What Should Christians Know about Psychics?

As intriguing as having your future read or speaking to a dead loved one is, Christians need to abstain from talking with psychics. If we are concerned about the future or if we are missing a loved one, we need to seek God and His answers.

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Published Jun 14, 2022
What Should Christians Know about Psychics?

Anything related to psychics is connected with the occult. As Christians, we do not need to be involved with anything associated with the occult, including psychics. While many people view psychics as harmless or even “fun,” such as at carnivals, festivals, or at the boardwalk, they are not harmless or “fun.”

Since psychics are directly connected with the occult, Christians need to be aware of them but not involved with them. Here are a few things Christians should know about psychics.

Psychics Claim to Contact the Dead

Christians should know that psychics claim to contact the dead on our behalf. The Bible strictly prohibits trying to contact the dead. Deuteronomy 18:10-13 tells us,

Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord; because of these same detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you. You must be blameless before the Lord your God.

In this passage of Scripture, we are told directly by the Lord not to consult mediums or spiritists. Mediums and spiritists are known for contacting the dead. Contacting the dead is strictly prohibited in the Bible, which means even in our modern-day, we still need to follow this teaching.

Psychics cannot truly contact our dead loved ones. When a loved one passes away, they are either in heaven or hell, depending on whether or not they placed faith in Jesus. As human beings presently living, we cannot talk to them or try to communicate with them.

Most likely, psychics are not communicating with our dead loved ones but rather with demons. Psychics are not going to be Christians because if they were Christians, they would repent and turn away from this occult practice.

When psychics “contact the dead,” they are most likely speaking with demons. Demons are quite intelligent spirits, and they could easily deceive psychics and other people into believing they are dead loved ones.

Also, it is important to mention that after a loved one has passed away, we are often crestfallen and can become desperate to talk to our dead loved ones. It is at these times that we could become more prone to be deceived by demons and psychics.

If you have recently lost a loved one, know that psychics cannot really contact the dead for you, and even if they could (which they can’t), the Lord prohibits it (Deuteronomy 18:10-13).

If you are severely missing a loved one, turn to God and pour out your sadness, pain, and tears to Him. He loves you, and He is always there for you. He is never going to leave you (Hebrews 13:5).

Psychics Are Frauds

Another thing Christians should know about psychics is that they are frauds. Psychics “read” people’s fortunes, talk to the dead, and do other occult practices, which are all fake. Nothing psychics have ever said has been proven to be true.

Psychics often make vague or broad statements and watch how you respond to their statements to decide what to say next. Long story short, psychics are frauds who are trying to manipulate individuals into believing lies.

You do not have to fall for the lies of psychics because, as a Christian, you know that nobody can actually predict the future. Only God knows the future. Psychics often try to tell us worst case scenarios such as “death” or a severe illness are “in your future.”

The truth is that psychics cannot really know whether or not we are going to get ill or die because they cannot predict the future. Psychics are just frauds that will tell us anything to keep us so that we continue to pay them to tell us our “futures.”

Psychics Are Part of the Occult

Christians also need to know that psychics are part of the occult. Other occult practices that go hand-in-hand with psychics are tarot cards, palmistry, and horoscopes. Often psychics will use tarot cards, palmistry, or horoscopes to “tell us our future.”

Sadly, I have personal experience in this realm of psychics. When I was a teenager, my mother had her “future” read at a psychic’s booth at our yearly fair. Even as an unbeliever at this age, it felt extremely dark to walk into this psychic’s tent.

In all honesty, it felt downright eerie, and I hated to be in there as the psychic read my mom’s “future” through tarot cards.

This took place nearly 10 years ago, but I can still remember the chill in my bones of seeing the psychic. Now in retrospect, I think it was part of the whole act of the psychic — to appear creepy and mysterious.

My mother was a Christian, but unfortunately, she was interested in horoscopes, palmistry, tarot cards, and superstition. I grew up with these false teachings as a child, which really distorted my view of myself, the world, and God.

Nonetheless, I would highly recommend all people to stay away from these occult practices because they only lead to destruction, despair, and false teaching.

During my mom’s time in the psychic’s tent and myself standing in the corner hoping to leave within the next minute, my mom had her future “read” by the psychic.

I remember the overall feeling of being inside the psychic’s tent and what she looked like, but I only remember a little bit of what the psychic actually told my mother.

What I do remember is that the psychic was using tarot cards. She pulled out the death tarot card and placed it in front of my mother.

The psychic told my mother that death was in her future. My mother did pass away less than five years after this tarot card reading, but I would not be too dogmatic to say that the psychic actually predicted my mom’s death. Was the psychic right about my mother’s impending death?

Yes, but it could just be by chance, or it could be that this psychic was dealing with dark matters of the occult, such as speaking with demons. I may never know, but what I do know is that Christians need to stay away from psychics and not become interested or involved with the occult.

Why Does This Matter?

As Christians, we do not need to consult psychics because God is ultimately the only One who is in control of the future, and He is the only One who knows the future. We do not need to spend our time and money consulting psychics about our future, our deceased loved ones, or anything else.

Most often, psychics are just frauds who are trying to deceive individuals, and some psychics are deep in the depths of the occult and are consulting demons. In either case, psychics have no place in a Christian’s life.

As intriguing as having your future read or speaking to a dead loved one is, Christians need to abstain from talking with psychics and other occult practices. If we are concerned about the future or if we are missing a loved one, we need to turn to God and talk to Him about it.

God is always ready to hear from you because He loves you. He has your whole future in His hands, and you can trust Him. God only does what is best for us, and He never does anything to harm us. We can trust Him with every day of our lives and our future.

For further reading:

Does God Know the Future and Does He Let Us Know It?

Can We Speak Things into Existence?

Should Christians Seek Signs and Wonders?

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Vivian BrickerVivian Bricker loves Jesus, studying the Word of God, and helping others in their walk with Christ. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master's degree in Christian Ministry with a deep academic emphasis in theology. Her favorite things to do are spending time with her family and friends, reading, and spending time outside. When she is not writing, she is embarking on other adventures.


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