God said do not practice things of an occult nature

People who believe Christians should be able to watch or even participate in the occult miss the fact that God said not to do certain things – which makes doing them a sin.

We are not to participate in divination, sorcery, interpret omens, witchcraft, cast spells, consult mediums or people who consult the dead.


Deuteronomy 18:9-13

9 When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. 10 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, 11 or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. 12 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. 13 You must be blameless before the Lord your God.

We should instead consult GOD.
Isaiah 8:19

When men tell you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?

When people come to Christ, they should stop practicing magic.
Acts 19:18-19

18 Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed their evil deeds. 19 A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas. 

The magical arts are acts of the sinful nature and those who practice them (unless they repent and turn to God) will NOT inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:19-21

19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

The magic arts are something to repent from – much like murder, sexual sin, theft.
Revelation 9:20-21


20 The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk. 21 Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts.


Those who practice magic arts will go to hell – the lake of fire, the second death.

Revelation 21:7-9

7 He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son. 8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”


Those who practice magic are tied with those who are sexually immoral, murders, idolaters, liars and deceivers and will not be allowed into heaven.

Revelation 22:14-16

14 “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. 15 Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.


Instead, we are to not participate in evil, but expose it.
Ephesians 5:11

Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them;

We should not be like the people in Romans 1 who people who do not acknowledge God, know what God has said, but practice evil and approve of those who practice evil.

Romans 1:28-32

28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil,disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful;32 and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.

 
So we must turn from magic. We must not participate in it, and we must not approve of those who practice it. Instead, we must expose it as evil.

 

 

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