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May 23, 2006

Witchcraft and Sorcery

Filed under: Bible Studies,Old & New Testament — Adam Osborne @ 5:19 am

 

 

Witchcraft and Sorcery

A Bible Study by

Adam Osborne, Jr.

Exodus 22:18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. 

Are there such things as Witches? Absolutely. God would not have had it written in the scriptures (under divine inspiration) if there wasn’t.

Are there such things as Witches? Absolutely. God would not have had it written in the scriptures (under divine inspiration) if there wasn’t.Why does God view witches as being so bad? Adam Clarke’s commentary says:

“they were seducers of the people from their allegiance to God, on whose judgment alone they should depend; and by impiously prying into futurity, assumed an attribute of God, the fortelling of future events, which implied in itself the grossest blasphemy, and tended to corrupt the minds of the people, by leading them away from God and the revelation he had made of himself.”


Leviticus 19:26 Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times. 

Leviticus 19:31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.

More comments from Adam Clarke:

 

“Neither seek after wizards…..To attempt to know what God has not thought proper to reveal, is a sin against his wisdom, providence, and goodness. In mercy, great mercy, God has hidden the knowledge of futurity from man, and given him hope – the expecation of future good, in its place.”

 


Dueteronomy 18:10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, 

      

  • observer of time – fortune tellers, predicters of planets, etc.
  • enchanter of times – a person who use to inspect the entrails of beast, observed flights of birds, etc and drew auguries (omens). 

 

Dueteronomy 18:11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

      

  • charmer – one who uses spells; a peculiar conjunction, as the term implies, of words, or things, tying knots, etc for the purposes of divination. This was the custom among the heathen…
  • necromancer – evokes the dead, in order to get them to disclose the secrets of the spiritual world.

 

Dueteronomy 18:12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

 

Dueteronomy 18:13 Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.

Dueteronomy 18:14 For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.

Dueteronomy 18:15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;

      

  • Prophet = Jesus Christ.

 


Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts. 

The Lord will Judge, and who will be judged unfavorably? Swift witness AGAINST sourcerers, etc…


1 Chronicles 10:13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to inquire of it; (see immediately below) 

1 Samuel 28:7 Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and inquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at Endor.

1 Samuel 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.


2 Chronicles 33:6 And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger. 


Micah 5:12 And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers: 


Nahum 3:4 Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the well favoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts. 

Nahum 3:5 Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will show the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame.


Galatians 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 

Galatians 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

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