THE TRUTH ABOUT WICCIA WITCHCRAFT......
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"... the sin of witchcraft..." —1st Samuel 15:23
Evil TV series "Charmed." Also the movie- "Witches of Eastwick" [ There were 3 well known female movie stars in this movie].
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." -2 Timothy 4:3-4
Christians Don't Understand Wicca? | Wicca's Shady Claims | Principles of Wiccan Belief
Wicca is the name, and witchcraft is the game--and the Devil is laughing his head off. It's time to examine some more Paganistic mumbo-jumbo gumbo. Into darkness we go to discover the evil force that masquerades behind the name Wicca...
Wicca witchcraft calls itself "white witchcraft". This supposedly denotes that Wiccans only do "good" witchcraft. As I see it,
•the witches in Wicca have been watching too much Bewitched,
•the witches in Wicca been watching too much I Dream of Jeannie,
•the witches in Wicca been watching too much Sabrina the Good (or Teen) Witch, and
•the witches in Wicca been watching too much Casper the Friendly Ghost.
According to the Bible, there is no such thing as a GOOD witch.
Hence, based on the Bible, ALL witches are wicked--including Wiccans. So Christian...if unholy-wood and a bunch of confused Wiccans tell you that white witches are good, who are you going to believe? Them or the Bible? Just because
•a Wiccan who believes fairy stories and legends of the Grail doesn't mean that a Wiccan is harmless or good.
•Just because Wiccans gather herbs and dance naked in the moonlight doesn't mean they are good.
•Just because Wiccans worship the Great Mother earth and are environmentalists doesn't mean that they are good or harmless.
We define good or bad in relation to the Bible and the Bible ALONE.
In this article, we are going to examine some Wiccan beliefs and practices. Any objective person will find that Wicca is made up of fables, vain imagination, paganism, blasphemy, lies, tales, hearsay, and a seemingly endless list of ceremonies, magick, Sabbats, etc. According to former Wiccan High Priest, Bill Schnoebelen, the serious practitioner of Wicca will find himself going to deeper depths which lead further into the worship of Lucifer aka Satan.
I personally hear from Wiccans, pagans, Satanists, Buddhists, etc.--in other words, I get just about every ingredient in the Devil's mumbo-jumbo gumbo. And each of these groups got something in common--Lucifer. And the remarkable thing is that many of these groups actually know him by "Lucifer" or some derivative. Lucifer means "Light-bearer". Lucifer is the Devil/Satan/that Old Serpent/the Dragon!. Lucifer and Satan are not two different entities. New Age people are always talking about light and spiritual guides. These deceived people are talking about the Devil and his devils! They are not talking with "Ascended Masters" they are talking with the Devil and his minions. People at the lower levels of these groups may not realize the role of Satan, but the higher ups most certainly do.
"But" some Wiccan witch may protest, "how can I worship Satan if I don't believe he exists?" If you ain't serving Jesus, you serving the devil de facto. The following link will take you to a page where your question will be further answered. Satan's hoofprints are all over Wicca. Here you will find two chapters of Wicca: Satan's Little White Lie.
The information on this treatise on Wicca is taken primarily from a book entitled, "Wicca: Satan's Little White Lie" by Bill Schnoebelen. This book will give insight into the web of confusion, lies, fables, myths, and deceit found in Wicca. Mr. Schnoebelen was--
"initiate into the Alexandrian Wicca on Imbolc, February 2, 1973 and made a High Priest and Magus in September of the same year. That summer his lady and he were also promoted to the High Priestly rank in the Druidic Craft of the Wise. They also helped establish a Church of All Worlds "nest" in Milwaukee and studied under Gavin and Yvonne Frost and their Church and School of Wicca. They presided over one of the oldest and largest networks of covens in the Midwest."
"Wicca: Satan's Little White Lie" page 10
Bill Schnoebelen eventually went on to Satanism.
According to Catherine Edwards Sanders, Breaking the Spell: The Hidden Traps of Wicca...
"Wiccans do not believe in sin as Christians do. They see sin as an outdated, constraining concept. Therefore, they see no need for God. Wiccan high priestess Starhawk says, 'We can now open new eyes and see there is nothing to be saved from, no struggle of life against the universe, no God outside the world, to be feared and obeyed.' Through spiritual self-improvement, Wiccans hope to reach their equivalent of heaven, called the Summerland or the Land of Eternal Youth. On the other hand, the Bible tells us that no amount of good work can get us to heaven. Through Christ alone we are saved."
Wiccan Religion Founded by a Freemason!
WICCANS SAY THAT WICCA IS OLDER THAN "CHRISTIANITY"
Wicca adherents will tell you over and over that Wicca is older than "Christianity" (not a Bible word). Witchcraft is not older than worship of the true God. It came up in OPPOSITION to the worship of the true God.
Nothing is older than the Kingdom of God. The eternal God is the Author and Finisher of His kingdom. Nothing predates Him. From the days of Adam through the present day, God has continuously built a spiritual house composed of living stones--men, women, boys and girls (see 1st Peter 2:5, Ephesians 2:20-22, 2nd Corinthians 6:16, 1st Corinthians 3:16, 6:19). These are people who have believed in Him in every age, have exercised faith in Him, and have worshipped Him. God is a builder.
Ephesians 2:19-22 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the HOUSEHOLD of God; And are built upon the FOUNDATION of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the CHIEF CORNER STONE; In whom all the BUILDING fitly FRAMED together GROWETH unto an holy TEMPLE in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an HABITATION of God through the Spirit.
The earthly father of all these stones was Adam. The lineage of Jesus Christ is traced back to Adam in Luke 3:23-38. Before Adam, there was no man...so...no, witchcraft is not older than worship of the true God. It came up in OPPOSITION to the worship of the true God.
