Wiccans do not worship Satan - 09/19/2004

First of all, I want to say this is simply for your knowledge, or understanding. People who worship the devil and such are not wiccan, just like a murderer is not Christian because they are not following their belief, such as the ten commandments. Here is our version, so to speak, of the ten commandments : Eight words the Wiccan rede fulfill; an' it harm none, do what ye will.

My second point is on reincarnation. we go through many live in order to obtain understanding. If we did not wish to do so, then we wouldn't be wiccan, but choose a religion that suits us and our beliefs and spiritual needs.

Blessings,
One wishing for your understanding





CONTENDER MINISTRIES RESPONSE:


Hi. Thanks for writing to Contender Ministries. We've received emails before from Wiccans who think we're equating Wicca with Satanism, but that's simply not true. The following is a quote from our page entitled, History and Background of Wicca: "Witchcraft is not, however, synonymous with Satanism. Not all witches worship Satan, and in fact most do not believe in Satan at all. Nor do they believe in hell, evil, or original sin. These groups believe that Satan is an imaginary creation of the Christian Church. If they believe in Satan at all they will tell you that the devil is just another Christian diety." The view of Contender Ministries is that Wiccans do draw upon Satanic power, simply because any supernatural power that does not come from the one true God is satanic in nature. Wiccans do not believe this to be the source of their religion, and do not acknowledge Satan as the object of their worship. However, we believe that Satan is the master of deceipt, and he uses pagan systems such as Wicca to deceive people away from our God and Saviour, Jesus Christ. I hope this explains our position better.

In Christ,

Ben and Jennifer Rast
Contender Ministries