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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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22:18 Witchcraft not only gives that honour to the devil which is due to God alone, but bids defiance to the divine providence, wages war with God's government, puts his work into the devil's hand expecting him to do good and evil. By our law, consulting, covenanting with, invocating or employing any evil spirit to any intent whatever, and exercising any enchantment, charm, or sorcery, whereby hurt shall be done to any person, is made felony, without benefit of clergy; also pretending to tell where goods lost or stolen may be found, is an iniquity punishable by the judge, and the second offence with death. This was the case in former times. But we are wiser than our fore - fathers. We believe, no witch ever did live! At least, not for these thousand years.
Annie's comment on 2013-05-08 16:23:22:
The word of God is not debatable. If it is says let the witch die leave it just like that. May be if they start dying, it will send strong signalls to the rest of the witches and wizards to stop pestering innocent souls
jan's comment on 2013-04-17 22:41:20:
@Rai's comment that the original bible word meant poisoner, not witch. Now, don't you all feel a little silly? And, as "christians" talk about killing people?! Shame on you.
Prophet Dr. Robert Murray's comment on 2013-04-16 17:02:48:
God's word is awesoom
bahir's comment on 2013-03-02 14:36:48:
I think we have to determine what "suffer" means here, because “thou shall not kill” comes into play, the priests were given authority to punish transgressors of the Torah. However “eye for an eye” was also part of the Law.
Emmma Ohaeri's comment on 2013-02-14 10:52:16:
I find this bible portion very interesting and I have question that bothers me, what of if you have a wife who is a witch who has let you surfer for long before you discovered? Please send me a prayer point that is adequate.
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.
Raymond's comment on 2013-01-09 07:49:28:
Thou shalt not suffer a sorceress to live, Exodus 22:18. Do you know that there are some individual in your life, family, school, and business that until they die you will never have your peace, breakthrough, favor and prosperity? The bible says Any woman/man using unnatural powers or secret arts against your progress is to be defeated. Start praying, and defeat them… In Jesus’ name.
Atta Danso's comment on 2013-01-04 06:01:59:
I personally believe we (believers) should pray for witches to repent and not to kill them. Also a witch is a human being but the "spirit of witchcraft" is evil, so our prayers should chase the spirit of witchcraft, and repentance for the witch. Because God does not want Human beings He created to die and go to hell.
LUCKYSAM CHYBYKE's comment on 2012-09-20 07:13:09:
WHY DID THE KING JAMES VERSION AFTER KNOWING THAT THE NAME JEHOVAH, GOD, LORD, JESUS AND CHRIST IS NOT THE NAME OF THE ALMIGHTY AND STILL USES THEM INSTEAD OF USING THE DEVINE NAME THAT ENDURETH FOREVER. YAHWEH, ELOHIM, YAHOSHUA AND MESSIAH.
Mercy.'s comment on 2012-09-07 05:50:23:
Ezekiel 33 vs 11...God is not interested in d death of anyman than for him to repent. If a witch repent let him live, if not pray and let God deal with him
lombi mbiya's comment on 2012-08-04 19:34:08:
Surely and truly God says in his word sorceress meaning witches or wizards shall not inherit the kingdom of God. And that is final.
lombi mbiya's comment on 2012-04-09 21:15:46:
The word of God is clear it cannot lie .Its says suffer not a witch to live so if a wicth or wizard refuse to repent and give their life to Christ they have to die for me it is a must because they make the innocent to suffer.
Colin Evans's comment on 2011-10-31 19:34:03:
I think its funny how now they are trying to say "nah we never thought this was true and oops sorry for killing all those people way back then", when in reality yes witchs were alive back then and still are today, their faith was one that even threw damnation they still wanted to help others with their knoweldge of herbs, their faith came first and will probly still be around for thousands of years. Dont sit here and pretend that this didnt happen if your going to derive your hate from the bible dont pick and choose...
Rai's comment on 2011-01-22 16:42:15:
the original work in the Hebrew was M'khashepah which means poisoner. Funny how it's been twisted around to mean something that wasn't said.
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