In fact, many Tarot readers consider themselves to be Christian. If you look closely at most Tarot decks, especially the Rider Waite Smith deck which is the most famous of all Tarot decks, you will recognise much of the symbolism. The art on many Tarot decks rely heavily on Christian symbolism.
Tarot cards are widely used for fortune telling and other occult practices, which most Christians consider to be sinful.
Tarot cards are not against God, in and of themselves. However, the practice of divining the future or past is against God’s commandments. So it’s all about what you do with them that makes them acceptable or unacceptable.
A common query we ran across in our research was “Is it okay to use tarot cards if you are religious?”.
Some authors claimed It probably depends on how you use the Tarot.
Are tarot cards good or evil?
Tarot cards are just a tool I use to have a conversation, like a mobile phone. Therefore, they cannot be good or evil, they are what they are: they are only cards. It is my intentions for them which matters. As a tool, you can use a toothpick for good things.
Are tarot cards considered occult?
Having a good reason for possessing Tarot cards, not involved with occult practices, is going to be looked on differently. The Tarot deck is in fact just a standard card deck from the 15th century, and only came to be associated with occultism in the 18C.
What does the Bible say about tarot cards?
Tarot cards are associated with divination and unlocking the secrets of the future by occult or supernatural means. Due to this association with divination, tarot is strictly prohibited in the Bible. God warned His people, the Israelites, against divination when they were on the verge of entering the Promised Land.
Another thing we asked ourselves was; what are tarot cards?
The tarot is a deck of 78 cards, each with its own imagery, symbolism and story. They were developed about 600 years ago for gaming. However, some mystics, psychics, and occultists began to use the cards for divination, and today the cards and the ability to “ read” them are seen as elements of fortune-telling.
Is there a god in tarot reading?
There is also a God who is personal and knowable. That same God created you as unique, special and eternal, and to have a relationship with Him. There is only one God in the entire universe. He has no part in tarot reading, and has warned against it (Leviticus 20:6).
Can a tarot reading lead you to evil?
By reading and analyzing the Bible, we can understand how a seemingly harmless tarot reading can actually lead one down a path of darkness and evil . What are tarot cards? The tarot is a deck of 78 cards, each with its own imagery, symbolism and story.