Crystals idolatry warnings


“Should I get rid of my crystals?” People who are leaving the new age to follow Jesus often ask me about crystals. In this blog, I’ll share what the Bible says and give some suggestions based upon the support work I’ve done with people who are leaving the new age.

New agers generally use natural crystals, including crystal points, for metaphysical purposes. They also use refined crystals such as “vogel” points or crystals polished into shapes called “sacred geometry,” which are patterned after the Plutonic solids.

New agers believe these crystals amplify positive energy, and protect them from negative energy. For this reason, some people wear or use crystals for protection against electromagnetic frequencies, also known as EMF’s. Some also use crystals because they’re afraid of the effects of 5G waves.

While there are at least two scientific studies that show that certain types of crystals in specific formations could absorb or reflect electromagnetic frequencies, researchers also say that you would need to be encased inside of a crystal Faraday enclosure, in order to be fully protected. Having an orgonite or shungite necklace could possibly provide protection for that small area of your body – or it could actually absorb waves on that part of your body. The orgonite craze is similar to the tin-foil hat madness a few years ago, when people believed that wearing aluminum foil on your head could keep the government from accessing their thoughts and brainwaves.

The bottom line is that we mustn’t make crystals into idols. God is our source of protection – not crystals.

Crystals and gemstones are described in positive terms throughout the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. The high priests wore crystals on their breastplates to signify the 12 tribes of Israel. We know that God made crystals, and that God reveals himself through his creation of nature.

Where we get into trouble with crystals is when we turn them into idols. An idol is anything or anyone that you put on the throne of your heart. An idol is an object or practice that you believe has special powers to help you, powers apart from God.

People often believe that crystals have their own inherent power to heal or perform mystical services. I used to believe that crystals boosted my psychic abilities and were helpful in emotional and physical healing. These beliefs and practices with crystals are examples of idolatry and they are also forms of sorcery or witchcraft, which are forbidden by God.

What confuses people is that crystals are used in computers, watches, and medical devices to boost currents. Some people say they can feel energy from crystals, or they credit crystals with helping them. However, none of those anecdotal accounts can justify the sin of idolatry.

If you believe that you need crystals to help you, that shows faithlessness in God! Focus upon the Creator, not the creation. Nowhere in the Bible did God tell people to use crystals for healing or divination – in fact, God condemns divination in Deuteronomy 18:10-12 and elsewhere in Scripture.

Some people point to the Urim and Thumim as examples of biblical permission to use crystals in idolatrous ways. However, the Bible never explains exactly what the Urim and Thumim are – no one knows for sure if they were crystals or what they were – there are just theories and opinions which aren’t grounded in the Bible. Besides, when the Urim and Thumim were used in the Bible, they were used by God through humans. Modern crystal idolatry is people-centered.

In the 10 commandments, and throughout the Bible, we are commanded against idolatry:

Romans 1:25 warns against serving the creation instead of the Creator.

1 Corinthians 10:14 – Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.

Galatians 5:19 calls idolatry a work of the flesh, and that those who engage in it will not inherit the kingdom of God: Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Rev. 21:8 says that idolaters will be cast into the burning lake, and Revelation 22:15 says that sorcerers won’t be admitted into heaven.

  1. But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
  2. But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

I personally used crystals as idols. I saw them as having special powers, and I had rituals to cleanse and use crystals. So I threw my crystals away.

However some people could see crystals like a bouquet of flowers – a beautiful creation of God. They may give God all the glory when they see crystals.

If you’re not sure whether you’re using crystals as idols, pray for the Holy Spirit to help you. If you are getting convictions from the Holy Spirit, that you should get rid of your crystals – trust and obey the Holy Spirit without delay.

You can get rid of crystals by smashing them, burying them, or throwing them away.

I also want to make an appeal to Christians to please avoid wearing crystal new age jewelry. In the new age, people wear crystal points and shapes called “sacred geometry” because they believe the crystals are giving them power or protection (again these aren’t Biblically based beliefs). Please, Christian sisters and brothers, don’t wear crystal new age jewelry as it could cause a weak Christian to stumble by enticing them into new age practices. It’s also possible that these crystal new age objects could lead to increased spiritual warfare, as demons are attracted to new age tools.

Everyone should avoid crystal wands and pendulums, as they are created for sorcery and witchcraft purposes. Don’t sell or donate these crystals, as you don’t want to be the catalyst for someone else to sin.

Please pray about what I’ve said in this blog, and study your Bible which is a lamp for your feet to follow on your walk with Christ.

1 John 5:21 – Little children, keep yourselves from idols.