They Look To The Earth

They Look To The Earth

Isaiah 8:19-22

And when they say to you, “Inquire of the mediums and the necromancers who chirp and mutter,” should not a people inquire of their God? Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living? To the teaching and to the testimony! If they will not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn. They will pass through the land, greatly distressed and hungry. And when they are hungry, they will be enraged and will speak contemptuously against their king and their God, and turn their faces upward. And they will look to the earth, but behold, distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish. And they will be thrust into thick darkness.

Isaiah is speaking about those who choose to consult mediums and spiritualists, those who feel the dead can give foresight and insight to the living.  He is talking about those who choose not to have God in their hearts.  He informs them of the results of such a choice.  Isaiah is addressing what happens to us when times are tough, our faith is tested, and we have failed to let God into our hearts. Continue reading

Hokum for Profit

Hokum for Profit

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