What Does The Bible Say About Superstition
The Bible is a collection of 66 books, written by many different authors over hundreds of years. It’s inspired by God and tells the story of man’s relationship with Him. The Bible has been translated into nearly 2,000 languages and has affected people all around the world. The Bible contains many truths that have stood the test of time, but it also contains some myths about superstition.
“You shall not eat any abomination. These are the animals you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat, the deer, the gazelle, the roe deer, the wild goat, the ibex, the antelope and the mountain sheep. And you may eat every animal with hoofs that has divided hoofs and that chews the cud.”
The Bible is the word of God and, therefore, the ultimate authority for all Christians. The Bible does not condone the practice of magic or witchcraft, but it does not forbid them either. The Old Testament condemns practitioners as evil and warns against attempting to contact the dead (Leviticus 19:31), but there are also examples where magic is used in conjunction with God’s power (Exodus 7:11-12). “We believe that God created us with a free will and that man can use his natural abilities as long as he does not call upon demonic forces,” says Pastor Steve Adubato of Healing Place Church in Jersey City, NJ.
While it’s important to understand your own convictions about supernatural phenomena before actively participating in them (especially if they involve close friends), it’s also important to remember that superstitions are just that—superstitions!
“Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the LORD your God.”
God specifically forbids you from seeking out mediums or necromancers. If you do, He says that you will be unclean by them. This is a strong warning about how dangerous it can be when we ignore God’s instruction and give in to our superstitions or fears.
“Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.”
The Bible says that Satan is a liar, deceiver, and father of lies. He also has been sinning from the beginning. Why? Because he is a deceiver and liar, as well as the originator of sin.
In John 8:44 (KJV), Jesus said: “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.” Here we can see that those who practice sin are children of Satan because they follow in his footsteps by practicing lies and deceit.
“The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.”
“The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.” (Deuteronomy 29:29)
This verse makes it clear that we need not be concerned with the “secret” things in Scripture. Rather, it’s important for us to know what God has revealed about Himself and His will for us—and then act accordingly.
It’s also important for everyone to know what it means when a particular superstition is mentioned in Scripture. In order for people who practice or believe in superstitions—such as Friday-the-13th phobias—to understand these references, they must first understand how many other cultures view such practices differently than Americans do today
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For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish t
he wisdom of this world? For since in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, it was God’s good pleasure through senselessness (foolishness) to save those who believe.”
. If we are to understand the biblical references to superstitions, we must consider how they were understood by the people in the ancient Near East. The most important thing to understand is that these cultures believed in magic. Many of today’s superstitions are derived from ancient beliefs about magic, which often involved rituals and sacrifices performed on certain days or during specific seasons (e.g., spring equinox)God has chosen to use foolish things to confound the wise. It is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish t he wisdom of this world? For since in the wisdom of God,.
The Bible does not condemn the practice of magic. It warns against contact with demons and the dead, but there are examples where God uses magic in conjunction with his powerThe devil is a deceiver, liar and the originator of sin. He has been doing this from the beginning. Jesus said in John 8:44 (KJV): “You are of your father the devil, and his lusts you will do. So, you are not to seek out mediums or necromancers. You must not have anything to do with them. I am the LORD your God.”.
It is clear that the Bible does not have a favorable view of superstitions. The people of the ancient world were often susceptible to believing in them because it gave them a sense of control over the natural world, which was difficult for them to understand. While you should not seek out mediums or necromancers, there are times when you may need spiritual guidance from someone who has experienced God’s power firsthand.