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Okay To Watch Witchcraft Shows

Is it okay for Christians to watch shows like Charmed, which is about witchcraft? This is what one episode was about: Piper falls for the ghost of a recently murdered man who needs her help. Meanwhile, Phoebe works as a psychic to help others and make money for Prue's birthday present.

Moderator - No.

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I think it comes down to this:

Just what stories are "permissible", and which ones aren't? If it's not permisssible to watch a show about witchcraft (because witchcraft is forbidden), then it should not be permissible to watch crime shows (because they are about theft and murder).

For that matter, you might as well burn your old testament, becuase it's full of stories of adultery and theft and murder and idolatry.

Yet this doesn't stop anyone from reading it.
---StrongAxe on 1/5/08

What fellowship has light with darkness? NO of course it's not good veiwing but some will say it's okay but then other sins are sticking out like a sore thumb yet they refuse to acknoknowledge their error.
---Carla5754 on 1/4/08

you dont want to watch garbage like that-but it is no different than watching anything you shouldn't.If you "feel"like you shouldn't watch certain shows then you shouldn't watch them.
---donald on 1/4/08

Thank you for the wise counsel from the gallery.
I must admit, I like the straight to the point answers from the Moderators. No wiggle room.
---Mike on 1/3/08

No ! It is a bad omen. In watching witchcraft shows you welcome yourself to be under the influence of demonic opression. Omens are real, God has power to release you from the bondage of supernatural oppression but if you want to tease the most high and stirr him to Jealoius then you deserve what you get.

Be wise in what you give your time to.
---Marcia on 8/22/07

Christianity is starting to sound more and more like an authoritarian government run amok. People, step back and look at this question... Do you really believe that "god" would want you too seek the approval of ancient, unverified, historical-inaccuracy ridden texts in order to watch a silly, FICTIONAL show? I feel sick knowing that these people are electing our leaders...
---mattley on 8/21/07

I use to watch charmed & now I avoid the reruns for I am in the truth. Watching any witchcraft show or movie whether it be hollywood or a documentary is not of God.
Watching Charmed is the same as reading & watching harry potter ~ it is sinnful.
---candice on 8/18/07

Okay To Watch Witchcraft Shows?

If you want to become a witch.
You can't serve two masters, you'll hate the one and love the other.
If watching witchcraft shows brings meaning into your life, you really haven't picked up your cross and made the decision to follow Christ. The world still has you, and if you're not careful, you can be pulled back.
---Michelle on 8/18/07

Okay To Watch Witchcraft Shows
Is it okay for Christians to watch shows like Charmed, which is about witchcraft? .

"Moderator - No."

And the Moderator's answer is NO.
It's as true today as it was when the question was posted. If you're watching Charmed, you can be Charmed right out of anything the Lord would have for you.
So watch Charmed, mix light and dark, it will not all come out in the wash.
"Depart from me, I never knew you."
---Mario on 8/18/07

No, it is not alright for Christians to watch shows like Charmed. To watch is to participate. If you happen to hear a voice whispering your name, then you know where it came from - Charmed. Shows like that have evil spirits operating them.
---Helen_5378 on 8/18/07

Col 2:15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.[fn4]

Personally, I stay away from witchy, sorcery, (except maybe Merlin), astrology,etc
but if I'm exposed to this stuff and I think that it might be a problem I know I have an advocate with the Father.

---Andrea on 8/18/07

Absolutety not. As God's people we have to be careful to guard our minds against evil which would include what we choose to watch on television. That is where satan attacks, the mind. This is why we are to put on the warrior's armour stated in Ephesians, 6:12-17.
---Cynthia on 8/17/07

Raine; what is your point in this scripture? And whom are you addressing it to?
---Rebecca_D on 8/11/06

These people draw near to Me with their mouth,honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. In vain they worship Me, Is 29:13 Give no sleep to your eyes.Nor slumber to your eyelids. Deliver yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter. And like a bird from the hand of the fowler. (one who catches in a trap or snare)Prov 6:4
---Raine on 8/10/06

