Exodus 22:18 says;
‘Though shalt not suffer a witch to live.’
Some versions have it down as sorceress instead of witch, same difference. Evidently ‘thou shalt not kill’ has gone out of the window from Exodus 20:13 and its also in Deuteronomy 5:17 and of course is one of the ten commandments though I think its numbered differently on the list catholic and prostestant wise, catholic having it at no.5, protestant no.6.
Of course the above biblical phrase is responsible for the killing of thousands or more possibly tens of thousands of women who were allegedly witches across the world between 1450 and 1780. Women didn’t have to conjure familiars or spout flames from gnarled staves, it was more a case of someone not liking them especially if they had an odd birthmark or they smiled at their husband. An accusation was enough for a dunking in the local pond or some other cruel torture to extract a false confession then it was on to the real crowd pleaser – burnings. All in the name of god.
People in Africa are still being accused of witch craft today for all sorts of ludicrous reasons too numerous to list and persecuted for it. Many hard core western christians tell their kids not to watch things like Harry Potter movies because of so called witchcraft links, utter nonsense!
It really is beyond comprehension that people even today use phrases from the bible to justify things they do. On looking on the net I found comments such as;
‘Zika’s comment on 2013-01-14 11:56:00:
The word of God is Yes and Amen! God is not a man that He will lie. As we must keep His words, “we shall not suffer a witch to live”. Therefore with constant prayer and fasting witches and wizards must not live but either repent or suffer consequences in Jesus’ Name.! Amen. Exodus 22:18.’
‘sara’s comment on 2013-01-14 01:16:07:
I have been engaged in an intense spiritual warfare with a genuine natural witch for over 10 years. NEVER in my wildest dreams prior to this did I ever believe they existed! So far I have the upper hand and I learned invaluable methods to counterattack and minimize and stop her demonic evil. I have only done so with prayer in the Name of Jesus. I will never physically harm this unrepentant witch – I always give her to God because He is the One she must answer to.’