A while back I listened to a popular radio show with millions of weekly listeners broadcast an over two hour interview featuring two people who claim to be in contact with extraterrestrial beings. I was disturbed by what I heard since the people interviewed were able to promote the practice of channeling (a process people use to contact spirits and the primary method the two people claim to use to contact these alleged extraterrestrial beings) without facing any critique from the host.
The interview was conducted under the false and dangerous assumption that channeling is a way for people to gain valuable knowledge about future events. The host asked the two guests what their sources were telling them about certain subjects as if their sources reliably supplied people with truthful information (which they certainly do not). Not once did the radio host provide a critique of the practice of channeling for their audience. In fact, the radio host endorsed the work of the two people he interviewed and encouraged people to buy the book they were selling. Basically, it was more than two hours of very spiritually dangerous radio for unsuspecting listeners.
I suspect the vast majority of people accessing this article already know about the dangers of channeling. I understand that I probably won’t shed that much new insight for you with regards to this topic-if any-in this article. However, there are many people out there who are unaware of the dangers of channeling. I write this article mainly for these people in hopes that they will find this article and learn to avoid this dangerous practice at all costs.
As a Bible-believing Christian, I believe people should avoid channeling at all costs because the Bible forbids it. The Book of Leviticus and the Book of Deuteronomy strongly warn people to not seek contact with spirits:
“(31) Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God. (32) Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the LORD.” (Leviticus 19:31-32)
“And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.” (Leviticus 20:6)
“(10) There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, (11) Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. (12) For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.” (Deuteronomy 18:10-12)
For more on what the Bible has to say about the topic of channeling, the popular Christian Q&A website Got Questions has an article at the following: Link
The Bible’s strong warnings are more than enough for me to never engage in practice of channeling. I believe there are very good reasons why people should heed the Bible’s warnings to never engage in such a dangerous practice.
I believe it is wise for people to heed the Bible’s warnings since the practice leads to bad spiritual outcomes. People who engage in channeling are going to be led astray by evil spiritual entities that deceive people into believing that they have people’s best interest in mind. For instance, the Got Questions article cited the case of King Saul, whose decision to turn to channeling the dead (1 Samuel 28:6-20) helped lead to his downfall/death (1 Chronicles 10:12-13).
In addition, some people who engage in channeling might unknowingly become tools that these evil spirits use to promote their agenda (i.e. educate people about the so-called “benefits” of channeling or promote unbiblical religious/spiritual teachings). The two people interviewed on the radio show promoted very unbiblical information concerning the future (like insinuating that the Rapture is intended for people who have a certain “vibrational frequency” instead of followers of Jesus Christ) and promoted false information about the nature of the spiritual beings they communicate with (they portrayed them as benevolent beings or “beings of light”). Also, by being featured on the radio show with millions of weekly listeners, the two people might have persuaded some people to begin dabbling in the practice.
I urge anyone who engages in channeling or is thinking about engaging in channeling to stop for the sake of your spiritual health. There are very good reasons why people should heed the Bible’s warnings to not engage in this dangerous practice.
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