The Bible Does Not Condemn the Practice of Magic

Faith & Belief by Jarred James Breaux

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Many modern fundamentalist churches condemn the practices of divination, fortune-telling, and magic. It is said that these powers derive from Satan. On multiple occasions, the Bible does condemn dark magic, power used to undermine the work of God. However, the Bible does not condemn all practices of magic outright, just those which cause harm against others.

Hebrew priest often used divination stones known as Urim and Thummim to communicate with God. Modern scholars believe that Urim and Thummim is a form of cleromancy,  in which an outcome is interpreted by the random placement of stones as a message from God.

In the breastpiece of judgement you shall put the Urim and the Thummim, and they shall be on Aaron’s heart when he goes in before the Lord; thus Aaron shall bear the judgement of the Israelites on his heart before the Lord continually.

Exodus 28:30

Cleromancy was practiced in many…

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