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Doctrine of Necromancers and Mediums

July 23, 2010

DOCTRINE OF NECROMANCERS AND MEDIUMS

1.    Contact with necromancers and mediums was specifically forbidden by the Word of God.  Leviticus 19:31

A.    This still holds true today.

B.    You are not to consult fortune-tellers.

C.    You are not to go to seances.

D.    You are not to seek information about problems or anything from people who are involved in astrology.

E.    This means contact with demons, getting your information from Satan.

F.    This means getting false information.

2.    Contact with necromancers and mediums was a sign of reversionism and brought liability from divine discipline.  Leviticus 20:6

3.    Necromancers and mediums were to be apprehended and subjected to capital punishment, which meant being put to death by stoning.  Leviticus 20:37

A.    God does not want you to have any contact or any relationship with demon-possessed people.

B.    They destroy the society in which they operate.

4.    Demonism, including necromancy and seances, characterized the degeneracy of the Canaanites who had occupied the land before the Jews.

5.    The Bible says that in the days of Abraham the “iniquity of the Amorites was not yet full.”

A.    The Amorites are a part of the Canaanite nation.

B.    This means that in Abraham’s day they had not taken over, but they did 500 years later.  Deuteronomy 18:9-12

6.    Saul died the sin unto death for consulting with a witch necromancer, 1 Chronicles 10:13.

7.    The unbelieving King Manasseh was one of the most evil of all the Jewish kings.

A.    His evil is described in terms of relationship with demons, and he was always heavily involved in necromancy.

B.    He held many seances and even went in for child sacrifice.  2 Kings 21:6; 2 Chronicles 23:6

8.    Josiah, one of the better kings of Judah, is famous for outlawing necromancy and mediums as well as other demon practices.  2 Kings 23:24

9.    Isaiah warned Israel to consult the Word of God and doctrine rather than necromancers and mediums.  Isaiah 8:18-20

10.    The fifth cycle of discipline was administered to Judah because of necromancy and demonism, Isaiah 29:1-8.