Posted tagged ‘divination’

Is There Anything Wrong With Tarot Card Reading?

August 19, 2016

tarot card reader illuminated sign    I got an e-mail today from a professional Tarot Card reader who took exception to a personal article from a friend I published on this web page  http://www.newchristian.org.uk/tinastory.html

He said:” I am a  professional Tarot Reader and Life guide , and I do not  recognise any of the problems that you seem to indicate that go with the trade and the art ? – please could you refrain from non-informed talk about other people’s beliefs. That is why there is so much trouble in the world. There is room for all beliefs. Peace”.

As requests go, it was indeed very courteous. I shall reply accordingly. There is indeed room for all beliefs. Having beliefs in your heart harms no-one, except possibly yourself, but that is of your own free will choice. But if, in practicing my beliefs, I influence others it may for good or ill. If the latter, I will have to account for practising deception upon others when I face God at the Judgment.

So, is there anything wrong with Tarot Card reading? According to Wikipedia, “divinatory meanings” have been associated with Tarot cards since 1783″. So what is divination? It is defined on Google as: “the practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by supernatural means”. Supernatural means may arise from kindly or evil forces. How can we know the origin of these forces?

From the Christian perspective, the Bible holds the key to what God approves or disapproves of: “When you enter the land which the Lord your God gives you, you shall not learn to imitate the holy bibledetestable things of those nations.  There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who casts a spell, or a medium or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead” (Bible, Book of Deuteronomy Chapter 18 verses 9 to 11).

Using divination puts one in the realm of deceptive spirits.  The Apostle Paul predicted: “But the (Holy) Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons ” (The Bible, Book of I Timothy 4: 1).

So if God does not approve of divination we must conclude it is harmful to man, since God seeks to encourage purity and righteousness in our lives.

The Bible, Psalm 24 verse 3 says:

“Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god.”

If the God of the Bible forbids divination by those he has made then we risk the wrath of God if we indulge in such a practice. The ultimate outworking of God’s wrath is exclusion from his presence and a resultant banishment to hell, where Satan and his followers end up in eternal torment and suffering. If you disobey God’s warnings you cannot expect him to welcome you into Heaven, where he lives.

Test The Spirits – Part Two

August 23, 2013

test the spirits   In an earlier post I recounted  a meeting with a guy who attends Spiritualist meetings and my challenge to him.  This is the post: https://jesushealstoday99.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/challenge-to-test-the-spirits-given-to-a-guy-in-a-wheelchair/

Today he returned again for food, and while his bags were being prepared he beckoned me outside for a private chat. He reminded me of our conversation and my challenge to him to “test the spirits” next time he went to the Spiritualist Church. I had asked him to challenge them by asking (as the Apostle John says in scripture) “did Jesus Christ come in the flesh?” He told me he did ask them, so I was eagerly awaiting his next comment!

As I expected, and had warned him in advance, they did not give him a straight “yes” or “no” answer. He was fobbed off with a: “Christians can’t prove that Jesus was who he said he was.” I pointed out to my friend that this reply proved that the “Jesus” they talked of at his church was not the Jesus of the Bible.

My friend pointed out that every time he mentioned to Christians that he went to the Spiritualist church they looked and sounded alarmed. I explained “that was because you are being deceived and Christians are concerned for your eternal destiny.”

He had often gone to the Spiritualist church after having problems with his girlfriend and he acknowledged he got comfort from what they told him. They even said “we can see you up there on the platform doing this in years to come.”

He simply wasn’t hearing my warnings about the dangers. I then told hm the Bible warned against contact with the dead. This was new to him. He didn’t have a Bible, so I said I would write to him and give him the relevant verses from the Bible so he could read it for himself. I pray that the Lord will open his eyes!