We were baptized together @ 12 yrs old, today she's in her 40's. She's fallen completely away from the church. I cannot judge your watching a witchcraft show, it gives no Glory to God. We're to avoid the appearance of evil. I am to defend my "pea patch", and pray for household salvation for entire family. Charmed may be on 1st floor of the witchcraft house, satanism on top floor - but it's all in the same house.
---Rachel on 8/9/06

Rachel; unlike your friend, I am not hooked on this show. I just like watching it. I don't play with a ouija board nor do I want to speak to the dead (demons). She is still young it seems and wasn't on solid ground with God in the fist place, that is why she is how she is today.
---Rebecca_D on 8/9/06

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Do not watch Charmed. It's a hook. My cousin is obsessed with show. Cannot quit watching, now she plays with ouija board, goes to the cemetary and calls up the dead. She quit going to church. I've witnessed to her, she listens, we're the same age and very close. Resist the devil and he will flee. Resist watching this show.
---Rachel on 8/6/06

JohnT: thanks for the reminder.

I have dropped the discussion already.
---Madison1101 on 7/20/06

Linda I'm glad I made you smile. What visual that is, everybody wandering around with no eyes, hands, mouth!
God Bless You,
---sue on 7/20/06

Daph! I DID read the whole blog. But you're correct. I guess it would be better to go to heaven with no eyes, hands or whatever than to go to hell whole. I was just trying to say that evil is ALL around and it's very hard not to see it, almost every single day.
God bless,sue
---sue on 7/20/06

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Happy is a man whose heart condems him not for the things that he allows.
---Truth on 7/20/06

Madison & Rebecca ::Have you ever stopped to think that you are both being used as pawns in this devils game of "lets get Even"As christians you call one another SISTERS -so behave like Good if you would care to listen to an RC.Peace ladies
---Emcee on 7/20/06

Madison, it has been a few days since I last replied, my amends were sincere.
---Rebecca_D on 7/20/06

Madison, this is a professional, personal, peer-level question TO YOU ALONE.

Please reflect on your vulnerabilities that Rebecca stomped on here.

Obviously, from your replies, and desire to continue (her position is entrenched) it may be that validation is a sensitive area for you.

Had she been a client, what things would you have done differently, and what strategies would you employ to feed into her needs, avoiding conclict? (they are obvious to any perceptive person)
---John_T on 7/20/06

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Rebecca: I work all day, and do not have a computer at my summer job. Therefore, I was unable to reply immediately to your attempt at an amends.
---Madison1101 on 7/19/06

Rebecca: I have been at work all day, and not able to access a computer, so I have been unable to accept your attempt at amends, and reply in kind. From the way you are acting in regards to my lack of reply, it would appear your amends were insincere.

You go ahead and watch whatever you want. I will pray for you and your husband's ministry.
---Madison1101 on 7/19/06

Just a bunch of handless, eyeless, moteless (for sure since the eyes are gone) people in utter confusion just wondering what to do next. The very image of that makes me makes me want to roll on the floor laughing. Thank you Sue. The good news is that there is only one righteous enough to wield the axe...and He has laid it to the root of the tree called Adam and dealt with the whole mess ahead of time.
---Linda6563 on 7/19/06

Sue, could you even imagine a "hand chopping, eye plucking, mote removing service" in this day? Everybody would bring their own axe to grind only to discover they need their own hands chopped off, their own eyes plucked out, and their own mote removed. That would leave them with nothing to wield the axe to chop off the hands, pluck out the eyes, or remove the mote from anyone else.
---Linda6563 on 7/19/06

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Sue, Scripture says it is better to enter heaven missing an eye, an arm, or a foot, than to enter hell as a "whole" person. Might have been wise for you to read the entire blog rather than comment.
---daphn8897 on 7/19/06

Rebecca, Perhaps Madison would respond if you actually addressed her. But, since you refuse to even spell her name correctly, how can she take seriously your attempt at "amends". I wouldn't.
---daphn8897 on 7/19/06

WOW do you really think it would be better for Rebecca to PLUCK HER EYES out than to watch a silly FAKE show on television? There is so much evil in this world, more so than a dumb tv show (every try watching the news).....we'd all be walking around with no eyes! Anyhow if Rebecca plucked out her eyes she'd end up in a mental hospital!
God bless,
---sue on 7/19/06

I am trying to make amends with this situation, but she won't reply back. I agree we took it to far and made it childish.
---Rebecca_D on 7/19/06

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Madison1101 and Rebecca:

Each of you go to your rooms until you can each find your "happy faces" We have to play nice in this sand box, girls. Please smile at this silly humor attempt, OK?

