‘Real Answers’ by Pastor Bruce Sofia
QUESTION: Is It Right To Go To A Medium To Speak With The Dead?
To answer this question that we addressed at our last “Friends Needing Friends” (a widow sisterhood group) meeting, I am doing so that you can see firsthand what God has said about consulting physics and/or fortunetellers. TV and horoscopes have made this kind of activity quite popular, but there are many things that are popular in society that are not popular with God.
1. First of all, no one has access to the dead but God.
2. Secondly, mediums have never had the approval of God; in fact, they were to be removed from the land.
Here are some Bible verses that express God’s thoughts on this subject.
Leviticus 19:31 – Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God.
We are defiled because physics cannot know the future, only God knows the future. They can gather information from evil spirits, and make an intelligent guess, but that is the extent of their knowledge. Furthermore, “Satan comes to steal, kill and destroy,” eventually that is what will happen to those who frequent fortune tellers and physics – they will steal and your joy
Leviticus 20:6 – I will set my face against the person who turns to mediums and spiritists to prostitute himself by following them, and I will cut him off from his people.”
To God, when people consult a medium they slap Him in the face. They are bowing before a man/woman rather than God. Look to His Word. Pray. There is no better comfort anywhere then when you have communed with God.
Isaiah 8:19 – When men tell you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?
2nd Chron. 33:6 – He sacrificed his sons in the fire in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, practiced sorcery, divination and witchcraft, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the Lord, provoking him to anger.
Remember the words of our Lord in Matthew 6:34 – Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
I love the words of Ira Sankey, “Many things about tomorrow, I don’t seem to understand, but I know who holds tomorrow and I know who holds my hand.”
Very truly yours, In Jesus,
Pastor Bruce Sofia
Founder & Director of
Gloucester County Community Church.