I don’t know my sign. I have never read my horoscope. And I don’t feel the need to manipulate my future by using witchcraft. Some millennials do. Why are millennials choosing witchcraft over God?
What is Witchcraft?
The term witchcraft is from the term craft. It is to be skilled in practices that exercise control over another. Witchcraft dates to the beginning of time but has been viewed as a gothic horror activity that involves dealing with the devil.
Cultures across the globe believe witchcraft includes the following: magic, sorcery, religion, folklore, theology, technology, diabolism, and supernaturalism. The West views witchcraft as a right to practice magic in the supernatural realms.
Witchcraft in the 21st Century
Witchcraft in the 21st Century became popular through books, movies, and marketing. The fascination with vampires and werewolves is encouraged. The use of spells and magic kits is marketed. Even the use of drugs and music to acquire alternate states of mind are used.
In the West, Wicca is a popular form of witchcraft. Wicca includes craft, nature worship, ceremonial magic, and worship of the Goddess. Wiccans seek control through citing the aid of deities. They celebrate the following pagan holidays: Halloween, summer solstice, and the vernal equinox. By the 21st century, Wiccans and Neo-Pagans are estimated to be numbered up to 1.5 million people.
Millennials and Witchcraft
The popularity of Witchcraft in the West is because of the digress of Christianity and the acceptance of synchronized religions. Additionally, are the market, media, and movements like feminism, relativism, and environmentalism.
According to the United Press International, millennials accept astrology as a science. For many millennials, science is religion. The Pew Research Center found that the number of individuals who believe God is central to morality is declining. So, how do you reach a “moral” millennial witch for Christ?
How to Reach Millennial Witches for God
An obvious way to reach millennials is to cross-reference scripture with the daily news. As faith in God declines, unrest and division rise. Reach millennials by targeting their fear. Fear is bad. Therefore, it makes a great target! Millennials are watching the media and become afraid for their finances, future, and loved ones. To fix the fear, many millennials watch the sky for answers and try to manipulate the cosmos with witchcraft. Christians don’t have to manipulate the cosmos, because Christians know God who made the cosmos!
The God who created the cosmos, stretched out the skies, laid out the earth and all that grows from it, Who breathes life into earth’s people, makes them alive with his own life.Isaiah 42:5 (MSG)
Millennials are looking for all the right answers in all the wrong places. The Christian Church should not take a back seat to Witchcraft in reaching millennials. Christians have the answers young people are looking for in God.
Christians can teach millennials that they don’t have to be afraid. Fear causes the need for control. Control, in turn, drives millennials to witchcraft and magic. Teach millennials that, when they become saved, God is the protector of their selves and their future.
I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out–plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.Jeremiah 29:11 (MSG)
Finally, I love the stars! I look for the stars, too. But I look, watch, and pray because in a star is the promise of the return of my God, Lord, and Savior. This is the hope for millennials.
The following is a list of scripture references in the ESV concerning Bible prophecy, promises, and truth concerning stars: