Prayers Against Witchcraft
Zealousness exists in many forms, and often centers around clear do/don't rules. This is because having a black and white list of do's/don't's and associated punishments/rewards removes all gray areas, and therefore removes all requirements to think, debate and trust onesself. Seeing witchcraft as an evil practice and people as helpless vicitms to "evil", prayers are requested against witchcraft. One such prayer was posted on a blog called "Prayer Against Marine Witchcraft". Marine witchcraft is a term referring to any form of magick in which one prays to or is familiar with water spirits.
On February 21, 2011 Rosaliar posted*:
"I need urgent prayer, I joint a fire church in my home town and without my knowledge I was initiated in witchcraft by the former pastor, I just found this out when we held a 40 day fasting and demons start to manifest and I was one of them in someones body, nobody believe me when i say Im not aware of myinvolvement , please pray for me"
Rosaliar, you can't be initiated without your knowledge. Initiation is like baptism, it requires consent and willingness. Demons started to manifest after a 40 day fast? Awfully suspicious seeing how everyone's blood sugar was low, good chance they were dehydrated, and if you've never experienced fasting before there's a chance you were hallucinating or travelling astrally.
Why is it that the Abrahamic religions of Christianity, Islam and Judaism are so opposed to witchcraft? Well according to 1 Samuel 15:23 "The sin of witchcraft is rebellion." Note this was written when there was in-fighting amongst the Jews over who the rightful King of the Jews should be. They were sick of being ruled by Judges - literal judges who imposed the strict and various laws on the people- so any form of rebellion could quickly turn into a riotous mob. Also, it is argued that witchcraft is rebelling against God by claiming to have the powers of God. John 10:34 "Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?"