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By   •   July 6, 2005

Q:

Do you think some people have the ability to see into the future? I'm facing some tough decisions, and a friend of mine is trying to get me to see a fortuneteller he knows. I'm tempted to do it, but I don't want to throw my money away if she can't help me.


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I sincerely hope you won’t give in to the temptation to take this road. God knows your needs, and it would be far better for you to trust Him and seek His will—because His will is always perfect.

Why do I advise you against seeing a fortuneteller? One reason is because you could well be throwing your money away; how do you know this person isn’t a fraud? I saw an article a few years ago about the predictions some people had made at the beginning of the new year. They all claimed to be able to foretell the future—but by the end of the year almost none of their predictions had come true!

But you also could be opening yourself to spiritual forces and powers that do not come from God, but from Satan. This is why the Bible tells us to avoid occult practices of any type—including efforts to foretell the future. The Bible warns, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against … the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:12). I hope you will take this warning seriously.

Instead, I urge you to turn to Jesus Christ and ask Him to come into your life. God loves you, and Christ died for you. Don’t turn down the wrong road, but turn to God and by a simple prayer of faith commit your life and your future to Jesus.

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