Christians why is it bad to use witchcraft and alchemy?

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my dad said that alchemy( old chemistry) and witchcraft are off limits. if I use them my soul will be offered to Satan. I am also a christian but I wanted to try alchemy

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  1. Well, I am a Christian, and I recently started watching “Fullmetal Alchemist”. No surprise to everyone, but I got so confused when I watched the first episode, is alchemy a sin if you use it? Please help! I haven’t done any alchemy of course, I’m just so curious!

  2. So, I’m guessing you want to learn Alchemy because of Fullmetal Alchemist, am I right? From what I have researched, it depends on what you do. Deuteronomy 18: 9-12 says nothing about using alchemy, but instead witchcraft and black magic. Quote: “When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. 10 Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, 11 or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. 12 Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord; because of these same detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you.” However, anything can be a sin if done with wrong intentions. If you build a car, that’s not a sin, unless you build it to murder or commit crimes, or hurt others. Same, I believe, with alchemy. If you want to do it to help the world grow and the human race live better, sure, try it! But, if you just want to expand your knowledge, and use it selfishly, then that’s wrong. It all depends on your choice. If you want to use it to gain wealth for yourself, or rule the world, then you will commit sins. Same goes with science, or math, or taking out the trash. Live life with good intentions. I think this is a lesson that you may have needed to learn.

  3. Just read your bible and seek the one true God if you are a real Christian you will want to follow Jesus Christ and not the world. As Christians we are not to entertain these kinds of thoughts in our mind we are called according to God’s purpose. How is it God’s purpose for us to dabble in things that He calls abominations.

  4. Depends on what you value more, Gods world or Mans world? If you can not live without a hobby and put that hobby before god then you are in Sin! I believe one can advance his or her knowledge in every aspect of life without offending god by simply being humble before god. What is it you hope to gain from learning alchemy? Secret to life? Elixirs of health and healing? Wealth? Or to simply advance your knowledge and understanding of nature? To be like or to try and be like god is vanity and a sin. To help your fellow man and help heal the sick through faith, nature, science as a combo is not a sin! So what is your intent for learning Alchemy? If your serious about learning you can go to many school and learn professional alchemy. But if its for yourself and you want just the knowledge to help you and your fellow man out, then seek books on the art and private academy’s that teach. I for one am a christian but do not believe in organized religion. So i have no religious order to tell me what a sin is and what a sin isn’t compared to the sins some organized religions keep hidden and concealed. On day of judgement you will be judged by god not man!

  5. Sooo… is alchemy bad to do if your cristan please tell me i wont to know! I have been watching full metal alchemist and I thought it looked real cool and if alchemy is real I want to do it UNLESS if its against god. If it is I wnt nothin to do with it. on the other hand… I read all the responses and adam said “its niether good or bad its what the persons intentions are” but people said its good and bad, I WANT THE REAL TRUTHFULL ANWSER!

    • God judges you not man. So what you do in doing alchemy and how it impacts your faith is whats at stake. Simply learning is not harming but performing said actions that may harm may impact your faith and standing with god. If your in a organized religion they may forbid it as a bi-law of the church using scripture to back up there points but remember the bi-laws of a church are written by man not god. The holy scriptures are whats said and spoken by god. Be careful not to confuse old testament for new and read carefully what Jesus had to say about old testament. If your wanting to learn alchemy to open your mind to positive values then to your conscience should you seek the answer to your question. If your seeking Alchemy to practice and learn dark arts then the answer is right in front of you!

  6. You guys are all wrong alchemy is netheir good or evil it depends on what your intentions are. It’s preatty much like a car , the car itself it’s netheir good or evil it is the persons intentions what matter. Who don’t we know religion was invented by an crazy old guy. :b

  7. I am worried about the great relationship that alchemy is sharing with witchcraft, either way witchcraft uses alchemy… I am just worried since (symbols tell more than words) the symbol for medicine in a rod with 2 snakes, or a rod with a snake and a cup… Our medicine is created with herbs and other natural sources… How do I know that my medicine is ritual free, or how do I know that alchemy or any kind of science that heals us is good?
    Please answer if alchemy ( as in the REAL alchemy) has odd things that can be proven to be wrong in the bible, this would helpl me!

