Occult Oxymoron: The “Christian Witch” Phenomenon

“The interesting thing is,” he says, “most of the time when people come against magic, sorcery, mysticism, the occult, you name it, the new age community… they are not really coming against the Bible because the Bible honestly doesn’t teach that when you understand it and break it down.  The Bible is not against magic.  The Bible is a magic book.  The Bible is a grimoire, hands down.”  A grimoire is a magician’s manual for invoking demons and supposedly the spirits of the dead.

This devil-inspired man dares to lay his defiled hands on God’s Word and to claim that it is a book of sorcery, and that God’s own dear Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, is nothing but a magician!  In saying such things, he reveals his utter ignorance of the Bible and its true message, and of the Person and Work of the adorable Lord and Saviour, the eternal Son of the eternal Father.

If the Bible really is “a huge book of sorcery” as this impostor claims, the right thing to do would be to burn it!  For Acts 19:18,19 says, “And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds.  Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men”.  By “curious arts” is meant the so-called “magic arts”; the “black arts”; occultic practices.  Those new converts to Christ burned their magic books!

But Witcher doesn’t tell men to burn the Bible, even though he claims it is a huge book of sorcery.  Both Love and Witcher believe that witchcraft can be combined with Christianity, despite the Bible’s many warnings against involving oneself in anything to do with the occult.  Ignoring the biblical warnings completely, Witcher claims that church leaders only teach against witchcraft to keep their flocks as slaves!

And what “proof” does he supply for claiming that Jesus was a magician?  Well, he points to the miracles which Jesus performed.  He said, “You’re talking about the whole of Jesus’ adult ministry is all magic, all sorcery.  Even if we just say ‘Jesus.’  Every particular miracle Jesus does defies human law, defies the laws of the universe and the world.  So… you can’t really talk about being a Jesus follower without doing what he did which is magic.”

He also said, “You’re talking about sorcery at its base understanding, it’s really just being able to change the natural by supernatural means.  That’s really it.  It’s an alchemical process.  It’s to say that you turn water into wine.  One, two fish and fives loaves of bread, feeding the multitude – absolutely forms of sorcery.  Walking on water defied the natural realm and laws that govern this physical plane.  That’s all realms of sorcery.  Magic is simply just using the props to do it.”

What blasphemy to say that the Lord Jesus Christ was a magician!  He is the eternal Son of the eternal Father, God the Son, the Almighty!  He is the Creator of all things.  He did not perform those miracles by any form of magic, but because He is God!

But here’s the interesting – and very revealing – thing about all this nonsense spouted by Witcher: he says that Jesus was a magician, that He used sorcery to perform miracles by defying the laws of nature, etc.  This would imply, then, that this is what magicians/sorcerers can do.  And in fact, he says a “Jesus follower” must be able to do the “magic” Jesus did.  This would include (as his own words show) walking on water, feeding thousands with very little, turning water into wine, etc.  And Love and Witcher point to Jesus’ words in Jn. 14:12: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”

And yet – neither Love nor Witcher are able to perform Jesus’ miracles – by their own admission!  Love said that she was not taught how to do the things that Jesus did, such as raising the dead, despite what Jesus taught in Jn. 14:12.  And as for Witcher, he admits that this verse has “haunted” him, and said that both he and Love were still working on getting up to the level of Jesus!