Christian Witches

Christian witchcraft has become a new topic of debate within the Christian/secular community. The reason for this is that there are many people that claim to be Christian, while at the same time, they hold onto their Witchcraft beliefs.

How is this, one might ask? This has made myself and others curious, curious enough to examine witchcraft and what it truly means to be a witch, and if it is truly compatible with Christianity.

Please see my video on this subject here:

https://youtu.be/7oh-y-R3r2U

I thought it would be wise to first examine the question, What is a witch?

When I went to Wikipedia, it said:

“A woman thought to have magic powers, especially evil ones, popularly depicted as wearing a black cloak and pointed hat and flying on a broomstick.”

Although this description seems to fit what society visualizes when the word witch is mentioned, one must know it is much more complex than that.

Witch – One who practices witchcraft, usually one of the pagan / or Witchcraft religion.

When researching this subject, and asking this question, I was surprised at the variety of different answers I got. There are several different types of witches, and “groups (aka covens)”. Please note, all these different groups/covens have different traditions/beliefs.

Some topics that not all witches/covens agree on are:

The afterlife

Reincarnation and karma

Heaven and hell

God/s and goddesses

Jesus

Holy Bible

Sin

What is witchcraft?

According to the pagans path website:

It’s a form of spirituality and a religion, like many other faiths. In the most simplistic definitions, Witchcraft can be described as:

A nature based religion that believes in the balance of mind/body/spirit within the divine multiverse. It is a religion and way of life, honoring all things seen and unseen within that divine multiverse. Practitioners strive to live in harmony and balance within nature, believing we (human and nature) are all interconnected and parts of the greater divine force. Some call this force, The GreatSpirits, The Divine, God/Goddess, All That Is and so on. It’s really up to the individual and what label best fits their view of the Divine Spirit.

*This type of belief is new age. It suggests religious relativism.

What does the Bible say about witchcraft or “witches”?

Anytime we want to know if something is accepted by God, we must look at what His Word says. For the Christian, God’s Word is our final authority in all matters of our faith and life.

Deuteronomy 18:10-12 KJVS

[10] 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, [11] Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. [12] 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.

2 Kings 21:6 KJVS

[6] And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the Lord , to provoke him to anger.

What is a Christian?

First we should look at the first time the word “Christian” is used in the Bible:

Acts 11:26 KJV

[26] And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

Christians are those that accept and believe the gospel of Jesus Christ. They assemble together in the church and study what the disciples taught, which is the gospel of Jesus Christ. They are Christ followers.

What is the gospel?

Christians must believe the gospel. The gospel is essential to the Christian Faith.

In Christianity, the gospel, or the Good News, is the news of the coming of the Kingdom of God. Paul’s gospel is of Jesus’s death on the cross and resurrection to restore people’s relationship with God. It also includes the descent of the Holy Spirit upon believers and the second coming of Jesus Christ.

How do you get to have eternal life?

John 3:16 KJVS

[16] For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 17:3 KJV

[3] And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

What does it mean to be saved?

Acts 16:30-31 KJVS

[30] And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? [31] And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

Note: Anyone can “say” they believe in Jesus.. but that doesn’t mean they believe in the one and only true Jesus.. Jesus our savior! Many false religions claim to believe in Jesus, but in reality, they believe in a false Jesus. For example; Jehovia witnesses, Mormons, and 7th day advents. Some new age religions believe that Jesus is/was a descended master.

Jesus as a “Descended master”

Can you be both? Be of light AND of darkness?

1 John 1:5-7 KJVS

[5] This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. [6] If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: [7] But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

1 Corinthians 10:20-21 KJVS

[20] But I say , that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. [21] Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.

Saying something, verses true “confession”..

You can say anything, but it doesn’t mean you believe it with your whole heart. To confess something, means to declare it as absolute truth and knowing it as fact.

Verse that says “Lord Lord”

Their hearts are far from me:

Matthew 15:7-9 KJVS

[7] Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, [8] This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. [9] But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men

*To all Christian Witches~ Do the things of the world, including the practice of witchcraft, come before God and what He has to say about it? A true Christian will “want” to please God, and will not want to do things that He abhors.