WICCANS SAY THAT WICCA IS THE "OLD RELIGION"
Wicca as a group is not old. Wiccans believe the lies that their leaders have taught them. This should be no surprise because their father, the devil, is the "father of lies" (John 8:44). And because they have not received the love of the truth, the Lord has given them over to strong delusion that they should believe, and defend, lies. According Mr. Schnoebelen on page 11 of his book on Wicca--
"Although much of the extant literature written by witches (and Dr. Margaret Murray's work) would lead one to believe that Wicca is a survival of the ancient pagan fertility cults, especially of Northern Europe and the British Isles; there is not a shred of real historical proof for any connection between Bronze Age cults and modern witchcraft."
"...it seemed that Wicca is, in fact, a manufactured religion not much older than this century. There did not seem to be evidence for any Book of Shadows (a combined "bible" and ritual book for Wiccans) much older than the 1910's! [the BoS was probably the result of a collaboration between Gerald Gardner and the notorious Satanist Aleister Crowley, p. 22]"
Although Wicca is new, the forces behind Wicca aren't new. Wicca is the same old wicked devil worship and rejection of God. It's simply been warmed over and served to a spiritually devastated world. People would rather believe lies and do what they want to than believe the Lord and surrender to Him. Consequently they will have no peace. Jesus or hell are the only two choices.
BASICS OF WICCA:
Cult name: Wicca.
Founder: Gerald B. Gardner (1884-1964). In 1949 Gardner wrote a book entitled, "High Magic's Aid". He wrote under his witchcraft name "Scire". This novel set the tone for the myth of Wicca. Notice Wicca is based on a fictional book. According to Little White Lie--
"Gardner claimed there were covens of witches in Britain practicing not an anti-Christian religion, but a "pre-Christian" religion. This, he claimed, was called Wicca...
"This he asserted, was the "Old Religion," an animistic worship of the principals of nature and reproduction; rather like a warmed-over rehash of Fraser's anthropological chestnut, THE GOLDEN BOUGH. The gods of this Old Religion were a supreme Mother Goddess who ruled the earth, the moon, the sea, and things agricultural. Her secret name (in his coven anyway) was ARAYDA. There was also a Horned God who ruled the sun and hunting, who was variously called Herne, Cernunnos or Pan.
"Thus, Wicca was not an attack on Christianity, but was supposedly a much older religion whose gods were old when Yahweh of the Bible was in knee pants. According to Gardner, witches worshipped naked (or "skyclad" as he preferred to call it) and were matriarchal..."
Many higher level witches understand that Wicca is a compilation of myths; nevertheless, like Carl Jung they perceive that myths have a life of their own and even if they are not literally true they still have an archetypal power all their own. So a lie can be the truth. But the Bible says--
"no lie is of the truth." —1st John 2:21
Lower level initiates believe everything they hear and read and will argue you all day long that Wicca is the "Old Religion". Back to Wicca: Satan's Little White Lie--
"It is now a matter of common knowledge that much of Gardner's story is fiction. Yet, most witches aren't bothered by that. Since the seventies, many witches wanted to be totally creative and make up their religion out of their heads--without trying to make any pretentious claims about having "unbroken lines of power" back to medieval "Kings" of the witches. Most Neo-pagan groups fall into this category. They are based on myths, fantasy or even science-fiction stories."
Christian, could you imagine basing your life on science-fiction? That is straight up vain imagination. My life based on fairy stories from unholy-wood? My life based on fairy stories and legends? Basing my life on fables? But you see the scriptures have come to pass--
"And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." —2nd Timothy 4:4
Wicca didn't end with Gardner. Alex Sanders (aka "King of the Witches") came up with his own brand of Wicca but...
"By the early 70's there were dozens of traditions of Wicca; some splintered off Gardner or Sanders but most were totally original. There were ethnic witches like the Welsh Traditionalists (headed by a homosexual [sodomite], Ed Bucyzinksi), Georgian, Nordic, Sicilian Stregoi, Hispanic Brujeria and the Druidic Craft from Scotland, plus the controversial but highly successful Church of Wicca of Gavin and Yvonne Frost. (p. 17)
"There are many differences between these dozens of groups. Some worked nude, others robed. Some whipped, most didn't. Some used ritual sex or even orgies, some abstained. A few common elements can be found, though, in all Wicca and Neo-Paganism:
1.A polytheistic world-view; usually a god/goddess pair.
2.A belief in "westernized" reincarnation (no moving backward to incarnate as animals, just moving forward to be reborn as humans)
3.A shamanic worldview similar to animism (the belief that all objects have life and souls) which includes strong ecological overtones and often an openness to some drugs.
4.Most are militantly feminist and politically left-wing, even anarchistic; although there are exceptions.
5.A "do your own thing" morality, as long as it doesn't "hurt anybody." This often included free sexual activity at least within the group.
6.An "Aquarian" view of human destiny--the seed bed from which was grown much of the New Age movement--the notion that persons can evolve spiritually through their own efforts and ultimately attain either enlightenment or even godhood.
It is easy to see that with values like this, Wicca took off like a rocket among the "hippie" generation... (p. 18-19)
Overview of the group: Wicca claims to be "a back to nature" type religion that worships the sky and earth. It is goddess worship. Some of 'em proudly tote bumper stickers that say, "In Goddess We Trust". Their chief deity is the Great Mother, "Holy Mother Earth". According to Mr. Schnoebelen, there is a certain charm and nostalgic fantasy to Wicca. Wicca transports folks from the high-tech world of today to cultures past, to fantasy, to science FICTION. In other words, they are toted away from REALITY.
"Add to this intriguing stew, Satan added such notions as ecology, environmental awareness and feminism." p. 19
•Wiccans say Jesus went through individuation, meaning He embraced His "dark side" (p. 34). Jesus ain't go no dark side! He knew no sin (2 Corinthians 5:21)
•Wicca has many denominations/sects/traditions. Some are large like the Alexandrian, Gardnerian, Druidic, Welsh Traditionalist, Georgian, Dianic, and Church of Wicca. Others are as small as a single coven of 13 or family tradition.
