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Psychics Are An Abomination

Was I being judgemental to call a psychic an abomination to the Lord?

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I wouldn't trust anyone that claims to predict the future. I haven't a clue what the visions I receive mean. For example is: I was lying in my bed at 5 in the morning. I looked up towards the ceiling and noticed a cloud of smoke appearing. I remembering saying aloud "Christ" because I was getting annoyed with it all! Out of the cloud, I seen a bedroom, with a bed, dressers, and a dog lying on the floor next to the bed. I then said aloud: "thank you" and the vision went away.
---Joel on 4/30/08

Nearly all psychics that I have read about came from Roman Catholic backgrounds, not backgrounds of those who were raised on the Word of God.

Jean Dixon is one who comes to my mind.
---Lee on 4/13/08

If people are born, or suddenly realize they have some communication with spirits, then they ought to realize, through proper teaching, that these are not ghosts, but demons, familiar spirits, and it is better that they stop contacting them. The world of God does condemn practising the occult and I assume, going to seances etc. But we should study up on these topics from a distance, to know what a danger they are, and to know how to counteract them.
---frances008 on 4/11/08

Those would be familiar spirits, and yes, you can get rid of them. It's called a deliverance.
Yes, satan and his familiar spirits would be delighted if you kept your psychic abilities.
It is the counterfeit for the gift of prophecy.

A psychic is limited in their knowledge of the future, for mixed in with every truth is about nine untruths. The psychic believes everything the devil gives them is a gift from God, but it's not.
---Monique on 4/11/08

Psychics cannot prophesy revelations from the Word of God.
They can try, but they can't carry it off.
So they will be reliant or must copy from someone that has the authentic gift of prophecy from the Holy Spirit.

Psychics are usually attracted to the true gift of prophecy because they are operating with a familiar spirit - counterfeiting the true gift from God.
---Monique on 4/11/08

Acts 16:16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.
18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
---Monique on 4/11/08

As it was in the Book of Acts, so it is today.
Psychics with a spirit of divination are often attracted to someone with the true gifts of God. They may even follow them around like groupies.

If you are psychic, you need to renounce those familiar spirits. You may need a deliverance. It is possible that God might replace that counterfeit ability with the Holy Spirit's true gift of prophecy.
---Monique on 4/11/08

Why do you people act as if you know all the answers about psychics? A lot of us were born with abilities that we didn't ask to have. Are you saying that Satan bestowed those abilities up us?
---joel on 4/10/08

Debbie, Leviticus 20:6 & Isaiah 8:19. God turns His face against those who talk to the dead. Why consult the dead concerning the living?

I think I would have pointed the scriptures out and that I agree with the scriptures. We aren't to -search out- the dead, but Angels & God can look & sound like the dead to get our attention & give us information.
---PrincessTookie on 3/5/08

In Samuel 3 The Lord called to Samuel, and Samuel thought it was Eli. The Lord used a voice like Eli's to get Samuels attention.
---PrincessTookie on 3/5/08

This was not my entire question. It was reduced QUITE a bit and the meaning seems lost.

A friend said a psychic/person who claims to speak to dead people is a Christian. I pointed out what scripture says about such practices. That is when I was called judgemental and angered this person.

I just wondered what a better response might have been or should we not sugar coat it?
---Debbie on 3/5/08

Lori, who are you, MikeM. or Dave?
I'm leaning towards MikeM.
---Michael on 7/15/07

Brenda: only the catholic church can interpret scripture. if you want a diagnosis of an illness, do you go to a lawyer. Jesus said we are to rely solely on the Holy Ghost for inspiration after he was resurrected, NOT Man. Truth is the same yesterday, today and forever. If you look at the catholic church, popes have changed or ignored doctrines to appease people for a thousand years so they won't leave the church. protestant churches are no better. they invent doctrines to deceive millions too.
---Lori on 7/14/07

Tommy, Timothy was a Catholic, and all Catholics are supposed to study and show themselves approved. The early Christian Church was calling itself Catholic before the end of the first Century. And even before the term was coined, the Catholic Church existed before its newer name when it had no official name other than a desciption of who its ultimate leader is - Jesus Christ.
---lorra8574 on 7/14/07

Brenda2, "IF" the "Holy Roman Catholic Church" is the only authority for interpretation , then why did the Apostle Paul tell us through his writings to Timothy to " study to show thyself approved"? Timothy was not "Catholic", he was Christian.
---tommy3007 on 7/14/07

