Is it okay to call psychics?

So-called psychics operate a billion-dollar industry. Horoscopes are found everywhere, from the grocery store checkout line to fortune cookies. With the exposure that these practices receive, it's no wonder that they are given credibility and accepted as normal.

Some people dismiss fortunetelling as a hoax. Most of the time it is. There is Biblical evidence, however, of actual divination and fortunetelling (Acts 16:16-19). In this account the fortuneteller received her ability from an evil spirit. Furthermore, her managers found her services very profitable, not unlike today. In either case, whether fraudulent or factual, fortunetellers are meddling in forbidden, ungodly practices and most are motivated by money (Deuteronomy 18:10-12).

While astrology seeks to explain the past, present, and future through the stars, rather than through spirits, its practitioners and believers still display a profound lack of faith in God (Proverbs 3:5-6). They, like psychics, practice what is forbidden by God (Isaiah 47:12-15).

If you desire to find the right path, don't communicate with the spirit of darkness, trust the Light of the World (John 8:12). Don't look to the stars, but to the One Who created those stars. "In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths" (Proverbs 3:6).

Taken from Adrian Rogers' weekly newspaper column. Used by permission. 2001, The Commercial Appeal.