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2116. All forms of divination are to be rejected: recourse to Satan or demons, conjuring up the dead or other practices falsely supposed to “unveil” the future.48Consulting horoscopes, astrology, palm reading, interpretation of omens and lots, the phenomena of clairvoyance, and recourse to mediums all conceal a desire for power over time, history, and, in the last analysis, other human beings, as well as a wish to conciliate hidden powers. They contradict the honor, respect, and loving fear that we owe to God alone.

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

2. Why does man have a desire for God?

455. What does the fourth commandment require?

317. Who administers this sacrament?

437. What is the bond between the Decalogue and the Covenant?

287. Why is the Holy Eucharist the paschal banquet?

313. How was sickness viewed in the Old Testament?

507. What attitude should people have toward animals?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

The importance of hospitality and caring for others: The generosity of Tobias and his wife Sara.

How are God’s justice and mercy revealed in Isaiah? (Isaiah 58:1-14)

What does Baruch 6:2-5 teach us about the danger of trusting ourselves instead of trusting God?

The Light of the World: Jesus is the light that illuminates the darkness (John 8:12)

What is the image of God as shepherd in Ezekiel 34?

What is the importance of prayer and intercession in the Christian life, according to 1 Timothy 2:1-4?

What is the message of redemption present in the book of Abdias, specifically in Abdias 1:17?