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September 23, 2012

Wicca IS Witchcraft. Avoid it.

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A person involved in Wicca may claim it is not witchcraft. It is.

Let’s not mince words: Wiccans present themselves as tree huggers who honor nature. Wicca is of the occult and is evil. It is linked to the master deceiver, Satan. There are just two sources of power, the one and only God, and the one and only Satan. The Devil floats many luring fishing lines, one being Wicca.

Wicca is an occult religion in which multiple gods are worshipped. It can be practiced alone, as a solitary practitioner, or in a coven. Many of us have heard or seen covens glamorized on television or movies. A coven is a group of people who practice Wicca together, the same as declared witches do.

What is Wicca?

Wicca is a belief system that Briton Gerald Gardner cobbled together in the 1940s and 1950s from a variety of religious traditions and beliefs as well as Freemason rituals. Since Gardner published several books espousing his system of worship, many offshoots and variations of Wicca have sprung up.

Some Wiccans are polytheistic, worshipping more than one deity, while others worship only the “God” or the “Goddess.” Other Wiccans worship nature, and call it Gaea, after the Greek earth goddess. Some Wiccans pick and choose parts of Christian doctrine to embrace, while others totally reject Christianity. Most practitioners of Wicca believe in reincarnation.

Most Wiccans take on the Celtic god and goddess. The goddess is always seen as more revered than the god because she brings life to the god. The goddess is the mother of all life and relates to the moon. The god relates to the sun and represents nature.

Wiccans also believe in the elements of Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Spirit. These elements are called on frequently during magical divination and rituals. The symbol of a pentagram, a five-pointed star within a circle, relates to these elements. Each point of the star represents one element.

During rituals, Spirit guides are often called upon for aid, meditation, or divination. Many practitioners use objects such as crystals, tarot cards, or Ouija boards to communicate with what they believe to be spirits.

The Bible denounces all occult practices

Isaiah 40, God paints a picture of how much greater the Creator is than His creation. If we are worshipping anything besides the Creator, we are not only spinning our wheels, we are guilty of idolatry.

Deuteronomy 18:10-12 says, “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, and because of these detestable practices the Lord your god will drive out those nations before you

The New Testament also condemns such practices (Galatians 5:20).  In the city of Ephesus, many who were practicing in the occult became believers in the Messiah Jesus Christ, and renounced their occult practices.  Acts 19:19 says, "Many also of those who practiced magic brought their books together and began burning them in the sight of all."

Another encounter with the occult can be seen in Acts 13:6-12, “And when they had gone through the whole island as far as Paphos, they found a certain magician, a Jewish false prophet whose name was Bar-Jesus, who was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence

This man summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God.  But Elymas the magician (for thus his name is translated) was opposing them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith
"But Saul, who was also known as Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, fixed his gaze upon him. And he said, ‘You who are full of all deceit and fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease to make crooked the straight ways of the Lord?  And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind and not see the sun for a time.’

And immediately a mist and a darkness fell upon him, and he went about seeking those who would lead him by the hand.  Then the proconsul believed when he saw what happened, being amazed at the teaching of the Lord.”

The road of the occult is broad and leads to destruction, while the way of Christ is narrow and leads to life eternal. Wicca is a dead end. Its promise of do-over reincarnation is ruled out in Hebrews 9:27 which states, “…Man is destined to die once, after that, to face judgment.” 

God says we get one chance at life, and that is it. If we do not accept God’s gift of Jesus in our lifetime, He will judge us as unwilling to be in His presence, and we will be sent to Hell.

Spells and other ways to God are fraudulent. Wiccan spells bring disillusionment. Mark 7-8 says, “You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men.”

Sex is a promoted to the sky by Wiccans as it is a representation of the rebirth and growth of the male god from the goddess. Fornication, adultery and homosexuality are encouraged. The Bible blasts them as sin.

Wiccan tools

Wiccans use the following loyalty items to gain power -

Crystals – considered items of power that are personal to the Wiccan and used in rituals

Wands – crystal, wood, or metal – used in rituals and often carried around by some Wiccans

Pentagrams – a star within a circle either upside down or right side up usually worn on the neck, a ring or on clothing

Tarot cards – cards with pictures used for divination (telling the future) often carried in a felt, silk or velvet pouch

Runes – stones with symbols used for divination also carried in a pouch

Book of Shadows – looks like a journal and is used to write their personal alphabet, write rituals, coven instruction, or information about herbs/oils/spells

A black and a white handled athames (knife) – these are used for rituals and other purposes
A chalice (goblet) – although typically not carried outside of rituals this is a tool of Wiccans

Brooms – also not carried outside of rituals but is a tool of Wiccans

Familiar Wiccans sayings

Blessed be/Bright Blessings – this can be misleading to the Christian because of the word blessing
An It Harm None, Do As Thou Wilt – this is the Wiccan Rede

Merry Meet – this is a Wiccan greeting

Merry Part – this is a Wiccan goodbye

The Threefold law – a Wiccan will speak of every good deed being returned three times and every bad deed being returned three times


The more one embraces Wicca, the further they move into darkness. The further we move into darkness, the more hostile you may become to Christianity, the idea of the cross, and the Christ sacrifice. 

