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Some people of the Christian fundamentalist doctrine have been taught that ALL psychics and the supernatural are taboo to the Christian religion. There’s a good reason for the way some people comprehend this as valid in their belief, but is erroneous on their part. The Scriptures do not say that the supernatural is wrong – the people misinterpreting the scriptures do. Logically, when so much of the Bible is in fact supernatural, how could this be true? What the Scriptures are warning us about are psychics who work for Satan’s “team”. There are both good and bad on each side. If someone professes to be psychic, but doesn’t mention scriptures or the Creator - then they’re to be avoided because the information they are relaying is probably false. I’ll try to break it down for all of you so you can judge for yourselves.
The Book of Deuteronomy, Chapter 18, verses 10-12 are what many people base their views of psychics on. It says in part (I’ll quote what pertains to the subject),”There should not be found in you anyone ...who employs divination, one who practices magic or anyone who looks for omens or a sorcerer, or one who binds others with a spell or anyone who consults a spirit medium or a professional foreteller of events or anyone who inquires of the dead. For everybody doing these things is something detestable to God.” Deuteronomy 18:10-12 (HCSB)
Do those Scriptures apply to all modern day psychics; and, did they apply to all psychics in olden Bible days? Before we make a judgment call, let’s look at another Holy Scripture found at Isaiah 8:19. After all, the Scriptures are accurate in what they say, so, we should use them as a guide, but, we need to understand them in the context they were given. The Scripture says, “When they say to you, “Consult the spirits of the dead and the spiritists who chirp and mutter,” shouldn’t a people consult their God? [Should they consult] the dead on behalf of the living?” Isaiah 8:19 (HCSB)
You noted in the above Scripture that it spelled out the type of mediums to stay away from. They did what? “When they say to you, “Consult the spirits of the dead and the spiritists who chirp and mutter...” When you think of muttering, what comes to mind? Perhaps what comes to mind are things that shouldn’t be said or that are untrue? That was pointed out in the Scripture to differentiate from Satan’s mediums, and those that are not of satanic origin; the reason for that is because Satan gives his followers similar psychic abilities, so it was necessary to draw a line between the two different psychic groups that existed in those days. Those who “mutter” and who practice magic, sorcery and witchcraft are to be avoided because they are of satanic origin. That does NOT go for ALL psychics as God also has his own psychics. Remember what I said about both sides having humans working with them in the Spiritual War?
Even today, Satan’s demons imitate deceased people through the use of talking boards like the Ouija Board or similar devices. That’s why you always have to be on guard against the evil side of the psychic coin. To say that absolutely all psychics are evil, is to say that the apostles and Christ were evil; for they too were psychic. Christ being the most psychic of the group. Now how silly is that? We know they weren’t evil. And all psychics are not evil either. Then you have John that wrote the Book of Revelation. How do people think he got those Revelations? It was given to him through his psychic mind, as was done with all Bible writers that were inspired by the Creator to write what he imparted to them by spiritual means. How else do you think it was that God spoke to them?
This clearly shows that there were two different kinds of psychics in existence. There is the good and there is the evil. Just like the Spiritual War of good verses evil. There are two sides in everything; always two sides to a coin. The Creator’s Word informs us,”Test everything. Hold on to the good...” 1 Thessalonians 5:21 (HCSB)
Originally posted by ReginaAdonnaAaron
This is a controversial topic, especially for those Christian fundamentalists because they have been taught that ALL psychics and the supernatural are taboo - but this is simply not true.
[edit on 5-9-2010 by ReginaAdonnaAaron]
There are three well known incidents of psychic ability reported in literature about Swedenborg. The first was from July 29, 1759, when during a dinner in Gothenburg, he excitedly told the party at six o' clock that there was a fire in Stockholm (405 km away), that it consumed his neighbour's home and was threatening his own. Two hours later, he exclaimed with relief that the fire stopped three doors from his home. Two days later, reports confirmed every statement to the precise hour that Swedenborg first expressed the information.