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Is fortunetelling such tarot reading, palm reading, or psychic reading considered a sin?

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  1. Yes.
    In the Hebrew Bible, the Witch of Endor of the First book of Samuel, chapter 28:4—25, was a witch, a woman “who possesses a talisman”, through which she called up the ghost of the recently deceased prophet Samuel, at the demand of King Saul of Israel. After Samuel’s death and burial with due mourning ceremonies in Ramah, Saul had driven all necromancers and magicians from Israel.
    Saul sought out the witch, anonymously and in disguise, only after he received no answer from God from dreams, prophets or the Urim and Thummim as to his best course of action against the assembled forces of the Philistines. The prophet’s ghost offered no advice but predicted Saul’s downfall as king.
    Saul sinned further in consulting this woman; the practice of necromancy was forbidden by the Torah.
    The next day Saul’s army was defeated and he and his son were killed. Oh yes, Samuel’s ghost told him he would die because of conjuring him up through the witch.
    Our faith should be in nothing except God through Jesus Christ.

  2. Praying to invisible men in the sky is every bit as ridiculous as telling someone’s future by looking at cards or the backs of their hands.

  3. ive hear yes. usually your just supposed to trust God about your future and know that He wants what is best for you. Trying to read the future implies that you do not trust. Tarot cards also have many demonic images and symbols and are associated with other “gods” associated with nature and such.

  4. I think it all depends on what a person believes. Personally, I don’t think fortune-telling is a sin – a person’s superstitions are his/her own.

  5. Yes. It is the misuse of the gift of prophesy used for gain or to scare people in order to control something of theirs- usually money or goods.

  6. Yes there are many places in The Bible where it says that divniation, spiritists, and other things of this nature such as psychic readings and such are sins. Also, many times these gifts are associated with possesion by demons. I’ll try to find the scripture refrences later.

  7. Quite a few religions and/or devout people beleive it is. Which, to me, is quite hypocritical, considering the existance of things like final chapter of the Bible, Revelations.
    My experience says that most fortune-telling is pretty much “self-fulfilling.” That is, if I read you your fortune, and I make it vague enough without being too vague, you will subconciously look for patterns and events that match what I “foretold”. Oh, need proof? Sometime in October you will meet a tall dark haired man who is concerned with money.
    So, sin or not, I wouldn’t put much faith in it.

  8. It is against Bible teachings..yes. It says to “Beware of future tellers and psychics and soothsayers (tarot card/palm reading) it’s in the same line. Also soothsayers is same thing as a “witch”, one that reads cards/ tells future, etc. Besides, it is all of the Devil and you don’t want anything to do with him I hope!

  9. Well I do it every day for a living, and I have a lot of clients who keep coming back to talk to me because of my accuracy. NO – OF COURSE NOT. We do not live in the dark ages. What is evil is ignorance, suspicion, and religious fanatics who cannot think for themselves and feel they have to have a middle man to find God. I guess all the psychics that help find missing children must be evil. All the people I listen to every day, watch them cry, and counsel is a sin. If this is considered a sin then I guess we are all going to hell in a hand basket. The real journey of discovery is not in seeing new landscapes, it is having NEW EYES.

  10. I heard in a song once that you shouldnt look to the stars for the anwers when you can look to the very one that made the stars . I have never been really clear on that whole topic if it was a sin or not because I believe that some people truly have agift for seeing the future and I believe that it is a God given gift

  11. yes Paul casted out a spirit of divination out of a woman who made this her employment.Also the people who employed her made a great deal of money on her.

  12. if anything, these are a sin against the intellect….
    a sin against reason, thought, knowledge,
    a sin against the humans that have outgrown our caveman roots
    “sin” as in evil….probably not
    sinful as in a waste of the human mind….definitely

  13. sin is a word invented by christian belief to manipulate and control people. if you are a kind and loving person god will always love you. never let anybody tell you otherwise.xxxxx

  14. Yes, by most christians. But it’s pretty much just them. Oh I suppose a few other of the really stringent religions might look down on it too….but mostly just the christians.

  15. Some people consider these things a ‘sin’ but they are not inherently evil. The perception of these things by the disapproving ones is fearful.

  16. Depends on your religion. Jews and most christians think so, but some go anyway. Lots of other religions use something like it. I ching, etc..
    I use tarot-reading myself to help me get in touch with my sub-conscious.
    For instance, if something is bothering me, I will shuffle the deck and pull out 3 random cards and see what they have to say to me. Often it is something like “hang in there” or “who died and made your wishes the law?”
    It helps me to remember that I am not the center of the universe or that problems can be seen as challenges.
    I don’t think trusting others to read for you is a very good idea, because the world is full of bs. But sometimes it is valuable to hear someone else’s input. Be careful.
    Might be it is a “sin” because Bronze Age people could be so easily led away from the worship and TITHING that kept the leaders in power. Same today.
    lanna should give Marcel Proust credit for his famous quote about “New Eyes.”

  17. No, tarot reading, palm reading and/or psychic readings are not a sin. Except to those who are afraid to think for themselves.
    Neither are they a way to create a future or have a wish granted. They are simply ways to “read” or understand the prevailing energy in a situation. Depending on your reactions during a situation, the outcome can change.
    These things are only tools to gain insight and self-knowledge. They are not cut and dried, set in stone facts of what the future MUST be.
    See the webpage below for the philosophy of tarot as an example.
    Hope this is helpful.

  18. Yes, in the Holy Bible it says it is. Come on, when a girl walks into a psychic’s place the psychic can already sense her trouble like a boyfriend or a job which is so common.
    And she’ll feed onto the victim’s emotion. And she won’t do it for FREE, keeping the girl coming back for more and more. Ask the psychic does she believe in the Holy Spirt and God, and watch her tremble before the Holy Name of God.
    God DOES NOT charge you or ask payment when you pray to him. He is in charge of your future, and ask God what His Will is for you on a daily basis, and HE will guide you.

  19. who cares what god thinks?
    if you cant think for yourself then you must be a sad, sad person to rely on faith in everything you do in your life.
    as the tarot/physic reader has stated its not a sin. how can a power used to help lost kids, etc be bad. such as you people are saying of witches. did it ever occure in your tiny minds that not all witches are bad, such as the pagans they are about celebrating life. you all should be ashamed and if you have kids and need help finding that child i hope the psychics turn you away.

  20. 1 Corinthians 12 Spiritual Gifts
    1Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant. 2You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols. 3Therefore I tell you that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.
    4There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.
    7Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 8To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues,[a] and to still another the interpretation of tongues.[b] 11All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines.
    12The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. 13For we were all baptized by[c] one Spirit into one body–whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free–and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.

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