7 Shocking Facts About Millennials and the Witchcraft Boom

Craig HueyBible, Church4 Comments

Astrology and witchcraft is soaring among millennials. Here are 7 shocking facts about this disturbing trend:

  1. Millennials are substituting witchcraft for religion…

Research is showing that more and more Americans are interested in spirituality, but fewer and fewer are interested in organized religion. This is especially true of millennials.

One study has shown that over half of young adults in the U.S. believe astrology is a science.

Psychic services such as palm reading, tarot card reading, astrology and the services of mediums has grown into a $2 billion industry in the last five years.

  1. What they are seeking…

According to the owner of a “metaphysical boutique” in Brooklyn, New York, millennials are seeking something in their lives that has the power to enact change.

For young adults feeling swallowed up by big industry, environmental destruction, big government and toxic social structures, the world of astrology, spell casting, tarot, meditation and trance can be incredibly attractive and enticing.

  1. There is a void in their lives...

Saint Augustine said, “Thou hast made us for Thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in Thee.”

When people lack a personal relationship with God, they often notice a void in their lives, which they then attempt to fill with substitutes…other people, material things, a career… even witchcraft.

  1. What the Bible says about witchcraft…

The Bible has quite a lot to say about witchcraft.

In Deuteronomy 18:9-13, God warned the Israelites through Moses not to imitate any of the “detestable ways” of the nations occupying the promised land. Here’s what those nations were doing:

  • Practicing divination and sorcery
  • Interpreting omens
  • Engaging in witchcraft
  • Casting spells
  • Consulting the dead

God told His people that anyone doing these things “is detestable to the Lord.”

God said that because of their witchcraft, He would drive those nations out of the land.

In Galatians 5:19-21, the apostle Paul condemns witchcraft and says that those who practice it (or other “acts of the sinful nature”) will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Google “Witchcraft and the Bible” for many more passages regarding this dangerous activity.

  1. How youth leaders should handle witchcraft…

If youth leaders (or parents) encounter young people who are dabbling in witchcraft, here are some suggestions:

  • Ask them to explain why they are interested in witchcraft and how they hope to benefit from their experience
  • Listen carefully with empathy and understanding
  • Listen for clues regarding what they think is missing in their lives (the void) that they believe witchcraft will satisfy
  • Model an authentic Christian life and world view. Share your own struggles and weaknesses, and how you access God’s power to overcome
  • Share in a loving way what God has to say about witchcraft
  1. How the church should address witchcraft…

The church needs to address the boom in witchcraft in a similar way to youth leaders and parents, with an emphasis on Scripture. Some specific ideas…

  • Deliver a sermon series on “What God thinks about witchcraft.”
  • Prepare Sunday School classes on witchcraft: one geared for teens, one geared for parents of teens, one geared for single millennial adults.
  • Write a pamphlet or booklet on the Biblical view of witchcraft and offer copies to the congregation.
  1. Witchcraft is a form of spiritual battle…

Like all other forms of idolatry, the lure of witchcraft is a form of spiritual battle.

It’s a battle for your mind, for your heart, for your loyalty and commitment.

It’s a battle of ideas.

“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.”

“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.”

“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5, New International Version)

 

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4 Comments on “7 Shocking Facts About Millennials and the Witchcraft Boom”

  1. Did the researchers differentiate between astrology and astronomy? I have to stop and think about the difference myself.

  2. Robb, astrology is the practice of studying the movements and positions of the sun, moon, planets, and stars in the belief that they influence human behavior. Astronomy, on the other hand, is the scientific study of the universe and the objects in it, including stars, planets, nebulae, and galaxies. Astronomy deals with the position, size, motion, composition, energy, and evolution of celestial objects. Astrology doesn’t concern itself with the composition or evolution of celestial bodies.

  3. to dovetail on that… Astrology is not observing Rev 12:1-5, and many other signs and studying them, in relation to Eschatology.
    Signs in the Heavens happen to show us where we are in history…..so was the re-birth of Israel. The convergence of signs plainly let us know that the Church is about to leave. (see the coming convergence, I tunes, for $12). Apostasy is a sign in itself. I believe “empathy and understanding” is over stated. We seem to provide that approach in dealing with homosexuality also. It does not work.

  4. Luke 12:57 – “Yes, and why, even of yourselves, do you not judge what is right?

    The real question is, why would millennial’s want to know a ‘Christ’ that all but a rate few of those claiming Christ don’t find worth representing in society and government?

    Do today’s millennials see the 98 million claiming Christ in America finding God’s Word worth obeying by lovingly opposing evildoers, by aiding the needy to the exclusion of government doing so, by electing godly constitutionalists instead of ‘conservative’ and ‘Jesus’ talking conservative-impostors?

    Do today’s millennials see the type of true Biblical representation of Christ having occurred in pre-1900s America that catalyzed the fight against godless British tyrants and slavery? No, as evidenced by 55 million unborn murdered children that could have been saved if enough of the 98 million claiming Christ in America found Christ worth representing in government.

    Aiding the needy in America was once performed by Christians not government. This afforded Christians the opportunity to introduce the needy to Christ creating change for Christ while rescuing souls from hell. Such biblically required aid has since been handed from Christians to a socialist/fascist-hybrid government system – leading those receiving aid to believe ‘government is their Savior.’ Do we think this has not increased the percentage of godless millennials?

    In God’s natural world all voids are eventually filled by something. The ‘Christ-void’ in America created by a century of christianity being deconstructed has churches effectively creating ‘praise and worship singing sheep on their way to slaughter with children and grandchildren in-tow,’ instead of creating ambassadors and soldiers for Christ. Something unappealing to millennials or anyone looking for true purpose.

    The Catholic Church which once had Pope Leo XIII join with evangelical leadership in making clear the obligation to oppose socialism and ‘the cult of freemasonry’ in the 1800s, now has leadership calling for global socialist systems of governance while encouraging illegal-immigration while failing to call for loving opposition to evildoers.

    Millennials being co-opted by cultist anti-Christian marxist/globalist change-agents only occurs due to the past century of christianity gradually transitioning from being the primary influence over society and government, to being a ‘happy lukewarm religion’ promising salvation from Christ while those claiming Christ do not find Christ worth representing in society and government.

    Evildoers including the conservative impostors who infect the GOP like a cancer and who must be lawfully cleansed during the primary election process in favor of godly-constitutionalist.

    The fact of the matter is, that millennials in America today would be hard-pressed to find a church within driving distance that teaches an unedited Word of God. The full Word of God requiring organized representation of Christ in society and government. Representation including bringing Christ to those not to knowing him in America, aiding the needy to the exclusion of government doing so, lawfully opposing evildoers, and insuring godly-constitutionalist are elected to government.

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