Don’t dabble with soothsayers
by Clyne Buxton
Mar 28, 2014 | 538 views | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Recently, NBC’s “Today” show featured a well-known clairvoyant who professed to tell people hidden truths about themselves and about their future. Other names for clairvoyants are psychics, mystics, seers and mediums, as well as many more.

There are many clairvoyants in the world. They even have associations and meet to discuss various aspects of their work in the occult.

Some people lean heavily on guidance from them. One businessman said whenever he faces a heavy decision, he always seeks guidance from his clairvoyant.

What should our stance be concerning the occult, such as palmists, horoscopes, astrology, ouija boards, psychics, mystics, soothsayers and mediums? The bottom line is, we should flee from them!

Some occultists do possess supernatural power, which does not come from God; their power is from satan. When you consult the occult, you are actually seeking help from the devil.

Concerning the power of some cultists; remember Moses’ miracles before Pharaoh? For a while the king’s “sorcerers, and Egyptian magicians also did the same things.”

When Moses’ rod became a snake, the Egyptian magicians performed the same miracle. They also turned water to blood and created frogs. They couldn’t match the creation of gnats. Then “The magicians said to Pharaoh, ‘This is the finger of God.’” (See Exodus, chapters 7, 8).

God is opposed to our dappling in the occult. The Bible tells of a king of Israel who consulted with a mystic: “Ahaziah had fallen through the lattice of his upper room in Samaria and injured himself.

“The king sent messengers, saying to them, ‘Go and consult Baal-Zebub, the god of Ekron, to see if I will recover from this injury” (2 Kings 1:2, 3).

Christ equated Baal-Zebub with Satan. God was so displeased with the king seeking help from the occult that He said, “You will not leave the bed you are lying on. You will certainly die.”

The god of Ekron is also known as the god of the flies. Why would we inquire of such a lowly god when we have access to the great God of the universe?

Perhaps you have heard of the famed Bishop Pike and his encounter with the occult. Pike’s 20-year-old son took his own life in a New York City hotel room. The father and son had a close relationship, so the father was shocked and in intense sorrow at his son’s passing.

Later on the bishop believed he could communicate with his dead son, so he decided to consult a spirit medium. Being in England at the time, he eagerly anticipated a session with one of England’s most-celebrated mediums, Ena Twigg.

At the seance, a voice sounding like the son spoke through Twigg’s lips. Among other things, the voice said that he could not believe in God nor could he be a Christian, which shows that the voice was not prompted by God.

Also, the voice of the deceased liberal theologian, Paul Tillich, spoke to Pike through the medium. Pike later said he knew it was Tillich by his voice and the thick German accent (which Satan duplicated).

What this remarkable seance demonstrates is that Satan has the power to represent a deceased person clearly. Though Satan doesn’t know all, he knows a great deal about his followers.

God had nothing to do with the seance. Twigg, the medium, completely yielded to Satan and was used by his evil power.

Thank God we don’t have to go through a medium or some other mystic seeking answers. Instead, we “approach the throne of grace with confidence,” knowing that our God hears us and that He knows all about the past, the present, and the future.