Mediums, Spiritualism And The Paranormal Growing In America

In the Old Testament when Israel was consulting mediums and contacting the dead, God would go so long and then they would be punished. He used famines, plagues, wars and hard times. After a period, the nation would repent, begin worshipping God and He would bring back prosperity. Spiritualism became prevalent from 1840s to the 1920s.

I had an experience with a medium when I was 16 years old. A neighbor couple played cards with my folks one night a week for a period of time. One evening she told me that I would be invited to a party out of town. She insisted I not go with them she saw problems ahead. A few days later, two of my friends asked me to go with them to a party out of town. I said I had other plans and couldn’t go. They happened to be involved in a serious car accident that caused broken bones and many bruises. After a number of requests, I asked her to tell my future. She told me I would do a lot of traveling over water. After graduating from high school a good friend convinced me to join the navy with him. After 3 years, I was transferred to a ship that sailed from San Francisco to Japan. I was attached to an admiral that was in charge of all of the destroyers and cruisers in the south Pacific. We were on different destroyers going up and down the coast during the Korean War.

She told me that I would marry a musician before I got out of school. I thought she was talking about high school but it was college when I married a musician. We were to have a family of four, which we did. She said I would never work with my hands but with my mind and I have. I became a Christian and learned that God did not want Christians to consult mediums or get involved in the paranormal.

I was a Ward’s store manager in Kalispell, MT and had been there three years. Employees were telling me that they heard I was going to be transferred to another store. Almost daily, I was being asked if I had heard where I was going. After a few weeks, employees were telling me there was an older woman that told the future and I should get an appointment and she could tell when and where I would be going. Knowing better and realizing this would disobey God, I decided to make an appointment and when I found out I would ask God for forgiveness. On a Monday morning I made an appointment for the following Saturday morning. I was not going to let her tell me anything but when and where I was going. On Thursday, an employee told me that she had died on Wednesday. Was that God intervening to teach me a lesson?

There were so many mediums that were frauds that Spiritualism, (talking to the dead) sort of slowed down. However, it seems to be growing again. People want to know their future and read their Horoscope daily.

Leviticus 20:27 – ““Men and women among you who act as mediums or who consult the spirits of the dead must be put to death by stoning. They are guilty of a capital offense.” (NLT)

2 Kings 21:6 – “Manasseh also sacrificed his own son in the fire. He practiced sorcery and divination, and he consulted with mediums and psychics. He did much that was evil in the Lord’s sight, arousing his anger.”

Isaiah 8:19 – “Someone may say to you, “Let’s ask the mediums and those who consult the spirits of the dead. With their whisperings and mutterings, they will tell us what to do.” But shouldn’t people ask God for guidance? Should the living seek guidance from the dead?”

Jeremiah 27:9 – “Do not listen to your false prophets, fortune-tellers, interpreters of dreams, mediums, and sorcerers who say, “The king of Babylon will not conquer you.”

For those who may be tempted to become involved with Mediums, Spiritualism or the Paranormal had best be aware that is being disobedient to God’s Ways. Today, many are falling away from the belief there is a God and are denying His existence. Pagan religions are becoming popular with many in America. It may be only a matter of time before America is punished as God punished the Israelites. It is time for Americans to repent, have a spiritual revival and become a prosperous nation once again.

Has the election of a president given us an indication of which way America may go?

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