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Why are Christians so afraid of the occult and witchcraft, is it considered a powerful influence over god?

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  1. We don’t fear the occult. We fear for those who are in the occult because their lives will lead to eternal damnation.

  2. No influence at all really. I have no fear of the craft or occult I do not believe in it and disagree with the practice but I have no fear. God/Jesus His Son are more intuned to reality.

  3. Satan worship is not limited to direct worship of Satan by name. The apostle Paul warned: “The things which the nations sacrifice they sacrifice to demons.” (1 Corinthians 10:20) And demon worship is really the same as Satan worship, since Satan is called “the ruler of the demons.” (Mark 3:22) What practices of “the nations” can be identified as demon worship, or worship of Satan? God’s words to Israel give us some examples: “There should not be found in you . . . anyone who employs divination, a practicer of magic or anyone who looks for omens or a sorcerer, or one who binds others with a spell or anyone who consults a spirit medium or a professional foreteller of events or anyone who inquires of the dead. For everybody doing these things is something detestable to Jehovah.”–Deuteronomy 18:10-12.
    Many are drawn to witchcraft today because it seems to be a harmless, benign, nature religion. In some communities it has become accepted. It is not feared. Rather, it has often become trivialized. In a climate where religious tolerance leads many to embrace even the bizarre, witchcraft has gained considerable respectability.
    Witches are credited with the power to inflict severe pain and even death by means of magic. Traditionally, witches have been blamed for an almost limitless array of misfortunes, including illness, death, and crop failure.
    Magic, of course, has always been associated with the occult. Many people in both ancient and modern times believe that the magic practiced by witches is performed to bring harm to others. While acknowledging the existence of the occasional rogue witch who pursues evil, most maintain that their magic is used to bring benefits, not harm. Wiccans teach that the effects of magic will return threefold to the person practicing it and say that this is a major deterrent to the pronouncing of curses. Examples of this so-called benevolent magic include spells to protect yourself, to purify your home from negative energy left behind by former tenants, to make a person fall in love with you, to promote healing and health, to prevent the loss of your job, and to acquire money. With such sweeping powers being attributed to witchcraft, it is not surprising that it has become so popular.
    True Christians will have no part of any kind of witchcraft knowing that as a product of Satan, it is not pleasing to God and is contrary to his will.

  4. An analogy:
    1) I believe in and love Unicorns. Unicorns guide my life.
    2) Unicorns hate Vampires because they are evil.
    3) Therefore, I believe in and hate Vampires. Vampires are evil because Unicorns say they are evil.
    What’s amazing here is that one unverifiable entity (the Unicorn) can be confidently said to have an opinion regarding another equally unverifiable entity (Vampires). I am not saying God doesn’t exist, I am saying his existence is utterly unverifiable, as are his possible opinions on other utterly unverifiable things.

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