Back in May I was doing a random Google search, the exact topic of which I forget but it was something to do with mediumship. A blog post by a psychic medium named Blair Robertson came up in the search results and it caught my eye so I read it. I link it here in case you want to read it:
The Truth about God and Mediums
Blair has, as of this writing,186 comments under that article. Four of these comments refute what Blair says is the truth about the Bible and mediums and, to his credit he has chosen to publish those comments (important note: he has to approve all blog comments before they are posted).
The rest of the comments - 182 of them - praise Blair for 'speaking the truth' in this article, agree with what he has written, tell him how awesome he is, denigrate 'so called' Christians, call Christians holy rollers, hypocrites and religious zealots, and make various (and unfortunately totally erroneous) statements about what is OK with and who Jesus is. It's quite apparent that Blair's fans are rallying to support his interpretation of scripture.
Now you would think that someone stepping out with such authority on his blog as to what the Word of God is saying about mediumship would welcome a discussion on the topic, especially since he asserts himself with such certainty and confidence in his interpretation.
That just makes sense, right? Why would he shy away from discussion on this topic?
After all he makes some pretty definitive statements about the Bible, Jesus and in characterizing Christians. Here are a few excerpts that I quote directly from his article:
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There are so many things from a Biblical perspective that are totally wrong with what Blair is saying in the above statements that it would take a very long article to address them all. I'm not going to get into that here.
But please do notice the objective and fair way that he refers to Christians using statements such as "religious folks who attempt 'Bible Quote Kung Fu'", "bible thumpers lose their minds", and "a complete meltdown with the Bible slinging hypocrite".
Not very respectful way to talk about Christians. Or anyone for that matter. Perhaps it is the case that Blair has only crossed paths with nasty people who identify as Christians. Whatever the case may be Blair has certainly chosen not to take the high road here. At least not from what I read.
Anyone who wants to use the Bible as their source of truth needs to have READ the Bible, have some understanding of it and take GREAT CARE with their exegesis of it. (Exegesis is a fancy word for interpretation).
It takes many years of study to become anywhere close to speaking with the level of confidence that Blair exudes and asserts in his own exegesis of the scripture he is pointing us to.
Furthermore a person who is trying to interpret a Bible passage would do well to use a little wisdom and seek guidance from someone who really knows the Bible to see how his or her interpretation (in this case Blair's) stands up rather than making assumptions and stretching and pulling the scripture to fit what he or she wants it to mean with a 'case closed, discussion over, that's what it means' attitude.
Blair is so confident that he makes a definitive statement: (and I quote him) "It can only mean one thing: Jesus himself was a medium." while criticizing those who disagree with him and try to point him to other places in the Bible that refute his interpretation (and I quote him) "Of course, this is where the bible thumpers lose their minds. They'll come back with dozens of quotes to argue against it.".
I wonder if Blair's confidence arises from many years reading and studying the Bible?
If it does then he would surely know this verse in Psalm 34:13
"Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies."
And this one from Psalm 4:24:
"Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips."
I disagree with how Blair has handled the Matthew 17 scripture so I decided to respond to his blog post. And, because I'm not a nasty, horrible Christian I respectfully expressed my disagreement.
This is what I wrote:
I stumbled upon this post through a random Google search and it caught my eye. I thought I’d pop in to add some more context for that Bible verse that you are working with here and to add a few comments of my own.
In referring to Matthew 17 you say "Think about it. It can only mean one thing: Jesus himself was a medium.”
First let me quote that verse here so people reading this can see what it says. It’s important to always quote what the Bible is saying rather than paraphrasing the things we have read. That way we have the accurate words of the Bible which speak for themselves.
But first let me share that I am a Christian and I read and study the Bible on a daily basis, which is imperative for anyone who wants to know what’s actually in there and use it to prove things to others. Paraphrasing verses out of the bigger context of the Bible doesn’t provide the deeper truth that lies therein. Taking a few words here and there then drawing grand conclusions, especially when we are attempting to guide, teach or convince others in some way, is not a good thing to do.
So here goes: This is from the New International Version. And I’m going to give you more of the verses so that we can see the broader context:
“After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John, the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as the light. Just then appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.
