Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : How do Tarot cards work, and are they considered “evil” or “witchcraft”?

I have a set of Tarot cards and I’m new to them. And they are oddly accurate for everyone I’ve read, and myself. How do they work, and is the use of them considered some form of witchcraft?

Answer by Xen
It’s considered ‘fortune telling’ or divination by the Catholics, for sure. Most likely other branches of Christians as well. Many people will simply open a Bible and then randomly point to a passage, in order to ‘know’ what they should do at some juncture in their lives, and this too is forbidden as ‘fortune telling’.

The basis for ‘how it works’ is synchronicity. Carl Jung had a lot to say about this; and of course, your mileage may vary.

Answer by Yeshua
How Witchcraft Works

John 8:44-45 (NIV) “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire… When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!”

All supernatural power comes, ultimately, from either God or Satan. God gives power to those who believe the truth. To approach God, truth is the cost of entry.
But it is the opposite with Satan, whose nature is deception. Satan gives power to those who believe a lie. Believing the lie is the cost of entry to access Satan’s power. Witchcraft bolsters up the lie with: mystery, pseudo-science, ancient knowledge, new knowledge, etc…. The more absurd the lie, the better. The lie acts as a distracter.
If we mix certain ingredients in a drink… If we eat a special herb… If we arrange candles in a certain configuration… If we stare into a crystal ball… If we turn over Tarot cards… If we “read” the stars… If we speak a certain phrase, or mantra… If we have secret knowledge… If we draw certain symbols… then spiritual forces will come into play.
James 3:15 (NIV) Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil.
Witchcraft starts with a heart of rebellion and works by focusing on a distracter, a lie, which is some technique purported to release power. It is important to have “faith”, to trust in the technique and not God. Believing in lies is an “acceptable sacrifice” to Satan, the father of lies, who honors his children with real power. The irony is, that due to the inherent deceptive basis of witchcraft, the practitioners of it often think they are serving God, while accessing a power from below (earth)–not from above.
For the purpose of this study, we are defining witchcraft as a desire to be a spiritual free agent without submission to God or regard for His word.
1 Samuel 15:23 (NIV) “For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has rejected you…”
Psalms 107:11 (NIV) For they had rebelled against the words of God and despised the counsel of the Most High.

Nehemiah 9:26 (NIV) “But they were disobedient and rebelled against you; they put your law behind their backs. They killed your prophets, who had admonished them in order to turn them back to you; they committed awful blasphemies.”

Does Witchcraft Work?

Even though Satan is usually the furthest thing from the mind, the “father of lies” honors the self-delusion inherent in witchcraft by occasionally releasing power, even doing supernatural miracles for those who have rebelled against God and yet still want to be spiritually effective. By this means, real power can be exerted to achieve health, beauty, enchantment, supernatural sensitivity, “insight” through drugs and experiences, oracles and visions, and the like. In this sense, witchcraft works.
Exodus 7:22 (NIV) But the Egyptian magicians did the same things by their secret arts, and Pharaoh’s heart became hard; he would not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the Lord had said.
Exodus 8:7 (NIV) But the magicians [Jannes and Jambres] did the same things by their secret arts; they also made frogs come up on the land of Egypt.

Witchcraft is characterized by belief in “knowledge from below”, and rejection of “knowledge from above”. In it’s more advanced and powerful stages, delusion and belief in what is clearly not of God is key. Satan’s tacit “deal” is: if you sacrifice truth on his altar, he will give you power for what you want now. But lies are flimsy things to put your trust in…
Exodus 8:18 (NIV) But when the magicians tried to produce gnats by their secret arts, they could not. And the gnats were on men and animals.
Isaiah 47:12 (NIV) “Keep on, then, with your magic spells and with your many sorceries, which you have labored at since childhood. Perhaps you will succeed, perhaps you will cause terror.”13 All the counsel you have received has only worn you out!
Let your astrologers come forward,
those stargazers who make predictions month by month,
let them save you from what is coming upon you.
14 Surely they are like stubble;
the fire will burn them up.
They cannot even save themselves
from the power of the flame.
These are not coals for warmth;
this is not a fire to sit by.
15 That is all they are to you—
these you have dealt with
and labored with since childhood.
All of them go on in their error;
there is not one that can save you.

