Is it alright to get a numerology reading if one is a believer?


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A true Christian believer would not have a Numerology reading. This practice is occultic and falls under divination and other ungodly practices which are forbidden in both the Old and New Testament. Numerology was originally practiced in ancient Babylonia, Hinduism, pagan Greek culture and ancient Egyptian rituals among others. The bible says, in Deuteronomy 18:9-12 ESV: 

“When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who PRACTISES DIVINATION or TELLS FORTUNES or INTERPRETS OMENS, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you.

Further in the New Testament in Acts 19:17-19 ESV:

"And this became known to all the residents of Ephesus, both Jews and Greeks. And fear fell upon them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was extolled. Also many of those who were now believers came, confessing and divulging their practices. And a number of those who had practiced magic arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted the value of them and found it came to fifty thousand pieces of silver."

So having your fortune told using Numerology is forbidden for Christians. A church I know actually had one demon possessed lady manifesting and one of the demonic entities that spoke through her was called NUMERAL, a principality who is in charge of anything to do with numbers. You must understand that there are demonic principalities that work for satan that also run their own departments like this which are meant to drive us away from Christ. The bible teaches us in Ephesians 6:12 ESV:

"For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places."

Instead of relying of Christ as our hope for the future, we turn to lucky numbers, lucky stars etc. And inadvertently end up worshipping demonic principalities instead of Christ Himself. The devil is experienced; to some of us he knows he can't seduce us easily if we know he's behind it, but oh an innocent thing like getting your lucky numbers would never arouse your suspicions since there is no direct mention of the occult; be careful. The devil has been seducing mankind for thousands of years with things that appear harmless. Hopefully, eBible moderators will permit me to post the video link so you can watch this Numeral clip for yourself. If the link gets removed, just google 'Martha deliverance numeral youtube'. Here it is:

January 27 2014 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Stringio Steven Scott Grader for the Ontario Jail Ministry
No, it is NOT all right. PLEASE read Deuteronomy 18:9-12 "When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord; because of these same detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you."

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