Spiritism may be defined as being an experience in which a person knowingly or
unknowingly worships, seeks information from, or becomes the medium or
instrument of an evil spirit (evil angel). In the context of this lesson,
spiritism encompasses activities such as:
These and similar activities are currently deluding multitudes (including many
sincere Christians) into violating the commandments of YAHWEH the Almighty God
of Israel. Behind each spiritist activity lurks the treacherous power of
Satan, who untiringly seeks to seduce unsuspecting souls - mostly by means of
miracles - into committing some spiritual abomination with himself.
A close examination of the claims of these spiritist outlets will soon reveal that, in
the final analysis, they invariably set aside the Laws of God in favour of
‘awe-inspiring manifestations’ that pose as truth: manifestations which are in
reality the unclean output of lying demons. Spiritism is, without a doubt, an
abomination to the God of Israel and is classified in the Scriptures with
idolatry, whoredom and bestiality (sexual intercourse between a human being
and a beast). Spiritism is the most deceptive of all evils and because of its
spectacular demonstrations will in the last days - “almost deceive the very elect.”
There is only one reliable method to determine whether the power behind a
miracle working group is of Yahweh or of Satan; and that is to examine the
group's teachings against the law of the Most High and the writings of the Bible prophets:
- The supposed art of controlling events or effects etc, by the power of evil spirits.
- The art of predicting events by allegedly communicating with the dead.
- The practice of magic.
- The worship of Satan.
- A form of religion based on belief in witchcraft and magical rites.
- The study of the supposed influence of the stars on human affairs; the reading of horoscopes.
- Fortune telling.
- The unintelligible babblings that are currently claiming to be a gift of the Holy Spirit.
||20: “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”
If it fails this infallible ‘litmus test,’ then that group's supernatural
activities - be they ever so wonderful and attractive - are nothing more than
the camouflaged products of one or more devils. In other words all
wonder-working leaders who oppose the commandments of Yahweh are preachers of darkness.
A Voice In The Wilderness - Canada takes this opportunity to warn all students to
beware of spiritist deception, especially when so called ‘miracle-workers’
are about. Satan is even now making massive inroads into current Christian
thinking under the guise of the various Spiritualist and Charismatic movements
and his main instruments are miracle working evangelists! Scores of ‘mighty
miracles’ are currently being done, supposedly under the banner of Truth.
We say it again:
- Spiritism in every form is strictly forbidden in the Holy Scriptures.
Sorcerers were found in Egypt, Assyria (Nahum 3: 4), Babylonia (Isaiah 47: 9, Daniel
2: 2) and other heathen lands, but were forbidden in Israel.
(Leviticus 17: 7, Leviticus 19: 31, Deuteronomy 18: 9-12)
- Wilful disobedience of Yahweh’s commandments is a grievous sin and is
punishable with DEATH! People grow bold because the Most High appears to be
withholding His judgments; but He will punish evildoers just as surely as
night follows day. This is specified in His law and amplified by His
(Exodus 22: 18-20, Micah 5: 12, Malachi 3: 5, 1 Chronicles 10: 13-14, Revelation 21: 8)
- The dead are unable to communicate with the living and are in fact asleep in
their graves awaiting the resurrection.
The beings who speak in the seance (spiritualist meeting) are, therefore,
not the dead, but are evil angels posing as departed loved ones. The dead,
according to the Scriptures, are ‘asleep in their graves’ and are unable to communicate
with the living,
(Job 7:9-10, Ecclesiastes 9:10, 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17)
- Evil spirits invariably rely on miracles and supernatural demonstrations to
carry through their deceptions. The Saviour warned that this would be the case
in the last days. How true his words have proved to be. Miracle-workers are to
be found in all the world's religions. There is no shortage of them. But a
miracle is not a reliable sign of truth. The only reliable sign of truth is:
||20:“To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”
In other words, if a preacher's message is not in line with Yahweh’s Law and if
it contradicts the testimony (teachings) of the Holy Bible, then that preacher must not be
taken seriously - no matter how many miracles he/she is able to perform and no matter how
charming an individual he/she may happen to be.
(Matthew 24: 24, Mark 13: 21-22, 2 Thessalonians 2: 8-9, Revelation 16: 13-14, Revelation 19: 20)
- Evil spirits are not slow to acknowledge that Jesus Christ is the “Holy One
of God.” So a confession of this kind from the lips of a miracle-worker is
not evidence that he/she is working under the influence of the Holy Spirit.
(Mark 3: 11, Luke 4: 33-34, Acts 16: 16-17)
- Satan and his agents are able - and indeed are scheduled - in the last days
to pose as the ministers of truth and righteousness. Indeed, Satan's greatest
deceptions will come from ‘within the Christian church.’ The Bible plainly
tells us that false prophets and ministers of darkness will abound in the last
days. Oh how subtle and how dangerous are Satan’s tactics.
(Matthew 24: 24, 2 Corinthians 11: 13-15)
- Those who wilfully reject Yahweh's commandments and the plain statements of
the Bible prophets lay themselves open to the deceptions of ‘lying spirits’
speaking through human mediums.
(1 Kings 22: 21-23, 2 Thessalonians 2: 9-12)
- It is a fact that many professing Christians who are currently doing
‘miracles in the Name of Jesus’ will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven, simply
because of their blatant disobedience. They are referred to in the Scriptures
as ‘workers of iniquity.’ That is they are ‘blatant sinners - law-breakers.’
It is difficult if not impossible to exaggerate the effects of their deception
or the fearsome measure of their punishment.
(Matthew 7: 21-23, Luke 13: 24-30)
- The power of deception will be so great just prior to Christ's return that
entire nations will be taken in by ‘sorcery, devil worship’ and ‘miracle-working
false prophets.’ We are told in Yahweh's Word that all nations will be deceived in this way:
||23: “By thy sorceries were all nations deceived.”
Try to comprehend the staggering extent of such a deception? How will it be
accomplished? How will it end? Notice how all these errors are classified under the term sorcery.
“By thy sorceries were all nations deceived.”
Can you dear reader say with absolute assurance that your beliefs are founded
on Yahweh's Word - the Holy Bible? Do you believe what you believe ‘because the
Bible says so?’ Is your faith in God in line with what His Word teaches?
Or are you like millions of deluded souls blindly accepting the erroneous
doctrines of devils? Doctrines which have little or no foundation in truth and
which are absolutely obnoxious to the Most High.
(1 Timothy 4: 1)
- According to the Bible, the Holy Spirit is only given to
those who obey the Almighty God. Persistent sinners are certainly not channels
of His Holy Spirit. The main purpose of salvation, the Scriptures tell us, is that we
may be saved from sin (disobedience) and death; and that we may live holy and
righteous (obedient) lives to the glory of God.
That is why Jesus Christ came to this
earth in the first place, and that is what the Bible teaches. Sorcerers will not inherit
eternal life. Instead they will perish in the lake of fire along with multitudes of
persistent sinners who refuse to repent and give up their sinful ways.
(Acts 5: 32, 1 Peter 1: 2, Romans 8: 3-5, Psalm 51: 10-13, Revelation 21: 6-7)
In the Son’s Name For the Father’s Glory
Elder: Max W. Mader
A Voice In The Wilderness - Canada