And it is precisely the same now! For in Gal. 5:19-21 there is a list of what are called “the works of the flesh”, and one of them is “witchcraft”. And it says, “they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”
No question about it: witchcraft is an abomination, a work of the flesh, and the one who engages in it is not a child of God. Christianity and witchcraft (or the occult in general) are absolutely incompatible. They are mutually exclusive.
Yet, incredibly, although there can be no such thing, in truth, as a “Christian witch”, there are now people who think they are both, and who call themselves both! They are witches who call themselves “Christians”! The “Christian Witches” website says it is “For those who love Christ and the Craft.” Yet Jesus said, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other” (Matt. 6:24). And Paul wrote: “what concord hath Christ with Belial?” (2 Cor. 6:15); and, “Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils” (1 Cor. 10:21). It can never be “Christ and the Craft.” It is only ever Christ or the “Craft”. It is Christ or Satan. Never both.
April 2019 was set for the first “Christian Witches Convention”, to be held in Salem, Massachusetts, USA. The woman organising the event styles herself the “Rev. Valerie Love”. She claims that she was “born a witch”, but because she was in the Jehovah’s Witnesses cult from the age of 4 until she left it at the age of 30, she had to stifle being a witch.
No one is “born a witch.” We are all born as sinners, and as we grow our sinful natures take different directions: into false religion, all kinds of other sins, etc. Some become Papists, some Muslims, some atheists, some witches, etc.
According to her, she is a “Christian witch” and an ordained minister of “spiritual consciousness”. And she has established the “Covenant of Christian Witches Mystery School”, the purpose of which is to assist “Christians” to tap into magic.
The plan was for the convention to be held from April 15-21, 2019. On the final day, “Easter Sunday”, the plan was for the “Christian witches” to hold their first ever “Easter church service.” Love said: “Sunday morning, Resurrection Sunday. Easter Sunday, the first ever that we’ve ever done, Christian witches church service. And this is probably the heart of the whole convention for me. Bringing a word to you from the pulpit [of] Rev. Valerie Love at a Christian witches church service.”
Again: it is impossible for such a thing as a “Christian witches church service” to be held. Dress it up any way you like, try to disguise it as much as you like, but a gathering of witches, whatever they may call themselves or their gathering, is a witches’ gathering. Nothing more, nothing less. Romanists call their gatherings “church services” as well, but they are not – they are false religious gatherings, regardless of the terminology used. No matter how much I may think I am an astronaut, or how often I may call myself an astronaut, I am not an astronaut. Thinking that I am, and calling myself such, does not make it a reality. Those witches who call themselves “Christians” are no more true Christians just by thinking it and saying it than the Jews were Abraham’s spiritual children just because they said they were (Jn. 8:38-44).
And Love was joined by a man who calls himself “Prophet” Calvin Witcher (is that surname really genuine?). His website says that he is an “internationally recognized Prophet [isn’t it interesting how all these false teachers feel the need to always stress that they are “internationally recognised” – because gullible people believe what they read] and his spiritual mandate is to see, speak, and translate from the spirit realm to this physical world. Prophet Calvin brings God’s messages to humanity through powerful teaching and training, allowing non-traditional followers to hear the divine voice of hope.” Sounds like your typical, boastful Pentecostal con-man, doesn’t it? And that’s not surprising, because he comes from a Pentecostal background, and even still claims to “speak with tongues”. But read further in his website, and you find that he describes himself as a “Psychic-Medium”. This is a man who is seeking to combine elements of Pentecostalism with outright witchcraft and sorcery.
Consider what he says about the Bible, God’s Word, and about the Lord Jesus Christ: “The Bible is a huge book of sorcery. You literally can’t get around that. You can’t get around Jesus being a magician. There’s just no way.”