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Vision Church of Atlanta adds psychic medium to ministerial staff

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  1. Rob_BW

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    The Vision Church of Atlanta, Georgia, a progressive congregation, has added a psychic medium who claims to commune with the dead to their staff.

    Lakara Foster, who holds a doctorate of ministry from The Interdenominational Theological Center, is now a licensed minister at The Vision Church of Atlanta, Rolling Out reported. She is also the creator and star of the YouTube series “The Gift,” which she argues God told her to do. It follows her life as a medium, minister, and spiritual teacher.

    “God told me to do the show. Honestly, I was reluctant at first because I felt very vulnerable and thought I would get a lot of pushback and negative feedback being a minister and a medium. I thought people wouldn’t understand but I knew I still had to do it. I knew I had been called to do it. When I asked God, ‘Why this gift? Why not singing? God said, ‘I promised my people eternal life. How will my people know that I’ve kept promise if you don’t demonstrate your gift?’” she told Rolling Out.

    Foster argues that psychic mediumship should be included among the spiritual gifts of the modern Church because James 1:17 teaches that “every good and perfect gift is from above.”

    Vision Church of Atlanta adds psychic medium to ministerial staff | The Christian Post
     
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    I would RUN!!
     
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    maybe they read the thread on here where people were saying dreams and visions are still happening. People claimed special abilities are still happening to them.What is the difference?
     
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    The pastor of Vision Church is an active homosexual living w another man and adoptive children per the church website

    Totally apostate IMO
     
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    Oh its god alright just not the GOD of the Bible!... Talking to the dead?... This gift didn't come from above, it came from below... Vision?... NO!... A Nightmare!... Brother Glen:Sick
     
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  6. MartyF

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    Tons.

    Dreams and visions happen to you, they aren't something you do.

    Numbers 12:6-8 NLT
    And the LORD said to them, “Now listen to what I say: “If there were prophets among you, I, the LORD, would reveal myself in visions. I would speak to them in dreams. [7] But not with my servant Moses. Of all my house, he is the one I trust. [8] I speak to him face to face, clearly, and not in riddles! He sees the LORD as he is. So why were you not afraid to criticize my servant Moses?”

    There are also ways to tell the prophets from false ones.

    Deuteronomy 18:21-22 NLT
    “But you may wonder, ‘How will we know whether or not a prophecy is from the LORD?’ [22] If the prophet speaks in the LORD’s name but his prediction does not happen or come true, you will know that the LORD did not give that message. That prophet has spoken without my authority and need not be feared.

    A medium claims to speak with the dead.

    There are multiple problems with this.

    1. The Bible specifically forbids it.

    Leviticus 19:31 NLT
    “Do not defile yourselves by turning to mediums or to those who consult the spirits of the dead. I am the LORD your God.

    Leviticus 20:6 NLT
    “I will also turn against those who commit spiritual prostitution by putting their trust in mediums or in those who consult the spirits of the dead. I will cut them off from the community.

    Leviticus 20:27 NLT
    “Men and women among you who act as mediums or who consult the spirits of the dead must be put to death by stoning. They are guilty of a capital offense.”

    Deuteronomy 18:9-12 NLT
    “When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, be very careful not to imitate the detestable customs of the nations living there. [10] For example, never sacrifice your son or daughter as a burnt offering. And do not let your people practice fortune-telling, or use sorcery, or interpret omens, or engage in witchcraft, [11] or cast spells, or function as mediums or psychics, or call forth the spirits of the dead. [12] Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD. It is because the other nations have done these detestable things that the LORD your God will drive them out ahead of you.

    2 Kings 21:6 NLT
    Manasseh also sacrificed his own son in the fire. He practiced sorcery and divination, and he consulted with mediums and psychics. He did much that was evil in the LORD’s sight, arousing his anger.

    2 Kings 23:24-25 NLT
    Josiah also got rid of the mediums and psychics, the household gods, the idols, and every other kind of detestable practice, both in Jerusalem and throughout the land of Judah. He did this in obedience to the laws written in the scroll that Hilkiah the priest had found in the LORD’s Temple. [25] Never before had there been a king like Josiah, who turned to the LORD with all his heart and soul and strength, obeying all the laws of Moses. And there has never been a king like him since.

    Isaiah 8:19 NLT
    Someone may say to you, “Let’s ask the mediums and those who consult the spirits of the dead. With their whisperings and mutterings, they will tell us what to do.” But shouldn’t people ask God for guidance? Should the living seek guidance from the dead?

    2. 1. Harry Houdini had shown that all mediums in his lifetime are frauds. So they are encouraging con artists to rip-off grieving families.
     
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    this would seem strange to me even if it were coming out of Babylon Bee.
     
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    Ever read any ML-J Tony?
     
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