I went into a shop the other day and the owner started talking with me about her beliefs, which I found fascinating. She says she has the ability to communicate with spirits from centuries ago, and she's into all sorts of other things of a mystical nature. I'm interested in spirituality. Could this be what I've been looking for? — R.K.
I sincerely hope you won't go down the path this person has taken. It may seem very tempting but it will not lead you to the living God, and in fact, could take you in the opposite direction.
What do I mean? Some people who claim to have occult powers (as this person does) are deliberate frauds; they only do it to gain power over others, or to get money. But others have deliberately given themselves over to occult spiritual powers and are deeply committed to them. As strongly as I know how, I urge you not to get involved in any way with them, no matter how fascinating their beliefs may be to you or how sincere they seem.
The Bible doesn't go into great detail about unseen occult forces -- but it tells us these spiritual powers are real, and they come ultimately from Satan and not from God. These evil spiritual powers promise power and wisdom -- but in reality they are destructive and will lead you away from God.
Instead, I urge you to come to Jesus Christ and turn your life over to Him. He alone can erase our sins, and He alone opens heaven's door for us. The Bible says, "For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God" (1 Peter 3:18). God loves you -- and the proof is Christ. Put your life into His hands today.