Sermon No: 3842-Esther 6b - GODLY COUNSEL AND THE OCCULT
SERMON TOPIC: Esther 6b - GODLY COUNSEL AND THE OCCULT
Speaker: Gavin Paynter
Date: 9 October 2016
Topic Groups: ESTHER, OCCULT, BOOK STUDY
Do you choose your path based on ungodly advice from family, friends and professional counsellors? We look at some other sources of bad advice:
- Other forms of divination (the attempt to foretell the future)
- Necromancy (the practice of attempting to communicate with the dead)
89% of psychics/mediums in the US believe the Bible is the word of God. Yet the Bible says, “You shall not interpret omens or tell fortunes” (Lev 19:26). Gal 5:19-20 lists sorcery as an act of the flesh and 'those who practice magic arts' have no place in the New Jerusalem (Rev 22:15). Just because something is attributed to God, it does not necessarily follow that it is of God.
Jer 14:14 'The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them. They are prophesying to you false visions, divinations, idolatries and the delusions of their own minds.'