•Satan is a Christian myth.
•Wiccans say Wicca means "wise one". Mr. Schnoebelen states that the Oxford English Dictionary defines Wicca as, "twisted, bent, or warped". Wiccan writers admit this on some level (p. 12-13). To this writer, Wicca means "wicked"!
•Satanism is just a perversion of Christianity whereas Wicca is an older, purer faith which stood on its own merits.
•Neo-pagan writer Tim ("Otter") Zell says it is an "old religion for a new age". A generation that throws off the God of the Bible is deceived enough to embrace a lie that fits in with their lusts, earth worship, spiritual voids, love of science FICTION, romanticism, and adopted legends. In other words, anything that feeds their flesh and don't mean nothing. Vain imagination is the name of the game for the duped.
•Non-witches are "cowans".
•Many Wiccans start out refusing to do any magick which would influence people against their wills. This oftentimes don't last long.
•The Wiccan Rede, is "an it harm none, do what ye will". It is perilously close to the Crowley's (a Satanist) commandment, "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law."
Satan's Hoofprints are All Over Wicca
I was a sold-out, goddess-worshipping witch!
In the Old Testament, witchcraft was punishable by death. Though this may seem like cruel and unusual punishment, it shows the attitude of God toward the sin of witchcraft. God hates it. Certainly, God loves all sinners; not their sin, but the people themselves. Jesus died for all mankind because God loves all mankind. Even the vilest sinner is offered a pardon for their sins if they'll simply come by way of the cross of Jesus Christ for forgiveness.
Exodus 22:18, "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live."
•they think their rites benefit humanity and the earth. Performed to nature deities like Pan, Diana, Cernunnos.
•performed rites of passage and initiation--Mr. Schnoebelen stood blindfolded, naked and bound at the edge of the Circle "which is placed between the worlds." He was anointed as a Priest of the Goddess and learned her secret name. "She is supposedly the One 'who was with me from the beginning, and who was attained at the end of desire.'"
•For those who would progress further in Wicca they get into a relationship with the Lord of the Underworld, the Dark Lord of Death. This Dark Lord of Death is the darker aspect of Cernunnos or Lucifer, the Horned God of Wicca. Read "Wicca: Satan's Little White Lie" for more information on the rite of "The Descent of the Goddess into the Underworld". Learn about the necklace, eternal marriage, and reincarnation in Wicca.
•As the Wiccan progresses, he is told to essentially embrace the dark side of his nature (the Bible calls it sin) just like the goddess went down to the Lord of Death. Miriam Starhawk, a leading thinker of the Wicca movement wrote,
"The depths of our beings are not all sunlit; to see clearly we must be able to dive into the dark, inner abyss and Acknowledge the creatures we may find there. p. 31
What kinda creatures are you going to find there Starhawk (always coming up with some silly names)? I'll tell you what kind--DEVILS! She knows that, but she won't call 'em by name, but I will. DEVILS!
•Satan is a Biblical myth, and a slander on the true god of light, Lucifer p. 38
•They totally disrespect the God of the Bible. p. 38-39 Sickos ?add scripture
•With the institutionalization of "Christianity" in the fourth century (Catholicism, I suppose) all the true secrets of Jesus (say He was a witch with a coven of 12 apostles--blasphemy) had been destroyed and that the true, older religion of Wicca had been driven underground.
•Lucifer (often known as Bel, Lugh, Herne, Faunus, Pan or Cernunnos) was the true God and that Satan was a boogy-man manufactured by Christians.
•In Wicca: Satan's Little White Lie, read more about--
◦bathing in ice cold stream and celebrating the March equinox naked under the stars p.7
◦dancin' around naked under the moon.
◦wild circle dances
◦dancing naked in a ring within a magick circle
◦ritual sex on solemn occasions
◦whip one another ceremonially to purify and raise the power.
Read "White Lie" for yourself and learn about the relationship between the leaders of Wicca (Gardener and Sanders) and Aleister Crowley this century's most infamous SATANIST. Crowley proclaimed himself the wickedest man in the world and Mega Therion, the Great Beast. For the importance of the Grail legend to the deceived Wiccan, see p. 235 of Lucifer Dethroned also by William Schnoebelen.
For another link exposing Wicca, go here! - http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Wicca%20&%20Witchcraft/...
"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, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 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. Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God."
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wicca's Shady Claims!
Historians and Scholars Produce New Picture of Witches and Witch Hunts, but Questions Remain
New York Times | October 22, 2005
By Peter Steinfels
It is the season of witches - cute little costumed ones crying "trick or treat" and full-grown adult ones laying claim to Halloween and recounting tales of medieval and early modern persecution.
In a search for historical roots and moral legitimacy, some feminists and many adherents of neopagan or goddess-centered religious movements like Wicca have elaborated a founding mythology in which witches and witch hunts have a central role. Witches, they claim, were folk healers, spiritual guides and the underground survivors of a pre-Christian matriarchal cult. By the hundreds of thousands, even the millions, they were the victims of a ruthless campaign that church authorities waged throughout the Middle Ages and early modern centuries to stamp out this rival, pagan religion.
Robin Briggs, an Oxford historian, is only one of many contemporary scholars rejecting this account. What unites most "common assumptions" about witches, witchcraft and witch hunts, Mr. Briggs writes in "Witches and Neighbors: The Social and Cultural Context of European Witchcraft" (Viking Penguin, 1996), is "one very marked feature," namely "that they are hopelessly wrong."
Over the last two decades or so, he and other historians, along with scholars in anthropology and psychology, have produced quite a different picture, although one leaving many questions unanswered.
