Before we get into thoroughly defining Christian witchcraft, we need to acknowledge the two basic classifications of people who are practicing witchcraft within Christian churches or Christian groups: there are those who are consciously and purposefully practicing witchcraft, and there are those who are doing so unconsciously and unintentionally. However, whether intentionally or unintentionally, both types are being used as Satanic infiltrators, pushing forward Satan’s agenda within the whole of Christendom.
There are two basic types:
1. Those who know they are working for Satan and not for the true God, who knowingly infiltrate Christian churches to infect them with New Age, occult doctrine.
2. Those who think they are working for the true God and do not realize they are working for Satan, who knowingly infiltrate Christian churches to infect them with New Age, occult doctrine.
Deceived (Unconscious) Infiltrators
There are two basic types:
1. Christians who have been deceived and believe they are doing the work of the true God, not realizing they are operating under a spirit of witchcraft and are advancing Satan’s plan by promoting a New Age, occult doctrine.
a. They may have been deceived by a conscious occult infiltrator.
b. They also may have been deceived because they have been indoctrinated by occult doctrines within the charismatic “Christian” environment, and are ignorant of the fact that they are practicing witchcraft.
2. And others: in particular, those who have dissociative disorders and are not consciously aware of being an infiltrator who is spreading and promoting a New Age, occult doctrine. For example, they themselves may not be an occultist, but they may have alters who are. (Dissociative disorders will be briefly defined and discussed in a later chapter.)
These two classifications were also described by occultist Alice A. Bailey, with Lucis Trust, the organization the co-author, Carolyn, used to be affiliated with before she came out of the occult. In chapter seven of her book, “The Reappearance of the Christ,” Bailey described the two classifications of those who are working towards the ultimate goal of the physical manifestation of the “kingdom of the Christ” (true Christians recognize this as the kingdom of the final antichrist).1 They are:
1. The “disciples of the Christ” (antichrist) who are consciously working and voluntarily cooperating with his plans.
● These people are being directly influenced by the spiritual Hierarchy to one extent or another.
2. “World conscious men and women,” who are working unconsciously under the guidance of the spiritual Hierarchy.
● Their main mission is to be destroyers of the old ways or builders of the new ways.
→ Important to Note
Slightly unrelated to the topic at hand, but nevertheless an important point to bring up, is the appalling observation that in reading through modern-day charismatic “Christian” literature, much of it is indistinguishable from occult literature, such as the above-referenced book, “The Reappearance of the Christ” by Alice A. Bailey. By simply omitting a few references to Buddha, the entire selection of Bailey’s book can be passed off as a modern-day charismatic book. This speaks to the shocking trend of how doctrines of demons have slowly infiltrated Christianity over many generations, and are now being freely and overtly practiced and accepted. Many Christians blindly accept these doctrines of demons because they have been religiously programmed, usually from a very early age, and do not realize that these false doctrines do not line up with the Word of God.
A. Old versus New
With respect to the writings of Bailey mentioned above, the following is important to understand:
1. The term “spiritual hierarchy” is speaking of the governing group within Satan’s kingdom that is working to manifest his kingdom on earth. Although they employ the help of humans, both in the astral and in the physical, this governing group is composed of spiritual beings who go by various titles, such as so-called “Ascended Masters.” But regardless of how they describe themselves, they are actually fallen angels.
2. “World conscious” is a term used to describe what some may call a “global consciousness.”2
3. When those in the upper echelons of the spiritual hierarchy speak of “destroying the old and building the new,” they are speaking to the part of Satan’s plan to replace the old with the new, in particular:
OLD: Sound interpretation of Scripture by reading the whole Bible in context and using Scripture to interpret Scripture, also known as exegesis.3
NEW: To disguise occult doctrine as simply being “esoteric interpretations” of Scripture. This can be thought of as eisegesis, but charismatics usually call this, “fresh, new revelation.”
●For example, often, occultists will give literal interpretation to metaphorical Scripture, and give metaphorical interpretation to that which is meant to be literal.
OLD: The written Word of God.
NEW: Replacing the written Word of God with modern spoken messages, guidance, and revelation, especially from prophets and seers, and relying on manifestations from the supernatural as validation of such messages, rather than the written Word of God.
OLD: The doctrine of Jesus Christ.
NEW: Seeking answers outside of fundamental, Biblical Christianity, and looking for esoteric meaning, or “fresh revelation” that is supposedly hidden within Scripture.
OLD: Listening to and being led by the voice of the true God.
NEW: Listening to and being led by the voice of one’s own supposed spirit, or the voices of other spiritual beings, as well as listening to and being led by other people, rather than the Spirit of God.
