She should have known – pt. 1


"Good morning, ma'am. I've been trying to reach you for some time, but you don't have an answering machine, and..."

"No, I can't have one."

"...and I understand you are interested in starting a home-based business."

"I already have one."

"Oh really?"

"Yes, I'm a psychic."

"I see."

"That's why I can't have an answering machine. 'Cause people would think I'm a fake."

"That would be a problem, all right. So, you're a psychic, huh? How many children do I have?"

"I have two."

"No, how many do I have?"

"I don't work for free."

"Well, is there any advice you could give me for free?"

"Yeah. I'd advise you not to call me." *Click*

A conversation like this actually happened recently. I think she could have an answering machine message like this: "Hi, I knew you were going to call. Say nothing. Just concentrate on your message and phone number, and I'll call you back when I return to my body from the astral plane."

This may be quite effective with callers unfamiliar with "Caller I.D."

The Bible is unmistakably clear in its condemnation of all forms of fortune-telling. We'll go over the details in part two. For now, it's enough to point out that psychics don't know what they claim to know. They can't pass the Deuteronomy 18 test:

    If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him [or her] (Deut. 18:21-22).

(More in part two.

—Steve Singleton