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Crossing Over or Sinking Under?

One of the most popular shows on TV today is �Crossing Over.�

 

 John Edward is an internationally acclaimed psychic medium who can communicate with the world beyond. John�s extraordinary gift has opened a window to the spirit world through which come messages of love, peace, and reconciliation from those who have crossed over.

 John Edward was born on Long Island, N.Y. He exhibited psychic abilities from an extremely early age. His otherwise normal childhood, playing ball with his friends, eating pizza on Friday nights, was peppered with out-of-body experiences and visions of dead relatives.

 The fact that he would uncannily know family history and events that took place prior to his birth solidified that fact. Because no fuss was made over these early experiences and �he thought that�s what everyone else did, � he maintained as normal a childhood as possible.

 What does the Bible say about these things?

 �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

 �I will set my face against the person who turns to mediums and spiritists to prostitute himself by following them, and I will cut him off from his people.� Leviticus 20:6

 Saul died because he was unfaithful to the Lord; he did not keep the word of the Lord and even consulted a medium for guidance, and did not inquire of the Lord. So the Lord put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David the son of Jesse.       1 Chronicles 10:13

 �When men tell you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living? To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, they have no light of the dawn. Distressed and hungry, they will roam through the land� when they are famished, they will become enraged and, looking upward, will curse their king and their God. Then they will look toward the earth and see only distress and darkness and fearful gloom, and they will be thrust into utter darkness.�       Isaiah 8:19-22

 The Bible is clear regarding this practice. Nobody denies the sincere attempt to bring comfort, but it is a lie. A lie is no comfort whatsoever. The closer we get to the Return of the Lord, it will get even more bizarre. The Book of Revelation tells us that the occult will be an accepted norm in the days right before Christ�s Return.

 

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