False Conversions: Wicca and Satanism

26 Aug

            I recently came to across an article that, at first glance, seemed encouraging and uplifting. Featured on various Christian news websites, a young man by the name of Matthew told a dramatic story of how he overcame drug abuse, a dishonorable discharge and even a suicide attempt all by the mercy of God.

But as I read through his story, it became apparent to me that telltale signs of a false conversion were there. He spoke about how he hit rock bottom after being dismissed from the Army and turned to witchcraft in an attempt to take control of a life that was slipping out of his control:

“It was this sense inside of me like I’d finally, completely dedicated myself to Satan,” he recalls. “When I began to experiment with witchcraft, I began to feel this control. I began to feel like I can manipulate the world around me. I can manipulate the people around me. I’m tired of being stepped on. I’m tired of not being accepted and loved by everybody so I am going to force it to happen.”

There’s two aspects of drawing evil spirits to oneself here: evil, negative emotions (in this case, depression and manipulation) and the practice of witchcraft. Matt came from a broken family and fell into depression, the effects of which were exacerbated by his use of drugs and alcohol. He battled with anxiety and dove deeper into harder drugs like meth and heroin.

During all of this, he began to take in false ideas of God. Condemning ones that we see many clients speak about such as God striking one down the moment they sin and do wrong.

He met a Wiccan high priestess who led him into occult and new age practices.

“There’d be manifestations, like stuff would move around. I’d do a spell or a ritual or something and I’d see something happen as a result of it and I thought, ‘Man, I’m in control.’ I loved that feeling of, ‘I have power. I have the ability to do something.”

He goes on to describe a blood covenant he made with Satan and immediately experiencing a condemnation, a knowing that he was destined for eternal damnation. This spiritual downfall brought Matt to the point of deciding to take his own life.

This is where what seems like a miracle happens. Matt had a vision of Jesus and thereafter renounced Satan, throwing away his tarot cards and books of spells. He pleaded to God for forgiveness and experienced a peace he never knew before, even claiming victory over his past addictions, mental illness and use of Wicca.

From there, Matt embraced a new life where he is now a pastor to the youth in his church. He got married and speaks of the fruits of love and joy he received from God.

The scriptures tell us to examine ourselves to see if we are in the faith. By examining ourselves, we have to take an objective look at our behavior and experiences to determine if they really are Godly. The importance of this cannot be understated as we live in the 11th hour, the moment of history where the war between God and Satan is amplified shortly before the glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

While Matthew has gotten free, I see a number of red flags to his conversion that makes me question if he is still in the hands of the devil or not.

One of the strengths of our ministry is that we have members in it who have dabbled in both “sides” of the spiritual realm: the occult and religion. This gives us greater understanding of the deceptions of the spiritual realm at large. A recurring theme we see in the cases brought to us is that clients are often led on a path from the occult to religion.

I believe that such could be the case with this man as he dabbled with both Wicca and Satanism, though I cannot say definitively. These determinations take time to ascertain.

Allow me to explain this on a spiritual level. In the spirit, Satan has different aspects of spiritual warfare. Yet Satan’s kingdom is divided against itself. There are fallen angels who rule over different occult practices such as wicca, magic, kundalini, mysticism, eastern practices, etc.

On the other hand, there are fallen angels who specialize in religion, including Christianity. These two spiritual forces war with each other to rule the souls of people trying to find spiritual enlightenment, whether it be through the occult or religion.[1]

This gives way to the setup: By having someone dabble in the occult and then go to religion, they now not have just one brand of evil spirit influencing them, but two. This opens them up to different attacks of varying natures.

Matt was a prime target for attack by the enemy due to the darkness within his own soul as well as his external actions that gave ground to alcoholism, drug use and witchcraft. By using Wicca, he opened himself up to numerous demons and fallen angels specializing in the occult who led him down a dark path. He “got free” of this by his conversion to Christianity.

But I ask myself: was the conversion bona fide? The biggest red flag I see in all of this is his mention of seeing a mental image of Jesus, a vision. There is a fallen angel who masquerades as Jesus and is the author of millions of false conversions in this last hour via “accepting Jesus.”[2]

A vital component of all of this is that every supernatural experience where Christ is at the center needs to be examined thoroughly. The person must ensure that sin, repentance and resurrection were all involved in their conversion. Former partakers in the occult and false religion must detox themselves from those practices as well because Satan is trying to mock God by causing His people to be under the devil’s influence while they are unknowingly working for him.

As someone who has experience with this fake Jesus, one thing I can tell you about him is that he likes to mark his territory and flaunt himself whenever he gains a victory over someone. There is a very real possibility that this fallen angel was lording himself over Matt and showed himself to him as a means of gloating over the spiritual perversion that he led him into. I had the same thing happen to me!

Beyond this, Matt went straight into the institutional church which has been by and large infiltrated by Satan.[3] God is not there anymore. So why would God adopt Matt into His family and then send him to a place that is ruled by evil spirits for an extended period of time?

On the other hand, he claims to be free of mental illness and drugs. This is a good thing. But the enemy is clever and will happily give a person good things in the natural realm if it means he gets an iron grip on their soul. After all, that’s what this spiritual war that we’re in is about: the eternal fate and resting place of the men and women in the center of this battle between the Lord God and Satan.

Cases like this are pivotal for spiritual growth and understanding because it helps us see the layers of deception that are in play during these last days. We have to remain vigilant and not take things at face value, instead examining spiritual happenings and allowing time to expose if something is from God or the enemy.

In these last days, we are at war with the principalities and powers of the air. One of these angels is Jesus Sananda Immanuel, the Fake Jesus. To find out more about this spiritual deception and false conversions, purchase a copy of Church of the Endtime Zombies to equip yourself against the lies of the devil in the last days. If you seek counseling, give EIC a call at 888-818-1117 or email rescueonfb@icloud.com


[1] Sheppard, P. (2015). Chapter 8, Are YOU Born Again? In The Church of the End-Time Zombies (p. 216).

[2] Sheppard, P. (2015). Chapter 8, Are YOU Born Again? In The Church of the End-Time Zombies (p. 207).

[3] Sheppard, P. (2011). Judgement Has Already Begun! In The New Idolatry (p. 217)

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