My definition of Christianity
Anyone who believes Christ died for our sins and that Jesus is the son of God. It’s wrong to accuse differing denominations of being cults.
One Bible verse haunted me
As my life spun 180 degrees after GFH, a verse from Isaiah 8:19 worried my spiritual consciousness. How could God thrust psychic abilities and ghostly encounters at me when the Bible detests them? The verse, “When men tell you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?” (NIV)
Because the GFH experience led to great spiritual blessings, it made me question this Old Testament passage.
All Bible translations can’t be 100% divinely inspired
There are more than 20 different Bible translations in English—each claiming Holy guidance in recording an accurate version. While I’m sure theologians working to convey the meaning of the Good Book are dedicated, they could misconstrue the true meanings.
Plus, there’s a snag with the interpretation of ancient Hebrew. A rabbi told me the meanings of many ancient Hebrew words are uncertain. She said the English translation of the word NIV deemed to mean “mediums and spiritists” is not truly known.
God wouldn’t give blessings through something Satanic
Believing God bestowed positive paranormal experiences and an enhanced intuitive ability upon me, I can’t fathom the Great I Am being against it, especially when it forged a closer bond between Him and me.
The Bible endorses the paranormal
I’d had paranormal/psychic incidents prior to GFH, but as a Christian, I’d felt those experiences incongruent to making it to Heaven. It’s strange that many sermons decry psychic abilities and the paranormal, when the Bible is filled with positive references, such as
- The Holy Ghost guiding us
- Angel visitations
- Speaking in tongues
- Jesus appearing after his resurrection
- Prophetic revelations, and more
A Catholic friend said her priest admitted the paranormal exists, but the church feels there’s too much danger trying to engage spirits to encourage anyone to seek it out.
With God’s protection and the use of discernment, I can’t imagine why we shouldn’t use the gifts He’s given us to work with spirits who aid us on our spiritual journeys.
Read how my experiences with the paranormal enriched my Christianity in “A Reluctant Spirit: A True Tale of God, Ghosts and a Skeptical Christian.”