Why write about Wicca?

by Matt Slick

It is necessary to write about Wicca because it, like so many other religious systems, is growing in popularity and is contrary to Christian theological truth.  It is the view of CARM that Wicca is a dangerous religion because it denies the claims and teachings of Jesus who said he alone was the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6).  It is not dangerous in the sense that Wiccans are evil Satan worshippers who want to harm people (they aren't).  But, since Wicca contradicts Jesus, we conclude that Wicca is not authored by God, but finds its source ultimately in that which is contradictory to Christ.

The Wiccans who read this will disagree and will probably dismiss this article and the others here as coming from a possibly ignorant, bigoted, and maybe even hateful set of Christians,  who are intolerant of anything other than what they believe in. Though this type of complaint is common from the groups that CARM analyzes, the truth is that we do not deny the right of Wiccans to worship as they see fit. We simply disagree with their theological perspective and base our disagreement upon what the Bible tells us. We do not hate Wiccans nor would CARM practice any such condemning action, other than theological.  We do not seek to cause harm.

Of course, some Wiccans might claim that what is written against Wicca is harmful to them. They might even try a spell or ritual to undo what they consider to be harmful on this website. But the simple fact is, truth is independent of what we want and what we perceive. If truth were dependent upon what we wanted or hoped for, then truth would be as variable as clothing styles. It is either true or false that Jesus is the only way. It is either true or false that he physically rose from the dead as the eyewitnesses stated.

Wicca, on the other hand, offers no historical resurrection, nor does it offer us a savior who claimed to be God in flesh (John 8:58 with Exodus 3:14), who performed numerous miracles, who raised people from the dead, and rose from the dead himself (1 Cor. 15:1-4). The truth of Christianity is tied to an event in history known as the crucifixion and resurrection of the Lord Jesus. In him, Christians have access to truth and power which is far greater and far more potent than anything Wicca has to offer. 

Final comment

Just to set the record straight, I have studied Wicca through Wiccan books and have had many conversations with Wiccans, some who were priests.  I have sought to be as accurate as possible in representing Wiccan teachings.  However, if there is any error in the information I present here, I take responsibility for that error and upon documentation, would be happy to make any corrections.  Second, I do not consider myself bigoted or hateful.  I do not hate Wiccans, nor am I afraid of them.

Matt Slick




About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.