Christian Wiccans Have Agreed to Disagree on the Following Topics:
- Beliefs of Personal Gnosis/Enlightenment
- Rapture and the 7 years
- The Original Sin
- Why did Christ die for us?
- Practicing Christian Wicca as a religion only
- Practicing Christian Wicca with earth-based, folk or celestial magick
- The Concept of the Demiurge/the Gnostic reference to the Old Testament Old
- The Concept of Satan
- Tools of Divination
- Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell
The beliefs listed above affect all practitioners of the Christian faith, regardless of affiliation and denomination. Admittedly, these are topics of controversy. These personal beliefs are just what they are described as and we obtain these beliefs through personal revelations of hidden knowledge or gnosis.
The whole concept of gnosis is that each person’s need for spiritual enlightenment varies. What strikes a chord of enlightenment in one person may not affect another person. Some spiritualists find communion with the Divine through the study of books, history, and politics of the ages. Some persons find the beauty of the Divine not in a book of words but in the beauty and simplicity of a flower or the laugh of a newborn baby. Others need dreams and visions to move their soul towards the realization of the Divine; others need logical proof or physical evidence to enlighten them.
The concepts listed at the beginning of this section are not part of the primary belief system for Christian Wicca. If these concepts of spiritual choice become doctrines instead of ideas, then the precepts of freewill are moot. To keep the open tradition of Wicca open, minds cannot close to trivialities of the worship service. Instead, one simply creates another Christian denomination.
Denominations automatically bring in complications and compromise within the Christian belief structure. In most denominations, free will is not a respected or encouraged aspect of spirituality. There is a structure of rules and/or laws within denominational Christianity, which gives each particular sect or worship, group its defining characteristics. There are politics within even the most minimalist protestant church with Elders and Deacons vying for decision-making powers over the congregation.
Loosing the dogmatic trappings that organized Christianity presents is the prime motivation for turning to Wicca. Christian Wicca allows the spiritual and freethinking Christian to worship the Holy Trinity as each practitioner sees fit, without having to give up the Christian Trinity in order to practice Wicca.