Christianity and Wicca-

Not only do they not agree, but they are blantly opposed, one to the other!

Do witches believe the Bible? Are they true believers? If they claim to believe, but yet they only accept “parts of the Bible, and make up an image of a Jesus that is different that the Jesus of the Bible, then they are created a graven image of Jesus Christ. It is a different Jesus.

Witches believe that humans are not superior to nature. They believe in nature admiration. The Bible says that amount people that rebel against the Bible are those that worship nature and the created things, instead of the creator. In which, would be in rebellion against God‘s word.

Witches believe in using divination, sorcery, and magic, while the Bible condemns it.

Deuteronomy 18:10-12 KJVS

[10] 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, [11] Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. [12] 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.

Witches also believe in spirits, spirit guides, and ghosts.

The Bible does not describe or support the notion of earthbound spirits/ghosts. The paranormal phenomena of ghosts, spirit guides, and spirits, are described in the Bible as familiar spirits. These are demons. Satan and his fallen angels masquerade as ghosts.

2 Corinthians 11:14 KJV

[14] And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

1 Samuel 28:8-14 KJV

[8] And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment, and he went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee. [9] And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land: wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to die? [10] And Saul sware to her by the Lord , saying, As the Lord liveth, there shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing. [11] Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel. [12] And when the woman saw Samuel, she cried with a loud voice: and the woman spake to Saul, saying, Why hast thou deceived me? for thou art Saul. [13] And the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for what sawest thou? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the earth. [14] And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said, An old man cometh up; and he is covered with a mantle. And Saul perceived that it was Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the ground, and bowed himself.

(This was a familiar spirit that was masquerading as Samuel.) *Please see my other article, called “What is a Familiar Spirit” @ https://www.spiritualrealities.org

Witches believe in energy and psychic abilities.

They believe that we are all energy beings and connected through energy. That through this energy we can connect to each other and all things with our psychic senses and that these senses are part of all nature and that all people have these senses within them.

This is not found in scripture, and this is also a new age belief.

What witches believe about God? (VERY IMPORTANT and central to the Christian Faith)

Witches believe/revere in both gods and the goddess.

(Bible describes these as False Gods)

The Bible explicitly describes God as a male figure. All throughout scripture, God is referred to as “He”, or “Father”.

What do Christians believe about God?

The Bible says there is only one true God. The God is Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The same God described in the Holy Bible.

Exodus 20:2-5 KJVS

[2] I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. [3] Thou shalt have no other gods before me. [4] Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: [5] Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

1 Timothy 2:5 KJVS

[5] For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

Isaiah 44:6 KJVS

[6] Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.

Isaiah 44:8-11 KJVS

[8] Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it ? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any . [9] They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed. [10] Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing? [11] Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed: and the workmen, they are of men: let them all be gathered together, let them stand up; yet they shall fear, and they shall be ashamed together.

What do Christians believe about death and the afterlife?

As seen in Luke 16, the rich man that died and went to hell immediately. And a beggar named Lazarus that was immediately carried to heaven (Abraham’s bosom) by angels.

Luke 16:22-31 KJV

[22] And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; [23] And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. [24] And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. [25] But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. [26] And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. [27] Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: [28] For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. [29] Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. [30] And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. [31] And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

Do witches believe in hell?

No. They believe in a final eternal home called Summerlands. In which all people will live there, the good and the wicked.

Christians believe that when a person dies, their spirit immediately goes to either heaven (for the righteous) or hell (for the unrighteousness).

Witches believe in reincarnation

The Bible does not teach reincarnation.

Hebrews 9:27 KJV

[27] And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

The Bible teaches that Jesus is our blessed hope

Our hope and promise is that we will be ressurected to eternal life with Jesus after we die.

Acts 24:14-15 KJVS

[14] But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets: [15] And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

God’s Holy Word:

A person that believes that they can be both a Christian and a witch, do not believe what Gods word says. They reject scripture.

The God of the Bible says that scripture is essential! The Bible tells us to test everything with scripture!