Were the Middle Ages the prime period of burning witches, and church authorities the prime persecutors? That is an impression inherited from 19th-century Romantic and nationalist writers like the German folklorist Jacob Grimm and the French historian Jules Michelet.
Filtering dubious sources, including in Michelet's case some that had actually been forged, through their political agendas, they portrayed witches as personifications of popular resistance to political and religious authorities.
In fact, medieval Christianity was divided about witchcraft. Belief in magical or supernatural powers that could be manipulated for either good or evil was ubiquitous then, as it has been throughout human history and still is in many cultures. But medieval Europe was torn between that belief and theological arguments that such powers were illusory.
Thus witches were persecuted in the Middle Ages, as they were in other periods, including pre-Christian antiquity; and they were sometimes executed. Persecution, however, was relatively spotty, and penalties were often lenient. Only toward the end of the Middle Ages and especially in the century after the Reformation (1550-1650) did Europe experience eruptions of systematic witch hunting.
Yet even to speak of "Europe" is misleading. Ireland, for example, saw scarcely any executions. Nor did Portugal, and neither - apart from local outbreaks in the Basque region - did Spain . Paradoxically, one reason for the restraint in the latter two countries was the Inquisition. In the course of its preoccupation with other scapegoats like Jews and Muslims, it had developed rules of evidence that meant most accusations and even confessions of witchcraft were dismissed as delusions.
The multitude of German-speaking states and territories took the most victims, both in absolute numbers and percentages of population. Also high ranking were Switzerland, the Low Countries under Spanish rule (by secular authorities rather than the Inquisition), Bohemia, Poland , Scotland and Scandinavia.
As this list shows, persecution was the work of both Catholics and Protestants. In fact, panics about witchcraft often broke out in areas of high tension between them.
Were witch hunts the work of secular and religious authorities repressing grass-roots religious dissent? In some instances, yes. But the more common pattern was the opposite. Witch crazes were grass-roots phenomena that broke out more readily where the authorities were weak.
About 80 percent of the victims of these witch hunts were women, especially the poor, the aged and the widowed. Women, it should be noted, were also prominent among the accusers and the witnesses; sometimes trials revealed deadly competition: one midwife or woman convinced of her spiritual powers trying to do in a rival practitioner.
But clearly, patriarchy and misogyny were major factors. Yet patriarchy and misogyny were no less present in areas where witch crazes never occurred; and in areas like Scandinavia, the Balkans, the Baltic countries and Russia, high percentages of the accused were men.
"Accused witches were young, old, male, female, child, adult, poor, rich," writes Diarmaid MacCulloch in "The Reformation," a comprehensive history published by Penguin last year. One can assume, of course, that the rich, the male and the female with a husband surely had much better chances of defending themselves.
And, finally, how many victims were there? "For witchcraft and sorcery between 1400 and 1800, all in all, we estimate something like 50,000 legal death penalties," writes Wolfgang Behringer in "Witches and Witch-Hunts" (Polity, 2004). He estimates that perhaps twice as many received other penalties, "like banishment, fines or church penance."
Other recent estimates range from 40,000 to 100,000 executions over those early modern centuries. These remain appalling numbers, even when put in the context of the far greater numbers killed in religious wars and the fact that resort to capital punishment was at one of its high points in European history.
No one should underestimate the cruelty these numbers represent. "Witchfinders," Malcolm Gaskill's full-blooded account, just published by Harvard University Press, of the most notorious witch hunt in English history, makes that clear in engrossing detail.
But contemporary historians bridle at the huge numbers that have become part of the witch hunt mythology-and the implicit or explicit comparisons to the Nazi campaign of genocide. Professor Behringer traced the estimate of nine million victims back to wild projections made by an 18th-century anticlerical from 20 files of witch trials. The figure worked its way into 19th-century texts, was taken up by Protestant polemicists during the anti-Catholic Kulturkampf in Germany, then adopted by the early 20th-century German neopagan movement and, eventually, by anti-Christian Nazi propagandists.
In the United States, the nine million figure appeared in the 1978 book "Gyn/Ecology" by the influential feminist theoretician Mary Daly, who picked it up from a 19th-century American feminist, Matilda Gage.
Do such unfounded myths do anyone any good? Certainly many feminists, including some identifying themselves as neopagans, agree with contemporary historians about the answer: No.
Principles Of Wiccan Belief
"...the sin of witchcraft..." —Samuel 15:23
by David J. Stewart
Seventy three Witches founded the Council of American Witches in 1974. In April of that year, at the Spring Witchmeet in Minneapolis, MN, (1974-April 11th to 14th), they adopted the following document. At the time, Wicca and other Neopagan religions were greatly misunderstood in North America. This document helped to set the record straight. Led by chairman Carl Llewellyn Weschcke (who later went on to found Llewellyn Publications, the largest Pagan publishing house to date) the Council issued the Principles of Wiccan Belief in an effort to unite the pagan community and educate the rest of the world as to what the witches were really up to. The witches council disbanded later that same year.
The thirteen statements are necessarily vague. They do not precisely and completely match any one Witchcraft tradition. But they do provide an introduction to the full range of belief systems called "Wicca."
Here are the Principles of Wiccan Belief. I will refute these principles of witchcraft with the Word of God. I am a born-again Christian. My God is the Lord Jesus Christ. The best way to expose darkness is to shine the Light of God's Word (Psalm 119:105, "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path).
My words of refute and all Scriptures will be in red type.
The Principles of Wiccan Belief
The Council of American Witches finds it necessary to define modern Witchcraft in terms of the American experience and needs.
We are not bound by traditions from other times and other cultures, and owe no allegiance to any person or power greater than the Divinity manifest though our own being.
As American Witches, we welcome and respect all life-affirming teachings and traditions, and seek to learn from all and to share our learning within our Council.
