Pagan idols, mystical powers born of many pagan gods and goddesses, rituals aimed to please spirits that I wanted to help me in my life. For the last ten years I have devoted my life to just these kinds of things. Recently though I had a life changing revelation, and I have acknowledged that the only true path is the path made straight by John the Baptist, which was made for Jesus Christ, whom I have accepted into my life as Lord and Savior.
My change began while on vacation with my family, we were at a hotel in a large theme park. While staying there I began to have a terrible toothache, one which would not let me eat or even sleep, I couldn’t even breathe through my mouth or talk without great pain. After taking many, many pain-killers and performing many ‘magick’ rites which I learned during my time as a Wiccan I was still in great pain.
While sitting in the bathroom so I did not disturb my wife and kids, I looked over and saw a Gideon’s bible on the counter. Picking it up so I could read something and maybe find some way to distract myself from the pain I felt. Looking through it I found an index which told me where to look when sick or in pain. The passage is as follows;
“Concerning this I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart me. And he said unto me ‘My grace is sufficient for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore gladly will I rather boast in my infirmities so the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
After reading this passage (second Corinthians, 12:7-8) my toothache was gone and I felt no more pain. This spoke to me deeply. One good thing I did learn in my time as a ‘witch’ was to not ignore things that seem to be coincidence. I took time to think and realized that God not only forgave me for my sins which were great (by the measure of human society I had done nothing wrong, but by God’s law I had done much) but he was actually reaching out for me, calling me back to him.
There are very few men or women on Earth who would let someone spit in their face and deny them and fight against them for so long and then completely forgive so completely. This kind of everlasting, ever forgiving love is what makes me desire to serve God well, and spread his message if I can do so by his will. I am writing this to not only admit my own fault, and admit that I wasted so much of my time on such vain and vile endeavors but to also warn others who might be making or close to making the same mistakes I did.
There is no true power in magic (no matter if you spell it with or without a k) and no power on Earth or in Heaven which can overwhelm the power of God. To those who claim to still respect, love and fear God but still work mystical arts such as these I also warn you. In Revelation 9:20-21 it warns us that those who worship idols and practice sorcery, unless we repent, will know God’s wrath in the Judgment. My soul was marked to be thrown into the fire for my wretched sins, but by the Will of God and the grace of Christ, our savior, I was saved from that. I want others to have the same chance so that they too may know the love of God as I now know it and may know the Glory of Heaven as I seek to know it.
In the end, all we seek here will fade, all given to us by man or spirit will be gone. Only that which God has given us will stand. Salvation through Jesus Christ is God’s greatest gift, one born out of His love for us. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)