What is the difference between make-believe magic and occultism?

Question: Hi minister, As a parent, how should I handle children’s entertainment? My child loves movies that have princesses as she now says she is a princess (she loves dresses ). But a lot of children’s content has a form of magic in them. What is the difference between make-believe magic and occultism magic? Is…

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How do you deal with cultures that strongly believe in witchcraft?

Question: Hello sir, I’ve written to your site a few times, and I appreciate it very much. Thank you for trying to always look to the Bible for answers. If you don’t mind, I have another question I could use wisdom on. I am a member of the Lord’s Church, and for the moment I’m…

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Witchcraft Is Still With Us

by Jefferson David Tant Witchcraft has been around for a long, long time. Way back in Leviticus 19:31, Israel is warned about such: “’Do not turn to mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.” The KJV refers to them as “familiar spirits” and…

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Were the Egyptian magicians able to do real miracles?

Question: I want to know if the Egyptian magicians did real miracles or did they appear to do so by the means of a tonic to immobilize the snakes? Also did the witch at Endor really summon Samuel or was it an illusion? Answer: It might seem that the Egyptian magicians were able to do…

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Where do witchdoctors get their ability to do magic and to heal?

Question: Hello brother, I would like to ask where do witchdoctors get their magic or ability to heal? Answer: First, we have to consider whether witchdoctors actually have any power or abilities, such as to heal. Like the so-called faith healers and people who claim to be witches, there is no true evidence that any…

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Is the Holy Spirit telling not to write about magic?

Question: Hi. So I have been struggling whether the Holy Spirit has been telling me to stop doing this or if it is my feelings playing tricks on me. There is this verse that said, “Do not practice magic.” I have you know, I love magic in literature and that I see nothing wrong with…

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Is Witchcraft Real?

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Is-Witchcraft-Real.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: I Samuel 28:3-14   I.         The Bible has much to say about witchcraft and none of it is good             A.        It amazes me how many people attempt to blend forms of witchcraft with Christianity             B.        I have had discussions with a woman who called herself a “White Witch.” As long as her…

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I think I’ve been under a spell

Question: Greetings, I am 26 years old. I am a Christian, but I backslid. It all began a long time ago. I think when I was even less than 7 years when I started masturbating. A few years ago, I met some guy and we committed fornication. I knew I was sinning. Since then I…

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