Wicca is a fast growing, nature based religion that seeks to bring members into communion with the forces of nature and of the universe. Often times, but not all times, this involves using forces of magic (spelled magick to differentiate between stage magic and what Wiccans practice.) The religion was founded by Gerald Gardner in the 1950s but is based on much older traditions. This is a standard response from Wiccans when asked what they believe, what they don’t tell you however, what they most honestly do not even know, is that there is a dark power resting under the surface, a roaring lion seeking whom it may devour. Before I delve into my article of why I say this I want to give a little bit of background of who I am and who I was.
A couple of years ago I never would have written this article, in fact I would have very much resented this article back then. Up until about a year and a half ago I had been walking the path of Wicca myself, I was a solitary Wicca who practiced ‘magick’ and very proudly called myself a witch, I even spoke out against Christianity several times. Reading through some of my older articles will confirm that this is not just some wild story I am making up to give myself fake credentials, I was Wiccan, thankfully I was saved by God. About a a year and a half ago I was at a theme park hotel with my family, while there I suffered from a terrible toothache that neither pain killers nor spell craft could stop. In agony I sat awake trying to let my family sleep when I saw a Gideon’s bible, looking through it simply for something to do I found a help section, which led me to 2 Corinthians 12:9 ‘ And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.’ The reason I open this article this way is to show God’s victory over idols and other forms of religion. Now let me get to my main points I would like to make.
Mat 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Wicca claims to be a religion about love and kindness, but the morality falls to what feels right more than what is right. The Wiccan rede is ‘An it harm none, do what thou will.’ Unfortunately there is a very loose definition of what ‘harm’ means. The truth is that Wicca leads followers to break several commandments of God and allows for breaking almost all of them. The Wiccan morality is a new morality it embraces what they refer to as ‘personal freedom’ and ‘exploration’ but is really just a license to sin openly. Let me expand here and show why I say Wicca is so dangerous.
There is a lot of talk about relativism in Wicca, what is right for one person may not be right for another. This is known as relativism, where everyone is right and there are no wrong answers, each person’s beliefs work for them because they believe it. I used to adhere tightly to this and use it to explain why my views were different than Christians and why it was ok, but there is a big danger in this view. The problem is that it collapses upon close inspection. First off if everyone is right than that means the people who do hurt others-which stands in direct opposition to the one major rule of Wicca-are also right. It also means that Wiccans have no legs to stand on when they try to tell Christians that our views of them are wrong. Finally you take religions like Christianity, Islam and Judaism, all three say the other two are wrong. Now all three can be wrong, but all three can’t be right. This also leads to a fairly relative morality, where what you want to be right is right, and what you want to be wrong is wrong. In fact many people enter into Wicca because it means they do not have to adhere to stricter rules from other religions that they feel are too restrictive for them. Compared to the unchanging moral stand laid down by the Word of God it seems pretty shaky.
This means premarital sex is ok, anonymous sex is ok, drugs are ok and so many other things that lead to decay in society are ok. Now I know drugs are ok in Wicca, in fact a very popular Wiccan writer once wrote about drug use this way ‘we not only use drugs for recreation but to help alter our reality for spell casting.’ Yeah I’m sure the authorities would agree with that sentiment totally. Such flexible morality really does not help any society and causes to moral decay and eventually destruction of said society, look at the history of other such societies and see how they fared over all, its not good. Such morality also breaks down the family unit, causing a plethora of problems from depression to suicide to a drastic increase in crime.
2Ch 33:6 And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
Not all Wiccans practice magick, but many do. I know I did and most the ones I knew did also. Many people unfamiliar with Wicca, many of them even Christian, will tell you that magic isn’t real its all make believe. It is real, it has great power and that power comes from the father of lies. Magic had an almost addicting power to it, one that draws you in and makes it hard to resist. I remember feeling power flow through me, now the memories make me shudder as I realize where that power came from. Magic is also dangerous because it invites the dark power into your home and it takes root there, I remember after I first gave my heart to the Lord how much negative, evil power was in my home trying to hurt me, but thanks to God I came through it alright. Some Wiccans, myself included, think that magic and the bible are somehow compatible, but in truth they are definitely not. The bible condemns sorcery and witchcraft of all kinds in several places, let me list just a few here.
Act 13:7 Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God.
Act 13:8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.
Act 13:9 Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him,
Act 13:10 And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?
Act 13:11 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.
Act 19:18 And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds.
Act 19:19 Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.
Act 19:20 So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.
These people were convicted by the Holy Spirit to do away with their magic books and scrolls. Why would God want someone to destroy their magic books unless He was against it? Magic is directly against the will of God, it is us trying to ignore his power and use our own. Well unfortunately there are only two sources of power in this universe; God’s or Satan’s, which do you want to use?
Exo 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Exo 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth
All through the bible idolatry is condemned, God intended us to worship Him, not other gods of our own making. Wicca has us not only worshipping other gods and goddesses but also bowing down to graven images and worshipping nature itself. These acts all anger God and they draw us away from his love, right where Satan wants us to be. I noticed a trend in Wicca as I began to study the bible, pretty much anything God tells us not to do, Wicca says is ok or uses as religious practice.
The Crowley Connection:
Much of what Gerald Gardner used was based off of the writings of Aleister Crowley, the self proclaimed ‘wickedest man alive.’ A man who used the moniker ‘Beast666’ and wrote of himself ‘I rip and I rape and I rend.’ I can’t see how a man like this could ever bring satanic influence into someone’s life. The Wiccan rede ‘An it harm none do what you will’ was taken from the book of Thelema in which Crowley wrote ‘And the whole of the law shall be, do as you will.’ If one of the main contributors to the Wiccan belief system was such an evil and satanic man, it is not hard to imagine Wicca being Satanism disguised in the ‘loving religion’ it claims to be.
The ‘S’ word: Now I would like to point out that Wiccans do not purposefully worship Satan as some claim they do. Satan disguises himself as a loving religion, it says in the bible that Satan takes the form of an angel of light. When trying to witness to a Wiccan or other pagan it is best not to bring up Satan right away as it can put them on the defensive but better to show them the kind of Love Jesus has for them.
It all comes down to this: So, if you are a Wiccan who has read this far, or someone hoping to find a way to get through to a Wiccan it all comes down to one thing; is the bible correct? All I have said concerning why Wicca is wrong all depends on the bible being correct. Well fortunately for me there is quite a bit of archeological, historical and spiritual evidence to support the bible being the infallible word of God. Now I don’t want you to take my word for this, please go investigate it like I did after I was initially saved. There are many great books and other resources that provide evidence of the reality of the bible. Let me just say that the evidence supporting the bible is much better than what Margaret Murray found to support her theory of an ancient, Neolithic pagan religion. The greatest evidence for me though is still my encounter in the hotel, where God showed me his victory over all other forms of religion.
I hope this article has opened the eyes of some, I know it is going to make many upset and get me a lot of hate mail, but that’s ok if even one person turns away from Wicca it is worth it. It is my hope that God will use this article to shine light into the darkness. Thank you for reading this, God bless you and keep you.
Books and rescources-
The case for Christ, The case for the Real Jesus (both by Lee Strobel)
The case for the Ressurection (Micheal Licona)