Question: In Christianity, are tarot cards evil?
Since I have become a Christian I won't even touch my tarot cards. I think they are "of the dark" and not what God wants.
Or does it matter?
The Church was losing money when playing cards and tarot cards were created so they preached that it was a sin to play cards to get people to stop playing.
Originally tarot cards were meant to be purchased as an addition to "normal" playing cards so more complex games could be played by the rich.
How about the three wise men who used the stars to find baby Jesus? And the prophecy that a Messiah will be born at a certain time? Is that some kind of astrology (for the stars) and some kind of prediction? After all, the stars are God's creation be bad?
get rid of them, best bet to burn them. God wants you to get rid of your old evil items.
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In any religion --- whether those religions acknowledge it or not --- tarot cards are detestable to Jehovah God and they are not from him; if they are not from Jehovah God and his standards, then who are they from? They are from the devil, and what does the devil represent? Evil. From such things we [ALL] should steer clear.
Leviticus 19: 26
"YOU must eat nothing along with blood. YOU must not look for omens, and YOU must not practice magic".
Deuteronomy 18: 9 - 13
There should not be found in you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, anyone who employs divination, a practicer of magic or anyone who looks for omens or a sorcerer, or one who binds others with a spell or anyone who consults a spirit medium or a professional foreteller of events or anyone who inquires of the dead. For everybody doing these things is something detestable to Jehovah, and on account of these detestable things Jehovah your God is driving them away from before you. You should prove yourself faultless with Jehovah your God.
Acts 18: 18 - 19
And many of those who had become believers would come and confess and report their practices openly. Indeed, quite a number of those who practiced magical arts brought their books together and burned them up before everybody. And they calculated together the prices of them and found them worth fifty thousand pieces of silver.
I completley disagree because King Sodom was a sourcer. He practiced magic and he is in the bible.
You are right...keep seeking!! : )
9 When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. 10 Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in [a] the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, 11 or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. 12 Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD, and because of these detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you. 13 You must be blameless before the LORD your God.
It is interesting that the Christian opposition to Tarot cards is fairly recent, beginning only with tarot's association with the occult towards the end of the 18th century - prior to that, tarot was seen as nothing more than a card game.
The Christian church may be missing a trick with this because the joke is on the occultists. I'll explain...
Tarot cards were created in the mid 15th century for the Milanese court. They comprised of a standard pack of Latin suited playing cards with an extra suit of picture cards. These extra cards did not take as their theme any occult philosophy, or magical symbols, but rather a Christian triumph procession. Hence their early name of trionfi, meaning triumphs and from which we get our word trump. It was the invention of tarot that marked the invention of trumps in card games. And for 350 years this was all they were used for - games.
Granted, some of the cards look mysterious to us, and perhaps not Christian at all. But our first clue that this is not the case is that the games of tarot spread throughout Europe, were played openly, and without opposition from the Church all through the counter-reformation! Indeed, there are cases of tarot being except from bans on playing cards because of their association with the aristocracy.
The problem is that we are looking at the images through modern eyes and with a vision already coloured by what we call legitimately call occultist propaganda. If we look at the cards in context of the time and place of their origin we get another picture. Here's an example. First, The Female Pope looks clearly heretical to us today - and occultists often cite the card as a reason for the Church's opposition to tarot (an opposition that didn't exist). However, looking at Christian art in 15th century Italy, we find that it was a common figure, used in religious art to represent such things as The New Covenant and The Virtue of Faith. No mystery, no heresy, no religious opposition!
It was in the late 18th century that a Parisian occultist first picked up the cards and, ignorant of their true origin, invented one about their being from Ancient Egypt and having use for fortune telling. For about 100 years, these ideas were limited to just France but at the end of the 19th century, British occultists imported them to the English speaking world - where we have bought it all, hook, line, and sinker. Sad.
Tarot has no occult origin, it is a pack of playing cards and nothing more. Opposition to tarot per se would be like opposing tea leaves because some fools try to see the future in them. I'm sure you wouldn't suggest that we should all stop drinking tea, would you?
I would suggest that, rather than opposing the cards, you should focus you attention on opposing the myths. Expose the frauds and lies and play the games instead - the rest of Europe has continued to the play the games to this day!!!
No. Tarot decks appeared at about the same time as 52 card decks. Tarot is a gambling game, it is still played a lot in mediterranean countries, it is played for money and is a bit like Rummey and a bit like bridge. It is played fast, often in bars.
The cards the French bar flies play with do not have the weird imaginative pictures on. The 'Grand Arcana' is just a trump suit.
Stars if you are a Christian then the Occult is forbidden to you.
If you continue with Tarot cards it means you at the same time separate your self from fellowship with Jesus.
Chuck them away is my advice.
You are correct, tarot cards in Christianity is a form of witchcraft which is spoken against in the Bible. That is really impressive that you would do that for God! I give you a lot of credit.
Yes. The cards are of the occult.
they are dark. i learned about this. anything to do with physcics, superstition, etc. is not on God's side of things, so you are very smart to stay away from all of that. (and yes! it does matter!!)
Think what you want. I still enjoy great success and fulfillment from my tarot cards. If you're going to stop using them, at least give them to someone who will and don't throw them away or anything.
In Christianity, everything else are consider evil.
Don't tell me you don't know.
it isn't mentioned in the bible but in a way they can lead you away from God. So follow your heart. Good Luck and God Bless.
The 'motives' behind them are! (Deuteronomy 18:9-12.) <')))><
I think they are considered witchcraft.
I stay away from tarot cards too (and so should everyone, it's not just a silly game.)
Yes, they have nothing to do with God or his spiritual power. You should stay away from them.
You are right they are not of God.
Any type of fortune telling is said to be of the Devil.
Remember Miss Cleo? A lot of Christians gave her a lot of crap,
Touching them? Not so much. Using them? Don't
You are right.
doesn't matter. it's the intent with which you use them that has to do with god. are you trying to 'conjure' something dark? tarot cards are a tool of the clairvoyant (which isn't a bad thing...they're all over the bible) that shows them the future/fate/god's plan for a person.
do you want to writhe in the eternal torments of hellfire too like the muslim lady who wanted to be... wanted to be... o.m.g.
Saddo, astrology & other means of divination & prediction have been around a LOT longer than christianity, get over yourself will you?....
is peanut butter the devils work also?????
If, you just became a Christain, are sure this is the religion you want? Yes, they are of the devil, but you believe in them, I think that's what you should believe in.
Ignorant fundies are so afraid of life. It is so sad.
Tarot are not evil, but I don't think they are accurate either.
They are simply pieces or cardboard with pictures on them. No different to a newspaper or a birthday card.
This is the reason I LEFT Christianity. (wiccan now)
i thought they were made of plastic or paper.... of the dark? are you for real? lulz
tarot cards are a kids toy