“What does the Bible say about astrology or the Zodiac? Is astrology something a Christian should study?”……Answer: The Bible has much to say about the stars. Most basic to our understanding of the stars is that God created them. They show His power and majesty. The heavens are God's "handiwork" (Psalm 8:319:1). He has all […]

“Who / what were the Nephilim?”……Answer: The Nephilim ("fallen ones, giants") were the offspring of sexual relationships between the sons of God and daughters of men in Genesis 6:1-4. There is much debate as to the identity of the "sons of God." It is our contention that the "sons of God" were fallen angels (demons) […]

“What is the occult?”……The dictionary defines "occult" as "that which is hidden, secret and mysterious, particularly that which pertains to the supernatural." Examples of occult practices are astrology, witchcraft (Wicca), the black arts, fortune telling, magic (both black and white), Ouija boards, Tarot cards, spiritism, parapsychology, and Satanism. Human beings have always been interested in […]

“What is a pagan? What is paganism?”……Answer: From a Christian viewpoint, pagans are generally characterized as those who are caught up in any religious ceremony, act, or practice that is not distinctly Christian. Correspondingly, Jews and Muslims also use the term "pagans" to describe those outside their religion. Others define the term "paganism" as any […]

“What are the origins of Halloween?”……Answer: Whatever its origins or history, Halloween is celebrated in many different ways by all sorts of people around the world. Traditionally, it was known as All Hallows' Eve, when the dead were remembered. Over time, it became cultural. For Americans, it has become extremely commercialized. We begin to see […]

“What does the Bible say about necromancy?”……Answer: Necromancy is defined as the conjuring of the spirits of the dead for purposes of magically revealing the future or influencing the course of events. In the Bible, necromancy is also called "divination," "sorcery" and "spiritism" and is forbidden many times in Scripture (Leviticus 19:26Deuteronomy 18:10Galatians 5:19-20Acts 19:19) […]

“Can a Christian today perform an exorcism? What does the Bible say about casting out demons?”……Exorcism (commanding demons to leave other people) was practiced by various people in the Gospels and the Book of Acts-the disciples as part of Christ’s instructions (Matthew 10); …others using Christ’s name …Mark 9:38…38 John said to Jesus, "Teacher, we […]