When I lived in Romania, so many interesting things happened. Romania is a country full of rich culture. Once, in our small village of Sura Mica, a horse was stolen. The method the people used to go about finding the horse, to me, could only be categorized as witchcraft. One of the girls involved in looking for the horse came to visit me one day and told me the story of how they looked for the horse.
She said that first, they gathered seven virgins, and she was one of the virgins. Next, they got a big container like a pool and filled it with water. After that, they got the Orthodox priest’s ring and a cross from the Orthodox church and put them in the water. After that, they put a big blanket over the pool.
The seven girls were supposed to simultaneously stand around the pool and each lift the blanket, put their head under the blanket and look into the pool. They were supposed to see who stole the horse.
The girls insisted they saw the horse being stolen in the water. They saw someone come with a horse trailer, load the horse, and then travel on into Sibiu, the big town next to the village, Sura Mica. They said they never saw the man’s face, but they if they saw the gate again where the horse was taken, they could identify it. They all got in a car and drove around Sibiu, but they could never identify the gate. She believed they really could find the horse with what they did.
For the life of me, I can’t figure out why the Orthodox priest would have let them use his ring and a cross from the Orthodox church building. The Bible is plain about what God thinks about witchcraft. ” Let no one among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fires, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or a spiritist, or who consult the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord…” (Deuteronomy 17:10-12). “So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions, and evy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdo of God” (Galatians 5:16-21).
The girls was a teenager from a poor family, and they had taken advantage of her innocence. She didn’t know any better and since the priest had contributed his ring and a cross from the Orthodox Church, she thought it was okay, but it wasn’t. It may be interesting, but it was wrong. I showed her the scriptures I just quoted to you above, and she was shocked they had asked her to take part in it. She said she didn’t realize it was witchcraft because the priest put his ring in and a cross from the Orthodox Church, but she could see it.
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