Thursday, January 26, 2017

Should Christians Consult Psychics?

I am sure you have seen some TV commercial or show about psychics and mediums. There is even a popular reality show about a women from New Jersey that can talk to people from the beyond. The question that comes to mind is, should Christians consult with such people? Should we even believe our horoscope or even a fortune from a cookie?

The Bible does say some things about consulting those who believe they know the future or talk with the dead:

You shall not interpret omens or tell fortunes...Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the LORD your God (Leviticus 19:26, 31).

When you come into the land that the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD. And because of these abominations the LORD your God is driving them out before you. You shall be blameless before the LORD your God, for these nations, which you are about to dispossess, listen to fortune-tellers and to diviners. But as for you, the LORD your God has not allowed you to do this (Deuteronomy 18:9-14).

Thus says the Lord GOD, Woe to the foolish prophets who follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing...They have seen false visions and lying divinations. They say, ‘Declares the LORD,’ when the LORD has not sent them, and yet they expect him to fulfill their word. Have you not seen a false vision and uttered a lying divination, whenever you have said, ‘Declares the LORD,’ although I have not spoken?”

Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: “Because you have uttered falsehood and seen lying visions, therefore behold, I am against you, declares the Lord GOD. My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and who give lying divinations. They shall not be in the council of my people, nor be enrolled in the register of the house of Israel, nor shall they enter the land of Israel. And you shall know that I am the Lord GOD" (Ezekiel 13:3, 6-9).

For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens(he is God!), who formed the earth and made it (he established it; he did not create it empty, he formed it to be inhabited!): “I am the LORD, and there is no other. I did not speak in secret, in a land of darkness; I did not say to the offspring of Jacob, ‘Seek me in vain.’ I the LORD speak the truth; I declare what is right...Declare and present your case; let them take counsel together! Who told this long ago? Who declared it of old? Was it not I, the LORD? And there is no other god besides me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none besides me. “Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other (Isaiah 45:18-19, 21-22).

So you can clearly see that those who believe in Jesus should stay away from psychics and mediums because there is no other compared to God. Even if what they are saying comes true or is true, we must stay away. When we consult people who tell the future, it takes the trust from God and put in man. Psalm 118:8 says, "It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man."

When we are anxious about the future, we must turn to the Lord for He know all things. We should not seek those who claim to know the future. The same thing goes with tarot cards, Ouija boards, and a magic 8-ball.

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