Psychics vs. Biblical Prophets: What's the Difference? Are they Real? Do Prophets Still Exist Today?
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What’s the difference between psychic mediumship and prophecy? That’s a question former medium Jenn Nizza asks on this episode of the “Ex-Psychic Saved Podcast,” sitting down with Pastor Jim Osman to break it all down.
Osman started by differentiating between those pretending to be able to engage in divination — the process of seeking information about the future through supernatural means — and those who receive such information through genuine evil.
While some are frauds, he said not everyone falls under that category. Some people truly are receiving communications from the demonic.
“The Bible does warn against mediums and spiritists and divination and all kinds of connections with the occult and the spiritual realm in the Old Testament as well as in the New Testament,” Osman said. “And the Bible warns about it because the connection that people who are psychics have is a very real connection to a very real thing. There is a real spiritual realm.”
As the pastor noted, this is a realm Christians are told to avoid at all costs, labeling these forces as “deceptive” and “demonic.” He said these forces have the ability to influence and bring information into the human realm, using mediums and spirits for that purpose.
These psychics and others might believe they are connecting with God or even “gods” but he said they have “no idea what they’re playing with.”
As for prophets, Osman said the Bible is clear these individuals have existed, differentiating them from psychics by the source of the information they received.
“There are genuine prophets in the Old Testament and in the New Testament times,” he said. “I don't believe that there are genuine prophets today in the biblical sense, but those people who did speak for God in the Old Testament and the New Testament had prophetic abilities because they were vehicles or instruments of revelation that God gave regarding the future, sometimes just simply applying truth in the lives of the people.”
Osman wasn’t done there either, offering another line to try and explain the difference between psychics and prophets: “A prophet is one who speaks from God. A psychic would be one who speaks for the devil, or is giving you information that comes from the spiritual realm that is not from God.”
He and Nizza also addressed modern-day claims of prophecy, explaining potential theories on what they believe could be unfolding. Osman made his view clear there’s no need for new prophetic information to be uttered in the modern era.
“Everything that you need is given to you in scripture,” he said. Listen to this fascinating conversation.
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