The Witchcraft Bible study is written for Christians who are dabbling in witchcraft.
If you found it by search, please consider reading the Acts 17:11 Spiritual Adultery Intro Letter first, as this provides the overall context.
The target audience are those who are earnestly attempting to live the Christian life--to demonstrate that witchcraft is antithetical to Christian belief.
We start off with the one verse most Christians know from the KJV, only to turn this around on ourselves, Christians, who claim to be following the God revealed in Scripture.
If you have any experience with Christianity, you can likely "stretch" into the point of view of the study.
For us, "Satan" is not a problem since we acknowledge his existence. Had the intended audience been self-aware witches, we would have built up to the point of Satan's role as deceiver, rather than assume this was a shared belief. However, this would be a waste of time for Christians and a deviation from the point of the study. The shocking thing for a Christian about this study is to think--perish the thought--that WE are the witches Scripture is addressing. It is the witch in US that must die.
As the title verse of our ministry suggests, ours is a search to see what Scripture says on various subjects. And the Judeo-Christian writings consistently speak against witchcraft as rebellion from the truth of who God really is. Agree or disagree with what the Bible says, but let us not dull our spiritual eyes by deliberately kidding ourselves that the two are compatible.
And we are not talking about "poisoning" here. When Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses--it was not with toxins! They were able to do real miracles as a deception and lure away from God's will. So let us clear our minds of any rumor or nonsense that there is a textual escape in Scripture. Toss the Bible away if you must, but let us not pretend that it sanctions witchcraft in any form.
Another common complaint we get is that we are supposedly accusing witches of openly worshipping Satan and or evil. We are not. This would be a serious defect indeed. Rather, the problem is of simple deception in our view--something all of us are prone to by natural instinct. We, the authors of these Bible studies, have a shameful history of deception ourselves.2 Corinthians 11:14 (NIV) And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.As Christians we believe that it is Satan who is "behind" any power that leads away from the One True God. Satan's is the "kingdom of darkness", and he hides in a thousand false personas as an "angel of light", as god or goddess, as a "gift". He would just as soon that the spiritual seeker NOT know of his reality or schemes.
But God only deals in truth. He dwells in light, and there is no darkness in Him. And thanks be to Him He has shown us His deliverance from deception and wasted spiritual energy.
Witchcraft and Christianity can not simultaneously be true. All paths most definitely do NOT lead to God. If you are a practicing witch, for example, you do not believe in the historical Jesus or His claims and demands, or you would not willfully practice the 'craft. By choosing one path, we reject another.
Consider the saying: "An open mind is a cesspool of thought".
As Christians, we hope to have a Holy Spirit inspired "steel trap mind", with discrimination from mental mud and lies and a real recognition of truth by God's grace.2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (NIV) The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we TAKE CAPTIVE every thought to make it obedient to Christ.This is the motive of our effort in the Bible study, not to offend anyone who has decided on a path other than ours.
We believe in religious freedom, and harbor no ill-will towards self-aware witches. We are not trying to start a "war with witches", but rather to call Christians out of duplicity. Christianity is riddled with witchcraft on many levels: We need to clean up our own house first.
No one is forcing you to read this study, so please consider this if you have an uncontrollable urge to "flame" us. We will answer any reasonable question you might have, or listen to any points you would like to make if you would like to write us. We only ask that you READ the entire study first, as most who have written us so far have NOT done so, but only reacted to the title and the first few texts.
You might also want to survey the Frequently Asked Questions by Wiccans concerning this Bible Study before writing us.
May you come to know Him more and more, who is the perfect expression of the Father, and who holds all things together by His power, and endures all things for a chosen few who might be saved.
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