It seems the Bible takes a negative attitude towards familiar spirits warning that they are dangerous, deceptive, etc. I tend to agree. What do you think? What are some examples of familiar spirits? What are some activities that can get you in trouble with a familiar spirit? Thanks!
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I do not get where you get this all or nothing concept. And this notion of Christians being perfect is outside any understanding that I know of. But then again it seems you think you are a perfect Christian. That's cool. Confess no error my friend.
eric-- there you go again false accusations. I am not perfect and certainly never professed to be but I do understand the bible and believe it. When proven to be in error I repent . Can you say the same?
I do not use proof for spiritual matters. I love to debate and argue but it is irrelevant to me. My beliefs have never and will never be based on proof. Interpretation of the bible should not be dictated by teachers and preachers like you and me.
Hi Celafoe, a Ouija Board, depending on how it is used, could fall within the jurisdiction of familiar spirits don't you think? I'm choosing your response as best answer. Thanks so much! Thanks much everybody!!
Thanks for answering!
that is not the meaning of a "familiar spirit" according to scripture. those spirits may be fmiliar to the person but a "familiar spirit" is refererring to necromancy, communicating with the dead. Speaking to or for the dead.
It may be a little more complex than that. However, it seems you are closer than I was. Peace.
Thanks much for participating and taking the time!
that is not a scriptural definition , it is a modern false definition. scripturally it involves necromancy.
This is definitely something that happens. The term celaFOE is using is a Hebrew word, 'owb, Strong's 178. It is a kind of spirit that either IS a spirit of the dead, or is used to pose as the dead. IN modern English, familiar spirit is as you say.
Celefoe, I think it has more to do with "dead to God" (as Glynch aludes) It is that spirit portion in us that is not perfectly pure in heart to God. I only know folks like that - that are not perfect. I suppose demonic possession of a portion of us.
eric-- you may think that but that does not make it scripturally correct. It definately refers to speaking to the dead-- necromancy see my comment below strong 178-OT
Thanks for taking the time to answer the question!
Thanks Eric, Like you, do not think Jesus meant to hate your family literally---I think what he meant is to reject the world ---so we agree on this aspect. Thanks for your interest\ing feedback and sorry everyone it has taken me so long respond.