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PITTSBURGH, PA, July 18, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- According to Wikipedia, occult author Gareth Knight, "traces the origins of white magic to early adaptations of paleolithic religion and early religious history in general, including the polytheistic traditions of Ancient Egypt . . ."
There is a great deal of interest in white witchcraft even today. A Google search for the phrase "white witchcraft" returns over 50 million results. Many of the white witchcraft sites attempt to draw a line between "white magic" and "black magic", hoping to distance themselves from practitioners of the black arts. Research in God's word shows us clearly that "white magic" and "black magic" are both prohibited:
Is there any spiritual difference between white and black magic, or do they both emanate from the same power source? White magic (sometimes 'magick') has been defined as magic used only for good, benevolent purposes and healing while black magic has been defined as magic used for evil, harmful and malevolent purposes. The seemingly benevolent white magic is seen as a bit of fun and as simply a tool to create positive life changes. Below is a review on Amazon of a book on white magic.
"Simple actions, creative rhymes, and sincere intentions can bring you your heart's deepest desires. Whether you want to create transformation in your relationships or you want to make the world a better place.... Find love, remove a curse, and bring the passion back into a relationship. Banish depression, protect yourself from negative energy, or make a business more profitable. With more than 200 spells, this book opens a whole universe of potential for making positive changes for yourself, your loved ones, and your community."
Another more spiritually accurate definition of magic (sorcery) would be the partnering with demon spirits and the forces of darkness in order to attempt to gratify the lustful human desires for power, wealth and pleasure.
Indeed, the Bible makes no distinction whatsoever between white and black magic and tells us to beware of all forms of magic and witchcraft. Do not consult witches, wizards, sorcerers, fortune tellers, mediums, diviners and necromancers! Have nothing to do with palmistry, tea leaf reading, Tarot card reading, crystal reading, Ouija boards, astrology, horoscopes or white or black magic in any form! "Why?" you may ask. Because ALL of these are condemned by the Bible and are detestable to the Lord! They are not good, but evil, according to the Creator of this universe. In fact, you will become spiritually defiled just by seeking out such!
"Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God" (Lev.19:31).
"I will set my face against the person who turns to mediums and spiritists to prostitute himself by following them, and I will cut him off from his people" (Lev. 20:6).
"Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD ..." (Deut. 18:10-12).
"When men tell you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living? To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn" (Isa. 8:19-20).
God is jealous; we are to seek him and only him. He is also a testing God, and when trials and painful afflictions come to us Christians (as they do to everyone), our faith is being tested and refined. We are to go to God and his Word for help, guidance and strength, not to our enemy the devil and the forces of darkness.
We must be alert to the devil's schemes; one of his schemes is to hide evil behind a beautiful facade and that applies not only to Harry Potter movies but others. In the movie, The Wizard of Oz, touted as a family movie, it is the beautiful Glinda, the Good witch of the North, who helps and protects Dorothy and her friends from the wicked witch of the West. When Dorothy meets Glinda for the first time, she exclaims, "I thought witches were ugly!" Glinda, the "good" witch explains to Dorothy that only bad witches are ugly. If someone desires to poison you, the best way to take you off your guard is to disguise and sweeten the poison.
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. (1 Jn. 4:1)
Again, the Bible makes no distinction between white and black magic and condemns the practice of all magic arts, even if people are apparently helped in the natural (but destroyed spiritually).
"And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness." (2 Cor. 11:14-15)
The Apostle Paul cast a fortune telling demon out of a girl by saying, "In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her" (Acts 16:16-18). When the demon departed, her ability to foretell the future was also gone! To reiterate, to consult a medium for guidance is to show yourself unfaithful to God:
"Saul died because he was unfaithful to the LORD; he did not keep the word of the LORD and even consulted a medium for guidance" (1 Chron. 10:13).
It is also to be noted that the fortune telling girl above followed Paul around proclaiming that Jesus was 'a way' to God (Greek). First, Jesus is not merely a way to God, but the only way to God (Jn. 14:6; Acts 4:12; 1 Jn. 5:12).
Second, just because someone talks about Jesus while engaging in wickedness (such as practicing magic), does not make him or his practices any less wicked or abominable in the sight of God. There is no such thing as a Christian involved in the occult. I met a young man from Haiti who practiced voodoo and spoke of his powers and how these spirits told him about Jesus. He insisted his powers were for good. But how could it be good if it will drag souls to lake of fire, including his own?
The Lord Jesus declared, "But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars--they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death." (Rev. 21:8)
Voodoo, like fortune telling and all of the magic arts, will surely damn you. If you are or were ever involved in such an abominable practice or consulted those who are, you must forsake it and renounce it in Jesus' name; you must repent. The spiritual power behind voodoo is from the DECEIVER, the DEVIL, who wants you in the lake of fire with him. There is NO such thing as good Witchcraft, even though it might be called WHITE, as opposed to BLACK (Rev. 21:8); it is ALL from the devil. Do not be deceived into thinking something must look evil in order for it to be evil.
From the depths of your heart, cry out to JESUS to save, deliver and wash you from all your sins. BURN all your Voodoo and Witchcraft books, materials, and paraphernalia, etc.
"A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas". (Acts 19:19)
Change based on the Bible, especially the New Testament. Put all (100%) of your faith and trust in Jesus for salvation. Turn away from all your sins, including all forms of witchcraft and Spiritism. Your eternal destiny depends on it.
Dan Corner, a former pastor and ex-Catholic, is the author of a number of books including 'The Believer's Conditional Security: Eternal Security Refuted', 'The Myth of Eternal Security' and 'Is this the Mary of the Bible?'.
Dan is available for media interviews, including debates, and can be reached using the information below or by email at [email protected], by phone at 724-632-3210 or by mail at PO Box 265, Washington, PA, 15301. His websites are https://www.evangelicaloutreach.org (EOMIN.org) and http://www.AlcanceEvangelistico.org (DBN-MIN.net) and http://www.EternalLifeBlog.com.
After graduating from college, Dan Corner got saved by reading the Bible. For over four decades, he has diligently served the Lord Jesus. Dan Corner's pastoral, apologetic, counter cult and street evangelism experiences have equipped him to contend for the faith and win souls to Jesus from many backgrounds.
He is an ordained minister and director of Evangelical Outreach who pastored for almost seven years and has authored hundreds of Christian articles, answered thousands of emails and letters and has written several books of vital importance in our day.
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