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SPIRITUALISM IS THERE NOBODY THERE?
 
Spiritualism, is communication with the dead. You can do it yourself or you can get a medium to do it for you at a séance or what they prefer to call it nowadays, a sitting.

Spiritualism contains the same blunders that magic does and is condemned by them.
  
Christianity has taken the stance that spiritualism is communion with devils who masquerade as the departed. If it is then Christianity communicates with worse because when the demons are so eager to give sweetie messages that tell us to be happy and do good to earn a nice niche in the afterlife how can Christians be confident that their own religion is true? Spiritualism would be a better religion to believe in for it says revelation happens now while what all Christians can do is get it second-hand or third hand or whatever but not first-hand from men who died thousands of years ago and who taught doctrines that reason recoils from.

Did the spirits say that they will not tell us who serial killers are or how to cure cancer because we are here to struggle and make sacrifices? But if that is true then they would have stopped the world from progressing for the worse it is the better. Some say we need to be punished. The spirits have not realised that there is no free will. The inability of Spiritualists to give any truly productive information betrays that they are not really psychic.

The Greater World Association was formed by Winifred Moyes who claimed that a spirit named Zodiac spoke through her. He revealed the principles of Christian Spiritualism. It believes nearly everything about Jesus that Orthodox Christians believe. But most spirits reject Christianity. Many believe that there are different religions in Heaven. But how could a departed spirit believe in the Catholic Church or the Bible when both of these tell it that men die once and after that are destined for Heaven to be with God forever or hell to be without him forever? Are these spirits hypocrites and liars?

If they are good then why don’t they get mediums to convert the world? The spirits preach tolerance that is really just indifference.

The spirits say we can keep in touch with them by purifying our hearts so that they are full of love and then by seeking messages either through some device like a swinging pendulum or in our dreams or in a state of light trance in which thoughts from them can be picked up. If we do not fill ourselves with love we risk communing with an evil spirit. But there is no use pretending that we are perfectly loving. No matter how much good we do it is true that we can have done better. Who needs mediums if the departed can talk to us in our dreams? And why do they keep bereaved people who are desperate for a message from their departed loved one in grief until they find a medium? These beings are not demons or spirits but in the imagination.

The Greater World has no time for physical mediumship. It only approves of mental mediumship in which the spirit puts its thoughts in your mind. It reckons that the physical type is just for show and will attract bad spirits for that reason. The other type is for comfort and edification and attracts good spirits. This is unacceptable because first of all you could get the comfort and edification in a more subtle way. You could simply open yourself to the power that gives you good feelings and wisdom without receiving messages or hearing voices. So you shouldn’t need mediums. So mental mediumship is as much showmanship as physical mediumship. The advantage in banning physical mediumship is that it ends the pressure to perform physical proofs of the afterlife which is a good thing when they are not possible. One would think that physical proofs should be as much comfort and edification as mental mediumship.

Rescue work is what is done by Spiritualists to persuade a bad spirit to stop disturbing people. They explain that such beings usually are unaware that they are dead. As if you wouldn’t know you were dead when you find yourself able to pass through walls and yourself talking to your wife who doesn’t even know you are there! These spirits need to be told that they are dead and that there are spirits waiting to take care of them and take them to the Other Side, the world of the departed. Bt if there are such great spirits then why can’t they deal with the spirit themselves? Why trouble the medium? We cannot believe that rescue work really does what it is supposed to do. Demons would not do something so silly for it is so unreasonable that nobody can genuinely believe in it. The demons would know that it could only lead to the ridicule of Spiritualism than anything else.

If the spirits were demons they would try to be more convincing in order to destroy good religion.

If the spirits were real spirits they could be more consistent and honest.

The spirits are just figments of the imagination.

Spiritualists try to get around the Bible prohibitions of Spiritualism. There are a number of condemnations of it in the Law. They can’t say that its fraudulent or bad mediums who were banned for the Law never condones the activities of the good mediums or says that it only means that only evil mediums should be illegal. The Bible makes no distinction between good and bad mediums. Mediums are just mediums and all are condemned.

The Church says that “people seeing angels and spirits in the Bible is no indication that Spiritualism is permitted because these beings appeared without being summoned unlike spiritualism. Mediums may have spontaneous experiences but the other experiences are summoned at least indirectly. It is the mediums’ power that is causing the experiences and not God’s as it is in the Bible.” But all mediums say their power is a gift from God. They say they only open up their minds to hear any message any spirit wants to give and it is up to the spirits if they want to communicate. The religious version of the medium, eg, the Charismatic Christian who looks for messages from the Holy Spirit at meetings or the person who purifies his or her life in order to receive guidance from the Lord, are no different. We conclude that the Bible totally contradicts itself on spiritual communication. What the mediums ban is really about is just preserving Moses’ status quo at the expense of those who have as much or more right than him to be considered to be prophets.

The Bible does not say that the Witch of Endor called up Samuel from the dead to speak with Saul. It says she tried to call him up and he appeared which could mean that she had no power to do it but it was God who made Samuel appear to her. She was shocked when she saw the apparition probably meaning that she was not used to this happening and it had been the first time.

The Bible says that mediums are to be put to death which implies that there is no such thing as a good Spiritualist. If there is a Devil then a Spiritualist must be consciously aware that it is he who is working through her or him whether it be by doing miracles or guiding her or him in trickery.

Jesus said that one rising from the dead to warn the living would do no good when they won’t be convinced by the Law and the Prophets. By implication he was rejecting Spiritualism for he was saying the Law and the Prophets were enough. He was a fine one to talk for he gave no proof that when he made “God” speak and Moses and Elijah appear to the three apostles that this was a divine and not mediumistic enterprise. When he allegedly rose from the dead he gave no evidence that it was really a deception carried out by mediumistic powers. He never even tried to refute this possibility. The Victorian medium, Florence Cook who raised Katie King from the dead has never been proven to have been a fraud. The resurrection of Katie King at séances is more convincing than the resurrection of Jesus Christ. At least we know more about the witnesses and it all comes down to testimony at the end of the day.
 
It is sometimes claimed that mediums don't contact the dead but contact those who have shed their bodies. Their bodies have died but they are alive! We are all one being in many bodies so when someone who has "died" comes through a medium, the medium is merely experiencing her or his existence as this "other" person. Genuine mediumship may perhaps be rare - but it does not verify that the dead can communicate with the living. It verifies that at some level we are all the same being. To dismiss all mediums as frauds is unfair and would involve accepting some bizarre and unlikely conspiracy theories. Leonora Piper was the most honest known medium ever and her abilities proved that mediumship is at least sometimes real.
 
If the ones we call departed need to communicate with us, they will not need a medium to do it. Piper can be suspect for the simple reason that she was a medium and got money for it. Some claim that after a bereavement, it is possible to wake one morning and see the sun shining in and feel the loving presence of the person who has left their body forever. They feel that the healing we experience is a message. If so, then why go to a person who may be a fraud or deluded? Your dear ones wouldn't want you to take such a chance!
 
Conclusion
 
Spiritualism doesn’t prove life after death even if it can manage miracles or supernatural feats. Christianity is happy to say that. And yet it says its own miracles prove Christianity to be true.