Oddity of the Week

Crown Financial Ministries has something important to tell you:

The Bible clearly forbids seeking the advice of fortune tellers, mediums, or spiritualists: “Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God” (Leviticus 19:31, NIV). Study the next passage carefully: “Saul died because he was unfaithful to the Lord…and even consulted a medium for guidance and did not inquire of the Lord. So the Lord put him to death” (1 Chronicles 10:13-14, NIV). Saul died, in part, because he went to a medium. We should also avoid anything they use in forecasting the future, such as the horoscopes and all other practices of the occult.*

I don’t think Crown actually thinks that you need to be warned not to base your investments on tarot readings so much as they need something other than pictures of piggy banks to pad their manual out to over 150 pages, but that’s an awfully long paragraph to never mention that fortune telling doesn’t work. I find it reminiscent of the sorcery laws in Saudi Arabia. Although a genie just told me I was thinking of Bo Obama, so maybe there’s something to it after all.

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*Crown Biblical Financial Study Life Group Manual, p. 55

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