Scripture makes it very clear that psychics are evil and they are an abomination to the Lord. Nevertheless in today’s society, horoscopes, tarot cards, palm readings, and the like are growing in popularity daily. As Christians, we have to pause and completely comprehend the power of these divination tools, and find out what God has to say about these. By studying and analyzing the Bible, we could comprehend how a seemingly benign tarot reading may actually lead you down a path of darkness and evil.
What are tarot cards?
The tarot is a deck of 78 cards, each with its imagery, symbolism and story. They were developed roughly 600 years ago for gaming. However, some mystics, psychics, and occultists began to use the cards for divination, and now the cards along with also the ability to”browse” them are seen as components of fortune-telling. To get a tarot reading would be to try to learn things about the lifetime or future throughout the occult.
Normally, the practice of tarot reading online starts with the questioner cutting the pack of cards sometimes just touching it. The card or psychic reader then deals out some cards, face down, into a blueprint, called a”spread,” on the desk. Since the cards are overturned, the psychic or reader constructs a narrative based on the cards’ meanings and their standing on the table. Reading tarot cards puts a heavy emphasis on destiny, concealed knowledge, and superstition.
What exactly does the Bible say?
Tarot cards are related to divination and unlocking the secrets of the future by occult or supernatural means. As a result of this association with divination, tarot is strictly prohibited in the Bible.
God warned His people, the Israelites, against divination if they were on the verge of entering the Promised Land. Leviticus 19:26 puts is blatantly:”Do not practice divination or seek omens.”
We should not stick to the world and attempt to read our future from anything but God. Jeremiah 10:2 says”This is what the LORD says:’Do not act like the other countries, who attempt to read their potential in the stars. Don’t be fearful of the predictions, even though other nations are terrified by them'”
In some cases, tarot card reading can be guided by demons. In Acts 16, Paul meets a fortune teller, a servant, who made her masters a great deal of money by fortune-telling (verse 16). The Bible features her capacity to getting a demonic soul, which Paul was able to cast out of her by the name of Jesus Christ (verse 18). The Bible does not mention that the tools that the servant girl used to inform the future, but, whether tea leaves or dice or lots or cards of some type, the things used in that circumstance brought honor to demonic spirits.
The spiritual dimension of our world is real, and it is not to be taken lightly. The Bible tells us that Satan attempts to destroy us. “Be alert and of sober mind. Though tarot and the like may seem like no big deal and just for fun, in reality it is something that should not be toyed with. With every trip you will be connected and fall deeper into darkness.
What if Christians do instead?
It’s totally normal to be concerned about the future. Most of us would like to know what’s going to happen tomorrow, and also get anxiety. But, using tarot is not the appropriate method to sooth these anxieties. We should not put our faith in tarot, and rather place it into the Lord. Isaiah 46:10 says”Only God holds the future, and only He actually knows what will happen”. This can be further echoed in Romans 8:17:”If you would like to have peace about your own future, turn to the Lord Jesus Christ. The future is bright for those who understand Him”.
Isaiah 8:19 reminds us further we ought to be expecting in God, and Him alone. Shouldn’t people ask their God for help instead?
Proverbs 3:5-7 is another verse that many Christians turn to when they’re handling anxiety. It says:”Trust the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge himand he will make your paths smooth. Don’t consider yourself shrewd. Fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.”
While tarot cards may sound fun, it’s not something that Christians must dabble in. Rather, recall what the Lord has already promised you and turn to Him when you’re worried over the future. Tarot cards will only direct you down a path to Satan, and will leave you feeling worse than you ever did before.