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The deception of spiritism

Since moving to Vermont, I am continually amazed at how popular spiritism is and the number of people who are attempting to contact the dead.

I am sure that this practice went on in the Midwest where I am from, but it is not nearly as prevalent as it is here in Vermont. At least, back home, you had to go to "the other side" of town to find these kind of places. But here in Vermont, you can listen to a popular call in radio station; many town meeting halls are hosting and sponsoring special events.

The use and sale of magic crystals goes on at every day family fairs. I mention this because the people of Vermont are in danger of being deceived.

God said these words to the Jewish nation he brought out of Egypt: "When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. Let no one be found among you... who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritism or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord," (Deuteronomy 18:9-12).

Do you know why those things are detestable to the Lord? Here is the answer, again given to us by God: "When men tell you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?" (Isaiah 8:19).

If you are a living being, what can you possibly ever expect to learn from someone who is dead? He is no longer present with us. God however is living and he told us everything we need to know. Living people should rely on a living God.

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