The latest fad to hit the church is a book and its associated merchandise known as “The Circle Maker”.
The Circle Maker is targeted to adults, teens, and children who want to “achieve their desires” by drawing a circle and praying inside of it.
Note how on the cover of the book there are three concentric circles?
Also, in the videos associated with the book, the author strikes the circle three times with chalk.
The Wiccan Rede, which is the guide for Witchcraft-based faiths, says:
For tread the Circle thrice about to keep unwelcome spirits out.
It would seem the author is well indoctrinated with witch’s lore, or he is influenced by the same spirits. Circles drawn with chalk, salt, blood, or various other elements (or drawn in the mind or imagination) are an essential part of a variety of traditions of The Craft.
Some might say that the devil has corrupted something of God.
That can only be true of things that God has indeed prescribed or given examples of in His word. Only then can one say God established it first, then the devil corrupted it.
However, the author of the circle maker could not get the making of circles from the bible, because there is no scriptural basis for it.
If it is not in the bible, then where does it come from?
It comes from a Jewish fable found in the Talmud about a first century B.C. man Honi ha-M’agel who, when his land was drought-stricken, is said to have drawn a circle in the sand, stepped inside it, and wouldn’t budge until God answered his petition for rain.
What IS in scripture is the following:
Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. Titus 1:14
If the author, publishers, and pastors who are promoting the Circle Maker would have read their bibles, seen this one verse in Titus, and given heed to it, they would not have anything to do this this practice.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables 2 Timothy 4:3-4
See also: The Shack – wolf in sheep’s clothing