With today being known as Halloween, I thought I would share with you the Scripture verses that deal with witchcraft, sorcery, and the calling up of spirits. See for yourself how strongly God feels about these things.
Ye shall not regard them that work with spirits,
neither Soothsayers: ye shall not seek to them to be
defiled by them, I am the Lord your God.
6 If any turn after such as work with spirits,
and after soothsayers to go a whoring after them,
then will I set my face against that person, and will
cut him off from among his people.
27 And if a man or woman have a spirit of
divination, or soothsaying in them, they shall die the
death: they shall stone them to death, their blood
shall be upon them.
10 Let none be found among you that maketh his
son or his daughter to go thorough the fire, or that
useth witchcraft, or a regarder of times, or a marker
of the flying of fowls, or a sorcerer,
11 Or a charmer, or that counseleth with spirits, or
a soothsayer, or that asketh counsel at the dead.
12 For all that do such things are abomination
unto the Lord, and because of these abominations
the Lord thy God doth cast them out before thee.
1 Samuel 28:1-15
1 Now at that time the Philistines assembled
their bands and army to fight with Israel: therefore
Achish said to David, Be sure, thou shalt go out
with me to the battle, thou, and thy men.
2 And David said to Achish, Surely thou shalt
know what thy servant can do. And Achish said to
David, Surely I will make thee keeper of mine head
3 (Samuel was then dead, and all Israel had
lamented him, and buried him in Ramah his own
city: and Saul had put away the sorcerers, and the
Soothsayers out of the land.)
4 Then the Philistines assembled themselves, and
came and pitched in Shunem: and Saul assembled
all Israel, and they pitched in Gilboa.
5 And when Saul saw the host of the Philistines,
he was afraid, and his heart was sore astonied.
6 Therefore Saul asked counsel of the Lord, and
the Lord answered him not, neither by dreams, nor
by Urim, nor yet by Prophets.
7 Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me
a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go
to her, and ask of her. And his servants said to him,
Behold, there is a woman at En Dor that hath a
8 Then Saul changed himself, and put on other
raiment, and he went, and two men with him, and
they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray
thee, conjecture unto me by the familiar spirit, and
bring me him up whom I shall name unto thee.
9 And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou
knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath destroyed
the sorcerers, and the soothsayers out of the land:
wherefore then seekest thou to take me in a snare
to cause me to die?
10 And Saul swore to her by the Lord, saying,
As the Lord liveth, no harm shall come to thee for
11 Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up
unto thee? And he answered, Bring me up Samuel.
12 And when the woman saw Samuel, she cried
with a loud voice, and the woman spake to Saul, saying,
Why hast thou deceived me? for thou art Saul.
13 And the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for
what sawest thou? And the woman said unto Saul,
I saw gods ascending up out of the earth.
14 Then he said unto her, What fashion is he of?
And she answered, An old man cometh up lapped in
a mantel: and Saul knew that it was Samuel, and he
inclined his face to the ground, and bowed himself.
15 And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou
disquieted me, to bring me up? Then Saul answered,
I am in great distress: for the Philistines make war
against me, and God is departed from me, and answereth
me no more, neither by Prophets, neither
by dreams: therefore I have called thee, that thou
mayest tell me, what I shall do.
1 Chronicles 10:13
13 So Saul died for his transgression that he committed
against the Lord, even against the word of
the Lord which he kept not, and in that he sought
and asked counsel of a familiar spirit,
2 Chronicles 33:5-6
5 And he built altars for all the host of the heaven
in the two courts of the house of the Lord.
6 And he caused his sons to pass through the
fire in the valley of Ben-hinnom: he gave himself to
witchcraft and to charming, and to sorcery, and he used
them that had familiar spirits, and soothsayers: he did
very much evil in the sight of the Lord to anger him.
19 And when they shall say unto you, Inquire
at them that have a spirit of divination, and at the
soothsayers which whisper and murmur, Should
not a people inquire at their God? from the living
to the dead?
12 And I will cut off thine enchanters out of thine
hand: and thou shalt have no more soothsayers.
4 Because of the multitude of the fornications
of the harlot that is beautiful, and is a mistress of
witchcraft, and selleth the people through her whoredom,
and the nations through her witchcrafts.
5 Behold, I come upon thee, saith the Lord of
hosts, and will discover thy skirts upon thy face,
and will show the nations thy filthiness, and the
kingdoms thy shame.
6 And I will cast filth upon thee, and make thee
vile, and will set thee as a gazing stock.
7 And it shall come to pass, that all they that look
upon thee, shall flee from thee, and say, Nineveh is
destroyed, who will have pity upon her? where shall
I seek comforters for thee?
19 Moreover the works of the flesh are manifest,
which are adultery, fornication, uncleanness, wantonness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, debate, emulations,
wrath, contentions, seditions, heresies,
21 Envy, murders, drunkenness, gluttony, and
such like, whereof I tell you before, as I also have
told you before, that they which do such things, shall
not inherit the kingdom of God.