The Christian bible forbids necromancy, astrology and various forms of occult divination as practices that cultivate trust in dark and adversarial powers.
Isaiah 8:19-20 read:
“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? 20 To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”
Everyone is curious and sometimes fearful about the future, and most inherently know that there are probably dimensions outside our ability to regularly contact.
The Bible reveals that there are evil powers at work in some of those realms that seek to contact, influence and even control humans. Part of the ministry of Jesus on Earth revolved around disassociating and untangling those possessions and teaching people how to live free from spirit appeasement and fear.
Placing the unknown future into the hands of a self-revealed, sovereign God is part of biblical faith and healthy spirituality. Disciples of Jesus learn to trust God with tomorrow, our loved ones who have died and the temptation to know more than is wise.
Today with its test, trials, temptations, opportunities and joys is the primary boundary of kingdom living. The eternals are the realm and concern of God.
I am Frederick Christian Blauer IV, but I go by Eric, it sounds less like a megalomaniac but still hints at my Scandinavian destiny of coastal conquest and ultimate rule. I have accumulated a fair number of titles: son, brother, husband, father, pastor, writer, artist and a few other more colorful titles by my fanged fans. I am a lover of story be it heard, read or watched in all beauty, gory or glory. I write and speak as an exorcist or poltergeist, splashing holy water, spilling wine and breaking bread between the apocalypse and a sleeping baby. I am possessed by too many words and they get driven out like wild pigs and into the waters of my blog at www.fcb4.tumblr.com. I work as a pastor at Jacob’s Well Church (www.jacobswellspokane.com) across the tracks on ‘that’ side of town. I follow Christ in East Central Spokane among saints, sinners, angels, demons, crime, condoms, chaos, beauty, goodness and powerful weakness. I have more questions than answers, grey hairs than brown, fat than muscle, fire than fireplace and experience more love from my wife, family and friends than a man should be blessed with in one lifetime.
Well this is going to put a damper on my plans to join Evil Necromancer school!
So I suppose Hogwarts is out of the question too?