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Divination – What does the Bible mean by divination?

This term may be briefly defined as “heathen magic.” It should also be understood as something that stands in contrast to divine miracles.

Unlike modern magicians who rely upon “sleight of hand,” divination was an attempt to reach out to and supernatural (and evil) powers. This type of activity was repeatedly condemned by Old Testament writers Lev. 19:26, 31; 20:6; Isa. 8:19; Jer. 27:9), and God said it was a capital crime (Ex. 22:18; Lev. 20:27).

Find the truth about God and become a New Testament Christian. Find out more about New Testament Christianity by running some Internet searches for “church of Christ” and “churches of Christ.” You may also want to visit http://www.abiblecommentary.com for Bible study information.

Remember, in order to be saved and enjoy all God’s blessings (not the least of which is salvation), a person must have faith (Jn. 8:24), be willing to repent (Lk. 13:3), and after confessing Christ as Lord, the final step is water baptism (Rom. 6:3; 1 Cor. 12:13; 1 Pet. 3:20-21). Bible baptism is by immersion only (“burial,” Rom. 6:4), and once it is done, heaven puts that person “into Christ” (Gal. 3:27; Rom. 6:3). After proper baptism a person has their sins forgiven (Acts 2:38).

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