Saturday, 18 May 2013

Spiritualists, Mediums and the Occult

Have you ever been involved in the use of tarot cards, ouija boards or horoscopes? Have you had your fortune told or visited a medium or a psychic? If you have, you are certainly not alone! Or are you the type of person who thinks all this is a load of hocus-pocus mumbo-jumbo? Again, you are not alone!

In Christian circles, topics like this are often avoided or side-stepped but this is a mistake! Chrisitians believe in the spiritual realm (Heaven, The Holy Spirit, Angels etc). Often the focus is rightly on the positive elements of the spiritual realms, but we ignore confronting and dealing with the darker aspects of them at our peril! The Bible tells us that:
"Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour." 1 Peter 5:8
The whole area of consulting with mediums comes up in 1 Samuel 28 where King Saul chooses to consult with a meduim rather than with God. In Clive Butcher's sermon series about 'The Life of David' he coveres this whole subject and gives a fantastic insight and Christian perspective to what the occult is, wether it is ok to consult mediums or not and what we should do if we have done so in the past.

Two sermons about the whole subject can be heard (live-streamed) directly from our website.
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