  8. But……….. Being methodist i have learned the god knows everything you do before you do it. And that he planned everything out for you down to the last detail. is just trying alchemy once so bad, if god planned our lives for us, doesnt that mean he planned for those of us who do try it, well doesnt that mean he planned us trying it too????
    SO WHAT IS THE ANSWER< IM SOOOO CURIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. I was born in to my religion of a Christian church and have a strong testimony of the gospel doctrines and principals along with Jesus is the Christ and Messiah and our Father in Heaven is God over the universe and his son is Jesus.
    I have played “Alchemy” since 1998 off and on from Pop cap.com and for me it is harmless in as much as there is no evilness. It is a game of strategy and it sharpens your mind. Now on the other side of the coin, anything we do for hours and hours is not good as we should limit our activities and be doing a list of homework, chores, game time, family home evening, etc. Even too much sunshine is not good… I think you get my drift. So pop cap has a version of Alchemy that you can play for an hour for free. There may be some other sites that offer it for free all the time. Hope this has helped you. P.S I’m in my 60’s and retired and still enjoy playing it.

  10. Atheist here, may I answer? It’s the 13th Commandment, found in Exodus 22:18 –Thou shall not suffer a witch to live . God says it pretty simply. Got a witch? Kill her.

  11. alchemy is false science……witchcraft is the worship of things against God…..
    why would you want to worship a being that is constantly looking for your distruction?
    does it have a romanitic side to you?
    if satan is an enemy to God, we should have nothing to do with him or his means of worship…..
    if you are a chrsitian…..then you should be anti alchemy and anti witchcraft…
    jean

  12. It is presumptuous to attempt to control God or his Creation by cursing people or divining the future or all those other things.
    Changing lead into gold isn’t too bad, but creating a potion of immortality (or trying to) is counter to living a virtuous life.

  13. If you can discover how to use the philosopher’s stone to convert lead into gold my friend, then by all means, get rich! Good luck with that.

  14. LOL! You can only pretend to use Witchcraft. Alchemy-depending. Not in the “dark magic” kind of way. It’s fine to pretend. I’m an atheist that used to be a Christian-I used to not be allowed to have Halloween, but you know-changes. LOLZ!!! If you can do this I’ll be waiting for the news report.
    p.s
    Avada Kedavra!

  15. Think to yourself WWJD ( would would Jesus do) i dont think he would try anything to defye Gods will so dont do it. if you know your soul will be offered to the Satan why do it and burn in hell for iternity instead make the right choice.

  16. Witchcraft has fuck all to do with the devil.
    In fact, many Christian priests in their days dabbled in witchcraft, via forms of Divination. Strictly forbidden by the church, but look into the history of the likes of Thomas Acquinas and the like.
    It’s seen as bad only because the bible tells you as such. It is a way of demonifying old religions to make the new one more appealing.

  17. Christians are against Alchemy and Witchcraft and Sorcery for many reasons, but the main one is that they believe the Only person who should have powers is God and/or Jesus. It’s pretty much why they don’t like Science, but when you really think about it Praying or going to church is a kind of witchcraft and cult in a way. Also people who ‘worship’ Satin don’t worship him because he is Evil, they believe that Jesus let Satan back into heaven and gave him all his powers so he could carry the burden…

