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Superstition

A belief or practice that results from belief in magic or chance; a false understanding of causation.

Top Bible Verses about Superstition

1 Samuel 4:1–11

And the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out to meet the Philistines for battle, and they encamped at Ebenezer, and the Philistines encamped at Aphek. The Philistines lined up for the battle to meet Israel, and the battle was prolonged until Israel was defeated before the Philistines, who killed about four thousand men on the battlefield. When the army came back to the camp, the elders of Israel asked, “Why has Yahweh defeated us today before the Philistines? Let us bring the … Read 1 Samuel 4:1–11

1 Kings 20:23

The servants of the king of Aram said to him, “Their gods are gods of the mountains, therefore they were stronger than we. Let us fight with them in the plain; surely we will be stronger than they. Read 1 Kings 20:23

Jeremiah 7:1–4

The word that came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, saying, “Stand in the gate of the house of Yahweh and proclaim there this word, and say, ‘Hear the word of Yahweh, all of Judah, those who enter through these gates to bow in worship to Yahweh. Thus says Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel, “Make your ways and your deeds good and let me dwell with you in this place. Do not trust in the deceitful words, saying, ‘The temple of Yahweh, the temple of Yahweh, they are the temple of Yahweh.’ Read Jeremiah 7:1–4

Jeremiah 44:15–19

Then all the men who knew that their wives were making smoke offerings to other gods, and all the women who stood by, a great assembly, and all the people who lived in the land of Egypt in Pathros, answered Jeremiah, saying, “Concerning the word that you have spoken to us in the name of Yahweh, we are not going to listen to you! But certainly we will do everything that went out from our mouths, to make smoke offerings to the queen of heaven and to pour out to her libations just as we did, we, … Read Jeremiah 44:15–19

Acts 8:18–19

Now Simon, when he saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, offered them money, saying, “Give to me also this power, so that whomever I place my hands on may receive the Holy Spirit!” Read Acts 8:18–19

1 Timothy 6:3–5

If anyone teaches other doctrine and does not devote himself to the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that is in accordance with godliness, he is conceited, understanding nothing, but having a morbid interest concerning controversies and disputes about words, from which come envy, strife, slanders, evil suspicions, constant wrangling by people of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who consider godliness to be a means of gain. Read 1 Timothy 6:3–5

Famous Christian Quotes About Superstition

The Prevalence of Superstition Even Among Christians

A deep night oppresses the whole world. This is what we have to dispel and dissolve. It is night not only among heretics and among Greeks, but also in the multitude on our side, in respect of doctrines and of life. For many entirely disbelieve the resurrection; many fortify themselves with their horoscope; many adhere to superstitious observances, and to omens, and auguries, and portents. And some likewise employ amulets and charms.

John Chrysostom

Superstition Is an Erroneous Relation to God

Superstition neither knows the right kind, nor observes the due measure, of actions belonging to the service of God, but is always joined with a wrong opinion touching things divine. Superstition is when things are either abhorred or observed with a zealous or fearful, but erroneous, relation to God.

Richard Hooker
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