Quoting God’s Scripture – Denying Man’s Philosophies
My wife and I watched a popular TV program last night, and I felt whooed 1 by the smooth flair of a spiritist 2. The Native American Shaman (a spiritist of old) was softly speaking-out his mysterious beliefs to deal with a common human experience of pain and struggle.
“Who you going to call?” (quote from GhostBusters)
- I call on the name of the Lord Jehovah, and I hear His words from deep within my heart. I put them there in memory long ago, and still they come to mind, and the Holy Spirit guides my thoughts with His ways.
- The Shaman called on the spirit world. He taught the neophyte Californian how he met troubles through his ring of spirits.
- The young girl was an “open book”. Her mind soaked it all in. She was prime for wooing. She calmly called on the spirits to fill her through the incense and committed her turmoils and pain to the spirits.
“Who you going to call?”
Do not be afraid, nor discouraged, nor disappointed, spiritless – because our troubles are a “momentary, light distress“, a test of our faith, a “passing trouble”: 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
16 Therefore we do not become discouraged [spiritless, disappointed, or afraid]. Though our outer self is [progressively] wasting away, yet our inner self is being [progressively] renewed day by day. 17 For our momentary, light distress [this passing trouble] is producing for us an eternal weight of glory [a fullness] beyond all measure [surpassing all comparisons, a transcendent splendor and an endless blessedness]! 18 So we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are unseen; for the things which are visible are temporal [just brief and fleeting], but the things which are invisible are everlasting and imperishable. – 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Source: – Do not fear I will help you
Where is your heart at? Are you Worldly or Godly?
For the wisdom of this world
is foolishness (absurdity, stupidity)
for it is written [in Scripture],
“[He is] The one
who catches the wise and clever
in their craftiness;”
– 1 Corinthians 3:19
- (Collins definition).
- “The Bible clearly forbids Spiritism. God’s people are to make no attempt to contact spirits. Séances and necromancy are occult activities forbidden by God (Leviticus 19:31; 20:6; Galatians 5:20; 2 Chronicles 33:6).
The fact that Spiritism places the occult under a veil of “science” makes no difference. The Bible tells us that the spirit world is off-limits to us, for our own protection.
The spirits with which Spiritism has to do are not human; the Bible says that the spirits of men face judgment after death (Hebrews 9:27), and there is nothing in Scripture to suggest that spirits return to the land of the living for any reason or in any form. We know that Satan is a deceiver (John 8:44).
The rational conclusion, from Scripture, is that any contact spiritists have with the “souls of the departed” is actually contact with demons in disguise (Revelation 12:9). Spiritism is not compatible with the Bible and is spiritually dangerous.
“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).”
– Source: What is Spiritism? From gotquestions.org
Recommended Resource: Wicca’s Charm: Understanding the Spiritual Hunger Behind the Rise of Modern Witchcraft by Catherine Sanders .