Only the Holy Roman Catholic Church? Are you kidding? There's nothing Holy about Catholic doctrine, that's for sure. You will find more lies, inconsistencies, and idols in the Catholc Church than any Church that claims to be a Charistian one.
Find a good Christian Church where the truth of God's Word is taught. Only Jesus is the way, and don't let anyone take that away from you!
Debbie, As far as psychic's are concerned, it is an abomination to the Lord to practice these things. God bless you.
---Harold on 7/10/07

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Brenda2 - ("ONLY the Holy Roman Catholic Church can make interpretation") -- 2Peter 1:20,21 says "knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit". This was a long time before the RCC came into existence. God thinks so much of the RCC that it is not even named in Scripture.
---Helen_5378 on 7/10/07

Of course he cares what EVERYONE thinks. This is another reason why he doesnt allow for individual interpretation of the Bible, Catechism, Dogma, Tradition etc.

He loves us very much and he founded a Church for us and it is Universal in that it has Parishes located everywhere.
---Brenda2 on 7/10/07

Hi Tommy, P-1

I agree with you that the Bible is clear in what is right and wrong however, ONLY the Holy Roman Catholic Church can make interpretation and this is why everyone should be careful not to just pick up a Bible and come to ones own conclusions.
---Brenda2 on 7/9/07

Hi Tommy, P-2

Always make sure they match up with what the Church Christ founded says. If the Catholic Church doesnt agree then Christ doesnt agree because it is the only Church Christ is guiding because the only one he founded.

Im sorry if that sounds harsh towards non Catholics but it is the Christian truth as I know it and that is coming here from an ex-Protestant.
---Brenda2 on 7/9/07

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Brenda2, The "Author" of Scripture doesn't care what anyone thinks. The Bible is clear in it's declaration of what is wrong in the eyes of God, and we all need to take heed to them. Too many people today are excusing theirs and other people's actions with their "feelings" about what Scripture means in any given area.
---tommy3007 on 7/9/07

Hi tommy3007

That would depend on the person. Some people in the old days might have thought those inspired by God writing the Bible were an abomination. Some even thought Jesus was a Devil at first, and today we have some who believe the Catechism is not inspired and is of the Devil or something when in fact it is as Christian as the Bible.
---Brenda2 on 7/8/07

Hi Rebecca_D

Some might be called psychics or Mystic and some might be inspired by God, but as you know, most are out for either money and or fame.

I wont mention the names of some so called famous or infamous ones, but there are some that get on TV that are fake, and only after money. To tell the truth, I have not seen a real one on TV.
---Brenda2 on 7/8/07

Telling a "professing christian" of wrong actions is rebuking, telling a non-believer of actions against Scripture is simply declaring the truth and warning them of the dangers of their actions, and psychic works ARE an abomination to the Lord and will be judged exactly as all other sin will be judged for the un-believer.
---tommy3007 on 7/8/07

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"Judgmental" implies fault-finding, and sinners commonly use this "Judge Not" lingo to avoid being responsible for their sin and to try to make the one whom is rightly revealing their error to feel like they are wrong for doing so. Jesus Commands us to "Judge righteous Judgment" (ref: John 7:24), so it is not being judgmental to tell the truth to anyone at any time. Tell them the Bible says they are erring, and that they need to seek Jesus Christ and his righteousness alone.
---Eloy on 7/8/07

There are some people (Christians) whom do have the gift of prophecy. But to the world they are called phychics. There are some so called phychics that their elvator doesn't go all the way to the top. Like Sylvia Brown. According to her, no matter how old a person is when they die, they automaticly go to age 30. And the world is going to end in 95 more years. You can listen to her on Montel Williams on Wednesdays.
---Rebecca_D on 7/7/07

There is a difference between a so called psychic and a Christian mystic.

Sometimes God does grant special graces to some people. Look at the people who wrote the Books of the Bible. They were given special inspiration because it was not God that wrote the Bible. Human hands did that through inspiration.
---Brenda2 on 7/7/07


Some people believe Holy Inspiration stopped with the Bible, but most Catholics realize that God is a living God and continues to inspire.
---Brenda2 on 7/7/07

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Be careful of so called psychic or even people saying they are mystics because much of that is about money and gluttony meaning it is a sin. A true Christian filled with inspiration is not going to be charging a fee imo and a real psychic could be making contact with demonic forces.

