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As a Christian writer who writes in fantasy settings, is it okay for me to include magic in my world-building? If so, when and how can we incorporate magic into our universes that honor God?

Brad Pauquette Answered question March 6, 2024

Hi, Daniel!
I prayed about this exact question for a long time before putting a magic system into my in-progress fantasy series. It’s a difficult line to tow, for sure. Remember that power has sources.

In my universe, there are two sets of “magic-users” (I use different terminology for the “good” and “bad” ones. Those who got their powers from God — or Elyon as He’s called in my universe — are called “seers”. Those who get their power from elsewhere are called “sorcerers”. )

As far as when and how to put it in, that should be a “you and God” discussion. Proverbs 3:6 applies here: “In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” I’d recommend checking out Christian authors who write fantasy and are similar to what you wish to write, and then pray on it.

Hope this helps!