Bible Study Outline on Witchcraft, Occult, Spiritism and Psychic
Christians cannot practice witchcraft because it is against God’s commandments (Exodus 22:18l Leviticus 19:31; Leviticus 20:27). Witchcraft is from Satan. Just believing in Jesus Christ will not get you a passport to heaven (Revelation 21:8; Galatians 5:19-21; Revelation 22:15). If you want to enter heaven, you must keep your life holy. Nowadays, there are many television shows and movies that have witchcraft influences. Children movies often incorporate witch and goblin characters which are all witchcraft.
Consequently, children who watch these movies also become curious about witchcraft and want to practice it. You may argue that the witches in the movies are friendly and the spells they use are not real but all these can influence our minds when we watch them. Watching witchcraft movies and reading witchcraft books will eventually brainwash your mind and make you want to justify that Christians can practice witchcraft (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
Witchcraft is receiving more and more acceptance and popularity in the society. Almost all bookstore has a section on occult books. Occult games such as Ouija biards are widely available in toy store. Many video games also feature characters such as witches, sorcerers, demons and etc. Many music lyrics contain Satanic and witchcraft words. Many music videos also show the singer doing Satanist symbols. Halloween is a day observed by Christians on October 31 prior to Christmas. With the availability of internet, anyone can go online to learn about witchcraft, psychic, spiritism and etc.
Christians must not seek after witchcraft to solve their problems. You are not to go to a fortune teller to find out about your future (Jeremiah 29:11-14). You are not to read horoscope to find out about your daily fate. You are also not to practice to be a psychic such as telekinesis, teleportation, telepathy as all these are witchcrafts. Psychic is not an ability that God wants us to practice even though you may argue that God gives everyone this ability. However, the bible clearly speaks against psychic so we should not practice it. We must take God’s commandment seriously and not try to find ways to twist God’s word so that we can do what we want.
Witchcraft is a sin no matter if it is done with good or bad intention (Acts 9:0; Ezekiel 13:18). Anything that we do that does not rely on God is sin (Proverbs 3:5-6; 1 Peter 5:7). God is always paying attention to our prayers (Isaiah 26:4; Philippians 4:19; John 6:63; 1 John 5:15). We must learn to be patient in waiting for God to answer our prayer. When you are persistent in prayer, you will learn how to trust God (Luke 11:9-10; 1 Thessalonians 5:17). If you doubt in God and does not really think he can do it, God will not answer your prayer (Hebrews 11:6). Doubting in God is a sin. Whatever you want in life, you should seek God’s help in prayer. Prayer can help to build up your Christian life so that you become more spiritually mature.
God has a good plan for each and everyone of us. If you are worry about your future, you should ask him to show you what you should do in life. When you really God in every problem you face, you will grow to become stronger and stronger in your spiritual life. If you try to use witchcraft to solve your problem, you are turning away from God to Satan. If you have any witchcraft item in your house, you must get rid of it. Anything that has witchcraft symbols including t-shirts, ornaments, posters and etc must be thrown away as keep them will open a doorway for Satan to come into your life.