WITCHCRAFT, DIVINATION, AND NECROMANCY

“Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I [am] the LORD your God.”  Leviticus 19:31

THE BIBLE SAYS…

LEVITICUS 20:6

“And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.”

GALATIANS 5:19-21

“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”

DEUTERONOMY 18:10-12

“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.”

2 CORINTHIANS 11:14 

“And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.”

THEREFORE…

WE BELIEVE THAT ALL FORMS OF WITCHCRAFT ARE AN ABOMINATION TO GOD: We reject the works of darkness.

“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” Ephesians 5:11 

WE RECOGNIZE THAT THESE PRACTICES ARE NOT OF GOD: Witchcraft is satanic.

“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;”  1 Timothy 4:1

WE UNDERSTAND THAT SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE IS TO BE SOUGHT FROM GOD ALONE: Seeking guidance from satanic sources brings death.

“So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, [even] against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking [counsel] of [one that had] a familiar spirit, to enquire [of it]; And enquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.”  1 Chronicles 10:13-14

WE BELIEVE THAT FALSE PROPHETS AND THEIR PROPHECIES ARE TO BE REJECTED: They are not of God.

“Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.”  Jeremiah 14:14

WE BELIEVE THAT USING A “DIVINING ROD” OR WHAT IS COMMONLY CALLED “WATER-WITCHING” IS NOT OF GOD: We reject this practice, and understand it to be superstitious dabbling in the occult.

“For there shall be no more any vain vision nor flattering divination within the house of Israel.” Ezekiel 12:24

WE RECOGNIZE THAT ATTEMPTING TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE DEAD IS FORBIDDEN BY GOD: Necromancy is a foolish and harmful sin.

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”   1 John 4:1 

WE KNOW THAT ATTEMPTING TO COMMUNICATE WITH MARY OR THE SAINTS IS WRONG: This practice is not true prayer. It is a form of necromancy.

“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”  1 Timothy 2:5, 6

WE BELIEVE THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO BE MADE RIGHT WITH GOD AND FIT FOR HEAVEN: True repentance and faith in Jesus Christ is the only way!

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”  John 14:6