Many have been duped into thinking that it’s OK to read their horoscopes, call the psychic hotline, consult the dead (which are evil spirits mimicking the dead), etc. Ouija boards are even sold in toy stores. I believe that most people have no idea that the Bible condemns these practices. To be honest, I didn’t know until thirty-five years ago when I asked a pastor about Ouija boards. Deuteronomy 18: 9-13 spells it out. (The following verses are from the King James Bible.) 9 When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. 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 whith 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. 13 Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God. 14 For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do. You might be wondering why God cares whether or not you participate in these activities. To begin with, God wants a relationship with you through Yeshua (Hebrew for Jesus). He loves you and wants you to understand that He alone is God. When you need answers, go to Him, not a fraud or someone with a “familiar spirit,” which is an evil spirit. If you disobey Him by following the practices of pagans, you open the door to the occult and come under demonic oppression. Why settle for a counterfeit when you can have the real thing? God is supernatural. Satan is a counterfeiter. He (satan) can duplicate the supernatural to an extent in order to draw you away from the presence of God. Nothing can bring you peace, joy, and love like the presence of God. God wants to give you eternal life. Satan and his associates want you to suffer with them in hell (misery loves company). If you have participated in occult activities, God will forgive you if you repent. Repent (ask for forgiveness and turn away from sin), invite Jesus into your life, and you will never be the same. You will experience the presence of God, abundance of life, and eternal life. Don’t wait. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.