The Bible Changed My Mind About Crystals

There was no way anyone could convince me that crystals are for Christians. NO WAY! But you may wonder, “what does the bible say about crystals?”

I was the type who would walk into a business and see crystals and automatically think, This is ridiculous—you criticize me for following Jesus, but you’re rubbing rocks. Who’s the fool here?

Crystals are said to have healing powers and if you’re anything like me, you think, Hogwash. Jesus is the only healer. And then avoid crystals at all costs.

And then one day, someone sent me an amethyst crystal. It was part of a marketing plan to draw attention to their shop, but what drew my attention as I was placing it in the garbage was the beauty of this piece—the detail, the color, the uniqueness. It was stunning!

But there’s no way on God’s green earth that I’m going to have a crystal in my home. Who knows what kind of demons this brings with it.

But I’ll be honest, I couldn’t bring myself to throw this beautiful stone away. 

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that some silly stone, no matter how pretty was going to trump God’s truth. But, it did get me thinking. I’ve certainly been wrong in the past (don’t tell my husband), so it is possible that I’m wrong about crystals.

So I dove deep into God’s word to see what He had to say about crystals, and my thoughts were transformed.

I read scripture after scripture that talked about crystals and gemstones in the bible and their significance. Rubies appear in Proverbs 8:11, sapphires in Lamentations 4:7, and topaz in Job 28:19. 

Even the breastplate worn by the Levitical high priest contained twelve stones, each engraved with the name of a tribe of Israel: 

“The first row was carnelian, chrysolite, and beryl; the second row was turquoise, lapis lazuli, and emerald; the third row was jacinth, agate, and amethyst; the fourth row was topaz, onyx, and jasper. They were mounted in gold filigree settings.” — Exodus 39:10-13

The river flowing from the heavenly throne is described in Revelation 22:1 “as clear as crystal.”

The area before the throne is described in Revelation 4:6 as something like “a sea of glass, clear as crystal” and in Ezekiel 1:22 it says Over the heads of the living creatures there was the likeness of an expanse, shining like awe-inspiring crystal, spread out above their heads.”


And that’s when I made the connection. I wasn’t drawn to this tiny crystal because I was struggling with believing New Age nonsense. I was truly awe-inspired by its beauty.

But here’s what I didn’t find. Nowhere in scripture did the Bible mention any mystical properties of crystals. So all of that pseudoscience that claims crystals have healing properties or can align or stimulate your body’s chakras are rubbish.

Crystals also don’t hold any power to ward off bad energy or bring good energy. They don’t emanate good vibrations and they certainly don’t attract wealth or kindle romance. They are simply beautiful pieces of God’s creation. Just like my diamond ring, my crystal vase, or my marble tabletop.

They can bring beauty to my home and outfit but they hold no powers. For a Christian to think otherwise will bring rebuke.

You see, the Bible warns strongly against engaging in anything related to superstition or the occult and declares the practice detestable. It’s witchcraft and idolatry, plain and simple. 

So where did I land? What does the Bible say about crystals?

I believe that crystals are stunning examples of God’s handiwork, and I intend to embrace their beauty.

I hesitantly stepped into a store that sells stones, crystals, and rock formations. I’ll admit, I had one foot out the door if they started talking new-age nonsense, but they didn’t.

I spent over an hour in that store admiring all of the beautiful colors, shapes, and uniqueness of each piece.

And yes, I even bought some.

I bought a beautiful something or other (I can’t pronounce the name of it, much less type it) because it matched my office decor and my husband bought this one because, well, look at it. It’s so cool.

They sit on our bookshelves and serve as pretty decorative pieces, and that’s it.

I don’t believe they’re two million years old, I don’t believe they have any mystical powers. I do think they’re pretty.

The truth is, I’m tired of people taking God’s creation and distorting it. And I’m tired of avoiding things that have been distorted by others. Just like the LGBTQ community claimed the rainbow and distorted it, the New Agers stole gemstones and distorted them. 

It saddens me that Christians can’t be seen with a rainbow because it will give the impression that they support alternative lifestyles, or that they can’t enjoy God’s unique creations because we’ll be put in the New Age bucket. I’m tired of it.

Just like the rainbow was meant to be a symbol of promise NOT pride, crystals are a symbol of God’s handiwork, not hokey healing.

I’m done avoiding God’s beautiful creations because of how some of Satan’s ambassadors have distorted them.

As an aside, I did consider that by displaying crystals in my home and discussing them in this post, I may cause another to stumble in their beliefs. That’s the biggest reason why I didn’t have them all this time. And if I know someone is vulnerable to faltering in their faith, I will certainly remove it from my home when they come over. But having these crystals on display has actually made for interesting conversations that never would have taken place otherwise.

If a Christian wants to question my choice of decorative items, I’ll gladly engage in a discussion about what the Bible says about crystals. And if I talk to someone who actually thinks these stones have healing powers, it will be a great opening to talk about the true healer — Jesus Christ.

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