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What Does the Bible say about Mediums, Fortune Tellers, Aliens and Paganism?

Updated: Jan 16, 2022

We all have this burning desire to know what the future holds. There are so many unknowns and we want to have some power and control over our relationships, careers, money, etc. Maybe, we even want some control over those around us. The bible directs us to place all of that in God's hands; to rest in Him. You see, prayer isn't about getting what we want. It is about learning to trust in God and lean into Him, letting go of control, anxiety and selfishness. If we can trust Him in the small things, we will be better equipped to trust Him in the big things. Letting go of our selfish desires and learning to trust in Him while cultivating gratefulness, leads us to experience abundant joy. The joy is not in having things. Pure joy is found in peace, contentment and selfless love.

Unfortunately, so many of us are caught up in the desire for wealth, power and control. We feel that these things will bring us joy. We don't have time to invest in or cultivate relationships with God or others, we want the quick fix. This is where spiritualism finds its attraction. The proof is in growing pagan faiths and the multi-million dollar industry that sells us the illusion of knowledge and success from beyond the grave or from beyond our physical dimension. In some cases, we just miss our loved ones and don't know or care about what the Bible teaches about death. Some of us want nothing to do with God and are looking for answers we think have a basis in science.

The Bible warns us about using mediums, fortune tellers, sorcerers, etc. Today, we can also include spirit guides, ghosts, angels, and aliens who are all reaching out from beyond our dimension to contact us in increasing numbers. In 2 Corinthians 11:14-15, it says, “Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness”.

When it comes to contacting the dead, the Bible is clear that the dead don't know anything (Ecclesiastes 9:5). They are asleep in the grave until the resurrection. So, whomever we think we're contacting from beyond the grave, must be an imposter! How easy do you think this is for Satan and the other demons to do? They are fallen angels that can appear as anything they choose. They can sound like anyone, look like anyone and have knowledge of any act done in secret. Secret knowledge is not proof of their claim!

This is also true of mediums, people claiming to be reincarnated or psychics. These people may be perfectly sincere, but they are deceived and used by Satan to perpetrate lies. Satan and his servants can plant ideas, thoughts, visions and dreams in our heads. They can even manifest things to make their lies appear real.

The newest phenomenon to add to this list are alien encounters. A growing number of perfectly rational people are having encounters using what they believe are scientific methods of communication; conscious thought experiments. In the same way you would summon a ghost, demon or spirit guide, scientists and atheists are encouraged to contact aliens. It's the same thing, just marketed in a different package.

For video content on these subjects, check out Little Light Studios - YouTube. They have a series of documentaries and LED Live discussions that are very informative.

Modern Day Witchcraft (Little Light Studios)

Disclosed - Aliens and UFO Documentary (Little Light Studios)

Starfall - The Strange Connection between Christians and UFOs

Bible Texts

Below are some texts that warn us against dabbling in the supernatural. As we get closer to Jesus' second coming, 1 Timothy 4:1 warns us that Christians will abandon their faith and choose spiritualism. Satan is extremely subtle and brilliant. You're looking at thousands of years of study in human behavior and psychology paired with cunning and deception in a brain that is superior in intellect to even our most accomplished geniuses. Don't believe his lie to Eve that God wants all the knowledge and power for Himself. God's warning to stay away, is to provide us with protection. There is nothing Satan can give us that will satisfy our needs. It will only leave us wanting more and ultimately lead to our destruction.

Exodus 7:11 ESV Then Pharaoh summoned the wise men and the sorcerers, and they, the magicians of Egypt, also did the same by their secret arts.

Exodus 8:7 ESV But the magicians did the same by their secret arts and made frogs come up on the land of Egypt.

Exodus 22:18 ESV “You shall not permit a sorceress to live.

Leviticus 19:26 ESV “You shall not eat any flesh with the blood in it. You shall not interpret omens or tell fortunes.

Leviticus 19:31 ESV “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 20:6 ESV “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 20:27 ESV “A man or a woman who is a medium or a necromancer shall surely be put to death. (This was a Levitical law and not encouraged in any Christian circles whatsoever.)

Deuteronomy 17:2-5 ESV “If there is found among you, within any of your towns that the Lord your God is giving you, a man or woman who does what is evil in the sight of the Lord your God, in transgressing his covenant, and has gone and served other gods and worshiped them, or the sun or the moon or any of the host of heaven, which I have forbidden, and it is told you and you hear of it, then you shall inquire diligently, and if it is true and certain that such an abomination has been done in Israel, then you shall bring out to your gates that man or woman who has done this evil thing, and you shall stone that man or woman to death with stones.

