Occult arts



3. Are there any occult arts which a Christian can practice without disobeying God?



No, there is not a single occult art which a Christian can practice without going against the Word of God, because every occult art, no matter how innocuous it may appear and no matter how it is called, is a deceitful work of the devil, which is based on lies because he who invented all the occult arts is the father of lies, and those who practice occult arts are helped by evil spirits, which serve the devil. Obviously, the devil, in order to induce people to practice occult arts, does not present them as very wicked and exceedingly dangerous, rather he presents them as games or as arts which do good to mankind, that is, as arts which are useful to mankind. That’s the deceit of the devil we must expose. However many people have been deceived and now are full of troubles; yes, because the way of occult arts is full of troubles, because those who practice them are helped by evil spirits, which are stronger than man, and when people fall into the hands of these evil spirits, they ruin themselves because they become slaves of these evil spirits; maybe on the one hand these evil spirits make them earn a lot of money (that slave girl who had a spirit of divination, by which she predicted the future, earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling – cf. Acts 16:16), but on the other hand these evil spirits torment them in every way because they are wicked. For you must keep in mind that the spirits that help wizards or fortune-tellers or astrologers, are wicked spirits, so they cannot pursue what is good for people, not even for those who practice occult arts.

Obviously, a wizard or an astrologer or a necromancer, will never tell you that the evil spirits torment him, nor will he tell you that they harm him, no, never, but this is what happens to them and nobody can refute what I am saying. Rather these ministers of the devil smile at you and are ready to tell you that they are happy, they feel realized and so on; lies, just lies. Those who practice occult arts and whose bodies and houses are full of evil spirits have no peace, they live in fear and dread, they smile but their heart is very sad. In their houses supernatural and dreadful incidents take place, during the night they hear noises such as the steps of someone or sudden noises inside their wardrobe, or all of a sudden certain objects fall down to the ground or move, taps which are turned on by invisible hands, and so on. The life the ministers of the devil live is indeed a miserable life.

I conclude with the following words written in the law: “There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee” (Deuteronomy 18:10-12).