It is in this spirit of welcome and cooperation that we adopt these few principles of Wiccan belief. In seeking to be inclusive, we do not wish to open ourselves to destruction of our group by those on self-serving power trips, or to philosophies and practices contradictory to these principles. In seeking to exclude those whose ways are contradictory to ours, we do not want to deny participation with us to any who are sincerely interested in our knowledge and beliefs, regardless of race, color, sex, age, national or cultural origins, or sexual preference.
We practice rites to attune ourselves with the natural rhythm of life forces marked by the phases of the Moon and the seasonal quarters and cross-quarters.
"Wicca is a living faith that reveres the forces of the Divine manifest in nature. By attuning our Selves to the natural rhythm of the cycles of life, death and regeneration, we are not only achieving balance in our lives and bodies, but also striving to attain equilibrium and harmony. The Phases of the Moon remind us to turn our thoughts inward each month and evaluate our psyches, while the Solar holidays are focused more on matters of life and community. The eight Sabbats are much like the Stations of the Cross of Christianity, marking the life cycle of the God on His journey from birth to sacrifice, and resurrection, each with its own lesson to teach us through meditation and attunement."
"When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. 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, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 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." -Deuteronomy 18:9-12
The Word of God forbids being an "observer of times." God gave us the stars to light the night sky, not for us to practice astrology or witchcraft. It is a sin to worship the moon or to include the moon in worship...
"And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven." -Deuteronomy 4:19
Witches worship the moon...
"Wicca continued their predominately Moon based worship, even as a mainly Sun-based faith of priests, the Druids, developed and evolved into the dominant religion of the Celts. By this time, Celtic society had gradually spread across Northern Europe into what is now England, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland etc. They never formed a single political entity, but remained as many tribes who shared a common culture and religions.
We recognize that our intelligence gives us a unique responsibility toward our environment. We seek to live in harmony with Nature, in ecological balance offering fulfillment to life and consciousness within an evolutionary concept.
"As Wiccans and Witches we are all too aware of the interconnectedness of all things. With this knowledge we are presented with a unique opportunity to create and manifest change. With this being true, it is nearly impossible for us not to feel a duty to protect and nurture the very environment that we are sustained by. Many Wiccans are active conservationists and do more than their fair share to reduce waste and recycle, while also encouraging local governments to pay attention to environmental issues. By living in harmony with Nature, we are showing respect for the gifts of the Divine."
Wiccans use their concern for the environment as a lure for recruiting young people into the occult. The Public school system continues teaching children about the importance of recycling and the environment, while never a word is said about the evils of abortion. As a result, the holocaust of America's children continues. Is the abortion industry one big occult sacrifice? Tragically, public school children are attracted by Wicca's commitment to protecting the earth. We need to protect the children first by keeping them away from witchcraft.
We acknowledge a depth of power far greater than is apparent to the average person. Because it is far greater than ordinary, it is sometimes called “supernatural, ” but we see it as lying within that which is naturally potential to all.
"Since the dawn of time Witches have been working with so-called “supernatural” forces, and while these energies cannot be seen, or at times even understood, their origins are by no means “above (or outside of) nature” as the term may imply. The unseen forces that hold our very Universe together are in fact the most natural forces there are. Science has only recently begun to catch up to what the wise men and women have known for centuries. Modern physics has done much to prove the existence of these unseen forces that we refer to as magick; one need only research and understand, for physics is the way the Universe works, and thus the mechanics of advanced magickal theory."
The writer of the above statement fails to make a distinction between the powers of God and the powers of Satan. It is the power of God (Jesus Christ) that holds the universe together (Colossians 13-17). Those "supernatural" forces mentioned above are the powers of Satan...
"To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me." -Acts 26:18
We conceive of the Creative Power in the Universe as manifesting through polarity – as masculine and feminine – and that this same creative Power lives in all people, and functions through interaction of the masculine and feminine. We value neither above the other, knowing each to be supportive of the other. We value sexuality as pleasure, as the symbol and embodiment of Life, and as one of the sources of energies used in magickal practice and religious worship.
"A bit of background should be covered here to fully explain the complexities of the deceptively simple Article IV. The Higher Power, Creative Force, Collective Unconscious, Divinity, or by whatever name you refer to it, is a vast expanse so unfathomable that the human mind could never truly comprehend it. After all, consider the vast expanse of our solar system, then our galaxy, and now our universe. Not easy to fully fathom, and yet the Higher Power is still beyond all these things.
To cope with connecting to a Higher Power with no gender, face, or determining factors, human beings have assigned these things to it instead. How hard would it be to pray to a vast expanse of energy with no form or delineation? We connect to the divine by seeing it the way we see ourselves, or as what we’d like to become. We assign names, features, and stories to aspects of divinity to help us connect.
As Wiccans we perceive the Divine as manifesting through polarity, masculine and feminine aspects, or a God and a Goddess. Now this particular theory has sparked a hot little debate in the Pagan world. There are certain sects that only revere the Goddess while neglecting the God and vice versa, and there are some that claim the idea of polarity is sexist and unfriendly to the gay and lesbian communities, but both of these ideologies have major issues.
The first of these issues being that Creation cannot exist without opposing complementary forces, i.e. masculine/feminine, yin/yang, active/passive. The Goddess could not exist without the God, nor could the God without the Goddess. Both are necessary for creation. Without one there is no other, only stagnation. Thus we strive to value neither above the other, recognizing their unique roles in the creation cycle.