IMO, most claiming to have special powers are frauds out for money or fame but I am staying away from all of them because I dont want to go into waters that I dont know a lot about.
---Brenda2 on 7/7/07

Debbie , Were you being too judgmental for speaking God'sTruth? NO. God Bless!
---Mrs._Morgan on 7/6/07

Jack, are you referring to the Sermon on the Mount? (Moses)
---Shiela on 12/9/06

There is a big difference between seeking God for knowledge of what a dream meant and using a spirit's knowledge or power it has given you. Sue the Devil offers all of God's gifts in a counterfit form. People who are close to God and believe can recieve revelation from him. Just like how a pyschic receives all this "revelation" from evil spirits which leads to destruction. Also God only offers revelation to the truly humble. If a person is seeking power and gets it then it is never from God.
---Matthew on 12/9/06

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** If people are truly dead how could the witch talk to sammuel. or Jesus talk to and the disciples see Moses**

Scripture is ambiguous and inconsistent about whether Moses died, though we know for sure that Elijah did not.
---Jack on 12/9/06

Ecc 9:5,6 "For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion forever in any thing that is done under the sun."

It is not dead people doing the talking. Didn't Ms. Cleo, the dial-a-psychic, get arrested? She should've seen it coming.
---jerry6593 on 12/9/06

If all 'sorcery' is evil how come Daniel prayed to God to help him figure out Nebicanezzers dream? Wouldn't that be an evil thing to do?
---sue on 12/9/06

Tim many believe it was divine intervention from God that allowed Samuel to be taken from his resting place. It was supposed to be a familiar spirit. As for Jesus. Well he was God and I'm sure he can talk to any dead person he pleases. The Bible is clear on consulting familiar spirits and necromancy(talking to the dead) as being evil and an abomination of the Lord.(Deut 18:10-13)
---Matthew on 12/8/06

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If people are truly dead how could the witch talk to sammuel. or Jesus talk to and the disciples see Moses . Or in Hebrews 11 & 12 in referance to those gone before us says we are compassed about with a great cloud of witnesses.
---tim on 12/8/06

Sue, No one living converses with the dead, "psychic" or otherwise. What they are communicating with are "familiar spirits" fallen angels that are familiar with the sought loved one as well as the seeker. It is a deception on the part of the demon & I am not sure whether the medium recognizes the deception or not. Nor do I know whether or not the medium intends to deceive or are simply deceived themselves. The Father wants us to come to him with our concerns, questions & our grief.
---josef on 12/8/06

Raine, I had just seen on the Who is Carlton Pearson blog, that back on 10/16/06 you had asked me if I believed in hell. My last comment on that blog was in 8/16/06 and the blog had gotten stale with no comments, so sorry for the late answer. Raine, if you look for the blog "is punishment forever" you will find the answer to your question. God bless
---Billy on 12/8/06

They can't speak to the dead they are actually speaking to demons and don't know it. All demons possess the same esoteric(extra) knowledge. It is an enticing power for humans and is really a counterfit for God's revelation. Once people can accept that demons are very deceiving it should be easy to understand that the dead people speak to are actually demons. They pretty much tell you want you want to hear. They have more knowledge than you can imagine(future events,all past events).
---Matthew on 12/8/06

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If dead people are truly dead, then how can psychics 'talk' to them?
---sue on 12/8/06

Amen Matthew, I hope that those that are unsure concerning this subject will hear you. "And when they shall say unto you,, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep , and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? Isa. 8:19 "For the living know that they shall die; but the dead no not anything...neither have they any more a portion (part or partake) of anything that is done under the sun". Ec. 9:5,6 Give Satan no place.
---josef on 12/8/06

It is important to understand what psychics do. They are there to stray people away from God. To give out false knowledge with their esoteric knowledge as proof of their authenticity. People get trapped into going to a psychic for advice rather than God and this is where the straying takes place. Demons ARE liars but they will tell the truth if they know the result is someone only coming deeper into their grasps. This is why psychics may say something and it be totally true and do it often.
---Matthew on 12/7/06

II)Silvia Brown teaches that there are no demons. She keeps people under the lie that this world is spiritual and ghosts are either good or bad spirits of those that once lived. What a lie! As Christians I hope we understand that ghosts are 1 of 2 things, demons or angels. And trust me 99% of the time it is demons. Same goes for aliens. All alien activity is demonic.
---Matthew on 12/7/06

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I agree with you, Jack. The spirit guides she's speaking of are in addition to angels. She said that clearly. Familiar spirits, necromancy, divination. I didn't say she was....,but those practices are.
---Raine on 12/7/06

** I was flipping through the channels last night, and there was Sylvia B. She was telling everyone they had a spirit guide over their right shoulder, with them at all times. I looked at the audience,**

People DO have guardian angels, so this is nothing new.

