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The guys quickly learn that magic canít solve all your problems; in fact, it usually causes more problems than before. One of the main reasons is that real magicónot the kind involved in fantasies like The Chronicles of Narnia or J. R. R. Tolkienís books, nor the simple sleight-of-hand used by most performers for parties and such, but the kind practiced by witches and sorcerersódeals with deceiving spirits controlled by the devil. It is for this very reason that God has forbidden His people to even dabble in black magic and the occult. "For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? Ö What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God" (II Corinthians 6:14-16). Therefore, as Paul puts it, we need to "avoid every kind of evil" (I Thessalonians 5:20) and stay as far away from magic as we can.

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