My name is Myrna Dacosta from Kilburn, London. My question is what does the Bible say about
sorcerers? Thank you, Ms. Myrna, for your question. Now, sorcery is the use of spells or black
magic, speaking to spirits, and divination. According to Deuteronomy 18:9-12, sorcery
and similar works is an abomination or disgusting in the sight of Our Almighty God. We can read this here as I mentioned earlier,
Deuteronomy 18:9-12 “When you come into the land which the Lord
your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone
who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft,
or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells,
or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination
to the Lord, and because of these abominations the Lord your God drives them out from before
you.” God hates sorcery, and any works like it because
they are evil in His sight, and this we can read here in 2 Chronicles 33 and 6: “… he practiced soothsaying, used witchcraft
and sorcery, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord,
to provoke Him to anger.” And because of how evil it is, God is angry
at those who perform such acts. What is God’s judgment upon those who involve
themselves in such practices? This is what we can read in Malachi 3 and
5. It says here: And I will come near you for judgment; I will
be a swift witness Against sorcerers, … And what is this judgment? We can read here in Revelation 21 and 8: “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable,
murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the
lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” Those who practice sorcery and the like, such
as witchcraft, claiming to consult with spirits of the dead, or fortune telling, will not
be saved come the day of judgment. Why is it so evil in the sight of Our Almighty
God to practice such things, or even seek help from those who would perform them? Prophet Isaiah tells us here in Isaiah 8:19-20: And when they say to you, “Seek those who
are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter,” should not a people seek their God? Should they seek the dead on behalf of the
living? To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word,
it is because there is no light in them. The Almighty God’s people must go to Him
for help and for advice. We must put our hope and trust in what God
can do for us. We don’t run to or put our trust in that
which is not the law and testimony. But what if what they said and foretold came
true? What if what they did through their rituals,
symbols, incantations would benefit us? For example, the power of healing. Does it mean that they are from God? Should we put our trust in them and then follow
them? Let’s get the answer from Deuteronomy 13,
1 to 4: “If there arises among you a prophet or
a dreamer of dreams, and he gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder comes
to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods’ – which
you have not known – ‘and let us serve them,’ you shall not listen to the words
of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the Lord your God is testing you to know
whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. You shall walk after the Lord your God and
fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice; you shall serve Him and hold fast
to Him.” Even if what they say would come to pass or
even benefit us, God said we shouldn’t listen to or follow them. Don’t forget, dear friends, the devil, too,
has power to perform what seems to be miracles and wonders, but that’s not what it’s
all about. It’s all about remaining loyal to Our Almighty
God, and remaining and trusting in Him. It’s a test, as the Bible teaches, and we
can pass His tests by remaining obedient to His commandments. Even when times get tough, we have to stick
to what is right. Even when there is an easier way out, we stick
with Our Almighty God. If we have to endure, if we have to suffer,
we don’t give in to what is wrong. That’s what being a Christian is all about,
isn’t it? What is God’s promise to those who are loyal
to Him, who place their complete trust only in Him? We get the answer, Psalm 125 and 1: Those who trust in the Lord Are like Mount
Zion, Which cannot be moved, but abides forever. According to the Holy Scriptures, those who
trust in Our Almighty God will abide forever. They are the ones who will inherit the everlasting
life in His glorious kingdom. Now, that is something that no one else can
give. Now, since we’re on the topic, we got a
question from James Parker in London, and he asked:
“How about video games based on magic and sorcery? Are we as Christians prohibited to play?” This is what Our Almighty God says to His
servants in the Church Of Christ in 1 John 2:12-14… I write to you, little children, Because your
sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake. I write to you, fathers, Because you have
known Him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, Because you have
overcome the wicked one. I write to you, little children, Because you
have known the Father. I have written to you, fathers, Because you
have known Him who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, Because
you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, And you have overcome the wicked one. We as members of the Church Of Christ already
know the commandments of Our Almighty God. We know what is true and false, what is fact
and fiction, real and virtual. Many stories that entertain today are based
on fantasy that takes us away to other worlds, that exercise our imaginations. That is fiction. It’s not real, and we know that. That’s why reading stories, watching movies,
and playing video games, based on fantasy, magic and superpowers isn’t wrong. So, in conclusion, we keep in our hearts and
our minds the words of Our Almighty God that we have been taught inside the Church Of Christ. Remember the difference between what is right
and wrong, but more importantly we follow what is right in the way we live and conduct
ourselves. This proves that we put our full trust in
what Our Almighty God can do in our lives. Thanks for your questions. If you’d like to know more about the fundamental
teachings found inside the Church of Christ, please visit incmedia.org. There you’ll find various serious of programs
dedicated to answering your spiritual questions. Thank you for joining us, and we’ll see
you again the next time.




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