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An Open Letter to Witches

I see from the pentagram you wear and all your other magical charms that you believe in the power of magic.  Perhaps you have attended a Wiccan gathering or you have participated in magic rituals.  I don't know.

But so many questions fill my mind.  Have you "drawn down the moon" yet?  Have you ever felt a power come upon you?  Do you worship a particular goddess?  Have you been initiated?  Do you have a Wiccan name?  Have you gone sky-cladding?  Are you in the outer or the inner circle?  Have you used blood in your rituals?  Have you ever called forth a familiar spirit?

The reason I am writing to you is that I have studied the occult for over thirty years and I have come to certain conclusions.  I know that you will disagree with some of my conclusions because we have traveled different paths.  But I have the added benefit of the testimonies of those who used magic in the highest levels possible such as the Golden Dawn and the O.T.O. and then have come to faith in Jesus Christ and have now renounced magic.

All I ask is that you have an open mind and give serious attention to the things I now bring up.  Remember an unexamined faith is a worthless faith.

#1.  The fact is, magic does not work.  After all the talk about the "power" that people can get from magic, I have never known a more powerless group of people.

Many of those who use magic are sick all the time.  They go through multiple marriages.  They have money problems.  Their cars get flat tires.  They get their share of flues and colds.  Even more seriously, they cannot beat their own drug or sex addiction.  They are usually in bondage and totally powerless to change their life for the better.

If magic really worked, they would never be sick.  They would win every horse race in town!  They would own Wall Street by now!  They would be able to maintain a successful marriage.  Witches would be picking the winning lottery numbers every week.  But the fact is, when the "rubber meets the road," magic simply does not work.  You can waste a lot of money and time on magic and be no better off.  In fact, you will end up worse off.

#2.  Their lame duck excuses as to why they are sick or why they can't keep their marriage together or why they aren't rich, are weak and feeble.  One psychic "healer" (a relative of mine) is sick all the time.  Her first husband is dying of cancer!  When she boasted to me of her magical powers, I confronted her with the rather obvious fact that her magic did not work for her or for her ex-husband.  She replied that her magic will not work for herself.

But who says that you cannot heal yourself by magic?  Where is this written down?  And who says that your husband or wife cannot use magic to heal you?  If her magic cannot help herself or her husband, then what good is it?

I could not help but also point out that she is always crying about money problems.  What use is her magic if it cannot make her rich?

#3.  A magical worldview is internally contradictory and hypocritical:

  1. To say, "There are no absolutes" is to give an absolute.
  2. To say, "Do what thou wilt, this is the whole of the law" has been used to justify 
    everything from black magic to human sacrifice.  If there are no standards, then on what grounds can witches condemn child abuse, Hitler, murder, etc?  They can't.
  3. To say "Everything is relative" and "There is no evil," and then to turn around and say that Christianity is "evil" is contradictory.
  4. To say, "Everyone has the right to believe what they want" and then to condemn Christians for what they believe is contradictory.
  5. To say, "Do what thou wilt" and then to tell Christians NOT to do what they wilt is hypocritical.
  6. To say, "It is wrong to judge/condemn others," and then to judge/condemn Christians is contradictory.

 

#4.  A magical view of life does not correspond to reality.

  1. o magic is going to make you thin if you do not stop eating.  No magic will make you rich if you do not get up and go to work.
  2. The claim of modern witches that they are reviving pre-Christian paganism is not historically true.  The rituals and beliefs of modern day magic are of recent origin.
  3. A close relative of mine who is into the occult told me that he was going to use magic to get himself a parking space in N.Y.C.  I in turn told him that I would ask Jesus to get me a space.  He drove around for four hours before finding a place while I found one at once and did not have to go around the block even once!  His magic was not even good enough to find him a parking space!
  4. A magical view of life is a cop out and it breeds irresponsibility.  Instead of taking responsibility for their life, those who use magic always blame "bad luck" or claim that someone is using black magic against them.  The truth is that YOU are responsible for the choices you make in life - not magic.
  5. It attracts people with mental problems.  Sad but true.  I have seen this many, many times.  The State Mental Hospitals are filled with people who were users of magic.  It appeals to nut cases.
  6. They live in constant fear of the powers they draw down.  Hence they need the occult protection of the circles, towers, shields, charms, etc.  What a terrible religion of fear!
  7. If you depend upon trinkets such as pentagrams to protect you, you do not have any real power.  To think that a stupid piece of metal or glass is going to protect you from a demon is just plain stupid.
  8. The lust for blood is evil.  It has led to horrible crimes.  Killing animals and people for their "energy" is wicked as well as criminal.
  9. Sex magic is filthy and gross beyond words and involves child abuse, bestiality, sodomy, etc.  You will never have a normal satisfying sex life once you debase yourself in sex magic.
  10. Magic is for losers.  The greatest magicians all ended up broke, alone and miserable.  Check to see what happened to people like Crowley.  They were all losers.
  11. Whenever a true Christian challenges them, the magicians always lose.  I have challenged occultists to take their best shot and they always failed.  On one occasion, a coven sent demons to kill me but I did not even get a headache!
  12. While there is a lot of hate and lust in magic, there is no love.  If you leave or reveal the secrets, they will try to kill you.  I helped to move a girl from Phil. to Fla. to escape her former occult friends.  If they really loved her, why did they try to kill her?  If she wanted to leave the group, why did they object to her doing what she wilt?
  13. There is no forgiveness, comfort or salvation in magic.  It has no Saviour or God who loves and cares for you.  The occult is lonely, sad, cold and sterile.
  14. The Bible says that the true power behind the magical arts is Satan.  Those who deny this are the dupes of the devil.
  15. All you have been told about “Goddess worship” in history is a lie and has been refuted by many scholars years ago.  Most of what you believe and practice was invented in the 19th century by such evil people as Crowley.  The beliefs and rituals of modern witchcraft were not connected in any way with pre-Christian paganism.

 

Conclusion
These are just a few things that came to mind as I thought about what I have learned in thirty years of research in the occult.  The Lord Jesus Christ has broken the power of the magic and has brought life, love and immortality to light through the Gospel.  Jesus Is Victor!
The occult has nothing to offer that compares with the love of Jesus.  Turn to Him in repentance.  Renounce your witchcraft as the works of the devil.  Burn you magic books and smash you altars.  Turn or burn.  Repent or perish!  Jesus is Victor!