Answer by Elin
We don’t open the bible and point at a message and that’s our answer. We read the bible to learn how to live, survive, have faith etc. It’s a book full of stories, songs , poems and instructions to inspire our lives.

If you want to have that kind of true experience I’d suggest trying the bible 🙂

Answer by Neat Guy
Tarot cards are a act of divination and nothing more. And they are nothing but evil and will teach you only too do those evil acts for they are a form of witchcraft and it all comes from Satan.-Jesus Christ

Answer by Niecie
To mislead people, the demons use spiritism. The practice of spiritism is involvement with the demons, both in a direct way and through a human medium. The Bible condemns spiritism and warns us to keep free from everything connected with it.

One type of bait used by the demons is divination. What is divination? It is an attempt to find out about the future or about something unknown. Some forms of divination are astrology, the use of tarot cards, crystal gazing, palmistry, and the search for mysterious omens, or signs, in dreams. Although many people think that practicing divination is harmless, the Bible shows that fortune-tellers and wicked spirits work together. For instance, Acts 16:16-18 mentions “a demon of divination” that enabled a girl to practice “the art of prediction.” But she lost this ability when the demon was cast out of her.

Answer by Ideo Fugiet
The origin of tarot is largely unknown but the earliest decks still in existence today were quite clearly expensive decks created for wealthy Christians. It is said that the innocuous card deck of today has it’s roots in the minor arcana cards of tarot with its 4 suits, royalty cards and digits 1 through 10.

In general, tarot today is commonly known for its uses in divination. There are hundreds of forms of divination but they all rely on statistical randomness and the odd sameness of human experience. Whether or not tarot is considered to be “evil” or “witchcraft” would very much depend on the religious training and beliefs of the person expressing the opinion.

Answer by twinkerbell
I have been reading tarot for years, They work for me. as you can see by other peoples comments Christan’s are not very fond of them. As far as how they work it’s a little strange, they don’t actually just lay they future out for you, it changes too much. when you ask a question they kinda combine possible future with your thoughts and will to give you a fuller picture of a situation nothing the cards say is set in stone, but everything they say should be heeded. Another helpful tip don’t just go by what the book says ( usually a deck comes with a book) do research, while the book most likely has wonderful insight into your cards it’s always nice to know other means a card can have. It can get a bit complex though lol

I hope i helped 🙂

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : TAROT CARDS!? WHEN WILL I DIE?!? ?

so me and my friend just fool around with tarot cards, and like i heard their dangerous but i dont believe it… and my friends mom does tarot cards and she told her to never ask when will i die, and i really wanna ask but my friends telling me not to.. should i ask?

Answer by Cheryl E
No, you’d be better off growing up.

Answer by TEH TYME KITTEH =^..^=
we are all already dead, we just dont know it

Answer by Lynn411
hun, dont mess with tarot cards, they are satanic. They will only get you into trouble

Answer by Pancakes R My Business
UMM.. shouldn’t this be in the mythology and folklore section??

Answer by Does Heaven Have a Sportsbook?
Last week, when you conducted that free reading promotion in front of the fundie mega-church, I think that may have been a poor call.

*runs and hides from thrown objects*

Answer by DEATH
grow up taro cards are soo fake

Answer by JP
I’ve used tarot cards, and I can tell you it’s useless to ask because you can never tell who is answering, and you cannot prove them wrong.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Are tarot cards against christianity?

I am a christian and have asked Jesus into my heart, but here recently I have been intrigued by tarot cards. Is it wrong as a christian to meddle in such things? As long as I know my intentions are good and I am not calling on spirits or pretending to be some all knowing prophet, does that make it ok?

Answer by Poohcat1
Thou shall have no other God before me.

So based on my interpretation of that Commandment…I would say that God probably wouldn’t want you to look to anything or anyone but HIM for the answers to your life. However, the decision has to be yours and the issue is between you and God. Only he would know for sure.

Answer by EarthAngel
I see it as depending what kind of Christian u are, some say its bad some practice it. tarot cards are not evil, but beautiful expressions of spiritual realities and the human condition. If u use it for evil, evil will come from it. If u use it for good, good will come from it. They even have Angel tarot cards.

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