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Communion with Demons

Bernini damned soul

Damned Soul sculpture by Bernini, 1619

1 Corinthians 10:19-21

What am I [Paul] saying then? That an idol is anything, or what is offered to idols is anything? Rather, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons.

As Christians we need to be cautious about our pursuits.  I used to think fortune telling was silly and harmless.  Now I realize that demons can use stupid things like fortune cookies and  visits to psychics against us.  They take the opportunity to influence us because we go looking for wisdom in the wrong places.  We have no business communing with tarot-card readers or practitioners of crystals, or hanging out with “good” witches.  God hates that.  He knows how dangerous it is.  We can’t be fooled by popular culture into allowing demons into our lives.  In Los Angeles, I encounter “spiritual” stores everywhere I go.  There are psychics on every corner.  Crystals and magnets promise healing.  It’s easy to dismiss these things and laugh at them, but I’m learning to take them seriously and to avoid them at all cost.  Not because they have a power of their own, but because demons will use these tools to get close to people.  I don’t want to commune with demons.  I have to be smarter than that.

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