Peter said to Jesus, ‘Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters - one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.
While he was speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!’ “ Matthew 17:1-5
The one very important thing that this event is revealing is that Jesus is the Son of God. We are seeing Jesus in all his glory here. That ‘one thing’ as you say is not that Jesus is a medium. See the difference? Out of context or paraphrased that most amazing revelation to Peter, James and John on that mountain, that Jesus is the SON of God, would be missed. Or misinterpreted or misunderstood. Notice, too, that Jesus is joined by two very important men of the Bible in Moses and Elijah. This, too, is very significant.
I highly doubt that those three apostles descended the mountain after that saying “Wow… God is revealing to us that Jesus is a medium!”
You are absolutely correct when you say that this is a ‘massive Bible moment’. It is indeed. Jesus did this most amazing event exactly ONCE. It was a unique event in the gospels and is also recorded in the gospels of Mark and Luke. Jesus did not announce it to anyone and it was never repeated. So when you note that it is a massive Bible moment, I am in full agreement with you on that! Which makes it a very very special event, indeed. It may seem OK to take it out of context and use it as confirmation that Jesus is a medium and so mediumship is being blessed in the Bible. But that would be, well, just wrong.
You’d need to find other clear and direct verses in the Bible where Jesus performs mediumship in front of his disciples the way he demonstrated miracles to large groups of people who were following him, showing them that mediumship is, indeed, OK to practice. That it was, indeed, something that Jesus actually did. Then you'd have a solid argument for your position.
This, however, doesn’t happen in the Bible. Jesus does not do this. You don’t have to believe me, you can simply read the Bible to see if you can find these events for yourself. And if you did find them you could then quote directly from the Bible, chapter and verse, to support your claims about mediumship. That is the right and respectful way to use the Bible. Especially if you are wanting to share the truth about mediumship in the Bible, which is what you are claiming that you want to do.
So I just wanted to add this to the discussion, because it is very important. Especially if you want to use the truth of the Bible to demonstrate that mediumship is ok to practice.
I hear you on the ‘bible thumpers’ quoting verses out of context. That can be very annoying and frustrating. That is why it behooves those of us who want to use the Bible to support our claims to read the whole thing in order to see the story unfold from start to finish so we can gain deeper understanding what it is that God does want for us and why there are many things that he does not want us doing or engaging in.
In closing I want to say that this is what I have been doing. I used to practice mediumship. Through gaining a deeper understanding of the Bible by continuing to read and study it, I have walked away from mediumship, because I now know that it is not OK with God. And that did not come by taking a Bible verse here or there out of context. It came from reading the whole darn thing! Oh and I don’t belong to any religion, either. I am spiritual, not religious. Just like you. :)
Blair has chosen to moderate all comments that are on his blog, a practice I wholeheartedly agree with, as I do it myself. Moderation allows blog owners to choose not to post disrespectful comments, comments that use profane or foul language, comments that are way off topic, inflammatory or spam.
I wrote and posted my comment sometime in May. A couple of weeks later I checked back in with the blog post to see if Blair had, perhaps responded to my comment. I discovered that he had not yet posted my comment.
So I waited a couple of days then checked back in again. I saw that a couple of new comments had been posted since my last check in. This was a good sign because it meant that Blair was reading and approving comments for this post.
I checked in again, now about six weeks later. My comment still had not been approved for publication. So on June 29th I followed up with another blog comment asking him why.
Here is what I wrote:
I posted a comment on this post “The Truth About God and Mediums" sometime back in May 2019 providing more context for the Bible verses that you are using in order to defend and validate your position on mediumship.
I've noticed that you have posted other comments since that time. You seem to have have chosen, thus far, not to post mine.
I find that interesting. Why would that be? Was my comment disrespectful to you or anyone else or inflammatory in any way?
If I am jumping the gun here and it really is your intention to post my comment but you've not had time in your busy schedule to do so please forgive me. I'll just keep checking in to see if it gets posted at a later date.
