What the Bible Says About Witchcraft and Sorcery

By New Prophets Gods Chosen | Jun 01, 2024

What the Bible Says About Witchcraft and Sorcery

Witchcraft and sorcery have fascinated and frightened people for centuries. The Bible, however, is clear about God's stance on these practices. As believers, it is crucial to understand what Scripture says about witchcraft and sorcery and how we can protect ourselves from these spiritual dangers.

1. Biblical Condemnation of Witchcraft and Sorcery

The Bible consistently condemns witchcraft, sorcery, and all forms of occult practices. These activities are viewed as direct opposition to God’s will and are associated with idolatry and rebellion.

Deuteronomy 18:10-12 (KJV): "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, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 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."

Leviticus 19:26 (KJV): "Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times."

Galatians 5:19-21 (KJV): "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 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."

2. Reasons for Condemnation

God's prohibition against witchcraft and sorcery stems from several key reasons:

Rebellion Against God: These practices are seen as forms of rebellion against God's authority. They often involve invoking other spirits and powers instead of seeking guidance and support from the Holy Spirit.

Deception and Harm: Witchcraft and sorcery can lead to deception and harm. They are rooted in lies and falsehoods that can lead individuals away from the truth of God.

Spiritual Defilement: Engaging in occult practices can open doors to spiritual defilement and demonic influence. This can lead to various forms of bondage and spiritual oppression.

3. Examples of Witchcraft and Sorcery in the Bible

The Bible provides several examples of witchcraft and sorcery to illustrate their dangers and consequences:

King Saul and the Witch of Endor (1 Samuel 28:7-20): Desperate for guidance, Saul sought out a witch to summon the spirit of the prophet Samuel, resulting in his further downfall and eventual death.

Simon the Sorcerer (Acts 8:9-24): Simon practiced sorcery in Samaria and claimed to be someone great. When he saw the apostles' ability to impart the Holy Spirit, he tried to buy this power, revealing his misunderstanding of God's gift and the true nature of the Holy Spirit.

4. Protecting Ourselves Against Witchcraft and Sorcery

As believers, we must take active steps to protect ourselves against the influence of witchcraft and sorcery:

Stay Rooted in the Word: Regularly study and meditate on Scripture. The Bible is our primary source of truth and guidance, helping us discern right from wrong.

Pray for Protection: Pray for God's protection over yourself, your family, and your community. Ephesians 6:10-18 (KJV) speaks about putting on the full armor of God to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Avoid Occult Practices: Refrain from engaging in any activities that involve witchcraft, sorcery, or the occult. This includes seemingly innocent practices such as reading horoscopes or playing with Ouija boards.

Seek the Holy Spirit: Rely on the Holy Spirit for guidance and strength. The Holy Spirit empowers us to resist temptation and stand firm in our faith.

Build a Strong Community: Surround yourself with fellow believers who can offer support, encouragement, and accountability. A strong Christian community can help you stay grounded in your faith.

Conclusion

Witchcraft and sorcery are serious spiritual dangers that the Bible explicitly condemns. As Christians, we are called to live in the light of God's truth, avoiding the deceptive practices of the occult. By grounding ourselves in Scripture, prayer, and the support of our Christian community, we can protect ourselves from these influences and walk confidently in the path God has set before us.

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May God bless and protect you always.