Can Christian visit a psychic or other necromancer?
So often, when God doesn’t answer a person, they turn to mediums, tarot card readers and psychics. Is this something a Christian can do when they’re antsy for an answer and God is silent? Let’s #CrackYourBible and find out:
“For years, I’ve asked God for guidance and understanding, yet I still feel entirely aimless and uneasy, like I’m not doing what I should be. I’m getting interested in seeing a psychic, but also scared to blaspheme. What should I do?”
Answer from the Scripture:
Your exact situation is mentioned in the Bible. But before we get into that, check out these verses to figure out if Christians can hire someone who practices divination:
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.” – Hosea 4:6
“If a person turns to mediums and necromancers, whoring after them, I will set my face against that person and will cut him off from among his people.” – Leviticus 20:6
The Downfall of Israel’s First King, Saul
You know who else went to see a medium / psychic because he had asked God for guidance and was not getting answers? King Saul!
“6 And when Saul inquired of the Lord, the Lord did not answer him, either by dreams, or by Urim, or by prophets. 7 Then Saul said to his servants, “Seek out for me a woman who is a medium, that I may go to her and inquire of her.” And his servants said to him, “Behold, there is a medium at En-dor.”
8 So Saul disguised himself and put on other garments and went, he and two men with him. And they came to the woman by night. And he said, “Divine for me by a spirit and bring up for me whomever I shall name to you.”
9 The woman said to him, “Surely you know what Saul has done, how he has cut off the mediums and the necromancers from the land. Why then are you laying a trap for my life to bring about my death?” 10 But Saul swore to her by the Lord, “As the Lord lives, no punishment shall come upon you for this thing.” 11 Then the woman said, “Whom shall I bring up for you?” He said, “Bring up Samuel for me.”
12 When the woman saw Samuel, she cried out with a loud voice. And the woman said to Saul, “Why have you deceived me? You are Saul.” 13 The king said to her, “Do not be afraid. What do you see?” And the woman said to Saul, “I see a god coming up out of the earth.”14 He said to her, “What is his appearance?” And she said, “An old man is coming up, and he is wrapped in a robe.” And Saul knew that it was Samuel, and he bowed with his face to the ground and paid homage.
15 Then Samuel said to Saul, “Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?” Saul answered, “I am in great distress, for the Philistines are warring against me, and God has turned away from me and answers me no more, either by prophets or by dreams. Therefore I have summoned you to tell me what I shall do.”
16 And Samuel said, “Why then do you ask me, since the Lord has turned from you and become your enemy? 17 The Lord has done to you as he spoke by me, for the Lord has torn the kingdom out of your hand and given it to your neighbor, David.18 Because you did not obey the voice of the Lord and did not carry out his fierce wrath against Amalek, therefore the Lordhas done this thing to you this day. 19 Moreover, the Lord will give Israel also with you into the hand of the Philistines, and tomorrow you and your sons shall be with me. The Lord will give the army of Israel also into the hand of the Philistines.” – 1 Samuel 28:6-19
A Royal Family Destroyed By Witchcraft
Saul and his sons DIED because Saul went to inquire of a medium! Is that what you want for yourself? Why would you visit a psychic when scripture warns against dabbling in any occult practices?
Why God Won’t Answer You
You need to spend time in the Word, spend time praying in the Spirit and you need to repent of whatever you did that you know was disobedience. You know what you did and don’t think God is just going to let it slide. You know what’s up and that’s why you’re not hearing from God. Until you repent, you will receive no answers, and if you go to a psychic, God is done. He’s fed up with your behavior. Stop.
Originally posted to Quora on July 26, 2018