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Who You Gonna Call: A Psychic or the Holy Spirit?

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By Rick HenryPublished about a month ago 4 min read
Who You Gonna Call: A Psychic or the Holy Spirit?
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I am writing this passage not as a tool to preach or convert anybody. I understand that some people take the Bible as the literal word of God, others consider it a fairytale, some call it propaganda, some call it a history book written by humans, some call it fiction, while others call it a lie. The point of this article is not to change anybody's viewpoint of what they think of the Bible, but to share some historical insight into what the Bible says about psychics and mediums. I think it is very interesting.

The Bible warns strongly against and condemns spiritism, mediums, the occult, and psychics. The Good News Translation of Leviticus 20:27 states that; "Any man or woman who consults the spirits of the dead shall be stoned to death; any of you that do this are responsible for your own death." It is important to note that in the days of Leviticus the law of the land called for stoning to death people that possessed spiritual demons or dark spirits. The Bible has always been about following the law of the land or the law of the day. Of course, in the United States today and most civilized nations it is illegal to kill a medium or psychic. If anybody were to stone a psychic to death that would be going against the principles of the Bible. Therefore, in this current day, by law nobody shall be stoned to death. However, the tenets in today's Christian beliefs suggest that its believers steer away from psychics, mediums, and all things of the occult such as astrology, tarot cards, horoscopes, fortune tellers, séances, and other related practices as they will corrupt your life, "Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God." (Leviticus 19:31, NIV)

To further your understanding according to theologists Leviticus took place about 2,500 years ago on Mount Sinai in Egypt. There are several instances throughout the Bible that discuss psychics, et al, but I will keep it to just a few passages to avoid confusion.

These practices (of psychics, mediums, etc.) are based on the concept that there are gods, spirits, or deceased loved ones that can give advice and guidance and communicate with their loved ones left behind on Earth. According to 2 Corinthians 11:14-15 these “gods” or “spirits” are demons. The Bible clearly states that the dead cannot be contacted by the living or that deceased loved ones cannot contact us. The idea that our dearly departed can communicate with us on Earth is a popular theme in films and fiction.

The New Testament teaches its believers that the Holy Spirit, not spirits of the dead or psychics, will be our teacher and guide: "But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you." (John 14:26, NIV)

If the dead cannot contact us, how do psychics and mediums get their information? Quite a few of them have been exposed as frauds. It has been proven that psychics can gain a good amount of information by doing an internet search using a name or phone number, a psychic can get names, addresses, dates of birth, dates of marriage, family members, etc. Facebook alone offers up all types of personal information.

However, there are some psychics who know things that should be impossible for them to know. Where do they get this information? According to the Bible it is from Satan and his demons. Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. The purpose of psychics and mediums is to sow confusion and depression among God's children to weaken them.

Satan pretends to be kind and helpful. He tries to appear as something good. Satan and his demons will give a psychic information about a person to get that person hooked onto spiritism, something that God forbids. It appears innocent at first, but soon people can find themselves addicted to psychics and unwittingly allow Satan to control and destroy their lives. Peter proclaimed, “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). In some cases, the psychics themselves are deceived, not knowing the true source of the information they receive. Whatever the case and wherever the source of the information, nothing connected to spiritism, witchcraft, or astrology is a godly means of discovering information. "The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing." (2 Thessalonians 2:9-10, NIV)

Once again, I want to state that I did not write this to force a belief onto anybody. Nor did I write this to offend anybody. I simply wrote this to convey one viewpoint on psychics, mediums and all related to the occult.

Thank you for reading.

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Rick Henry

Writing is a distraction for me. It takes me to places unknown that fulfill my need for intellectual stimulus, emotional release, and a soothing of the breaks and bruises of the day.

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  • Chua Yuan Heng5 days ago

    Great story, but psychics are common nowadays. Telepathy is a proof of being psychic.

  • Lamar Wiggins13 days ago

    Nice article! Psychics and mediums intrigue me. If you've never heard of Edgar Cayce "The sleeping prophet" It's worth checking out... Among other profound things, he was able to accurately diagnose ailments in patients, and did it all in a sleep state. So, there's no doubt in my mind he's communicating with the other side. I also doubt it's with the devil or any type of demons, but rather with angels. God bless, my friend. Thanks again.

  • Oliver Mabout a month ago

    In my recollection or such research, The Holy Spirit is the vassal of knowledge and we are the vessels. One can not contain it, only which we have to surrender the mediator of it, which is Jesus Christ and his Father. That is only to my belief and how I believe it.

  • Heather Hublerabout a month ago

    A very interesting read. I've always found the concept of the Holy Spirit so difficult to understand. I appreciate the way you handled this subject, great work :)

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Whoaaa, this was very fascinating viewpoint. I only knew about witchcraft not being a godly means in Christianity but had no idea that spiritism and astrology was included as well. Well, I'm not a Christian so I learned something new today. Thank you for sharing this!

  • Babs Iversonabout a month ago

    Impressive piece!!!

  • Excellent work Rick. I am not a religious person but have known many who have used their religious beliefs for good and bad. This is an excellent piece

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    Very interesting piece. Well done.

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