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If witchcraft and magick is so evil, why then did King Solomon practice magick and consult with a witch?

After all he was a follower of God, and people claim that God considers magick evil. Just a question I’ve been wondering about for some time.

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  1. Solomon failed God later in life, as you will see if you read ecclesiates, also it was Saul that consulted with a witch, the witch of endor, and saul certainly was not Gods man, so God is against all kinds of magic and witchcraft.

  2. That’s a good question, I’m not surprised though, there have been plenty of discrepancies in religious stories and lore of every religion.

  3. I don’t think it’s “evil” but I do think it’s a little flaky, since people nowadays seem to make it up as they go along… There’s no real training or serious intellectual tradition…

  4. if magic is evil, why did Solomon do it? why does ANYBODY do it? because they want to. if God see’s magic as a sin, then he sees ALL sin as the SAME, so why do christians or believers sin, its because we’re not perfect. i don’t know how God feels entirely about Magic, all i know is that he wants us to stay away from it before we open up a door that we’re not strong enough to close.

  5. He turned to idolatry and “magic” because he married pagan wives. As a result, God’s anger burned against him, as is recorded here:
    1 Kings 11:1 But King Solomon loved many foreign women, as well as the daughter of Pharaoh: women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites– 2 from the nations of whom the LORD had said to the children of Israel, “You shall not intermarry with them, nor they with you. Surely they will turn away your hearts after their gods.” Solomon clung to these in love. 3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart. 4 For it was so, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned his heart after other gods; and his heart was not loyal to the LORD his God, as was the heart of his father David. 5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. 6 Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and did not fully follow the LORD, as did his father David. 7 Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, on the hill that is east of Jerusalem, and for Molech the abomination of the people of Ammon. 8 And he did likewise for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and sacrificed to their gods.
    9 So the LORD became angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned from the LORD God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice, 10 and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods; but he did not keep what the LORD had commanded. 11 Therefore the LORD said to Solomon, “Because you have done this, and have not kept My covenant and My statutes, which I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom away from you and give it to your servant. 12 Nevertheless I will not do it in your days, for the sake of your father David; I will tear it out of the hand of your son. 13 However I will not tear away the whole kingdom; I will give one tribe to your son for the sake of My servant David, and for the sake of Jerusalem which I have chosen.”

  6. The only reason bible writers saw witchcraft and magick as “evil” is because females are naturally more powerful in that realm than men. Men got the physical advantage while women have the physic one. The balance ensures the survival of the species.
    The men wanted to remove all power they could from females in those times after a long period of feminine reign, thus the “evil” added to their natural skills.

  7. I heard to take the stories old testament as parables and to interpret it as such rather than use a literal interpretation.

  8. good point, but NOT the whole story!
    the witch Jezebell was cast off her balcony and witchcraft itslef was outlawed.
    by the time solomon went to see this OTHER witch He had been pretty much disowned by God.
    so he went out of desperation, imo.

  9. Actually it was Saul who consulted the Witch of Endor. He had fallen out of favor with God, David was God’s new favorite, and he was seeking guidance from the then dead prophet, Samuel. The witch actually seemed surprised and terrified that Samuel actually manifested, apparently God allowed it. Samuel then told Saul that his days were numbered and he would die soon.
    Solomon was said to have gone astray and worship other Gods because he married women from foreign lands. By the end he too fell out of favor with God.
    God wants us to come to Him for spiritual fulfillment. When we consult mediums, psychics, or get into other forms of witchcraft we are going to sources other than God and usually for selfish gain. Demons can aid people spiritually in order to gain ground in that person. People, especially witches, don’t want to believe the power they tap into is from a demonic source, but it is.

  10. Randomness92 is correct; it was King Saul who consulted with the Witch of Endor. And King Saul was corrupt. Solomon did in his later life introduce idolatry into Israel to please his foreign wives, and for this he fell from God’s favor and ultimately divided the kingdom.

  11. Because King Solomon went against his covenant with God. God blessed Him richly. But God warned him not to allow others in who were of different beliefs. That his kingdom should remain Gods Kingdom or he would take it back for a more worthy person, his servant David. Who later became King David. Solomon did not listen to God and had himself a big party. Hundreds of wives, concubines, etc. This angered God. Sure enough, the things God said would happen did and his kingdom fell. King Solomon was not following God when this happened. That is why he lost everything.

  12. first of all God doesn’t say anything.the bible is what tells Christians right from wrong.so how do Christians know that the bible is God’s word?They are worshipping a book nothing more, nothing less and by the way the bible has been edited over 400 times by more than 300 people so really, it’s a book of other peoples words and has not been around that long.

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