The Christian Wizard

The book and the life...

Chapter 1
Wizards and Witches

In today's world, a witch is often someone who embraces the religion of Wicca. They are forbidden to do harm to anyone, and do not pledge allegiance to the devil, at least not knowingly or by name.

A wizard is considered someone who has some sort of magical powers, and is personified by fictional characters such as Gandolf or Harry Potter.

A witch and a wizard, in today's world, are not all that different. But historically speaking, they are opposites. A witch was someone who had pledged herself to satan and lived her life for the purpose of doing evil to others. And a wizard was someone who undid the work of the witch.

So the wizard was someone good, not someone the present-day Church would label as a sorcerer or occultist. And it is the wizard as wizards originally were that this book is about.

The word “wizard” originally meant “wise one.” A wizard was generally a philosopher or a sage, and did not necessarily practice magic. So when we talk about a Christian Wizard, we are talking about someone who seeks to know, apply, and live by wisdom.

This knowing of wisdom includes the laws of the universe, both of the seen and the unseen realms. “The LORD by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding He established the heavens.” (Proverbs 3:19 NKJV)

All the laws both of physics and of the hidden realms are the works of the wisdom of God. To understand the worker, understand the works. To know wisdom, study her laws.

The Christian Wizard is someone who learns to recognize the forces around him, the fruit of wisdom, and use them as needed to perform good.

(And I say “him” for convenience' sake, as the Christian Wizard could just as easily be a “her.” So as you read, please realize that “he” could also mean “she” and is being used as a genderless pronoun.)

While others see problems based entirely in the physical and mental world, the Christian Wizard sees circumstances which all lead eventually to good, and which can be used to bring that good about more fully and expediently using both the seen and unseen.

He is not under the delusion that his domain is only the invisible any more than he is under the false assumption that only the visible is real. He learns and uses wisdom in his life-long quest to fully utilize and care for everything God has created, labeling nothing as “bad” that God has not labeled as such, for everything God created is good; it is only the misuse and twisting of that good which creates and becomes evil.

As his title demands, the Christian Wizard is a Christian, and understands the true meaning of the word, which is someone who believes in and follows after Christ. As such, he believes that when Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but by me,” He was not speaking only to the mystic who could decode His cryptic message, but rather to “whosoever will.” Thus, He meant exactly what He said, meaning Jesus is the only path to God.

The characteristics that define a true Christian are beyond the scope of this book (although we will touch on many of them), and it is your duty to study the Scriptures and determine how you should live to bring honor to the title.

If you have a problem with what the Bible says, then I suggest getting that taken care of before you even consider adding the disciplines of wizardry to your life. You must first learn to be a Christian before you can bring anything to yourself besides disgrace by trying to be a Christian Wizard.

If you have not considered the costs, you are not ready. And until you have made the irrevocable decision to continue, you are not worthy to begin.

And with that said, let's consider what is required of you to begin and continue this journey.