Sunday, June 9, 2013

Article by Bishop Long

I get asked A LOT about the Bible and what it says about Psychics and Mediums. I have friends who are incredibly gifted and the idea that they are doing the work of the Devil is utter nonsense.

For those of you that missed it. Here is the article that I wrote.

Deuteronomy 18:10-11. It says,
"Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead."

Now many who would read this say, see, those Paranormal People are practicing evil and doing the devils work. Well, not really. Let's understand this passage first. This is why I teach Bible study EVERY Wednesday Night on at 9pm, set. I teach the historical aspect of scripture, so that people can get a better understand as to why passages were written. It is important to understand that.

Polytheism was rampant and obviously Moses was fighting against this and trying to establish a Monotheistic culture. People at that time adored and worshipped many deities and those deities were not good.

Now, regarding the sons and daughters passing through fire was important because that is historically a ritual that worshipped Moloc. With some tribes, they allowed their children to just jump over the fire without actually sacrificing them but there were tribes that actually sacrificed their children to Moloc by throwing them in the fire and this superstitious act was condemned by the Council of Trullo (65).

It continues by describing soothsayers and wizards and keep in mind that many who practiced polytheism as this time claimed to have received special "powers" by the many strange deities and these wizards and soothsayers used these "powers" to threaten others and manipulate the culture at the time.

Finally, there are many translations of this particular passage. But it speaks of charmers, witches, etc. Charmers of serpents mean those who made a pact with the devil. Those individuals who mean do to harm to others.

Fortune tellers, or "wise men" known in Hebrew promised great knowledge from the secrets of caballa or magic and this was very misleading. It was lying. Period. It was wrong. They promised the world and delivered smoke and mirrors; if only you would give them your money, they would give you special powers. That would be like me telling you, you give me $500 and I will give you the power to fly and yet, I never give you that power. That is lying. That is cheating and then you try and get a refund and I tell you, you are crossing the line and if you threaten me, I will send my evil powers after you and the issue is dropped. That is wrong and that is what occurred.

And Necromancy was very common in those days. Now keep in mind that necromancy is a magic that summons the spirit by "magic" or raising them bodily by "magic" for the purpose of DIVINATION (imparting the means to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge). - BLACK MAGIC!

Now, lets get a couple of things clear here. Paranormal Investigators do not participate in Necromancy. We do not chant to raise dead bodies, we do not participate in divination, and we are not charging clients and therefore, there is no form of fraud that we are committing.

Look, we have homeowners who call us. They are frightened and we come to their home. We try and debunk what is occurring in their home.

We do not pray to the evil being Moloc and we are not throwing our children in the fire. We are not summoning the dead through black magic and we are not using their information for the purpose of power. We are using proof of their existence to help families who are frightened because they are hearing things that go bump in the night and sometimes, even worse.

Therefore, this passage in scripture, is null in void when it comes to Investigators doing the work of God! ;-)

Bishop Long

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