Tarot, Religion and the Bible

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Many people have asked the question are Tarot Cards and Tarot card readings against the rules of certain religions. Below are some of the key passages in the Bible that relate to divination (fortune telling or the practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by supernatural means). Some of the passages also relate to witchcraft and speaking with the dead (clairvoyance).

Tarot Card the WorldFrom the passages below the Bible makes it very clear that divination and many other forms of working with spirits is not acceptable. Although the words 'Tarot' and 'Tarot Cards' do not appear directly in the Bible they are often used as a form of seeking knowledge and sometimes fortune telling. For this reason it is not the cards themselves that are seen to be offensive, but what they are actually used for, i.e. divination.

Therefore by virtue of what is written in the Bible it would appear that using Tarot Cards for playing games like a normal pack of cards is fine. Enjoying the beauty of and the imagery of Tarot cards is fine and understanding their imagery and each tarot card meanings is also fine.

However using Tarot Cards to divine information and to tell the future is not viewed as acceptable according to what is written in the Bible. A good analogy would be owning a knife. As long as a knife is properly used and not used to hurt or maim anyone then that is fine. However if that same knife is used to hurt someone, then not only is that seen as a sin it is also a crime. In the same way owning and appreciating a deck of Tarot cards would appear to be acceptable, using them for divination purposes is not. Therefore before contemplating Tarot as a hobby, career or means of fortune telling, then, for religious reasons it may be worth considering the following:

Tarot and The Bible

* Leviticus 19:31
1769 King James Version.
Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I [am] the LORD your God.

* Leviticus 20:6
1769 King James Version.
And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.

* Leviticus 20:27
1769 King James Version.
A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood [shall be] upon them.

* Deuteronomy 18:9
1769 King James Version.
When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.

* Deuteronomy 18:10
1769 King James Version.
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,

* Deuteronomy 18:11
1769 King James Version.
Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

* Deuteronomy 18:12
1769 King James Version.
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.

* Deuteronomy 18:13
1769 King James Version.
Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.

* 1 Chronicles 10:13
1769 King James Version.
So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, [even] against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking [counsel] of [one that had] a familiar spirit, to enquire [of it].

* 1 Samuel 28:3
1769 King James Version.
Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel had lamented him, and buried him in Ramah, even in his own city. And Saul had put away those that had familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land.

* 1 Samuel 28:7
1769 King James Version.
Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and enquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, [there is] a woman that hath a familiar spirit at Endor.

* 1 Samuel 28:8
1769 King James Version.
And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment, and he went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me [him] up, whom I shall name unto thee.

* 1 Samuel 28:9
1769 King James Version.
And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land: wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to die?

* 2 Kings 21:6
1769 King James Version.
And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to provoke [him] to anger.

* 2 Kings 23:24
1769 King James Version.
Moreover the [workers with] familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD.

* 2 Chronicles 33:6
1769 King James Version.
And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

* Isaiah 8:19
1769 King James Version.
And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?

* Isaiah 19:3
1769 King James Version.
And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.

* Jeremiah 27:9
1769 King James Version.
Therefore hearken not ye to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreamers, nor to your enchanters, nor to your sorcerers, which speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon:

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