2 Timothy 2:15 KJV

[15] Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Acts 17:11 KJV

[11] These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

Christianity has not changed. The Bible also tells us to not lean on our own understanding.

Proverbs 3:5-7 KJV

[5] Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. [6] In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. [7] Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord , and depart from evil.

People say, well, the Bible means different things to different people… the Bible says that scripture is not for private interpretation.

2 Peter 1:20 KJV

[20] Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

Everyone might not understand everything in the Bible, we are all learning.. but if you truly pray and ask God for understanding of certain issues, he will show it to us. Then there are people who cannot know the things of the spirit because they are not of the spirit.

People spend millions of dollars on books, counselors, classes, etc to find answers to life’s questions, when in reality, it’s all in God’s word!

All of this doubt that we see today, in Gods word, and coming against Gods word, is of the devil.

The devil has come against Gods word since the beginning.. when he asked Eve in the garden, “hath God really said”?

And just like when Eve gave place to the devil, by heeding to this doubt, and rebelled against God.. it led to the fall of man. and death. Which is what will happen to us if we die in disbelief. The enemy is not our friend.. he aims to kill us, and to take us to hell with him.

If you are a true Christian, this verse will be ESSENTIAL to your faith. Do you believe the following verse?

Acts 4:12 KJVS

[12] Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

And that name is Jesus Christ!!

If the answer is “no”, then you are not a true Christ follower/Christian.

Thank you for reading this article,

Dana Emanuel,

Deliverance Minister

https://www.SpiritualRealities.org

Sozo Inner Healing, In Light of Scripture

It is with my truest intentions,  and with the utmost humility and love for others, that I explain in this blog and video, why “Sozo Inner Healing” is not of God. It is not biblical, and it actually leads people deeper into bondage than they already were into, before they sought help.

One might ask, “How do you know”? I personally went to this inner healing counseling with someone close to me. We both went through it. Did it bring freedom? No.

This technique called “Sozo Inner Healing” Emphasizes heavily on Experience, and De-Emphasizes on Doctrine. This is an extra biblical teaching, which is not found in the Bible, anywhere. The bible is our final authority and rule on all things, faith and practice, and the judge of all we do or say.

Many claim that this concept of gaining freedom is through creative visualization techniques.

This technique includes visits of Jesus in your mind, where the counselor “acts as the mediator.” But scripture tells us, There is only one mediator between us and God, that is Jesus.

1 Timothy 2:5 KJV

[5] For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

There is nothing in scripture that suggests that we need to visualize “past traumatic events” that took place in our lives, in order to get healed of the emotional traumas once suffered.  People become deceived when they enter into a spiritual realm that they have no business delving into.

The visualized “Jesus” in this technique is the same as the spirit guides that the new Agers and spiritualists meditate on and communicate with. Just because something claims to have the name of Jesus does not mean it is indeed Jesus. The Bible warns about false Christs that will come, and false signs and wonders in the last days.

It’s very interesting to know that the Bible warns us that this “false Christ” that comes will masquerade as something good. And that if possible, it will deceive even “the elect”. What better way to do this than to minick Jesus Himself. You can’t deceive a Christian with something that “appears” as something evil. The best way for Satan to deceive a Christian would be to appear as something good.

2 Corinthians 11:14-15 KJV

[14] And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. [15] Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

1 Timothy 4:1-2 KJV

[1] Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; [2] Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

In the book of revelations it talks about how the antichrist and false prophets will deceive many.. it will be false signs and wonders.. and the Bible also talks about how if possible, even the elect would be deceived. How would this be? A FALSE JESUS WITH FALSE SIGNS AND WONDERS!

Matthew 24:23-26 KJV

[23] Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. [24] For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. [25] Behold, I have told you before. [26] Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

Visual techniques are designed for people to discover their “inner power” to give the person control of their life.

One way demonic spirits come in is by invitation, through “visualization techniques”.

Demonic spirits (Familiar spirits) pose as angels, spirit guides, aliens, descended masters, earthbound spirits ( including Mary, and apostles), animal spirits, big foot (and other mythical creatures), and yes, even Jesus. The “jesus” that is visualized with inner healing, is no different than what spiritist call spirit guides.