The second issue is that the view of polarity is discriminatory towards the gay and lesbian communities, placing a higher level of importance on heterosexual couples while relegating homosexual love to the sidelines. Nothing could be farther from the truth, and in fact this is outlined by the very Principles themselves. The creative forces of masculine and feminine are inherent in all people and creation. The union of masculine and feminine is not simply something to be strived for through copulation, but by the Hieros Gamos or sacred marriage, of the masculine and feminine forces within each of us. Without the union of opposing complementary forces, one cannot achieve equilibrium and harmony with the Universe. As Wiccans, we value sex as a symbol of the creative forces and a celebration of the manifestation of the Divine, and thus as one of the most powerful catalysts for magick. As the Goddess reminds us in her Charge, “all acts of love and pleasure are my rituals….”
The main theory we need to remember with Article IV is referred to as henotheism, a term defined as the devotion to a single god while accepting the existence of other gods, originally coined by Friedrich Max Müller, a German Orientalist and forerunner of Indian studies who pioneered the discipline of comparative religions. What this means to us as Wiccans is simply this: that the God and Goddess are not two coins, but are two faces of the same coin. All aspects of divinity are as leaves on a tree; by touching them we are in fact touching the tree (of unfathomable super-consciousness) of which they are a part."
Wiccans adhere to the ancient Chinese occultic principles of Yin and Yang. "Yin" being the female aspect of power, and "Yang" being the masculine. These are taught to be the two great powers of the universe that hold everything together. The interaction of the two powers produce "Chi"...which is a state of harmony if Yin and Yang are balanced. From this basic concept arises hundreds of false religions: Yoga, Taoism, Dualism, Wicca, Feng shui, New Age, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.
Of course, Yin and Yang are demonic powers because they are not of God. Yin and Yang are not taught in the Word of God. The Bible strictly forbids us from practicing the "curious arts" of darkness (Acts 19:19). Deuteronomy 6:4 proclaims that there is only one Living God, not a balance of multiple powers. Yin and Yang are used by the occult to propagate the heresy of pantheism, the belief that God is nothing more than the energy contained in everything in the world. This is the belief of the New Age religion, that we can all become gods through enlightenment and occult powers.
There are no absolutes in Yin-Yang, just as there are no absolutes in Wicca. The term "sin" is not recognized by Wiccans. Rather, it is disregarded as a "Christian" term. Wiccans live by the law: "An it harm none, do what thou wilt." In other words, if it's not going to hurt anyone...anything goes. As you can imagine, such a philosophy is the platform for all types of sexual immorality and wickedness. Of course, Wiccans don't recognize the term "wicked" either, so their whole concept of right and wrong is relative at best because it varies from pagan to pagan. Please notice again in Article IV above that sexual pleasure is specified as a source of energy during their RELIGIOUS WORSHIP!
We recognize both outer worlds and inner, or psychological worlds – sometimes known as the Spiritual World, the Collective Unconscious, the Inner Planes, etc – and we see in the interaction of these two dimensions the basis for paranormal phenomena and magickal exercises. We neglect neither dimension for the other, seeing both as necessary for our fulfillment.
"As Wiccans we believe in the existence of both physical and “astral” or “otherworldly” planes of being, and just as both aspects of polarity are necessary for existence, we should place no higher value on one plane than another. Too often new Witches have fallen victim to the siren’s song of the Otherworld to the detriment of their health and livelihood. It is possible to meditate oneself into malnutrition, though obviously not advised. The body is the temple of the soul, and we must remember that while we may by 98% energy, we must still play by the rules of the physical realm if we mean to survive here. Harmony and Balance are the keys here, to build and enhance one’s spiritual and physical self simultaneously is the utmost goal."
The "Otherworld" referred to are the demonic forces of Satan. Although Wiccans vehemently deny that Satan exists, and are quick to point out that "Satan" is only a Christian term, the TRUTH does not change just because Wiccans reject it. The Word of God (not Christians), proclaims that their is indeed a devil...Satan...the prince of darkness...Lucifer! Wiccans keep blaming Christians and disregarding the Word of God as rubbish. Ironically, Wiccans worship many deities, including "Pan," the Greek horned god. It is from Pan's horns that the modern image of a devil with horns was conceived. So Wiccans are worshipping a false god (Pan, from which the modern devil originated), while simultaneously denying the existence of Satan altogether. Talk about confused people!
We do not recognize any authoritarian hierarchy, but do honor those who teach, respect those who share their greater knowledge and wisdom, and acknowledge those who have courageously given of themselves in leadership.
"Wicca does not recognize a central authority for the entire faith, as all groups are autonomous to retain the spontaneous mystery-based origins of our religion. That being established, we do revere and honor those who have dedicated their lives to the service of the gods and respect the sacrifices and contributions they have made for the advancement of our religion as a whole."
Why no headquarters? If witchcraft is so legitimate, then why can't you get enough witches together to build a legitimate organization? The Council of American Witches didn't even make it into the next year, but disbanded by the end of 1974. It appears that witchcraft is a house divided. Why all the secrecy? I'll tell you why...because then the public would see the works of darkness for what they are. Christianity is upfront and bold, whereas the occult hides like rats in the dark, afraid of the Light.
We see religion, magick, and wisdom-in-living as being united in the way one views the world and lives within it – a world view and philosophy of life we identify as Witchcraft, or the Wiccan Way.
"The Council of American Witches defines their idea guidepost as the Wiccan Way, incorporating religion (spiritual devotion), magick (personal power and responsibility for ones actions and environment), and wisdom-in-living (the application of the knowledge of these concepts to everyday life). The harmony of these concepts is the key to progression."
There's that word "magick" again. When the witches speak of "religion," they mean anything other than Biblical Christianity. Witches HATE Bible-believing, Christ-honoring Christians. Why? Because we expose them with the Bible. Think about this...what do the witches have to expose Christians? Wiccans have no holy book, no written doctrine, no divine law...just the Principles of Wiccan Belief from 1974.
Calling oneself “Witch” does not make a Witch – but neither does heredity itself, or the collection of titles, degrees, and initiations. A Witch seeks to control the forces within him/herself that make life possible in order to live wisely and well, without harm to others, and in harmony with Nature.
