As a theologian, I am contented that God has good plans for my future, so I do not worry about that. Recently, I came across an article about tarot card reading and how one can know their future through these cards.
I became interested in knowing more and what the Bible says about them. I then decided to conduct deep research to understand the origin of tarot cards and whether they are evil.
I used different books and articles to do my research. I also consulted with different clergies to get their opinion on the topic and be informed on the stand of the Bible on tarot cards.
Last week, a member of my online forum wanted to know what the Bible says about tarot cards, as another inquired if tarot cards are evil.
From my research and consultation with the clergy, I took the opportunity to explain my findings. I also saw it better to come up with this article and share my knowledge on this topic with anyone looking for answers.
So, are tarot cards evil?
Although the Bible does not directly talk about tarot cards, various scriptures talk about divinations and other practices, such as sorcery and necromancy, which are linked to tarot card reading. For instance, Leviticus 19:26 warns against practicing any divination or seeking omens.
So, I invite you to join me until the end as I explore more about this topic. I will discuss what the Bible says about tarot cards, what the Catholic church says about tarot cards, and what religion tarot cards come from, among other exciting topics.
What does the Bible say about tarot cards?
There is no scripture in the Bible that directly addresses tarot cards. However, the reading of tarot cards can be categorized into many parts, including divination, sorcery, and necromancy, things which the Bible has spoken about.
In Leviticus 19:31, God warns the Israelites against turning to mediums or seeking out spiritists, for these evil practices will defile them.
The Bible also warns us against practicing divination, telling fortunes, or interpreting omens, as recorded in Deuteronomy 18:9-12. The purpose of going to a tarot reading is to learn about your future, a thing the Bible warns against.
The Bible also states in Revelations 21:8 that those who involve themselves in evil practices, like those who practice magic arts, will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning Sulphur, meaning that their eternal destination is hell.
What does the Catholic church say about tarot cards?
The Catholic church does not support reading tarot cards, as it believes the act is not godly. Catholics believe that seeking to know your future is not trusting in God, his words, or promises in your life, and therefore disobeying him.
The catholic church further suggests practicing tarot reading is going against the greatest commandment, which calls Christians to love the Lord their God with all their soul and mind, as stated in Matthew 22:37-38.
The Catechism of the catholic church #2116 also addresses divination, stating that all forms of divination should be rejected.
It also warns against consulting palm reading, astrology, and horoscopes, as these acts contradict the respect, honor, and fear believers owe to God alone.
The Catholic church believes that only God should and knows our future, and it should remain that way.
Catechism of the catholic church #2115 encourages believers to put themselves confidently in the hand of God and trust his providence for whatever concerns their future.
What religion do Tarot cards come from?
Tarots are not associated with any religion. They are believed to have been invented in Europe in the 14th century to play a game.
The tarot cards game became common in Italy and France until tarots started being associated with divination in the 18th and 19th centuries. It is suggested that different religions have adopted tarot card reading and are fully practicing it.
Among the religions practicing this includes the Wiccan, New Age, and the Page Age.
Why do people believe that tarot cards are demonic?
Some people, especially Christians, think that tarot cards are demonic because they do not involve the power of God. As seen earlier, tarot card reading is the practice of trying to tell someone’s future using certain spiritual powers.
The Bible clearly states that no one can tell their future except God, meaning that the tarot card readers do not use the power of Go to tell people about their futures.
Other people also believe that tarot cards are demonic because they are associated with witches and sorceries, people who use the power of darkness to perform their magic.
Can you have a tarot card reading as a Christian?
The Bible also reveals in Ecclesiastes 7:14 that no one knows anything about their future, meaning that only God knows about the future of his people and not other human beings.
Christians who seek to know their future through tarot reading may be negatively affected, as they may think and worry about what they were told about their future instead of believing and trusting God for a better future.
God reminds us in Jeremiah 29:11 that he knows his plans for us, the plans that will make us prosperous and give us hope and a future.
As a theologian, I have always been curious to learn more about the Christian Faith. That is why I pursued a Certificate in Christian Studies, Certificate in Christian Foundations and a Masters in Theology. I also have an immersive experience in editing for numerous websites. I have worked as an editor for over a decade and am currently the editor-in-chief at Christian Faith Guide. I enjoy working as an editor and feel privileged to share my expertise and help spread God’s word. You can read more about me on the about us page.