In other words, for the most part, churches and pastors remain SILENT on issues of witchcraft, magic, casting spells, talking to the dead, blood issues (vampirism), etc.
ACCORDING TO BARNA, VERY FEW CHURCHES ARE TALKING ABOUT THIS, LEAVING OUR KIDS AND TEENS ALONE TO COME TO THEIR OWN CONCLUSIONS.
Many of today’s youth pastors have not been influenced/ taught against it, so they, as leaders, see nothing wrong with the dark magic clothed in the guise of entertainment, so there is no stopgap there for our teens.
And only one-fifth of teens (21%) said they learned much about the supernatural world from their church. It is hard to fathom that church leaders would allow the vast majority of churched teens to go without significant input on this core dimension of faith.”
At the same time, this year in 2018 Church, the website ChurchLeaders.com posted an articale saying, ”
Witchcraft Casts an Ever-Widening Spell on Millennials
Surveys, social media sites, and product branding indicate an increase in people who practice or are interested in witchcraft. Trend-spotters say Millennials—especially young women—are drawn to Wicca, astrology, and new-age spirituality.
About 1 to 1.5 million Americans label themselves Wiccan or pagan, according to a 2014 report by the Pew Research Center. That’s more than the membership of some mainstream Christian denominations in the United States.
The rise in witchcraft is likely more than a trend, according to Carolyn Elliott, founder of Witch magazine. “We are in the midst of a beautiful, occult witch renaissance,” she says. Her comment appears to be in line with the ever-increasing reach of the occult into the general population. In a series of three surveys conducted from 1990 to 2008, Trinity College watched Wicca rise from 8,000 practitioners to 340,000 over the course of those years. Now, as Pew reported in 2014, that number has risen to as many as 1.5 million.