Our “Bob Larson Exorcism” channel on YouTube, features a dramatic exorcism every other week. On alternate weeks, we present “Ask the Exorcist,” a Q&A forum with interesting questions posed to me, from around the world. Occasionally, I pick a question to post in this blog because the topic warrants special attention. Such is the case with a question, from a young man named True in California. (Disclosure, I know this young man and his family who are wonderful friends of our ministry. I’m not giving True preferential treatment; I feature his question because it focuses on interesting insights into how psychics operate.):
Hi Bob, my question is: When psychics say that they are speaking with dead relatives, are they actually speaking to an ancestor? A demon? Or a part of the client’s mind that contains the information, (like a generational soul fragment or alter personality)? Thank you for your answer.
First, let’s establish that psychics are functionally operating as witches. They claim to speak to the departed, what is classically known as “mediumship” or “necromancy.” In Deuteronomy 18:10-12 God pronounces judgment on those who function as a sorcerer, a medium (psychic), or “one who calls up the dead.” Jehovah declares, “All who do these things are an abomination [detestable, abhorrent] to the Lord.”
The Bible is clear that psychics cannot speak directly to the dead because of the “great gulf” between the living and the dead (Luke 16:26). So, what are psychics doing? Some psychics are cleaver charlatans. Like stage magicians and so-called mentalists, they know how to trick their clients, using chicanery, deception. Some speak directly to demons who impersonate the dead.
Our International School of Exorcism teaches how, during inner healing, a deliverance minister may speak to the dissociated soul part of an ancestor, an identity genetically embedded in the DNA of the living. In this case, it is not the actual dead person but rather a state of consciousness which is accessed, a soul-part which appears to function as a living identity, the same as speaking to an alter identity of a person with dissociative identity disorder (DID/MPD). If, during the process of deliverance, it is possible to speak to such soul fragments, nothing prevents a psychic from possibly doing the same, especially if the client isn’t a Christian.
Whether by sophistry, chicanery, or clever metaphysics, some psychic tricks the unsuspecting, or really thinks he/she is speaking to dead, God’s judgment is the same. Revelation 21:8 warns that the lake of fire, Hell, awaits the “abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, and sorcerers.” All witchcraft and willful practice of the occult leads to eternal torment. The only escape is believing in the salvation of Jesus Christ and forsaking all psychic chicanery.
An Encouraging word: WALKING RIGHTEOUSLY
“Who may dwell in your sanctuary?” David asks (Psalm 15:1). Good question. The sanctuary is where God is, so David is really asking, “Who can walk in God’s presence?” The next verse answers: “He who does what is righteous.” In the midst of American feel-good theology and seeker-friendly evangelism, too many avoid the call to righteous, true character that comes from internal humility and external morality. Righteousness is what God does or does not see when he looks at us. To walk righteously you’ll need to drop the façade and allow others to see who God sees. Prayerfully, that will be righteousness and behaviorally consistency.
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