«Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the hearts» (Proverbs 21:2).
Toward the end of 1911, Mexico awakened with great hopes. Francisco Ignacio Madero Gonzalez was taking over as president of the Republic amidst high expectations. After a brief and effective fight against Porfirio Diaz, he had managed to defeat the dictator, forcing him to leave the country. Now he seemed to have the support of different sectors of the population to begin a new age for the Mexican nation.
But what had motivated Madero to seek change in his country? Even though it seems strange, that fighter was a fervent follower of spiritualism. After 1891 he had learned about those doctrines through the works of Allan Kardec, and at the age of thirty he was a faithful follower of its ideas in his native San Pedro de las Colonias (Coahuila). He soon became a medium and, led by what he believed were spirits, he prepared for and planned a change in Mexico’s spirituality. A supposed spirit called «José» called Madero a «soldier of freedom and progress» and a «tireless fighter in the cause of freedom.» Spiritualism led him to have great faith in democracy, defending liberty and respecting human dignity. The truth is he was very successful and won over his electors’ sympathies. However, two years after taking over the country’s presidency, as the victim of treason, Madero was murdered on February 22, 1913, next to Lecumberri Palace, along with Vice president José Marfa Pino Suárez. From that moment on, a long battle between various sides disputing for power would begin.
Not all paths that lead to truth are safe. According to the Bible, spiritualism is deceitful (Leviticus 19:31). Spiritualism has grown tremendously today. Its kind and innovative face attracts many people who think they’ve found a new way to understand life through it. These days, its tenets not only appear in political ideas, philosophical tendencies or psychological perspectives, but can also be seen in video games, movies, soap operas, books, Internet, music, etc. However, those kinds of doctrines are condemned by the Bible because they stem from a lie started in the Garden of Eden: the immortality of the soul. God can’t bless anything that’s based on it.
I encourage you to stay away from any kind of activity that has to do with those practices.