How should I respond to the "Christian witch" movement?

There is a growing idea that one can be a Christian and also a witch. If someone claims that a Christian can also be a witch, then asking for and clarifying her definition of Christian would give insight into to her thought process.

Our Christian scriptures forbid witchcraft, sorcery, and divination. See Leviticus 19:26; Deuteronomy 18:9-13; 1 Kings 21:1-9; Acts 19:17-20; and Galatians 5:19-21.

Those who practice witchcraft seek supernatural power, control, and knowledge outside of God and a relationship with Jesus Christ. One creed for “Christian witches” affirms the self rather than the One true God. This is the antithesis of Christianity.

Some forms of Wicca promote moral relativity, and their one rule, called the Rede, states, “Do what ye will, harm ye none.” Many witches believe in reincarnation. Although Christians believe in environmental stewardship and appreciation of nature, we are commanded to worship the Creator, not the creation.

Here is one person’s testimony who left the occult and witchcraft to become a Christian. She also shares what drew her away from witchcraft and towards Christianity:


This article gives a profile of the history and doctrine of Wicca and/or witchcraft:

This article gives an overview of witchcraft. It then discusses the common concerns of both Christianity and witchcraft, as well as the irreconcilable differences: https://www.equip.org/article/modern-witchcraft/

RZIM’s Thinking Out Loud podcast has a discussion titled, “Witches: Our New National Obsession?” You can listen to this podcast here: https://www.rzim.org/listen/thinking-out-loud/witches-our-new-national-obsession

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