Divination Is Forbidden By God
(Divination: any attempt to foretell the unknown by occult means)
By Chris Lawson (Updated 10-30-2016)
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Divination: any attempt to foretell the unknown by occult means
It is very clear that the God of the Bible strictly forbids all forms of divination. This includes all forms of mediumship, channeling, witchcraft [Wicca], occultism, psychic, fortune telling, tarot cards, reading tea leaves, etc. Divination is forbidden by God because it unlocks the door to the world of the demonic and spiritual deception.
- Leviticus 19:31 - Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.
- Leviticus 20:6 - And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.
- 1 Samuel 15:23 - For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING CONTEMPLATIVE SPIRITUALITY
Divination also includes forms of Contemplative Centering Prayer whereby contact with the spirit world [demonic] can easily be made. This occult prayer method [which many Christianize] can and does oftentimes lead to the full conversion of ones spirituality to a pantheistic, panentheistic, Eastern occult view of reality. This form of prayer divination places into the minds of humans ideas that are not only unbiblical, but thoroughly occult and antichrist. The Self-induction and alteration of ones consciousness [into the Alpha-state], which so often is engaged in by undiscerning people, can quickly lead to full blown spirit contact, "snapping", and even demonic possession. Thorough documentation is abounding in Indian Yogic Spirituality; Self-Realization cults, etc. The following list clearly shows the may ways that divination has been practiced throughout the ages.
DIVINATION IS PRACTICED IN NUMEROUS WAYS (Read Scriputres SRN webpage / PDF version)
Divination is practiced by Diviners (Deuteronomy 18:14)
Divination is practiced by Enchanters (Deuteronomy 18:10; Jeremiah 27:9)
Divination is practiced by Witches [Wiccans] (Exodus 22:18; Deuteronomy 18:10)
Divination is practiced by Charmers (Deuteronomy 18:11)
Divination is practiced by Wizards (Deuteronomy 18:11; 1 Samuel 28:3)
Divination is practiced by Spiritists - Consulters of familiar spirits (Deuteronomy 18:11)
Divination is practiced by Magicians (Genesis 41:8; Daniel 4:7)
Divination is practiced by Astrologers (Isaiah 47:13; Daniel 4:7)
Divination is practiced by Sorcerers (Jeremiah 27:9; Acts 13:6,8)
Divination is practiced by Necromancers (Deuteronomy 18:11)
Divination is practiced by Soothsayers (Isaiah 2:6; Daniel 2:27)
Divination is practiced by False prophets (Jeremiah 14:14; Ezekiel 13:3,6)
DIVINATION TENDS TO IMPRESS PEOPLE, BUT IT SHOULD NOT (Read Scriputres SRN webpage / PDF version)
Those who practice divination are considered by many to be 'wise men', but they should not be (Daniel 2:12,27)
Those who practice divination are oftentimes regarded with awe, but they should not be (Acts 8:9,11)
Those who practice divination are at times consulted in difficulties, but they should not be (Daniel 2:2;4:6,7)
Those who practice divination use mysterious words and gestures (Isaiah 8:19)
DIVINATION IS BIG BUSINESS, A POPULAR TRADE, AND A FORM OF TRAFFICKING WITH DEMONS
The following is a sampling of Notable Mediums - Deceased and Undeceased - who are, or were, impressed by divination.
Notable deceased mediums include: Clifford Bias, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Emma Hardinge Britten, Edgar Cayce, Andrew Jackson Davis, Jeane Dixon, Elizabeth "Betty" Grant, Daniel Dunglas Home, Richard Ireland, M. Lamar Keene, Dada Lekhraj, Eusapia Palladino, Leonora Piper, Paschal Beverly Randolph, Jane Roberts, Stanis?awa Tomczyk and Chico Xavier.
