Religious Studies Researcher Calls on Christians and Witches to Accept “Christian Witchcraft”

Daniel Wise, a researcher with a PhD in Religious Studies, has expressed the hope of many liberal academics that both Christian circles and witch practitioners diversify their communities by accepting “Christian witchcraft.” In reality, from the genuine Biblical perspective there is no such thing as Christian witchcraft. They are diametrically opposed to each other since Christianity is from God while witchcraft comes from Satan. Mr. Wise represents the false religious notion that all religions are basically the same, come from the same origins, and that all religions should one day unite. Those ideas are what the Lord himself warned us to steer clear of in Bible prophecy.

To back up his pro-witchcraft doctrines in his blog post, Mr. Wise begins by claiming that his goal of diversity among witches and Christians is based on his belief that many people of color who practice witchcraft identify their craft as being Christian. While acknowledging that traditional devout Christians quote the King James Version’s condemnations of witchcraft, he goes on to ridicule their stance by pointing out that many “Christians” who practiced witchcraft in history used the Bible for their magical incantations. This is Mr. Wise’s subtle swipe at and disdain for the KJV, a popular routine for those under the devil’s influence to try to talk believers into tossing away their sword of the spirit (Ephesians 6).

By directing attention to ancient practices of fake Christians who were into witchcraft, Mr. Wise is also implying that human traditions should be considered equal to or superior to the Bible for directing one’s religious practices. He claims that early modern England had its Christian witches who were called the “cunning-folk” and also uses Haitians as another example of Christian witches. ‘It’s not up to Christian elites to decide whether magic (or anything else for that matter) is or is not “Christian,”‘ proclaims Mr. Wise in his post as he, the academic elite, presumes to impose what Christians should or should not do. His hypocrisy is distasteful. Plus the fact he would use Haiti as his example, a failed society full of corruption caused by voodoo, speaks volumes about his lack of wisdom.

The Bible he obviously hates governs our faith in the Lord Jesus and governs spiritual discernment from the Holy Ghost so we can determine what is or is not Christian. That’s how we can conclude that Mr. Wise’s article is based on the devil’s lies and not God’s truth. His opinion that religious human traditions trump God’s word goes against what the prophet Isaiah said by the Spirit. Jesus himself verified this when he quoted Isaiah to the Pharisees in Mark 7:6-7, “Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Mr. Wise’s false notion that witchcraft and Christianity go hand-in-hand is also a doctrine that is contrary to God’s word. Among the numerous times that scripture rejects and condemns witchcraft we have two examples where Paul by the Spirit demonstrated that Christianity was superior to and more powerful than witchcraft. One of those times is when Paul, by the Holy Ghost, rebuked and blinded Elymas the sorcerer (a.k.a. Barjesus), the fake Jew who tried to persuade Sergius Paulus (ruler of Paphos on the isle of Salamis) to reject the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 13:6-11). The other time was when, in the name of Jesus Christ, he cast the spirit of divination out of the young lady in Thyatira “which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying” (Acts 16:16-18).

From conjuring familiar spirits to necromancy to wizards to astrology to divinations to sorcery, the Bible condemns all forms of witchcraft even to the point of explicitly stating that those who practice those things will not be in heaven (Galatians 5, Revelation 21, 22). People in the church who practice witchcraft spiritually weaken the churches. That’s part of the reason why the Southern Baptist Convention allowed so much corruption since their start in the 1800s. The denomination was founded by Freemasons and Freemasons have been in their leadership ever since. This is undoubtedly why so many of them carried out sexual abuse and have embraced communist-inspired “critical race theory.” Freemasons and the Order of the Eastern Star have also negatively influenced many other churches. It’s in the best interest of Christians, if they care about their relationship with the Lord, to never compromise on witchcraft or with the people who practice it, even if those people claim to be Christian.

Source: Daniel Wise, Recognizing (the Long History of) Christian Witches May Be Key to Diversifying Witch Community, ReligionDispatches.org, November 12, 2021.

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