What is a typical Christian stance on other supernatural things, like psychic readings?
I am not a Christian, but my mother is. Lately she’s taken up an interest in other supernatural things like psychic readings and crystal healing.
What is the Christian stance on these things? Do Christians usually think that this is fake? Or that it is true, but evil? Is it ‘okay’ by Christian standards for a Christian to take part in these things?
I don’t believe in any of it, but it somehow doesn’t seem right that she believes in all of it. Is any of this a contradiction according to the Christian faith?
I think that psychic readings are a load of cr@p anyway, and are a waste of time and money. I don’t believe in anything like that. I’m just wondering what the Christian perspective of this is. Does the Church take a particular stance about these kinds of things?
Answer by miss understood
i think phychic readings are a quick way of making a few bucks off someone. jerks.
Answer by cloe e
most Christians would believe all of that stuff is ‘of the devil’.
Answer by Sheryl
The bible does not call it fake, but tells us to flee any sorcery which includes those things you mentioned.
I believe some people do have supernatural gifts, but if they’re not being used to glorify God, then we need to stay away from them.
Satan is an imitator of God. He can mess you up with these things….bad! Tell your Mom to go talk to someone in her church that she trusts. She needs to rely only on God and His direction and healing.
are there any true psychic readings out there?
I just want to ask one question and not have to pay for it. There used to be freebies, but doesn’t seem like it anymore. Can anyone help?
Answer by Feathered Serpent
Don’t mess with psychics! didn’t you ever see scanners? or the fury?
Peoples heads explode!
Answer by Harrison H
i do believe there ARE people with the legitimate gift of prophecy, but they are not working in a huge call center working for minumum wage plus commisions (phone psychics). I live in Arizona many of the call centers for phone psychics are in my state. We see advertisements for employment for them all the time. It is NOT about psychic ability, it is about salesmanship.
The little “tell my fortune” applications you find on the internet are just like one of those magic 8 ball games. When given input, it generates a random response. Some of those applications are well enough programed to give pretty good responses (respond within context).
Answer by got_air
If a total stranger on the internet says yes, will you make life altering decisions based on that strangers advice? Think about that for a second or two.
What is the diffrence between Palm Readings,Tarot Card Readings, and Psychic Readings?
Explain the diffrence, and which do you think is more effective?
Answer by ….
neither, it just ways of bsing people. each way is creative and they can all be simple. just depends on how much you can do it for the money.
Answer by eArLyWiNtEr♥
I don’t know, but the one thing they have in common is that they’re all fake.
Answer by Kashtastic
Palm readings are looking at a person’s palm and saying things about them and their lives based on the lines on their hand.
Tarot card readings are where they look at cards and depending on what cards are drawn, different meanings are gotten.
And I think both of the above are considered kinds of psychic readings.
I think it depends on what you believe as to what’s the most effective. I personally don’t think that my whole past and future is mapped out on the lines on my hand. But so people do, and that works for them..
I also think that no matter what you want to believe, it can be found in a tarot reading. The cards just give you some vague idea of something, and depending on what you want it to say, is how you interpret it. Like the death card can mean
* Ending of a cycle —– Loss —– Conclusion —– Sadness
* Transition into a new state —– Psychological transformation
* Finishing up —– Regeneration —– Elimination of old patterns
* Being caught in the inescapable —– Good-byes —– Deep change
or anything else. So I think that in everyone’s lives, this can be applicable someway.
And I think with fortune telling you need to be careful not to change how you would have lived, and decisions you would have made because you might make something the cards said come true that otherwise wouldn’t have because you wouldn’t have done what you did.
Like there’s a dodgy Australian TV presenter who got a reading done and they said that he would get a job on TV, so then he auditioned for heaps of roles and eventually got one. I doubt he would have auditioned if the cards didn’t tell him to (or his interpretation of the cards).