Can a Christian use an Ouija board?

No, a Christian should never use a Ouija board. A Ouija Board (pronounced weegee) is a device used by people in their attempt to contact the spiritual realm in order to obtain answers or guidance. This is an occultic method of attempting to gain knowledge and is a door to demonic oppression. "Ouija" is a copyrighted term used by Parker Brothers Company since that is the company that produced the "game." To use the board, members place their fingertips on the slider and ask a question. Then miraculously the slider will move and point to various letters and numbers in order to get an answer. This method, again, is occultic. It is forbidden by Scripture for Christians to participate in such things.

The Bible does not use the term "occult." Instead, it uses the terms "sorcery" and "divination."

  • Lev. 19:26, "You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor practice divination or soothsaying."
  • Deut. 18:10, "There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer,"
  • 2 Kings 17:17, "Then they made their sons and their daughters pass through the fire, and practiced divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking Him."
  • 2 Kings 21:6, "And he made his son pass through the fire, practiced witchcraft and used divination, and dealt with mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord provoking Him to anger."
  • 2 Chron. 33:6, "And he made his sons pass through the fire in the valley of Ben-hinnom; and he practiced witchcraft, used divination, practiced sorcery, and dealt with mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking Him to anger."
  • Gal. 5:17-21, "For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. 19 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, 21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you just as I have forewarned you that those who practice such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God."
  • Rev. 9:21, "and they did not repent of their murders nor of their sorceries nor of their immorality nor of their thefts."

Therefore, it should be quite clear that the Christian is not to participate in any type of sorcery or divination. Using the Ouija board is exactly that. So, it is wrong for a Christian to use the Ouija board.




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