Cults and Non-Christian Religions

Also called: Divination, Magic, Paganism, Sorcery
Non-Christian belief systems that deal with supra-normal forces.

Top Bible Verses about Cults and Non-Christian Religions

Exodus 7:10–13

And Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh, and they did so, as Yahweh had commanded. And Aaron threw his staff before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a snake. And Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers, and they also, the magicians of Egypt, did likewise with their secret arts. Each threw down his staff, and they became snakes, and Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs. And Pharaoh’s heart was hard, and he did not listen to them, as Yahweh had said. Read Exodus 7:10–13

Deuteronomy 18:9–14

“When you come to the land that Yahweh your God is giving to you, you must not learn to do like the detestable practices of those nations. There shall not be found among you one who makes his son or his daughter go through the fire, or one who practices divination, or an interpreter of signs, or an augur, or sorcerer, or one who casts magic spells, or one who consults a spirit of the dead, or spiritist, or one who inquires of the dead. For everyone doing these things is detestable to Yahweh, and … Read Deuteronomy 18:9–14

1 Samuel 28:7

So Saul said to his servants, “Search for me a woman who is a medium so that I may go to her and inquire of her.” His servants said to him, “Look there is a woman who is a medium in Endor.” Read 1 Samuel 28:7

Isaiah 2:5–6

House of Jacob, come and let us walk in the light of Yahweh. For you have forsaken your people, house of Jacob, because they are full from the east, and of soothsayers like the Philistines, and they make alliances with the offspring of foreigners. Read Isaiah 2:5–6

Acts 8:9–13

Now a certain man named Simon had been in the city practicing magic and astonishing the people of Samaria, saying he was someone great. They were all paying attention to him, from the least to the greatest, saying, “This man is the power of God that is called ‘Great.’ ” And they were paying attention to him because for a long time he had astonished them with his magic. But when they believed Philip as he was proclaiming the good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both … Read Acts 8:9–13

Famous Christian Quotes About Cults and Non-Christian Religions, Divination, Magic, Paganism, Sorcery

The Change Brought About in Christians

We who formerly delighted in fornication, now embrace chastity alone; we who formerly used magical arts, dedicate ourselves to the good and unbegotten God; we who valued above all things the acquisition of wealth and possessions, now bring what we have into a common stock, and communicate to everyone in need; we who hated and destroyed one another, and on account of their different manners would not live with men of a different tribe, now, since the coming of Christ, live familiarly with them, and pray for our enemies, and endeavor to persuade those who hate us unjustly to live in conformity with the good precepts of Christ, to the end that they may become partakers with us of the same joyful hope of a reward from God the ruler of all.

Justin Martyr

Satan Has His Miracles

The mark of sound doctrine given by our Savior himself is its tendency to promote the glory not of men, but of God. Our Savior having declared this to be the test of doctrine, we are in error if we regard as miraculous works that are used for any other purpose than to magnify the name of God. And it becomes us to remember that Satan has his miracles, which, although they are tricks rather than true wonders, are still such as to delude the ignorant and unwary.

John Calvin

The Distinction of Christianity

Every religion, except one, puts you upon doing something in order to recommend yourself to God.… It is only the religion of Christ, which runs counter to all the rest, by affirming that we are saved and called with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to the Father’s own purpose and grace, which was [not sold out to us on certain conditions to be fulfilled by ourselves, but was] given us, in Christ, before the world began.

Augustus M. Toplady
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