OLD: Prayer (communication with God) being foundational to spiritual warfare and deliverance, specifically prayer that consists of the following:
● the Word of God
● faith in His Word
● obedience to his Word
NEW: Seeking after the supernatural by moving away from prayer (confession, repentance and renunciation), and learning to engage in (move and operate in) the supernatural.
●Christian witches describe this engagement as “spiritual warfare,” and it includes engaging — or attempting to engage — their personal “realm” and other spiritual realms (often through astral travel or projection), and communicating with and commanding supposed angels for that so-called warfare. This book will describe these activities in detail.
OLD: Humbling ourselves before God and seeking after a relationship with our Heavenly Father.
NEW: Seeking after supernatural manifestations.
OLD: Spirit-minded means learning to be more like Jesus Christ in everyday physical circumstances.
NEW: Spirit-minded means seeking to develop spiritual abilities (gifts), with special emphasis in some circles on “moving and operating in the spirit realm.”
OLD: “Fundamentalist” Christians (“fundamentalist” has been purposefully twisted to have a negative context).
NEW: Broad-minded, global-minded, universal-minded (a false unity).
B. Milk versus Solid Food
Many Christians fall right in line with the “old versus new” way of thinking and fall prey to Satan’s plans to destroy the foundational teachings of the Bible and replace them with occult doctrines, in part by misunderstanding and improperly applying Hebrews chapters 5 and 6, where “milk and solid food” is referenced.
Hebrews 5:11-14; 6:1-2 (BSB)
“We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain, because you are dull of hearing. Although by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to reteach you the basic principles of God’s word. You need milk, not solid food! Everyone who lives on milk is still an infant, inexperienced in the message of righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained their sensibilities to distinguish good from evil.
“Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith in God, instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.”
Some twist these verses into meaning that the “milk” is the basics and the “solid” is the more esoteric meaning and application of Scripture — the “deeper things of God,” as they often put it. So they say that since milk is for babies and solid food is for the mature, we should stop drinking milk and start eating meat, as if the basics of our faith and salvation is boring and old and childish.
However, these verses are talking about milk as being the foundational teachings — repentance, faith, baptism, et cetera — and the author (possibly the apostle Paul, but this is disputed4), by instructing people to “leave the elementary teachings of Christ,” is not suggesting to ignore those teachings or throw them out. Nor is he suggesting that the foundation of the doctrine of Christ be ripped up and rebuilt. He is, in essence, saying, “Let us build on the elementary teachings of Christ (the doctrine of Jesus Christ), instead of laying the same foundation over and over again by continuously rehashing the same basic teachings on repentance, faith, et cetera.” He was encouraging growth and maturity based on the foundational teachings, and not encouraging people to forget about the foundation, or to build a completely different foundation. And it’s ironic that those who use these verses to describe their spiritual journey as having matured past the “milk,” have put aside the solid foundation of basic Biblical doctrine and turned to occult teachings, unable to differentiate between what is good and what is evil.
1 Peter 2:2-3 says, “Like newborn infants, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, since you have tasted that the Lord is good.” (BSB)
We don’t “grow up” in our salvation and throw away the elementary teachings of the Word of God because they are part of the “old.” Rather, we grow up in our salvation by building on those elementary teachings. If the deeper revelations of Scripture are not foundationally secured in the basics of the Word of God, then those “deeper revelations” are not of God and they have no place as being part of the building of our faith.
In 1 Corinthians chapter 3, right after Paul admonishes the church he is addressing, telling them they were not capable of the “solid food” of doctrine, but were still being fed the “milk,” because they were like infants and still worldly-minded, he writes in verse 11:
“For no one can lay a foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.” (BSB)
The foundation — the milk, the basics — of our faith and salvation is Jesus Christ. If we have not yet learned the basics of our salvation — if we have not had enough milk of the doctrine of Jesus Christ — we will mistake occult doctrine as being the “deeper things of God,” and will be led astray, away from the solid foundation of Jesus Christ, upon whom our faith is built.
So let us not despise the foundational basics upon which our salvation is built. Let us not throw away the milk. But let us grow up and build upon that which is foundational: the doctrine of Jesus Christ.
1Bailey, Alice A. “Preparation for the Reappearance of the Christ.” The Reappearance of the Christ. New York: Lucis, 2013. Web. www.lucistrust.org/online_books/the_reappearance_the_christ/chapter_seven_preparation_for_the_reappearance_the_christ 183-84.
3For research: “What is the difference between exegesis and eisegesis?” https://www.gotquestions.org/exegesis-eisegesis.html