The Occult

Ghosts, fortune tellers, astrology — none of it is new. Satan has been spreading the lie about paranormal activity for thousands of years. And the Bible has been spreading the truth.

Day One: Paranormal Activity
The word paranormal can be defined as "the occurrence, or perception of, an event without scientific explanation, or other purportedly supernatural phenomena." Paranormal activity is an encompassing term that includes not only ghosts and hauntings and demonic activity, but also other unexplainable phenomena...
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Day Two: Astral Projection
Information about the "out-of-body" experience is both vast and subjective. According to Wikipedia, one out of ten people claims to have had an out-of-body experience (OBE), and there are many different types of the experiences claimed...
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Day Three: Necromancy
Necromancy is defined as the conjuring of the spirits of the dead for purposes of magically revealing the future or influencing the course of events. In the Bible, necromancy is also called "divination," "sorcery" and "spiritism" and is forbidden many times in Scripture...
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For more, see "What does the Bible say about praying to / speaking to / talking to the dead?"

Day Four: Sorcery
Sorcery, the use of spells, divination, or speaking to spirits, is clearly condemned in the Bible. The word sorcery in Scripture is always used in reference to an evil or deceptive practice...
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For more, see "What is alchemy? Does the Bible mention alchemy?"

Day Five: Psychics
The Bible strongly condemns spiritism, mediums, the occult, and psychics (Leviticus 20:27; Deuteronomy 18:10-13). Horoscopes, tarot cards, astrology, fortune tellers, palm readings, and sťances fall into this category as well...
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For more, see "What does the Bible say about channeling?"

Day Six: Third Eye
The movie entitled The Sixth Sense stirred up a renewed interest in the ability to see "dead people," and/or communicate with the spirit world. Television shows titled Medium and Ghost Whisperer continue the trend. Is it truly possible to see the spirits of dead people?...
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Day Seven: Astrology
The Bible has much to say about the stars. Most basic to our understanding of the stars is that God created them. They show His power and majesty. The heavens are Godís "handiwork" (Psalm 8:3; 19:1). He has all the stars numbered and named...
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Published 7-21-16