What the Bible says about Spiritualism Quiz

Check your knowledge about what the Bible says about Spiritualism

  1. Does the Bible teach that there are spirit beings? Heb. 1:7.

  2. Spirits being angels, how many classes are there of them? Two, the good and the evil.

  3. Do both classes communicate with mankind? Yes. Good (Heb. 1:14; Judges 13:3-21); evil (2 Cor. 11:14; Matt. 25:41; 1 Peter 5:8).

  4. What is Spiritualism? "The belief that the spirits of the dead in various ways communicate with and manifest their presence to men, usually through the agency of a person called a medium." - Standard Dictionary. Note 1.

  5. Can the dead return to communicate with the living? Job 7:10; Eccl. 9:5, 6; Psa. 146:4. Note 2.

  6. Does the Bible recognise that there are lying spirits? 1 Kings 22:22. Note 3.

  7. To whom do all lying spirits belong? John 8:44.

  8. What power do Satan and his angels possess? 2 Cor. 11:14, 15.

  9. What comes to those who give heed to these lying spirits? Lev. 19:31.

  10. What phases of spirit work are named? Deut. 18:10, 11. Note 4.

  11. How does the Lord regard all these things? Deut. 18:12.

  12. Whose children are they who use sorcery? Acts 13:8-10.

  13. Will any such go into the kingdom? Rev. 21:8; 22:14, 15.

  14. Have people been saved from these deceptions? Acts 8:9-11; 16:16-18.

  15. What promise may be ours? 2 Cor. 6:17, 18.

Note 1. - "Anything new which cannot be squared with the old is in its nature false. Anything new which is thoroughly consistent with what has gone before may be true. Now Spiritism is ipso facto inconsistent with Christianity and with its predecessor, Judaism, because it inculcates what was forbidden to Judaism - traffic with the dead. It is therefore a false form of belief." - P. W. Thompson, M.A. in "The Problem of Spiritism."

Note 2. - "When a man dies his soul does not go out of existence; it is separated from the body. Existence goes on just as well without the body. I am convinced about that. I do not think there is any loss of individuality or personality, memory or affection." - Sir Oliver Lodge in an address on "Spiritualism."
The Bible on the other hand says: "He fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not." Job 14:2.

Note 3. - "Evil spirits, in the beginning created sinless, were equal in nature, power, and glory with the holy beings that are now God's messengers. But fallen through sin, they are leagued together for the dishonour of God and the destruction of men." - E. G. White in "Great Controversy."

Note 4. - "The phenomenal aspect of modern Spiritualism reproduces all essential principles of the magic, witchcraft, and sorcery of the past. The same powers are involved, the same intelligences are operating." - F. F. Morse in "Practical Occultism."

Note: This quiz is based on "Fundamentals of the Seventh-day Adventist Faith", 1941, British Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Watford, Bible Study No. 21, "Spiritualism".

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