God told Lakara Foster, above, that in order to prove that there’s life after death, he needed a medium to put folk in touch with their dearly departed.
And he could not have chosen a more qualified psychic than Foster for the Pentecostal Vision Church of Atlanta. For she holds a Doctorate of Ministry from The Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia for her impressively titled thesis Every Good and Perfect Gift Is From Above (James 1:17): Making The Case for the inclusion of Psychic Mediumship among the Spiritual Gifts of the Modern Church.
“Dr” Foster is also the creator and star of the YouTube Series, The Gift, a series that follows her life as a medium, minister, and spiritual teacher.
Foster said she asked God why He gave her the ability to talk to the dead. She believes God gave her a clear answer.
God said, ‘I promise my people eternal life. How will they know if I kept my promise if the medium doesn’t demonstrate the gift?’
I’ve been sent to the people that I’m supposed to connect with and give these readings to because really it’s about closure, healing, and peace … My doctoral work is based on James 1:17 which says, ‘Every good and perfect gift is from above.’ Meaning that all of our gifts are good and the universe is not going to be our moral compass for us to decide to use those gifts for good or for evil, you decide that.
Lakara also has an interest is African spiritualism and hopes to bring that to Christianity.
I really wanted to understand my gift from the intersections of Afrocentrism and Christianity, and why the church believes this gift shouldn’t be considered a spiritual gift among those listed in the Bible.
Christian site CBN News, founded by the deranged Pat Robertson, above, is less than impressed with Foster’s appointment, saying:
The Bible does not consider conjuring up spirits a spiritual gift. In fact, God warns the children of Israel in Deuteronomy not to get involved in the pagan practices of conjuring up the dead.
When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord.” (Deuteronomy 18:9-12 NIV)
In Leviticus, God issues a similar warning.
“I will set my face against the person who turns to mediums and spiritists to prostitute himself by following them. I will cut him off from his people.” (Leviticus 20:6).
And Acts 16:16-19 tells of a woman who was a fortune-teller, but she could only do it because she was possessed by a demon.
Robertson offers this perplexing reason for his opposition to the appointment:
The word psychic comes from the Greek word psuke, which means soul. These are people who have soulish impulses that come primarily from demon spirits. That’s where all this comes from. There are some people who have a natural psychic feeling, but a prophet is hearing from the Spirit of God. The Spirit of God touches the spirit of man, whereas demonic forces do not touch your spirit.
What they do is touch your soul. The apostle Paul said the psuke man cannot receive the things of the Spirit of God.