Does the Bible say that witches are bad? Or is the prejudice just about Christians not respecting other human beings?
- Anonymous1 month agoFavorite Answer
Thousands of Wiccans, who follow ancient Celtic rituals, still call Halloween by the ancient name Samhain and consider it to be the most sacred night of the year. “Christians ‘don’t realize it, but they’re celebrating our holiday with us. . . . We like it,’” stated the newspaper USA Today when quoting a professed witch.
- 1 month ago
Micah 5:12 says: "I will put an end to the sorcery you practice,
And no one practicing magic will remain among you."
Deuteronomy 18:9-12 says: “When you have entered into the land that Yahweh your God is giving you, you must not learn to imitate the detestable practices of those nations. There should not be found in you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, anyone who employs divination, anyone practicing magic, anyone who looks for omens, a sorcerer, anyone binding others with a spell, anyone who consults a spirit medium or a fortune-teller, or anyone who inquires of the dead. For whoever does these things is detestable to Yahweh, and on account of these detestable practices Yahweh your God is driving them away from before you."
- MikeLv 71 month ago
Exodus 22:18 in the King James version says "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live."
- MatthewLv 61 month ago
The Bible says very specifically you shall not suffer a witch to live! But then you have to go back to the origin of what the word witch and sorcerer means it's derived from the word pharmakeia. Which means to make potions out of herbs and chemicals to enslave another person essentially a drug dealer. now friend if I was going to be a witch and deal with herbs and potions I would get rid of the stigma of calling myself a witch or a warlock or sorcerer or wizard I would go to the business license department and I would get myself a license to be herbal healer! And I would advertise myself as a herbal healer. The difference between a street drug dealer and a pharmacist is a piece of paper one way you're a criminal and despised the other way you're respected man with a license to dispense medicine
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- Fred XX00 ILv 71 month ago
Witches are doing evil they are trying to have power more then trying to seek Jesus Christ for help depend on Jesus Christ for help would be a lot better then trying to cast a spell wouldn’t you think seek the lord while you can, after we are gone we cannot seek the lord any more can we
- Anonymous1 month ago
The Bible says it because it's in the Torah. The first five books of the Bible come directly from the Torah, the primary Jewish canon of scripture. The only two verses in the Bible that contain the word "witch" are in Exodus and Deuteronomy, which are taken directly from the Torah, from Jewish scripture.
What Christians believe, true Christians anyway, is that Jesus Christ fulfilled the old law, the law described in Exodus and Deuteronomy, the law that banned witches and said that they should not be suffered to live, and replaced it with a new law, a simpler law, a higher law, that law being: love God and love your neighbor. Jesus never says anything about witches, much less calls them "bad."
Also, do keep in mind that your idea of what a "witch" is is one largely informed by and based on European paganism. What Hebrews in the Near East 5,000 years ago were calling a "witch" was not what you as a 20th century Westerner think of when you think of a "witch." In fact, the Hebrew word used in the Bible that gets translated in some translations of the Bible as "witch" is "mekhashepha," which means magic shepherd, an innately masculine word, not feminine, and is formed out of of "mekha," meaning one who is like God," and "spepha," meaning abundance.
- Anonymous1 month ago
The New Testament never says to do any such thing as kill witches. And of course, you can't prove that anybody killed anybody since you weren't alive to see it happen for yourself. "History" is often lied about by people with an agenda. The New Testament says to love others, not kill anybody. In the Old Testament, under the law which was only for Israel and only during that time, they were instructed to kill witches, because witches in those days would kidnap children and murder them and eat them, which deserves the death penalty. As for heaven and hell, here is the truth: The Lord Jesus Christ is God. Nobody can be good enough to avoid hell. The truth is that death leads to immediate heaven or hell, depending only on whether the person believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, or not. The truth is that the Lord Jesus Christ loves you and wants to bless your life freely :) Most of all, Jesus wants you with Him forever, and not in hell.
Believing in the Lord Jesus Christ means being forgiven all sins past and future and means going to heaven. The truth is that every belief except one will lead to eternal torment in the lake of fire for every person. Because nothing pays for our sins except the death and blood of Jesus, the sacrifice of Jesus that is already accomplished by Him . Jesus loves you! The truth is that the Lord Jesus Christ is God, and Jesus died on the cross to pay for all of our sins in full, and then Jesus was buried, and then Jesus resurrected from the dead. Nothing else pays for our sins, not works, not deeds, not religions. So the only way to heaven and to avoid hell, is by believing on Jesus for eternal life (John 6:47), without adding any of your own works (Romans 4:5). Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ to take you to heaven, and you will be in heaven, no matter what, guaranteed. That easy, thanks to Jesus! Tell Jesus that you thank Him that you will be with Him in heaven when you die, because you believe in Jesus! It is too late to be saved, after death.
- MarkLv 71 month ago
They can be said to worship false gods which is against the Commandments and therefore bad.