Concerning if satanism and witchcraft are the same thing.

Sysop's Note:  The following letter was received by a witch who wrote in 
(without identifying herself) and asked Mike Warnke, the famous ex-Satanist 
Priest, if Witchcraft and Satanism were the same thing.  All errors are 
preserved from the original.  Notice that the official position of Warnke 
ministries is just what we'd hope for from a Christian organization: since 
they think that they're right, by definition they think we're wrong ... but 
they're not lumping us in with the Satanists any more.

  International Headquarters               158 N. Third Street
                                              P.O. Box 1075
October 13, 1986                         Danville, Kentucky 40422
                                              (606) 238-7720

(name and
 address with-
 held by request)

Dear (name),

Please forgive us for the delay in answering your letter.  Our
shortness of the necessary staff workers has caused us to be unable 
to handle the mail as we would like.

The following are the answers to your questions.
(1)  Concerning if satanism and witchcraft are the same thing.
Satanists actually worship Satan.  Witches do not; they worship
their gods and goddesses of nature.

(2) How to tell if someone is involved in the occult--by the out-
ward signs, i.e. medals, medallions, pins, books, inverted
crosses, pentagrams, etc.  Also, by their activities that they
may speak about or reveal for a specific reason.

(3) Concerning all the other questions about specific cults or
groups or specific occult happenings, we feel it is not so impor-
tant about learning all about cults and occult because you have
to be a research analyst just to keep up with everything.  Also
in studying the occult, one is in danger of opening oneself up
for possible increased satanic attacks. It is better that you
know and study the Scriptures and begin witnessing to a lost and
dying world, and live a life that would draw people out of the
darkness of satan and into the light of Christ!

Yes, there are organizations made up of Christians from every
walk of life that have been led by the Holy Spirit to work
actively against the occult activities, but they are still far
and few between.  We feel each community needs to listen to the
leading of the Holy Spirit in this area.  It takes more than one
individual to do this.

In His Service,
(signed "Rick")
Rick Hackney
Isaiah 41:10