Witches and Wizards

Have you ever heard of Harry Potter? He is the main character in a series of  books and movies for young kids. Unfortunately, Harry is a wizard and he flies in the air and cast spells on people like the fairy tale witches. But what does the Bible say about Witchcraft and Wizards?  Should we be trying to learn how to cast spells?

Witchcraft and wizards are just make-believe, right? –  Like a Disney movie? Wrong! Witchcraft is practiced as a religion in almost every country. According to Webster’s New World Dictionary, a witch is someone with supernatural powers by a compact with the devil or evil spirits. Witches and wizards began as a part of heathen worship and practices.

Who or what do witches worship? There are different kinds of witches. Most worship nature. Some worship Lucifer. They also claim to worship a female Goddess and a male God

What does the Bible say about witchcraft and wizards? God left no doubt about His feeling on witches and wizards.  It’s in the Bible, “There shall not be found among you anyone …who practices witchcraft… or one who conjures spells…” (Deuteronomy 18 10, NKJV).    God did not want His children to get involved in satanic practices.

What do witches and wizards do that is so bad?  They cast spells using black magic. Some witches today claim to cast only good spells – but God is not pleased with anyone who cast spells. They also predict the future using crystal balls, or the position of the planets and stars. It’s in the Bible "So why are you trying to find out the future by consulting witches and mediums. Don't listen to their whisperings and mutterings. Can the living find out the future from the dead? Why not ask your God?" (Isaiah 8:19, TLB).

Will those who continue to practice witchcraft be able to go to heaven? Not according to the Bible, "The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God"(Galatians 5:19-21, NIV).

Is it alright for Christians to get involved with witchcraft and wizards?  No! The Bible is very clear, “You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons. Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He” (1 Corinthians 10:21, 22, NKJV).

What if I have been involved with witchcraft? You can find out what to do by looking in the Bible in 1 John 1:9, NIV. "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." God is willing to forgive and deliver us of any sin.  Ezekiel puts it this way, “ But if a wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed, keeps all my statutes, and does what is lawful and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die. None of the transgressions which he has committed shall be remembered against him; because of the righteousness which he has done, he shall live” (Ezekiel18:21, 22, NKJV).  Pray for God’s forgiveness and ask for His power.  God is the only one who can save.