Deuteronomy 18:9-14 — It’s no exaggeration to say that there has been an explosion in the proliferation of pagan spirituality in Western societies. Beliefs and practices associated with witchcraft (Wicca) and neo-paganism are very much mainstream and growing in popularity. It’s probably also true that most Christians don’t have a great understanding of this belief system and its practices.
In this Old Testament text there is a list of practices that the Canaanite tribes were heavily involved in. They were an abomination to the LORD and were strictly forbidden for the Nation of Israel. They are the same practices involved in witchcraft and modern expressions of pagan religion.
As we discover what these ancient practices were, we can recognise the beliefs of those who practice magic today and understand the theism of witchcraft. We’re also able to see why this form of spirituality is so offensive to God.