christianity. It does not matter what you call it, the practice remains sinful in the eyes of the Lord.

We must not allow this growing movement to deceive Christians who may not yet understand why witchcraft is evil. There is no reconciling the two any more than there is reconciling self-ambition with Christianity. Just because you invoke God in your spells, as Catholic priests in the Middle Ages did, does not make it holy. Anyone claiming to be both a Christian and a witch is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. We are seeing an increase in the occult in media and mainstream stores. It is important that we warn others about the dangers of this belief system and encourage them to turn away from it and toward the truth of God’s word.

See here what Spencer’s sells, a chain of stores that is already ungodly and common in malls across America.

Disney, in addition to promoting these themes in their shows and movies, also sells Tarot Cards and books on spells as tie-in merchandise.

As we see these witchcraft products being more frequently sold in mainstream stores, we will see more young Christians or the general public being deceived into thinking that these two systems are compatible, which they are not. It is important that we become knowledgeable about what the Bible says about sorcery, also known as witchcraft, and that we sound the alarm and warn others within the church about this deception before it becomes more widespread. Strong resistance will be necessary in order to combat this influence.

By now, it has been duly established that this is a pervasive problem that is increasing both in secular society and among professing Christians. However, we should not be afraid, rather we should be equipped with the truth of God’s word. We should have compassion on those who are deceived, just as we ourselves were at one time, as stated in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 ESV:

“9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” 

We must provide those who are deceived with the truth. This is a significant problem that cannot be ignored, even though it may be tempting for Christians to do so.

To quote Love again: 

To believe that people were not practicing magic, or that no one in church is currently practicing magic, is to be in a dream world of one’s own making.

Valerie Love – 3 Nonsense Statements Christians Make to Christian Witches

If you hear someone claiming that they can reconcile witchcraft and Christianity, let them know that God strictly prohibits witchcraft. Period. End of story. Point them to scriptures that forbid it and share the gospel with them. Don’t back down. You can also point them to this article for further information. God has the power to save even witches from the clutches of the evil of witchcraft and Santeria when the true gospel is preached. We must proclaim the truth to those who are deceived so that they can repent of their sins and be saved by the gospel. Even Christians may be misguided at times, and we can help them by directing them back to scripture. When we condemn sin, our purpose should always be to point people back to the gospel as the only source of hope and salvation.

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