Updated: Aug 19, 2021
I follow many social media platforms for witches, and one question I see asked a lot is, "can I be a witch and a Christain." I always respond by saying something along the lines of, "Yes, you can be both."
Witches work with various deities all the time, and I see no reason why you can't work with the Christian God too. This is the Guardian Angel Prayer that a Christain might say:
Guardian Angel Prayer
"Angel of God, my Guardian dear, to whom God's love commits me here, ever this day (or night) be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen."
The prayer sounds a lot like an incantation a witch might say during a protection ritual—witchcraft isn't a religion; it's a practice. You can be Christian and practice witchcraft. Christianity already has so much magic and paranormality weaved throughout it. I say there are no rules. None.
These are just my opinions. Considering must witches, I know are very open-minded and believe spirituality is an individual journey. No one person, book, or organization should tell you how to follow it.
Thus, I decided why not talk to a Christian Priest and get their opinion if a Christian can be a witch.
It took multiple phone calls to several churches before finding a pastor willing to meet with me and answer my questions. Not surprisingly to me, he had one condition, and that was I did not mention his particular church.
Interview with Pastor Mark
I met with Pastor Mark in a medium-sized church just outside Baltimore on a cold Friday afternoon. The Church was quaint, which surprised me because I was expecting one of those mega-churches.
Below is the interview
How long have you been a pastor?
"It has been a little over twenty years since I first became a pastor. I actually started as an Army Chaplain Assistant. After I got out of the Army, I attended a Divinity school in North Carolina, where I got my Masters of Divinity degree. Shortly after that, I started working as a pastor in a church in North Carolina."
What Does the Bible Say About Witchcraft
"The Bible mentions sorcerers, mediums, fortune tellers, and necromancers, which is just another way of saying witchcraft. Um, hmm, give me a minute." (Pastor Mark starts going through his Bible and begins to read from it) "Here it is, Galatians 5:20-21: Idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God."
(I'm not sure if I was giving him a dirty look or if I looked confused.)
"You know, I think this might be more straight forward" (He begins to flip through the pages some more.) "Okay, Revelation 21-8: But for the cowardly, the faithless, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death."
Are you saying the Bible says Witches are going to go to Hell?
"Not necessarily. A witch can be a born-again Christian and be saved from the fires of Hell. But, If the witch does not accept Christ as their Lord and Savior, they will face the eternal flames of Hell."
(At this point, I'm asking myself why did I think I could have a conversation with a pastor and not be told I'm going to burn in Hell?)
Can Someone be a Christian Witch?
"Someone can believe they are a witch and a Christian, but they are only fooling themselves." (Pastor Mark flips through his Bible.) "God makes it clear in Revelation 18:23 when he condemns the people of Babylon for embracing sorcery. I would say someone who claims to be a Christian witch is in great danger of losing their soul to the devil."
Do you know of anyone who attends your Church that practices Witchcraft?
"Not that I know. I have noticed that Witchcraft has become more popular, and I have been considering discussing this during service. I worry the young members are most at risk."
Can a Christain marry a Witch?
No, the Bible is relatively straightforward and quite severe on this question. We read in Exodus 22:18, "Thou shalt not let a witch live." If a Christain loves a witch, they should share the Gospel, the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ, with them. They should tell them that there is forgiveness and there is deliverance through the Lord Jesus Christ.
After my last question, Pastor Mark led me out of his office, and we chatted a bit as I left. Pastor Mark was friendly and accommodating, and what he said shouldn't surprise or trouble any witches.
I cannot emphasize this enough. Spirituality is an individual journey. No one person, book, or organization should tell you how to follow it.
What Should You Do if Your a Christian and a Witch?
If you're a Christain and practice Witchcraft, Pastor Mark was probably not a big help. But I think it is a good thing that you know what he said.
I recommend that you do two things. The first thing is to find other Christians who practice Witchcraft and make a church or coven (call it what you like). I am not saying you need to rent a building or start a church. Just meet regularly and discuss your faith and support each other.
You can find other Christian Witches on social media groups for witches. Like I mentioned earlier, I see that particular question asked multiple times a month. So why not start a private Facebook group and start supporting each other?
The second thing I recommend you do is to read books about Christians and Witches. One book that might help guide you is The Path of a Christian Witch. It is written by Adelina St. Clair who is a Christain Witch who offers guidance to other Christian Witches. She writes about her journey of self-discovery and how she was able to be a Christain and a Witch.
Can you be a Wiccan and a Christian?
Wicca is a religion, a spiritual belief system like Christianity, Judaism, or Islam. Witchcraft is a practice using magick and spellwork. All Wiccans practice witchcraft, but not all witches are Wiccan.
I'm usually very open-minded, but I do not believe you can practice two different religions that go against each other. But if you want to mix the two, by all means, go for it. Who am I to tell anyone what they can and cannot do.
Whatever you decide to practice or believe in I wish you the best of luck and hope this post was of some help.