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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