1 Samuel 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
2 Kings 9:22 And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many?
2 Chronicles 33:6 And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger.
Micah 5:12 And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers:
Nahum 3:4 Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts.
Galatians 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Leviticus 19:31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.
Leviticus 20:6 And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.
Leviticus 20:27 A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.
Deuteronomy 18:10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.
Deuteronomy 18:11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
False Religions, Doctrines of Devils: Man charged over mysterious ‘witchcraft’ deaths of five people in Fiji. What do we know about the number Five (5)?
‘I used to see my in-laws and other witchdoctors making a doll from dough and poking needles in it’, father of victims says
The Independent. September 17, 2019
Muhammad Raheesh will stand trial after five members of a family were found dead in the Nausori Highlands last month.
The bodies Nirmal Kumar, 63, and his wife Usha Devi, 54, were discovered along with their daughter Nileshni Kajal, 34, and Ms Kajal’s daughters Sana, 11 and Samara, eight.
Ms Kajal’s one-year-old baby niece was found alive among the bodies, having reportedly survived for up to 36 hours since their deaths.
No visible injuries were present on their bodies, leading police to suspect poisoning as the cause of death.
The father of the two dead children, who was separated from Ms Kajal, told the Fiji Sun that his in-laws, Mr Kumar and Ms Devi, were interested in witchcraft.
“I used to see my in-laws and other witchdoctors making a doll from dough and poking needles in it. I always took my daughters away into the bedroom,” he said, according to ABC.
“My wife and daughters were obviously also dragged into it.”
One of the victims was allegedly found with an empty bottle of Coke in her hand with no label on it, news.com.au reported.
Police charged Mr Raheesh, who lives in New Zealand, on Monday, three weeks after the bodies were found.
Mr Raheesh had reportedly known the family for decades before he moved to Christchurch.
Mr Kumar’s brother told news.com.au that Mr Raheesh was a “healer” thought to have “special abilities” and had been treating Mr Kumar’s wife, Ms Devi, for severe abdominal pains for several years.
Police labelled Mr Raheesh a “witch doctor” and he and his wife were questioned last month.
“We also ran a check on the couple and they are both known in our police records, so we are just wondering how they got PR (permanent residency) for New Zealand”, a police spokesman told the Fiji Sun at the time.
A court order was issued to prevent the pair from leaving Fiji.