51% of Surveyed Gen Z-ers Are Into Witchcraft Via Tarot, Other Divinations

“We’re open to interpret what we want to think (for) ourselves and make our own guidelines when it comes to spirituality, which is why I think a lot of young people resonate with it,” said a 16-year-old in response to a survey regarding the use of tarot and other forms of fortune telling. She was among the 51% of sampled young people aged 13-25 who were surveyed by Springtide Research Institute. Her words fall in line with what we are warned NOT to do in the Bible, i.e. doing what is right in our own eyes or trying to establish our own righteousness (Judges 21:25; Proverbs 12:15; Romans 10:3).

Whether the witchcraft was in the form of crystals, tarot, horoscopes, or other methods, more than half of young people across a broad spectrum of religious backgrounds are involved in it. The survey covered various denominations and nondenominational Christians, Catholics, Muslims, atheists, and others. A number of young people in all religious categories take part in these occultic practices, but those who had the highest percentage of involvement were “Russian or Greek Orthodox (78.1%), Mormon (69.4%) or Jewish (62.1%).” Respondents identifying as atheist even came in at a noticeable 34.4% who practiced divination even though their percentage was at the lower end in the survey.

Jenny Hadad Mosher, who works for a parachurch organization run by the Greek Orthodox Church, believes the percentage is higher for those who are Greek, Turkish, or Middle Eastern because they’ve seen their grandparents participating in divination. Having grown up around it makes them think of it as acceptable and part of family or cultural tradition.

To see more of Springtide Research’s findings, read Heather Greene’s article at the Religion News Service website, entitled “Study: Gen Z doubles down on spirituality, combining tarot and traditional faith.

Those of us who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ can draw several conclusions from these findings. The overall, general conclusion that comes to my mind is how accurate God’s word is when it depicts just how corrupt human nature can be. More specifically, Jesus’s statements in Matthew 7:13-14 ring true that “broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat… strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” It came to my mind when I saw that a majority of young people surveyed practice some form of witchcraft.

When I read about participants following the traditions of their elders, the following two scriptures came to my mind:

For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men…” Mark 7:8

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” Colossians 2:8

The way some of these young people have deceived themselves into calling themselves Christian while they follow the doctrines of devils called these scriptures to my remembrance:

This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. (Isaiah 29:13; Matthew 15:8)

They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. Titus 1:16

It’s too bad these young people are so rebellious that they ignore the fact that God’s word makes it clear those involved in witchcraft and sorcery will not inherit God’s kingdom (Galatians 5:20-21; Revelation 21:8; 22:15). Lord, I pray that as many of these young people as possible will have their eyes opened to the truth before it’s too late.

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  1. Good post brother, sad findings though. The preoccupation with self makes these practices so appealing. Satan knows that most people love themselves, want to know more about themselves and their future – divination.
    They love to think they can control, influence and exact revenge upon others- the enticements of witchcraft.
    I believe every ethnicity has its own veins of witchcraft, the devil personalizes evil to make it palatable. My family members from the Middle East used to read coffee cups.
    Important post brother, I hope I haven’t taken too much space!

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