4185 sorcery and magic
The attempt to discover or influence the future by means forbidden by God, including the use of divination, astrology or witchcraft. Such practices are strongly condemned in Scripture.
Examples of magic and sorcery
Magic practices Rev 18:23 Babylon, here, represents the world as the centre of seduction.
Divination Zec 10:2
Examples of those who practised sorceryEgyptian magicians: Ex 7:11; Ex 8:18 Balaam: Nu 22:6; Nu 23:23
2Ki 21:6 Manasseh, king of Judah; Isa 47:9-13 the Babylonians; Ac 8:9-11 Simon of Samaria; Ac 13:6-8 Bar-Jesus of Cyprus; Ac 19:19 people in Ephesus
All sorcery and magic is strongly forbidden
God is stronger than sorcerers and magicians
God’s judgment comes upon sorcerers and magicians
King Saul was judged for occult practices 1Ch 10:13-14
Jesus Christ can deliver from occultism
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