When we communicate with these spirit guides, (demons) it is essentially the same thing as necromancy. Because as we know, the Bible says that when we die we are no longer here and it is impossible for the dead to speak to us. (Luke 16, 2 Corinthians 5:8, Hebrews 9:27) and therefore, any attempts of communicating with the dead is actually communication with familiar spirits.

Necromancy is a claimed form of magic involving communication with the deceased either by summoning their spirit as an apparition, or raising them bodily, for the purpose of divination, imparting the means to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge. The term may sometimes be used in a more general sense to refer to black magic or witchcraft.

Common hinderance to true freedom:

Unforgiveness

When we suffer from past hurts ( for example, sexual abuse, physical abuse, mental abuse, Rejection) and we have unforgiveness, it can cause depression, anger, drug abuse, alcoholism, addictive behaviors, etc.

Have we forgiven those that hurt us? How do we forgive, biblically? Jesus said seventy times seven.. and in the Bible, Jesus gives us an example of a daily prayer.. in which, he tells us we should ask God to forgive those that trespass against us, everyday, and that we need to forgive them “from the heart”. ( not only by word) The Bible tells us that if we do not forgive others, we can not be forgiven by God. It also says that if we don’t forgive others, God will “deliver us to the tormentors”, until we forgive others.

Matthew 18:33-35 KJV

[33] Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? [34] And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. [35] So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

With the sozo healing techniques, the counselor will guide the client through a mental visualization of the client “going back to the time and place of a traumatic event” that took place earlier in their life, in which, the counselor feels is the source of the current problems of the client. This technique will cause the person to have a flood of negative emotions, and feelings of hurt, in which is only a replay of the trauma they suffered before, except, during the visualization, the counselor will now bring “Jesus” on the scene, which will embrace the client and “heal them”. This technique only makes the person feel traumatized all over again, just as they felt in the past. These sessions usually make the client feel emotionally exhausted and in reality, they become demonically oppressed even further, or possibly even demon possessed.

This sozo healing techniques is merely “masking” a new age technique, with the imagery of Jesus! This is a false Jesus!

Bill Johnson’s “Bethel Ministry”,

They have the following practices:

False prophecy

Visualization

“Fire tunnels”

Grave soaking trips

Visualization, contemplative prayer, and meditation practices

Chanting, soaking, and spiritual drunkenness

“Toking” the Holy Ghost to get “high on Jesus”

They believe that “a man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with a doctrine.”

Test The Spirits

We need to always test things with scripture. We are commanded to in the Bible.

1 John 4:1-6 KJVS

[1] Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. [2] Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: [3] And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. [4] Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. [5] They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. [6] We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

Bad Fruit

The evil root of these techniques are demonic new age philosophy .. A bad tree cannot produce good fruit!

Matthew 7:15-23 KJVS

[15] Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. [16] Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? [17] Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. [18] A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. [19] Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. [20] Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. [21] Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. [22] Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? [23] And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

The “fruit” of any professed prophet would be their “teaching”. This would also apply with any pastor, teacher, or any other person who stands in the name of God.

This teaching is not based on biblical teachings. It is based on immediate experience, as the long term effect would result in further bondage and demonic oppression/or worse, possession.

How to get True Freedom

2 Corinthians 5:17-19 KJV
[17] Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. [18] And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; [19] To wit, thatGod was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

We do not need to perform any ritualistic techniques for the freedom Chris gives us!

One major problem with this “way of salvation” and deliverance, is the fact that it teaches that freedom comes from these visualization techniques, but do not hold to the true teaching in scriptures of salvation, and deliverance. There is no mention of repentance of sin in these techniques either. Sin is the very thing that brings bondage! There is no possible way to get freedom if we do not repent of our sins, forgive others, submit to Jesus, and read God’s Word.

•Believe on Jesus

•We must submit to God fully,

*turning away from sin

*Forgive others

•Get deliverance

•Read His word everyday, as this is how the Holy Spirit transforms and renews our mind.

Seeking first the kingdom of God~
Dana Emanuel
Deliverance Minister

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