Witchcraft was brought up as a subject. Our discussion began by asking what does a witch LOOK like? We saw pictures of a few self-professed witches as well as a video of one on “Mom’s Cafe” and it appears that a witch, well, can look JUST like me! Nice, normal, helpful, and heck, I wouldn’t even mind being her friend.
In Deuteronomy 18:9 – 13, Galatians 5:19-21, and Revelation 21:8, each speak of DIVINATION among other things / practices that are detestable to God. But WHY?
DIVINATION – comes from the Greek work “python”; the verb is “pytho”, meaning “to rot”
Witchcraft today is defined as use of sorcery / magic. However, its broader definition is not very specific; it’s subjective and based on feelings. The definition can make magic appear to have either good or bad elements (good meaning medicinal healing powers). But WHY would ALL of it be bad according to God?
Witchcraft uses as its source of power a god or gods and/or the universe, NOT the God OF the universe; the one who had the power to create the universe, to create you.
Horoscopes were also brought up as a subject. Horoscopes fall under the category of astrology (a subjective study of the movement of stars and the interpretation of how they have influence on our lives), opposed to the scientific research of astronomy (the study of our universe and space in relationship to the earth). The practice of using the horoscope for foretelling life events goes back thousands of years. Foretelling the future falls under the category of divination. The horoscope and the zodiac signs of the sky or celestial (heavenly) areas are used for foretelling events or giving advice for future behavior in a person’s life. But WHY would ALL of this be bad according to God?
Astrology or use of horoscopes is a practice of looking to the stars for guidance instead of looking to the God OF the universe who had the power to create the stars, to create you.
God wants us to look to HIM in every aspect of our lives. He wants us to look to HIM for guidance in our current and future behavior, not to the things created BY him. He wants us to look to HIM for our source of power in this world, not from the things created BY him.