  18. The Old and New Testaments treat witchcraft as an evil, rebellious, and loathsome practice. Those who practiced it were not tolerated. ?Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live,? (Exodus 22:18).
    Moses cautioned the children of Israel: ?When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable way of the nations there. Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord, and because of these detestable practices the Lord your God will drive those nations before you. You must be blameless before the Lord your God. The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination. But as for you, the Lord has not permitted you to do so? (Deuteronomy 18:9-14).
    With respect to the evil kind Manasseh who reigned in Jerusalem fifty five years the Bible states: ?He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, followed the detestable practices of the nations the Lord had driven out before the Israelites? (2 Chronicles 33:2). ?He sacrificed his sons in the fire in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, practiced sorcery, divination and witchcraft, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the Lord, provoking him to anger? (2 Chronicles 33:6).
    When Samuel reproved King Saul, he compared rebellion to the sin of divination and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Witchcraft includes both divination and idolatry. ?For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has rejected you as king? (1 Samuel 23). If Saul was rejected by God for rebellion and arrogance so will a modern day person who practices or permits himself or herself to be entertained by witchcraft and idolatry.
    The Living Bible clearly addresses the fate of those who delve or as C. S. Lewis labeled ?lust? for the occult: ?The Lord has rejected you because you welcome foreigners from the East who practice magic and communicate with evil spirits? (Isaiah 2:6). ?Crawl into the caves in the rocks and hide in terror from his glorious majesty, for the day is coming when your proud looks will be brought low; the Lord alone will be exalted. On that day the Lord of Hosts will move against the proud and haughty and bring them to dust? All the glory of mankind will bow low; the pride of men will like in the dust, and the Lord alone will be exalted. And all idols will be utterly abolished and destroyed? (Isaiah 2:10-18).
    Paul in Galatians 5:19-21 ascribes witchcraft as a deed of the flesh. ?Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy, drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.? It is interesting to note that Paul?s warning is to the churches of Galatia whose members are already Christians. They are warned that by engaging in sinful conduct they would not inherit the kingdom of God. The warning is to those who have accepted Christ. The modern day Christian who is entertained or allows his or her children to be entertained and/or participate in the works of the flesh, which includes witchcraft, should give serious heed to this warning.
    White magic and black magic are not acceptable in Christianity and there is no such thing as ?cheap grace?. Christ died on the cross to forgive us for our sins, yet there is no excuse to take sin lightly. Engaging in any sin including sorcery opens one to demonic oppression and with persistent sinful conduct possession.
    One cannot rationalize that one is not engaged in witchcraft but merely being entertained by books or movies whose characters participate in witchcraft, even though the protagonists are ?good? witches.
    The protagonist Harry Potter in the best selling Harry Potter series of books and current movie attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to become a wizard. Harry and his friends are taking classes in casting spells, magical drafts and potions, transfiguration, history of magic, magical theory etc? They are learning to become ?good? wizards and witches. Evil is represented by the ?Dark Side,? reminiscent of the ?Dark Side? of the Force in ?Star Wars,? and embodied (or disembodied and seeking to re-embody) in Voldemort, the evil wizard who killed Harry?s parents.
    Harry is characterized as an average boy who has been oppressed by his very normal aunt and uncle and his cousin, reminiscent of Cinderella?s oppression at home. The very normal family members are exaggeratedly oppressive.
    From a Christian paradigm the problem with H

  19. You will be entering into what satan does. You may get into something that you can’t easily get out of. Beware of witchcraft. You open yourself up to satan and devil worship.

  20. Seeing as a spell is nothing more than a ritualized prayer with props, of which the Christians do even more bizarre and in my opinion revolting. Ie, eating the body of Jesus and drinking his blood. How gross is that, no matter the context, cannibalism is a revolting concept.
    It is not bad, it is the typical trick of vilifying the competition. 😉
    Practicing Shaman… quantum physics rocks.

  21. Learn chemistry instead of alchemy…it will be a better and more practical use of your time, trust me
    Learn physics instead of witchcraft… it will be a better and more practical use of your time, truest me

  22. True witchcraft is black arts. Meaning worshiping Satan, something God hates. Also, using dark magic, something God hates.

  23. Alchemy is NOT “old chemistry”. Alchemy tended to involve proto-scientific processes, but the ultimate goal was largely spiritual.

  24. Nah that and that are two separate things if you try to use witchcraft or alchemy you’ll get put in a straight jacket and put into a white room with nothing in it.

    • lol this guy doesn’t believe in magic. A lot of “Christians” as well as other religious and non religious groups perform magic on all a daily basis. If you want to know black magic research nerve gas, plutonium. If you wanna meet a white magician visit your local hospital. Don’t you think NASA is magic? They can read your body temperature from space! You are a divine creature, you have been given the gifts of thought and communication. What will you do with them?

    • ok, im a christian & a pagan. have you even tryed wicca?no, i didnt think so!its not bad. being a pagan has nothing to do with the devil. dont talk about things you know NOTHING about.

      • HAHA! You are so funny xD a christian practicing wicca that is just so amusing, and sooooooo sad! Wicca is the white way of the magick senses, and just to let you know wicca is just the beginning to REAL magick also known as black magick. What you learn about Pan in wicca, is not what you learn once you leveled or have been enlightend… shortly said, REAL witches know that Pan (not the little forest god, but the god of lust) is also Luzifer the bringer of Light, my gosh people read more and look at the future religions you guys are practicing… witches are killed in the bible, I wonder why?

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