The Bible has a lot to say about casting spells or using magic. According to the story of the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:1–24), God forbade Adam and Eve from eating from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
This tree is believed by some to represent occult knowledge and magical powers, and the fact that it was off-limits indicates that using magic was considered to be against the will of God. This seems far-fetched but is interesting in our discussion of occult rebellion against Christ.
In addition, when Moses led God's people out of Egypt during the Exodus (Exodus 19:3–4), God warned them not to follow after false gods or bind themselves to other nations through magical practices.
This is echoed in the Ten Commandments, which include a prohibition against using divination or consulting spirits (Exodus 22:18). The Bible also speaks out directly against a specific type of magical practice—witchcraft—in multiple passages.
In Leviticus 19:26, it is declared, "You shall not practice sorcery or conjure spells"; in 1 Samuel 28:3–9, Saul consults a medium who conjures up the spirit of Samuel, which the prophet condemns; and in Deuteronomy 18:10–12, it is decreed, "There shall not be found among you anyone who... consults a medium or a necromancer or who inquires of the dead".
These passages indicate that the Bible holds a negative view of magic and occult practices. It is clear that casting spells or using magic was not intended to be part of God's plan for humankind. In the end, it is clear that God forbids the use of magic, which is specifically prohibited. Ultimately, the question of whether it is acceptable to cast spells or practice magic is clearly answered, no!
(c) Apostle Jonas Clark
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