A concerned Christian cannot help but wonder why anyone would ever resort to séances, mystical crystals, fortune-telling, and astrology when they could simply entrust their present and future to God.
World-renowned evangelist Billy Graham explains that some people become deeply involved in occult practices and mystical beliefs because of a "deep spiritual emptiness" in their soul, pushing them to try and fill that empty space with all the wrong things.
"And at the moment she may think her spiritual hunger is being satisfied. But in reality it is not, as she will eventually discover," Graham writes for The Kansas City Star.
"In our frantic search for happiness and peace, we seek all kinds of ways to fill the empty place in our souls: possessions, entertainment, sex, drugs and alcohol, relationships, even the occult," he writes. "For a time these may seem to satisfy our inner spiritual hunger, but eventually they all fail."
Even the Bible verse Isaiah 29:8 says "a hungry person dreams of eating, but awakens hungry still."
Graham says the only way people can find fulfillment is through God.
"The reason is because God put that empty place in our souls, and only He can truly fill it. And He will, as we turn to Him and receive Jesus Christ into our hearts. He alone has the power to forgive us and cleanse us, and He alone has the right to make us His sons and daughters," says Graham.
The evangelist hopes people have already put their lives into His hands. For those who have not, Graham prays that their resistance and pride will dissolve so Jesus can open their hearts and minds to the truth. "In Him alone we have the 'knowledge of the truth' (Titus 1:1)," says Graham.