Wicca Is Witchcraft
Wicca is a deceitful form of witchcraft that is attracting Jews and others to this evil practice! Wicca uses words and terms that make it appear to be an innocent craft that will not harm anyone. This evil practice is creeping from the dark shadows all over the world at an alarming rate.
Those leading Wicca meetings work hard to make Wicca appear to be a socially acceptable event. For example:
“Ed Fitch, a Wiccan senior high priest, prepares for a blessing ritual at a Wiccan gathering in Monkey Nest Coffee, Austin.” (1)
It could be very easy for an ignorant person to be deceived about the evil practice of Wicca. By “ignorant”, we mean someone who does not have proper Biblical knowledge or understanding. They might be convinced that it is very innocent to drink coffee and discuss and practice Wicca. Notice that this senior high priest of a Wicca meeting is about to hold what Wicca calls a “blessing ritual”. Blessing is a word used in the Bible, by Jews, and by Christians. This is no doubt an evil effort to make Jews and Christians feel comfortable with Wicca witchcraft.
Those in Wicca often try to communicate with the spirits of those who have died. Many people involved in Wicca think that it is just an innocent, fun pastime.
“Wicca is a modern version of ancient pagan religions, created in England and brought to the United States in the 1960s. Its followers worship a goddess and a god, honor the Earth and practice ritual magic. They follow the Wiccan Rede, a statement of principles that stresses the importance of doing no harm.” (2)
Even though some people in Wicca believe that they are not doing any harm, they are doing a great harm. The practice of Wicca witchcraft is against many commands in the Bible.
The Scriptures clearly declare that enchantments and magic are forbidden by God.
Leviticus 19:26 “Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times.”
This command was give to the children of Israel, but it also applies to Gentiles. Both Jews and Gentiles in Wicca are breaking God’s commandments when they practice Wicca enchantments.
Those in Wicca try to speak to the spirits of those who have died by the use of mediums. It is in opposition to God to attend a séance seeking to speak with someone’s departed spirit. This is forbidden in the Bible, Leviticus 19:26.
Isaiah 8:19-20 “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.”
Those who practice Wicca witchcraft may tell you that it is just innocent fun, but the Jews were warned not to try to speak with the spirits of the dead. We should always try to obey God’s law. If those in Wicca try to persuade you to join a Wicca coven, reject their offer and obey God’s Word. Those who follow the evil ways of Wicca are not being guided by the light of God’s Word, Isaiah 8:19.
In 1 Samuel 28, we are told how King Saul used a witch to contact Samuel. The penalty for this evil practice was death.
Various forms of witchcraft are practiced by those who are in a Wicca coven. God is against those who lead and follow the practice of witchcraft, Isaiah 8:20.
Exodus 22:18 “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.”
God told the Jews that the penalty for being a witch is death. Even though the leaders and followers of Wicca claim that they are not worshiping Satan in their practice of Wicca, this is false. They are observing the practice of witchcraft in their rituals. Witchcraft is the false religion of worshiping Satan, Exodus 22:18.
Isaiah 47:12-14 “Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail. 13 Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee. 14 Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it.”
In the past, the Jews were trusting in various forms of witchcraft. Many times they were lured into this evil practice as children. This is why it is very important that we watch our children, and guard them from such things as witchcraft. There are many cults out there who would like to trap your children. Many of those who practice Wicca and other forms of witchcraft believe that they will win in life. But, the truth is they are certain to be losers if they continue in the evil practice of Wicca, Isaiah 47:12.
Many of those in Wicca believe that they are receiving good guidance and advice from their Wicca leaders. God told Israel judgment would come on them because of their practice in witchcraft. God will bring certain judgment on those who continue to associate with Wicca and other forms of witchcraft, Isaiah 47:13.
The leaders will face the flames of Hell if they continue in the practice of Wicca. Their followers will also face the flames of Hell. But, if they repent and believe on Jesus as their Saviour, God will save them from the torments of Hell, Isaiah 47:14.
One of the basic teachings of Wicca is that there are many different and right paths to find the truth about God. But, the truth is that there is only one way to find the truth about God. The Scriptures are the path that brings light to a dark soul. It will lead those who believe the Scriptures to Jesus, the only way to Heaven.