Oftentimes, those involved in occult practices develop an attraction for dark things such as the nighttime, skulls, rebellion, dark clothing, and a desire for power. These things are the fingerprints of the enemy who will gradually overtake a person.

What of a new Christian?

It is VERY important that a new Christian who has left the cult burn all items related to Wicca and declare all linkage to Satan and demons null and void by the power of the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 19:19 says, “Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men.”

Find a good Bible-believing church. A Wiccan should be cautious in selecting a church. Former Wiccans are naturally drawn to false doctrines that hold women, such as Mary, in a higher light or have women preachers/deaconesses

September 20, 2012


By NiteOwlDave

God has given us stern warnings in the Bible not to align with or worship Satan, angels, the dead, spirits, saints, deceased family members, friends, the blessed mother Mary, etc. We are to avoid witchcraft, paganism, Satanism, and all levels of evil in between.

If we do interact with demons for curiosity or power, we open ourselves up to oppression or possession. Demons are very real. Using the power of Lucifer (Satan), demons have the authority to confuse us or give us unusual power if they are given controlling power to direct our lives. Despite happy-ending promises, their end – and those who link to them – is eternal Hell.

Deuteronomy 18:10 says, "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, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 

"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."

Leviticus 19:31 says, “Do not turn to mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.”

2 Timothy 4:3-4 says, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”

In the past few decades, there has been an explosion of interest in communicating with the dead, and with other spirits.

We see examples of this in American television shows Beyond and Crossing Over. We also see worldwide deception of spiritual apparitions and alleged miracles credited to Mary, the earthly mother of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Those who are involved in these kinds of evil practices don't understand or are intentionally ignoring the great spiritual risks they are taking.

We are NOT to contact spirits for fun or power, or engage in other occult activities. It is a given that we may order demons away from someone troubled by evil spirits by the power of the blood the risen Lord Jesus Christ.


The door for demonic attachment is opened if we or someone in our family engages or has engaged in occult activities. And demons can be passed on to future generations.

Demons can attach if we use Ouija boards, involve ourselves in role playing games like Dungeons and Dragons, participate in séances, consult a psychic or a medium, engage in witchcraft or black magic, get involved with Reiki energy healing, astrology, and a host of other occult practices.


Some of the following can be signs of Multiple Personalities Disorder (MPD), a subject we will not address here. These signs are distinctive to a mono mind, too.

1. Compulsive sinning against our will: Addictions, uncontrollable anger, lust, urges to murder or commit suicide, etc.

2. Mental torment: Fear, depression, irrational heaviness in the soul, hearing voices in our mind, hearing audible voices that nobody else hears, compulsive thoughts, insanity, mental illness, etc. Obsessive irrational worry is almost always a demon.

3. Emotional problems: Unable to get close to other people, sensing rejection for no reason, irrational emotional breakdowns, etc. Often more then just casting out demons is needed in this category. Inner healing must also take place as well as tearing down strongholds.

4. Occult powers or abilities: Anybody who can tell a fortune, lift an object through levitation, break a solid oak board with their hand, etc. using demonic powers needs deliverance. Martial arts are known for using demonic powers to break boards, etc. Unnatural strength is a sign of demonic power, such as the man in the Bible with the legion of demon.

5. Unnatural desires and feelings: Sexual attraction towards animals, unnatural sexual desires, unusually strong attractions towards somebody who is married, past lover, etc. can indicate soul ties and demonic bondage.

6. Experiencing the demonic: Most often (not always, but usually) when people are visited by demons, hearing them, seeing them, etc., they are in need of deliverance.

7. Ancestors have similar problems: If both we and one or more of your ancestors have the same kind of problem(s), then there may be a generational spirit at work.

8. Obsessions: Driving interests in the occult, demons, and creatures of the dark such as wolves, owls, etc. can indicate a demonic bondage. Obsession with death is almost a sure sign of demonic bondage.

9. Compulsive behavior: Compulsive behavior is a Biblical symptom of demonic bondage. Self-injury like cutting can be demonic.


The commonly held definition of a cult is that it is simply a belief system. But more correctly, a cult is a group led by a dictatorial leader who demands unquestioning adherence to his doctrines, which are generally taken from the Scripture but out of context.

Involvement in cult churches or groups doesn't necessarily mean one is going to acquire demons. 
However, because cults are distracted from the only real source of protection from demons, Jesus Christ of the Christian Bible, there is thin protection from demons. The only protection cult members have is that Satan and his demon followers can only do what God allows them to do. 

There are limits placed on them, but we must not tempt God. Satanic/demonic problems will persist over generation if they are not properly recognized and dealt with now.


In most cases we are to blame for attracting demons, but God can and will use demons for our own good.

