By Victor Ochieng
In the book “How to be a Christian Psychic,” author and historian Adrian Lee, talks of how Christians have been duped to believe that psychic powers and experiences are incompatible with their religion by citing specific Bible accounts.
“Some Christians wrongly believe that psychic or paranormal experiences are incompatible with Christianity and threaten the person who experiences them,” Lee says in his new book. “Based on a handful of Biblical passages, many people incorrectly think that the Bible warns against such experiences, and about associating with those who share their psychic gifts. This confusion has persisted for centuries.”
He says that because of false information and misinterpretation of the scriptures, many Christians suppress the benefits that come with spiritual gifts such as healing and insight.
In the book, Lee, who’s a reputable paranormal investigator, starts by first pointing out different warnings recorded in the Bible and then underlines the unique circumstances and settings in which such warnings were to apply. He goes ahead to explain, using Bible verses, how mistranslations have accumulated over time to the extent that perceived Christian teachings no longer tally with the original Bible teachings.
Lee is a lifelong Christian and the founder of International Paranormal Society. He’s also a member of the Luton Paranormal Society in England. Besides his biblical and historical knowledge of the Bible’s stance on psychic acts, he’s also extensively investigated paranormal activity and ghosts. Lee’s look into history also covers the history and theology of Christianity, which provide the pillars for his new book.
Although translation of the Bible from its original language has led to some alteration in meaning, the original Biblical accounts warns Christians against the use of psychic powers, but are instead instructed to strictly reach out to Jehovah God through Jesus Christ.
No true Christian can provide healing unless he’s filled with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit doesn’t communicate to humans through the spirits of the dead.
It’s worrying that Lee goes ahead to say, “Even paranormal experiences, such as visitations by deceased love ones, are part of the vast and uplifting spiritual experience available to Christians.”
Those who practice spiritism in any form have no place in God’s Kingdom (Galatians 5:19-21. “The living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing at all,” says the book of Ecclesiastes 9:5,6), which also goes ahead to say, “Their love and their hate and their jealousy have already perished.”
Saying or implying that God’s people can communicate with the dead for some good is in itself blasphemous as God says Jesus is the only way to healing and salvation.