AN ANCIENT EVIL IN A MODERN WORLD
The Bible clearly teaches that there are evil spirits, as well as good spirits (1 John 4:1). God is the Good Spirit and he is in charge of all other good spiritual beings (angels). Since the only way to the all powerful God of love and truth is through Jesus Christ (John 14:6), any spiritual experiences that occur without complete reliance upon Christ, cannot be from the Holy God. Only Jesus Christ, the sinless Son of God, died for our sins. Only he can secure the forgiveness and spiritual cleansing that is essential before anyone can relate to the Holy Lord. It is therefore obvious that any supernatural contact without total reliance on Christ's cleansing cannot be manifestations of the true God, but must have its source in deceptive, unclean spirits. The Bible itself warns that the devil – the Prince of Darkness – disguises himself as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14). To make Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior, you must look to him alone for spiritual or supernatural direction. To resort to horoscopes, palmistry, tarot cards, seances, ouija boards, and so on, is to insult Christ by seeking supernatural direction from a non-Christian source. (Deuteronomy 18:10-15), (1 Chronicles 10:13-14), (Isaiah 8:19). Such psychic phenomena must therefore be either human trickery or the activities of evil spirits. Have nothing to do with things that are associated with non-Christian religions, such as yoga, Transcendental Meditation and the like. Despite the propaganda, those practices are as basic to Eastern religions as prayer and Bible study are to Christianity. They were developed by anti-Christian religions as an effective way of opening oneself up to contact with spirits that they mistakenly thought were God. Transcendental Meditation has no more similarity to what Christians mean by meditation than reading the Satanic Bible is like reading the Word of God. Don’t be fooled by the quasi-scientific explanations and the apparent harmlessness of many occult practices. Evil spiritual powers that are violently opposed to God are behind such seemingly innocent things as ESP, telepathy, clairvoyance, astral travel, levitation, magic, table-tipping, water-divining, charms, automatic-writing, witchcraft, telekinesis, parakinesis psychometry and some forms of martial arts. Most of us have had some association in the past with one or more practices like those. Many of us thought they were quite harmless, but now that we know better we need to break the hidden hold they could have over us by confessing them to God as sin. Ask your Lord’s forgiveness and protection and have nothing more to do with such practices. God is far more powerful than anything in the occult (Exodus 7:10-12), (Acts 8:9-13), (Romans 16:20). When Jesus Christ returns to earth all evil powers will be totally destroyed. By putting all your faith and devotion in Christ ALONE, you cannot lose!!