Notable living mediums include: Derek Acorah, Rosemary Altea, Marisa Anderson, Sathya Sai Baba, Sylvia Browne, Allison DuBois, John Edward, Danielle Egnew, Divaldo Pereira Franco, Colin Fry, Blossom Goodchild, Esther Hicks, J. Z. Knight, James Van Praagh, Gary Spivey, Tony Stockwell, David Wells, Lisa Williams and Christiane Zimmer. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediumship ]
DIVINATION IS MANIFESTED IN DIFFERENT WAYS (Read Scriputres SRN webpage / PDF version)
Divination is effected through Enchantments (Exodus 7:11; Numbers 24:1)
Divination is effected through Sorcery (Isaiah 47:12; Acts 8:11)
Divination is effected through Observing Times [Astrology] (2 Kings 21:6)
Divination is effected through Observing Heavenly Bodies [Astrology] (Isaiah 37:13)
Divination is effected through Raising the Dead [demonic possesion of corpses] (1 Samuel 28:11,12)
Divination is effected through Inspecting the inside of animals [entrails] (Ezekiel 21:21)
Divination is effected through The flight of arrows (Ezekiel 21:21,22)
Divination is effected through Cups (Genesis 44:2,5)
Divination is effected through Rods [pendulums, scrying, etc] (Hosea 4:12)
Divination is effected through Dreams [Incubus, Sucubus] (Jeremiah 29:8; Zechariah 10:2)
Divination is connected with Idolatry (2 Chronicles 33:5,6)
Divination is effected through Books (Acts 19:19)
Divination can be a very lucrative [and dangerous] form Employment (Numbers 22:7; Acts 16:16)
DIVINATION TAPS DEEPLY INTO THE "PSYCHIC SENSES" AND IS VERY DANGEROUS
The following is from an online Encyclopedia on Mediumship:
In Spiritualism, psychic senses used by mental mediums are sometimes defined differently than in other paranormal fields. The term clairvoyance, for instance, may be used by Spiritualists to include seeing spirits and visions instilled by spirits, whereas the Parapsychological Association defines "clairvoyance" as information derived directly from an external physical source.[ Parapsychological Association website, Glossary of Key Words Frequently Used in Parapsychology, Retrieved January 29, 2007]
Clairvoyance or "Clear Seeing", is the ability to see anything which is not physically present, such as objects, animals or people. This sight occurs "in the mind’s eye", and some mediums say that this is their normal vision state. Others say that they must train their minds with such practices as meditation in order to achieve this ability, and that assistance from spiritual helpers is often necessary. Some clairvoyant mediums can see a spirit as though the spirit has a physical body. They see the bodily form as if it were physically present. Other mediums see the spirit in their mind's eye, or it appears as a movie or a television programme or a still picture like a photograph in their mind.
Clairaudience or "Clear Hearing", is usually defined as the ability to hear the voices or thoughts of spirits. Some Mediums hear as though they are listening to a person talking to them on the outside of their head, as though the Spirit is next to or near to the medium, and other mediums hear the voices in their minds as a verbal thought.
Clairsentience or "Clear Sensing", is the ability to have an impression of what a spirit wants to communicate, or to feel sensations instilled by a spirit.
Clairsentinence or "Clear Feeling" is a condition in which the medium takes on the ailments of a spirit, feeling the same physical problem the spirit person before they died.
Clairalience or "Clear Smelling" is the ability to smell a spirit. For example, a medium may smell the pipe tobacco of a person who smoked during life.
Clairgustance or "Clear Tasting" is the ability to receive taste impressions from a spirit.
