This shouldn’t be a question that even needs explaining. However, I am witnessing more and more Christians that are illiterate to what the Bible actually teaches on this and other matters of spiritual life, and also more Christians seem to be increasingly ignorant to Satan’s devices than ever. The typical responses to such matters are: A. Its harmless entertainment, B. It’s ok as long as I’m not hurting anybody, or C. I don’t really care, my ignorance is bliss. First off lets take a look at a few Scriptures to see what the Bible teaches about seeking knowledge, even more, seeking knowledge that is reserved for God alone.
The Children of Israel, after being delivered from the hands of Egypt, turned to worship other gods. This obviously upset God and he declares to them the promise: “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.” (Deut. 29:29) “Things revealed”, in this case, refers to the revealing of God’s law through Moses.-Some things, God doesn’t want you to know about.
“Do not turn to mediums (this includes Psychics, New Age healers, Spiritualists) or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the Lord your God.” (Lev. 19:31)
Here, in the book of Acts, there was a revival in the town of Ephesus, known for their pagan practices. “And this became known to all the residents of Ephesus, both Jews and Greeks. And fear fell upon them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was extolled. Also many of those who were now believers came, confessing and divulging their practices. And a number of those who had practiced magic arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted the value of them and found it came to fifty thousand pieces of silver.” (Would have amounted to $37,000 US dollars today.) (Acts 19:17-19)
These are just a few of the MANY Biblical decelerations of what the Bible teaches against the practice of consulting Tarot readers, Psychics or anyone else for that matter other that the LORD for secret things. Don’t take my word for it, look up some of these Scriptures and others yourself.
In addition to the condemnation of the Bible, Christians shouldn’t consult these practices simply because of Spiritual reasons. When you are listening to the advice of a tarot card reader, you in a sense are coming under their control. Your ears are a gate to your spirit, and you are allowing yourself to be opened up to a host of unwelcome spiritual activity, thinking its harmless. (Mark 4:24) Often times, these individuals who practice these arts are legitimately tapping into the spiritual realm on some level. The question is, what spirit are they hearing from? Is it the Holy Spirit or a unclean spirit?
A whole book could be written, and have been, written on this subject and the dangers of Christians involving themselves in certain pagan practices. Sometimes we are simply doing these things unknowingly and without complete understanding, but to knowingly dive into a supernatural place that your Father in heaven wants to protect you from for good reasons, is spiritual suicide.
I would encourage you, that if you are involved in these practices and name yourself among the followers of Jesus, that you break ties immediately with these people. Consider visiting with your pastor or leader to help you unravel yourself from the web of confusion and spiritual bondage that may be causing you health issues, mental or emotional problems and instability. There is power in the name of Jesus and forgiveness for those that turn away from these things and turn toward God in faith to find answers and solutions to the problems and questions we have.