Counsels on spiritualism

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M.W. Dodd, 1859 - Spiritualism - 27 pages
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Page 3 - 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 ? To the law and to the testimony : if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
Page 3 - 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, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 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.
Page 3 - 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.
Page 14 - Selfish, intolerant, malicious, and delighting in human suffering upon earth? they continue the same, for a while at least, in their spirit-home ; and having, in common with others, the power of reaching mankind through this newly-developed instrumentality, they use it for the gratification of their predominant propensities, with even less regard than they had on earth for the suffering that they inflict on others. Sometimes it is, with a clearly-marked purpose of evil, avowed with a hardihood which...
Page 14 - When spirits begin to speak with man, he must beware lest he believe them in anything ; for they say almost anything; things are fabricated by them, and they lie ; for if they were permitted to relate what heaven is, and how things are in the heavens, they would tell so many lies, and indeed with solemn affirmation, that man would be astonished; wherefore, when spirits were speaking, I was not permitted to have faith in the things which they related. For they are extremely fond of fabricating.
Page 13 - The best that can be said of them is, that they are befooled by their own fancies, and the victims of distempered brains and ill habits of body.
Page 19 - I hardly know where to begin ; for there is scarcely a well-established principle in science which has not, at one time or another, been called in question by the spirits.

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