You might be very surprised to see how Jesus used the word "abomination."
---Jack on 12/7/06

Where I live Sylvia B. is on tv every Wedensday. I watched her yesterday and how does she do what she does? I mean, how does she see/hear dead people like that?Is it from Satan?She seems like she only wants to make people feel better and she mentioned God. I dont really know a lot about her (or any other pyschic) but I wonder why it's so bad?
---sue on 12/7/06

I was flipping through the channels last night, and there was Sylvia B. She was telling everyone they had a spirit guide over their right shoulder, with them at all times. I looked at the audience, it appeared most were in agreement. I shut it off. Psychics like the control and manipulation they hold over others. They become very angry when you disagree. It is an abomination to the Lord.
---Raine on 12/7/06

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Matthew, Wonderful to hear! Even one or two people that have God's light in their life, CAN make a BIG difference! God Bless!
---Mrs._Morgan on 12/7/06

My grandmother watches Silvia Brown. Before I became a Christian she used to consider the possibility of good psychics. Since I've been a Christian I've ministered to her about what psychics truly are. Now she will still watch her but she says it's just to see what other lies she is telling people. I believe her and I think her mind will no longer be tricked into believing that counterfit lie. Thank God I became a Christian because she listens to what I tell her about the Bible and accepts it.
---Matthew on 12/7/06

Hello Anonymous! Regarding psychics, mediums and the such , the Word of God speaks against that, Please read (Acts 16:16-18). God Bless!
---Mrs._Morgan on 11/18/06

(II.)Anonymous, Please also read,(Acts 13:6-12). God Bless!
---Mrs._Morgan on 11/18/06

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I didn't call the person an abomination. I said that the practice of "talking to the dead" and psychic things were an abomination.
---Debbie on 11/14/06

Gal.5:20. And Simon in Acts 8 is proof enough that witchcraft and wizzardry are sinful in the NT. also.
Calling the person an abomination instead of adressing the sin as the abominatoin may have been a bit harsh.
---john on 11/14/06

lee, did any of that Edgar Cayce medical stuff ever help anyone back in the old days?

There was on Cayce staff two people that were skilled in holistic medicine and gave medical advice in line with what would be expected of that type of medical philosophy.

Whether or not the medical advice / diagnostics came from Cayce or them is hard to determine. One medical researcher at U of Texas stated that all the diagnoses were not worth the paper they were written on.
---lee1538 on 11/14/06

i don't know. i would say that it's best to love even your enemies. if that was out of love then ya you should say it. is there harm in telling the truth. we are to rebuke or brother when he sins. our brother meaning fellow believer but do we really have to rebuke athiests? are we not called to be seperate from the world. not make the world look like us
---tony on 11/14/06

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Anonymous, what you are saying is that what WAS an abomination at one time is no longer necessarily one now. Right?
Jack, where in the New Testament does Jesus say this is called an abomination? Maybe that was old testament history, but we live under Grace, not the law. God sees not as man sees, God sees the heart, not the outer appearance. We are a royal priesthood, a chosen race, a people for God's own possession. There's no where in the New Test. where Jesus calls it an abomination.
---Anonymous on 11/14/06

lee, did any of that Edgar Cayce medical stuff ever help anyone back in the old days?
---Dave on 11/13/06

Debbie here is the bible verse to back you up.
Matthew 18:15-17
Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector.
---willow on 11/13/06

**We live under Grace, not under the law and what Jack said is untrue, but get used to him,**

My point is this:

A strict interpretation of the Word of God supports what I said.

"Abomination" is not a word to be thrown around lightly, as it actually has many meanings in the Bible beyond, "I don't like this."

And at least I give a name. I don't hide behind "Anonymous."
---Jack on 11/13/06

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Of course, Anonymous, what you are saying is that what WAS an abomination at one time is no longer necessarily one now. Right?

