in the Bible
There are Three Kinds of The Occult:
1- "Divination" (Astrology - Fortune-tellers):
The attempt to "foretell or explore the
future", to shape our lives according to what is coming:
- Astrology, horoscope, zodiac, Psychics.
- Tarot cards, crystal balls, palm reading, rod and pendulum, snail shells, coconuts.
- Numerology, psychometry, dreams.
- Telepathy, clairvoyance.
2- "Magic" or "Magick":
The attempt "to control the
present", our lives, the lives of others, or events of nature, by ceremonies, charms,
or spells believed to have supernatural powers. Some call it "Magick" to
distinguish it from the "magicians" who entertain an audience with tricks and
- White magic, black magic, sorcery, ghosts.
- Witchcraft, Wicca, witch doctors.
- Satanism, Black Mass.
- Spells, curses, potions, superstitions, charms, fetishes, talismans, amulets, prayers, spoils (despojos, riegos)...
3- "Spiritism"... "Spiritualism":
attempts "to communicate with the death", to receive information and help from
them. "Spiritualism" is the same, but with the sacrilege of using
Christian prayers and rites.
- Churches, Membership
- Ouija boars, ghosts, phantoms.
- Spiritulism and Christianity
4- "Santeria", "Macumba", "Woodoo":
These African practices have "the three kinds of occultism", with the sacrilege of using Christian Saints and even Jesus to masquerade many devils.
5- Alchemy: The elixir of life and gold, can also be Occultism.
Explosion of Occultism:
Today, there is an "explosion of occultism" in the world: In the USA, there are 10,000 Astrologers, and 40 million people consult the horoscope, as reported in McCall Magazine. In San Francisco, the Satanic Church has 8,000 members. There are 20,000 "santero priests" in Miami and New York. In England there are 9,000 witches, and in France 60,000 with earnings of over $200 million per year. In Latin America there are witches (brujos), santeros, and mediums by the millions!... the Occult is practiced in many Eastern and Western cults, New Age, Theosophy, Yoga, Kabbala, Mormons, Rosicrucianism, Masonry...
The Bible and the Church condemn all kinds of Occultism with the strongest words and penalties, because Occultiem is from the Devil:
1- "The Bible",
The Bible orders "to stone them to death", what they do is "a prostitution against God", and calls them "an abomination to God":
- "A man or woman who calls upon spirits or fortune-tellers or magicians shall be put to death by stoning; their blood is upon them... anyone who turns to mediums and fortune-tellers or magicians prostitutes himself by following them, I will set my face against him, and will cut him off from the people"... (Leviticus:20: 6,27)...
... "There must never be anyone among you who makes his son or daughter pass through the fire of sacrifice, who is a soothsayer, augur or sorcerer, weaver of spells, consulter of ghosts or mediums, or necromancer (who seeks oracles from the dead). Anyone who does such things is an abomination to God, and because of such abominations the Lord, your God, is driving out these nations before you" (Deuteronomy 18:10-12).
... There are dozens of condemnations in the Old and New Testament, by word and deed...
"Prostitution" against God, is a very strong word, but it is true, and the greatest sin against the first Commandment... like a wife who delivers herself and trusts in another man, is prostituting against her husband, so the Occultists, trust in the Devil and deliver themselves into him, and this is prostitution against God!.
The greatest difference between a Psychic or a Witch and a Christian in that the Psychic and Witch trust in Satan and deliver themselves to him... and the way to deliver an Occultist of his error is to cast out Satan from him in the name of Jesus, like Paul did in Acts 16 to the slave-girl who had a spirit of divination, "Paul said to the spirit, "I order you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And it came out that very hour"... and, in the name of Jesus Christ, I order the bad spirits to come out of any Occultist who may read these lines. (Acts.16:18, 13:8-11, 1Tim.4:1, Gal.5:20, 1Chron.10:13, Is.8:19, 47:13-14).
2- The "Church",
The Church condemns the Occult also with the strongest penalty: "Ex-communication"... if you go to a Witch, Astrologer, or Spiritist, you can not receive Communion, you have to confess your grave sin before... if you ware a medal or collar from Santeria, you can't receive Communion ... you can't be a Christian and ware amulets or fetishes or consult the horoscope or the spirits...
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