We are once again in the season of Halloween, an un-holiday I hate because of its occultic overtones. It is one of the most celebrated days for Satanists and witches. Satanists mark it with a human sacrifice while witches celebrate with a sexual sacrifice.
The most prominent form of witchcraft in the Western Hemisphere is Wicca, which is touted as being the “good” or “white” form of witchcraft, like Glenda the “good witch” in the Wizard of Oz. But Wicca is just as evil as its sister religions of black witchcraft, voodoo, Satanism, and santeria.
What do they believe? Here’s a little sample contrasted with what God’s word teaches:
■ Reincarnation: their version of reincarnation differs from Hindus in that they believe humans die and come back as another human.
▲ Hebrews 9:27 says “…it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” Ecclesiastes 3:19 says, “that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath…”
■ Animism, pantheism, panentheism, monism: the belief that all things have intelligence and a soul is known as animism. Pantheism is believing that everything is god, god being the universal life force. Panentheism is the belief that god (the universal life force) is in everything. These are the religions behind the global warming arguments and the environmental movement. Gaiaism, or the worship of Earth as “Mother Nature” or “Mother Earth” is a spin-off of these religions. Monism is the belief that all is One and is part of the god/goddess they worship, therefore nothing is evil.
▲ Jehovah proclaims in Isaiah 44:6, “Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.” He then points out how ridiculous such idolatry is–“He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the oak…He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he eateth flesh; he roasteth roast, and is satisfied: yea, he warmeth himself, and saith, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire: And the residue thereof he maketh a god…and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou art my god.” [Isaiah 44:14,16,17]
■ Militant feminism, abortion, anarchy: They believe females are superior to males, killing the unborn gives them spiritual power, and resisting proper authorities brings unfettered power.
▲ Genesis 2:18-25 talks about God creating woman from man’s rib as a helper and companion that is suitable for man, not as superior to him. Luke 1:41 says John the Baptist leaped in his mother’s womb before he was born, testifying to the fact that life begins at conception. Romans 13 commands us to have respect for proper authority.
■ Three-fold law of return: Whatever someone does to or for them, they believe in the right to return the favor three times, whether it’s good or bad. If someone gives a gift they return it in three times the amount of the gift. If someone does them harm, they return the harm three times as much.
▲ Jesus Christ taught us to bless those who curse us in Matthew 5 and in Hebrews 10:30, Christians are taught that “Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord.”
■ Drug use: According to their Book of Shadows and Eight Paths of Realization, Wiccans believe the use of mind-altering drugs like marijuana, cocaine, et al. and the abuse of alcohol for social and religious purposes can give them psychic powers.
▲ The Bible teaches “be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit,” [Ephesians 5:18]. We are also commanded in 1 Peter 5:8 “Be sober, be vigilant…” because being sober gives us an advantage against Satan devouring us, so lack of sobriety makes one an easy target for Satan’s destruction.
■ Sex magick: Wiccans believe all forms of sexual activity should be explored because all sexual activity strengthens power. To them, nothing should be off-limits, so they get involved with adultery, fornication, pedophilia, incest, homosexuality, lesbianism, and any other evil sexual practice their minds can conjure up. This is the spirit some people cling to that are behind the gay rights movement and the push for destroying age of consent laws to protect minors. Wicca also was prominent in the rebellious hippie “free sex” movement of the 1960’s.
▲ According to Genesis 2, God’s purposes for sex are stated in Genesis 1 and 2 so that a man and his wife will become united as one flesh in physical and spiritual intimacy and so they will be fruitful and multiply together. 1 Corinthians 6:9 says adulterers, effeminate, those who abuse themselves with mankind (i.e. a man who lays with other men), and all fornicators (anyone participating willingly in sex outside of real marriage) shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Even though Wiccans market themselves as harmless nature enthusiasts and swear up and down they don’t believe in Satan, he is at the heart of their religion even if they are unaware of it. Aleister Crowley, the famous Satanist of the early 20th century, was hired by Gerald Gardner, godfather of modern Wicca, to write the Wiccans’ Book of Shadows [Francis King. The Rites of Modern Occult Magic. New York: MacMillan. 1970, pp. 176, 179-80.].
How did they know each other? They were both members of the Theosophical Society, a Satanic social organization. Margot Adler, a famous Wiccan, and other Wiccans have spoken admirably of Crowley and his Satanic teachings in their books and have even recommended his writings for Wiccans to read. Lucifer is even one of the names of their horned god although they claim it was Christians who made him an evil figure.
Overall, Wicca is full of lies and deceptions to lure individuals into bondage to the Prince of Darkness and Halloween is a big recruitment tool. Although Wiccans promise power, their power, and the evil one who supplies their power, are no match for the power to be set free from our sins and to receive everlasting life that comes from confessing and believing that Jesus Christ is the only Lord. I praise the Father and his son the Lord Jesus Christ that he can even deliver Wiccans from their darkness, “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil,” [1 John 3:8].
William Schnoebelen. Wicca: Satan’s Little White Lie. Ontario, CA: Chick Publications. 1990.
–posted by Harry A. Gaylord–