Psychics and Fried Chicken
Psychics and Mediums
If someone asked you afterwards, you could swear that you have no clue how a person could know that much about you. They knew about your grandmother, didn’t they? They knew about the word that she had inscribed on her necklace…wait how did they know about the necklace anyway?
This may be the thought process of someone who leaves a show with a medium. Someone who claims to be able to communicate with the dead. If you don’t know what to look for, then you might get bowled over into believing a lie. The worst part is, you won’t know that it’s a lie. The people you tell about it may not know that it’s a lie or a scam either. This feeling of revelation can change your world or shake the foundations of everything you believe……….
Behind the Curtain
That is, unless you know the truth behind what you’ve just seen or heard.
You would then be able to defend yourself and even tear down the lies. You would be equipped to deal with the junk that is slung at you as “gospel truth” without being afraid to wade into the waters of dialogue. Whether it’s on Facebook or at work or at a friend’s house, you can confidently stand up against the lies that this world throws at you.
A few weeks ago I detailed several of the techniques used by mediums and psychics to con people into believing the lies that they present. You can check out those posts here: Cold Reading and Hot Reading.
If you are watching unaware of what’s going on, you will be bowled over by the “power” that these people have, but if you know what to look for, you can shoot the right holes through their facade and it will fall.
What I’m talking about though is not just for psychics and mediums. What I’m talking about is standing up to any argument or debate that you may feel scared of entering.
If you have been on Facebook lately (I’m guessing if you are reading this than you are on Facebook) the topic of Chick-Fil-A has sparked all kinds of debate and false facts. If you don’t equip yourself and know what to look for, then you are going to get swept up into believing something that is a lie, much like a psychic.
Sifting Through the Bad
There is a lot of bad information out there. There are a lot of Bible verses being used out of context. It’s not okay to sit idly by and watch it happen. There is a way to defend the faith in meekness and love. In fact 1 Peter 3:15 requires us to do so. We are to always be ready give an answer for the hope that is in us in love. It’s okay if you don’t know every answer, but we are to make an effort to learn. Then you will be able to 2 Corinthians 10:5 those arguments.
For instance how would you answer, “Leviticus says you shouldn’t mix two types of threads, how do you justify your polyester blends?”
That’s a tough question at face value, but I assure you the answer is not nearly as difficult as it looks. Stay tuned here to find out the answer.