If I'm a Christian, should I still go near people who openly or knowingly practice witchcraft?
This would depend on how strictly you agree with the Old Testament.
In the Old Testament both Witches and Mediums who talk to the dead are meant to be executed.
I'm not a Christian anymore but even back when I was I didn't mind what religion my friends decided to practice. Oh sure I might talk to them about it occasionally or try to talk them out of it but I wouldn't disassociate with them or treat them badly for it.
I'm a bit taken aback by the way you have asked, "should I still go near..."
This is curious. I will assume that as a Christian, your conviction is strong & steadfast. There should be little reason you would be apprehensive about all those around you or the multitudes of people we encounter & interact with daily.
Surely you're aware that beliefs, lifestyles & opinions are not like bacteria or a virus. They don't jump off bodies from one to the other. They don't necessarily SPREAD like a plague.
If you are naiive or easily "influenced" by the various activities of others, this would be something lacking within you that you may want to resolve.
We live with, work among and interact with every type of human being possible. "As a Christian," I should think your ability to be tolerant and understanding would be in tact. If I'm not mistaken, Jesus Himself mingled with everyone.
From a personal perspective, I have friends, family & associates of a huge variety of individuals. Being with them or "near them" has never once altered my own constitution for my life. It's a matter of knowing one's self and being firm in our beliefs and/or way of life.
I actually do know a woman who practices "Wiccan." While I confess I don't know much about her choice of "religion," ( if it is in fact a religion) I find her amusing & a bit off the wall. "Being near her," is not something for which I am concerned.
IMHO, you need to contemplate this question on your own, within yourself. I would tend to assure you that you are in no danger. In fact, for all you know, you may be NEAR many people of numerous & different beliefs & lifestyles, without being aware. It certainly should not affect your Christianity. You either are or you are not.
What do you mean? What do you perceive this to be? Does it hurt you or create fear in your nature? Do you feel darkness from what you know or may not know?
Follow the simple way of Love. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Let your Light so shine that it may glorify your Father in Heaven. Walk with the childlike Heart and away from the questioning mind. Dance with the Light rather than the dark shadows of fear.
Beware of all that weakens you. Never do that which makes you weak. Rely on the Lord with Faith and Love your self. You're very special, and have a right to be here and unique! Pray ceaselessly. Let the life on the street, the bus, the train, work and back again, be complementary to your Spirit's Love. Strive to be happy. Much Love.
We agree, Love is the test of life. Continue to love others, and even your enemies. God is Love and we have actually been attacked by witches and warlocks, and their goal was easy to see. They wanted to separate us from Love, a.k.a. God. Love Them!
Yes, my Friend. Let us be imitators of Christ. Feel that you are always accountable, responsible. Never worry about others. You will find that if your own mirror is clean, all else will fall in place. Pray,serve with a Surrendered Heart. Gratitude.
An an openly practicing witch, I can promise that I have never (nor would I ever) try to convert someone else to witchcraft or insist that I cast spells or whatever for/on them. My practice is personal, so that's not something anyone should ever worry about.
If, as a Christian, you feel very strongly and negatively about what I do and believe in, then it's probably in both of our best interests for you to stay away.
Just curious, do you perform spells? Do they work? Are you part of a coven? What kinds of spells do you cast? I never met a real witch before.
Wow, you're some level of insane aren't you? People like YOU out in the world actually make me laugh. Did you conjure up a wrong spell and ended up with that bad hat and a face like the home alone kid?
This is really a core question for Christians. If their faith is strong then they need to be a beacon, not a light under a basket. Sure it is great to be a beacon among only Christians if that is your calling. But to go out into the world is more in line with discipleship. Although I have been involved with bringing others to Christ it is not my calling to lead people to Christ as an advocate.
So the question is answered in the call that we should go out and be near to all peoples. We have to remember that none of the Apostles were Christian before Christ came near to them.
My wife was Buddhist when we married. Now she is a devout Christian as is our son. That would not be the case if I never would have gone near her.
I don't see any harm in socializing with people who practice witchcraft. I have the opportunity to share the gospel with them. If they reject it, and we're friends, I would respect that, but pray for them.
Makes no sense at all if you ask me. Didn't Jesus himself use "witchcraft" (or whatever you want to call it) to perform miracles himself; to walk on water, to turn water into wine, etc? True magic such as this can only be achieved through the Holy Spirit (universal consciousness) and yes, I have done so. How can Christianity condemn those who are tapping into the power of the Holy Spirit whilst worshipping someone who practiced "occultism" and who was trying to teach us how it works?
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