That's the destination of your line of reasoning.
---Jack on 11/13/06

Debbie, if you were being judgemental to say so, then the apostles were continously judgemental people, because they say so over and over again throughout the epistles. Both the NT and OT continously show that divination and fortune-telling and speaking with the dead, etc are an abomination.
---Okebaram on 11/13/06

Masrietta and Jeanne.
Jack's comment was appalling and unnacceptable.
I hope he was just trying to show that literal interpretation of single verse of a Bible passages out of context can give a nonsense meaning.
---AlanUK_quent5969 on 11/13/06

Was I being judgemental to call a psychic an abomination to the Lord?

I do not think so as the psychics are often spokeman for demonic spirits. One of the more famous psychics was Edgar Cayce.

People flock to his research center in Virginia Beach to do research on what the 'sleeping prophet' has predicted; largely in regard to health problems.

Cayce believed in reincarnation, the lost planet of Atlantis and other foolish things guible people who want their ears tickles.
---lee1538 on 11/13/06

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Marietta, I agree with you wholeheartedly. We live under Grace, not under the law and what Jack said is untrue, but get used to him, and learn to ignore his rude and cruel comments. He doesn't respond to the questions on this blog, instead, he takes others answers and attacks them for their responses. Let's all pray for Jack.
MODERATOR-PLEASE LET THIS POST. Thank you. It's said in love, not malice.
---Anonymous on 11/13/06

Galatians 6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
---Henry_Z. on 11/13/06

Jack/Marietta I called Israel my cuz Ari is saved. He was a scribe-beaten for Jesus.U can not witness there it is illegal.I asked him of the abombination/period. He said in Israel male & female learn to fight train side by side like here. He said "whom the Son has set free is free indeed." The women w/the issue of blood touched the tsi tsi of Jesus (bottom of prayer shawl) He was not unclean -who touched me virtue went from me, she was scared to death but he praised & comforted her.
---Jeanne on 11/13/06

#1 Debbie, If someone is professing to be a Christian but they are practicing something that violates Christianity than it is your responsibiblity, as a sister in the Lord, to address the issue.
---Ryan on 11/13/06

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#2 Debbie, Firstly women should not confront men and women should not confront other married women. Find a brother in the Lord, or your husband, and express your concerns. Than the brother in the Lord should go to the person who is acting in the flesh, or that womans husband, in love, and let them know what they are doing is in disobediece to the Lord.
---Ryan on 11/13/06

#3 Debbie, If the message is not received than you are to get one or two other brothers to go with you. If the message is still not received than you are to go to the elders and they need to go to the disobedient child. If the message is still not received and they do not repent than hand them over to Satan. All of this is to be done in LOVE. And yes, we are to judge those in the church.
---Ryan on 11/13/06

Jack I like U but are U kidding?NO 1 can keep the law there is 613 laws, 365 neg. ones & 248 pos. ones in the Torah!You mention a womans period? What of leaking Semen/or spilled? If U want to get earthy? Paul said if we keep the law we must keep ALL the law all 613, kosher, stoning, festivals U might as well be a Jew. Do not call unclean what God called clean, we are free. Like Paul said God forbid should we sin? Do we then just go all willy nilly the law met grace the scales of justice are now balanced.
---Jeanne on 11/13/06

Thou shall not suffer a witch to live, witchcraft is akin to rebellion because U are manipulating space,time,people, beings-playing God in a way. We no longer stone them it is not American law. But God does not approve of it. He loves them but hates the pride yes it is an abomination it is sin. U are invoking other gods names, scrying, crystal ball, tarot cards etc. The only good thing is usually a person in the occult it hungry seeking, searching for something real. So pray for their soul.
---Jeanne on 11/13/06

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Jack, your comment upset me. Once a month, I am an abomination to whom? God? That is so wrong and such a lie! No matter if I am in that time of the month, Jesus and everyone else I know, LOVES me!!! It is NOT an abomination! I am so frustrated with men who think that way.
---Marietta on 11/13/06

The way the question is posed, yes, it was harsh, but after reading your second blog explaining the situation it sounds like you did the right thing. People won't always want to hear the truth, especially if they are in the wrong, but there is nothing wrong with presenting it to someone in the manner in which is was meant to be taken. Your motive was love, was it not? Sometimes we need to be bold and speak the truth, and let God deal with their reaction to it.
---Kate on 11/13/06

You are being honest.

Deut 18:10-12 "There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch. Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD"
---tofurabby on 11/13/06

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