The Bible & the Occult

God cuts off from among His people all who turn to the mediums for help (Lev. 20:6).

Capital punishment by stoning was God´s sentence on any man or woman who calls up spirits (Lev. 20:27).

Witchcraft, fortune-telling, crystal gazing, necromancy, and palmistry are related to spiritism and are strongly condemned by God (Deut. 18:10,11).

It was because of their black magic and related practices that God destroyed the Canaanites (Deut. 18:12).

Samuel´s most effective way of impressing upon Saul the enormity of the sin of disobedience was by likening it to witchcraft (I Sam. 15:23).

King Saul of Israel, when he was faithful to God, cleared all the spiritistic mediums out of the land (I Sam. 28:3).

When King Saul later consulted a medium, it was only after his sins had made communication with God impossible (I Sam. 28:6,7).

Saul´s loss of his crown and his untimely death were the direct judgment of God on him for his dealings in spiritism (I Chron. 10:13).

The list of wicked King Manasseh´s sins includes consulting with spirit-mediums, fortune-tellers, and sorcerers (II Chron. 33:6).

One of the reasons God rejected Israel was because they practiced magic and communicated with evil spirits (Isa. 2:6).

It is insulting to God to consult the dead, when you can inquire of Him (Isa. 8:19).

A fortune-teller may be demon possessed, like the girl in Philippi out of whom Paul cast an unclean spirit in the name of Jesus (Acts 16:16-18).

True Christians, like those at Ephesus, have nothing to do with black magic and its related practices (Acts 19:19).

Sorcery is included in the works of the flesh listed in the Bible, and those who practice it cannot enter the kingdom of God (Gal. 5:19-21).

Those who engage in sorcery will be shut out of Heaven and banished forever from God (Rev. 21:8; 22:15).

The teachings of spiritism are doctrines of demons (I Tim. 4:1).

Demons are subject to God´s greater power and tremble before him (James 2:19).

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