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And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?
To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this Word, it is because there is no light in them.

-Isaiah 8:19-20


Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.

-Leviticus 19:31


Moreover the workers with familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD.

-II Kings 23:24


So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LoRD, even against the Word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to inquire of it.

-I Chronicles 10:13


 



If saints in heaven could be reached by our prayers, why would this contradict the perfect state of rest, peace, and victory they enjoy?


such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set My face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people" (Leviticus 20:6).

Spiritualism contains dark and hidden mysteries. Satan is the deceiver from the beginning, the father of lies. If he grants a depraved person the ability to communicate with an evil spirit (a devil), this fallen angel could pretend to be, and answer for, a soul that has departed to its intermediate state. If this is done, the result is destructive. Satan "loves" to deceive man in order to lead him to destruction.

    When discussing this subject, Andrew disagreed .with his teacher, "There is one example in the Bible where a person spoke with someone who had died," he stated. "Saul spoke with Samuel when the witch of Endor brought him back from the dead."

    "This is a good example to study a moment," his teacher responded. "Let's read this history from I Samuel 28 together."

    " 'Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel. And when the woman saw Samuel, she cried with a loud voice: and the woman spake to Saul, saying, Why hast thou deceived me? for thou art Saul. And the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for what sawest thou? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the earth. And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said, An old man cometh up: and he is covered with a mantle. And Saul perceived that it was Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the ground, and bowed himself. And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God is departed from me, and answereth me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams: therefore I have called thee, that thou mayest make known unto me what I shall do. Then said Samuel, Wherefore then dost thou ask of me, seeing the LORD is departed from thee, and is become thine enemy? And the LORD hath done to him, as he spake by me: for the LORD hath rent the kingdom out of thine hand, and given it to thy neighbour, even to David: because thou obeyedst not the voice of the LORD, nor executedst His fierce wrath upon Amalek, therefore hath the LORD done this thing unto thee this day. Moreover the LORD will also deliver


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