"A Witch is not a Witch by title alone. Being a Witch has little to do with flashy cloaks and fancy ritual tools, or who’s got the bigger wand or longer title. To be a Witch is to live in harmony with the forces within and without, controlling ones emotions and natural abilities while positively influencing your own environment without detriment to others. A Witch is not simply the child of a Witch or a person with a Grand High Poobah degree in Sorcery. A Witch is the magus of his or her own destiny."
If you seek out occult energies, then you're a witch according to the Bible.
We acknowledge that it is the affirmation and fulfillment of life, in a continuation of evolution and development of consciousness, that gives meaning to the Universe we know, and to our personal role within it.
"The vast expanse of the Universe can seem empty and barren without the knowledge that life is a precious gift from our Creator. By placing emphasis on living life to its fullest and most glorious potential, experiencing all that we can both intellectually and through the senses, we shine a light in the darkness; we give meaning to the void."
In other words, they don't know what they believe but they're working on it.
Our only animosity toward Christianity, or toward any other religion or philosophy-of-life, is to the extent that its institutions have claimed to be “the one true right and only way” and have sought to deny freedom to others and to suppress other ways of religious practices and beliefs.
"This is one article in particular that we could all use a refresher on from time to time. How often have the self-proclaimed enlightened ones in our community been heard late at night around a fire circle griping about those “damned Southern Baptists” and how evil those demonic Christians are? We are not only not practicing what we preach, but also manifesting negativity in the name of egotism.
Despite its present politics, Christianity has many valuable life lessons to learn (cf. principles preamble, paragraph three). Our only regret is that religious zealots have been preaching their doctrine as the only path to salvation for centuries, and this is true of many faiths, not Christianity alone. Many Pagans are guilty of this as well. Fundamentalism is dangerous in anyone’s hands, no matter the doctrine being preached."
Like it or not, John 14:6 proclaims...
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
Jesus Christ is the ONLY Way to heaven!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As American Witches, we are not threatened by debates on the history of the Craft, the origins of various terms, the legitimacy of various aspects of different traditions. We are concerned with our present, and our future.
"How many times have you heard the claim that Wicca is the oldest religion in the world? Well, newsflash, folks - it isn’t! Wicca as we know it has only been around since the late 1950’s, although it does draw from the religions of the past. And guess what? The truth really will set you free. There’s no sense in ignoring the facts that Gerald Gardner and Aleister Crowley shared communications and that many Wiccan rituals are derivatives from Masonic rites. It’s our history, and debate it all you want, it won’t change where we are today or where we plan to go."
You have every reason to be concerned...
"In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord..." -2nd Thessalonians 1:8,9
We do not accept the concept of “absolute evil, ” nor do we worship any entity known as “Satan” or “the Devil” as defined by Christian Tradition. We do not seek power through the suffering of others, nor do we accept the concept that personal benefits can only be derived by denial to another.
"Wiccan theology acknowledges that all things possess both greater and lesser qualities, and the potential for positive and negative actions and reactions. Thus the concept of absolute “good” or “evil” is an alien ideology. True Witches know that power comes from within, and from the choosing of our own destiny, not from using influence to dominate others."
Just as with the occult forces of Yin and Yang, Wiccans don't believe in any absolutes. Thus, their entire concept of right and wrong is relative. Please notice again in Article IV above that sexual pleasure is specified as a source of energy during their RELIGIOUS WORSHIP! Sexual sins and immorality as not viewed as sinful within Wiccan circles. Hence, Wiccans have a TOTAL disregard for God's absolute laws...the Word of God. The truth is intolerant. 1 + 1 = 2. Now you can say that 1 + 1 = 3, but it will NEVER be the truth. Wicca is of the devil, whether Wiccans want to acknowledge Satan's power or not. The Bible clearly reveals that Satan and his followers cloak themselves to appear as angels of light...
"For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works." -2nd Corinthians 11:13-15
We work within Nature for that which is contributory to our health and well-being.
The Principles of Wiccan Belief are by far a set of the most deceptively simple, most powerful (and most overlooked) articles in Wiccan history. By acknowledging and accepting these simple principles and incorporating them into our daily lives, we are actively making an effort to better our psyches, and by turning from a wayward path strewn with misconceptions about the very religion we profess to practice, we are able, at last, to find our way back to the center."
Wiccans worship nature, especially the moon. Just as Satan cannot emit any light of his own, the moon cannot produce any light of its own. Just as the moon reflects the light of the sun, so does Satan reflect the light of the Son. The moon represents Satan, the god of light. The moon only "appears" to emit it's own light. Likewise, Satan "appears" to be a spirit of truth, but he is a liar of all liars! The Bible reveals that the devil's followers "appear" to have the truth, but they do NOT. If you want the truth, then you must accept the absolute FINAL AUTHORITY of God's Precious Word...the 1611 King James Bible.
END NOTE: I do NOT hate any witches or pagans. I DO hate the occult and all the demonic powers of Satan at work within the occult. Why? Simply because witchcraft and paganism are roads to hell-fire and damnation. God loves ALL people (John 3:16). Jesus died for ALL people (1st John 2:2). God wants ALL people to repent, and no one to perish (2nd Peter 3:9). If you don't believe upon Jesus Christ to forgive your sins, then you will be sentenced to the lake of fire (Revelation 20:11-15). Please read the Scriptures below about a pagan in the Bible who came to his senses and believed upon Jesus Christ to be saved. You can be saved too, just like Simon the [former] Sorcerer.
