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Why in the Bible are we warned away from spriritism?

 
dgall3

Asked by dgall3 at 6:47 PM on Nov. 6, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • We should be aware of anything that can destroy our faith in God as our father and creator. Satan can and will use any method to take us from God, including "spirits" etc. God is the only all knowing one. If we put our faith in anyone or anything other than him and his ways it is wrong.
    jessa1091

    Answer by jessa1091 at 12:42 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • My opinion? Control. The Biblical God is all about control, he wants to have the complete commitment of his followers and not give them the option to look elsewhere for answers.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 6:56 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • Because it is not of God, but of Satan, that's why we're warned of it.
    the_kimmers

    Answer by the_kimmers at 10:50 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • I actually encourage you to test the Bible and try and prove or disprove its validity... not a halfhearted effort mind you, but a total committment to it... but anyways, here goes: I believe the reason the Bible warns us against spiritism, is for a couple of reasons. 1. In 1 Timothy 4:1 it clearly tells you that there are such things as "decieving spirits..." and boy hardy, satan loves to keep us decieved, because then we are no threat to him! If we look to spirits to tell us what to do and where to go, instead of listening to God's voice, then we might end up in the wrong place or at the wrong time, or ourselves or someone else might end up in harms way... 2. God wants us to listen to his voice because as in Jeremiah 29:11, He knows what we need to do, and the things that he has planned for us are for out good, prosperity, and our protection... and satan on the other hand, if he can deceive us has kind of (to be continued...)
    momof2redhedz

    Answer by momof2redhedz at 1:55 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • (continued)the other type of feelings towards us... namely to kill us, steal from us, and utterly destroy us(John 10:10). 3. God gets kind of jealous when we look to someone else other than him to provide our needs=kind of like a married couple doesn't like it when someone has an affair to meet a sexual need, God feels cheated on when we go to someone else for our spiritual needs. All throughout the Bible, God refers to his people as harlots when they went to worship other Gods... you break his heart when you consult spirits and make him kind of angry too, because you kind of throw all his efforts to dote on you and protect you in his face, and spit on him basically, there are a lot of other reasons, mostly though I think it is because he loves us and doesn't want us hurt.... most of the things God asks of us are for our protection- kind of like telling your kid not to play with guns, no matter how cool it seems...
    momof2redhedz

    Answer by momof2redhedz at 1:05 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • But what happens when we live God's way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely. Gal 5: 19-23
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 1:13 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • God warns us for our own safety, to keep us from directly conversing with devils! Satan and his minions can take on the form of our dead love ones, thereby sparking our emotions, and using them to turn us away from God. Satan is deceptive enough through temptations out in the open. Imagine what power we'd give him if we were to contact him directly.
    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 9:47 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • never mind OP on the question... here is the answer in context of scripture... using the Message bible.
    It is obvious what kind of life develops out of trying to get your own way all the time: repetitive, loveless, cheap sex; a stinking accumulation of mental and emotional garbage; frenzied and joyless grabs for happiness; trinket gods; magic-show religion; paranoid loneliness; cutthroat competition; all-consuming-yet-never-satisfied wants; a brutal temper; an impotence to love or be loved; divided homes and divided lives; small-minded and lopsided pursuits; the vicious habit of depersonalizing everyone into a rival; uncontrolled and uncontrollable addictions; ugly parodies of community. I could go on. This isn't the first time I have warned you, you know. If you use your freedom this way, you will not inherit God's kingdom.
    next post will tell you why
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 1:12 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • I have to post the rest of the chapter :-) it fits.. Gal 5:23-26
    23-24Legalism is helpless in bringing this about; it only gets in the way. Among those who belong to Christ, everything connected with getting our own way and mindlessly responding to what everyone else calls necessities is killed off for good—crucified.

    25-26Since this is the kind of life we have chosen, the life of the Spirit, let us make sure that we do not just hold it as an idea in our heads or a sentiment in our hearts, but work out its implications in every detail of our lives. That means we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives. Each of us is an original.
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 1:15 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • As someone who came from it, we are warned against it because it is of satan, not of God and I thank God for showing me the Truth.
    kittieashy

    Answer by kittieashy at 3:12 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

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