Spiritual Warfare and False Signs

The Bible clearly speaks against sin and for signs that point to truth. The specifics, however, can be a bit murky. What the bible says about snake handling, soul ties, and generational curses.

Day One: Signs & Wonders
Our God is a God of wonders (Psalm 136:3-4). As the Creator and Sustainer of all that is, God has the power to suspend natural laws in order to fulfill His purposes. Miracles were a part of the ministries of Moses, Elijah and Elisha, and of course Jesus and the apostles...
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Day Two: Snake Handling
Snake handling, as practiced by some misguided churches, is not a biblical endeavor. Mark 16:1718 is used by some as a basis for handling snakes: "These signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will...pick up snakes with their hands"...
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Day Three: Soul Ties
The phrase "soul ties" is not in the Bible; rather, the idea of soul ties is a man-made speculation which some teachers superimpose onto Scripture in an attempt to explain certain human behaviors. Soul ties are said to be connections from one person's soul to (or into) another person's soul...
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Day Four: Divine Healing
Divine healing involves a supernatural act which resolves a physical, emotional or spiritual problem. In a Christian context, the supernatural element is God, many times through the agency of the Holy Spirit...
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For more, see "What is a healing room? Are healing rooms biblical?"

Day Five: Generational Curses
The Bible mentions "generational curses" in several places (Exodus 20:5; 34:7; Numbers 14:18; Deuteronomy 5:9). God warns that He is "a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me"...
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Day Six: Praying for the Dead
Praying for the dead is not a biblical concept. Our prayers have no bearing on someone once he or she has died. The reality is that, at the point of death, one's eternal destiny is confirmed...
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Image Credit: Vijay S; "Confused Signs"; Creative Commons

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Published 7-21-16