Please feel free to email me directly with a few words as to why you chose not to post my comment and where, perhaps, I have breached your comment guidelines or was offensive in any way in expressing my thoughts and take on those verses re: mediumship. I would welcome that. Clarity on your guidelines and what you allow and don't allow in blog comments would be helpful and appreciated.
I notice that you sign off your blog posts with "love and light". I'd 'love' if you could bring some 'light' to why you have not included my comment on your blog. :)
I can be reached at (my personal email was inserted here)
Subsequent visits to his website after sending this second comment to Blair have revealed that neither of my comments has been posted to this blog article as of October 2019.
I am left wondering why Blair has chosen not to post my original comment?
Perhaps he's not as Biblically confident as he tries to appear and is afraid to try to defend his position with scripture?
Perhaps he knows that he is not actually able to defend his assertion about mediumship Biblically and is unwilling to engage in a conversation that would reveal his ignorance to his reading audience.
Or worse, maybe he knows that he is wrong and is intentionally misleading and deceiving people. (Goodness I hope not... I actually don't believe that he would intentionally do this.)
Maybe he just doesn't like talking with level headed Christians.
Perhaps it is simply that once the TRUTH is revealed there is nothing more to say as in when Jack Nicholson's character in A Few Good Men says "You can't handle the truth."
Or, more importantly, as God says in the Bible:
“How many times shall I make you swear that you speak to me nothing but the truth in the name of the Lord?” 1 Kings 22:16
"...that your words may be tested, whether there is truth in you." Genesis 42:16
But Blair uses the Bible to prove the truth so he would know those verses, too. He says so in his blog post title.
After posting this blog - my own here - I sent Blair another comment on that blog. This is it:
Clare here again. I have written a blog post about my experience of commenting twice on your blog and you're choosing not to post my response to your "The Truth About God and Mediums" blog post.
You can find both the blog post and the podcast at:
You are very confident in your interpretation of the Bible with regards to mediums and mediumship.
You also demonstrate a desire to validate mediumship by using the Bible, the Word of God.
I cannot find anywhere in the Bible where mediumship is validated, in fact quite the contrary, I only see that mediumship is what God calls an 'abomination', and that it is not at all validated in the Bible.
I invite you to prove me wrong using the Bible. Dig into the Word and pull out passages and scriptures in which God and / or Jesus actually validate mediumship.
I'll happily engage in a level headed conversation with you. I'd love to get to the bottom of this, because I don't believe that it is your intention to mislead people.
The good news is that if validation of mediumship is actually not in the Bible it then frees you up to say "Ah to heck with it, I like being a medium anyway. I don't need God's approval."
However you do display a desire to prove mediumship Biblically, to believe and assert that you know the "The Truth about God and Mediums" and a confidence that you can and as I've just said, I have to believe that you would rather get to the truth than intentionally mislead people.
Let's have a discussion.
PS: If I hear from Blair Robertson I will let y'all know!
People in the New Age - and, even many folks who are not in the New Age - are often very, very confused as to who Jesus Christ REALLY is.
That's because there is a lot of deception about who Jesus is, propagated by good people who mean well, especially in the New Age.
Jesus Christ IS NOT:
Jesus Christ is THE ONLY Son of God - THE ONE AND ONLY God of the Universe. The only place you will learn about who Jesus Christ really is and what He did to secure your salvation and give you the gift of eternal life with God is… in the Bible.
Let me repeat: the Bible is the ONLY place you will learn the TRUTH about Jesus Christ.
You won’t learn the truth about Jesus in a book by Deepak Chopra.
Or because of something Oprah said.
...Or something your New Age teacher said.
Or in an elaborately produced, slick movie on Netflix. (wow... look at those sparkly blue eyes and that blond shoulder length hair... how dreamy…)
Or in a YouTube video about Jesus.
Nope. Only the Bible holds the TRUTH about Jesus Christ.
Why? Because the Bible is God telling you directly through His Word everything you need to know about everything in life, including (and most especially) Jesus Christ.
In fact… Jesus Christ is the ENTIRE reason for the Bible. (Little known fact there for you…)
Does it make you feel uncomfortable when you read what I've just said about Jesus?
If so, perhaps it is time to ask yourself why.
Because resistance and discomfort is really, really useful information.
