If you can be a Christian rapper who frequents strip clubs or a Christian model who poses in scanty lingerie, why can't you take this one step farther? Why can't you be a Christian witch?
In the words of "Christian witch" Rev. Valerie Love, "My job as a minister of the living God, as an ordained minister of spiritual consciousness is freedom, to set us free. ... People are in religious bondage because religion told you what to think, what to do. I'm not here to tell you what to think. I'm here to support you in how to think."
How liberating it is to be a Christian witch!
What makes Love's story even more bizarre is that she was born into a witch's household -- hence, "born a witch" -- then was a Jehovah's Witness from the ages of 4 to 30.
So, she now fashions herself a Bible-believer and has recently launched the Covenant of Christian Witches Mystery School with the ultimate goal being "self-realization."
And it appears that Love is not the only "Christian witch." That helps explain why, last November, Jennifer LeClaire published a "Prophetic Warning: 'Christian' Witches Rising Using the Name of Jesus."
Of course, this is absolutely crazy and totally unbiblical and completely heretical. This is calling light darkness and darkness light. And this is certainly a jump from being a Christian lingerie model or a strip-club frequenting Christian rapper.
The Shocking Survey
But it is a jump in the same direction. The direction of spiritual compromise. The direction of spiritual deception. The direction of anything goes in Jesus' name.
Ironically (and somewhat prophetically), the link I'm looking at right now on the Christian Post has a list of articles on the right column of the page. One of the articles is the one from which I cited Love's words, titled, "Christian Witch Claims Christ Followers Can Practice Witchcraft, Despite Biblical Warnings." Immediately below that article is this one: "Most Evangelicals Believe God Accepts Worship of All Religions, Study Shows." How striking!
As reported by Leonardo Blair, "In the survey [which was commissioned by Ligonier Ministries] in which a representative sample of 3,000 Americans were interviewed, evangelicals were asked about their views on a series of theological statements including: 'God accepts the worship of all religions, including Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.'"
How did they respond?
"Some 51 percent of respondents were shown to agree with the statement, while 42 percent disagreed. Two years earlier in 2016, 49 percent of evangelicals were found to agree with the statement while 43 percent said they disagreed."
Is Christianity True?
Think about this for a moment. Roughly half of these professing evangelicals believe that God accepts the worship of a Muslim just as He accepts the worship of a Christian.
Yet, according to Islam, Jesus is not the Son of God. He did not die for our sins. He is not part of the Trinity. And He is certainly not the only way to God.
So, if Islam is true, Christianity is not.
Similarly, in Judaism, Jesus is not the divine Messiah who died for the sins of the world, rose from the dead, and ascended to the right hand of the Father. In Judaism, Jesus is for Gentiles, not for Jews, which means that, in Judaism, the New Testament is not true.
Conversely, if the claims of the gospel are true, then Jews and Muslims need Jesus, along with Hindus, Buddhists, atheists, and others. That's why Christian missionaries go around the world sharing their faith. Everyone needs the Lord!
The point I'm making, then, is quite simple.
Compromised and Confused
We American evangelicals have been compromised and confused in our faith for years. We are morally compromised and we are doctrinally confused, and the situation is getting worse, not better.
Little wonder, then, that we have gay-affirming congregations that claim to be Bible-believing.
Little wonder, then, that we have professing Christians involved in the most sinful and worldly professions.
Little wonder, then, that a large percentage of evangelicals have thoroughly unbiblical beliefs.
And little wonder that we have "Christian witches."