Trending Faith: Is it Okay to Visit a Psychic for Fun?

Posted on February 23, 2016  in  [ Theology & Ministry ]

Is it okay for a Christian to visit a psychic just for fun?

On this week’s episode of Trending Faith, Grand Canyon University Pastor and Dean of Students Tim Griffin and Dean of the College of Theology Jason Hiles, PhD, sat down to discuss this question.

It seems as though people are always looking for ways to entertain themselves. According to Pastor Tim, the media makes the dark side of life appealing to the public through movies, books and other forms. Therefore, thrill-seekers gravitate to things like this for entertainment.

So, what does the Bible say about psychics and the spiritual world? Pastor Tim discussed how in Scripture, people were accustomed to being around psychics, magicians and other individuals of the kind.

In Acts, the early church responds to those who are connected with these types of individuals. The church began to realize that these types of spiritual activities were not consistent with what they were learning about Jesus. Therefore, Christians were warned about opening themselves up to spiritual danger.

Going to a psychic just for fun may be like playing with fire. Even if a Christian goes into it with seemingly good intentions, one thing can lead to another, and they can find themselves in a dangerous situation.

Dr. Hiles discussed how today, we tend to not take the spirit world as seriously as individuals did in the Bible. It is important to keep in mind that while some people may view it as innocent fun, there are others who take it very seriously. Demon possession is just as real today as it was in Scripture, but it is often manifested in ways that are not as obvious.

It is important for Christians to find a constructive replacement for dangerous spiritual activities. According to Pastor Tim, the adventure of walking with God and seeing Him at work is extremely exciting for a believer. Ultimately, through focusing on our journey with Christ, we can find true satisfaction.

To listen to the full discussion, watch the video below:

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