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Jesus Without The Junk: You Say Psychic, I Say Predator

By: Molly Painter

With a great sense of relief, we are able to rejoice along with the relatives the miraculous rescue of the three missing girls from Ohio who were held captive for the last decade. One cannot imagine what their ordeal was like but to read that their families never gave up hope for their safe return is tremendously encouraging. 
Interestingly enough, self-proclaimed psychic, Sylvia Browne, has been linked in the news with one of the victims, Amanda Berry.  I am familiar with Browne, because when I knew no better and wanted a “quick fix” to the problems I was having; I consulted psychics and faithfully watched the Montel Williams show, which Browne was a regular guest on. I now look back and all I can do is shake my head. (You do not want to know how much money I threw away trying to find answers.)
Apparently, Berry’s Mom, out of desperation, appeared on Williams’ show in 2004 after her daughter went missing.  Browne told her that her daughter was not alive and that she would only see her daughter again “on the other side.” (Berry’s Mom died one year later.) Berry’s case is not the first time she has misinformed others about the truth.  The instances are too many to name here.  So how is it that Browne can charge $550 for phone readings and folks still lap up what comes out of her mouth?
I understand what desperation is and feeling you have nowhere to turn but to a psychic.  There is no such thing as talking to the dead and psychics cannot give you the truth about your marriage, job, or money.  We have devoted time on the web site to this subject before and I encourage you to find that writing and read it.
Fortune telling is a deceptive practice and the Word has much to say about this subject as well.
Isaiah 81:19 And when they say to you, “Seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter,” should not a people seek their God?  Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living?