Deuteronomy 18:9-14 ESV “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, ...

Deuteronomy 18:21-22 ESV And if you say in your heart, ‘How may we know the word that the Lord has not spoken?’— when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You need not be afraid of him.

1 Samuel 15:23 ESV For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has also rejected you from being king.”

1 Samuel 28:3 ESV Now Samuel had died, and all Israel had mourned for him and buried him in Ramah, his own city. And Saul had put the mediums and the necromancers out of the land.

1 Samuel 28:7-19 ESV 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.” 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.” 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?” But Saul swore to her by the Lord, “As the Lord lives, no punishment shall come upon you for this thing.” Then the woman said, “Whom shall I bring up for you?” He said, “Bring up Samuel for me.”

2 Kings 9:22 ESV And when Joram saw Jehu, he said, “Is it peace, Jehu?” He answered, “What peace can there be, so long as the whorings and the sorceries of your mother Jezebel are so many?”

2 Kings 21:2 ESV And he did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, according to the despicable practices of the nations whom the Lord drove out before the people of Israel.

2 Kings 21:6 ESV And he burned his son as an offering and used fortune-telling and omens and dealt with mediums and with necromancers. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking him to anger.

2 Kings 23:24 ESV Moreover, Josiah put away the mediums and the necromancers and the household gods and the idols and all the abominations that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, that he might establish the words of the law that were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the Lord.

1 Chronicles 10:13-14 ESV / 9 helpful votes So Saul died for his breach of faith. He broke faith with the Lord in that he did not keep the command of the Lord, and also consulted a medium, seeking guidance. He did not seek guidance from the Lord. Therefore the Lord put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David the son of Jesse.

2 Chronicles 33:6 ESV And he burned his sons as an offering in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, and used fortune-telling and omens and sorcery, and dealt with mediums and with necromancers. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking him to anger.

Isaiah 8:19-20 ESV And when they say to you, “Inquire of the mediums and the necromancers who chirp and mutter,” should not a people inquire of their God? Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living? To the teaching and to the testimony! If they will not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn.

Isaiah 19:3 ESV And the spirit of the Egyptians within them will be emptied out, and I will confound their counsel; and they will inquire of the idols and the sorcerers, and the mediums and the necromancers;

Isaiah 29:4 ESV And you will be brought low; from the earth you shall speak, and from the dust your speech will be bowed down; your voice shall come from the ground like the voice of a ghost, and from the dust your speech shall whisper.

Isaiah 44:25 ESV Who frustrates the signs of liars and makes fools of diviners, who turns wise men back and makes their knowledge foolish,

Isaiah 47:12 ESV Stand fast in your enchantments and your many sorceries, with which you have labored from your youth; perhaps you may be able to succeed; perhaps you may inspire terror.

Jeremiah 27:9 ESV So do not listen to your prophets, your diviners, your dreamers, your fortune-tellers, or your sorcerers, who are saying to you, ‘You shall not serve the king of Babylon.’

Ezekiel 21:21 ESV For the king of Babylon stands at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination. He shakes the arrows; he consults the teraphim; he looks at the liver.

Daniel 1:20 ESV And in every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters that were in all his kingdom.

Daniel 2:27 ESV Daniel answered the king and said, “No wise men, enchanters, magicians, or astrologers can show to the king the mystery that the king has asked,

Daniel 4:7 ESV Then the magicians, the enchanters, the Chaldeans, and the astrologers came in, and I told them the dream, but they could not make known to me its interpretation.

Matthew 7:15 ESV “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.

Acts 16:16 ESV As we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by fortune-telling.

Acts 19:19 ESV And a number of those who had practiced magic arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted the value of them and found it came to fifty thousand pieces of silver.

Romans 1:23 ESV And exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15 ESV For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.

2 Thessalonians 2:9 ESV The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders,

1 Timothy 4:1 ESV Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,

Hebrews 9:27 ESV And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,

1 John 4:1 ESV Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Jude 1:6 ESV And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day—

Revelation 9:21 ESV Nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.

Revelation 20:1-15 ESV Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while. Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection.

Revelation 21:8 ESV But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

Revelation 22:15 ESV Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

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