ABCNews.com reported on the erroneous prediction of psychic Sylvia Browne that Amanda Berry, the woman recently set free after 10 years of hellish captivity, was dead. Browne shared this heartbreaking information with Berry’s mother Louwanna Miller on The Montel Williams Show. And this was not the first time she had given wrong information to a grieving family. (http://abcnews.go.com/US/amanda-berrys-mom-told-pyschic-sylvia-browne-berry/story?id=19126853#.UY7-bKVGS0Q)
Psychics have been around for a long time. They claim to have insight that the normal person doesn’t have. Very often psychics claim to be able to communicate with the dead. Sometimes they even mix some Christian words and concepts in with their insight. When a family is grieving the death of someone they love or when that person is missing, the promise of insight into their well-being is alluring. The sad truth is that people take advantage of these people, taking their money and giving them information either created in their own minds or produced by the demonic. In fact, as I read that article I became both angry over and deeply saddened for the lies told to this hurting family.
The Bible makes it clear that the people of God are not to consult psychics or dabble with witchcraft. God was concerned that His people would be misled by Satan or charlatans. Instead, He offers true insight about the present and the future. He provided prophets. He gave us His Word, the Bible. And ultimately He sent His Son to reveal the fullness of God’s truth and heart.
Those who get truth and wisdom from God have no need for psychics, horoscopes, or fortune-tellers. They will not provide real truth and they made open you up to further demonic influence. Get your insight from God’s Word, godly friends, and fervent prayer. You may be surprised what God might reveal!