Example #3 is as follows: http://www.astrostar.com/Divination-Psychic.htm
Divination Without Being Psychic By Shen Gerald
When we think about spiritual inquiring and divination, we often think that one needs to be psychic in order to do so. Well, that is not true.
If one is not psychic, how does one clarify spiritual-based queries about oneself? There are two methods that I know of, namely Applied Kinesiology and Pendulum Reading.
Using Applied Kinesiology or Muscle testing, it is possible to ask our own body and the soul/ mind questions and get ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ responses. Applied Kinesiology works by gauging the reaction of certain muscle after asking the intended question. A strong response from the muscle means a ‘Yes’, while a ‘No’ will elicit a weak reaction. Uncertainty to a question will also yield a ‘No’ or weak response.
Farther down on the website they write:
Well, these are the tools for divination and spiritual inquiry that doesn’t need one to be psychic. In fact, one will be surprised at the ease of performing these divinations.
Personally, I find it offensive to think that Satan has pulled-one-over on so many unsuspecting individuals. I want no part of his deceptions and I believe other sincere Christians feel the same way. As Christians, we are held accountable for the biblical truths we know. And with that in mind, I believe it is wise to pray for discernment, question, and study to find answers when a flag pops up in our mind or our spiritual radar bell goes off. Colossians 2:8 says:
“8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.”
The examples given above should be enough to realize that while sincere people who do not identify with practicing Wicca, New Age, or seeking psychic inquiry may practice muscle testing, perhaps they do not realize the source from whence it comes? Divination is expressly forbidden by the Bible and is a method for connecting with evil spirits. It may work, but it is a doorway to the occult and whether one realizes it or not, it relies on mystical, spiritual forces to obtain the answers.
How is it that Wiccans and New Age believers use muscle testing and other forms of divination as part of their craft while professing christians, chiropractors, naturopaths, and many others also use it effectively for their designated purpose?
If (Wicca/New Age/Psychics) openly identify it as “divination,” can we simply give it another name and thereby change what it actually is? Because we may be ignorant of how it works, does that change the source of the power that makes it work?
would submit that we must remain conscious of the fact that: “we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12) The Bible entreats us to: “Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.” (Psalm 34:14)
I closing, please see a few scripture references on divination that show how strongly the Bible speaks against using it.
Deuteronomy 18:10-12 KJV
18:10 There shall not be found among you [any one] that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, [or] that useth divination, [or] an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, 18:11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 18:12 For all that do these things [are] an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
Leviticus 19:26, NIV “Do not practice divination or sorcery.” (It is prohibited by God)
Ezekiel 12: 24-25, KJV 12:24 For there shall be no more any vain vision nor flattering divination within the house of Israel.
12:25 For I [am] the LORD: I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass; it shall be no more prolonged: for in your days, O rebellious house, will I say the word, and will perform it, saith the Lord GOD.
II Kings 17:16-18, KJV 17:16 And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made them molten images, [even] two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.
17:17 And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
17:18 Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah only.
The Bible teaches that: “God winks” at what we do not understand, but once it is made clear, we are to live in accordance to His principles and truth. He loves us more than we can understand. He only wants to protect us from things that will separate us from Him.
Please do not be fooled by muscle testing and other holistic healing practices that utilize the body’s supposed innate wisdom and ability to self-correct health problems. They are built on a wrong foundation rooted in the occult. Christians are to steer clear of these methods—understanding they are not relying on God’s power for their results. Ultimately, we will be lead astray. It is never safe to dabble with the occult, even a little. It is Satan’s playground.
May God guide you and give you spiritual wisdom and discernment to avoid these pitfalls. We are promised: “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” (James 4:8 New King James Version)