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Séances, Palm Readings, Auto-Writing & other Occult Practices

A great flaw of Western Christianity is its profound ignorance and trivialization of the occult with its related activities. The Scriptures not only confirm their reality and danger, but they also consistently condemn any association with them (Leviticus 19:31, 20:6; 2 Chronicles 33:6; Galatians 5:19-20; Revelation 21:8). In fact, the church in Ephesus gives us an example of how occult practices were removed from the early church (Acts 19:11-20). No syncreticism (a blending of two or more belief systems) was allowed, as Christ alone was and is sufficient. 

Condoning (or observing) occult practices is inherently an act of distrust against God (1 Samuel 28). Consider the insult! Instead of relying upon the heavenly Father, those who engage in séances and palm readings are consorting with the warped wisdom of manipulative men and fallen angels. All forms of divination (supernatural knowledge) and magic (supernatural power) ought to be fervently avoided and dismissed by the words of Scripture, and resisted by the authority delegated to us in name of Jesus. 

If you are currently entangled in activities like Satanic rituals or even so-called “okay” practices such as white magic, we encourage you to emphatically confess your sin, renounce it, and claim Jesus alone as your Lord. Freedom is available in Christ, and we encourage you to seek out your local church leadership for guidance. 

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