So, after President Bush spoke, we were flipping through the channels, looking to see if anyone was doing news coverage and talking about what it all meant, when we ended up on ABC and they had the latest stunt from David Blaine supposedly showing “Live”. In this stunt, Blaine was suspended from scaffolding forty-four feet (44 ft.) in the air by a set of Spiderman type ropes—upside down, where he’d been like that for 60 hours.
What do you think of David Blaine? I’ve read in different places where he’s evil—because it’s magic. But is it really magic, or witchcraft, or is it tricks and illusions.
Are illusions evil?
Magical Gospel Message
We had a “Christian Magician” come to our church and he had an act that included the Gospel message—along with accompanying tricks where things that were red became washed white as snow.
Now, set aside the question of “Should we use entertainers to bring people into our church” for a moment. If you’ve been around long enough you know that I don’t think that we should.
I’m trying to focus on the question of magic and illusion: Is it evil, or can a Christian use illusion without coming under the condemnation for those that use witchcraft? Is witchcraft more than sleight of hand?
Or how about this question, since a bit of deception is involved, is magic innocent, or based on something evil?
Should Christians avoid David Blaine and the magic shop?