People who want to grow in truth take the time to inquire into a negative, uncomfortable or resistance response when they hear the name ‘Jesus’ to try find out why.
Meet the REAL Jesus
Many people want to read the Bible.
But... they don't know where to start.
Because it seems like such daunting task. There's a lot of pages in that there Bible. And that is rather intimidating.
I've been there.
And that's why I'm here for you.
Even if you’ve had only one brief fleeting thought that has said “Read the Bible” … that, my friend is God speaking to you.
Yes, that ONE and ONLY God of the Universe.
I am now offering a 30 (or 60) day day journey through the Bible with me as your 1:1 mentor, reading buddy, Bible reading friend.
We’re going to crack open that book with the uppercase words “HOLY BIBLE” stamped on the front.
We will walk together through the New Testament in an easy to read translation. You’ll complete a manageable and brief reading assignment each day (or every second day if you choose the 60 day program).
We'll share our thoughts and insights about what we've read with each other.
I’ll be right there with you every step of the way.
Reading the word of God is the only way to learn about the word of God.
Discovering Jesus in the Bible is one of the most amazing journeys you will ever take. It’s a journey that could very well change your life. And your afterlife.
Let's crack that Bible and discover our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ... together.
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Here is Part 1 of this two part blog post series if you'd like to start there.
Whenever I share my born again in Christ testimony I am repeatedly asked two questions:
1. How do you know that you encountered the real Jesus / God?
2. Why did you give up mediumship just because you met Jesus?
I actually love getting these questions because they tell me two very important things about the people asking them:
1. That they know that God exists.
2. That they know that there are false gods.
Both are a very very good thing.
When asked these questions I have no need to become defensive around the fact that I know the one true God. Why?
Because it’s not up to me to prove to anyone who the one true God is.
That is the one true God’s job.
I can simply share the story of how I came to know God.
But first let me say that, though I would love nothing more than for all of you who practice mediumship, do channeling or any other kind of deceptive New Age stuff, for every single one of you to come to know the real Jesus, I am not deluded enough to think that will happen for you by listening to one of my podcasts or by reading one of my blog posts.
New Age deception runs very deep and is very difficult to part with. Mediums, psychics, channelers and other New Agers work long and hard to bring themselves to a place of trusting their experiences with the so-called spirit world etc. so they are not willing to let that all go easily.
New Age deception also includes notions and beliefs fabricated and concocted to confuse us about Jesus Christ, presenting Him as, for example, an “anything goes, cuddly, all loving Christ consciousness” and God our Father as a “non-personal, ill-defined love and light, source energy.”
Or worse yet the deception extends as far as to assert that each of us IS god. That we are divinely perfect beings who create our own realities.
Few New Agers ever really question these notions or try to discern where and who they came from and, instead swallow them hook, line and sinker. Mostly because these beliefs make them ‘feel good’ and fill a need for everything to do with Jesus and God to be all-embracing, all-accepting and all-loving of everyone and everything. If it ‘feels good’ it must be true! Why would I question an image of god that gives me carte blanche to do whatever I want, or suggests that I am, myself a god who can create my own reality, thank you very much.
Believe me I know because I bought into these notions and beliefs without questioning them for years.
It was when I began to question that things changed for me.
Maybe you’re reading this because it is time for you to question the New Age false doctrines and what you assume is the source of your guidance, support and protection. Perhaps it's time for a little discernment?
Personally... I’d love for you to see the truth and be set free. Your afterlife depends on it.
Back to my story….
Though I had been feeling a pull, as to were, from God for a couple of years, it was once I began reading the Bible that an acceleration occurred within me. It was then only a matter of months before I had my born again experience (that is what Christians call it when we come to Christ- being born again in Christ) and with that event came a gift of being able to see through the deceptions perpetuated by the New Age movement.
The Bible is the supernatural word of God. It is the infinite and the eternal distilled down into words. God is talking directly to you from infinity. Why do you think that God’s enemy, Satan does everything he can to influence you away from the Bible? To make you question and deny it’s accuracy and authenticity? To shed doubt at every turn on the truth of the word of God?
Because the Bible aligns you with a truth so profound and so powerful that it cannot be denied.
