Bible Question:

I have an individual who works for me who considers herself a “white witch. ” She brings in on occasion items that she has baked. What does God's Word say in reference to eating food prepared by people who worship Satan or any other idol? I was uncomfortable taking a piece and I believe the Holy Spirit was speaking to me...what does God's Word say?

Bible Answer:

The Apostle Paul wrote about this issue in the first letter to the Corinthians. Today we call it the book of 1 Corinthians. The letter was written to a group of Christians who were living in the Greek city of Corinth. These Christians lived in a very godless culture even though the city worshipped so-called gods and goddesses. Some of the Christians were struggling with eating meat that have been offered to idols or “gods.” Here is Paul’s advice to them.

Therefore concerning the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that there is no such thing as an idol in the world, and that there is no God but one. For even if there are so-called gods whether in heaven or on earth, as indeed there are many gods and many lords, yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things, and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him. However not all men have this knowledge; but some, being accustomed to the idol until now, eat food as if it were sacrificed to an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled. But food will not commend us to God; we are neither the worse if we do not eat, nor the better if we do eat. (NASB) 1 Cor. 8:4-8

Paul told them that there is no such thing as an idol or a god. For the follower of God, there is only one God – Jesus Christ. Then he added that food does not make one a better Christian or a worse Christian. It does not matter if we eat or if do not eat. The spiritual principle says that food does not affect our relationship with God.

God the Holy Spirit lives within us and there is nothing that Satan can do to affect our relationship with God (1 John 4:4). Satan is not a god. Yes, he is powerful, but he is not a god. While he is the power behind the idols, Paul says it is important to realize that food is just food. Paul tells us that it does not matter if you eat or if you do not eat. But if your conscience warns you to not eat, then do not eat.


Beyond the biblical principle about eating or not eating things sacrificed to idols or gods, it appears that she is simply baking items to be shared with others. Biblically there is no reason you cannot eat them. However, if you are struggling, then do not eat her baked goods. It is possible that the Holy Spirit is warning you not to eat for some other reason. Is it possible that this might open a door for you to share Jesus with her?