Moderator - Yes, please stop.
---John_T on 7/19/06

Madision, so I guess your not willing to make amends on this? I honestly don't have anything against you, but as of right now I don't see the things you see, and vice versa. If all of us agreed on every little thing, what would we talk about? How would we come to a greater understanding if we all agreed on everything?
---Rebecca_D on 7/19/06

I think we need to draw a line in the sand and say no to the devi's tv. If you watch shows with witchcraft, then what else do you watch shows with? Bestiality? Homosexuality? Rape? Murder? Polygamy? Incest?
---Dmetrius on 7/19/06

The words above came from a TV website that gave the synopsis of shows. That is how I learned it. It is a direct quote from the website.
---Madison1101 on 7/19/06

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Sometimes you have to just sigh or shake your head and walk away. Know what I mean?
---Bruce5656 on 7/19/06


You may be correct in what you say, but it is just as disrespectful to not understand that the very words of the Lord himself have been turned upside down in Traditional thought.
---Robert on 7/19/06

Madision, I am 31. but you have to do more than glance at the tv to even post what was going on with the show above, right? What did you do Madision, glance or look? There is a difference. I honesty don't have a problem with you, I just don't understand why someone would harp on me over a tv show, if you would recall, you were the one whom attack me first, we both was expressing our own opinions, right? Let's just call it quits and talk about something that we both can come to an agreement. Sound fair?
---Rebecca_D on 7/18/06

Rebecca: Are you incapable of spelling my name right? I have asked you repeatedly to stop spelling it wrong and yet you continue to do so. It shows great disrespect to spell someone's name wrong repeatedly.
---Madison1101 on 7/18/06

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If I am in the room when it is on at work, OH WELL.

Ido not intentionally put my eyes on that show, you do. Take those verse to heart. They are for you.

In Sunday School the kids sang "Be careful little eyes what you see, for the Father up above is looking down in love, Be careful little eyes what you see."
---Madison1101 on 7/18/06

Rebecca: How old are you? This is getting so petty and childish, I do not know why I even reply.

Of course, I may glance at the TV when I enter the room to see what is on. Of course, I may glance at it in passing through a room.

The synopsis of the show is not an opinion, but the show's producers' write up of the storyline of the show.

What is your problem with me? I choose not to view the program for my pleasure and suggested that you do the same.
---Madison1101 on 7/18/06

Madision, so without seeing what is on tv, you know exactly what happens? How is that possible by just hearing what they say? Your reasearch was about someone else's opinion, and you are going by what someone else says, right? John T she has a choice, she can turn her eyes away from the tube, but instead she had to have watched it in order for her to quote what was going on. Madision, those scriptures are for you as well for you have two eyes just as I do.
---Rebecca_D on 7/18/06

Mark 9:Mark 9:47And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell,
---Madison1101 on 7/17/06

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Matthew 5:29If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.

Matthew 18:9And if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.
---Madison1101 on 7/17/06

Rebecca, what part of madison1101's response here do you not understand? "I do not have a choice."

Do you mean for to quit because the TV is on, or do you mean for her to create a rukus, and get fired just to suit your views?

It is sooo easy to condemn another Christian; that is how our Accuser works. And you do it to her.

