Divination And The Doctrine Of Christ

The desire to know the future and influence its events, has shown itself in all nations and ages. But when this idea is thoroughly researched, it becomes clear that a knowledge of the future does not lie within the scope of man’s natural powers (Deuteronomy 18:17-22; cf. Jeremiah 14:14-15).

Divination has always been an attempt to gain the help of beings possessing knowledge and power transcending those of man. (cf. Daniel 2:1-13). In all its forms, divination is but an aspect of polytheism (many gods) and is condemned by God (cf. Leviticus 19:26; Deuteronomy 18:10-14). In 1 Samuel 15:23, note the word “witchcraft” [divination] being associated with “rebellion.”

The ancient practice of divination, enjoys a tremendous revival in our day, and “gullible” women (and men) (2 Timothy 3:6), spend hours reading its ambiguous literature.

As Isaiah foretold the destruction of wicked Babylon, he chided God’s people for trusting in sorceries, saying:

See here.

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets

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