While it may seem frightening to those who are experiencing demonic troubles, there may be a silver lining for them. It is possible that in some cases, God has allowed them to occur as a wake-up call. 

For those who are not saved, it may be one way God will show them that they need Him. Likewise, a backslidden or lukewarm Christians may be getting a reminder from God to get back on track.


The Bible says Satan and demons can appear as "angels of light" to deceive us.

2 Corinthians 11:13-14 says, ”For such (are) false deceitful workers transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.”

Deceptions like this occur so that the victims will become trusting and eventually dependent upon these spirits. As long as they're obsessed with these spiritual "experiences," they typically feel little or no need to be dependent upon God.


Hebrews 9:27 says, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.

Reincarnation is a lie. It is demon play. No surprise there. The Bible says demons don't die like we do. They have been around for eons and fell when God booted them out of Heaven for worshiping Lucifer who is now Satan. 

Demons know all about us because they have witnessed mankind over the centuries. In the end, it still comes down to the fact that no matter how real or authentic flashback experiences appear to us, they are still nothing more than lies served up by demons.


James 2:19 says, “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.”                                                                                         

If we are not saved, we should repent and turn to Christ now. Nothing is more important. Our total trust must be in Christ for paying our sin debt in full when He shed His blood on the cross and rose again from the dead. 


1.Get saved.   

2. Burn all cult or occult materials, including charms and gifts from Satanists. That includes Ouija boards, Dungeons and Dragon games, Tarot cards, astrology books and materials, witchcraft literature, false holy books such as the Book of Mormon, the corrupt Bible used by the Jehovah's Witnesses, the Urantia book, etc. Anything that can be used to reconnect us back with the cult or occult practices and experiences must go.  

3. Get council from someone who has deliverance experience and is not in it for money. Make sure that EVERYTHING a deliverance person says or does is by the stated power of the blood of the risen Lord Jesus Christ.                                                                                                         

September 3, 2012

Does God Care About Us?

It’s easy at times to think that God doesn’t care about us.

He does care, but we must understand that the bad things in life are not His fault. The hardships we all deal with in are a direct result of Adam and Eve choosing to sin in the Garden of Eden.

That sin DNA, and the problems it brings, have filtered down to the entire human race.

Romans 5:12 says, "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned."

The letter "I" in the middle of the word sin represents "ME." "I" am surrounded by sin, and I am a sinner myself.

All men have a God-given knowledge of right and wrong as revealed by our conscience and seen in the 10 Commandments.

Whether we care to admit it or not, none of us lives up to God's standards. God HATES our sin, and sin has consequences.

God loves us and will cleanse us of all sin. If we ask Him, He will make us Heaven-worthy. The onus is on us to ask Him.

Our loving heavenly Father sent Jesus Christ, His only Son, to take our punishment. Jesus suffered and died on the cross of Calvary and rose again to save us from the punishment we deserved for our sins and free us from our guilt.

Jesus Christ is God, one with the Father and the Holy Spirit. His sacrifice is perfect and therefore acceptable to the Father.

The fact that He is the only one of all the prophets of all religions, who rose from the grave, victor over death, proves this.

We have to understand that a dead prophet is just that - a dead prophet. Our Lord and Savior is alive and well and is preparing a place in Heaven for all the people who have confessed their sins, repented and accepted Christ as their only Savior.

Each of us must confirm the saving Gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ.

Methodists, Baptists, Anglicans, Brethren, Pentecostals, Presbyterians, Roman Catholics, Seventh Day Adventists, and other Christian fellowships may have different practices and ideas about baptism, communion, etc. and how things are to be practiced in their churches, but the GOSPEL, the good news that Jesus, and only Jesus saves, never changes.

Acts 4:12 says "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."

A name on a church membership card does not and never will save a
soul. We must personally decide to receive Jesus.

So what must I do to be saved? In faith, we must turn to our loving Father in Heaven and pray something like this:
Dear God,

I am a sinner.
Others have sinned greater than I have. Nevertheless, I stand before you now as a lost sinner, deserving of Hell.

I choose to believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who became a man.
I choose to believe He allowed Himself to be put to death, arose again on the third day and is alive today.

The Bible says our sins are washed away by the blood of Jesus Christ, and I believe that.
Father I want to be cleansed of all my sins right now.
I know I am not right with God, and I want to be forgiven. I want to go to Heaven when I die.

Right now at (Time and Date)______________, I bow at the foot of the cross of Jesus Christ, and I am dumping all of my sin there. ALL of it!
I ask that the blood of Jesus Christ wash away all my sins - past, present and future.

I am sorry for my sin, and I accept your forgiveness.
Right now I declare that I am a Christian.
I ask, Father, that you will make me aware of when I want to sin, and give me the courage to say no.

I ask, too, that you will help me understand the Bible, and to make the rest of my days on earth count for eternity.
I pray all of this in the name of Jesus Christ - my new Lord and Savior. Amen.