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WITCH DOCTORS and SORCERERS


Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God. (Lev. 19:31.)

The love of power is strong within many people. It can eat away at the soul and cause them to do many evil things. Chants, charms, and magic rituals are all used to gain power over men. Almost every culture and nation on earth has their own sorcerers, whether they be called JuJu Witchdoctors in Nigeria, or Astrologers, Readers, and Psychics in America. God is not pleased by them.

God has said that those who seek after spirits are like those who seek after harlots (immoral women). He says He will turn from them and cut them off from their people. (Lev. 20.6.) The child of God cannot be involved with these things.

God clearly prohibited Israel from taking advice, or seeking help from sorcerers, or dreamers. (Jer. 27.9.) This means they could not go to them when they were sick, or when they wanted to know the future, or any other time. In America many newspapers print what astrologers say the future will be. Many religious people read these reports regularly. This is wrong. This is going to the sorcerer for help. God has not changed in His view of witchcraft, but tells the Christian it is still wrong!

"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these, adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies." (Gal. 5.19,20.)
God commanded that Israel not let a wizard live inside their lands. (Lev. 20.27.) No such harsh law exists today, but God still does not accept the sorcerer. Such people are the tools of the Devil. (Rev. 18.23.) They were one reason God destroyed Israel (Isa. 47.9) when Israel became like the people around them. (2 Chron. 33.1-6.)

Not only is God not happy with those who practice or follow after witchcraft, He has promised to judge them for their sins. (Mal. 3.5.)

Some might say, "If there is power them, we must follow it." That is a lie! Whether or not witchcraft has power is not the question. The question is, "Does God approve it?" The answer is, "No!" He condemns it, not just once, but often. (2 Kings 9.22; Micah 5.12; Nahum 3.4; Ex. 22.18; 1 Sam. 15.23; Deut. 18.10; and more.)

Sorcery is seen in the New Testament, too, and it is condemned. Simon was a man of Samaria who was also a sorcerer. (Acts 8.9.) He had bewitched the people with his tricks. When he saw the real power of God which the apostles had, he tried to buy it so he could use it too. He was condemned for this. (Acts 8.18-23.)

God says that the works of the flesh are adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, and so forth. (Gal 5.19-20.) Witchcraft is right in there with adultery, uncleanness, and hatred. It is bad! In Ephesus the new converts to Christ took their books of witchcraft and burned them all. They were worth much money, but they were evil so the men and women burned them: "Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver." (Acts 19.19.) God does not accept witchcraft among His people today.

Do not be trapped in the evil things of this world. Put aside worldly things and trust in God. The JuJu Hut has no place in Christianity. The witchdoctor has no power except that which we give him. Trust in God and follow His Son, Jesus Christ!