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I shudder when bereaved people say they have turned to a spiritualist church and are getting comfort. I know how wrong it is and dangerous. 

Should i say something? I feel i as a Christian i should but how? 

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7 minutes ago, Melinda12 said:

I shudder when bereaved people say they have turned to a spiritualist church and are getting comfort. I know how wrong it is and dangerous. 

Should i say something? I feel i as a Christian i should but how? 

I'd pray that the Lord would open doors...eyes...and a heart.

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10 hours ago, Melinda12 said:

I shudder when bereaved people say they have turned to a spiritualist church and are getting comfort. I know how wrong it is and dangerous. 

Should i say something? I feel i as a Christian i should but how? 

Of course, since the person is bereaved, you need to speak very gently and with wisdom to them about this.   But you can say something like do you know that God forbids communicating with the dead?    This is for our protection as there can be evil spirits that will impersonate our deceased loved ones in order to draw us into something that the Lord forbids.  Instead of attending a spiritualist "church", encourage them to pour their hurting hearts out to the Lord.

 

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I have a suggestion. When you hear or see the words 'spiritualist church', rename them in your mind as 'a demonic spirit church'.

I have walked by them and if you happen upon one of them, pray to The Only Wise God, our Savior. Sadly, it seems that the 'churches' near me are ineffectual and this generation does not know very much about spiritual things. They are easy to hoodwink since they do not have the Words of the Lord in their minds.

You have only to read a few posts on a site like this to see that few are grounded in the Works and Words of our Lord Yeshua (Jesus). Yeshua means 'Yahweh is Salvation'.

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14 hours ago, Melinda12 said:

I shudder when bereaved people say they have turned to a spiritualist church and are getting comfort. I know how wrong it is and dangerous. 

Should i say something? I feel i as a Christian i should but how? 

My take. Christianity is about salvation from death after this incredibly brief period in this body. Spiritualist churches WILL bring you temporary comfort in as much as a bottle of Jack Daniels, or a joint will as well. It's all in the head. 

Personally, I'd offer such people a copy of Ecclesiastes as a guide for life outside of the Saving Grace of God. Then a copy of John. 

And let the chips fall where they may.

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4 hours ago, Debp said:

Of course, since the person is bereaved, you need to speak very gently and with wisdom to them about this.   But you can say something like do you know that God forbids communicating with the dead?    This is for our protection as there can be evil spirits that will impersonate our deceased loved ones in order to draw us into something that the Lord forbids.  Instead of attending a spiritualist "church", encourage them to pour their hurting hearts out to the Lord.

 

does this including asking those already in heaven to intercede for us in prayer? I know a Catholic, who I am trying to talk things through with, and she prays to Mary and the Saints.

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15 hours ago, Melinda12 said:

I shudder when bereaved people say they have turned to a spiritualist church and are getting comfort. I know how wrong it is and dangerous. 

Should i say something? I feel i as a Christian i should but how? 

Yes most definitely.  They need to know that those are mediums and that psychics & mediumship is in truth a practice of summoning deceiving spirits not the individual's soul but what is called , familiar spirits/ impersonator demons.  Show them in the Bible that people's souls do not have the ability to travel around & that God forbids us from going to fortune tellers etc....for our own good so we don't get deceived and caught up by this false spiritual deception. 

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3 hours ago, maryjayne said:

does this including asking those already in heaven to intercede for us in prayer? I know a Catholic, who I am trying to talk things through with, and she prays to Mary and the Saints.

Yes it does .     THIER is only ONE NAME in heaven who intercedes on our behalf .    THAT is the name we pray IN .     Let no man , woman , child  , pope  , teacher , bird

angel , spirit , plant or anything say OTHERWISE .    YOU LOVED MJ.    YOU ARE .     But we pray to GOD ALONE in JESUS NAME .      NOW be encouraged .   simple truth

oh but what joy it is .  

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7 hours ago, maryjayne said:

does this including asking those already in heaven to intercede for us in prayer? I know a Catholic, who I am trying to talk things through with, and she prays to Mary and the Saints.

I agree with Frienduff....Point out to your friend that Jesus said we should pray in His name, John 16:23, John 14:13-14.   Also, the Bible says Jesus alone is our advocate.

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13 hours ago, maryjayne said:

does this including asking those already in heaven to intercede for us in prayer? I know a Catholic, who I am trying to talk things through with, and she prays to Mary and the Saints.

MJ, ...Mary did not ascend to Heaven, her spirit is with the Lord, ...Jesus on the Cross told John to take care of His mother, John moved to Ephesus and built a house for her and her decayed body is buried there, ...it's a familiar tourist site.

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