This post is all about crystals in the Bible
Let’s face it; there has been a great craze and buzz about crystals. They have become so popular in recent years. Some people believe that crystals offer healing, power, protection, and good luck. But what does the Bible say about them?
In this blog post, we will take a look at what the Bible says about crystals and stones. We will also look at 5 reasons why you shouldn’t use crystals. Finally, we will talk about idolatry and repentance.
Ready? Let’s go…
What are crystals?
The word “crystal” is derived from the Greek word for ice, krustallos.
In ancient times, people believed that crystals were formed from the frozen breath of dragons and other mythical creatures.
Today, we know that crystals are actually minerals that form deep within the earth’s crust.
Here’s how they are formed: Most crystals are formed underground by molten rock’s slow cooling and hardening. As the molten rock cools, its molecules begin to arrange themselves in a regular pattern. Over time, this regular pattern results in the formation of a crystalline structure.
Examples of crystals and stones found in the Bible
- Onyx (Exodus 28:20)
- Beryl (Ezekiel 28:13)
- Carbuncle (Isaiah 54:12)
- Chrysolyte (Revelation 21:20)
- Emerald (Ezekiel 28:13)
- Jacinth (Exodus 28:19)
- Sapphire (Ezekiel 28:13)
- Topaz (Ezekiel 28:13)
- Agate (Exodus 28:19)
- Amethyst (Revelation 21:20)
- Diamond (Exodus 28:18)
- Jacinth (Revelation 21:20)
- Pearl (Matthew 13:45-46)
- Sardonyx (Revelation 21:20)
- Tarshish (Ezekiel 27:12)
What do these crystals represent?
While we can’t know for sure what each of these specific crystals or stones represented, we can get a general idea from the overall meaning of crystals in the Bible. In general, crystals represent something valuable, beautiful, hard and strong, and sparkles or shines.
Significance of crystals and stones in the Bible
The Bible mentions different crystals and stones throughout its pages. For example, in Exodus, we read about the breastplate of judgment (also known as the priestly breastplate), which the high priest wore. This breastplate was to be made of gold and set with twelve precious stones:
“And you shall set in it settings of stones, four rows of stones: a row with a sardius, topaz, and carbuncle shall be the first row; and the second row an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond; and the third row a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst; and the fourth row a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper. They shall be set in gold settings.”Exodus 28:17-20
We also see different stones being used in the construction of the New Jerusalem
“The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.”Revelation 21:19-20
These are just a few examples of what the Bible says about crystals and stones. As we can see, they were used for different purposes such as adornment, construction, etc.
What does the Bible say about crystals in heaven?
Per my research, I found that crystals aren’t explicitly mentioned as being in heaven, but it does mention a few different types of stones. As previously stated, in Revelation 21:19-20, we read about jasper, sapphire, chalcedony, emerald, sardonyx, sardius, carbuncle, and gold. These are all precious stones that are very rare and valuable.
The devil perverts what is good
The devil is crafty and knows how to take what is good and pervert it for his own purposes. He has done this with the practice of using crystals and stones for healing, power, protection, and good luck.
The Bible mentions different crystals and stones throughout its pages, but always in a different context and never as something we should rely on for our own power.
New age practices have permeated the church and have led many astray. These practices are a form of idolatry and are dangerous because they take our focus off God and onto something else. We need to be very careful about what we allow into our lives and what we give our allegiance to.
What are some New Age practices involving crystals?
There are a lot of different New Age practices involving crystals.
Some people believe that crystals can be used to heal physical, emotional, and various health problems. Others believe that crystals increase psychic ability or attract good luck. Some people even wear crystals as jewelry or carry them around in their pockets for protection.
What does the Bible say about these New Age practices?
The Bible is clear that we are not to put our trust in things like crystals or lucky charms for protection or healing. We are to put our trust in God alone.
In Deuteronomy 18:14, God warns us not to follow the practices of the nations around us, including their use of divination and sorcery. In Isaiah 45:16, God says that those who make idols will be put to shame.
I will touch more about this in the idolatry section of this post.
The early church in Ephesus and the occult
“And a number of those who had practiced magic arts brought their books together and burned them in public. When they calculated the value of the books, they found it came to fifty thousand drachmas.”Acts 19:19
When Paul arrived in the city of Ephesus, he found that there was a group of people who were practicing magic arts. These people decided to burn their books in public. When they calculated the value of the books, they found that it came to fifty thousand drachmas (fifty thousand pieces of silver)
This event is significant because it shows us that there is a need to get rid of crystals and other objects associated with the occult.
Why is this relevant to crystals? Because many of the stones used in crystal healing are the same ones used in the occult. They are associated with pagan deities and are used to channel energy from those beings. When you use them, you are opening yourself up to demonic influence.
So what does that mean for Christians? It means that we need to be very careful about anything that has to do with the occult. We should avoid anything that is associated with it, including crystals.
Some people might argue that they don’t believe in the occult, so they don’t need to worry about it. But the fact is, whether you believe in it or not, the occult is real, and it is dangerous. It’s not something to be taken lightly.
