SUPERSTITION – a widely held but unjustified belief in supernatural causation leading to certain consequences of an action or event, or a practice based on such a belief.
The church house is full of superstitious Christians. The superstitions involve religious activities therefore it is equated with true biblical doctrine. Not so.
WHITE WITCHCRAFT – the use of sorcery or magic.
White witchcraft and superstition go hand in hand in the religious circles. The vain attempt to manipulate the righteous spirit world through spells and incantations remains witchcraft and is strictly prohibited by the Word of God.
“10 There shall not be found among you any one that makes his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that uses divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.
11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God does drive them out from before thee.” Deuteronomy 18:10-12
These practices have been so readily accepted by the Church that they have dulled the spiritual insensibility of many and they have been left bound…ruled by these vain philosophies for victory over sin. There are some practices that many Christians will quickly recognize as error but superstition and witchcraft has been embraced and anyone who tries to revolt against them is considered a troublemaker; someone who causes confusion among the body. A general revolt against such practices will not take place as long as the church has accepted this yoke of bondage. Living among the superstitious and those who practice witch craft brings one into a bondage of works…religious works with the fruit of death as the result.
Faith in superstition and religious incantations is not faith in the Cross of Christ. We cannot have faith in 2 things. It’s either Jesus Christ and Him crucified for the victory in which we seek or it’s religious incantations and superstitions.
“14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion has light with darkness?
15 And what concord has Christ with Belial? or what part has he that believes with an infidel?
16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? for you are the temple of the Living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, says the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
18 And will be a Father unto you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” 2 Cor. 6:14-18
Until we decide to come out from among them and be ye separate, no matter the social status to which we have gained, we will not have the victorious Christian life we so desperately seek. The Holy Spirit is not commissioned to do the work of God in our heart when we are spewing out incantations and believing in superstitious religious works. Repent and come out. Jesus stands at the door knocking. Return to your First Love…be determined to know nothing else among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
-Donna Clark Warren