WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY?
One day last week, I was in a bookstore and overheard a woman talking on her cell phone to her daughter. She was trying to decide which of two books on witchcraft to buy.
Many see the occult as a harmless hobby. Others see it as a natural religion. But...
What Does The Bible Say?
Deuteronomy 18:9-12 says... "When you come into the land which the Lord your God gives you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. There shall not be found among you any one who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, any one who practices divination, a soothsayer, or an augur, or a sorcerer, or a charmer, or a medium or a wizard or a necromancer. For whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord; and because of these abominable practices the Lord your God is driving them out before you."
Galatians 5:19-20 says... "Now the works of the flesh are plain: fornication, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger, selfishness, dissension, party spirit..."
Acts 19:19-20 says... "And a number of those who practiced magic arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all; and they counted the value of them and found it came to fifty thousand pieces of silver. So the word of the Lord grew and prevailed mightily."
In those passages, witchcraft and similar practices are called an abomination before the Lord. These are among the very sins that cost the Canaanites their life and land.
In the New Testament, sorcery is listed as a work of the flesh and those who practice such will not enter the kingdom of God.
When people in the city of Ephesus became Christians, they repented of their witchcraft and burned their books.
We should have nothing to do with the works of the darkness.