«The way of the wicked is like darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble» (Proverbs 4:19).
The age of the growth of science and technology is also the age of the height of spiritualism. Millions of people are attracted and fascinated by it, not realizing it’s a dark road that leads to destruction.
Fortune-telling is an extremely unreliable method of obtaining serious information regarding the future, the world and ourselves. The true source of wisdom is the fear of the Word of God (Proverbs 1:7). Gods is the only one who has dominion over time (Ecclesiastes 3:15). He’s the only one who can predict the future (Isaiah 46:9, 10). In addition, the various forms of spiritualism tend to draw people away from God.
By consulting the dead, people won’t find a satisfactory way to live, or find eternal life through them (Isaiah 8:19, 20). The dead know nothing (Ecclesiastes 9:6). They can’t be conferred special knowledge that governs the destiny of the living. All those ideas come from heathen religions in ancient times. As if that weren’t enough, magic and witchcraft can unleash powers of a demonic and mortal nature (Exodus 7:11, 12, 22; 8:7, 18, 19). Spiritualism is not a game. The power of evil is real (Ephesians 6:12). Many people have lost their lives by dabbling with the world of darkness. The consequences are extremely dangerous.
Expecting to subject the forces of nature or supernatural powers to our personal service is a direct insult to God’s sovereignty. It’s as serious as pretending you’re God. Only He has the authority to rule the world and its destiny according to His will. No created being can expect to take on divine authority. Different kinds of theological doctrines around the world, which are generally associated with spiritualism, are not Biblical, such as communicating with the dead, the immortality of the soul, the existence of hell, reincarnation or the intercession of the saints, among others.
While we’re in this world, those influences will remain around us. They’ll be introduced in a very attractive way. But we don’t need to yield to their suggestions. It’s best to remember the Bible promise, «Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you» (James 4:7).