Tag Archives: Witchcraft

Holy Necromancy, Batman!

Just this past week I was teaching a Bible study, addressing various trends in our culture.  One of these trends is the prevalence of the occult.  We are a society beguiled and fascinated with witchcraft, sorcery, vampires, ghosts, zombies, paranormal powers and psychic phenomena.  This is a very perilous trend.  The Bible is explicit in its condemnation of all forms of the occult belief and practice.  There are scores of verses that address this matter.  The most comprehensive is found in Deuteronomy 18:9-14.  Here God expressly forbids His people from any involvement in the occult.

After my lesson was over, a lady came up to talk to me.  She was very concerned about a friend.  Her friend is an elderly woman who is a devout Christian believer, and has served the Lord for many years.  However, she has begun experiencing a new kind of spiritual experience.  This woman claims that the spirits of dead people have been visiting her, and communicating with her on a regular basis.  She talks with them, and they relay all sorts of information to her.  Indeed, in this woman’s neighborhood she has become somewhat of a celebrity because of this.  Someone loses their keys, they consult her—and she asks some spirit to reveal the keys’ whereabouts.  Someone has a problem, the spirits give counsel and advice through their matronly channel.  The woman has become the resident local medium for all sorts of help from the spirit world. Continue reading

A Christian View of Halloween

We had posted an article on Halloween several years ago.  However, with the holiday fast approaching, I think it would be beneficial to offer this article again.  Just click on this link for A Christian Perspective On Halloween  And if you have any questions or comments, please let us know.

 

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Alchemy in the Academy

JosephWright-Alchemist-CroppedSomething dangerous and scary is probably occurring right now at a university or college near you.  It may be disguised as a seminar on wellness, a class on well-being, or a conference on integrative health.  You might find it listed in the college catalog in courses labeled “Mindfulness Training” or “Contemplative Learning.”  It could more blatantly be offered as a program for student/faculty that utilizes yoga, Tai Chi, or meditation as an aid to mental and physical health.  And usually somewhere in the literature for this seminar, class or program you will find references to the “wealth” of scientific evidence that proves that mindfulness (or yoga, or contemplation, or whatever) is proven to be the panacea for all ills in body and soul. Continue reading

The Bible & the Occult

As Christians what are we to think of the occult? What should our attitude be concerning witchcraft, magick, and sorcery? Are we to be concerned about ghosts and vampires? What about fortunetelling, seances, astrology and the like? Many people do not realize that the Bible actually has quite a bit to say about the world of the occult. Check out this review of Scriptural teaching on the world of the Occult.