The Bible Answers Short Questions From Our Readers
Plain Truth Staff
"What makes Ouija boards work? Is it all right to own one?" T. J., Lynn, Arkansas
Ouija boards are becoming quite popular as games for family entertainment nowadays. You find them for sale in drugstores, department stores and variety stores. To help answer your question, we quote from a letter we received here at the Headquarters of God's Work: The woman author of the letter writes, "Someone gave my daughter's child a Ouija board. To them it was just a game. One day while [I was] at my daughter's she picked up the board and we began to ask it things and we were having a lot of fun. So she asked, 'Is my husband going to give me a new car this New Year?' Answer: 'No.' We laughed about it a lot and asked the same question over and over with the same negative answer. Finally she laughed and said, 'Do you hate me?' "Answer: 'Yes.' "Question: 'What's your name?' "Answer: 'Death.' At this we were flabbergasted so I began asking questions. "Question: 'Where do you get your power?' "Answer: 'Satan.' "Question: 'How far does your power go?' "Answer: 'To the Blood of the Lamb.'" This woman continues to relate her experience: "At that I quit. Later a girl was at the house. She was (the daughter of a minister of a particular church) but a very worldly one. She wanted to try the board. "Question: 'Who are you?' "Answer: 'I am your Lord and Master. You invited my presence. I will be your death... Believe in me. Do not fear my power. Now it is yours.' The needle raced across the board so fast for this young lady it took two of us to keep the letters down and separate the letters to form words. "Question: 'How do you manifest your power?' "Answer: 'I am providing sonnets of truth from my source "Question: 'How did I invite you?' "Answer: 'An open mind is my habitation. Do not fear me. I am the only answer. In your weakened spirit you are already mine.' "At this the girl threw the board across the room and left the house without saying another word. My daughter picked up the Ouija board and broke it up and threw it in the garbage." Others who have used these Ouija boards have had similar experiences when they asked spiritual questions. This same woman relates that a neighbor had a Ouija board and asked, "Are you a devil?" It replied, "Yes, I am a very powerful and sure devil." Examples like these prove beyond doubt that there is SUPERNATURAL INFLUENCE behind these boards. They are definitely NOT just "children's toys"! What does the living, true GOD say about seeking information from Ouija boards? Notice your Bible answer: "When they tell you to consult mediums and ghosts that cheep and gibber in low murmurs, ask them if a nation should not rather consult its God. Say, 'Why consult the dead on behalf of the living? Consult the Message and the Counsel of God!'" (See Isaiah 8:19, "Moffatt".) God says DON'T fool around with such so-called "toys." Playing with them is playing around with the wicked spirits which joined Satan in his rebellion against God aeons ago. God classifies those who play with Ouija boards — or take LSD trips — with those who consult mediums, who deal in witchcraft and sorcery, who deal with "familiar spirits." Those who do so are an abomination to the Lord GOD — Lev. 19:26; Deut. 18:9-14. Don't ever take chances by opening up your mind to the influence of outside "spiritual powers" that want to possess your mind.