Could there be an open area in your life where the Enemy works that causes you to be so closed-minded on this because you do not have victory there?
---John_T on 7/17/06

Rebecca, when you are fighting for your own right to watch a TV program and defending that right in the eyes of others, that is not peace. It is fighting. Jesus gave the example and I placed those Scriptures in my response. You can either stand in peace like He did or you can continue to defend your "right".
---Linda6563 on 7/17/06

My research, on the internet, is to read what a TV website says is the synopsis of the show. That was for the ability to discuss it intelligently with you.
---Madison1101 on 7/17/06

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Rebecca: You need to grow up. I am working while on the job, while the TV is on. I am at a table, talking to my clients, crocheting, teaching them to crochet, reading with them, playing Scrabble with them. I may not be looking at the TV, but I certainly am not DEAF. I can hear it.
---Madison1101 on 7/17/06

Daphn; Well apperantly she didn't choose to take her eyes away from the tv because she knows what is going on with the show. So with her doing that and telling me it is wrong all at the same time, she is in the wrong. I have no idea what the black arts is, I don't know much about witchcraft, just what I watch on charmed and all of us know (should know) that the shows on tv are not real. So for you to condone that she too watches this show and refuses time and time again to admit it you are just at fault.
---Rebecca_D on 7/17/06

Yes, Madison is in control of her eyes - and avoids it when/if she can. So are you. I will tell you this - as one who's personally left the practice of the "black arts," by choosing to partake of this particular evil, you are inviting demons into your home. I hope you "wake up and smell the coffee" before it's too late - for there are consequenses for willinginly partaking and linking arms with darkness.
---daphn8897 on 7/17/06

Daphn; Madision, is in control of her eyes, is she not? So we know that she does, so therefore she has a choice to watch it or not. She didn't say she does the best she can to avoid it, she said that if she can she doesn't watch it, notice she said IF. She done research to see what other people had to say, and then went along with them. How am I walking away from peace from God Linda?
---Rebecca_D on 7/17/06

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I do not allow 'charmed' in my home do to it being stupid. My wife likes to watch those 'fix you house shows'-I like only history channel. I admit I watch that one the 'whisperer' show, with Jennifer love Hewitt, but I do so with the sound off while doing paperwork. I dont care about the show/plot, I just like to see her. Those occult shows are more stupid than evil, God gave us better things to do with our time, even if it be paperwork.
---MIkeM on 7/16/06

1Pe 2:22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
1Pe 2:23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
1Pe 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
1Pe 2:25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
---Linda6563 on 7/15/06

Rebecca, if you are at peace in your heart regarding this TV show, then why don't you just stand in that peace knowing God instead of walking away from Him in an attempt to justify that peace? Jesus, who is Peace, needs no justification or defense. Your testimony would be better proven by your silence than by your defensiveness.

1Pe 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
---Linda6563 on 7/15/06

Rebecca, You accuse Madison of doing the same as you. She has not. You are in control of your TV. She is not in control of the TV at her place of employment, and even indicated that she does the best she can to avoid watching it. She also stated she did research in order to be able to talk with you about it. I do not see judgement from her, but love for you and for the Body of Christ. I see only defensiveness from you... which usually means an "idol" was touched.
---daphn8897 on 7/14/06

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Rebecca: You can justify all you want. I am not able to control what is on the TV at my work place. I am not allowed to leave the TV room when I am assigned to it. I do not have a choice. You control the remote on your TV, and you choose to watch the witchcraft.

Your certainly are in my prayers. So is your husband. I firmly believe that your dabbling in the witchcraft through your television viewing is having an impact on your husband's sermons, and effectiveness in his ministry.
---Madison1101 on 7/14/06

Rebecca; A television show is not harmless. It manifests the desires of our heart as to what we like but may not be willing to tell others. It has desensitized children to violence and the evils of the occult and witchcraft. And witchcraft and those who followed it were condemned in the old teastament hon. Please put it away. May God bless you.
---Shari on 7/14/06

Rebecca; What I posted was in reference to Christians watching TV about witchcraft hon. And if you had eyes to read you would see my brother does not want to be a woman. I stated that repeatedly. But go cast stones anyway. May God bless you.
---Shari on 7/14/06


Do you recall the trolls who came to make trouble about 2 months ago?

they stirred up others ny insinuating, or outright telling others, including me that they are not a Christian because ----

With the posts of the 2 Rebeccas here, could this be a repeat, using female names, this time?

