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Deuteronomy 13-15, Mark 12:28-44 Key Verses: Deuteronomy 13:1-3
It is not uncommon to read of a police department, working on a baffling case or disappearance,
to consult a psychic. The “just the facts” approach to crime moves to an “I have a feeling”

process of investigation. Sometimes it works! The psychic leads the police to a key piece of
How should a Christian respond to those times when the paranormal is portrayed as normal?
First, realize that sometimes they will get it. right. God’s Word tells us that and gives examples
of prophets and magicians whose advice was taken and signs believed. Deuteronomy 13:2 says,
“And if the sign or wonder of which he has spoken takes place.
Second, refuse to follow that path. God's specific instruction is “you must not listen to the words
of that prophet or dreamer” (v. 3). In other words, do not add Tarot cards to your daily reading.
Skip the horoscope.
Third, recognize that it is a test. Our hearts are tested through these seemingly inexplicable
happenings. But God explains them. He says they are a test to see if you love Him with all your
heart. Stay true to God. Do not let appearances deceive you.
The better we know the Word, the better we can discern truth and error. Review your
commitment to read and learn the Bible.
Woodrow Kroll & Tony Beckett

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