A Definition of Occult

Satanism and Occultism are not the same thing.

 The Occult

For the purposes of this course, the occult religious expression contains, but is not limited to:

  • the worship of SELF as the supreme will

  • a belief that Satan is a Christian invention designed for controlling people

  • the conjuring and manipulation of supernatural Influences, agencies, or phenomena for one’s own purposes and gain

Occultism is endorsed in movies, in video games, on TV and in literature as:

  • creatures that have both human and non-human form and characteristics

  • beings with paranormal (psychic) powers who call upon some strange god(s) to fill themselves with special supernatural powers.

  • people who are normal but can change into a different being by calling upon an element in nature (air, fire, earth, water, ethers)


  • the worship of Satan as supreme will

  • constitutes 1-2% of all the people who call themselves occultists

"Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness..." 2 Corinthians 11:14-15

The equivalent of calling someone in the occult a satanist is the same thing as calling a born-again Christian a Mormon or a Jehovah’s Witness because all three supposedly fall under the umbrella of Christianity.

"...the whole world is under the sway of the evil one." 1 John 5:19

"...be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth...." Ephesians 6:10-14

"Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you." James 4:7-8

"For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled." 2 Corinthians 10:2-6

Helpful charts: The Nature and Tactics of Satan & Unequal Contenders in the Spiritual War

Put on The Armor of God  Read The Invisible War and  A Wardrobe from the King