This post is not like my last few. This may come off as if I am being legalistic. That is not my intention. I am writing this to bring to light what the Bible says to believers. I am writing this so that the believer may be aware that what the world may say is ok to do God has said otherwise. I am also writing because I used to take part in these activities before I was saved.
Many of you are familiar with the big craze for ghost hunting. This is something I was interested in and actually did a few years ago. The other day on Facebook I saw that the old team I used to be part of posted a question dealing with our fate and what could spirits possibly be. I answered with what the Bible says. I said that if you are a believer that you should not be dabbling in the occult and searching for ghosts. This is forbidden in Scripture.
There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you. Deuteronomy 18:10-12
There are some who do these ghost hunts who say they are Christians. They may very well be but they do not understand scripture or they have not read. There are a few passages that warn us not to communicate with the dead. We are commanded to not consult with mediums or psychics or any other forms of the occult. I believe that these people, like mediums, are communicating with spirits. These spirits are not the loved ones we hope to contact. The bible is clear that after we die we either go with the Lord for eternity, or go away from the Lord for eternity. Then who are these mediums talking to? They are talking to demonic spirits. They are talking to spirits under the control of satan. They are being deceived.
When they say to you, “Consult the mediums and the spiritists who whisper and mutter,” should not a people consult their God? Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living? Isaiah 8:19
So why do people chase ghosts, consult mediums, talk to psychics? I believe they are looking for answers. In fact, that is how one of the ghost hunters I know answered my question of why do you do this. He said they do it to help people and to find answers. Perhaps they are looking into the wrong place for the answers. While they may be helping people, they are also misleading them. They are falsely confirming the supernatural and leading people away from the God of the Bible.
One of the ghost hunters said that after their findings they encourage people to go to church. There is nothing wrong with that as long as they go to a bible believing church. Something the evil one likes is when someone believes they are in a relationship with God when they really aren’t. The evil one is a master of deception and when he gets you to believe you are talking to past loved ones or a nice spirit who is stuck between worlds he enjoys it. When you believe his lie, it takes you away from the Truth. The truth is Jesus Christ. The way is Jesus Christ. The life is Jesus Christ.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:10
In my research on this topic I came upon a former ghost hunter who came back to her Christian roots. She was raised Christian and departed from the faith for a bit to get more into the occult. As her experience in the occult and witch craft began to grow, she felt there was still something missing and started to bring her Christian faith to her witch craft and called herself a Christian witch. Her testimony is amazing and you should check it out here. http://kristinemcguire.com/ Something happened on her last investigation that made her realize what it was she was dealing with. I do not want to tell the story here because I can not do it justice. Please check out her website and read as well as listen for yourself.
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1
Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, there are spirits that may seem intriguing to explore but I urge you to read and study scripture. Pray for God to reveal His truth to you. Do not be deceived by this world, for the evil one is the prince of this world. The occult, including witch craft, mediums, psychics, ghost hunting, and even alien hunting, are not to be sought. The bible says they are not of God but of the deception of the evil one. If you believe, then believe it all. It is the Word of God. It is His Truth. Do not depart from it.
Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. Ephesians 6:11
If you don’t know Jesus, I pray you ask Him into your heart. I pray the Holy Spirit softens your heart so that the answers you are looking for are found in the only place they can be. I pray you find them in Jesus Christ who was crucified on the cross for our sins so we can be with Him in heaven when we leave this world.
Don’t hunt evil spirits, but be lead by the Holy Spirit.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6