"But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God. And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Then Simon himself believed also..." -Acts 8:9-13
"...the sin of witchcraft..." —Samuel 15:23
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Christians Don't Understand Wicca?
by David J. Stewart
I have received several e-mails lately from pagans and Wiccans accusing me of ignorance about Wicca. They tell me to go to websites such as www.witchvox.com to educate myself. Well, I have been to witchvox and I have studies their beliefs. One of the biggest criticisms I receive from the Wicca witches is that they don't believe in Satan and that I'm totally out of the ballpark to even associate them with Satan. The pagan witches teach that Christians created the devil, and even the term "pagan."
Wiccans blame Christians for creating all the distortions about what Wicca is really all about. For a Biblical overview of what Wicca is truly about, please read Wicca (neo-paganism). According to Wiccans, the Devil is only a boogeyman created by Christians to scare the world. Wicca teaches that Lucifer is the true god, the god of light and goodness. They also hold dear, Pan, unquestionably the most revered of their gods.
May I say, Wicca is of the Devil. Wicca witchcraft is Satanic to the core, straight out of the pits of Hell. Just because Wicca witches want to discredit the Bible and eliminate the clear teachings of Scripture doesn't mean that it is so. Listen to what the Bible teaches...
"For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist."
—2nd John 1:7
Wiccans are deceivers and antichrists! Wiccan witches teach that there are hundreds of deities that can be worshipped, but Jesus Christ is NOT one of them. The Bible teaches that there is ONLY ONE GOD (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10,11). Wiccans are idolaters. Wicca has no place for the Lord Jesus Christ nor the Word of God. Wiccans try to deceive the masses by claiming that they don't believe in Satan, so how can they be Satanic? This logic only applies within the Wicca cult itself, but not in reality.
The entire premise of Wicca's white witchcraft is that the Bible is NOT true. I believe that the King James Bible is the preserved, infallible, inerrant, inspired Word of God. The Bible teaches that believers were first called "Christians" at Antioch by the heathen (Acts 11:26). Just as Wiccans claim that Christians were the first to call them "pagans," so also it was the pagans who first called born-again believers "Christians." I am a born-again believer and I believe that the King James Bible is God's Word. Jesus is the Savior and I have trusted Him to forgive my sins and take me to Heaven.
"Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son."
—1st John 2:22
Everything about Wicca witchcraft goes contrary to the Bible. There is no way to deal with your sins in Wicca. Where does Wicca address the fact that we are sinners in need of forgiveness? Nowhere! Wicca is a false religion, damning the souls of it's followers to Hell. Wiccans can accuse Christians of being ignorant concerning their beliefs, but it is simply not true. I realize that Wiccans don't believe in Satan; but Christians certainly DO because the Bible says there is a Devil. It is NOT about Christians being the enemies of Wicca; it is about the Bible, the Word of God, being the enemy of Wicca. Wiccans like to target Christians with their propaganda, while they avoid challenging the irrefutable Word of God. Not one spade-full of archeologist's dirt has ever disproved the Bible. Science has not disproved the Bible. History has not disproved the Bible. Wicca has no solid rock upon which their house is built, but is rather built upon uncertain sand. The Christian's faith is built upon the rock solid Word of God and the Lord Jesus Christ (Revelation 19:13).
It is not my ignorance of Wicca that causes me to say that "Wicca is Satanic," it is my knowledge of the Word of God. Wiccans tell on themselves when they declare that Lucifer is the god of light...
"And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light." —2nd Corinthians 11:14
I plead with you in Jesus' name to depart from Wicca's works of darkness. Wicca is a certain path to eternal destruction in the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:15). Wicca is Satanic! Wiccans can deny this allegation all they want to, but they are certainly of the Devil, their master. Satan is a woeful deceiver...
"And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." —Revelation 12:9
Satan has deceived the WHOLE WORLD (1st John 5:19). Ninety-eight percent of the world's masses are bound for Hell without Jesus Christ. Catholicism is a lie of the Devil. Islam is a lie of the Devil. Buddhism is a lie of the Devil. Mormonism is a lie of the Devil. Religious diversity is a lie of the Devil. Wicca is a lie of the Devil. Freemasonry is a lie of the Devil. Atheism is a lie of the Devil. New Age is a lie of the Devil. ONLY through Jesus Christ can anyone obtain the forgiveness of sins and go to Heaven (Acts 4:10-12). This is not just what Christians teach, it is what the Bible teaches. Either you believe the Bible or you don't. Have you been deceived?
Wicca is all about Satanism. Although Wicca does not practice the type of Satanism associated with such groups as the Church of Satan (who openly declare Satan's existence), Wicca does practice it's own version of Satanism (which sees Lucifer as good and undeserving of the title "Satan"). Either way, Wiccans and Satanists worship the same master. Lucifer is a two-time loser, cast out of Heaven and soon to be cast into Hell forever. Lucifer is the Devil, Satan, the Beast. Would it satisfy the godless Witches if I said that Wicca is all about Luciferianism? Whether Lucifer or Satan, it is the SAME evil spirit... old smut face himself. This is my response to the foolish accusations from Wiccans that Christians are ignorant of what Wicca believes. Christians are NOT ignorant of Wiccan witchcraft, we're just not going to recognize your lies and distortions of the Word of God. Satan is a DECEIVER! Deceitfulness is the hallmark of Lucifer, Satan.
Satan works his lying wonders and fools the masses, but we are NOT fooled...
"Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." —2nd Thessalonians 2:9,10
I am sickened as I watch FOX Lies (news) on the TV. The masses have been lied to about everything from 911 to Roman Catholicism, from the Oklahoma City Bombing to Iraq. George W. Bush is a man of lying wonders, as is Bill Clinton and others. Wicca is also a LIE of the Devil. Satan is a master counterfeiter, a wolf in sheep's clothing. Please don't be deceived my friend, the Word of God strongly condemn witchcraft and idolatry (1st Samuel 15:23). There is NO goodness in serving the Devil through Wicca, only a road to destruction paved with good intentions....
"There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." —Proverb 16:25
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