To read a compelling account of the journey from witchcraft to christ, it’s worth getting a copy of Doreen’s Story. The classic Christian testimony charts one woman’s entanglement with the occult, drugs, and prostitution. Not only is this account compelling, but it’s still just as timely today. You can learn from Doreen’s experience, even if you aren’t ready to accept Christ just yet.
Sarah Sumpolec was in college and attending an InterVarsity large group, which teaches students to live as living sacrifices for God. At the time, however, she was a practicing witch who had once set up an altar in her room. She was convicted of her sin and repented of her behavior. During the InterVarsity meeting, Sarah began to study the Bible in a new light and began to understand why Christians practice sacrificial piety.
Christian believers need to know that Wiccans do not practice the same religion as Christians, as many Wiccans and Satanists try to convince Christians that their practices have nothing to do with evil. The truth, however, makes such a claim untrue and invalidates urban legends. Truth also makes GCBs and evangelists look like lies, which Christians cannot tolerate. However, they must be aware that Wiccans and Satanists are in fact evil, and they are not doing God any favors by denying Him.
A classic Christian testimony is Doreen Irvine’s From Witchcraft to Christ. This book tells the story of a woman who was trapped in the occult and was seduced into satanic rituals. However, her journey to reclaim her freedom from a life of slavery to Satan reveals an important lesson for believers today. This story is just as relevant today as it was in the past.
Christian converts like dramatic tales, but they are skeptics of such supernatural claims. Christians also love dramatic turnaround stories and are taught not to ask questions about these tall tales. For instance, Mary Irvine claimed to levitate, read minds, manifest apports, and kill birds mid-flight just by looking. She was even told to become Queen of the Black Witches by her chief Satanist.
The Christian Church also has a history of criticizing witchcraft, but Christianity has been more successful in honoring women. While the Bible declares men and women equal, the Church has made an exception. Women have special significance as the image bearers of God. Even during the ministry of Christ, women often accompanied Him. Jesus also treated a Samaritan woman with respect despite her status as an outcast in Jewish society.
Sarah McCoy’s journey from witchcraft to christ began when she was a teenager. She read books on spells and bought crystals and incense. As she progressed through high school, she integrated witchcraft into her life. She set up an altar in her room, invited spirits to guide her, and cast spells to change her circumstances. At age thirteen, she enrolled in a cult at a local occult school. Afterwards, she re-established her relationship with the church.
While Christianity condemns magic in literature, they consider it non-evil. Christians distinguish between real-life magic and pretend magic. Real-life magic requires a supernatural power source, either a holy or evil one. Christianity also has a demonology, which is a belief in a spirit or being that can cast spells. This makes Christian demonology a more palatable way to engage in magic.