A Note From St. Michaels Journal: Far too often Exorcists report that the victim claims to have participated in occult activities just prior to becoming oppressed or possessed; The Reverend Billy Graham offers sound advice to all in the following article.
By LEAH MARIEANN KLETT | October 2 2017 | Excerpted from The Gospel Herald
Evangelist Billy Graham has warned against dabbling in witchcraft and occult practices to communicate with the dead, as they can “harm you spiritually.”
The 98-year-old founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association recently responded to a question posed by a reader, who wrote:
“I lost my wife to drugs last year, and it’s like I have a hole in my heart that will never heal. Recently a friend told me about someone who says she can put me in touch with my wife’s spirit. My sister says to stay away, but what do I have to lose?”
Graham first encouraged the reader to listen to their sister, as tempted as they may be.
“[It would be] wrong in God’s eyes, and nothing good can come from it,” he explained. “The Bible’s command is clear: ‘Touch no unclean thing!’ (Isaiah 52:11).”
There are two key reasons Christians should not go down this road, the Baptist pastor said.
“One reason is because many who claim to have powers like this actually are frauds,” he contended. “Although they may appear to be sympathetic and say they want to help you, in reality they can’t deliver what they promise, and they’re only interested in your money.”
Second, “others have committed their lives to spiritual powers and demonic forces that are opposed to God, and they actively seek to use those occult powers in ways that can only harm you spiritually,” Graham said.
“This is why the Bible commands us to stay away from any kind of occult activity, including attempts to communicate with the dead. The Bible solemnly warns, ‘Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord’ (Deuteronomy 18:12).”
It’s important to remember that God knows all about your hurt and wants to help you – because he loves you, the evangelist said.
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