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My uncle says I ought to quit dabbling with things like my Ouija board and having my fortune told and things like that. I admit the occult has always fascinated me, and I don't see anything wrong with it.


A:

Let me ask you a question: Have you ever met anyone who was involved with the occult who truly knew God as their friend and loved Him with all their heart and mind and soul and strength (as Jesus told us to do in Mark 12:30)?

If you’re honest, you know the answer: No one in the circles you’ve been frequenting meets this standard. The reason is simple: The occult—whatever form it takes—will lead you away from God, not toward Him. It’s a substitute for the living God and will never give you the peace and joy you seek, no matter what it promises. The Bible’s judgment on occult phenomena is blunt: “Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord” (Deuteronomy 18:12).

But dabbling in the occult not only leads you away from God, but it could also entangle you with spiritual forces that are not from God but Satan. Few people who get involved in the occult plan for this to happen—but it can. The first thing the sorcerers in Ephesus did after they became Christians was to reject their past deeds and burn their magic scrolls (see Acts 19:18-19).

I invite you to turn from your fascination with the occult and turn instead to Jesus Christ. He alone is able to save you from your sins, and He alone is able to bring you into God’s eternal kingdom. Make Him the center and foundation of your life today.

Find real hope for your future.

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89 Comments

  1. Wanda capps says:

    God bless you Billy Graham. People stay away from everything satanic.

  2. John Shepherds says:

    Thanks for on time post

  3. Erika says:

    When I was in high school, my friends and I were involved in tarot cards and ouija boards. We had a very scary experience one night with what I truly believe was a demon. It raised every hair on my body that night. Every time I used that board, I had a nagging feel in my brain to stay away. That night I listened and never touched it again. I threw away any occult object and book I had. Years later I became a Christian and saw clearly the truth behind the occult. It is not to be played with. It is not a toy.

  4. Rev Patti Lempea says:

    When I became a Christian the Lord really started to show me the tricks of the enemy satan. God bless you for your work for the Lord.