Psalms 119:105 “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Most of those who practice the religion of Wicca deny the concept of Heaven and Hell, the Existence of the Devil/Lucifer, and the existence of absolute evil.
The Scriptures plainly tell us that Heaven and Hell exist:
Matthew 25:46 “And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.”
The Devil/Lucifer is a very real being according to the Bible. Lucifer is an angel who rebelled against God. Now Lucifer is called the Devil and other names. The Devil is the archenemy of God and mankind. Those who have not repented and believed on Jesus as their Saviour are children of the Devil:
Matthew 4:1 “Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.”
John 8:44-45 “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. 45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.”
Evil is absolute. Not too long back, we had a Jewish man tell us that his children were being taught at a major university that there is no absolute right or wrong. He said as a result of this evil teaching his children were confused. Those who practice evil oppose the commandments of God:
Psalms 34:14-16 “Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. 15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. 16 The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
Also, Wicca opposes the Bible in many other areas. But, the practice of Wicca witchcraft continues to grow like a cancerous tumor.
“The American Religious Identification Survey, which periodically surveys 50,000 Americans, said the number of self-identified Wiccans increased to 342,000 in 2008, up from 134,000 in 2001. The 2008 figures are the most recent available.” (3)
Children, teens and adults are being attracted to Wicca like a moth is attracted to a flame. Military bases, like Fort Hood, even have a Wicca coven.
Jews across the world are joining up with Wiccan groups. The following is a question asked by a Jewish person, who was attracted to the practice of Wicca:
“Before I ask my question, I have to preface it with a little personal information about me so you have some context. One of the most important and most obvious aspects of my personality is an incredible thirst for knowledge and experience. I’m one of those annoying people that can’t be beaten at trivial pursuit because I know enough about just about anything and everything to be dangerous and annoying. I also love experience and am one of those people that will try just about anything once (other than illegal things) just to understand and feel what it is. I am also a reform Jew.
Because of my thirst for knowledge, I have recently started reading books on Wicca and Witchcraft. I then started reading what is generally considered the foremost authority on magic for practicing magicians. This is not a book on black magic and actually is very serious about teaching people only to practice white magic. I figured I wanted to try it out to see if it works (and purely for that purpose only). I started reading and following the instructions which included buying a deck of tarot cards. As I began reading into the first lesson, it stated that I needed an altar. It was very clear that this was not to pray to some evil spirit or false gods or anything like that but given my Jewish faith that was the first thing that made me hesitate in going further. As I continued to read, it said that on the altar should be a few “tools” none of which is particularly important to my question. I felt some very serious conflict between my faith and wanting to understand this type of positive white magic and its potential uses or falsities. My question is what does the Jewish faith say, if anything, about practicing magic or engaging in this type of activity not as means of religion but for the sake of experience?” (4)
A rabbi answered this Jewish person by telling them that such things as Wicca witchcraft are forbidden. The rabbi also told him as a Jew it is his place to practice the rituals of the Jewish faith.
We are in agreement that Wicca is forbidden. God forbids such practices in the Scriptures. Every person needs to study the Scriptures so as not to disobey God’s commandments.
This Jewish person asking the question about Wicca has a thirst for knowledge and experience. Please keep in mind that our thirst for knowledge must always be guided by the commandments of God. We must never seek to experience anything that opposes God’s Word. Wicca does oppose God’s Word, as already explained. Therefore, we should never seek to experience anything that is not obedient to the Bible.
Many people are deceived into thinking that some magic is white and some is black magic. But, God considers any magic that opposes the Scriptures to be black. Wicca is not innocent, white magic! There is real power in Wicca and other forms of witchcraft because the Devil, who does dark deeds, uses his evil power in Wicca and other witchcraft.
Satan has a false light that attracts many people. We are not to use any of the instruments that relate to witchcraft. Especially, those people who know God by repenting and believing on Jesus as their Saviour should never be associated with any form of witchcraft such as Wicca. The ultimate experience that any person can have is to know that Heaven will be their home when they depart from this world at the death of their body!
We are not supposed to read and study Wicca/witchcraft books seeking knowledge and new experiences. All tools of Wicca should be cast from our sight.
Psalms 101:3 “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.”
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