What Does The Bible Say About Crystals?

Many people are fascinated by crystals, with so many regard them as some mystical power that could be used for healing, while others simply like them because they are pretty. 

Some believe crystals have the ability to enhance spiritual growth and bring about more positive transformations in life.

What Does The Bible Say About Crystals

However, should you be a Christian and consider what the Bible and God have to say about crystals and the use of crystal healing magic? What does God have to say about crystal magic use? 

This is what we will discuss today. What does the Bible say about crystals?

A Creation Of God

Crystals are without a doubt beautiful objects, they were created by god, of course. Considered as part of God’s heavenly city, the New Jerusalem will be crafted from crystal. 

This itself is in the Bible, Revelation 21:11 & 18:20 NIV: 

“It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. The wall was made of jasper, and the city was of pure gold, as pure as glass. The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone.

The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eight beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.”

Crystals, Healing & Occultism

However, when we evaluate how appropriate it is to be using crystals for healing, it is very important that all be aware that a vast majority of those who promote crystal healing are often involved in the occult. 

This can be deemed as a dirty word in a lot of Christendom. Occult as a word means ‘hidden’.

Occultism often concerns itself with studying and utilizing supernatural powers, influences, and phenomena, which are often otherwise hidden from regular senses, and this is considered to be beyond the realm of traditional science. 

These people will believe that human beings and the world is permeated by magical energies, such as chakras and auras. It is believed that these energies can be focused on and directed by crystals as sacred stones.

Sacred Stones

Note that it is often seen as being inherently bad, as soon as the occult is mentioned, but, be aware that other practices in which auras and chakras are focused can include: meditation, yoga, massage, and other stress reduction techniques. 

When considering sacred stones in this regard they are often talismans or crystals to induce healing, be it physical, emotional, or spiritual. 

Occultism is often associated with astrology, divination, psychic healing, numerology, eastern religion, spirit channeling, sorcery, and ritual magic by the bible. 

However, in modern times these things often have links to massage, yoga, and meditation as well as other common practices. 

What Does The Bible Say About Crystals

Occult Involvement 

So, what does God think about occult involvement? Well, in the Bible, God warned the Israelites against it as they were about to enter the Promised Land. 

Deuteronomy 18: 9-12 NIV:

“When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there.

Let no one be found among you who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord.” 

Sacred Stones & Pagan Peoples

The use of these sacred stones for mystical purposes like previously mentioned was very common among pagan peoples of biblical times. Often called amulets, these charms were often made into pendants for bracelets or necklaces. 

Oftentimes they were worn to protect a person from negative energies, and protect from injury and evil. 

However, God uttered a warning to the false prophetesses of Israel who had adopted these practices: 

Ezekiel 13:18, 20 & 21:

“This is what the Sovereign Lord says: ‘Woe to the women who sew magic charms on all their wrists and make veils of various lengths for their heads in order to ensnare people. Will you ensnare the lives of my people but preserve your own?

I am against your magic charms with which you ensnare people like birds, and I will tear them from your arms; I will set free the people that you ensnare like birds. I will tear off your veils and save my people from your hands, and they will no longer fall prey to your power”. 

Benevolent Magic

The Bible states that using these amulets is a type of pagan magic. Modern types of this crystal power regard this use of healing crystals to be crystal healing as benevolent or white magic. 

Notes of occult magic can be found in records of Egypt, like states in Exodus 7:10-12 NIV, however, the use of these crystal stones is a bit far off par in comparison to the Pharaoh of Egypt turning his staff into a snake.

Beautiful Crystals

Crystals are not naturally occult, however. The Old Testament mentions crystals on multiple occasions. Job 18:19 talks about topaz, lamentations 4:7 talks of rubies Proverbs 8:11 speaks of rubies as well. 

The Old Testament speaks of crystals in the New Earth and New Heaven. 

Thus, crystals are also noted a lot in Christianity. However, the belief that crystals can heal has also been noted since the Ancient Greeks, and Egyptians, and has been a large part of Chinese history also.

Overall

Generally the Bible states the use of crystals for healing as occult magic, and that is against God’s will. But, crystals are not inherently for this purpose anyway, and they also take a great deal of precedence in the beauty and glamor of the New Earth and the New Heaven.

Andrea Daehma
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