Do some millenials today have a preference for Satan over God? This is what the trend shows. Here are two contrasting titles:
“Abandoned Faith: Why Millenials Are Walking Away And How You Can Lead Then Home” (The title of a book).
“Many Young Adults Are Turning To Witchcraft As A Way To Rebel Against Their Conservative Christian Upbringings” (The title of an article by Michael Snyder).
The author of the book says that the biggest reason why many millenials are abandoning their faith is the breakdown of the family and a faith not being lived out. American teens believe in a “distant non-interfering God.”
Other reasons for why some young adults are leaving the church are stated by Sam Eaton, founder of Recklessly Alive Ministries. He says that all-too-often our churches are actually causing more damage than good…” He lists 12 reasons.
Whatever the reasons may be, according to the Barna Group, a research organization, only 4 percent of Americans age 18-29 have a biblical worldview. This includes lax moral standards and an anything-goes mindset, with no accountability.
This is where Wicca comes into play. Michael Snyder states, “One of the great draws of witchcraft is that nobody holds you accountable for anything…” Therefore, it comes quite naturally to forsake ones’s faith in rebellion against what the Bible teaches and turn to witchcraft.
Young people, no matter how much you may be in rebellion against church, religion, or faith in general, turning to witchcraft is not the answer. I know a woman who got involved in witchcraft and became an actual witch. She later became a Christian. She has said that witchcraft is nothing to play around with. The Bible condemns it.
There is a better way. If you turn to anything to replace your disenchantment with the church, find your hope and peace in Jesus Christ. Many times the church and religion is void of a meaningful and personal relationship with God. As important as church is, make your primarily allegiance be to Jesus Christ, who has power over Satan.