By thier fruits you know them, and they seem to be throwing lots of rotten apples around
---JohnT on 7/14/06

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Madision, you were the one who attack me first. All I done was posted what I watched on and then you were the one who went off on how wrong it was and how badly I was sinning. I for one don't harp on others for the same thing I do. That is wrong. If you think I am in the wrong Madision, then pray for me, cast stones at me, even though you are good at it. Do everyone a favor, don't bark up someone's tree when your doing the same thing. Your not forced to do anything.
---Rebecca_D on 7/14/06

Judge not or you will be judged. With the same standard one uses in the judgment of others, that one will be judged by those same standards. Judge righteous judgment. The only righteous judgment is the judgment of self. Why judge what we may consider another indiscretion when we have so many to discern within ourselves. We stain at a net and swallow a camel.

If we will not judge others we will not be justifiably or unwarrantably judged.
---josef on 7/14/06

Rebecca: You told Shari "but you harp on me on a harmless tv show." You just won't accept the show is not harmless. Would you accept that if your husband were watching pornography? Of course not. You are watching something that gives glory to Satan and his angels. That, to me, is double minded.

We are supposed to be holy, as He is holy. Holiness means set apart.

You asked on another blog about people knowing we are Christians. How would anyone know you are a Christian?
---Madison1101 on 7/14/06

Rebecca 2: You have yet to spell my name right when you address me. People who live in glass houses...
---Madison1101 on 7/13/06

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Rebecca: I think Bruce was right. "I think she doth protest too much."

If you were not feeling defensive you would not feel it necessary to attack me. I called you on an area of sin in your life, and you didn't like it. For a preacher's wife, who casts aspersions on others, you can't take what you give out.
---Madison1101 on 7/13/06

The point of the verse is that those who take pleasure in the wicked things others do are equal participants. There is nothing taken out of context there at all. Read the passage for yourself.
---Bruce5656 on 7/13/06

Rebecca D - I too have been drunk in the Holy Spirit and I can tell you first hand that in that state all I had desire for was the Lord Jesus. Something is not right about what you are saying.
---Helen_5378 on 7/13/06

Song of Solomon 2:15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.
Esau sold his birthright for beans,he did not think it mattered either.
---Exzucuh on 7/13/06

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Bruce; I don't envolve myself in witchcraft, Be careful, for you are taking away scriptures out of the bible. A person can't take little parts of different scriptures to throw at someone, so that verses doesn't apply to me, for I don't hate God. Shire, it would be under How to love a gay family member. Shari; You need to say what you said to me to your brother. You call me double minded, but your brother wants to become a woman and your fine with that, but you harp on me on a harmless tv show.
---Rebecca_D on 7/13/06

Madsion, you don't watch this show out of choice but yet you know so much about it. You turn away if you can, (if you can, forced to watch it right?) Interested perhaps? reading what other people have said and watching the show, you would get two different opinions. What other shows are you "forced" to watch and I will tell you if I watch them and you can have something else to harp on me about. Helen, I have been drunk in the Holy Ghost, falling out in the spirit, and I still watch the show.
---Rebecca_D on 7/13/06

Shira: I should have typed Shari. Sorry for the typo. The blog is "How to love a gay family member."
---Madison1101 on 7/13/06

In the words of the bard: "The lady doth protest too much, methinks."

Incidently, try this on for size:
Romans 1:29-32, "Being filled with all unrighteousness...wickedness...inventors of evil things..., Without understanding, they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them."
---Bruce5656 on 7/13/06

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What communion hath light with darkness and ye cannot sit at the Lord's table and serve the tables of devils. David said there is none on earth I desire but thee. His desire was to dwell in the house of the Lord. Speak of theses things when thou sittest, when thou riseth, when thou walketh in the way. Pray without ceasing. It's a shame so many religious ones (pharisees) cry "give us Barrabbas.) And of course; Love not the world as John said.
---Shari on 7/13/06

A kingdom divided will fall. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. Thy desire shall be towards thy husband(Christ). Seek those things where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. To be carnally minded is sin and death. Suffer a witch not to live. Rebellion is as witchcraft and covetousness as idolatry. Why would any Christian want to watch that which goes against the word and He who is to be their first love?
---Shari on 7/12/06

Rebecca and Madison, Could you tell me the blog concerning Shira's brother. I really need to look at it. Thanks
---shira on 7/12/06

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