The occult is horrifically popular today: the TikTok hashtag #WitchTok has 20.5 billion views, while psychic services is an industry worth $2.2 billion in the US. By contrast, the Bible emphatically rejects astrology and horoscopes (Jeremiah 10:2), mediums and fortune-tellers (Leviticus 19:31; Micah 5:12), seances (Deuteronomy 18:10-12), and worship of Satan in any form (Matthew 4:10). The reason is simple: the first step into the occult opens the door to all that lies behind it.
Last week, controversial pastor Greg Locke of Global Vision Bible Church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, held a "burning service" after his sermon. During the burning service, church congregants threw items deemed by the church to be related to the occult into a large bonfire.