Claircognizance or "Clear Knowing", is the ability to know something without receiving it through normal or psychic senses. It is a feeling of "just knowing". Often, a medium will claim to have the feeling that a message or situation is "right" or "wrong." [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediumship ]
DIVINATION IS FORBIDDEN BY GOD'S LAW (Read Scriputres SRN webpage / PDF version)
In the Torah, God's Law forbade the Israelites to practice divination (Leviticus 19:26; Deuteronomy 18:10,11)
In the Torah, God's Law forbids seeking out those with familiar spirits (Leviticus 19:31; Deuteronomy 18:14)
Those who seek familiar spirits are defiled by them (Leviticus 19:31; Deuteronomy 18:14)
In Old Testament times, people who utilized divination were to be put to death (Exodus 22:18; Leviticus 20:27)
God is against all who go a whoring after those with familiar spirits (Leviticus 20:6)
DIVINATION IS ABOMINABLE (Read Scriputres SRN webpage / PDF version)
Divination is an abominable practice (1 Samuel 15:23)
All who practice divination are considered to be abominable (Deuteronomy 18:12)
Divination is considered to be a system of fraud and spiritual deception (Ezekiel 13:6,7; Jeremiah 29:8)
Those who practice and enjoy divination will be frustrated by God (Isaiah 44:25)
God protects His people from diviners' conjurings (Numbers 23:23)
Divination is a form of evil and it provokes God to anger (2 Kings 17:17; Isaiah 2:6)
BE SET FREE FROM OCCULT BONDAGE - MEET THE LIVING SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST
All forms of divination must be repented of as they lead to spiritual death. Only a living relationship with the risen Savior Jesus Christ can wash away the sin, guilt and condemnation that mediumship / divination brings.
Who Is Jesus Christ?
Saved From What?
The Gospel and a Sample Prayer
The Five Basic Doctrines
The Holy Bible: Its All-Importance
Deception Prevention and Intervention
DANGEROUS PRACTICES AND DECEIVED PERSONALITIES MENTIONED ON THIS PAGE: divination, mediumship, channeling, witchcraft, wicca, occultism, psychic, fortune telling, tarot cards, reading tea leaves, dangerous, familiar spirits, wizards, abominable practice, fraud, spiritual deception, diviners, conjurings, evil, enchantments, sorcery, observing times, astrology, raising the dead, demonic possesion of corpses, animals entrails, arrows, cups, rods, pendulums, scrying, dreams, incubus, sucubus, idolatry, occult books, psychic employment, diviners, enchanters, witches, wiccans, charmers, male wizards, spiritists, consulters of familiar spirits, magicians, astrologers, sorcerers, necromancers, soothsayers, false prophets, notable Mediums, deceased, undeceased, psychic senses, spiritualism, paranormal fields, clairvoyance, Spiritualists, seeing spirits and visions instilled by spirits, parapsychological association, clairvoyance, clear Seeing, clairaudience, clear Hearing, clairsentience, clear Sensing, clairsentinence or clear feeling, clairalience or clear Smelling, clairgustance or clear tasting, claircognizance, clear knowing. Notable deceased mediums include: Clifford Bias, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Emma Hardinge Britten, Edgar Cayce, Andrew Jackson Davis, Jeane Dixon, Elizabeth "Betty" Grant, Daniel Dunglas Home, Richard Ireland, M. Lamar Keene, Dada Lekhraj, Eusapia Palladino, Leonora Piper, Paschal Beverly Randolph, Jane Roberts, Stanis?awa Tomczyk and Chico Xavier; Notable living mediums include: Derek Acorah, Rosemary Altea, Marisa Anderson, Sathya Sai Baba, Sylvia Browne, Allison DuBois, John Edward, Danielle Egnew, Divaldo Pereira Franco, Colin Fry, Blossom Goodchild, Esther Hicks, J. Z. Knight, James Van Praagh, Gary Spivey, Tony Stockwell, David Wells, Lisa Williams and Christiane Zimmer.
The reader should note also that Carl Jung, whom many Christian psychologists and leaders praise and endorse, practiced divination, was heavily involved in the occult, and even had his own personal spirit guide whom he named Philemon.
Furthermore, Carl Jung led multitudes astray and the well known modern day "Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) Step I is based on Carl Jung's theory of psychological type. It indicates your personality preferences in four dimensions: Where you focus your attention – Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I) The way you take in information – Sensing (S) or INtuition (N)." (Source: https://www.opp.com/en/tools/MBTI/MBTI-personality-Types).
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DANGEROUS METHODS OF DIVINATION: A Brief Listing of Methods of Divination
The following 183 listings are pages on occult divination found on Wikipedia.