Ignorance isn’t an excuse
“My people are destroyed from a lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6
“There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” Proverbs 14:12
Ignorance is no excuse! Many in the church don’t know what the Bible says about these things. Perhaps they’ve never been taught. Sadly, just because a person doesn’t know this is wrong doesn’t mean it’s excusable. In fact, the enemy can use one’s ignorance to his advantage because one is clueless about his schemes and plans.
Let me preface that many new-age practices have recently infiltrated the church. I spoke about the enneagram in another one of my posts.
In regards to crystals, I earlier stated that they are used for healing, power, protection, and good luck. While there is nothing inherently wrong with crystals, what we believe about them can lead us into idolatry.
The Bible is clear that we are not to worship false idols (Exodus 20:22-26, 32:19-20, 34:15-16, Leviticus 26:30, Deuteronomy 31:16-18). This means that we should not worship anything or anyone other than God. Unfortunately, many people have started to use crystals in new age practices such as crystal healing and energy work. This is a form of idolatry and is expressly forbidden in the Bible.
Let’s go a notch deeper…
In Exodus 20:4, God Himself says, “You shall not make for yourselves an idol, nor any image of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.” This means that we are not to create anything that we would worship in place of God. This includes images or objects of any kind, including crystals and stones.
The second commandment in Exodus 20:5 goes on to say, “You shall not bow down to them or serve them.” This means that even if we don’t create the idols ourselves if we worship them or give them power over our lives, we are still guilty of idolatry.
When we start to believe that crystals have power over our lives, we are giving them a place of honor and worship that belongs only to God. We are also putting our trust in something other than God. This is what the Bible warns against again and again. In Jeremiah 17:13, for example, we are told, “O Lord, the hope of Israel, all who forsake you will be put to shame. Those who turn away from you will be written in the dust because they have forsaken the Lord, the spring of living water.”
If we are putting our trust in anything other than God Himself, we are turning away from the living water that He offers us. We are also forsaking His love and care for us. Instead of relying on God, we are looking to something else to meet our needs.
The bottom line is that we need to be careful not to make idols out of anything, including crystals and stones. We need to put our trust in God alone and rely on His love and care for us. He is the only one who can truly meet our needs.
If you are considering using crystals in your spirituality, I urge you to beware. Crystals cannot give you what only God can provide. He is the only one who can offer us healing, power, protection, and good luck. Let us rely on Him alone! He is all-powerful and can do anything! Trust in Him today. He will never let you down!
Are Crystals demonic?
As stated earlier, crystals are harmless. However, when one entertains crystals and uses them to access power, healing, or protection, that’s when things change. They may be unknowingly engaging in demonic activity.
We need to ask ourselves if these “powers” don’t originate from God, where do they originate from? Well, they likely originate from another ungodly realm.
When we focus our attention on created things rather than the Creator, we could be inviting the enemy into our lives.
Friends, spiritual warfare is real. The enemy will take advantage of any opportunity to enter our lives and wreak havoc. One way they do this is by attaching themselves to objects that people focus their attention on.
5 reasons why you shouldn’t use crystals
Here are five reasons why you shouldn’t use crystals:
1. They are a form of idolatry
When we focus our attention on something other than God, it becomes an idol. This can be anything from our work, to our possessions, to our relationships. When we make an idol out of something, it takes the place of God in our lives, and we start to worship it instead of Him.
2. They offer false hope
Crystals cannot provide what only God can. They cannot heal, protect, or give us good luck. We may think they can, but when we put our hope in them, we will ultimately be disappointed.
3. They can be dangerous
Some people have had negative experiences with crystals, such as feeling dizzy, nauseous, or anxious. Others have reported seeing things that weren’t really there. If you use crystals for healing or protection, you could open yourself up to demonic influence.
4. They are a waste of money
Why spend your hard-earned money on something that doesn’t work? If you’re going to invest in something, invest in something that will actually give you a return.
5. They take the focus off of God
When we focus on crystals instead of God, we are not giving Him the attention He deserves. We are created to worship God and to have a relationship with Him. When we focus on other things, we are taking away from that relationship.
Importance of Repentance and throwing away crystals
“Therefore, repent and turn from all your transgressions, so that iniquity will not be your ruin. Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed, and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! Why will you die, O house of Israel? For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone,” declares the Lord GOD. “Repent and live!”Ezekiel 18:30-32
If you have been using crystals, it is important to repent and throw them away. This is a serious matter and should not be taken lightly. Crystals will lead you away from Him if you continue to use them.
Repentance is essential for salvation. If you have been using crystals, confess your sin to the Lord and ask for His forgiveness. Then, throw away your crystals and anything else that has to do with this false practice. Don’t look back; press forward in following Jesus Christ alone. He is the only way, the only Truth, and the only Life. (John 14:16)
And that’s it, folks, the answer to, “What does the bible say about crystals?”
As I close, It is abundantly clear that the Bible is opposed to the use of crystals and stones for any form of power, protection, or healing. It is a form of idolatry that takes our focus off God and onto something else. We are to rely on God alone for our strength, power, and protection. He is the only one who can offer us true healing.
Let us turn away from using crystals and stones and instead fix our eyes on Jesus, the ultimate rock of our salvation.