Harry Potter Resources
the Harry Potter Quiz
What occult themes are found in the Harry Potter books? Is the witchcraft “real” or just “mechanical”? What does the Bible say about Christians being involved in such things as witchcraft, divination, and spirit contact? How can you protect yourself and your children from the occult influences so prevalent in books and on television today? The Ankerberg Theological Research Institute provides articles from various authors to help you answer these and other questions.
Caryl Matriciana, Berit Kjos, Robert McGee
Six programs on Harry Potter featuring commentary from Dr. Ankerberg,
columnist Berit Kjos, occult expert Caryl Matrisciana, and author Robert McGee.
documentary that explains how Witchcraft has been repackaged to be appealing to
children. You’ll see actual footage of witches’ rituals and spells.
Number of Programs: 6 plus Documentary “Witchcraft Repackaged,”
Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: It’s More than Just Fantasy
Potter and the Chamber of Secrets:
Parsel tongue and an Enchanted Diary
Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban:
Dementors and Animagi
Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Death
Yes, the Harry Potter books
are written as fantasy. BUT, first of all, J. K. Rowling did a lot of
research into actual witchcraft beliefs and practices, and she put a
lot of that into these books. These articles give a brief overview of
the plot of the books and point out some places where you can find
practices or philosophies related to witchcraft and the occult.
About Harry Potter (Dr. John Ankerberg)
Dr. Ankerberg answers 15
questions that have been raised about the Harry Potter books,
including: Does the Bible say anything about the beliefs and practices
found in Harry Potter? What about other fantasy literature (i.e., Snow
White)? It’s not
“real” sorcery or magic, is it? If it’s getting kids to read,
why are you objecting to it?
Occult and Harry Potter
If you’d like a quick
reference to where occult practices are found in the Harry Potter
books, this article gives you quotes from the four books that
illustrate more than 20 different occult themes.
Potter Lures Kids to Witchcraft with Praise from Christian Leaders (Berit
Kids are being drawn to
witchcraft as a result of reading Harry Potter, so why are so many
Christian leaders endorsing or at least not issuing warnings about the
Warning About Witchcraft: Definition of Terms from Deuteronomy 18
When God says not to practice
divination, sorcery, witchcraft, necromancy etc., in Deuteronomy 18,
what do those terms mean? We asked several scholars to explain.
Do Witches Believe?
This may be one of the hardest
questions to answer, because the short answer is “pretty much
whatever they want to believe.” In fact the “rede” (creed) of
Wicca (contemporary witchcraft) is “an it harm none, do what you
will.” We have taken quotes from various occult and witchcraft
sources to try to give you a flavor of the variety of beliefs being
is the Occult? (Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Weldon)
If you are not familiar
with the term “occult,” this article will help you understand the
underlying principles upon which Witchcraft is based.
by Harry Potter (Berit Kjos)
What is it about Harry
Potter that is so appealing? Why is it dangerous for children and
adults? The second part of this article, “How to Resist Deception”
gives practical tips for Christians who want to protect themselves and
on the Full Armor of God” (Berit Kjos)
Putting on the armor is
more than just repeating the verse. Berit Kjos explains steps she
learned to go through to help her “resist in the evil day.” This
explanation is particularly geared toward children, who can use her
method to protect themselves at school on a daily basis.
from the Occult (Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Weldon)
Finally, what if you have
already gotten caught up in the allure of witchcraft or some other
form of occult involvement? You are not powerless. You are not
helpless. God can deliver you. Drs. Ankerberg and Weldon draw from the
experience of Dr. Kurt Koch to show you the steps you can take to be