What I was before…

     Before Christianity was Wicca, before anyone has a heart failure or something of that nature let me explain what Wcca is and then you form your own opions.  Wicca is a broad religion having many different variations to it I guess, it breaks off the Paganism branch.  Defined by Websters Dictionary as “a religion influenced by pre-Christian beliefs and practices of western Europe that affirms the existence of supernatural power (as magic) and of both male and female deities who inhere in nature and that emphasizes ritual observance of seasonal and life cycles”  That is what it is defined as in the dictionary, now let me tell you how people who live that faith define it as…..

     Wicca to me and many others, who I have talked to in my many years of being Wiccan, is an eath based religion who live to not only protect nature, but to nurture it, to live it as a life of warmth, giving, loving, healing…..  Christians out there see Wcca as a devil worshiping religion, yet I am here to tell you as a former Wiccan and a new Christian, how could they have worshiped the devil when that is a Christian belief?  That is NO where in the Wiccan belief system whatsoever.  Christians took the Horned God, who is nothing more then the equal part of the Goddess but in male form, and made it out to be the “devil” for the Wiccans/Pagans.  That is not possible in the least little bit, as I said before hand Wiccans/Pagans  do not believe in the devil.  The Horned God has horns to represent his authority, his nature of what he was, the ruler of the woodlands, the hunt, the animals.

     There are so many similiarities in the Wiccan religion and Christianity that you would be surprised.  Take the Holy Trinity in Christianity you’ve got the Father, the son, and the Holy Spirit; in Wicca you’ve got the Mother, Maiden, and the Crone.  I am sure that if you look into every religion of the world you will see some sort of Trinity within it.  Christianity has the Ten Commandments, Wiccans…they have got the 13 Principles of life. 

     As I said, Wicca is an Earth based religion, no “sacrifices” of any kind, just the love of the earth and each other.  True there are some Wiccan’s out there that give the religion a bad name but the majority of the followers do it right, and follow with their hearts not their egotistical attitudes.

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3 Comments to “What I was before…”

  1. Hey Sheena! I was reading your post and just wanted to give an explanation as to why Christians say the Wiccan religion is demonic. The Bible says that if anyone preaches ANY other gospel other than the one the Bible preaches, it is demonic. Even if it appears to be “good.” By your definition, Wicca recognizes others gods or deities: Mother, Maiden, and the Crone. If a Christian is truly a Christian and accepts the Bible as the word of God, how can they also recognize anything other than Him?

    Romans 1:25 says, “They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise!”

    And Galatians 1:19 says, “As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!”

    That is why it is viewed as demonic. It is viewed as worshiping or at the very least, recognizing other “persons” as having a role in what He alone has created. I also found this commentary about Romans 1 and that may help shed some light on this belief as well.

    “In Romans 1:18-20, Paul asserts that things involving God’s existence, power, and nature are clearly seen, but mankind suppresses the truth. What God wants man to know, man willingly ignores and suppresses through the addition of beliefs, customs, and traditions that cloak the truth. The truth is still there, hidden behind a screen of falsehoods that most never attempt to remove.”

    So to summarize.. if someone is a Christian and claims the name of Christ, then they recognize He is the ONLY thing worthy of worship, praise, and recognition. And anything outside of Him is demonic. God says you can only follow two things in this world: Him or Satan. So since Wicca CAN’T be included in Christianity, where does it fall? The same can be said of our actions. We can only follow two things in this world. God and Satan. So if we are following our own desires, who are we following? Not God. The only other choice is Satan.

    I hope that helps!

    • Trust me I understand where you are coming from on this one, I really do considering that like I have said I have become a new Christian and learning the ways, the beliefs, and everything else in between. Yet, I personally am having slight issues with the fact that Christians are all about love thy neighbor for who they are, what they are, try to lead them to Christ, if that fails then just continue to pray for them in hopes that they will turn their life around and come into the light.

      I am not denouncing Christianity on this post nor am I denouncing Wicca, like I said in the very first paragraph of the post to each their own opinion. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. . .And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. – excerpts from 1 Corinthians 13:4-13 ” As this passage states love is what makes everyone get along with everyone. “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth” As I was stating the truth within this post. Everything that was written I wrote from my own personal experiences and givng my other fellow Wiccans out there a chance to see and understand what it would be in converting over to Christianity.

      There will be hardships, there will be failures, and there will be times that you are so confussed you cannot see straight, yet knowing that God is there in your darkest hour will help clear the fog from your brain. For I am one to tell you that those first few months as I was converting over I was having the world’s worst time in grasping the concept of this religion.

      Yes I said religion, for there are many of those within this world, in retrospect coming from another one into a new one, is always hard. As I was saying earlier in this reply, Christianity is suppose to love thy neighbor for who they are. If you have a good friend who pronounces that they are Wiccan are you going to disown them? Shun them if they will not convert over? No you are not you are going to continue to love them for that is what God has told us to do. You will continue to pray for them, to talk to them, and in the end wind up respecting their choices, and move on. How far off am I? “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:12-13

      I am not putting down Christianity in the least nor am I degradding Wicca, I am just writing from a converted Wicca to Christian in hopes of helping other Wiccans know and understand, that Christianity is not such a hypercritical religion as the majority of them think it is.

      Hope that one helps, with love.

      • As far as a Christian’s role in the live of an unbeliever, yes. They are to love and accept those around them regardless of their beliefs but they are to remain discerning. Notice I said discerning, not judgmental. To discern is to recognize something for what it is. To judge is to look down on another person for whatever reason. We shouldn’t write someone off because of their beliefs and that wasn’t the intention of my reply. It was only to explain the reasoning why Christians view Wicca as demonic and by your post, it seemed you were having a hard time understanding the reasons why.

        I’m not following the 1 Corinthians verse though. When taken out of context, it’s hard to see the meaning behind it. The love that Paul is referring to in Corinthians is in reference to spiritual gifts within the believers in the body of Christ.. ie the Church. His point was to explain that regardless of what spiritual gift a believer has, that it is pointless and worth nothing without love. The truth that the verse is referring to is the truth of Jesus Christ and the truths of our sins against Him, not our worldly truths/opinions.

        As far as trying to get an unbeliever to see Christianity for what it is, keep in mind, the Bible says this world HATES Him and those who truly believe in Him. As much as we are to try and explain how much He loves this world, people of this world can’t see that on their own so don’t get discouraged if you aren’t accepted with open arms. 🙂 It does get discouraging from time to time.

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