If you read some of my previous posts such as, Hokum for Profit and So Much Hokum, you will know how I feel about today’s so called “psychics”.
During my current read of the Bible I came across these verses.
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. You shall be blameless before the Lord your God, for these nations, which you are about to dispossess, listen to fortune-tellers and to diviners. But as for you, the Lord your God has not allowed you to do this.
Now the first part of verse 10, “anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering”, that’s something we all can agree on, it’s not OK to sacrifice your kids.
What I wanted to write about today was the second half of verse 10 and verses 11 through 12: Continue reading
This is a follow up piece to my post “So Much Hokum”.
In that post I stated my beliefs on the modern day necromancers. I likened them to sideshow carnival hucksters. My reasoning was simple.
They use their so called “gift” for only one thing, and it’s not the betterment of all mankind. It’s for profit, plain and simple. It’s to make money off of emotional and vulnerable people.
In the previous post I cited a passage from the Old Testament, Daniel 2:27-30.
These verses tell the story of how Daniel had a gift from God yet never asked for a fee.
Daniel wasn’t one of the professional wizards, soothsayers, or necromancers that King Nebuchadnezzar employed in his court. Those guys were the successful carnies of their day.
After posting “So Much Hokum” someone very close to me read the post and then asked me this question: “Do you consider your ability, your talent to play drums a gift?”
I answered yes. Continue reading