(Charisma Magazine) – Is it OK for Christians to sage their homes? No, it’s not OK. Let’s find out why. First of all, what is “saging” or “smudging”? And where does it originate from? Burning sage is a ritualistic practice originally used by Native American shamans to spiritually cleanse the atmosphere of an area, such as a home or a person from evil spirits, negative energy or to release healing. What is a shaman? A quick search on Google defines a shaman as “a person regarded as having access to, and influence in, the world of good and evil spirits, especially among some peoples of northern Asia and North America.
Typically such people enter a trance state during a ritual and practice divination and healing.” Other names for a shaman would be medicine man or woman, sorcerer or witch doctor. This practice of saging a house is common among followers of New Age and shamanistic beliefs, and sadly, is becoming increasingly popular in Christian homes. Why would this practice go against Christian beliefs? Because the center of Christianity is Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, our Savior, our Deliverer, our Healer. Acts 4:12 tells us, “There is no salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” READ MORE