The Bible is the WORD of God. I know, I’m repeating myself but it bears repeating.
How do we know this?
Because the Bible tells us so. On every page, in every book, chapter and verse we are face to face with the truth of God’s existence.
The Bible is rife with of evidence and confirmation of God’s sovereignty, power, omniscience, faithfulness and love.
In addition to which…
It isn’t only the Bible that is a revelation of God.
God has so clearly revealed himself in nature through his supernatural being made both manifest and visible through the things that are made and that knowledge that God reveals is not just out there objectively for all of us to read or misread but so that that message, implanted in nature gets through so that we all will know, in fact, that God exists.
To put it bluntly there is no excuse.
You already know that God exists. That is not your issue. Your issue around the existence of God is a moral one not an intellectual one.
People don’t want to acknowledge the one true God revealed in the Bible because they don’t like what he has to say. It offends them. Like a teenagers who rebels against their loving father’s good advice for their best interests, they rebel against the true God of the Bible and replace Him with a god or gods that let them have it all their way.
Then then buy into the deception that this small ‘g’ god, (which is known as an idol), is the REAL God.
The only thing that will cut through this crap is meeting the real Jesus Christ. There is only one way to the one true God the Father and that is through Jesus Christ. “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
And the only place to meet the real Jesus Christ is the Bible. See a pattern here?
Once you meet Jesus Christ, believe in him, that he died on the cross for your sins and resurrected from the on the third day - just like it tell you to over and over again in the Bible - the veil of deception is lifted from you and you see the New Age for the Satanic garbage that it is. You realize that it is God ONLY that provides, not “the Universe” or “Source” or “the Divine”, or even “You” as god, and that everything the one true God does is for us and our own good, so, therefore, YES, there will be things that we won’t like about that and we’ll feel restrained, like teenagers who want to be able to do anything and everything they damn well please. We’ve been conditioned and deceived into thinking that we have been born into this world to call the shots and do exactly what we like.
Meeting Jesus Christ cuts through that bull-poop and offers you the one and only true awakening.
And there is only one way meet Jesus and that and it is through the Bible.
And your very life, salvation and your afterlife depends on it.
Everything else is nonsense.
I have no doubt whatsoever that I have met the REAL God. My God is unchanging, eternal, boundless, loving, sovereign, knows the beginning from the end and the end from the beginning. He always was, is and will be. He is the creator of heaven and earth and everything else that you can see. He has written the book that provides me with everything I need to know about Him, here and now at this time. He has shown me the way out of sin, corruption, confusion, despair and deception.
Can your god claim all of that? Can you as ‘god’ do all of that? Would you ever even try to go up against that?
So now to answer this question once and for all: Why did you give up mediumship after meeting Jesus?
Because I came to the one true God through my encounter with his son, Jesus Christ.
And the word of God - which is God himself speaking - tells me not to practice mediumship.
“Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft..” Deuteronomy 18:10
And for those who prefer their guidance from the New Testament:
“Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife . . . and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” Galatians 5:19-21
That’s pretty clear don’t you think? And, yes, mediumship and all things New Age fall into the both the idolatry and sorcery categories.
God is uncompromising. He doesn’t negotiate. What He says goes.
And that is good enough for me.
And because of my confidence that I know the one true God, I have been accused of being arrogant.
Let’s see now… I am submitting myself to the will of my loving God who created me while…
…most of you in the New Age think that YOU are the creator.
And I’m arrogant?
“You shall have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:3
But here’s the good news: You don’t have to take my word for it. In fact, you should not take my word for it.
You can get to know the one true God all on your own. You don’t need anyone else. No priest, no church, no religion, no intermediary, no teacher is needed.
Pick up the Bible. Crack it open and read.
That is all you need.
I'll be exploring topics such as Spiritual Warfare and delving deeper into the New Age in upcoming posts so stay tuned. Plus I'll have some interviews coming for you soon!
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Hi, I'm Clare!
I used to be a practicing psychic medium, mediumship teacher and new age blogger. That all changed when I was saved by grace through faith in Christ. Here is where I share the joy and freedom of the saving grace of Jesus Christ.