WARNING: SRN DOES NOT RECOMMEND RESEARCHING THIS SUBJECT
Because they are methods of occult divination, they are condemned by the God of the Bible. Practicing such can very quickly open the door to the world of occultism and demonism.
A - Abacomancy; Achmet (oneiromancer); Acultomancy; Aeromancy; Divination in African traditional religion; Aichmomancy; Ailuromancy; Akisutozeneko; Alectryomancy; Aleuromancy; Alomancy; Alphitomancy; Amniomancy; Anachitis; Anthropomancy; Apantomancy; Arithmancy; Astragalomancy; Astromancy; Augur; Madam Auring; Auspice; Axinomancy
B - Howard Beckman [occult practices]; Belomancy; Benge; Bibliomancy; Botanomancy
C - Capnomancy; Carromancy; Cartomancy; Catoptromancy; Cephalomancy; Ceromancy; Chinese astrology; Chinese fortune telling; Chronomancy; Cledonism; Cleromancy; Cold reading; Corsned; Coscinomancy; Crithomancy; Cromniomancy; Crystal ball; Crystal gazing; Cyclomancy
D - Da Liu Ren; Dactylomancy; Daphnomancy; Death-warning; Deck of Dragons; Divinatory, esoteric and occult tarot; Divine Comedies [occult writings]; Dōbutsu uranai; Dream interpretation; Dream question
E - Eden Gray; Extispicy
F - Fāl-gūsh; Falnama; Favomancy; Feng shui; Flamen; Footreading; Form constant [occult]; Fortune-telling; Four Pillars of Destiny
G - Geomancy; Geomantic figures; Gyromancy
H - Haruspex; Hindu astrology; Hong Kong Lunar New year kau cim tradition; Hydromancy
I - I Ching; Iatromantis; Ichnomancy; Ifá; Irk Bitig
J - Jiaobei; Joseph [occult spirit channeled - not the biblical Jacob] (son of Jacob)
K - Ka-Bala; Kau cim; King Wen sequence; Kumalak;
L - Lal Kitab; Lampadomancy; Lecanomancy; Letra del año; Libanomancy; List of oracular statements from Delphi; Literomancy; Lithomancy; Lottery poetry; Luduan
M - Macharomancy; Magic 8-Ball; Margaritomancy; Maya calendrical divination; Merindinlogun; Metoposcopy; Moleosophy; Molybdomancy; Myrmomancy
N - Necromancy; Nekyia; Nggàm; Nigromancy; Nostradamus [occult techniques]
O - Oculomancy; Oinomancy; Omen; Omikuji; Omphalomancy; Oneiromancy; Onomancy; Onychomancy; Oomancy; O cont.; Oracle; Oracle bone; Oracle cards; Oracular animal; Ornithomancy; Orunmila; Ouija;
P - Palmistry; Paper fortune teller; Papyromancy; Paul the Octopus; Pixiu; Planchette; Plastromancy; Podomancy; Prophet [occult divination]; Psychic reading; Psychomanteum; Pullularius; Pyromancy
Q - Qi Men Dun Jia; Querent
R - Radiesthesia; Rhabdomancy; Rhapsodomancy; Rumpology; Runic magic
S - Scapulimancy; Scatomancy; Scrying; Seer stone (Latter Day Saints); Shagai; Slinneanachd; Sortes (ancient Rome); Sortes Homericae; Sortes Sanctorum; Sortes virgilianae; Sortilegus; Spodomancy; Sternomancy; Summa izbu; Symbolic stars
T - Taghairm; Tai Yi Shen Shu; Tarot; Tasseography; Tattva vision; Tengenjutsu (fortune telling); The Mythic Tarot; Tie ban shen shu; Tiles of the Hold; Tōkyūjutsu
U - Urim and Thummim (Latter Day Saints); Uromancy
V - Vastu Shastra; Gayatri Devi Vasudev
W - Charles Walmesley; Witchcraft and divination in the Hebrew Bible
Y - Yuan Hai Zi Ping
Z - Zairja; Zi wei dou shu