Many teenagers and college students are playing Charlie Charlie. In fact, #charliecharliechallenge was a popular trending topic on Twitter. The game is pretty simple.
You take a piece of paper, divide it into four squares, and write “yes” in two squares and “no” in two squares. Next, you take two pencils and stack them in a cross. Once the game is set up, you ask Charlie the demon if he is present, or you ask him to answer a question for you.
Now that you understand the game, let’s get back to the real question. Is this kind of thing ok for Christians to do?
First of all, the Bible says that the demonic world is real. There really are evil forces in the world. And these evil forces can harm you. As a result, the Bible commands us to stay away from the occult.
2 Corinthians 10:20 I am saying that these sacrifices are offered to demons, not to God. And I don’t want you to participate with demons.
Christians aren’t supposed to have anything to do with demons. God doesn’t want us getting involved with Charlie Charlie, Ouija boards, or any other occult thing.
Now, you might think, “It’s just a game. I don’t really think demons are going to answer my questions.”
It’s true. You might play Charlie Charlie a thousand times and never experience anything demonic. However, demons are real, and you could find a real demonic experience through these games.
But even more than this, think about what you are saying to your friends when you play this game with them. If your allegiance is with Jesus, then why are you playing games with demons?
Instead of playing this game, take your friend’s interest in supernatural things and introduce them to Jesus, the one who has power over everything demonic in the universe.
- Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
- What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
- Why is it dangerous to play with the demonic, even if you are just trying to have fun?
- Why do you think teenagers are attracted to playing games like Charlie Charlie?
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.