What is using witchcraft by God‘s name?

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Using witchcraft by God’s name is using God’s name in a superstitious way; for example, to heal sicknesses, reveal secret matters and to predict the future. People who engage in this sin may, as a punishment, become allied with the devil.

Lev. 19:31: Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God.

Deut. 18:10-12: There shall not be found among you anyone that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord.

Assignment: Read 1 Sam. 28:5-14: Saul’s delusion; Acts 8:9-24: Simon, the sorcerer. Discuss occultism and spiritism in the light of the Bible.